Yes, all that to get a complete nobody to the elves. I don't see why they would want to teleport to pick her up when she should be perfectly able to just go to Cliffport and take a boat. She could give more information than the 25 words the sending would be able to, but she's hardly O-Chul in her ability to know spelllists, and the elves do not seem to be invested in the Gates enough (or at all) to spend any more resources to get instantaneous information to help the bunch of homeless hungry Azurites who plopped themselves down on an island near them.