A gem has become Elf Friend. She has saved elven lives more than once now. A debt is being repaid. A gem is glad of this.
She wandered in a strange tower this eve. It is not here. A scholar thinks it is probably not on Toril. But where is a Tower standing. If it stands. A gem has only seen a few rooms of it, with wards blocking paths everywhere. An attempt by the silver sorcerer was made to look beyond the wards. A bad idea that was. A gem remained because a songstress was there, and an elven warrior. A gem had to help them.
What came from a crack in a ward was... simply horrid. It brought pain in a gem's mind, and it tried to pull a group though the crack. When an elven warrior struck it, he started to turn to dust. What this.. thing? brought was death. But not simply death. Nothingness. A Void. An elven warrior was able to resist it and avoided death. Eventually, our resistance, or perhaps the flickering mage, ended the being from beyond. it turned to salt and crumbled to the ground. A gem felt it was unwised to touch this salt and warned so.
A flickering mage asked why we were trying to break what we could not repair. He spoke of what was beyond the wall but, a gem is not sure what a flickering mage meant. "The Outside"... Many questions were asked with no answers. Even a scholar could not tell. A better scholar will be needed for answers. If there are any answers.
All a gem knows, is that "The Outside" is dangerous and deadly, that a Tower is not here but somewhere, that it was of Netherese and its people too. She is starting to think maybe time is broken in a tower too, but she is not mage or archmage. She does not know these things, so she will let those that do figure it out. There is enough craziness in a world and plane she lives in, she wont try to understand the insanity of another place she does not wish to live in.