Once situated, Jerry nodded to tell Asta it was okay if he moved around now, before looking up at Niudisa and Adran. "If the goblin is planning something, we should probably find a way to plant a portable anti-magic field on him or something."
"I don't think that's possible, actually," Adran shook his head, "But, we do know that we can kill him, we managed to kill a tarrasque." He scratched his fuzz and then looked at the jar. "I've got an idea."
"It will take that longer to get to the hedge than it will for the spell on Jerry to wear off," Joanne agreed, "And Jerry likely cannot defend against several tarrasques at once."
"I'll refresh the spell when we get there, and why she's not gonna kill him," Adran replied, "She's going to grab him and take him hostage."
"You want me to... explain to me how I'm supposed to take a caster hostage?", Jerry demanded. Adran explained that casters needed their hands and their mouths to cast, to use items or for verbal and somatic spell components.
"Stick something in his mouth and tie his hands together, you'll get him fine," Adran explained, "Once that happens, use your mirror to tell us what happened-"
"My mirror stopped working when we went through the field." Adran's turn to facepalm.
"Okay, I'm gonna teach you Sending, when you've got him down, use it to tell me or Niudisa what's up, and we'll bust down the hedge to clean up the mess. Niudisa and I figured out a really solid way to kill a tarrasque."
Asta spoke up again. “There’s still a lot of risk in this plan, and it’s Jerry’s life that’s on the line.”
Niudisa looked over at Asta. “Well the longer we wait, the more likely it is that the goblin will act first and then we’ll all be dead. Risks have to be taken.”
Erina spoke up. “I have a question. How do we get the fairy jar to the goblin without him believing it’s a trap? We’ve shown ourselves to be hostile already, so it’s unlikely we can just hand it to him.”
"So we make it look like it's not a trap," Adran replied. "He's ran us off already. He's not really gonna question it if he drives us off again. If a big jar with a fairy in it falls off of someone's hip?" Adran shrugged, "Sounds to me like someone tried some tricky means to gain enough power to compete with him, and I don't think he'd object to snatching more for himself. I don't think anyone would object to a scantily-clad nightlight, either."
"That was a compliment, Asta, she's very pretty." Adran shook his head, "Jerry, come here, I'm gonna need you to memorize some words." Jerry set the gem fragment on the table and fluttered up to Adran's shoulder. He pulled out his book to go over how Sending worked.
"I'm going to stab you when this is over," Jerry warned the warlock.
Adran pointed to the fairy on his shoulder in response to Shuffle's question, but didn't quit going over the spell with Jerry. "-So when you go to cast this, you really gotta focus on who you're trying to communicate with, the working radius depends on how strong your mental image of their mind is."
"Alright, practice it, go bother Shuffle with it, I think she misses you," Adran set his book down and feigned shooing Jerry off his shoulder, who fluttered back to Asta and the dragon rock. "It's a cantrip, you'll recover the mana you use faster than you use it," Adran reminded her.
"Yeah, yeah," Jerry made hand signs and focused on Shuffle. 'Where did you put your fish?', was the sentence that rang in Shuffle's mind, sounding vaguely like Jerry's voice, except Jerry was on the other side of the room and fiddling with something.