Renee introduces the party to Archmage Herbert Morlan at the Mage’s College. Herbert is able to decipher the architects writings and determines how to open the Vault. The key is silver plaque, so only Rolan may enter. Renee joins the party and brings some of his soldiers through to guard Herbert’s ritual.
Herbert successfully opens the Vault and Rolan enters. In it he finds The Guardian, a dragonkin who was sealed into the Vault when it was built. The guardian reveals that vault is a static point of time in the past. He gives Rolan the broken pieces of , The Shame the legendary spear that killed the golden dragon Bethsara. The pieces are encased a large cylindrical crystal.
Rolan returns with the Shame and the Guardian who joins the party.