Lake Mithrim ripples. It now has three islands in it. One of them is an architecturally stunning music hall, distinctly Elven but with superior material sciences underlying its construction. The other is a house, not Elven at all, narrow and without any yard to it, just stairs to a few feet of sidewalk.
- I am unfamiliar with Amentans but they look like this -
- and he bounces everyone an image of a dinner table full of colorful-haired people, blue and green and purple and white and orange - distinctly familiar colorful-haired people -
- how are you doing that?
- you can't do that?
- no I can't do that they're Amentans they're not chipped.
- concept -
- oh, we're just magic.
" - just magic?"
"Are we getting distracted from the thing where there's, like, us but Amentans."
" - we're not getting distracted from that we're doing parallel channels. There are four of us - Amentans, something called humans, magic Elves who are like us but without chips and with magic that does all the things the chips do - and they have magic music apparently. I am explaining Amentans. The Amentans who are us presumably won't care that our Peka's red -"
"What's their Peka -"
"Grey! - can a magic Elf bounce the image again so everyone here can see it -"
Yep here is the dinner table full of colorful people again. Peka with white hair is snuggling Macalaurë with green hair and she is bouncing a light-green-haired baby. Katin is still orange! The Maitimo is - (the Maitimo has his arm around his cousin, he does not send that) - strikingly blue and the cousins are also blue and surrounded by baby blues.
"It doesn't seem very likely you'd be a police officer. - huh, the cousins are married, I wonder if we should tell our versions to go pick up their respective spouses -"
"We would have to get home first. Also it's not clear to me that blue Amentans would want to marry Elf versions of the same people who they want to marry if they're blue Amentans."
"If there are several kinds of magic flying around I'm sure we can get home. If the you is old enough to be an adult why haven't they developed electricity yet -"
" - oh, it's 1503 or so here they just got sidetracked into magic and had a much smaller starting population and haven't invented electricity yet - neither have the humans -"
"- huh. I should go find my alternate universe version."
"The magic Elf one is dead, the human one will presumably be delighted to meet you."
" - if they don't have backups -"
Mandos can still do it but not so co-optably. Shall we meet face-to-face -
"I think that's a good idea."
Pop. "Yeah we can give you a ride."