"Dark Signers? Are you sure?" asked Colonel Fudo
"Yes Colonel." Answered Rudger
"And there were only three of them?" Colonel Fudo asked
"Yes." Said Rudger
"There should be at least five." Said Colonel Fudo, "We'll keep an eye out for them. After all, it's our job to defeat them."
"Why is that?" Asked Rex
At that moment Colonel Fudo, Lieutenant Izayoi, Lieutenant Hogan, Ruka and Major Atlas' arms light up with red birthmarks each resembled part of a dragon.
"The Dark Signers represent the darkness. We as Signers represent the light." Explained Colonel Fudo
"So the stories of the Crimson Dragon are true then?" Pondered Rudger
"Yes." Answered Colonel Fudo, "I do have one more question. Did the three Dark Signers say anything about challenging us?"
"No." Answered Rudger, "They only seemed interested in bringing Dark Glass to someone they called "The Creator" and Harald of Team Ragnarok said there were dark forces at work in the Public Security Maintenance Bureau maybe the Dark Signers are one of those forces."
"I'm going to have a word with Team Ragnarok." Said Colonel Fudo, "In the meantime you may continue your research. I'll contact you if I need you. You're dismissed."
Later in the cafeteria the Goodwin Brothers were wondering what to do next.
"We could go see "him". Maybe he could tell us about Zone. What do you think Brother?" Asked Rex
"I don't think that's a good idea." Said Rudger, "He might not be happy if he knows we became state duelists."
"But he always knew a lot about the ancient myths connect to duel monsters. A lot more than he lead on he might be our only option Brother." Said Rex
Rudger stood up and started walking to the garage.
"Come on Rex." Said Rudger, "Let's go see Mizoguchi."
"Wait up Brother." Said Rex
The Goodwin Brothers drove west to a small village on the outskirts of Neo Domino City. They parked their D-Wheels and approached a small cottage. The door burst open and out walked an old man with spikey gray hair and side burns. He was dressed like a butler.
"You've got a lot of nerve showing up here after selling your soul to the Public Security Maintenance Bureau!" Said the man.
"We had our reasons Teacher." Said Rudger with a frightened tone in his voice
"Well then you had better explain what your reasons were!" The man replied
"Mizoguchi, what's going on?" Asked a voice with a thick French accent.
"My old students the Goodwin brothers are here, Sherry." Mizoguchi answered
"Well bring them in here." Said Sherry as she poked her head out the door.
The three of them walked into the cottage where Mizoguchi introduced them to Sherry. She was a beautiful blond woman with emerald green eyes.
"So when the two of you get hitched?" Asked Rudger
"Sherry is not my wife." Said Mizoguchi, "I used to work for her family in France as a butler."
"What are you doing here?" Asked Rex
"It's a long story." Sherry answered
"And one we don't have time for right now." Said Mizoguchi, "You better explain yourself, Rudger."
"We joined the Public Security Maintenance Bureau so that we could find a way to get back what we have lost."
"My God!" Exclaimed Mizoguchi, "You used a Z-One spell card to resurrect your parents didn't you?"
"Yes, Teacher." Said Rudger
"And you want information about Zone from me." Said Mizoguchi
"Yes, Teacher." Answered Rudger
"Well I'll tell you what I know." Said Mizoguchi, "That white void you saw Zone in was a part of his citadel, The Arc Cradle."
"The Arc Cradle?" Pondered Rudger
"Yes," Said Mizoguchi, "It is said that in ancient times the Arc Cradle could be seen hovering in the sky but one day it just vanished. Zone himself is The God of Destiny. Legends say that he has been guiding mankind since the dawn of time. It is also said that he created three otherworldly beings to help him guide humanity down the right path but one day one of these beings turned his back on Zone and betrayed the other two beings. The traitorous being believed humanity to be inferior and wanted to rule over us instead of guiding us."
"What happened these beings?" Asked Rex
"No one knows the answer to that question and believe me people have tried to find out." Said Mizoguchi
"Is that all you know, Teacher?" Asked Rudger
"Unfortunately." Answered Mizoguchi
Meanwhile outside the cottage a man in a hooded cloak was watching them. This man was a Dark Signer wearing a black hooded cloak with yellow outlines.
"Those strangers have strength!" Said The Dark Signer, "Strength I, Demak, shall take from them!"
Meanwhile back at The Public Security Maintenance Bureau, The Director was working on some paper work when he received a phone call.
"I understand. I'll put together a patrol to catch the renegade and bring him to you." Said The Director
(Author's Note: No dueling this chapter. Sorry about that. I hope you enjoyed the Zone backstory. Can anyone guess who those "Otherworldly beings" Zone created are?)