The Guardians are the chosen of Telara’s gods, the Vigil. After the tyrant Aedraxis called forth power from the Plane of Death and devastated Telara, the Vigil chose the greatest souls who fell that day to be harbingers of the next era. A golden age awaits, but Telara must first be saved — by deed, by example, and by the sword. Its people must be redeemed, its corruptors purged, before the world can truly be safe.
GuardianはTelaraの神、Vigilに選ばれし者である。暴君 AedraxisがPlane of Deathから外界の力を呼び込んでTelaraを荒廃させた後、Vigilはあの日敗れて、次なる時代の先駆者となる最も偉大な魂達を選んだ。黄金時代は用意されているが、まず最初に偉業を立て、模範となり、そして剣によってTelaraを救わねばならない。世界が真に安全になる前に、その人々は穢れを取り除いて贖罪をせねばならないのである。
The Guardians are driven forward by the memory of Telara’s countless fallen innocents crying out for salvation as the Ward was broken, only to be consumed by invading riftspawn. This is what the Vigil created the Guardians to strive against, lest millions more meet slavery or oblivion at the dragons’ claws. The Guardians are the light, poised against the all-devouring darkness.
The Guardians come from among the three races most devoted to the gods: the fearless Mathosians, the wise High Elves, and the uncompromising Dwarves. Though each race is beloved of the Vigil, each seeks redemption for the sins of their leaders: Aedraxis Mathos unleashed the Shade, Prince Hylas broke the Elves’ ancient covenant with the divine, and the Dwarves trafficked with unspeakable forces to achieve wonders of crafting and prosperity. Thus, the Guardians represent atonement and redemption just as much as hope for Telara.
Within their holy city of Sanctum, the Guardians plan bold offensives against the dragons and their cults. Their crusades assault the undead armies of Regulos, their inquisitions purge the lunatic cults of Akylios, and their agents root out sinister plots as far away as the deserts of Shimmersand. The Vigil dictates no single path to salvation, so the Guardians seek their own place in the holy litany by ending the threat of the dragons and the blasphemy of the Defiant.