I binge-watched Mind Hunter this week and it got me thinking of what a successful serial killer in Doskvol would look like.
This would be a man who had an amazing grasp of the factions at play in the city and the turfs they control. They’d excel at finding people in the cracks between factions, people without friends or allies in any faction with the time and resources to chase down their loss.
For a while they’d have a field day with Skov refugees but now there is a critical mass, enough Skovs that they are forming factions of their own.
Their bread and butter would be Tier 0 gangs right on the brink if total dissolution, people about to be subsumed and eaten by the scoundrel’s grind, who wouldn’t be missed by anyone as their crew imploded due to heat and stress.
They’d the occult and/or technical expertise to deal with the deathseeker crows (like the Assassin’s Crow’s Veil special ability) and the occult and/or technical expertise to dispose of ghosts.
I’m thinking a Leech who does dentistry over here and bone-setting over there and a few house-calls hither and yon. An independent operator who does some work for factions but isn’t a member anywhere, in a position to see where gang wars are going and who is losing. Maybe they got caught for something and found out and are now in a pit in Ironhook, used by the warden as a Hannibal Lecter-style consultant.
More foggy fell daydreams headed down Doskvol’s bloody cobblestone streets welcome.