As I mentioned a few pages back: For this thread to work we have to have some basic assumptions. Unless there is a good reason to think otherwise I would argue that we have to treat the scene with redcloak loading the MitD as if it is not a hand wave.

I have not got the books so I don't have an opinion either way but if we start ignoring things because we think they're not important without a good reason then were do we stop?
Saying we should just use common sense doesn't work because while it might be common as muck the same sense isn't common to all people.