"A situation?" Faote wondered aloud, briefly recalling his time back with the short conversation he managed to overhear with Asura. "Right, the missing books."
Wait a minute. Was Heat just expertly manipulated into assisting with the hunt for some missing books? 'if you're seeking direction' could have meant a number of things, and she might have just framed finding his friend into a conscription for a book hunt. Faote almost wanted to laugh.
Time, you sly devil. Not like he had anything else better to do, anyway. She had trouble getting other Embodiments on the search, right?
"I suppose they'll need some busting out, then. An epoch circle would be great for that if I had a philosopher stone on my person." He sighed. For all his power, he sort of missed the old way he did things. Sure, he could probably get the same effect as an embodiment, but it would require far more effort and a knowledge of how to manipulate reality in conjunction with his aspect of existence. Even if he could, there were a few things he couldn't do that an Epoch Circle could.
Like right now. You don't think you'd need something until you are found without it in a spot where it would be useful. Faote had taken his old ways for granted when receiving this newfound blessing as what effectively amounted to an admittedly specific godhood.