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Appearances (JL): Eclipsed Part One and Part Two
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Long before writing and cities, the Middle East was a battleground for a war between early man and the Ophidians. Their war raged on until man finally triumphed. In a bold move, the remaining Ophidians sealed their souls into a cursed jewel, the Heart of Darkness. Man chose to erect a building around it and assigned a guardian each generation to prevent the Heart from being taken.
Since then, the Middle East gave birth to civiliation and became an important cultural center for economy, knowledge, politics, and religion. As time passed, various world powers have exploited the region for this reason and turned it into a veritable warzone. Wars and covert operations are conducted on a weekly basis. On one occassion, an American black ops team entered the Middle East in search of their target, a man named Hasan. Instead, they find the temple containing the Heart of Darkness. One of the soldiers, Burns, touched it and was possessed. The rest of the team was killed. The Heart's guardian, Mophir, survived the confrontation and followed Burns to Central City.