This Comic's Cast:

This would happen in King's Quest (apparently the only game I played in my youth, what with how much I talk about it). There was a thieving little elf that would take some of your treasures. He was a jerk.

There wasn't a quest related to that thief, unlike here, but it never hurts to be prudent.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.