The Extortion Ring

The Good LifeDania (guard captain) wears subtle but extremely expensive adornment. Investigation reveals a lower-class upbringing and a moderate town salary.
Quenched SorrowsAdric (smith) gets drunk, and lets some things slip. It's obvious he needs help, but he's very proud of his capabilities.
Chain of CommandDania (guard captain) and Liriene (travelling merchant) have a pleasant lunch. Their talk seems to be all business, and somewhat less than legal.
A ReprimandLocio (blowhard thug) talks with Liriene (travelling merchant). Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.
The Missing GirlRumors circulate that Ellyn (shopkeeper's daughter) has gone missing.
The Bloody MerchantAeril (shopkeeper) is found badly beaten behind his shop. He blames himself for taking out the trash so late and will not press charges.

NPCs:
Dania (guard captain)Not trustworthy and quixotic. Refers to self in third person.
Aeril (shopkeeper)Unbiased and open-minded. Giggles inappropriately.
Adric (smith)Outgoing and persevering. Smells like sweat.
Locio (blowhard thug)Upbeat and selective. Stutters.
Ellyn (shopkeeper's daughter)Despondent and consistent. Has a rash.
Liriene (travelling merchant)Envious and sloppy. Is sunburned.

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