AVATAR GUARDIAN REPRISED EPISODE ONE: THE HARVEST [video=youtube_share;NPkvY5YiVok]http://youtu.be/NPkvY5YiVok[/video] The jewel encrusted broach glistened in the light as Janan examined the piece. "Oh, these are interesting markings, and my, that does look like the southern region." The woman smiled to herself as she traced her finger along the back of it. "So? What's it worth?" The eager middle aged man asked, trying not to rub his hands together as he had them close to his face. "One million? Two?" "Twenty... Thousand." The broaches owner looked like he'd just been struck. Janan spoke up before he could object however. "It is very reminiscent of the Old Kingdom, but it's a replica. Made in the thirties. It's a very well made piece, but its not nearly as old as being from that era." She handed the broach back to the crestfallen owner. "I'm very sorry." "No, no, I had my hopes too high. It wasn't likely I found a lost treasure in that attic," he sighed at the loss of his imaginary wealth. "Oh, by the way, a bunch of us are getting together for dinner tonight, including Ross from the museum. Celebrate another year without the sky burning up." Janan blinked in surprise. "It's the tenth anniversary of the Event, remember?" "Oh, I know," she said with a weak grin. It was impossible to not know, it was all over the news. Not that Janan would ever forget the Event, no matter how much time passed. "I was just thinking its a shame I can't make it." "We will toast to your health then." A few more pleasantries were had and then Jana showed herself out of the office. Glad to be away. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with Jeffery. He was very good company. It was just that Janan did not with to talk about the Event. At least not to anyone she knew anymore. She regretted not going with her first instinct and not allowing for any appointments today. It was a hot late summer day. Most found refuge in office buildings, shops or at home. Most people had already eaten lunch and thus only those with a wander lust, or love of the out doors, or perhaps just needing some fresh air, no matter how humid, found themselves under the shade of the trees of the park. In the center of Midway Park was a large expanse of woods, trails, and green space. There could be hundreds of people in the park and yet a person could feel they were in solitude. So it was no surprise when any individual started to walk around that they quickly lost sight of any other people. On this sticky afternoon though the feeling of being alone was shattered as the air erupted with hundreds of birds. The loudest and most evident were the black birds, who left the trees, screeching and flying in every direction to get out of the park. The reason seemed almost absurd if it wasn't standing with its head over the treetops. A scarecrow, gigantic in size, with a menacing smile. Then it moved. This was no post modern artistic structure. No, it was a monster! And for a select few, it seemed as though they had just stepped back into the past. "By the love of Delbar!" Janan exclaimed. It wasn't like anything she seen before, but she knew with a certainty that this was a monster, brought forth because of a deity. She also knew what needed to be done, but could she still do it. "Please," she whispered, looking down at her right hand. "I need to stop that before it hurts anyone." "Love, the power is always yours whenever you wish to summon it," the voice only she heard responded. She found herself blush in both embarrassment and pleasure. She then closed her eyes and pressed her hands to her chest. Once she was of the right mindset, the warm sensation washed over her and she felt the power of transformation. Where once Janan Hart once stood, was now Avatar Delbar. If there was time she would have took time to notice how she looked. Absently she noticed she felt different, but she thought it was just because it had been so long since she last transformed. It felt comfortable though as though no time had passed. Still she didn't have time, she was running to where the monster scarecrow was standing.