You know Ricther doesn’t have they money to buy slaves out of suffrage. I don’t know if you recall all the uses I mentioned for the Counts signet ring. I suppose Ricther could use it pay the high premiums on what few slaves he can find. After all slavery still isn’t a legal business in Yves as far as we know. I believe the under ground slavers market would be hard to break into. Most of the non humans pressed into slavery I believe were for sadistic purposes or sacrifice. Many of those slaves could not be bought back at any price due to the lack of supply. They simply couldn’t be replaced easily.