Well that's it then. I went to the "end of time" and worked on my spells with the element sellers and had things where I felt they needed to be in order to progress.

Sure enough, I teleport back to any part of the real world, and it's like my guys are standing still running for several moments before they play 'catch up' with me.

This is one hell of a bug and a game breaker. I can reload anything prior to that and it will work fine; until I teleport out and back in.