“First, you need an appropriate ether sink. Then you can maintain the appropriate ratios so that the loose mana retains a lattice form, rather than disconnecting into shapelessness…”
“Okay, these words are getting a little complex for me, and I don’t know if it’s a side effect of the spell or what, but it’s giving me a headache.”
“I don’t think there’s a simple way to talk about this,” Marian’s voice resumes. “The whole thing involves very complicated properties of ether, which is probably for the best or we’d have new gods popping up all the time.”
“Is there a simpler solution, then,” you muse. “If the whole problem is that Goan will inhabit the god, could we get something else to inhabit it first?”
“I don’t think that would work,” Marian’s voice replies. “Goan would force it out. It’s still a god, so what could possibly win a contest of wills against it?”
“Another god,” you say, in realization.
“Theoretically, that could work. But I don’t tend to put much stock in plans that rely on a god cooperating,” Marian’s voice says, sounding unconvinced. “They tend to do their own thing.”
She has a point there. Even when the gods are helping you out, they tend to do it rather indirectly.
Still, you think you’ve got an idea on how to pull it off.