Whether or not Nyatha won the position by honourable means, her dedication to the fort was never doubted. In 430 she promoted the creation of the Marali Vanguard, which she accompanied closely until her disappearance two years later.
Her Vanguard believes that she left Marali to infiltrate the Black Hand and worries about her well-being, after four years without news. The last time Nyatha Vaup has been seen, she was wearing a strange emblem with the words "The Iron Gauntlet" in it.
Nyatha Vaup reappeared in the year 438. A large party searching for the last gem needed to reforge the Royal Sceptre found her locked into a fight with the Dragon Vandrovic. Once the Emerald was recovered their endless fighting ceased, and Vaup could be freed. It is now known, that she spent the previous years together with Sule Tesdor trying to find that artefact and chasing representatives of the Alliance who had stolen it. She immediately returned to her post.