"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."
The bindings? Also I bet Loki could fix it, bindings don't seem real-er than oaths.
She might have to fix with access to my summoner, who is not in her range. And yes, lots of bindings, I'm under arrest, gagged and can't leave or make stuff without permission and so on.
- I don't like these people at all. Should I go get your summoner - who's Cam's summoner -
You should maybe get a Maitimo or something instead of trying to do that yourself.
Pop pop pop -
- pop pop pop and a Maitimo. "Sorry," he says, "I know you're busy but I couldn't get a space one they're not telepaths and the mean horrible people gagged Cam -"
"Busy and twitchy about suddenly being teleported - gagged him - Cam, can you move and use magic normally -"
Please be invisible there are security cameras. I am not directly prevented from most kinds of magic but the binding caught a lot of incidentals.
Invisible. Epic too. Is this some kind of local government action -
The Ganymede Circle Police, which I knew existed and should really have fucking checked before I got dismissed, are not a government but are subscribed to by governments.
- and got part of the story from daeva and panicked, right, okay. Are bindings sticky if you go back to Hell, have you checked -
When would I have checked that. No idea.
Now they're in Hell.
Cam opens his mouth and completely fails to speak.
Back to Ganymede. Can I have an overview of what the Ganymede Circle Police are -
Organization that puts out massive numbers of circles for wanted daeva, tries them and sentences them and imprisons them.
Formally, Revelation's hands-off - has an afterlife, doesn't have material scarcity, is a serious information security risk - if we invite them to join any of the interstellar consortiums, say, daeva inevitably look those up... do you think there are grounds to change that status, or should we just pull you and the summoner - maybe in their sleep - to Edda and throw the infinity stones at the binding problem -
The summoner's going to be watched. They're assassination targets.
Loki can place an illusion.
She can't fake the binding, which is visible to parlor trick.
It'll be obvious in any event that you've vanished. Would you rather we try diplomatic channels?
If the summoner appears to have snapped the binding I am like ninety percent sure that the employment contract says in that event they're allowed to kill them.
Charming. Okay. We can try talking to relevant authorities first if you'd rather - or try convincing the summoner to send you home, though I don't imagine that being a very friendly interaction -
It would not be. Revelation knows about Space Elves by now, you could try having them assert the right to try me themselves or something.
I'll do a little bit of reading - assign you some people here in the meantime in case you need to communicate for anything - that's obnoxious, incidentally, the gag - Epic, go tell Loki what's going on and put in a support request for osanwë-capable people here -
Pop to Loki's office.