One of my POV characters in this epic fantasy is a slave. He and another slave get sent on a mission to another nation by a slave master (who is evil).
I'm struggling to find a way for these slaves to actually take part in this mission instead of having them run away.
The reason can be magical or just something smart, I haven't finished making my magic system yet so I'll be happy to change something around too.
I' m looking for some reason they will comply and put their master's plans into action. My slave was sold into slavery by his family who are rich. The custom in my world allows for a family to sell up to three children into slavery if they disappoint the family. Kind of like being shunned, but worse.