A far-flung deal, the circus was a gypsy caravan, trade extravaganza, and news source for the people of Rhye. It met an abrupt end when playing for a village of half-orcs and giants and a riot broke out. Many were killed, including Orbo, the ringmaster at the time.
Five years from present time, Timbo, along with the tattooed lady Madame Merriwinkle and a few others, decided they missed the life of the circus and worked to bring it back. Timbo assumed the role of ringmaster, and both he and Madame Merriwinkle resumed their prior secondary roles as gatherers of intelligence and persons of contact for spies, smugglers, and the like.