Difficulty: Level 4 An upstart noble has declared his castle on the mountain to be a brand new kingdom. The rightful king's army is busy and can't get to it soon, so they've put up notice for adventurers to bring this noble in for treason.
NAME found the noble sitting in a chair in a library with his back to the door. As she/he crept across the room, stepping lightly between the books scattered on the floor, several arrows shot out from the bookshelves on both sides!
NAME dropped to the ground, her/his armor deflecting the lowest shots. Realizing the figure in the chair was probably a fake, NAME glanced around and spotted the short, spritely noble behind one of the bookcases. She/He sprang from the floor and knocked the bookshelves over, trapping the noble behind them. The king's official provided the promised reward, and the traitor got a fair trial.
Too late NAME dropped to the ground, and the arrows pierced her/him in several places. She/He struggled to her/his feet and spun the chair around expecting to arrest the noble. All she/he found was a hat and shirt stuffed with straw. Too tired and injured to continue the hunt, she/he took an ornate paperweight off the desk and returned to town.