"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."
"Ah. Anyway. Thanks."
"This one's not looking like much fun but we'll try."
"You any good at murdering with abandon?"
"Oh well. Thanks anyway."
And this information is propagated to the peal and Elspeth takes a moment to earwire the Telperion Valar in case they were curious.
...Boots starts working on an anti-teleportation spell that could be cast on Sauron and is specific to wizardry teleportation so he can still be moved by other means.
Good skill. How long -
Few weeks, but we can't move the planet and can't guarantee being able to catch him inclined to stay substantial so it's not a complete solution.
Can we move everyone else off the planet and then black hole it?
Don't have a way to target the people over the whole thing in one go, not-in-one-go would constitute warning, and anyway if Vulcan and Afterlife are anything to go by they'd probably object to losing their animals and stuff.
Probably. I suppose we can still find him if he does leave between now and then.
Yeah, and he doesn't know we know he's bad news, or that we can find him.
And he is a Maia, he's not aiming to do harm on a short-term scale or he could have already done a lot of it -
He's not even being particularly corrupt as politics goes far as we can tell.
Didn't the Space one get elected orc president without even rigging it? Maybe they get off on at least one thing that is not inherently evil.
Maybe. I suppose if we get him safely pinned down in Loki's neighborhood we could ask about whether he can settle for nonevil political ambitions here on out, wouldn't that be nice.
Is there anything he could conceivably say that would convince you?
Yeah. Even if we met one before Utumno I don't know.
I would feel worse about killing one of those. I mean, if you leave Ardas alone long enough lots of people we like do not acquit themselves very well.
I know. But - I would in fact feel uneasy about trusting Fëanáro's family if they later-years turned into sadists bent on causing as much evil as possible. They don't.