Question about Shadow Lords Story mode!


I started Shadow Lords yesterday. Its really fun, loved how story driven is, but i dont wanted to play with characters i dont like at all (Kim Wu for example). It was Turn 11 when i decided to kill off everyone and start a new one with new characters. The problem is, im not seeing any story mission (with “!” mark on it) , only basic fights against mimics. When i tried first, all of the matches were pretty easy even on Turn 10, but my restart is much harder, i fought “HARD” enemies on turn 3 too, which is fine, but i feel im missing out something, its not the same.

Because i decided to pick my own characters, i skipped the whole story of the gamemode? I remember i had to collect shards for Kan Rah and stuff, there is nothing like it in this run.