Wake up on bottom shelf of linen cupboard (or corner of curtained alcove under stairs, or under Xyries' bed, or under randomly selected patient bed in the third-floor surgery). Commence careful listening for anything unusual in the immediate environment.
If no security concern is audible, dig out from under spare fleece blankets, silently emerge from cupboard and creep upstairs to surgery bathroom to perform daily ablutions. Xyries and Leon tend to use the second floor main restroom. Pause on the way to listen for either or both, thus determining whether they have left for work, are eating, or are sleeping in. If sleeping in, sneak in and visually assess cleric's general health. If pale, make mental note to tell Bearer.
First weapons check and maintenance.
Pause to listen again. Go downstairs for breakfast. If kitchen occupied, appear and quietly accept share from Leon or Bearer, who can reliably be depended on to make extra. If unoccupied, make sandwich from leftovers and eat on the way out.
6:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Rapid circuit of today's designated set of informants. The rota is not random, but it is very complex and difficult to predict, and on different days will be shifted to different times of day as well. Check various Orien Lightning Post boxes.
Random personal security check. Find unobtrusive spot, hide, watch back trail.
Search body for anything useful and toss down nearest sewer grate. Rapidly relocate to second hiding place. Treat any injuries with wand.
Settle into back booth at the Rusty Nail, the Wayward Lobster or another tavern (again, selected by rota) and wait a little for contacts and/or other informants. Drink hot chocolate, do second weapons check. Always offer to buy drinks for informants. Maintain good reputation for never poisoning them.
Acting on information received, silently search home of mid-level bureaucrat known to accept bribes for keeping guards away from certain brothel. Find pictures of bureaucrat with underage bugbears. Easily evade bored guards. Mail pictures to spouse via Orien Lightning Post. Check own messages again.
Second random personal security check. Results negative.
Arrange quiet conversation with frustrated guard on lunch break in guardhouse near certain brothel. Remain concealed throughout conversation. Change accent from thick Splinterspine Tenement Rat to flawless Stormreach Local.
Arrive early for meeting with special informant in sewers South of the Market Tent. Carefully examine environment for traps or hidden poisons. Results negative. Quietly apply blue whinnis-tipped dart to amateur necromancer down tunnel and drag unconscious body over driest areas possible back to meeting point. Prop neatly against wall.
Special informant appears. Greet and chat. Wait for informant to assess offering for concealed poison or other traps. Wait for informant to finish with and disintegrate now-deceased necromancer. Receive so-far accurate information on Marketplace cult cells, vaguer on surrounding area.
Special informant departs in cloud of bats. Stealthily but rapidly make way to brightly lit area aboveground.
Third random personal security check. Recognize tiny change in shape of shadow near stairs. Scold Shurjra Baen'rett for being a pain in the ass. Trade vial of oil of taggit for smaller vial of lotus extract anyway. Inquire after family. Receive sarcastic response. Grin and slip away while drow is too busy glaring to follow.
Random check on Kerta and Nuadia's residence. Watch for a while to determine if anyone else is watching.
Observe city guard raid on certain brothel. As expected, brothel keeper tries to slip away in the confusion. Quietly stab in the back of the skull, denude of magic artifact, and return to high vantage point.
Round up pair of very traumatized recent immigrant females hiding in brothel secret room and overlooked by city guard. Lead to Xyries Chorster's house for healing and assignment to safe quarters with former victims of same trade.
Accept sandwiches from Xyries. Retreat to one of several rooftops across street to observe the Chorster and Drake residences and their environs for any other watchers. Continue to plot how to circumvent pesky invisible guardian on Drake roof and regain supply of delicious mushroom soup.
Retreat to location within one block of bolt hole. Random personal security check.
Put fear of Host into young footpad with unusually good eyesight. Leave him with scar, determination to find better career.
Arrive bolt hole secret entrance behind rocks near Kundarak bank. Secure trapdoor, reset traps, and take much-needed nap on cot.
Phoenix Tavern. Stealthily assess current patrons and their activities. If no one familiar or able to detect self, buy drink and snack. If safe acquaintances, consider briefly socializing. If complex environment containing unknown quantities, buy drink through longstanding arrangement with Cog and listen in on as many conversations as possible.
Check one of several Lightning Post boxes. Make rounds of different set of informants, including feckless and "probably treacherous" Six cultist recommended by special informant.
Stealthily examine sewer location claimed by new informant as holding location for future sacrifices to the Mockery. Detect several traps and pack of alert wights and ghouls.
Traps disarmed. Quietly reset own traps in different locations between undead patrols.
Ghouls and wights running around at random, setting one another on fire. Remain hidden and watch. Previously concealed necromancer emerges with new informant, looking for source of the chaos.
Search bodies and acquire rings, currency, magic items. Use Bull's Strength potion. Make pile of remaining bodies and ashes near air shaft. Set on fire.
Find actual sacrifices a few yards away in a hidden room. Heal with wands and show way to surface.
Random personal security check. Results negative.
Stealthily re-enter Chorster residence. Greet Bearer in the third-floor surgery and report on cleric's apparent condition. Bearer indicates she is aware and situation is under control. Ask if result of continued proximity to Leon. Bearer gives firm negative, blames situation with recently-captured necromancer.
Shower in third floor restroom, personal grooming. Weapons and armor checkup and maintenance.
Obtain fuzzy blanket and hide under patient bed to grab few hours' sleep before next round of informant checks.