Opunui is the elvish master of a traveling circus (which he claims is the greatest in the world). He is a true showman and is always flamboyantly an theatrically dressed in exotic garb. He is quite portly for an elf, evidence of a lavish lifestyle despite his wandering nature.
His circus contains several exotic animals, most notably a giraffe and a griffin, which are a big draw. Other acts include a quintet of halfling acrobats, and Otaktay, the savage orc who performs feats of great strength.
A lion escapes from the circus ten minutes before its big act. The PCs have to capture and return it, without knocking it unconscious.