The sense of anticipation, among the members of the guardian guild, was extremely intense. They were gathering to attend this very important meeting called by the grand high council. None of the attendees could ever remember a time when such urgency was attached to any event. There was a frenzy of speculation, circulating among the guild members, concerning the intent of this gathering. As everyone in attendance would soon discover, the reason for this meeting was beyond the wildest theory anyone had yet contrived.
The amphitheater where all the guild members were assembling went on as far as the eye could see, in every direction. It was a circular structure, with a gradual upward incline as each row radiated away from the center. The amphitheater was constructed in such a way that allowed for perfect visibility, no matter where you were seated. The center contained an arena with a platform, upon which the members of the grand high council were now positioning themselves.