Meanwhile in a totally different continuum - insofar as the word 'meanwhile' can mean anything when two continua are causally disconnected - which, in fact, it can't - Thellim is having something of an argument with a man of the planet Earth, whose job title translates as 'scientist'.
Thellim is a decade further away from her childhood education, never really got as much into some things as Keltham did as a kid, and is of average intelligence for a dath ilani rather than being a +0.8 slightly smart person like Keltham.
She still knows at least what an eight-year-old knows about Science! She knows what you are not allowed to do.
And while she doesn't really remember, per se, at this remove, the coherence-arguments for which bad things happen to you upon breaking which rules, the doomy consequences are not very hard to reconstruct, for the average dath ilani. Especially when you can observe them happening to an entire planet as a nudge to your memory.