"Part Two, Mood 7 Mind Destroyer": While being interrogated in the back of a police car, Sir Ystin tries to escape from captivity. He enters a scuffle with the officers, but is able to free himself and reclaim his sword.
- I am Guilt: a Sheeda Mood 7 Mind Destroyer. Your sword cannot wound me. No others can see me. I kill with words.
- — Guilt
Appearing in "Part Two, Mood 7 Mind Destroyer"
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Suli Stellamaris (In a photograph only)
- King Arthur (Mentioned only)
- Knights of the Round Table (Mentioned only)
- Melmoth (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Part Two, Mood 7 Mind Destroyer"
While being interrogated in the back of a police car, Sir Ystin tries to escape from captivity. He enters a scuffle with the officers, but is able to free himself and reclaim his sword.
Once he escapes, he is thrust into a world he has never known, a world thousands of years away from his own. Ystin wonders where Vanguard is and he asks himself how long he spent inside Castle Revolving.
He suddenly encounters a being named Guilt, a "Sheeda Mood 7 Mind Destroyer" who can kill people by convincing them to commit suicide. Guilt begins to taunt Ystin, telling him of how Camelot fell and was ruled by King Mordredd. Guilt reveals to Ystin that he spent 10,000 years in Castle Revolving fighting the Sheeda-queen Gloriana while her armies ravaged the world.
Meanwhile, it is revealed that Vanguard was taken by agents of Vincenzo Baldi, the Undying Don of the West Coast Mob. Vanguard reveals to Vincenzo that he can talk, but not before Vincenzo is hit by a poisoned arrow from Neh-Buh-Loh, huntsman of the Sheeda, who proceeds to attacks Vincenzo's mansion on a giant spider.
As Guilt pushes Ystin to the brink of suicide, they come across two hoodlums berating an old man. Ystin tells them to stop, but they threaten him. He easily dispatches the two, overcoming Guilt's power over his mind. Ystin sits down next to the man, and realizes that he can somehow speak and understand English. The man states that the world needs a "Shining Knight", and that he won't have to fight alone.
- This book was first published on May 4, 2005.
- This is part 6 of the Mega series "Seven Soldiers of Victory". Continued in Manhattan Guardian #2.
- Sir Ystina's dialect is of Old Welsh origin.
- The Narrator mentions a moment in Camelot's history called "The Spoils of Unwhen", where King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table had ventured to the Sheeda homeland of "Summers End", and raided Castle Revolving. Only seven knights had returned from that adventure, and they spoke of "Seven Ordeals" that they faced; the worst one being a confrontation with the monster Guilt.
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