To access this quest, the previous quest, Kieran's Return, must be completed.
As the group enters the desert of Sahaar, Hakeem continus the story. The Throne of Renewal, according to Sandro, was enchanted by Void magic to strengthen the person's mind and willpower, on whoever sat on it. Gazal made a deal with Sandro: she would help him, but was to first to sit on the throne. She did so and a darkness formed around her. Before Hakeem could continue, scouts report some crusaders from the Holy Empire; Vein and Ga'arend ready the group for the incoming battle.
Crusaders are most powerful when they are at full health. In addition, the enemy's deck revolves around swarming creatures.