Herbert Twelvetrees, a successful forester merchant, is hiring adventurers to perform a seemingly simple task. His aunt, Serene, recently died. In order to gain his inheritance, Herbert must go into her mansion and get the cat with the gold eyes. Herbert’s problem is that he has a strong fear of cats, and try as he might, he simply can’t bring himself to search the old lady’s house. Serena loved cats, and filled her house with strays. Herbert will gladly hire any number of adventurers to search his aunt’s house and bring him the cat with the gold eyes before midnight. In exchange, Herbert will offer each character a promissory note good for $100 in trade at any of his fine stores.
The characters must bring the cat to the High Judge’s mansion, where Herbert will be waiting with ‘the box.’ And they must hurry!