The sense of anticipation, among the members of the guardian guild, was extremely intense. They were gathering to attend this important meeting called by the grand high council. In the recollection of the attendees, there never was a time when such urgency was associated with an 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 the guild members were assembling emanated in every direction, as far as the eye could see. It was a circular structure, with a gradual upward incline as each row radiated away from the center. The layout of amphitheater allowed for perfect visibility, throughout the entire structure. The center contained an arena with a platform, upon which the members of the grand high council were now positioning themselves.