"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."
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.
"Hi! Revelation arrested Cam for holing Valinor, it's super annoying, you could probably aether him clear of it but he thinks they'd kill his summoner in a panic so we're debating changing the hands-off designation for Revelation -" he sends her where Cam is -
"...fuck. Okay. And if they kill his summoner he just... how do you even arrest a daeva?"
"Apparently you draw a lot of circles. He was trying to get a bunch of languages from my Space alt and I guess he took one of theirs."
"So the circles would still be there, perhaps with different summoners."
"Yeah. Maitimo's reading up on them. I think to decide whether their system is okay and just - misfiring - or whether it's terrible in general - and then he'll go bother them." He wraps his wings around himself. "Cam looked stressed."
"Does he have somebody there to do osanwë - does that even work around a gag -"
"Yeah works fine. - I don't know if, if he had native osanwë, he could send, but technically all he's doing is arranging what we can read and that works. I'm s'posed to put in a service request -" he makes a computer and does that -
"I'll go visit him when there's somebody there to do that."
He adds to the service request that Loki should get a notification when it's complete. "Do you have Cam's schedule for today -"
"Yeah." Here it is.
"I'll go - make the stuff -" Pop.