When the first wave of daemons swarmed out of the Scar, most could not resist the quick, easy blood of the assembled Legion and Beast Horde armies. These naive creatures saw a quick victory and rapid domination over all of Newerth. The more sophisticated daemons, like the Black Widow of Hell’s Keep, knew the Second Corruption would be an epic war unlike any before, and they prepared for it. The Black Widow turned away from the gruesome battle and entered the nearby city of Hope’s Keep, where she found a vast supply of huddling residents who would serve as excellent hosts for her spiderlings. Her webs and egg sacs took over the cavernous Cathedral of Hope, turning it into a rustling tomb of moaning, helpless victims who are devoured from the inside out as the spiderlings grow big and strong for the battlefield.