Travel by Bifrost is supposed to be highly reliable.
Loki, inveterate faller, falls off it anyway.
"I'll watch out for that, then, thank you for the heads-up."
"Eh, not in general, but in an unfamiliar context with some reason not to be maximally conservative, somebody could probably pull something over on me."
"Will do. Do you ever meet one who's smart enough to get something even when you're on to them?"
"Sometimes they're smart enough to get away before I can catch them in the act, but I'm just not gonna give away large amounts of money to a stranger no matter what they tell me. Sometimes I drop a little money to lure them in and then they can have a slightly fancy dinner some night with my money, but I'm not losing sleep over it."
"The fancy dinners around here get really fancy, this is the most aggressively cosmopolitan place I've ever been. Not that I've had many chances to travel."
"I live on Asgard. It's nice, and I live in the capital, but it's isolationist and pretty culturally homogenous."
"It's nice in its way, but pretty isolationist. Exercises more or less nominal control over eight other planets. It has high technology but likes to hide it and make it all look preindustrial for the aesthetic."
"I'm used to it but I wouldn't have chosen it."
"I might, but I have a chance, if an increasingly slim one, at the throne, and I wouldn't want to be too hasty to jeopardize that. Still, as long as I'm in temporary exile anyway..."
"I got caught using magic. To heal my very publicly injured father."
"Nope, he was attacked by assassins. They don't object to him being well, they object to my having previously learned magic so that I was able to then heal him."
"I don't mind. It's very weird indeed. It's a gender thing, men are allowed magic."
"Legally, sure, I'm sure culture will take longer to come around, and that's if I'm queen. I'm younger and less popular both to the general population and to my mother."
"Less, but not nothing, and my sister likes me more than our mother does, so even if she gets the crown that's some avenue to politics."