So, one of my main characters, 'Underneath' serves the 'old king', who lays among cobwebs and old scriptures underneath the cathedral of silence, bitter and crippled.
She provides him with snips of information she hears, or... 'food'. She does it against her will, as the old king has her heart in a box (literally) so she is... forced, to do his biding, or risk her heart being destroyed.
How could this plot mechanic work? could it? i intend to use this to explore certain places in the world, sort of using this as the 'B' plot to my main story 'A' plot. So the reader can get a feel of the world.