Sigrid told the group this:
“There is an Algothin Proverb I am fond of. It goes, “This statement is false.” You see it right? Our universe is rife with paradox. Everything from magic to the weak nuclear force. The one consistency of our universe is incoherence. But the plane of law is different. There, the rules make sense and cannot be broken. There are no paradoxes. They have their own math, their own physics. There is no gravity. You stay on the ground through sheer force of will. But, because the rules are so rigid, they are easy to exploit. On the plane of law, if you can prove something to be true, and I don’t mean use clever rhetoric to obfuscate, but I mean, really prove it, based on their laws, then you can create whole empires from pure theoretical thought. It is a dangerous place for a scientist. Which is probably why the dimension consistently rejects me.”
“That’s the other thing. To enter the plane, it must create a Predictability Matrix around you. If it can’t, it expels you instantly. Once there, you can move around freely, but if you become too unpredictable, the plane treats you much in the same way your body treats a virus.
I have never been to the plane of law myself so I cannot offer you practical advice in how to find my wayward cousin. But I will give you this note. It should provide you with some of the tools you need to succeed on the journey ahead.”
“1. I exist.
2. I exist, ultimately, in a reality.
3. I exist ultimately, in a reality that is governed by logical and coherent principles.
4. Because I exist, ultimately, in a reality that is governed by logical and coherent principles, nothing in unpredictable."
So the Party was transported to the Plane of Law. Only, Alarus was not with them. They met a nice little Modron named Ipsnee who really wanted some rust. So they bribed him with a rusty whistle and they had him lead them to a major city. They had to do battle with a clockwork dragon, thousands of Modrons, and an invisible maze. Seu’ku discovered how to manipulate gravity and Kai discovered that the odds of him just knowing how to get through the maze were slim, but still possible.
Then, in the city, Varren played chess with a mechanical turk. The turk warned him of a deeper pit to come.
Then they found Thadius’ layer and Kai pulled him from a fictitious book called “The Folly of Solbec.” This book was notable because it featured real events, even though it was supposedly fiction.