Episode #15: The Enemy of My Enemy...
The Burning World Campaign
NPCs mentioned in this Episode:
Muli (Ayyam's brother) leads heroes into a trap on the Mount of Mercy
This outlines what seems to be all of Yodfah's businesses. He is primarily a gem merchant, but also seems to have expanded his business to all sorts of other areas including real estate, cloth (though notably not silk, since no one really competes with the Al-Kamari family in silk), foodstuffs (including wine), spices, and human labour. None of the above are illegal, though it's obvious he is not paying he taxes and that is.
It is obvious from the ledger that Yodfah also owns several gambling dens and operates a loan service as well. Equally obvious from the records is that he uses these services to trap people in insurmountable debt (the gambling is especially rigged) which he then uses to enslave them according to the Law of the Loregiver (even though the Grand Caliph has discouraged this practice in the strongest of ways, Yodfah makes sure that the debts are incurred outside the limits of Huzuz; while the Grand Caliph is technically the ruler of all Zakhara, each city-state has a great amount of independence). The crimes of Yodfah are many and well documented in the ledger.
This is Hanzala's personal journal, though she does not seem to write in it with any regularity. It's obvious that she took her station here as overseer very seriously; you get the sense that she had intended to rise very high in the ranks of the Brotherhood of True Flame. Much of the journal details her contempt for Yodfah's servant, the dwarf Mustanir, and their power struggle in the Sakina Falls complex. There is mention of how she hopes to get promoted enough to take part in Brotherhood's "conquest of the Haunted Lands, all but assured now that they have moved the Grand Caliph's attention elsewhere." There is one entry wherein apparently she was told to make contact with the Brotherhood's agent in Huzuz, but it has a big "X" through it and the words "Never again!" written in the margin of that entry.