Operation: Recovery of “The Black Heart”
I was assigned to a working group with two female elves. Gabriella is a well travelled and educated professional. Mel is a likeable and principled young mage.
We travelled to Constantinople and established a base of operations. Through quick research we were able to discover that traders from Karavan, including one or more mages, had been seen in the market. This is noteworthy so we chose to investigate. Mel was able to identify the mages with relative ease and it was agreed that Gabriella would approach them. She posed as a buyer while I made no efforts to conceal my nature as physical security and Mel hung back to cover us. The merchants were thoroughly convinced by her act and explained that they had already agreed to sell the item to representatives of the Mafia. They invited Gabriella to the meet, providing the time and location.
From here it should be a simple matter to retrieve the item from the Mafia representatives after the handover.