Oct 16, 2021 1:25 PM
demon!Edie in daeva!Arda
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"...Yeah, fair enough. I guess even terrible people do non-terrible things sometimes. Or less-than-maximally terrible, at least."

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"The Valar are a really mixed bag."

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"I mean, Valinor's nice. Really nice. All peaceful and post-scarcity and anyone who dies comes back and we learned and developed and invented a lot, with their help wherever they could offer it.

 

Just don't try to leave, yeah?"

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"Gilded cage."

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"People get really mad when you say that back home."

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"Because they're worried the Valar will object violently and/or have Stockholm Syndrome?"

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"I'd like to say so, but - mostly because things are great and unless you're of a certain turn of mind all our complaints seem petty."

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"What, the turn of mind that values personal autonomy?"

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"It's not that I disagree with you it's that I expect if you were summoned by someone happy in Valinor, you'd find the place a paradise, and - that is a thing you should know about it."

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"Yeah, fair. I just--I'm thinking about something I read about when I was alive. Panem et Circensis."

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"We should trade 'entire media library of home world' sometime. What language is that?"

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"Latin."

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"Meaning?"

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"Bread and circuses. Rome kept its population from rebelling by giving them food and entertaining them."

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"Yup, sounds right. Though I've got to say, of all the ways of keeping your population from rebelling... I don't think the Enemy's using bread and circuses..."

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"Yes, there's that."

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"Got a plan for how to land on Endore?"

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"It sounds like an engineering problem, and I am not the engineer in the family."

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So he summons Emily back.

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Emily has ideas but probably not much Feanaro hasn't already thought of.

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So there's no great way to land discreetly on Endore or convince Endore to summon people. That leaves their original plan: giant space battle as distraction to get a couple radar-shielded shuttles to plow into the ocean at lethal-to-Elves speeds, hope the Enemy assumed that they got caught in the giant space battle and that the people on board were in fact Elves.

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For these purposes would it be useful to use the forks who do in fact look like Elves?

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Probably! As far as everyone knows there are no Elf daeva so they will be assumed not to be daeva, that's a pretty significant advantage.

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Okay, well, the forks' names should be either also Edie and Emily, or Ada and Amelia, depending on how forking interacts with names.

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