Regarding Kiri's helplessness at the hands of the Red Hand
Kiri’s relationship with Delia of Tortage’s Red Hand was special from the beginning. The Red Hand lieutenant and the half-naked slave forged a reciprocal dependence almost immediately; each sensing the other’s lusts and needs; Kiri sensing Delia’s dominance over her, and her desire to torment her, the Red Hand commander discerning that Kiri yearned for torment.
As more capable hands wrested the fabled Atlantean artifact, the Phoenix Medallion, from admiral Strom’s lair and secreted it out of the Barachan Isles, Kiri’s role for the resistance was to provide the bait. Kiri's nature soon became evident with the resistance, who realized she could be used, even exploited for their ends. Some including Casilda and Tina were against such abuse of the wanton barbarian, but others were seemingly for it. Proxima was the most practical; after all, the half-naked, collared whore wanted to suffer torture and humiliation. Why not give it to her, perhaps as a reward for her service to them?
Valeria was coldly methodical about the whole situation; as a pirate queen, she'd sent her own men to their deaths at times, had enemies killed, and overseen shipments of slaves in Tortage. Kiri was a piece of meat, an expendable tool. Just one more slave that would face a bloody and ignoble end for a greater cause. Clearly the collared barbarian had no great potential to help them other than sacrificing herself, so best for all that she do just that. Kiri had also spoken to her of a prophecy guiding the misfortune and suffering in her life; to the pirate queen it was very right and proper to let Kiri fulfill her destiny. In her personal meeting with Kiri, the barbarian slut clearly understood that she was being handed over to Strom's soldiers to be killed, and was elated and eager to be put to death. Valeria was destined for greatness again once Strom fell- it was beneficial to exploit and kill Kiri to serve both of their destinies.
As Strom came close to finding the names of key members of the resistance and was about to wantonly kill to get them, Kiri, under instruction from Valeria herself was advised to hand herself over to the Red Hand to buy time. Even the usurped pirate queen was startled at the fervent eagerness with which the Brythunian-Æsir slave accepted her mission.
Taken to the torture chambers in the lowest levels of Strom’s keep, with Delia supervising and Mithrelle looking on with tremendous amusement, Kiri was tortured horribly and brutally. Absolutely helpless in Delia’s chains, her mission became the worst-case scenario that Valeria had warned her of; that as a prisoner of the Red Hand, she might be beyond the reach of rescue and any hope of help.
Knowing all this, barely suppressing her natural desire to suffer, Kiri had accepted what she knew to be a tremendously dangerous mission, and what Valeria knew was a job fit for an expendable member of the resistance, fed from the beginning as a dupe with false information. Kiri is a slave who likes pain, who likes to be tortured and humiliated, and very clearly jumped at the chance to suffer at the hands of Strom’s minions.
Imprisoned and tortured for several long days, it was only during one of the final resistance raids into the palace that gave Kiri her opportunity for rescue. Soon after, she was present at the Battle of Tortage, which had much of the coastal pirate haven under a pall of smoke and flickering with flames as Strom’s men fell one by one, then finally the admiral himself.
Encountering Delia on the fringe of the chaos, their final deal was struck- Kiri would provide the distraction needed for Delia to escape into the jungle and towards the volcano, where few if any were likely to follow. Upon doing so, Delia lowered and extended a long knife to the crotch of Kiri's breeches, informing her that she would be "slit open from her filthy cunt to her worthless, collared throat". Kiri begged for a slow, painful death, but Delia is not believed to have had any intent of killing her new torture doll. With the savage Picts mostly wiped from White Sands Isle, Delia had a fallback point to avoid discovery by Valeria. The price for letting Kiri live meant the slave must return at times to the isles to meet Delia and accept even further tortures at her hands. Once again, the relationship of eager Mistress and slave was perfected.
|“Greetings, Mistress Delia. A good day for suffering in Tortage, isn’t it?”|
“It is always a good day for suffering in Tortage, my dear, now that slaves are roaming the streets once more. Test Delia of the Red Hand and you shall always lose.”
|“Delicious. What satisfying and shameful defeat I've arranged for you. Oh you pathetic little collared whore, you just couldn’t wait to get back here, could you? You almost tripped over your own feet when you saw me.”|
|"As I commanded it, slave."|
"Chin up, whore. You've got lots of suffering to do."
"Thank you Mistress."
|"And be sure to tell them just how helpless you are, bitch."|
"Mistress has power over Kiri, s-she can do with her as she wishes...”
“Oh my little wanton slave, she will. She will indeed. Come along then, I can’t wait to get to this.”