Rough Scenario Outline: More then you can chew.
While players are dining at an eating establishment someone (perhaps an ally brokering a ‘job’… perhaps someone may even hold them accountable?) dies choking to death in front of the players after eating the pickled Hagfish.
[public commotion / Player anxiety - Poison? They all ate the hagfish?]
- Players discover their ‘fixer’ choked to death an uncut gemstone?
- Harrasing the staff / Investigating the kitchen they find a curious indented mark on one of the discarded pickled hagfish tins. Also may find / steal / bully a delivery slip leading them to their local supplier. (or simply follow the staff).
[When dramatically appropriate City Watch are alerted to the disturbance and players have to escape; more heat then they want right now].
- The supplier is a small shop that keeps regular hagfish tins and the ‘special’ orders put aside for ‘special’ customers. A new apprentice has muddled his orders, triggering a chain of events.
A fierce argument between the shopkeeper and the assistant followed by repercussions involving the shopkeeper, disgruntled distributer (a Serkonian Smuggling ring) and the receivers (local hoods).
Players may not be the only people ‘casing’ the shop? City Watch, rival gang or other clued up ‘entrepreneurs’ may need to be contended with?
The Serkonian Smugglers hideout/workplace is a (mostly) derelict industial cannery on the wharf.