The locals will be Sarion, her beloveds, their other beloved, the five conjured dragons (and their Bondmates, where applicable: Virgivere and Lissa), and Liselen - Magania has, as usual, declined, and so far no Bell party has featured Bell parents.
Amariah is bringing her boyfriend and spontaneous daughter and two of the spontaneous daughter's friends, as well as an Alethian instance of the Rupert template.
Shell Bell is bringing Pearl and Screwdriver.
Golden is bringing her usual large contingent, as usual not including her husband but including her daughter and daughter's grown fosterling (the other remaining at home) and his wolf, both mothers-in-law and one father-in-law, adopted siblings, staff members including the Joker and Nathan, and the children of the aforementioned.
Glass is bringing both wives, all three daughters, Kanim, and her cat. She invited Icarin and Valeria, but their parents are not willing to let them gallivant into other worlds unsupervised and had a scheduling conflict.
Stella's bringing a smattering of people including Alice, Anna, Sandy, Libby, Bridget, her college roommate Janine, and Lazarus.
Tab is bringing Aelise (but not Kers) and Luhan.
Etty is bringing only Nona.
Aether, likewise, brings no one but Celo.
Pattern comes with Ripper, Slipstick, Queenie, and Ghosty.
Aegis is accompanied by her four-bodied boyfriend, Merryweather, Whitlock, and Howlett.
Aurora comes with Brilliance, Lexi with her Device Persica, Agent Honey with her Device Adularia, and Beth.
Rose brings her husband and three children and her former apprentice, Luc.
Angela brings her husband, her four children, several of her friends, and some of those friends' children and grandchildren with and without wings. Keziah also brings a friend.
Juliet shows up with Soph, Minus, Red, Giles, James, Virginia, Minnie, Ike, and Val.
Cam brings Jellybean and Tilly and stops there.
And from unBelled worlds hail additional Sherlocks and Tonies, Darcy, Matilda, Pepper, and Eights.
Pepper considers this. "I don't think I find it weird that some of them are women," she concludes.
"I guess there's two now, the dragon one is a girl, right? Her and the one of my moms."
"Yes," says Pepper. "The dragon one is also bonded to one of my alts."
"Right, I remember hearing about that because the Thilanushinyel of Bella has a Thilanushinyel dragon. They're not that much like our dragons."
"My world doesn't have any dragons to compare them to."
"Your world sounds weird."
"I like it just fine."
"Bella says our world is the nicest world. You can come to it some time and get a poof if you want one, people do that."
"I think I will definitely visit," says Pepper.
Carinna smiles at her. "I would like Mossy back now," she says.
Pepper hands Carinna back her poof.
Carinna puts Mossy on her shoulder and wanders into the crowd, looking for the nearest mom (and checking name tags to be sure she gets the right one).
"Tony, Tony, I talked to a stranger and she was nice and nothing bad happened and she wants a poof and she made me an interesting candle and she's sort of fire related!"
"That's fantastic, have a hug!" she says, holding out her arms.
Beamy enthusiastic cuddlesome hugs!
"Her name is Pepper and in her world you can't stack rooms or grow things on the inside and not the outside, but they have things called elevators so they don't have to climb stairs," Carinna adds.
"Ooh, she must be from Yggdrasil," says Tony. "With Iron Man. He mentioned elevators too, when he was grumbling about the stairs in the castle. And he has a friend called Pepper."
"Yeah! She said her Tony was the Iron Man one."
"That makes sense! I'm glad you had a good talk," says Tony, hugging her again.
"I am too!" Hug hug hug.