As he speaks, I make a summary of Dal's information on my slate.
Afterwards, I steeple my fingers in front of me and say:
"Mr. Drakkon... Dral. Thank you for sharing the info you have on the matter."
"Taking into account that we will be working together on this case, I am prepared to consider you as deputies for the duration and share privileged Arbites information."
"As our friend Dral has stated, these... witches... move on after a certain number of targets is reached, their... quota, so to speak. This may have ritual reasons or, as is the case with most serial killers, they may lay low in order to evade attention and apprehension."
"in previous cases involving these killers, there were never more than 8 deaths displaying their M.O, in a two month window."
"Now, I don't know if there is some kind of ritual significance to this number, but I do know that there has already been 3 deaths, in a period of 3 weeks."
"I'm going out on a limb here, But I assume that, if we do not find our target in a week, we will have another death to show for."
"Dral. You show some impressive detective skill there! I didn't know they gave you this kind of training in the AAT. (again, I barely manage not to wince at the mention of the AAT)."
"About your questions:"
I separate my hands and lift one finger:
"My first bet would be that our late mr. Crane was "downgrading", looking for... companionship from some Low Hive dames. This may be, I admit, biased, but it is common enough to be a possibility. There are some charity works done by Uppers on the Low Hive, but it's no so common in the Mids. He might have, of course, some other type of shady interest in the area."
I lift a second finger:
"The victim's body was found in a gutter, clearly dumped. I have the address here. The body is currently in a morgue, for which I may also procure the address. I submit to your expertise on whether to examine the body or the location where it was dumped first."
I lift a third finger:
"As far as I know, no previous investigator has looked for a geographical pattern to the killings. I will pull this information to my data slate, and you may look for any kind of... I don't know, mystical pattern to the locations.
After answering Dal's questions, I lift a fourth finger.
"Lastly, I believe we should pay our respects to the family. They might not have divulged information to the Magistratum, but people usually are a lot more forthcoming when talking to the Adeptus Arbites, if you know what I'm sayin'.
I wink conspirationally.