Few survive the perilous journey to this place. Some say the ancients buried a terrible weapon beneath the Chapel. Legends tell of a spring of immortality while children tremble from tales of demons within. Only the Guardian knows, he discovered the secret a lifetime ago and understood why it was hidden. He vowed, as those before him had vowed, to be the last line of defense, honor-bound to preserve the secret.
Now he grows old and knows his time is almost done. Another comes to take his place. Perhaps this one will also understand the terrible duty conferred by victory. He hears the distant hooves and recalls the serene contentment on the face of the last Guardian, as life flowed from his body. He wonders if, perhaps even hopes, this challenger may, at last, be worthy.