The Extortion Ring

The Missing GirlRumors circulate that Gyleon (shopkeeper's daughter) has gone missing.
The Good LifeLucien (guard captain) wears subtle but extremely expensive adornment. Investigation reveals a lower-class upbringing and a moderate town salary.
The Bloody MerchantHilda (shopkeeper) is found badly beaten behind his shop. He blames himself for taking out the trash so late and will not press charges.
Chain of CommandLucien (guard captain) and Locio (travelling merchant) have a pleasant lunch. Their talk seems to be all business, and somewhat less than legal.
A ReprimandOren (blowhard thug) talks with Locio (travelling merchant). Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.
Family RelationsGiles (smith) and Dania (bloody merchant) are spotted together. They are brothers and are trying to find Gyleon (shopkeeper's daughter).

NPCs:
Lucien (guard captain)Indifferent and quarrelsome. Rubs calluses on palms with thumb.
Hilda (shopkeeper)Unhappy and content. Is always eating or drinking.
Giles (smith)Unassuming and judgmental. Has a gold tooth.
Oren (blowhard thug)Melodramatic and goal orientated. Walks bow-legged.
Gyleon (shopkeeper's daughter)Polite and trusting. Always rubs a luckstone or fetish.
Locio (travelling merchant)Unusual and thrifty. Avoids crowds.
Dania (bloody merchant)Irresponsible and persevering. Has a lazy eye.

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