Also known as the Highwayman, the Guardian was once a hero whose fame prompted the erection of the Hero's Memorial
. When the curse of Morphius
struck the land in the mid-1600s GUE
, he vanished and was thought to have been defeated by the adversary or to have fled in cowardice.
Becoming a mysterious figure semi-shrouded in secrey, he roamed both levels of the Valley of the Sparrows
on horseback, preying upon any foreigners for cash and possessions. Most found him too clever to be over-powered.
But in reality, the Guardian, who served the will of the great Implementors
was do-gooder embarked on a mission to gather wealth for the future of
the valley-folk. His ideal purpose, though, was to keep Zorkian
citizens and visitors honest and upright, and to punish the fallible
and fling their belongings to the four winds whenever the Implementors
When unknown persons had attempted to rewrite
Zorkian history and were circulating a revisionists versions of the
, the Guardian roamed the countryside and
confiscated bogus versions.
While the name of the Guardian has been lost to time, he partake was one of the celebrants who honored the unknown Sweepstakers Winner
after his defeat of Morphius in 1647 GUE.
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