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Unit of highly trained fighters and warriors. They live in the Winterkeep, and are devoted to their home and to their commander, Georgar Shocklord. They welcome good soldiers, planners, and thinkers into their ranks!
The current concept art behind the Grimguard’s banner.
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The Grimguard was formed by Georgar Shocklord, the military commander of the Northern Realm. Upon becoming dissatisfied with the endless politics of the lords, he broke away, declaring his independence, followed by his own personal troops. They retreated to Shocklord’s home near Wyvernsdale, making it their temporary home. Disbanded for a time, they have risen again. For awhile after the split with the Northern Realm, no harm seemed to come of it. However , after an assassination attempt against Georgar Shocklord, during which King Frostwither of the Northern Realm was killed, war preparations began both by the Grimguard and the Northern Realm. After a few aggressive moves by the Guard, Shocklord extended an offer of peace. However, once they had allied with Kleriel, and joined the Anti-Grimguard Coalition, war once again broke out. After multiple battles around the Winterkeep, in which many on both sides were slain, the main Grimguard army was forced back into the castle. After seeing the hopelessness of their position, a conspiracy was formed, which assassinated their commander. In the immediate aftermath, the castle was destroyed by the few remaining loyalists, who detonated the explosives placed underneath the castle, killing the most of the members.
These, in the day when heaven was falling,
The hour when earth’s foundations fled,
Followed their mercenary calling,
And took their wages, and are dead.
The Guard is divided into two houses, the House of Swords and the House of Bows. The House of Swords is composed of heavily armored knights who use two handed swords, tower shields, and one-handed swords. The House of Bows is made up of the rangers who joined the secession who are crack shot with their long bows, and who rely on a sword and a knife in close combat. Both houses answer to Shocklord, who also has a small unit of men called shock troopers at his disposal. They have full plate armor, and large claymores. All men are required to learning riding, and how to fight from horseback, but the Grimguard has few horsemen, barely 500 in total.
The Grimguard is a society of men, and is growing as more outcast individuals join their ranks. Once a memeber has grown too old to continue fighting, the Grimguard will purchase him a home in whatever city or country he desires.
No women are allowed inside the Winterkeep, in order to prevent a break-down in discipline. Anyone wishing to prove himself worthy of being a member must first make his way unaided to the Winterkeep, and then must under-go a training regime worthy of the Lifeguards of Ebonsgrasp. If he shows skill with the sword, he is placed in that House. Likewise, skilled archers are placed with the rangers.
The upkeep of their armor and weapons is the responsibility of those Grimguard members who are skilled in metalworking. They make good weapons, armor, and siege weapons, but lack a understanding of the ways of magic. The money that fuels the funding for the Grimguard is provided from the proceeds of gigantic mines that run along the inside of the mountain. The resources thus obtained are either sold to other nations, or used as building materials. The Winterkeep is also positioned near some large lakes, allowing the growth of several small fishing villages. The men are scattered throughout these villages and the castle itself, but in times of war and danger can form up at the Winterkeep in a short time. A large village is sprawled across the plains nearby, and the Grimguard levy a small tax in return for protection and aid.
After much negotiation, Shocklord struck a deal with the people of Mon-Taizon. In return for precious metals, gold and silver, along with wheat along with ores such as coal and iron, the Grimguard receives wheat, meat, beer, and ale.
In addition to these sources of income, the Vanguard has displayed a full-hearted support for the mountain warriors, and funds a great deal of their weapons, armor, horses, and stone.
The mainstay that upholds the Grimguard’s equipment however, is the massive farms built inside the mountain. They grow wheat, potatoes, and a small amount of coffee beans. (Georgar and his lieutenants are rather fond of the brew.)
Kleriel Imperium - Neutral.
The Ebonsgraspian Empire - Neutral.
The Northern Realm - Neutral.
Ayrith - Neutral.
Charkov - Neutral.
Mon-Taizon - Neutral.
Gaslamp Society - Unknown.
Milites Knights - Unknown.
Vanguard - Neutral…
Commander Shocklord @SirGeorgar
The Winterkeep - The main base of operation for the group is a massive fortress that sprawls across a massive mountain. It guards the entrances to the gigantic mines, armories, and underground farms that are the real backbone of the Guard. The castle is a recent construction, having been finished by Shocklord after a few years of work. The city is constantly expanding, due to the recent growth in volunteers, and as Georgar prepares to welcome more than just the Grimguard into his lair.