The Vanguard’s scouts located what they believed to be one of the Shards and sent word to the heroes. Upon arriving the heroes saw that the camp had been attacked and quickly went into action. They dispatched the attackers, who were Black Hand, and attempted to salvage the camp. One survivor, Nizar, let them know what happened. They came through rifts and had some kind of astral plague on them. He informed them that the Black Hand had gone into the vault and were also here for the Shard. He also requested that they find his wife Elaine as she was part of the team of Mage Knight’s that went into the vault.
Upon entering the Vault the heroes were met by minions of the Black Hand. A Spectator and a few lackeys stood no chance against the might of the heroes. However, in another room a Fire Elemental made short work of Talon, but Zazriel quickly summoned a tidal wave and vanquished the Fire elemental. Deeper into the Vault the heroes faced a vile monster known as the Oni. The Oni hinted at knowing Zazriel, perhaps in his past lives. Before the final blow was struck the Oni was able to get away. Nearing the end of the Vault an Iron Maiden was found with a person still alive inside of it. He offered to tell the heroes where one of the Shards were if they freed him, but they decided against it.
In the final room of the vault is where the heroes finally saw what they were after, one of the Shards. However, the Black Hand was already in the process of trying to take it. Acting quickly the heroes attempted to stop them. When all seemed lost Oluwakanyinsola made a dash for the Shard and upon grabbing a hold of it he shut down.
Will the heroes obtain in the Shard, or is it too late?