December 30, 2000
The Bank Robbery - By Monokun
It was while he was walking down the street that Pilo realized his rent was
due, and that he had no money to pay it. "Aaah, I know what I can do to make
some money. Firstly I'll have to find someone who will help me with my plan."
Thinking of whom he could choose to help him he decided on Yestof. Yestof was
Pilo's best friend and always helped Pilo no matter how bad Pilo's schemes
were. It was convenient that Yestof wasn't very bright and therefore he was
often fooled by Pilo into helping him.
When Pilo reached the house of Yestof he entered without even knocking on
the door, "Yestof? Yestof where are you?"
"I'm in the kitchen, I'll be right out," came the reply.
When Yestof came out of the kitchen he looked at Pilo and noticed a very
mischievous look in his eyes, "What plan do you have today?"
"I have to pay my rent and I don't have any gold to pay. I have a plan to
get some money but I need your help," replied Pilo.
"If it is another of your stupid ideas I am not going to help you," said
Yestof in a hopeless tone of voice. He'd been on the receiving end of Pilo's
"This will be the last time I will ever ask you to help me with making some
money," said Pilo dismissively. "We won't need to make any more after this."
"What's your plan this time?" asked Yestof, his interest stirred.
"Well I was planning to rob the bank," answered Pilo.
"What? Are you mad? We don't even have a chance to rob the bank!" retorted
Yestof, his expression turning to despair.
"I have it all worked out, you see, first we go invisible, then we go inside
and cast a sleeping spell to make everyone fall asleep, then we steal the
money," said Pilo, his enthusiasm increasing as he spoke.
"It sounds like a good plan but there is no way in hell that I am going to
help you with this mission," answered Yestof, once again showing his experience
of Pilo's plans.
"Yestof we are guaranteed at least twenty million in gold, how can you miss out
on the chance to have more gold then the gods themselves," replied Pilo once
again, desperate to get Yestof's help and showing a lack of knowledge of divine
"Twenty million! That sounds interesting, are you sure about this sum of
money?" asked Yestof, his eyes getting a little bit wider with interest.
"Yes, well, I have got a black hole on me to fill up with as much gold as we
can," answered Pilo, smirking.
"Have you got a staff of sleep and a wand of invisibility?" asked Yestof, once
again having fallen under Pilo's spell.
"I have got everything. Does this mean that you will help me?" asked Pilo,
already sure of the answer.
"Yes I think I will, your offer is too good to refuse," replied Yestof.
"Yes! Lets go and do this before we lose the nerve," shouted Pilo, not
realizing that he had let his nerves take control.
Pilo and Yestof left immediately for the bank and in ten minutes time they were
standing outside the large stone building. Pilo raised his wand of invisibility
into the air and chanted a few words - the magic swelled from the wand and
enveloped both the rogues as they watched each other slowly disappear from
normal view. Yestof peered inside the bank and saw one guard and one cashier.
Beckoning to Pilo, Yestof whispered in his ear about the guard and that they
would have to be wary about him.
Pilo and Yestof walked to the bank and as soon as they got inside Pilo raised
his staff of sleep into the air. Chanting out a few words in the language
of magic, he nervously watched as the guard and the cashier fell asleep in
crumpled heaps. Yestof ran behind the counter and started to fill up the bag
with as much gold as he could.
Pilo who was keeping an eye out by the door for intruding adventurers, suddenly
saw the guard stirring. "Yestof, Yestof the guard is waking hurry up."
Yestof closed his bag and headed for the door when they suddenly heard the
guard raise the alarm. "Head for the portal," whispered Yestof to Pilo.
Sprinting to the portal across the busy courtyard Yestof saw some guards
heading for the bank but he didn't get too concerned. The spell of
invisibility still cloaked him and he felt quite confident.
Suddenly the guards changed direction and headed straight for Yestof without
him seeing them. Realizing too late his mistake Yestof turned around and
found the hilt from one of the guard's swords striking him in the middle of
his forehead, and then there was only blackness.
When Pilo reached the portal he looked around, but he couldn't find Yestof
anywhere. Realizing that something was wrong he decided to go back and look
for his friend. When he reached the fountain he looked around and saw two
guards surrounding Yestof and another one with his back facing him, heading to
the southwest and the courthouse. Realizing that Yestof was in trouble he
unsheathed his dagger and sneaked up upon the guards. Once directly behind the
guard he stabbed the one guard in the back, causing him to fall with a cry. He
then let go of the knife and kicked the other guard square in the face,
knocking him out cold.
Picking Yestof up and putting him on his shoulders he headed once again for
the portal. "Halt thief!" came a yell behind him. Not daring to turn around
Pilo ran as fast as he could, stumbling as an arrow struck his left thigh.
Blotching out the pain from his mind Pilo reached the Portal and headed for
Two days later Yestof woke up and found himself in a strange place. Looking
around quickly he noticed Pilo in a chair next to his bed, snoring. Wondering
where he was, Yestof woke Pilo up with a shake.
"Who's there? What's happening?" shouted Pilo in a frantic voice as he woke
"SHHH, it's just me," said Yestof trying to calm Pilo down.
"Aaah, I was wondering when You where going to wake up," said Pilo in a very
"What happened?" asked Yestof.
"The guards caught you and knocked you out," answered Pilo, "Where is the
"What! Don't you have the money?" shouted Yestof in a frantic voice.
"What do you mean? I thought you hid the money!" shouted Pilo, his voice
raising in pitch as his spirits sank.
"I had the money on me all the time, someone must have taken it when I was
knocked out," said Yestof trying to calm down.
"Wait a minute, I saw a guard with his back to me, heading for the portal,
he must have taken the money from you and ran," said Pilo, trying to remember
what had happened.
"PILO! You must be the dumbest guy I have ever known. How could we go through
all that for nothing? What a waste of time and effort," said Yestof near tears.
The two young adventurers later found out that the money was never returned
and that the sergeant of the city guards had suddenly gone missing, presumed
dead in the fight. The two thieves were less than happy with each other, but
the angrier of the two was Yestof. Never again would he follow one of Pilo's
sure-fire schemes, and this time he meant it...
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