The Missing Maidens
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- Issue 6
- Jezebel Jones (St. Martial)
- Jezebel's token
- 35 - 40
Investigate the disappearances
I hope you're as capable as your reputation claims. I hope you are, because the tasks I'll set before you are dangerous. I'm a woman who's used to assessing and managing risk, and if I don't think you can do the job, we'll go our seperate ways. Is that clear, cowboy?
Now, your task. Two of my girls have gone missing, along with the client who requested their services. I've got a duty to protect my girls, and a very strong interest in finding that client. I need you to investigate these disappearances.
The last time the girls were heard from, they were going to meet the client at his office. You should really start there.
Office @ St. Martial (Carnival of Shadows)
You hear a high pitched giggle.
Objective: You found a note.
Mission Complete: You have a clue to the girls' disappearance!
This letter was meant to be read only by me. It says the Carnival came in and grabbed our client, Richard Thornbush. Says they ran him ragged and them dumped him at sea. According to this, Ruby and Belle made it out of there alive, but they're scared of the Carnival and don't want to resurface. I don't blame them.
Check our Ruby's old hideout
It sounds like my girls are running acared from the Carnival. Well, I'm not about to write them off. Especially not with Hardcase looking over my shoulder. We're going to find out where they're hiding and bring them back home. To start with, I need you to check out an old hideout where Ruby used to stay before I got her off the streets. Maybe you can find something there.
I'll have enough trouble covering up my missing client. If I can find Ruby and Belle, it'll be a lot easier.
It looks like the Carnival may have already beaten you to the girls' hideout.
Objective: Belle snarled, 'I should have knonw that two-bit hussy wouldn't let us go!'
Mission Complete: You have found Jezebel's missing girls. And defeated them!
I can scarcely believe it. Not only were my missing girls secretly Carnival mistresses, they were selling my secrets for top dollar. I've got to put a stop to this, Dread Tomax. If you know anything about my business, you know that discretion is everything.
Track down Madam Kay
My girls turned out to be traitors, Dread Tomax, and I've got to clean up their mess. According to Belle, they were selling my clients' secrets to some Carnival mistress called Madam Kay. We've got to track down this madam and put an end to her little espionage ring for good. Find her, Dread Tomax. Find her and stop her.
I need everyone that woman is working with taken care of, Dread Tomax. Plain and simple. You should be able to find the Carnival over in Fortune's Wheel. Just watch out; it's a dangerous area.
Warehouse @ St. Martial
A sultry tune drifts through these hallways.
Mission Complete: You have wiped out Madam Kay's espionage ring.
Well, this turned out nicely. Madam Kay's espionage ring is kaput, and I even got me wayward client back. He's lookign to sue, but I think my hospitality can convince him that it isn't his wisest move. My reputation is intact, and that means a lot to me, Dread Tomax. You sure earned your fee this time.
Souvenir: Jezebel's token
Jezebel gave you this gold token for helping her deal with a disappearing client. It's a pass to many of St. Martial's hidden secrets, but it's also a reminder of the adventure you like to call:
The Missing Maidens
Jezebel Jones needed your help. Two of her employees had disappeared, along with one of her most important clients. You went to investigate the client's office, and found it swarming with carnies! A note in a code only Jezebel could read clued you in: the Carnival had kidnapped the client, Richard Thornbrush. Jezebel's girls, fearful for their lives, had gone into hiding.
Jezebel was determined to find them, so she sent you to an old hideout one of the girls had formerly used. There you found the girls, but were shocked to find that they had joined the Carnival willingly. In fact, they had been selling Jezebel's secrets to the carnies all along!
Jezebel's business was now in jeopardy. She had to put a stop to the espionage, and seh had to do it quietly. She sent you to track down the woman at the heart of the scheme, Madam Kay. You eliminated the madam, along with her entire ring of accomplices. You also rescued Jezebel's wayward client from the Carnival's tender grasp.
Jezebel Jones is still in operation, thanks to your quick and ruthless efficiency. Perhaps she'll share more of her secrets with you.