Haiti's doing fabulously. "Now we buy out all the slaveowners, Grenada first -"
"They seem like excellent inscrutable goals - just -"
"Yup." He asks Timothy when he next sees him alone.
"He said he'll stop once we've ended slavery and pointed ourselves at a Vanda Nossëo membership and possibly a few other things should come together at the same time."
"Do you believe him?"
"You think he could lie to me?"
"Uh, maybe? Felix seems like quite a drug."
"I've been wondering if it arranged for our being dropped on the Arda."
"In theory it should not have been able to have an effect that fine-tuned past when it wore off."
"She might've made the decision before it wore off, hard to know. I suppose I could go ask Elio."
"How's he doing?"
"Convalescing with his girlfriend in Italy and so so disinterested in any politics."
"Was he even sympathetic to what she had him doing before she had him doing it -"
"Not especially, I don't think."
"Just kinda grabbed him for the skillset and if you hadn't known how -"
"Well, it would've been convenient to have gotten good enough to throw it off but not instantaneously. A bit safer. But yes, I'm very pleased I picked up the skill - should send my tutor a card -"
"It's only the courteous thing to do, really, I show up back from the dead teleporting wandlessly and updating the Wizengamot on what I did with all the prisoners from their prison from which a breakout is supposed to be impossible, he's probably wondering if he should be worried."
"I suppose you could send him a very tasteful card. With one of those looping animated sorcerous illusions including sound that he won't be able to dispel or pick apart."
"I really honestly don't hold a grudge there. Maybe it would get him to stop, that would be worth it."
"Do you think you can fill the niche -"
" - probably? I've never gotten it to work on a human."
"Who've you tried -"
"Just family, which is almost certainly the reason. It worked fine on the orcs. But I had relevantly malicious intent there."
"Maybe you could substitute peal trust if we can find a wizard alt of somebody who you don't know but their alt is trustworthy, and you teach them and they can let us practice -"
"That'd work - wish there were a better way to check for alts -"