Ascender told us all we need to now, Stick together, Make sure the story is told,
Augie is overwhelmed and close to giving up hope, We have to help him through this as best we can. something horrible is happening to people around him and we need to remind him he's not alone and we can beat the storm. Trust the flow of magiq..
I think telling him we are from the future is bad. But that doesn't mean we can't tell him the truth. We already told him the book stopped emailing us. I say we tell him why. Because we figured out t be book wants us to not solve it ourselves. It led us to Augie so we could help his lodge do it in their darkest hour.
We just need to find a way to get him to listen to that through the fear. If he ignores what Ascender said we will lose our only -connection to his time.
Also and most importantly. We need to make sure we have solved everything we can. Time is not our friend here.