Upon stepping into the city streets of Trundor the party witnessed a bizarre extraplanar event unfold before them. A magic rift opened in the very fabric of reality, out came running a group of unsavory-looking humanoid warriors who grabbed Baylen Gempf, a recent ally and friend of the adventuring party and then made off. A magic golem-like creature, a Keeper, intercepted one of the plane-travelling warriors, killing him just before his allies escaped through another portal, dragging Baylen with them. Immediately thereafter a bard in colorful attire identifying himself as Baylen’s brother, Daylen, called out to the party to give chase. The group and their new ally ran after Baylen, heading through the rapidly-closing portal.
The adventuring party found themselves standing in a dark canyon on an alien world which was most certainly not Dalun. Larkspur could feel it in the air and Daylen confirmed that they were on another world located on the Pintle Rim on a plane of existence called Telegira. The rock of the canyon was a rich purple color, the soil was nearly black, and massive blue and white spotted mushroom stalks sprouted from the sides of the cliff walls like trees in a mountainous forest. A thick cloud of pollen dust hung in the air stinging the eyes and nostrils of the adventurers as they acclimated to this strange and foreign land.
Unfortunately the interplanar bounty hunters that grabbed Baylen must have been using powerful teleportation magic or benefited from some kind of planar time flux because when the adventurers arrived their quarry was already several miles ahead. They hiked on through the rocky canyon and found a navigable path to flat land above and were able to pick up the pace. After a time they entered a “forest” of towering mushroom stalks and were assaulted by a hungry pack of spider-like creatures which hopped about and lunged about harrying the party. After all of the creatures were slain they found their way to a river which they followed until they reached a tavern.
Upon arriving at the tavern they discovered a group of beings which resembled humans and elves, but they dressed oddly and did not speak common, elvish or any other language they knew for that matter. Eventually the adventurers were able to discern from grunts, broken common phrases, and hand signals that the kidnappers made off with Baylen towards a settlement out in the rocky country beyond the tavern.