"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."
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?"
"Ah. Anyway. Thanks."
"This one's not looking like much fun but we'll try."
"You any good at murdering with abandon?"