|YA Author Holly Black|
The library also has a secret passageway into the Mask family vault. Reed Mask, the clan accountant, has been using this passage to slowly but surely embezzle the family fortunes. She was passed over for leadership of the clan, and intends to run things into the ground for the current clan mother.
Reed Mask has the help of a household servant with this task: Reed holds the secret door open (so that it doesn't snap shut), while servant goes into the vault and removes coin. The servant also gets a cut, but no one has noticed yet that his clothes are getting finer. One of the Mask children has noticed the servant's nice new gold ring with the ruby gem...
This post was generated using Kevin Crawford's One Page tables for creating an Urban Palace and Building A Noble Clan from the forthcoming Spears of the Dawn RPG.