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In 2012 the Guardian met with a group of Shadowhunters consisting of Mark and Julian Blackthorn, Emma Carstairs and Cristina Rosales when they crossed the moon's road to enter the Gate of Lir into Faerie. He recognized Mark as being half-fey, and when told of his parentage remarked that Nerissa's death grieved them all.
He then took each of them aside to receive his toll in exchange for promising them they would each find something in Faerie. The Guardian proceeded to take Julian's father's watch, Cristina's hairpin and Emma's stele, gifted to her by Jace Herondale, which he stated was valuable for its demon-bone handle.
After receiving his toll, the Guardian announced the opening of the Gate and dived, laughing, into the sea as the moon's road dissolved. He then alerted Nerissa's sister Nene—with whom he was an old friend—to the mission her nephew and his companions were undertaking.
As a phouka, the Guardian is a cunning seducer and is able to discover people's desires quite easily.
The Guardian is tall with long, dark hair, woven with gold, dark skin and metallic gold eyes without irises or pupils. He wears ragged trousers held up by rope, is barefoot and has sharp, gold teeth tipped with silver.
- Lord of Shadows (first appearance)
- It is unclear whether the Guardian has some clairvoyant ability, or is simply adept at reading people.