Guardian Core Chronicles the Great Divide
Guardian Core Chronicles
The Great Divide
Prologue by Matt
Etan was about to be promoted and given his first real command. Will our hero get a chance to relax for awhile?
Not a chance. Etan will have four dying races, an all out war, and a mysterious enemy to deal with. If that wasn't
bad enough, how about Etan being best man at Reapers wedding? Yeah, I thought that would get your interest.
Read on and see if we can fix The Great Divide.
Older and wiser but not perfect
He can be aggravating at times, but Reaper threw me a huge 200th birthday party. This time he didn't hit me in
the back with a dart but he did drug me when I was sleeping. I woke up trapped in a small box. I could sense just
outside the box but I couldn't change form, tele out or even move. I asked Matt but he couldn't do anything either.
I knew I was either already in trouble or I was about to be. I was in a coffin being carried to a meeting hall at a
funeral home. I had been so busy the last few weeks with diplomatic co nferences and such that I actually had
forgotten that it was my birthday. Later I was to learned that Selar had given Reaper something to paralyze me,
though I didn't know that at the time. All I knew right then was I was paralyzed and confined in a coffin. I
watched my funeral services play out before me. O f all the strange things I have seen as a Guardian that was a
sight I never expected to see.
After some thought I figured either I had been attacked by dark Guardians while I slept, and they made it look
like I was dead, or else a Reaper prank. Selar probably wouldn't have made such a mistake on someone faking my
death, so I didn't freak out. They made me sit through the whole ceremony. Several people got up and said nice
things about me. The kind of things said at a real funeral. If this had been real I would have been touched. Even
Reaper got up and shed a few fake tears for show. While this was going on I decided to plan my own surprise for
him. I’d give him something to cry about. They even went so far as to take the coffin to the grave site and burry it.
When the whole thing was over, suddenly I felt my powers come back. When I got out I decided to do a little
mischief of my own. I came out of the coffin and quickly formed into storm cloud. I got to rain on everyone
before Celestial and Vortex teamed up against me. After that I played a good sport and went around greeting all
my soggy partiers. The party lasted all day and night. Different people came and went throughout that time. But I
was expected to meet and greet them all.
At the same time I was getting my birthday party Selar decided to promote me. Sixty three years ago I was
promoted to corporal. Now I was going to be a sergeant. I hoped to avoid a command, but this was not to be. I
was perfectly fine with just continuing to be a silver Guardian, going about business, but Selar said he wouldn't
let me waste my real potential. I couldn't complain too much though, ever since the end of the war, most days
were easy. It was the day after my birthday and promotion that I got the real shock. I still had a room on S elar's
place ship to stay in when I wasn't on a mission. I was just waking up when the whole ship began to shake. But it
wasn't just us; the whole planet had been shaken too. Then I found out every planet in the galaxy had experienced
the same event at the same time. What was going on?
Etan’s comments continued
Before I found out the answer to that question Master Selar had something for me. As expected after the
promotion, I was assigned a group of three Guardian trainees to teach and lead. I was to be thier mentor, and help
them continue to develop thier abilities. They were fresh out of Guardian school. Selar wanted me to get used to
leading a group. I had a feeling these three were just the tip of the iceberg as to what was coming. I didn’t know