|This article is about statue in the Crypt of Mages in "The Witcher 2". For the fighting guard in the same crypt, see The Guardian. For for the guard in the sewers of Loc Muinne, see The Operator.|
Picking up the sword causes a Vran Guard (simply labelled "Guard") to appear and attack you. It looks like and fights in much the same way as The Operator except that it summons groups of wraiths instead of two gargoyles when invincible. It also does not summon wraiths every time it becomes invincible giving you more opportunities to attack it.
Only once the guard has been defeated, is it possible to move on to the next room.