Animus listens as the other guests express their opinion. His jaw clenches at Menatia's laughter and dismissal of this situation. He is about to speak harshly when Daria answers the Tytalus' ridiculous notion that impersonating a maga can be considered a simple prank. He finds the weedling and petty positioning that follows distasteful, but what can one expect from individualist magi of other Houses? They only see their own interests in this, whether it is the waste of their time or the slight to their honor. They fail to see the larger picture, or to work for the common good.
Still, despite his anger at this imposture and at the way these magi only care about themselves, he has been give a task. So, after a few moments to control his temper, Animus speaks again.
"If we are to find the originator, or originators, of the letters, then it might be beneficial to track down how they were delivered, and from whom." (I am assuming here that the letters were delivered through the redcap network.) "Finding out who handed these letters to the redcaps, and backtracking until we reach the common carrier, would seem to be one avenue of investigation. Determining if any of the letters constitute an arcane connection to the writer would be another, even if it is unlikely. Failing that, determining the origin of the parchment and ink might yield some clues."
He pauses as he looks around at the hall, and servants bringing food to the guests of the covenant. "But this may not be the best place to conduct such investigations. We should reconvene after dinner, in a more suitable room, to discuss the various steps we can take to identify the source of this misdirection."