For crying out loud I havent been able to mess with that obelisk yet! -blam!-ing ridiculous
The team has identified the issue, and is currently developing a fix. As we're entering the holidays, we're expecting this to be addressed in January. While we have provided workarounds, I understand that this is a frustrating issue in the game. I've had to reload an instance 5-8 times to get around the issue. Ended up fully upgrading the obelisk as quickly as possible to avoid hitting the bug, which I'd recommend you do as well. After fully upgrading, important functions (acquiring bounties, linking the obelisk to the sundial) can be done from the Tower.