You see, we kill the Lich in Prophecies and are like "YAY! BIG PARTY!".
Then, after the party, we get news of Elona.
"New farming spots!"
"More stuff to pound into applesauce!"
"Hugely overpowered new professions!"
So, getting bored of B/P in tombs, we go over there.
Actually, Devona, Cynn, Aidan, and Mhenlo go everywhere, and we need to tag along just for continuity. (Anyone else get annoyed how you lead them to the Ascalon Settlement, then they dump you until that Crystal Desert quest and act like they've been with you all along?)