"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."
She pops in to inform Warp that the Valar have not e.g. decided to keep her forever or something, then comes back. While they are thinking of their good solution there is a wizard Sauron in a science world on an inhabited planet, so the peal is probably going to do something fast if they can think of anything, even if the Valar can't help that quickly. Do the Valar have, like, relevant resources of which the peal should be aware.
Yeah no if Sauron proves portable he's gonna die.
Well, "ran off to Warp, while Sauron" is not super reassuring by itself, but unfortunately most of the people they could quiz on the timeline are also Sauron and therefore dead now. They could as a formality ask a Thuringwethil or something when Saurons start doing things.
Eru is sort of the last person Elspeth would ask about questions of morality. If they want his timeline input it's probably fine, though, he does not have a timeline related deficit of which she is aware.
Yeah they'll ask a Thuringwethil just to be clear on stuff in the event that he hasn't done anything horrible to the planet he's on so far.
Well, Elspeth appreciates their help with keeping Melkor firmly in place.
She goes and reports to the network.
So what is he in fact up to-
Well, maybe there's something published on the subject in the last couple decades.
(Thuringwethil gets a visit and a question.)
"Hey. Sauron-related question."
"How'd you guess."
"Anyway, yeah, one's loose, we're sort of academically curious how evil he is at this point, when does that start?"
"...did that fail in spite of Lúthien as proof of concept or are some running around?"
"Congratulations. Why couldn't they abort when it was orcs?"