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Lord Krishna’s skin is blue-black, his eyes are cat-like, his ears are pointed and his general appearance is unearthly. Krishna is not of this world and should somehow embody the spirit, alien, elf, or intelligent ‘Other’ races which haunt our stories and folktales. He’s our cool, enigmatic, Man Who Fell To Earth character. In a series filled with muscular giants, musclemen and super-athletes, Krishna is our rock star. Forbidden to take arms in the conflict, he has nevertheless joined the battle as Arjuna’s charioteer and advisor. Krishna is there to ensure the Pandus’ success against Duryodhana’s forces. For if the 5 brothers fail, all of the future is doomed. We are all doomed. All human life hinges on the outcome of this battle. In fact, as we’ll find out, this battle forms the pattern for the everyday struggles of all our lives in the Dark Age too. We all become participants in a battle to save all eternity! It is Krishna who sets up the framework of the War as cousin to both Duryodhana and Arjuna, he offers them a choice his massive armies or his personal assistance. While Duryodhana chooses the armies of millions Arjuna makes the correct decision by asking Krishna for his help, and so Krishna becomes the young hero’s charioteer. Even though he’s not fighting or using his powers for them, Krishna’s very presence on their side is enough to convince the Pandus they will be victorious. As Krishna himself says about his presence… ‘For protecting the virtuous’ For the destruction of evil and For establishing righteousness I am born from age to age.