The Elephant in the Room (she/they)
CW: sexual slaveryI'm sure I'll regret that I asked, but: I'm sorry, what?
Oh, just that the incredibly rich and detailed domain management system that is, primarily, the selling point for the entire system, has plenty of rules about the maintenance and upkeep costs for a variety of employee relationships, up to and including slavery. What kinds of slaves, you may ask? Oh, all types! Laborers, soldiers, household, pleasure, and professional slaves all get special callouts in the rules! Here's the rules for pleasure slaves, if you were wondering:
Pleasure slaves are young and attractive slaves specially trained in the arts of seduction, performance, and pleasure. Historical examples include the Greek hetaera (courtesan) and Ottoman odalisque (harem slaves). Pleasure slaves usually have 1 or more ranks in Seduction, Performance (dance), or Labor (massage). Pleasure slaves can be bought in markets at a cost of 100gp to 1,000gp, depending on age, beauty, and level of training. Truly exceptional pleasure slaves can command virtually unlimited prices. All pleasure slaves cost 12gp per month in upkeep.
Don't worry though, they do take the time to indicate how they feel about their own predicament. It's not in the lovely paragraph above, but it is called out later that pleasure slaves have a base morale score of -2.
So. You know. That's what your paying for with ACKS.