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The baron’s yearly feast was in full swing. A stage
set along the eastern wall sported an entire troop of
performers creating the lively tunes to which the
nobles of the kingdom danced. The food sat heaped
high on silver trays, enough to feed an entire village.
The king sat at the head of the massive table, goblet in
hand, in preparation of a toast. Amidst the noise and
celebration, the group of well-trained guards stood at
attention, all oblivious to the cloaked figure scaling
the outside walls. Like a shadow, still and silent, the
Striker slipped into the palace and waited. The baron,
his mark, would not live to see the rising sun.
Strikers are a select class of rogue who
specialize in the art of focused killing. These
individuals have the uncanny ability to move into
well-protected organizations, controlled territories,
and guarded strongholds undetected, all with the
intent of recovering stolen items (or some other
mission) typically assigned to them by their superiors.
Sometimes the Strikers are there because of personal
grudges or age-old vendettas against their people.
Some use their talents to become professional
thieves. Whatever their motivations, many that cross
these dangerous individuals never live to tell the
tales of their exploits.