Behind his back

Rueful Axe on a table

Dear Mother,

J’Zhirr finds the wizard bent over an enchanting table. He is so engrossed with his labors that he did not hear this one sneak up behind him. This one can easily kill him but he takes pity on a father who is desperately seeking a cure for his daughter. So the wizard will live to see another day.

The Rueful Axe is lying on a table behind him. J’Zhirr carefully lifts the axe and is off before the wizard even notices that someone is in the room.