Raal Tra'naHe is an older gentleman who carries himself with a full measure of dignity at all times. While he is a magician of some skill, he does not make public displays of his skill. Part of the reason for this is because he has focused his magical learning into information gathering spells and avoided combative, and showy, spells. He has had a life-long love of books and writings. This love translated into a studious youth, which led to becoming a magician. Since then he has continued to look to expand his knowledge, searching for extraordinary manuscripts. In fact, most of his wealth goes into acquiring old rare books. If the characters had one for sale he would definitely be interested in purchasing such a tome. However, he does not stockpile them and after reading them he will put them up for sale in his shop.
Adventure Ideas-Someone, the traveling merchant Red Beckert, has sold Raal Tra'na a fake rare book. The book is a complete forgery containing nothing of value. Raal paid a very good price for the book and he does not like being taken advantage of. However, he is not the sort to leave his shop, so he is looking to hire some adventures to get his money back or at the very least to beat some sense into Red Beckert. After all, Raal can't have people selling him fake books and thinking they can get away with it or else everyone will start to do it, and no one should be allowed to commit that sort of abuse to real information.
-Unknown to Raal Tra'na, he has been selling some of his special paper to The Strange, a guild of assassins. They have been using his paper as part of their system of message transfers (hit assignments, reconnaissance reports, etc) but the local authorities have been putting pressure on them so they have gone to ground. This means they have been making severe efforts to cover their tracks and Raal is on their list of loose ends that need to be closed...permanently. They have already made one failed attempt on his life and Raal's spells have confirmed his life is in danger. Unfortunately his spells have not revealed who is after him. Thus he is looking to hire some adventurers to find out who is trying to end his life.