Bella's not sure where she has wandered. She thought she was about to walk into a shop, but this appears to be an unattended bar. With none of the windows associated with the shop she thought she was entering. It could be an elaborate psychic assault of some kind, but it doesn't feel very... assault-y... and she was in the middle of a town and doesn't think any humans want to sic their 'mon on her. It's strange. She approaches the bar, looking around warily, hand hovering near her belt.
"Twist, unless I think of something better."
"Outside to burn things," says Shine.
"Oh. That makes sense."
"So... some elementals found the bar and you guys jailbroke them because you don't have my legal consequences or mortality problems," Maurabel says.
"Specifically Promise made Kisonde do it, because Kisonde's a human and can do your kinda magic, whereas I can only do demon magic and Promise can only do her fairy things plus sorcery that doesn't work outside her world. And the elementals said they wouldn't hurt Kisonde and in fact did not. You can do the rest of 'em if you want."
"I'd rather not get caught at it, but if it's in here and all I'm doing is breaking the amulets and not swiping 'em, yes please."
"Should I be bringing a bunch of elementals to Fairyland at some point?" wonders Shadow.
"If you want to go see if there's a batch ready to move in there I will happily hold the door for you."
He goes out to the yard.
Earth says to Maurabel, "Maybe you can provide a new perspective on how to go about stealing large numbers of amulets."
"There's other universities and that big magic co-op upcountry and what we really need is a copy of the national licensing registry -"
Cam hands her a copy of the national licensing registry.
"- thank you, Revelation."
"This doesn't have addresses, but it has names and there's separate entries for anybody who has more than five or a hybrid -" She starts flipping through it. "Outside the country I'll be less helpful, though, I don't know if they even have things like this."
"Go ahead and list me countries, or name me a textbook that has a list, and we'll see what I can do, but vague information like that is sometimes hit or miss."
"Uh - World Political Geography, published by, what was it, Turnstars Books?"
"Aaand -" Yep, there is one of it. Revelation starts flipping through it.
"Hey, you mentioned the bar does translation, but you talked outside of it, too -?"
"Oh, it was annoying so I got Kisonde to summon me for the language. If you summon a demon they get your languages. We'll need Milliways or Promise's 'just plain speaking' for deciphering the registries of countries that don't share your language, though."
"A bunch of us want to go see Fairyland," he reports.
"All right, here you go." Revelation holds the door to his Hellhouse.
Shadow commences ferrying people to Fairyland. (It turns out he does not need a blanket to transport a Shine, if they turn their halo down as low as possible.)
And when the batch has all gone, Cam closes the door again. "Where are we hitting first? Also, I want to issue everybody involved nice long-distance walkie-talkies and find out if those work while we're shadow-walking." He tucks one behind his ear and hands one to Promise and offers Shadow one.
Shadow takes the mysterious object and looks at it. "What's this do?"
"If you flick this switch, it'll pick up whatever you say and the other people who have them will hear you. So if we get split up or something happens and we need to bail we can know about it."