The ships that appear are huge, probably built in space, made for aesthetic sensibilities not as alien as they could have been. On board they start checking whether the system is a template.
I don’t even know that it necessarily would. But it would also fix things like badly healed old breaks, some forms of chronic pain, and even brain damage - almost any damage your lifestyle might have caused. In my species, hair color is an indicator of health (it tends to bleach with time and illness) and does change.
Amentan hair so far as I know does not change with age. I am sure many possible recipients would appreciate repair of old injuries.
If Amenta turns out to be able to compensate us adequately for restoring thirteen billion people to perfect health we would be glad to do so. It seems unlikely that the entire planet has enough to offer us to make that level of tedium worth our while, and there's a smaller group who can't even be clean otherwise and might all be killed more swiftly than would otherwise have happened as a result of our presence here. It seemed worth looking into it.
I am having some trouble finding the questions in your messages.
There wasn't one in my last message. I only thought it might be courteous to provide you with some background information. I am not entirely familiar with Amentan courtesies and want to indicate to you that if you have things to say to me about contact between my people and Amenta I am generally open to hearing them. I've exhausted the questions I know enough to ask already. You are also welcome to ask me questions. If I have missed any that were implied, I apologize.
Whenever you have a timeline on what steps will be taken regarding reds I'd appreciate a copy.
I'll let you know when I have such a thing.
There is no further reply.
Well. They have a moon base where they've stashed the infants who will be daeva or spellbinders someday and their parents. If they absolutely have to they'll accept that tropical island, too, and live there and make use of Amenta's industrial base.
But there's no useful magic here that they didn't bring, so the one and only avenue by which they might grow more powerful is inventing new kinds of magic jewelry, and the Peal has more people working on that, and frankly it has smarter people. This is a fine place to hide forever from their far superior foes, and that's all it is or can be.
A ship leaves to scout another world.
They return to orbit around Amenta to be more likely out of reach while they research the new world and refresh themselves on Wish.
"It's Wish magic, right, that's how Wish magic works?"
"So we want to get the wish-granter from the Kyuubeys - "
"Do they have it?"
Inanna checks where it is.
"Yep. Are Kyuubeys moral patients?"
"Are they?" asks one of the Sesatis.
"I don't think so," says Valan, "but are they holding up anything that'll collapse without them if we manage to steal their box? Can we steal their box?"
"Gem bought hers with a song we already have," says Zatar. "Look for references to magic music on their Wikipedia or let me know if they don't have Wikipedia."
"Or happiness magic," says Inanna.
"Yes, thank you, or that."
They divide up sources and do some reading.
Probably they can buy the wish-granter.
Maybe they have a use for Amenta after all, it's a big population to sift through for passionate people.
They're gonna read up on the political situation before they do anything, though. What's up with this magic empress? What's known about the Kyuubeys? Do Kyuubeys write things?
Empress Jun Wu is a well-respected but not particularly showy manager of magical girl affairs; there's a bureaucracy and whatnot under her but if there's ever a really big problem and big guns need to be called in, she's one to call.
Kyubeys are obscure - most people can't see them - but not really secret. Kyubeys do not write things.
"...Not obvious we should buy it from them, maybe it's the empress's to sell?"
"Do the magical girls even know the deal they're making?" Inanna muses, looking up grief seeds on Wikipedia to try to check that.
"Fuck Kyubey," Inanna growls. "They don’t know. Okay so for the humans we’re cutting witches off at the source and for the Kyubeys we’re giving them unlimited energy. How do we pitch that?"
Zatar gives her a slightly irritated look. "Correct, that’s the main plan we’re considering. Assuming no one would rather have the wish-granter - suppose they would rather that. How do we take it anyway? No plans that rely on teleportation because someone will have tried that. Are there records of attempts to steal it?"
"Not written by Kyubeys, anyway." Anything on the topic happen to be easy to find?
"We’ll send Relu to talk to the empress. How do people get audiences with her and what’s been published about the etiquette for it?"
Oh, to a first approximation they don't. She will on rare occasions visit heads of state, the UN, that sort of thing.
She does have a secretary who does sometimes talk to people!
And does the internet say anything about the etiquette for talking to the secretary?