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Raziel
07-09-2005, 05:05 AM
Today, as I reminisced about my criminal past and how I escaped from prison, I remembered a cellmate of mine who wasn't quite so lucky. His name was Diego Roman Riquelme. His crimes were more heinous than anything I dare mention. However, he was a good guy at heart, and all the evil deeds he commited, he did so for his widowed mother and young sister's sake. When I was still in prison with Riquelme, I recall him writing a letter to his mother. It seemed very important, and he tried vigorously to get it delivered, but he never succeeded... at least not during the time I was there. Who knows... maybe the letter is still there in his cell. Riquelme, however, is surely dead by now.

I asked the citizens of the Archipelagos to help me find the letter. I would do it myself, but I am a fugitive, and showing my face in that prison would cost me my freedom. I offered a reward and several people went out to find the prison, and more importantly, the letter. One person reached the prison, but in Riquelme's cell he only found a locked bag made of reinforced dragonhide. In faded black print on the bag was the name 'Riquelme.' (DarkGod), the person who found it, was puzzled, and brought it to me. I picked the lock and found the letter indeed. Here is how it read:

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My dear mother...Alas the day has come when I must face death for the deeds I have commited. Do not grieve for me...for in life I was but a lowly scoundrel and heartless murderer. I know that I deserve this even in your eyes, sweet Mother. But a mother's love is eternal and unconditional, I know. Though I am what I am, you love and honor me as a son.
Mother, I have one last wish. In Bomboria I buried 5,000 platinum coins at the base of the well. I wish for you to dig them up and use them to provide a fit education for my dear baby sister Alicia. I realize it is not much, Mother. I'm sorry. I have the rest hidden with me inside the prison. If the guards found out they would take it for themselves. Would that I could find a way to send it to you.
Good bye.
-Diego Román Riquelme
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I asked the citizens for help once again. I asked them to go and find this buried loot and deliver it to Riquelme's mother. After a long search, a young lady named Yumi found and delivered it. Doņa Riquelme rewarded her and said this:

Is this from my baby? Thank you, Yumi. Oh, my... such a fine young lady deserves a reward. Here take these. I was going to make some earrings to sell in Bomboria Trade House, but you can keep them. Please, put them to good use, and thank you for your kindess! *sigh* I wonder how my baby is doing...


I could not tell her that her son was dead...However, thanks to the citizens, Doņa Riquelme can provide an education for her young daughter, Alicia.

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What's this? Diego Roman Riquelme is still alive...?

(To be continued)

Googi
07-09-2005, 06:01 AM
Haha, I set my nick to Doņa Riquelme and PMed Yumi saying, "Hi, I'm Doņa Riquelme. Can I interest you in a dubious charity to fund my daughters education?"