With our Blinkblade unavailable this week, we opted for a side mission titled "Guardian’s Temple." Kudos to scenario designer Drew Burmahl for one of the best 'Haven missions I've played.
Embarking into the heart of the Imperial Mountains, we faced a daunting cliff that hid a secret archway. Upon entering, we discovered an ancient altar amidst towering stone columns, guarding a precious scroll.
Initially, the sparse enemies seemed manageable. However, electric bolts shot from the columns as we advanced, forming a defensive barrier around the altar.
Our conventional weapons were ineffective against this electrical surge. In our search for a solution, we noticed a series of ancient, faulty machines prone to explosion, protruding from a concealed hatch behind the altar.
A new strategy emerged: we would utilize the explosive potential of these machines to disrupt the electric shield. Our mission evolved from simple retrieval to a complex puzzle, demanding precision, strategic insight, and daring to seize the scroll from its electrified stronghold.
This mission relied on optimal positioning, an aspect where the Blinkblade excels. After a few rounds, I cleared the left side of the board while the Drifter and the Deathwalker prepared to tackle the right side.
With one ice pillar remaining, I employed my reliable Translocation Rod to execute an epic switch with my bannerman. Unfortunately, one of the three curses from our road event thwarted my triumphant move. Nonetheless, I retained my position in the next round, needing to destroy the last Ruined Machine before it could move.
Despite the curse's setback, the experience was fantastic. I wouldn't have wished for the mission to unfold any other way.