Cadogan Keane was nearing forty when he saw her, a young woman with flaming red hair. She smiled at him and beckoned him closer, then disappeared down the hall. Cadogan was at a staff party with his wife, but he couldn't resist the temptation. He followed the mysterious lady into the hall and they entered a separate room. She spoke to him seductively, and against Cadgoan's judgement, made love. The woman left soon after, and she was never heard of again. Cadogan was dulefully ashamed of his actions, and kept the encouter quiet.
About nine months later, Cadogan stepped onto the patio of his house to check the mail, and was surprised with a very different package than he was expecting. A baby crib, with a little girl squirming inside. Picking her up, Cadogan noticed that the child's eyes were the exact shame shade as the elusive woman he had met before at the party. He quickly put two and two together, and realized the child was his own. Not wanting to abandon her, he took her inside.
Cadogan lied to his wife and told him the child was the daughter of a close friend, who had recently passed away. He insisted the girl be looked after. Cadogan and his wife, Siobhan, were already the proud parents of two teenage sons, but after some prodding, Siobhan wavered. She had always wanted a baby girl, and decided to take the sudden turn of events in stride.
The child, whom they named Imogene, grew up extremely strong willed. Her older half-brothers learned to stay out of her way when she was in a bad mood. When she was old enough, she started to attend class at a prestigious private school. Imogene excelled in her studies, though they did not particularly excite her. She played basketball and soccer, and made a few close friends.
However, she too was fooled by Cadogan's deception. She believed that her parents had been killed in a car crash one winter night. As Imogene grew, she became more and more obsessed about finding some blood relatives. Cadogan, at her insistence, told her that her family hailed from Connecticut, and that was too far from their home in South Carolina for her to go seek answers. But Imogene's passion was not to be abated.
One night, one the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Imogene decided to run away. She had been saving up money for a while, and with it bought a ticket on a Greyhound bus. She planned to travel to Connecticut, so as to gain at least some connection to her "birth" parents. Though she loved Cadogan and Siobhan, and her brothers as well, Imogene wanted to know somebody who was truly related to her. Since her adoptive parents were unwilling, Imogene took matters into her own hands.
The day Imogene arrived in Connecticut changed everything. She made it to the outskirts of New Haven, and began looking for a kind soul, or at least a place where she could stay for the night. She searched for abandoned buildings or shelters, but did not find any. While she was wandering around the city, a mysterious man began tailing her. He had noticed her when she got off the bus, and kept a watchful eye on her, gathering intel. Oblivious, Imogene finally ended her day at a small truck stop, where she snuck in and spent the night. The man, who had asessed her poor condition, marked her and left.
The next day, Imogene got up and found her way to a run down mall, hoping to collect herself and start her search for information. Little did she know, the man from the other night was part of a shady group of men, many who were at the mall, and who eyed her with great interest. Imogene turned away, frightened, but the men advanced on her. She yelled for help, but it was early morning, and the mall was all but empty. The men drugged her, and Imogene blanked out.
When she woke up, she was in an empty room that was overrun with mold. Beside her were two other girls, who looked no more than 16. She soon found out that she had been a victim of a kidnapping, and was going to be sold into slavery. Imogene was given drugs daily, so she wouldn't have any chance of escape. In those early days of her capture, Imogene was claimed by Lyssa. However, due to the drugs, Imogene was never entirely sure if she had been hallucinating the strange occurrence.
Over the next years, Imogene was forced into prostitution. She was moved from town to town, never staying in one place for long. Imogene was still a stubborn girl, but the effect of the drugs and the horror of her predicament left her hopeless; she did not dare begin to dream of escape. When she was 17, Imogene started hearing rumours of a man who was helping the taken escape. With the help of (insert name here), who had become one of the only people Imogene had trusted over the years, Imogene managed to find several others and with them form a group.
Once with the group, Imogene found out that the world of demigods and monsters was in fact real. In fact, several members were also demigods. Even (person) was. Together, with the help of the man, they all escaped from the cruel imprisonment they had suffered.
For years Adolf's father, a rich businessman, has been heavily involved in modern slavery, specifically human trafficking. He employs people to search around the world for children, teens and young adults, both guys and girls, that are easy targets for being taken. Sometimes the men pose as people trying to help the victims, sometimes they try and bribe them, but usually they, at the very least, have their victims marked out hours to a couple of days in advance, to monitor them and make sure they are vulnerable and alone/susceptible.
Adolf's father always knew the truth about who he had slept with, that she was a goddess, and he was always bitter that not only did she leave him, but that she left him with a child to care for. He never directly physically abused his son, but mentally and emotionally Adolf never had what some would consider a normal healthy childhood. When Adolf turned 12 and his powers started to present, Adolf had years already under his belt in trafficking, but the thought he'd be able to have a direct line to demigods, by sending Adolf to camp, the thought of getting back at the gods was over powering. For the next few years he let spend any holidays he wanted to at Camp in America, even started acting interested in his son's social life, but deep down it was only to get information about any friend's Adolf was making.
It was because of this that Topenga, a close friend of Adolf's was taken while she was back at home in Italy with her mother. When Adolf found out his friend had been taken, he was furious with his father, but he knew there was little he could do, his father paid powerful people to protect him, some Adolf suspected were even rogue adult demigods. After that he refused to go to camp, but instead found out where Topenga was being kept and went to her in secret as often as he could, eventually falling in love with each other. Once she was sold, he found out where and managed to get her rescued without anyone knowing it was him. He had some money stashed and put her up nearby in a hotel, when he had enough money saved up the plan was to flee, but Topenga knew of other demigods being held captive, and told Adolf she wouldn't leave without trying to save as many as they could.
Working out a plan, along with the help of a satyr and some nearby nature spirits, they managed to get out 8 others, from there Adolf used his money to get them smuggled onto a ship and left for America, where they now have arrived safely at Camp.