I was strolling through Trinsic,
casually making my way to the bank, when I noticed a familiar
site. The blue-armored figure of Sidney, the famous retired
tinker whose home was nearby, was making his way through town.
What was unfamiliar was the way in which he was hurriedly
moving about. Sidney is ordinarily a very calm, easy-going
man. I realized that something terribly important must be
on his mind, so I decided to conduct an impromptu interview
with him. Below is the complete, unedited transcript of the
conversation that ensued. I leave it to my readers to draw
their own conclusions.
Troy Lauder: Hail, Sidney! How goes?
Sidney: Very well, Troy. How are you? I'm in a bit of hurry, if you'll excuse me.
TL: Well, actually, that's what I was wondering about. You know that I have the
deepest respect for your personal life, but is there something that you'd like to share
with the citizens of Britannia, concerning the on in your life?
S: Hmm... Well, as I've told you before, I spend
a great deal of my personal time and finances seeking out
organized crime, so that they may be brought to justice.
I have some leads now, and I must head to Vesper
TL: Yes, we have talked about this once or twice. But what you've never made clear
is exactly why it is that you are so interesting in pursuing organized crime. Why is this
so important to you?
S: I have my own, personal reasons. But basically, it's my way of giving something
back to the community that has been so kind to me and has made my career such a rewarding
one for me.
TL: I see. Well, where did you acquire the information for this latest lead?
S: When I was out of town on some business, my good friend Roy, who also lives here
in Trinsic, and whom I think you've met before, heard some rumors about one of the crime
organizations that I've been tracking. He quickly gathered together a group of adventurers
to go and investigate. A difficult battle, a tragic one in fact, ensued. However, the
party recovered a wealth of information, and my gratitude goes out to them and Roy for all
of the hard work that they did.
TL: It's good to hear that there are people like that. So, what do you plan to do
when you reach Vesper?
S: The first matter of business will be to gather together a party to investigate
the leads that I have. Then, we will go and see what we can find... I apologize. I have
dallied for far too long. I really must be on my way. Good day.
TL: Thank you for your time, Sidney. Best of luck in your endeavors.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Monday, November 30th 1998