City Guard

City Guard - Traits

City Guards come from all walks of life, whether they be born into it, a retired solider or mercenary, a reformed criminal or perhaps just your average citizen in need of a job. They form the back bone of law and order but also form an effective fighting unit in the event of a siege or bandit raid. Garrisons vary wildly depending on location and culture. Some are the perfect aspiration of honor and justice while others are little better than enforcers for the local ruler. Important things for a City Guard to consider are: How did you end up a guard? What city are you from? Why did you leave? What was your garrison like?

City Guard - Specialty

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Insight
Languages: Choice
Tool Proficiencies: Horn
Equipment: A guard's uniform, city insignia on a necklace, pair of shackles, and 2 keys, a guard's cloak, and a coin pouch containing 15 GP.

One of the Guard

When in a city or town you can always find food and a place to sleep with the local guards garrison. The local Guards will be hesitant to start a fight with you and are likely to come to your aid in a fight, the guards will also believe you except in the face of overwhelming evidence or under the command of a superior. For this effect to apply you must be in a city that you would fit in as a Guard, this is decided by the GM.

Suggested Characteristics

A City Guard typically has the following characteristics. Feel free to modify or write your own to give your character even more flavor.

d8Personality Trait
1I am always polite and respectful.
2My friends know they can rely on me even in the most stressful situations, I will always try to help them.
3Breaking up a brawl is the fun part of my day.
4I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
5I enjoy being strong and able to protect others.
6I use my power to gain bribes.
7I like the night patrols best, very peaceful or very not.
8I like gate duty best.

1Service - Our lot is to lay down our lives for others. (Good)
2Obedience - I must do as the city rulers command to keep order. (Lawful)
3Integrity - I must do what is right for the city despite orders. (Chaotic)
4Power - People will always do as I say if I have my hand on my sword. (Evil)
5Perpetual - There will always be crime, as sure as there will be guards. (Neutral)
6Loyalty - I love my city, and I will lay down my life to protect it. (Any)

1It is my duty to protect the city and its citizens.
2My fellow Guards are my brothers/sisters in arms.
3Someone saved my life on patrol, and I still owe them to this day.
4My honor is my life.
5I will never forget or forgive the crime lord who killed my brothers.
6I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

1I made a mistake once, and it cost a lot of lives.
2My hatred for raiders is blinding and furious.
3I obey the law even when it serves no good.
4I can be bribed easily; a few gold here, please...
5I care only for my own authority.
6I will never let injustice pass me by.

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