"So," says Bella to Rúmil one afternoon, "a few weeks ago I told myself that if in a few weeks I had not come up with an actually good way to bring up a thing I would just mention it anyway on the grounds that if it came up somehow later and I had not done so that would be weird."
"Some things interfere with her precognition - other precogs, Erus, worldleapers, Gem's wish granter - but Maiar aren't one of the things - so he's using wizardry that does antidivination, directly or by doing divination of its own -"
"...and he's in Warp."
"Do we have another way to narrow him down? If he's using wizardry that does antidivination -"
"When he kicks Sibyl out of precognition is a clue but right now the earwires are indifferent to spatial location. Joy maybe if his antidivination doesn't block her targeting. Demons likewise."
"Let's not risk Joy unless the antidivination covers demons - which'd also mean he knows about the peal and is being careful of us in particular, instead of just being broadly careful -"
"Yeah - I don't think we've run into anything that looks like his handiwork -"
"He might have just independently parameterized for Warp, I don't know what he would have been looking for -"
"...lot of people, maybe, that'd probably get you Warp. We could go there - only once we've done everything more urgent - and check if that does in fact take you to Warp - if it's not that I don't know what, it's not impossible he followed us -"
"But he didn't land right on us or obviously nearby, he could've landed on any planet, in any galaxy - in intergalactic space, he's a Maia, he doesn't need the same habitability standards we do -"
"He would probably want the resources to do more damage before he tried anything."
"Yeah. We don't know when he left, though, the Valar haven't seen him recently - I think they'd have bothered to mention it -"
He might be trembling a little. "Does Cam work - can Sibyl check whether Cam works -"
She wraps her arms around him. She does not need her hands; she can just levitate her crystal ball where she can see it. "- Cam works," she reports when she's opened Sibyl's message. "Okay, so he can narrow down where he is. - Do you want to go park in Space, Sibyl wouldn't be able to see him coming but Loki's stuff should still work fine in the Edda neighborhood -"
" - do you need me for anything -"
"I don't think so and I definitely don't need you to be here in particular for anything, it's okay."
...and if he could confirm to her over the network that he arrived safely that would be great for her peace of mind -
Sauron turns out not to even be in the Milky Way galaxy. He's off far away in another galaxy that is in fact too far away to have its own name according to any Milky Way species of which the Alpha Quadrant's common knowledge is aware; it has a number in Federation records. She tells Rúmil as soon as Cam gets back to her on that.
So probably not following you - does the wizardry teleport, parameterized for population from Telperion, land you in Warp?
Checking that next, I want to narrow down the spatial targeting so I don't land wherever he did though.
Is Space Rúmil on the network, he was at that one party...
He can get a message while she starts figuring out how to best handle her teleport parameters. Space Elves were always brought back from forks after capture - You're really really sure you're not in Utumno, right?
As much as anyone who wasn't captured, which I think in Space should probably be 'less than completely certain' but we try not to dwell on it.
Can I ask you something that would be an obvious scenario setup if you were not sure of that.