We are currently playing Dead Gods and I have encountered the following problem:
The PCs were forced to retreat from Tcian Sumere without meeting Kestod and thus without learning the plot-relevant clues for the Vault of the Drow and Ruins of Pelion.
Now they’ll probably regroup and gather new resources for a second try. This may (or may not) take some time.
The problem is, that I already told them that Sets’s realm Ankhwugaht has been closed off (about one day ago) as the consequence of the violent death of Set’s proxy Nekrotheptis Skorpios (the PCs sent Veridis Mov to Ankhwugaht on a diplomatic mission and he hardly escaped with his live).
This means, that Tenebrous has already recovered the Desert’s Night and is on his way back to the Bottom of the Multiverse. Which route does he travel? How long does his journey take?
It should definitely take some time to cross the distance between
Ankhwugaht (Stygia, Baator, Outer Planes) and the Negative Energy Plane (Inner Planes) but well, he’s Tenebrous after all.
I’d be happier if I had some reasonable timeframe.
If the PCs tarry and he reaches Tcian Sumere before them, the rest of the adventure is more or less obsolete as Tenebrous will reach his final goal way of time ahead. On the other hand I don’t want to shoehorn the adventure into the normal plotline by sending Tenebrous on a sightseeing trip instead of returning to Tcian Sumere as quick as possible.