Guardian core Chronicles Death becomes me
Etan shook his head “Yeah, that's probably not going to happen. The condition for you keeping it was tha t you
continue to work for the Guardians, remember? Not only did you say you quit, but you left for five years. Drax
is doing a great job, and he doesn't try to kill everyone who says a cross word. He is what you could be if you
grew up a bit.” Reaper was so stunned; he just stood there in silence. That's the first time; I've ever seen that
reaction. “I can’t believe you of all people would betray me, this is not over.” Reaper said and left with a flash.
I leave for a mere five measly years and what do they do, they try to replace me. Etan thinks he's so smart
making a replica from my old toe. O f course the look on 1's face when she realized it was me was priceless. I
didn't even to get to tell him of all my adventures. He missed out on some fun stuff. Fighting the miniature
dragon swarm, the fire nebula races, and catching the notorious plague master comes to mind. I had fun doing
what I wanted to do without anyone watching my back, what's wrong with that? This clone of mine cannot stay.
To be honest, I'm not sure what to think of all this. Drax was so like the original, that you forget he is a clone.
The difference is without the two memories that make him bitter he is much easier to get along with. After
awhile I stopped thinking of the old Reaper altogether. But he was the one I technically had a friendship with,
first. Life can be very confusing at times. I plan to do everything I can to help Reaper integrate back into being
useful again. One Reaper is dangerous, but who knows what we could accomplish with two of them. I'll have to
keep them separate though, they’re too confrontational together. It was weird seeing him jealous of his own
clone. He came by to see me privately. I asked him why he hadn't sent me any kind of message or come to see
me in all those years. He said “Well I was busy.” I thought “O hh you were busy for five years and couldn't take
a moment to let me know how you were doing. Then you just drop by and want to demand everything back that
you gave up.”
Mission briefing three months later
Selar had an important mission for Etan to do. He wanted Etan, and Drax, to go retrieve a hidden item from
Earth. Just off the coast of America in the Bermuda triangle was a crystalline pyramid on the ocean floor. It
contained a great evil. It was called the heart of darkness. The chaos Guardians had created it long ago to try to
convert Guardians to Chaos agents. It weakened Guardians slightly but did not kill them, but it did cause
humans and guardians to go insane. The longer the exposure to it, the worse the effects on both were. So they
used it on earth as an experiment, to see if they could cause an entire population to be converted. It had been
hidden, but now through a lucky happenstance it had been found.
“You need to obtain it and bring to the place of eternal light.” Selar stated. The place of eternal light is the outer
edge of the universe. The universe is constantly expanding so the outer edge is constantly moving backwards.
The place of eternal light starts at the inner rim of the universal bubble. It's the space between the inner rim and
normal space and is the origin for the energy of the life stream. It is so concentrated that most Guardians cannot
go there unprotected. A normal silver or planetary Guardian would be incinerated by its radiance, only Regents
or higher have the power to compensate for the effects. Normal means of transport would not work there either.
Only a special made craft specially designed for this could operate or survive its intense energy. Selar told Drax
he would have to be the one who handled the heart of darkness because long term effects to Guardians caused
permanent insanity. There were two transmitters that contained some of its energy around the earth that Etan
would be able to retrieve. The heart of darkness was a rare type of crystal that was both powerful and
dangerous. Guardian crystals were made from the remains of collapsed universes. But this dark crystalline shard
was made from a collapsed universe saturated with dark energy. Selar made a container to help diminish the
hearts effect enough for transport. O nce the heart was obtained Etan would take it to the place of eternal light so
it could be destroyed.