Gaeton disappears over the top of the ring of the caldera with Porin in tow, but almost immediately runs into a patrol of cetaceans and dolphins. He dodges quickly, swooping low over the skyline, with Porin firing bolts of ice at their pursuers, but multiple bony bolts tear through his armor and it's not too long until he's grounded in the converted city on the mountainside, far from the moving wall.
The ground here is ossified, like thick bony plating and malformed marrow, the buildings around you are massive blocks of salt and quartz and mineral, featureless and glistening in the volcanic daylight. As you dust yourself off after that nasty emergency crash landing, you don't see Porin anywhere.
Thankfully the aerial patrols far above have forgotten you, and you don't spot any constructs on the ground… yet.>>297593>>297595
You could try heading back to the open hole you entered through, but you don't know how far it is from where you are now. You're certain it's clockwise to your position, though.
Alternately you could try scaling the ring's outside and going down the side of the mountain from there, but you'd be exposed to air patrols.>>297598>>297607
It actually appears that there are a number of Lunar seals placed at regular intervals in the spire. Comparing the Smooze below with the Smooze outside, you realize that the eldritch being isn't ascending the spire as quickly, possibly held back by the divine force. It's like an arrow pointed straight at the heart of darkness.
If you don't move fast enough, however, your way out could be barred by the Smooze outside.