The Drifter cannot be trusted.
The Vanguard won’t do anything about him. Even though Drifter just walked into the Annex of the Tower one day without permission, they won’t evict him. They don’t see him as a threat.
He’s never been seen before, and doesn’t have any records within the Vanguard that say when he was resurrected by his ghost, who he is, or even where he came from.
All we know is he’s a light bearer. In my opinion, he can’t be anything more than a threat. He wields the Darkness.
So why haven’t I done anything?
I can’t, really. It would rupture the peace within the city. People would think that I’m just killing innocent guardians for the fun of it. That’s what Aunor says.
Gambit. It’s the biggest distraction to happen since the Faction War. It’s a scheme.
A sick, nasty scheme.
Drifter utilizes it to trick Guardians into dabbling with the Darkness.
Gambit is the Darkness. Guardians who play this game might as well be referred to as the Veil.
The worst thing about this whole situation with the Drifter tricking innocent Guardians is my own friend has fallen for his dirty stratagem. My. Own. Friend. He has always wanted a new beginning. To be something… more.
He longs for power. Xakai has walked right into the Drifters trap. I don’t take that lightly.
The Drifter is a mystery that is unsolvable at this point. I need to get to the bottom of his ploy.
I have to save Xakai from himself.
What do you think? This comes from the Book of Luminaries. This is completely separate from Reduced to Nothing. The Book of Luminaries takes inspiration from the Dredgen Yor and Shin Malphur story, as you could probably tell. You know, one guardian falling to the darkness, another is completely against it, and so on.
Also, I have the prologue to this book, if anybody wants that. Just let me know!
I wrote this before I started on my other book, Reduced to Nothing. The Book of Luminaries is WAY less cryptic than reduced to nothing will be, so expect a different writing style.
I promise i will get back to working on Reduced to Nothing, as many people like the prologue alone.
See you on the battlefield, Guardian.