Defenders Episode 1: Guardian Ch. 1

Prologue: Nearly four thousand years ago, an evil and malevolent force threatened the Earth. That force was the Dark Realm and its army led by their evil ruler known as Jaquio. Jaquio had his sights set on conquering Earth just as he has conquered the Light Realm known as Argetha one millennium ago. It was once a beautiful place and the Argethan people lived in peace for a long time. Until a malicious being and his army come to the peaceful plane and wreaked havoc across all of Argetha; they brought chaos and destruction to the land, decimating everything in sight and ravaging the land with death and destruction stripping it of its former beauty. The Argethan ruler’s castle was demolished and in its place stands a twisted and malevolent spire known as the Tower of Darkness; a sinister castle brought out by hate that the Dark Realm lord called Jaquio calls home. The Realm of Light was turned into the Dark Realm and the Argethan people were enslaved, forced to build weapons and armor for the army of Jaquio. However, Jaquio wanted more. He gathered his army and set out to conquer a little blue planet called Earth.
Edenia, the Spirit of Earth, sensing the threat, called upon four gods from the four corners of the Earth to come together to combat an evil that threatened man and god alike. An epic battle ensues. The four gods, having set aside their differences, clash with the forces of the Dark Realm in a conflict that shook the Earth. After the intense clash, the four gods succeeded in driving Jaquio’s army back to their desolate realm. With his plans in ruin, Jaquio left, vowing to return the Earth and succeeding where he has failed. Millenniums pass by and the remnants of that epic battle are lost through history. Lost but not forgotten.

Chapter 1

It is just another typical day in Philadelphia, with people going to work in Center City and other parts of Philadelphia. The city is alive with people commuting to work by whatever means were available. Some people carpooled with their fellow co-workers, some took a taxi and others rode on Septa. The Coffee Hut on Market Street is packed with people as they stop in for their morning coffee before heading to work. The vendors that line the street are especially active as they tend to their customers citizens who want their morning breakfast to go. It is rush to get in their morning breakfast or snack before a long hard day at work. Interstate 95 is crowded with cars as drivers from New Jersey commute to Center City to work and Philadelphia residents travel to New Jersey for their jobs. As these people are sitting in their cars on the crowded highway they find ways to pass the time until the rush hour traffic clears. Some people read the newspaper. Some are listening to their favorite radio station and others are talking on their cell phones and drinking their morning coffee. But all of them have one thing in common. They are all getting frustrated due to the length of the traffic jam. “When the hell is this traffic gonna start moving! Everyday this freakin’ happens!” a frustrated man yells as he honks his horn, “Come on damn it!”
Today is just as normal as any other day in Philly, but for one high school student at Theodore Roosevelt today is going to result in some changes. Brandon Mitchell is your average high school student. He likes going to class, hanging out with friends and just having fun. He meets up with his friend Dan while on his way to his first class. “Hey Dan,” Brandon said as he shook his hand. “Dude, what’s up?” said Dan.
“So, are you ready for another fun filled day of learning?” Brandon said sarcastically as they walked toward the building.
“Aw c’mon, you’re kidding me, right?” Dan said.
“Remember, dude, we are the future leaders of the world.”
“If that’s the case then the first thing I’m gonna do when I become a leader is decree no more school,” Dan said jokingly.
They laugh at Dan’s remark as they enter the building and walk down the first hallway. Roosevelt High was bustling as students make their way to their first class. They talk and converse amongst each other about what ever interests them. Dan Snider is Brandon’s best friend. They have known each other since they were kids. Dan is opposite of Brandon when it comes to school. He can be a slacker but he’s a lot smarter than he lets off. It’s this laid-back attitude of his that’s a perfect complement with Brandon’s care-free demeanor. Brandon and Dan approach Brandon’s first class and it was time for them to part ways. “Alright see you later; last class,” said Brandon. “Don’t remind me,” said Dan rolling his eyes.
“Later, dude,” Brandon said with a chuckle.
“Later,” Dan said as he and Brandon touched fists.
Dan continued his way down the hall as Brandon went it to the class room a sat down. A few minutes later the teacher walks in and greets the class. “Good morning, everybody,” said the teacher as she went to her desk and sat her briefcase on top of it. “Good morning Mrs. Kilborne,” the class said in unison. Mrs. Kilborne sat in her chair started talking about today’s lesson.