You are a Professional Magician, known in many countries. You developed an unusual friendship with the billionaire Morley Walker Pearce after he invited you to perform at a party of his a few years ago.
Over the course of a year you quickly became close friends with Morley. He tells you about the interesting things in his life, and you tell him about your life. Morley even recommended an excellent Russian Doctor that you now regularly get treatment from (The Doctor).
One night after a few drinks, you reveal to Morley something you’ve never told anyone: all of your Magic Illusions were stolen, and you’re a complete fraud. Instead of comforting you, he laughs in your face.
From then on, any time you visited Morley, he joked about your “Tricks” and how he could so easily crush your public image if he wanted to. You always do your best to not let on that it bothers you. Last visit, Morley bragged to you that he had his own “Magic Trick” underway, and that he was going to purchase one of the lost Faberge Eggs in Russia. Illegally, of course.
Seeing an opportunity to get back at Morley for mentally torturing you, you decide to follow Morley to Russia (in your personal plane) and steal the Egg from him after he purchased it. You dress in all black with a mask, and wait for Morley in the hangar of his plane.
Right before Morley and his Pilot get back on the plane, you jump out of your hiding place and try to pull the boxed Egg out of Morley’s arms. Before he releases, his Pilot pulls out a pistol and shoots you in the chest.
After several minutes you regain consciousness and you think of the Russian Doctor. You manage to get yourself into his care, and he treats your wound. The gunshot miraculously missed all of your organs and bones, and you seem to be healing extremely quickly under the Doctor’s care.
The bastard (as you now come to think of Morley) schedules a meeting with you at 3:00 p.m. on April 1st. You consider going just so you can put your hands around his greasy throat, but instead decide to spite him and simply not show up.
Later, you hear in the news that Morley died on the day of your meeting…
[SEE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT]
Public Knowledge about you:
Famous Professional Magician. Close friends with Pearce.
(These will be on paper at the party. More instructions when you get there.)
– Illusions were stolen (fraud Magician). Pearce found out and held it over the Magician.
– Tried to steal a Faberge Egg from Pearce recently. (Failed)
– Was in Russia recently.
– Was shot recently
– Scheduled to meet with Morley Pearce on April 1st at 3:00 pm