A flyer, kept carefully folded, in the top drawer of Bella Kanto’s dresser. Dated some twenty-five years earlier, the paper crumbling and worn, and never looked at since being placed there.
VALUABLE GROUP OF ASSORTED BEASTS AND ANIMALS
Trained by Renowned Beast Trainer Jolietta Kanto, Her Estate
Will Be Sold At Auction
On the 12th Day of Autumn, at the Black Dome
At 2nd Afternoon Bell
Two serviceable male Minotaurs, of approximately 25 years, trained in simple guard duties and of proven loyalty and good breeding.
One stout Satyr, capable of gardening and light field work.
One hearty Centaur female, trained in cookery and housekeeping.
One Oracular Pig, of unremarkable accuracy.
Two hands of small hunting dragons of good bloodline and health, with two females currently in brood.
Brace of Riddling Deer, elderly.
One Dog-Man, incapable of breeding but trained for fugitive-hunting.
Sold For No Fault; With The Best City Guarantee
Sale Positive And Without Reserve