In one campaign in which I am playing the fiefholder, from Kanday, went to Tharda, where chattel slavery is legal, and bought some people whom he brought home with him and manumitted. He then offered them an opportunity to find something useful to do on his manor or take off. Not too generous as he didn't offer to stake them if they wanted to be on their way. Still, as freedmen they can work to build up a stake and take off when they think they're ready, if that is what they want by that time.
The fiefholder in this case inherited a manor that had been largely de-populated and run down and was in desperate need of hands. Not just skilled hands, literally any hands. Because the people in question were war captives from a tribal war in north Rethem who had been sold on and were rather sullen about it he was able to buy them at a steal. It didn't hurt that they were Kuboran and would have a long way to run to get home after he freed them near Dunir. The fact that some of the group were families also made him willing to try this, rather desperate, expedient in this case. So far, it hasn't worked out too badly.
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