"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."
I was hoping for something a little less - self-sacrificing.
Then ask Midnight.
"We kind of don't have many resources in Millenia because usually mes do that and the male mes are not welcome. Swift was wondering if I'd go figure out whether any of the people in possession of a ring of power would loan it out or help us use it to catch the Maira -"
"Oh, that makes sense. D'you need it checked before you go for real?"
"Sure, can't hurt."
So what does she hear from her lovely if she goes -
"Elrond's willing to help, doesn't naively know how he'd do it, would need someone with a wizardry teleport to come teleport around so he can get a feel for it, would definitely need to be nearby and probably nearby for some period of time, so Gandalf might work better, no one's sure where Gandalf is, how does he respond to being earwired -"
...if she gets someone from Warp to ferry them an earwire and then she goes -
If she sends Boots with then -
- "Huh, Gandalf is an alt of Olórin."
"Wait, really? How did we not notice that?"
"Don't look the same. But Boots can recognize alts, at least alts who haven't had whatever happened to Shadow Rúmil happen to them."
"So this is ...good news for use of Gandalf to fight the Sauron?"
"Promising, anyway. You could bring Olórin."
"Will do, where's he at?"
"Warp, I think he hangs out in the wizardry school."
"...kind of reluctant to go to Warp."
Hug. "Can ask him to meet you in Millennia."
"That'd be great."
Request goes through the network.
"Thank you," she tells Sibyl. "Do we still need someone to teleport around or can he do that, too..."
"Nah, he can do that."