A Green Lantern for over one hundred years, Harvid was forced into retirement by the Guardians of the Universe. Although he had no duties to perform, he was allowed to keep his power ring. His quiet life was spent in his garden, tending his plants.
Harvid first became a Green Lantern around the time Ghanrik, his brother, had disappeared. Harvid was proud of his abilities, but he knew his limitations. He would later fight Ghanrik, who controlled destructive heat blast powers.
After overpowering him, Harvid gave Ghanrik over to the Guardians who placed him in solitary confinement for one hundred years. Although he became older, the imprisonment seemed to retard some of the effects Ghanrik's aging.
Ghanrik returned to face his brother after so many years had past between them. As the two battled, a storm brewed, the rain lashing at the two combatants.
The years had weakened them, yet they continued to fight. Behind them, a dam overflowed to the breaking point.
Harvid braced the dam with the power of his ring, Ghanrik used his heat blast to fuse the weakened material. Working as one, they held the dam together. After the storm broke, the two shared a bottle of wine and finally made peace.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #161]
Whether Harvid returned to active duty or returned the ring to the Guardians is not known.
Script: Robin Snyder
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Artist & Letterer: Dave Gibbons
Edits: Ernie Colon
I was mulling over ideas why Harvid would still have the ring.
First, the Guardians may have wanted him to have the ring as protection. He was forced into retirement, and he did have enemies.
I realize there's the old one GL per sector rule, but I've never seen any solid reasoning why there couldn't be more than 3600 Green Lanterns anyway. Tomar-Re kept his ring after retiring, then again he was in the Green Lantern Corps Honor Guard. Ahh well...
Other ponderables: The Guardians placed Ghanrik in solitary confinement... would this have been an Oan Sciencell or the Guardian's Prison Planet? I'd think the latter, which could have explained his aging being slowed somewhat.