Battle weary after many victories and defeats The Last Bastion knew that he needed something more. However large his army grew his enemies always held and themselves grew stronger. He knew that he needed something more. In time it came to him. While in deep meditation his inner vision became a blinding light. It dissipated and revealed was his lantern. He saw his hands reaching for it. They went into the center beneath the lid and both grasped the light. His inner vision saw history: the Romans, Christ, the Nazis, JFK, 11 September 2001, the American Civil War, others. The Last Bastion now knew that to grasp his lantern's light would be to embark on history. But would he have the courage to change it? To do so would be a risk.
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