“This is the Twilight Sentinel,” they said, pointing to the colossal statue of a man in quaint, classical armor. “It will come to life and defend us when our need is greatest. You can see the results of its work in the enemies that have shattered themselves against us.”

“How long has it been since it was tested?”

“One thousand years.”

“How do we know it will work?”

“We don’t. But the stories do most of the heavy lifting.”

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