The party had narrowly defeated the Twilight Lord and his shadow compatriots. The remnants of whom shot into Vortamos’ shadow, making him the new Twilight Lord. It is then that John Doe makes a plea to the party, now that the threat is gone; to help him take back his realm from Aetherion’s control. Carniera (Vortamos’ Shadow) obliged to transport them all there. The group happily agreed to take out Aetherion once and for all and were teleported to a new realm, which looked remarkably like Elmhurst. However, large black obelisks dot the landscape. Some are twisted with small ‘branches’. John acts somewhat hysterically and runs off towards the keep.