Gather round and this one will tell the tale of Furdas Dar, the greatest khajiit thief never known!
Furdas started his career as a young khajiit, just as most do, picking up small items here and there, things people had just left lying around and clearly had no use for, and stealing his meals from both suspecting and unsuspecting stallowners in the marketplace. He was a natural born thief from the start, so good that he never got caught, except for that one time when his paw got stuck in a pot of honey. But that's a tale for another time!
He then turned his hand to pickpocketing, which as we all know is a greater art than pilfering from stalls, yes yes! He thought he was being very careful, looking for the most likely prey, choosing for his first victim-to-be an elder gentleman khajiit. This khajiit looked very rich and prosperous, a heavy-looking coinpurse hanging from his belt.
Furdas stretched out his hand oh so quietly, knife at the ready. But woe! Furdas had not yet learned all the tricks of the trade! His knife was blunt! Remember this, kitlings, one of the first principles of any trade: keep your instruments in good order!
And so it was, that the elder khajiit gentleman felt the tug at his pursestring and with a speed surprising in one looking that age, grabbed young Furdas' wrist! Furdas struggled, but the grip was vice-like around his wrist. As Furdas stammered out an excuse, the elder gentleman, instead of calling the authorities, put a finger to his lips and told Furdas to follow. Furdas became curious and did follow quietly, until they ducked into an alley, at which Furdas feared for his life and started to struggle again, calling out for help. But the elder's fingers were like pincers around his wrist and he could not break free, no matter how hard he tried!
The elder khajiit told Furdas to be quiet and stop struggling, reassuring him that he was not about to kill him, which calmed Furdas a little, enough to make him curious again, so he did as he was told. It was then that the elder khajiit revealed his name to be Baan, claiming to be a con-artist and pickpocket extraordinaire! As if that was not enough, Baan explained that he was searching for a young apprentice to teach all he had learned of this fine art. Furdas was exactly what Baan was looking for.
Furdas could not believe his ears. Could this truly be the infamous Baan Dar? Furdas was a little suspicious at first, protesting it could not be true, but when Baan brought out Furdas' own coinpurse from a pocket inside his coat, Furdas' eyes bulged from their sockets and, spluttering, finally he accepted Baan's proposal. And that was the beginning of a long and fruitful career for the greatest thief never known. In time, Baan taught Furdas how to pickpocket, trick, lie, and con, and also how to enter into the most heavily guarded treasuries, including the Mane's own storehouse.
But that, my dear kits, is a story for another time!
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