The Guardians Keep

A History of the Guardians

A History of the Guardians

Chapter 1
The beginning

The Guardians began as a simple enough group of adventurers that took down a mad wizard on Krynn known as Vizzerdrix. Vizzerdrix claimed to be from the future, and whether or not that statement was true died with him. However it was from those humble beginnings that Gabriel Cross, Silverback and Amimiquai Bleeder, first met. Their epic defeat of the Wizard Vizzerdrix is something of a legend now only told by Bards and Singers. The details of that battle and how it was fought and won have been so clouded in mystery and retold so many times the truth of the situation is somewhat hard to find . However, in the end it was Gabe and the future Guardians that came out on top and regardless of how it went down and how the bards tell the tale, that much always stays the same.

The small team of adventures decided shortly afterwards it was indeed time to take up residence and to settle down. Taking the occasional odd mercenary job as thing progressed and life seemed to settle down their life was beginning to build in a small town known as Dolban on Taladas. Gabe and Ami found themselves together more and more as their affection grew and it became clear that the two were meant for each other. Silverback being one of Vizzerdrix’s former employees and a servant himself of the Dark Queen, spent his time trying to correct himself and earn some semblance of penance for his wrongs. It was Gabe’s sister Gweneth that ultimately convinced Silverback to switch allegiance and renounce his religion to the Dark Queen. Mazuto was content as a ranger to wander the countryside and even found himself his own life for a time where he and a young woman by the name of Gherlana fell in love.

But Gabe and his future team of Guardians had drawn the attention of a powerful demon, and Dolban had become his new target. The demon Akmisdues had employed Vizzerdrix for his own dark purpose and Gabe’s defeat of him now put him at the top of Akmisdues’s list of problems that needed to be solved. Dolban became Akmisdues new target and the slow process of destroying the hero’s lives became the focus of Akmisdues’s primary consort, Estava. Estava focused first on Mazuto and his Wife. The target was easy and with Mazuto’s guard down it became an easy task and in one night Simbar lost both his wife and his unborn daughter.

Estava’s focus next fell on Silverback the former servant of the Wizard Vizzerdrix. Silverback and Gweneth had grown close as well and the two had been married for quite some time having one child together (a son named Davian). Estava succeeded in Killing Gweneth but failed to kill Davian, this failure was unacceptable in Akmisudes’s eyes and Estava was sent to the slave pits where her blood was drained and her soul captured. Her dried husk and skin now decorates Akmisdues’s wall above his throne.

The Lines had been drawn and Dolban quickly became the battle ground that Akmisdues had chosen. Gabe, Silverback, Mazuto, and Ami all fought valiantly but in the end it was the residence of Dolban that paid the ultimate price and all 14,567 citizens of the city were killed, and the entire place left in ruins, Gabe and his team had failed. The final blow came under the flag of surrender when Akmisdues demanded that the team surrender or he would destroy another city, and keep wreaking havoc across Krynn until they surrendered to him. Ami offered a better deal than Akmisdues could possibly imagine and surrendered not only herself but her very soul to the demon. Before Gabe could even argue, Ami was gone and the deal was done, her sacrifice saved not only her husband but her three children, as well as the rest of the team. Akmisdues left Krynn victorious and confident he would never see any of them again. . .

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