As to our current task, we shifted back to the plane and found ourselves just about half an hour away from the Abolist Tower.
Anyway, we made our way back to the tower and Kelmar spoke that there were signs of people having moved through the area. Heading on up, and getting that damn trap disarmed, we found ourselves face to face with a horrific sight. Nyktox was in a cage hanging over an opening in the floor at the center of a massive chamber open to the high mountain winds. Portals were open within the framework of four sets of three doors and monsters were streaming out of them into matching portals not far away. At the center were four cultists and an undead goblin leading the ritual.
He turned to say to us "Took you long enough" and the battle started.
The goblin summoned a mass of demonic guardians to surround him, but it fell quickly as Medi and Alwyn descended on him and slashed into his form. The cultists attempted to lay chains about my mind in a way that I am familiar with. It would have left me paralyzed and helpless had I not resisted. Kelmar, meanwhile was swarmed by monsters.