The first thing Kybele will notice when she wakes up is almost certainly the enormous pain in her chest. It's not that there's a shortage of things to notice, in the middle of a busy market square mid festival, but that's the kind of thing that really tends to grab the attention. Wherever she fell asleep, she certainly isn't there now.
"I don't know what would constitute trying to do that but I'm doing my best?" she attempts.
"How curious. You seem to be under the effect of Tongues, or some similar spell, as well as something to disguise the resulting magic aura. Not an especially difficult task, but not one most demons are capable of, nor is it clear why they would bother. Iskander, do you mind if I dispel the effect to see if there are any additional surprises?"
"Would... that mean I couldn't talk to anybody here."
"If I dispelled the tongues, yes, you would only be able to talk with me and your sister, but dispel only removes one effect each cast, starting with the strongest. If that and the tongues are the only two effects, it would be an equal shot I remove either, but if there are any nasty surprises it would almost certainly hit them first. Rathimus might also have one prepared I can prevail upon for you; he sometimes preps one in his fourth circle slots on festival days since we have visitors from outside of Mendev who might buy one.
"If not, I could try to just use an Augury to check, but they're unreliable - especially against magic that interferes with divinations."
"I rely on being able to talk to people. Like, I can't stop you, but that would be very inconvenient if I had to go through Ky for everything."
"Very well. In that case, I will attempt to check first; this requires concentration, so please bear with me for a minute or two."
Then Terendelev closes her eyes, concentrating on unzipping the spellform into a usable shape. If I use Dispel Magic on Iskander, will the result be Weal or Woe?
She frowns. That wasn't the result she was expecting; most likely, she figured she would either get no result for the spell failing or it not helping him notably, or weal if it was a good idea. Perhaps there's some fail-deadly spell hidden under the abjuration that reacted poorly to her dispel attempt? Or...
She focuses again, for another minute. If I don't use Dispel Magic on Iskander, will the result be Weal or Woe?
Oh dear. There's an obvious explanation for getting that result, and she doesn't like it; she was really enjoying this festival too. Well, duty calls.
And suddenly in front of them is an enormous silver dragon, which then leaps into the sky, magic swirling around their claws as they ascend. An enormously loud voice that still somehow sounds like the woman from before sounds out.
"Hulrun, Irabeth, Rathimus, we have a situation!"
....Does Ky have her paper hat or did it get lost at some point during her adventures that she can't remember.
She does! What, did you think the world would be so cruel as to deprive her of a hat?
...She does also seem to have a new set of bracers on her arms, though.
Are they paper? She doesn't want anything that isn't paper right now.
They are, apparently! It responds a little oddly, and seems to have a weirdly impressive amount of work put into it; the outside of it is covered with extremely fine silver calligraphy, and it seems to somehow be a single whole rather than something that can come apart, but it's paper all the same. They're impressively durable, too, and not just for paper either.
She must have made them during the lost time. Though she can't reconstruct what the calligraphy is for.
The hat unfolds into its full size, bright colors and rustling panels of paper, so she can hide herself and her brother under it if anything scary happens.
Something scary sure does seem to be happening. Like oh, say, a whole bunch of demons suddenly appearing in the market square. And in the sky above the market square. And replacing the people they were disguised as. And in the surrounding buildings-
An especially astute observer might notice they seem a little disorganized, as though they launched the attack before they planned to and with some last minute prep work still not done, but it's hard to differentiate that from the general disorganization demons always tend to have.
Ky and Iskander have no preexisting opinions on demons but they are not exactly acting reassuring! Is there a good place to hide?
There's nothing amazing; unless she wants to join the throngs of frightened civilians trying to force their way out of the square, her best bets are probably to either take cover behind one of the stalls and hope she doesn't get seen or head for a corner and at least have two of her sides covered by walls. The demons do seem fairly distracted, though; there are guards moving implausibly quickly and swinging around glowing swords, Hulrun just stabbed an enormous one hard enough to kill it instantly, someone is shooting flames, and of course the dragon in the room is busy tearing her way through whatever Vrocks and Nabasu can't get away from her quickly enough in between freezing some of the denser groups of demons solid.
Do any of the stalls have more paper. There is a reason she normally hangs out in her library or printshop!
Not selling it, though a few of them have some sheets for recordkeeping. If she wants paper, she'll have to grab it from the decorations; some of the strings used to liven up the city are festooned with various colored paper polygons, though by no means all of them.
Right. Come to Kybele, paper decorations. She wants a spear and a breastplate and a cloak of the stuff.
The paper will oblige her in making variously colorful pieces of equipment.
She reshapes it as it flies into her hands. Backs up against something sturdy with Iskander huddled under the cloak.