Four Men and a Camel
Transfer of the Pasha's Wealth
The late pasha Vera el Kuzmana’s estate manager had begun distributing the wealth she left behind in accordance with her will, immediately following her death. Most of her possessions were left to her less-than-beloved son Fitzwilliam Darsai, including the contents of the Kuzmana palace study.
Hearing of his mother’s death and knowing of the dangerous state which Calimport would be in, Darsai requested that the valuable items of the library be transported to his home in Keva immediately to avoid their potential destruction. Since the gates of Calimport were closed after the death of Kuzmana, commerce has essentially come to a halt. The pasha’s estate manager has decided to contract with a local caravan company to discreetly move the valuables out of the city and deliver them to Keva.
The caravan company Four Men and a Camel accepted the offer to travel to Keva with the pasha’s items. This carried extra danger as, aside from an unusually large large crate, the cargo consisted of rare and expensive books and texts from the late pasha’s personal library, a shipment most would be weary of attempting with the Book Thief still at large.