This is more of a meditation for myself regarding a PC I have been playing in D&D who has been setting things in motions that will effect our Party much later down the road. Before continueing, I better give some context as to what is happening with some of the events happening with our party. We have a contract with the King to be his pet adventurers. Our agreement is that we would do favors for him in his kingdom and in return he would grant us access to his castle as well as payment for each mission we succeed in accomplishing.
On a particular mission, we were to capture a criminal who has slashed out the eyes of several soldiers that tried to capture him. I'm not going to go over who all of our characters are but I willl say we didn't capture the guy because of something more pressing with one our character's back stories. Later, the guy would kill a guy and most of the party ends up arrested for not stopping him.
One character that doesn't get arrested was our level 8 Aarakocra Monk, who ran from the authories. Delving into this character's backstory, he worked for a secret organization (Inspired by Organization 13 from Kingdom Hearts) but left and has been on the run ever since. He joined our party and was one paranoid bird as the party went on these fun and mostly relaxed adventures. As it turned out, he was right to be pareniod but he was better off being arrested with the rest of the party. Out of this Game, this player's character had a job and couldn't join the party for our Firday night sessions like he used to. The player talked to the DM if he could do some side adventures with this Monk named Jiko.
Enter my side Bartanis, a 9th level wizard and 1st level Barbarian Aasimar with an Evil Neutral Alignment, a member of said Organization. Jiko, now on his own, wanted to research to better take care of himself now that he has to defend himself. My character wasn't of looking for Jiko but ended up at the same library, looking for spells in restricted section on the third floor of this library. Jiko, looking for information, found himself on the same floor as Bartanis. Jiko has no idea Bartanis is on this floor and doesn't find anything he wants. So Jiko flies back down to the second floor, with Bartanis as a tale.
A few dice roles later, my character determines this Aarakocra Monk was wanted by my organization alive. Jiko spots Bartanis but doesn't suspect the man dressed in black, with pale skin, white hair and black pupils was a bad guy from this organization (he isn't a paricularly smart bird). However, my character does put him on edge, so Jiko flies down to the first floor. My character decides to cast disguise self to make himself look like one of the tennants of the library, an aging man with a non-discript face.