The Gingerbread Man
When the Seers had left, I sat for a long time in the light of the fire, idly transfering the heavy purse from one hand to another, savouring the weight of it. This had been a very interesting meeting, indeed.
It seems that the Captain of the Moth Town Watch had met a strange fate while serving as the Personal Bodyguard of a visiting Noblewoman. The Seers told me he was found yesterday morning by the Household Staff, quite dead, and with two arrows protruding from his neck. The Second-in-Command, one Lieutenant Janelle Torrion, conducted a rather cursory investigation, and concluded that the Captain had accidentally shot himself while oiling his bow.
Needless to say, the other Watchmen are not satisfied with this description of the event, and have asked the local Seers for help in determining the truth. Torrion was called to Broadmoor by the Board of Directors this morning, and the Watch wants this matter settled before she returns. They suspect her of covering something up, and if that turns out to be the case there may be a Mutiny in the works.
I don't usually like to involve myself in other people's problems, especially not those of the local constabulary, but the truth is I'm sick of staring at these four walls and waiting for the chaos to die down in the City. The Seers have already given me a ridiculous amount of money, and promised me twice as much more upon completion, and this seems like such a simple job that I would be a fool to pass this opportunity up.
All I have to do is get into the Hotel where the Captain was assigned, find the crime scene, look for clues, and get out again.
But I can't shake the feeling that something about this isn't exactly on-the-level...
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