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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!
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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 againts Georgar Shocklord, during which King Frostwither of the Northern Realm was killed, war preperations began both by the Grimguard and the Northern Realm. Both nations are now preparing for war…
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 mining operations nearby. 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 ores such as coal and iron, the Grimguard receives wheat, meat, beer, and ale.
In addition to these sources of income, a mysterious man has been seeing to be closeted with Shocklord for long period of time. Some of the Grimguard believe him to be one of the Vanguard, for they have faced several large economic crisis, and each time this man has appeared, and immediately afterward the problem has been resolved. They’re not complaining, but it is rather mysterious…
Kleriel Imperium - Hostile. Insulted by their atitude.
The Ebonsgraspian Empire - Unknown. The Empire has not answered every attempt at contact, and Shocklord has lost faith in their aid.
The Northern Realm - At war. Both sides are maneuvering for strategic position.
Ayrith - Neutral. Would love to become allies.
Mon-Taizon - Friendly.
Gaslamp Society - Unknown.
Milites Knights - Has heard nothing but rumors, and would be interested in a alliance if the rumors turn out to be true.
Vanguard - Friendly. Has managed to contact the mysterious society, and is currently on good terms with them.
Commander Shocklord @SirGeorgar