I warped back to pule to do some cie;th stone missions now im wondering if i can warp back to orphans cradle to continue the story or do i have to run all the way back from oerba-village proper? That would be the closest tele i have access to.
You can go back and finish the missions after you beat the final boss. In fact ti is a good idea to do so as you open up the next tier of the crystallarium and get a useful accessory. Some of the top level hunts are very tough!