No, I also had this happened to me.

I got a tip from another player, saying I should go down the beach (behind the nest towers) and kill the Black Ring there. Then, go to the teleporter on the left of the 2 nest towers, a bit above, and then use the teleport there to get into the Bunker. Take out Lord John and Lady Kara there, go upstairs, either choose to kill the 2 Black Ring up there or choose to spare them and be able to buy items from them (I chose this one). Then, flick the 3 levers in the room of those 2 Black Ring, and most of the sheilds in the Orabas Fjords will be taken down, and then you will be able to access most of the areas and quests. smile

"Never Try, Never Fail."