…and on that note, there’s a new exclusive Kudzu wallpaper on Patreon:
Kale: Maybe you should go first — I asked what you’ve already heard about Northwind Prismaceuticals. Did you write anything down?
Thorn: No — it’s pretty short, I can just say it.
Northwind produced all kinds of medical spelltech. They basically got dismantled after it came out they’d been manipulating the industry. There were all kinds of bribes, threats, coercion, fraud . . .
. . . and mental manipulation from their magical “fixer.” Kudzu. The company got caught after he killed a lot of people. Too many to cover up.
The government has prosecuted a bunch of the people responsible . . . the ones still alive to stand trial, anyway. A lot of them are already in jail.
But not Kudzu. Based on evidence I don’t have, they decided to suppress his powers and quietly work on rehabilitating him, instead.