Case File-Exotic Slaves for Tyrants

Situation
  1. Mel, a winged felidae, tried to parley with the Boromar halflings.
  2. The halflings captured her, sedated her, and caged her.
  3. Mel said she overheard one talking about “breaking her in” and “Skinship”, a disreputable brothel in Dragoneyes.
  4. Carnegie, an architect working with Tobias Fek, mentioned he spotted plans for a “pleasure room” underneath one of Fek’s warehouses.
  5. Tiva begins spying on Chenna.
  6. Tiva stole 4 notices from Chenna’s forces about various people they’ve captured or targeted. I recognized one of them and ordered the group out to warn her.
  7. We joined forces with Selene, who said she had lost track of her friend. We traveled to her last known location: the theatre district in Middle Menthis.
  8. We were ambushed by Boromar forces along the way: four elven assassins and a halfling ringleader. The four assassins crumbled to dust upon defeat, but the halfling begged for mercy upon seeing Eris. He was killed by an unseen sniper with a radiant bolt.
  9. A group of criminals was waiting for us at Sullivan’s, the last known location of Selene’s friend. They attacked us, we defeated them, although one archer escaped. We rescued two captives, who directed us towards a costume warehouse between the fires. I directed them towards the Firelight Jorasco house; their kid needed medicine.
  10. A group of criminals in the Eleventh Torch warehouse was torturing a teenage halfling there. We broke in and attacked them; the halfling attacked us with them, revealing herself as one of Chenna’s “shadows”. After the fight, she turned to liquid and tried to escape through the floor’s cracks, but a bolt from Eris seems to have killed her, whatever she was…
Theory

The Boromar halflings were going to sell her to Skinship as a prostitute. Chenna, a dominatrix changeling working for the Tyrants, suggested it. Chenna is trying to procure a winged female for one of her clients, presumably Tobias Fek, owner of the stables that were recently burnt down.

Evidence
  • Four notices of potential targets: (Tiva’s spying on Chenna’s forces)
  • Pointy-eared, tailed fey woman of unknown origin. Procured.
  • Pointy-eared, tailed fey girl of unknown origin. Procured.
  • Eris. Attempts against her are currently barred after the first 3 procurement teams all died.
  • Winged female. Recognized her as the “angel” meeting with Selene earlier. Located.
  • Two pointy-eared, tailed fey (wife and daughter) rescued from Sullivan’s theatre.
  • Secret door discovered in Eleventh Torch warehouse, open by lever in management office.
Testimony
  • The halflings mentioned something about “breaking her in” and “Skinship”. (Mel)
  • Chenna suggested it. She’s a Becomer changeling dominatrix, usually disguised as a halfling or teenage human girl. (Reed, Boromar commander)
  • Tobias Fek had a blueprint amidst his plans for a secret room underneath a warehouse, complete with bed, mithril chain & collar, and locks on the inside to prevent people from getting out. (Carnegie, dwarf architect)
  • The main thing that would suppress Selene’s ability to sense her friend is if her friend’s magical power was restrained, such as by mithril. (Selene)
  • Winged woman is a Syran, was shot with a handheld dart thrower. (Wenuca, tailed woman)
  • Dart was probably necrotic; Syranians are vulnerable to it. (Eris)
  • They mentioned, in Giant, something about a costume warehouse between fires. (Wenuca)
  • The two tailed fey were bait for the winged woman and a halfling teenager, ginger-haired, with them. They seemed more interested in the teenager. (Pat, captured changeling archer)
  • Imposter halfling called herself “one of Chenna’s shadows” before melting and trying to squirm into the floor’s cracks. (Chenna’s shadow?)
Next Steps
  • Question the captives more about what happened.
  • Have Tobias Fek arrested… immediately.
  • Check if the warehouse is owned by Tobias Fek.
  • Discover more about Chenna’s shadows.
  • Shut down Skinship.

Case File-Exotic Slaves for Tyrants

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