Aye, I'm the one they call “Jacke”─though I'm surprised ye've heard o' me. Perhaps ye'd be good enough to tell me yer
name...along with that o' the kindly cove as told ye mine?
Ahhh! The famous Forename! Ol' Lonny Left-patch let you in, did he?
Hmmm... He can't throw a blade for shite, but that one eye don't miss naught when it comes to sizin' up a dimber colt for the stallin'.
Just one thing... You ain't a pirate, are ye?
Well, then, it's time ye was stalled to the rogue! Pull on yer best beater cases an' I'll swear ye in meself when yer ready.
Now, I could fill yer wattles with the storied history of our guild, but that's just whids an' wind. The most important thing─the only thing─we care about is gettin' the job done.
Now, most folk, an' I'm assumin' yer among 'em, know that not long after Limsa's foundin', the city was overrun by a motley collection o' pirates an' thieves.
But as wild as that lot were, it soon became clear that they'd all end up killin' each other if they didn't lay down a few rules─an unspoken code o' conduct, as it were.
One, ye don't bite the purses o' yer fellow Lominsans; two, ye don't rook a crew out o' their spoils; an' three, ye don't trade culls like they was chattel. I'll admit the finer points o' the code are a mite murky, but most agree on those three, at least.
Now, ye might be thinkin' none o' that amounts to a sack o' dilberries now the Admiral's outlawed piracy, but in the back alleys an' black markets where Merlwyb's grip ain't so tight, the code's still alive an' well.
An' just as the law is enforced by the Yellowjackets, the code is regulated by us rogues.
We go where the shadows are darkest, an' hand out justice to them as break the code. Some rum-soaked cove steals goods from the wrong cull, an' we steal 'em back. That's the job, my natty lad.
'Course, we don't hop the twig when bladework's called for, neither.
Ye'll see there's more to our daggerplay than just stickin' culls with the pointy end. We'll weaken a mark with poison, fade away an' strike in the darkmans─whatever it takes to get the work done.
? What do ye say to that? Got the guts to do a rogue's job?