Hello. My name is Arol and I have a business proposal.
I have a fun little hobby of kidnapping people of all makes and species. I like experimenting with torture, both mental and physical. It’s very exciting and informative to slowly carve away everything that makes a person unique, until they are nothing but a pile of flesh and half scattered memories. I’ve developed many tools and techniques in my quest to find just how to dismantle bodies and minds, so this isn’t just selfish indulgence. I always share what I learn with the world at large, though I don’t state how or why I came up with my information, as I don’t fancy a noose around my neck and a one-way ticket to the Tomb Colonies.
The thing is, there is one type of person I’ve never managed to acquire for my games. A Master of the Bazaar. And that is a shame, because unlike my other victims, I know nothing of their inner workings. I don’t even know what they truly look like under those cloaks. The most informative and exciting point in my life would be to catch one and subject it to the methodical vivisection of body and mind I’ve developed over the years.
I’d love to see how long it would take to dismantle and break a Master’s mind and body, or if it’s even possible at all. Do they even have minds? The only way to find out is to have one at my mercy, where I can prod, push and pry at my leisure.
There’s several obvious issues with kidnapping a Master and that’s not even counting what I intend to do with said creature. All the small bits of social and political clout I’ve managed to scrounge together will mean nothing if I’m caught trying to snag one of the most powerful entities in Fallen London. Then even if I do manage to succeed in capturing one, I might still be caught after the fact, which would be even worse, considering what I plan to do. And the punishment will most likely be more than a noose and exhile.
But I think I can overcome all risks if I find other people to work with. Together we can pool our resources and make sure no one can trace anything to anyone. And if anyone’s a little squeamish, I hardly ever murder my victims. I just leave them out in a street corner somewhere after I’m done.
If anyone’s interested, I’m willing to pay. As an accomplished thief, I can pay fairly well, but I’m also willing to pay in favors and scapegoats. If you have any enemies, wouldn’t it be great if they’re the scapegoats that end up framed for everything?
(Please don’t share this information. I don’t want it to get into the wrong hands.)