Guardians, also known as Sector Beasts, are important plot devices in the RPG Maker VX Ace game, Last Word. Their main purpose in the MMORPG is to serve as an obstacle in the Players' way of reaching Shangri-la and the other Sectors. Should they be defeated in combat, they forfeit their Relic they have been given. Though they're defeated, a Player can fight them again as long as they accept the Main Story Quest that involves them. The Relic can't be obtained twice, yet the beast in question could drop a rare item.