She reviews the letter then consents to let you investigate.
“I’ll help you however I can. Please keep me in the loop at least every day, let’s say 9AM? Know this, you are representing the carnival now. So, anything that you do reflects on the circus.”
“Here’s what I know. Our moneylender and pawn broker, Archivin Walder, was attacked on his way home last night. When he was late, his wife Agnes went looking for him and found his body along the road. It appeared he was mauled by a large clawed beast. Upon seeing this, she sped to the office to beg her four live-in body guards to help. Three went with her, and a fourth stayed at the office. They must have done something unpredictable by bringing the body back to the office. When they arrived they found the left behind guard murdered, and two humanoid shapes fled the building. Many valuable items, gems, and coins had been stolen.
I’m not entirely sure the Sphinx did this. Though several people claim they saw a large winged creature in the air last night, no witnesses can tell me they saw the Sphinx attack Walder.”
She’ll give you directions to the murder scene and the office, or accompany you there if you’d like.