Vanguard lived a good life until one day his wife got sick so he decided to travel to the north of the forest and steal the cure from the witch.
After traveling for many hours he eventually found the witches hut.
He snuck into the hut and stole the cure, before he could get away the witch noticed and followed him home...
The witch punished him for stealing by letting his wife die, instead of killing Vanguard and letting him join his wife in the afterlife she made him be the bridge between life and death and he could choose one's fate.
Vanguard got angry and ended up defeating the witch
Vanguard now visits his wife's grave everyday wishing he could've done something.