In the mean time, I've been wondering about inter spercing a few chapters, from other POVs. Ajha's would be good.
Ajha getting the report in from Gior's "guards".
Ajha and Q on Novaya Moskva surveying the burned ruins of the Cyernetics Center. Q telling him there are no bags or permanent gates on the World, noone who feels like a Oner withing a hundred mile radius.
Ra'd and Ebsa dropping in, "We put our heads together, there's thirty-five DMB World in a total Muck-sweat about the 'Plague that destroys magic.' All over the place. I think Eldon's and his buddies are spreading something we'd better be worried about, ourselves. I dropped somesamples off at the Class A lab, to see what the hell they're doing."
Confronting Eldon. "Me? Nah, I just let them chase me around. I did meet a Oner, guy with an ugly tattoo all over his face, who said he was infiltrating them, so he could sabotage them."
"Tattoo?" Uncle Ajki did say Ice was a chameleon. But why a tattoo? Maybe we'd better start looking for them.