"Chiaroscuro breakfast tea. We'll put a kettle on in a bit."
Morgan flopped into another handy seat, assuming the Ragara Morgan Slouch Of Villainy Number One (as in his character picture), and listened to Kaetris's breakdown - with only the occasional nod. At her query about the journal, he reached into his coat and flipped it out, spinning it on his finger by the spine.
"Note on the journal - made some headway on the translation, but not much; there's an encrypted name that might have some bearing, but I won't know more until I've gone another few months back on the entries."
He cracked his neck to the side, and flipped the journal back into his coat. The teen lapsed into silence for a moment, cogitating, then spoke again.
"Make sure to destroy that paper once we're finished. Eight questions - let's narrow down to avenues. Questions one, seven, and eight could possibly be answered through the diary. We are already approaching that vector. As for question three, I explained prior when we saw the body - marks of the different Anathema castes. I can go into that again if you prefer, but moving on - avenue one. Add another question - we still do not know how she was killed; corollary one a. That I have a suspicion of - and there are two avenues I want to pursue there. The first is Professor Mapel; if Kira was poisoned, that seems the most likely link between the mass poisonings and Kira. Remember, she wasn't killed with orichalcum, she was pinned up there. Perhaps Mapel examined the body post-mortem before we did? Second avenue is more legwork - the library or perhaps Althrax; methods of sorcerous killing that don't leave marks. Terrestrial Circle has some methods, if memory serves, but I'll need to do some digging."
Ponder-ponder-ponder. Morgan's fertile mind was hard at work, worrying at the questions and organizing them; although his words weren't quite as organized. Stream of consciousness thinking; always fun.
"Okay, so three avenues right off the bat. The journal can give clues to one, three, seven, and eight. Professor Mapel can likely give us clues to questions one a), four, and five. Hitting the books will probably give us clues to questions one a), three, and six. Question two will likely be garnered by simple exploration, or inquiry with someone who knows the building well. The bunny is in our custody, so that's low priority at the moment. Given that it's held in the best secured room we have beyond my own - Amneir's no physical slouch, and she has an Essence Spider there as well. Where the devil is she, anyway?"