Autumn is a busy time for Ankoydes. The local harvest festival happens near the hot spring (Gyogy-To) with many people coming to bath and soak in the healthy waters. He has been overseeing the guards to protect the compound but also the locals at the festival. A lot happening and too few guards to cover it all. Food and entertainment booths are set up outside the walls of the compound but near the lake. The place is crowded with not only the locals but travelers from nearby villages.
On the evening of the 2nd day of the festival, Ankoydes is having dinner with his family when there is a knock on the door. Sargent Myska, a very competent and friendly man, is at the door. He humbly begs the Magus pardon for disturbing him while in his residence but there are some families asking for help. One of the women is quite distraught about a missing child. The Sargent continues. Normally we would not bother you with something like this Magus but the other families have also had missing children over the past two years.
This adventure could take 2 weeks or 2 (or more seasons) It is an investigation. With magic, sometimes these things go fast. Other times, you may need to invent a spell to help you. I am familiar with Gumshoe and like the system for investigations. I will not allow this to stall out. But do not feel that you need to solves this right now and get frustrated.