After a rash of mysterious disappearances of archangels, it was found the culprit was Shellma Natharian, a figure from the ancient histories. She raised spires of light that were draining the nexuses of Magnagora and the communes. It was then uncovered that the Dread Lord of Contagion was behind her resurrection and actions. However, the people of the Basin came together to take down the spires of light. In the end Shellma Natharian and the Dread Lord had a falling out and Shellma stole the Crown of Stars from him. With it she was able to take control of the Pool of Stars in an attempt to raise herself to divinity by draining its power. Ultimately, she was defeated though at great cost.