Well that was an embarrassment, but it was a valuable lesson about how far the levels of deception and trust work in Kratas. Bartertown was bad, but even <redacted> was not nearly as hard to read as <redacted> was. I’m not sure what to call that degree of betrayal, even a quadruple cross may not be sufficient, as the entire thing may be a ploy to get the people who took me killed. I’m going to have to talk to <redacted> about what just happened, but that will have to wait.
The short version, I was in chains for a period of two, possibly three weeks, much of the time I was drugged, but suffice to say I’m a far way from Kratas. We got free between the Greenheart River and Sky Point, fortunately well before being given to the individual buying us, a Nethermancer named <redacted>. As much as I’d like to find out more about this plan that he has needing blood from Adepts, the potential danger may outweigh the risks, given that the buy point is only twenty miles from Sky Point. There is also the concern that there are other slaver caravans heading to the point, and each of them holds a group of adepts, each headed to a fate arguably worse than death. I doubt we can catch them all, but if we get the information of possible routes to Cara Fahd, they might be able to intercept them before they get to the buyer.
As far as the Ork leading our caravan, he is currently alive, and there is no small part of me that wants to let him free for his cooperation in answering his questions. That said, there is another part of me that wants to let him go about a day’s travel from the borders of Cara Fahd.
The rest of the slavers are dead, of course, and there are numerous individuals, but I doubt I can trust them completely, though they seem to be relatively straightforward. That said, I don’t entirely trust that none of them are agents of <redacted>, but it’s a long journey from where we are to Cara Fahd, and I have plenty of time to ask some pointed questions.