The ProtectorEditWhere the guardian originated from or how it came to be at the ice palace is unknown. But its purpose for being there is clear. To protect the Talion from being looted by intruders. The Talion was brought from the Great Wall of China by Tibetan monks in 210 BC and placed in the ice palace so that nobody could access the Dagger of Xian and its powers ever again. Considering that the guardian resembles a creature from the monks' own mythology, a Garuda, it is possible that the guardian will not harm the monks but will harm anyone else. According to the mythology, the Garuda are enemies of the Naga, serpent or dragon-like beings. This may be a motivation on why the guardian protects the Talion, because it is the key to the power which can bring a dragon into existence.
Arrival of Lara CroftEdit
- "They want the Seraph to unlock a malignant treasure we contain in our monastery in Tibet."
- ―Chan Barkhang[src]
To attack, the guardian will use its massive hands to throw a punch or both hands together to crush its enemies.
Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara CroftEdit
- A very similar creature to the guardian of the Talion also appears in Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask as a boss.
The Official Fact FilesEdit
- Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft (First appearance)