Cor gives all his savings to a project that's trying to eat away the distance to the Moon, and he gathers supplies and tries something else.
A young human man in nothing but a pair of shorts, painted all over in broad patterns with still-wet blood and fine ash, appears on his knees in the middle of an unreasonably pretty city and falls unconscious.
There's a flash of darkness and the Maia is transported.
If this one had come first...
Was the other one definitely her.
Hasn't been long enough to learn much - aargh - do you know how they determined the one they let into the city was her -
I have never heard of weird Maiar twins being a thing but it would not be the weirdest Maia thing. I'm going to inform the northern kingdom.
Seems like a kind of big thing to leave out, yeah. He tells the relay what's going on.
After a minute the relay relays back: he was willing to blow up the city rather than risk our getting mages but he gave them to the first person to show up claiming to be Thuringwethil, who is herself an amoral contract agent of Melkor's and who wanted it specifically because destruction is nifty?
You can tell your King he should give people better choices, Findekáno says. And to Cor: yeah, asked her to swear to being Thuringwethil; she swore instead to being Manwë's crossdressing alter ego and they decided that would have to do.
And this one prooobably won't be able to mage itself anytime soon but we also don't have much way to do anything about it.
If we're sure of the first one maybe we can ask if she's found any promising worlds.
For new magic. It shouldn't take that much to shove the impersonator into the point.
Yeah. Dangerous to try the Sauron spell if we don't know whether he's already dead or trapped on another planet?
He works on it anyway.
He comes back from where the sheep are.
It's not your fault at all.
It's not common to be that good at shapeshifting. They take centuries to get themselves bodies.