I have a possible role idea. its not one that was suggested, but, its one that ive played in old yahoo ones.
I could have been a young backpacker travelling through the chosen city, whatver it may be. Maybe i witnessed something i shouldnt have, maybe one of the members of one of the families saw me and decided to kidnap me.
either to have me around, or keep me from telling anyone what i saw, i was taken to one of the families main houses, and made to become their perfect dutch or french maid. Made to learn either language, given an appropriate name, and told that my family would be harmed if i ever tried to get help or escape, i would co operate and obey them. I would soon be trusted and even gain leverage of sorts.
Its not what was suggested, i know, its just an idea. if it doesnt work, tell me