Yep, that's what I arrived at too. It makes sense, given that Remaro's keen on keeping Serafen's idealism intact and for obvious reasons, the Principi involved don't want to broadcast their involvement.
It is a little bit of a leap of logic though, given that the Watcher doesn't have any reason to suspect it was The Sorcerer involved in slaving.
Maybe if they were randomly asking other Principi about slaving, it could work (and if they did, I didn't notice). But it does seem a bit "out of the blue"-ish.
It's difficult because Obsidian obviously wants Serafen to be shocked and surprised that it was his ship involved, so the Watcher can't find clues to that effect beforehand. But as it is, it seems to me that the Watcher has to add two (Remaro mutinied and is REALLY disillusioned with the Principi) and two (saaaaay, don't the Prinicipi really hate slaving? And golly gee willikers, some Principi are involved in slaving) together to get that convo check. Which seems like an insight check to me, if a much smaller one than the [Insight 10] that is already there.
Seems like a rare-ish weak story link, at least by Obsidian standards.
Not that it bothers me too much, but it did raise an eyebrow slightly. Maybe The Watcher could have overheard some 'dark rumors' about either The Sorcerer, Bastain, or even better Remaro, being sighted near/sailing toward Crookspur. Say the pro-slaving elements within the Prinicipi want to discredit Remaro and make their shiphunters really hate him. Could insinuate things without attracting too much attention.
Serafen could then given an impassioned speech about how this was a load of seagull **** and that no one on The Sorcerer could be ever involved in slaving, especially Remaro.
Make it so this rumor comes up once the Principi/Crookspur thing starts. Even gives Serafen a good excuse to cuss and vent his mounting frustration at the whole situation. Not like he needs much of a reason.
Just a little bit of a tweak to add to the emotional stakes as well as give the Watcher a reason to ask Remaro about slaving in the first place.
Ah well, as it is I suppose it works well enough.
Edited by Zap Gun For Hire, 09 June 2018 - 10:29 AM.