The Fate of a Son

The Highborn do not often speak to humans on such matters, seeing us unworthy of intelligent conversation. But I was moved by the plight of your son and I pushed my contacts in Aldan as hard as I could for information. I must be blunt, it appears that if he has been taken by the Dread Elves his fate can only be enslavement. There are two most likely outcomes. First he may be put to work in the docks servicing the mighty fleet of Daeb privateers , operated by citizen traders solely for profit, constituting perhaps the most formidable naval force in the world, second he may be sent to a plantation in the vast, unknown interior of Silexia, where Dathen’s slave tilled lands stretch no one knows how far.

Finally he may be sold to a household in one of the nation’s great cities on its eastern shores. Huge metropolises by elven standards. Even the poorest elf has at least one slave to call his own they say. You must know it is almost unheard of for the vassals of the Dread to return to their former homes.

I can only imagine you pain at this news. You have my sympathy.