>>59521766>Slaves: Halflings and Dragonborn
Best not to deal with the matriarchy, or they'll eventually figure out why I left the underdark to "adventure". Industry it is:>Industry:>Farming
The halflings will go into the spider farms, sneakily harvesting the thread and nimbly avoiding the spiders. They'll gather their harvest in small predetermined piles.
The dragonborn (all muzzled, can't risk a business-ending fire) will watch over them from a safe distance, moving in to help when they tussle with a spider. They'll also move in to collect the piles from time to time (I MAY join them on occasion, can't have my skills getting rusty, and it should improve morale).
Any dead spider or slave will come out of the responsible's "wages".>Looming
Dragonborn unsuited to farming (due to lack of or excess of age or experience) work here as menial labor.
The better mechanics among the halflings will keep the looms in tip-top shape.>Writing
The halflings unsuited to farm work (due to lack of or excess of age or experience) work here. A dragonborn or two will guard them.
So I have a farm-to-loom business, with a logging firm to keep track.
I offer my slaves the equivalent of freedom: "retirement", once they reach a certain age and become expensive to keep. Mind, I still hire the best back as trainers and consultants.
Good, simple cyoa. For once, the lore gives me a non-fetishistic reason to pretend to be a "girl".