She appears above a bit of frozen wasteland. She falls, conscious but without making a peep, to the ground, and breaks a few more bones.
She lies there.
"It's a lot of power to concentrate in anybody. The Queen isn't as bad as she could be but someone controlling her would have all the same options, and added risk from the Queen trying to slip out."
"I know. I would prefer if I could do that part myself, but I do not have the requisite Gifts for it."
"There isn't any way to change which ones you have, I guess?"
"There are ways to awaken potential Gifts, but I do not have any remaining potential." In this body at least. "I do not know of a way to acquire a potential Gift one was not born with. Also I think it would be ill-advised to risk my being captured by the Queen of Fairyland, for reasons other than my particular Gifts."
"It's not really advisable for anyone."
"That is fair, but she would end up with considerably more detailed information on Velgarth if she had me."
"True, but anyone is going to be able to tell her enough she can make a sorcerer gate here."
"I have been wondering if I could design wards to detect a new fairy Gate opening, since they are visible to mage-sight then. In which case we could at least make it difficult for her to make a sorcerer gate to anywhere in my territory - and likely Valdemar as well - without being detected immediately."
"That would be really useful in being ready for any retaliatory move."
"I will add that to my list to research as well, then."
"Sounds like we'll be busy."
"Well, fortunately we are not working on a deadline as long as we have not done anything to get her attention."
"Yep, that's convenient."
Then they can get to work?
They can get back to work.