27 Last Seed, 3E330
What I drank from the potion healed me okay. I still had a gash from the stab wound but it was almost healed over. I ate some bread and water and set off back to Balmora. I was still very weak but I didn’t want to sit around any longer.
I arrived the next day. I received 4 lockpicks from Habasi. I didn’t have the strength to scream at her. She gave me another job, to find a bottle of Vintage Brandy in Ralen Hlaalo’s house. Simple. But first, I slept.
8 hours later I was good to go. I entered Hlaalo Manor and found Ralen Hlaalo dead. I spoke to one of his servants who said she saw the killer: a dark-elf with a red Mohawk, bonemold armor, and a Dwarven axe. I’d look for him myself. Before I left, I found the brandy on a wine shelf, swiped it and left.
Habasi gave me 1000 gold and promoted me to “Blackcap.” I took a day off from the guild and investigated the murder. I asked around the cornerclub and got several confirmations that it was a red-haird dark-elf who might be the killer.
I found the murder suspect, Thanelen Velas, at the Council Club. I questioned him and he said Nine-Toes, an argonian Blades member was the killer. Everyone in the Council Club confirmed this as well. They were covering up for Velas.
I stabbed Velas through the knee. He collapsed and I put my sword downward through his shoulder and into his chest, causing blood to spray all over myself and the walls. I watched the life fade out of his eyes, like he had with Ralen Hlaalo. I let him know I knew. By the time the club members found him, I was gone.
I had heard to speak to a Nileno Dorvayn about the matter at the Hlaalu Council Manor. He gave me 1000 drakes and said he would put in a good word for me if I wished to join House Hlaalu. I may later.
I returned home and went to bed.