Well, it was a long time coming, but I finally made it. My last mission in Hard Mode was Gates of Madness. It took nearly a dozen allies and a few heroes to make it happen (obviously some had to leave) but I finally earned Legendary Guardian.
GoM was being particularly difficult today. It took 6 tries over the course of 3 hours to finally beat the mission (with 3 tries incredibly close having only Shiro or the Lich left). That being said, I am exhausted and I have earned a restful night’s sleep.