Guardian Core Chronicles the Great Divide HTML version
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 younger 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. Little
did I know how true that would be.
The first was called Justice, who was good at creating positive traits in others, like courage and or kindness. The
second was known as Mouth. He had a funny ability to communicate with almost any non living matter. He could
talk to stars, the ground or almost anything made of matter or energy. He said that, to him they all had a
personality. That they could tell him anything that had happened to them in thier existence. His ability was an
extension of object knowledge, which was a very difficult skill to master. The third was called Terrestrial. He
could change almost any kind of matter into another kind. Matter transference was a skill I could do, but hadn't
yet mastered. In some ways it was like my form change ability. I could change myself and he could change
almost anything else.
Every Guardian had to pass the same test for silver, but every Guardian had thier own specialties they liked to do
best. My three young trainees weren't silvers yet, but I hoped to help them get there. Since there wasn't a major
war going on right now, I didn't have to direct a battle or even take charge of whole platoon, so for that I was
grateful. Not to say there wasn't always smaller skirmishes to put out, but at least we weren't in a galactic war.
The Mistles had proven themselves very useful in helping to prevent any major battles from happening. Thier
numbers in this galaxy had dwindled much in the last few years as Selar began sending them out to explore new
galaxies that had never explored. There were over 600 billion galaxies known to exist, it was a big universe.
Selar gave me my first mission to lead right away. When he decided to do something, he didn't waist any time.
But before I could go, he had to teach me another secret of how the universe works. I had thought that by
knowing about the Intraverse, that I knew the universes biggest secret. Somehow, no matter what I learned there
was always another surprise waiting for me down the road. The best way I can explain it is using an example of a
tomato. Take a tomato and slice it from one side to the other into several pieces. Take the middle slice out. That is
what we see in our universe, which includes the billions of galaxies and everything in them. Now take a look at
the other slices. The universe contains them too. There are layers to the universe that are linked to ours. The
shaking that all the planets experienced had come from the part of the life stream that connects these layers.
It wasn't immediately apparent what the cause was but many Guardians and Mistles were being sent to these layer
for scouting missions. Selar had explained that the life stream that flowed through the layers was a lot like the Jet
stream and the Gulf Stream on earth. They helped keep temperature balance. The streams on earth worked like a
conveyor belt redistributing heat and cold. The life stream helped keep the same kind of balance with energy
among all the connected layers of the universe. If damage happened in one of the layers it had an effect on all the
You would think that such a big event, like the shaking of all the planets would have to come from an equally big
event in another layer. But that wasn't the case. Even a small tear in the fabric of reality could cause big trouble.
Each universal layer was a different size and had its own unique set of natural laws. I was sent to such a layer.
The unit I was to lead, I called Caldera, after the dormant Yellowstone volcano. I had always been associated with
volcanoes so I thought it would be appropriate. I had gotten over my fear of them long ago.
For this mission Selar sent Reaper, Misteek and 1 with me. Sometimes Misteek spent time with her children but
other times she liked to go with me on missions. This scouting mission was to an area neither one of us had been
before so she was excited to go. Selar didn't let us take Reapers battle ship this time; he said it was needed
elsewhere. Reaper gave him a mean look, but didn't argue. Selar had a lot of patience but he didn't put up with
Reaper rebelling against his authority. This didn't stop Reaper from trying of course but he had learned most of
the time when to shut up around Selar. I still remember one time Reaper smarted off something to Selar and he
punished Reaper by making him a statue for the week. He could see and hear but not move or even talk. When I
got close I could hear his thoughts, it was driving him crazy. He had a hard time being still for a few minutes