We venture forth. Talia shows her lack of tact by throwing goo on Karen. It was gross and smelled gross. Really the worst thing that has happened so far. At least in recent memory and in this location. Ug. The worst.
We found a portal and Nadarr entered it. There he convinced an alchemist that he was on a quest from Garlak and the alchemist gave him three psy crystals. Nadarr promptly left and we were on our way.
After much deliberation, we decide to enter together and then talk with the alchemist. We find out that he’s a prisoner of the Gith and has been held here for a long time. His name is Khelben and he’s a jerk. He doesn’t remember his last name. He gives us the missing key gem. He also gave us a dark red crystal that enables us to enter “Time Bubbles” in Orbis. Time bubbles are natural gateways to the past or future that pop up where epic events have or will occur in the world. To help Khelben escape from The Abyss where he is held prisoner by the Gith we will have to find more of these red Crystals for him. He mentioned that we can use the Red crystal to teleport to his realm once every 2 weeks. Time functions differently on his platform meaning that we can return to our realm at the same time we left it with nobody being the wiser. He has also offered to enchant our items whenever we find special psionic stones. We need two stones to enchant one item. He can make magic items for us if we can provide him with the correct materials.
We cannot find a way to release him so we head to the statue and place the second gem. The statue unnervingly disappears into the ground and reveals a staircase. We step down it in our most fabulous outfits.