Mystery of Vor Shelath
The Garda are Vor Shelath’s law enforcement and standing army. The Garda is divided into seven divisions; one for each ward and two for patrolling the Cadelands and trade routes. Each division is under the direction of a captain, and all captains report to the high magistrate, a bureaucrat who is directly responsible to the Council of Seven.
Despite the unified command under the high magistrate, each division retains significant autonomy, setting their own standards for training and picking their own recruits. As a result, the Garda in each ward behave differently. The Garda in the Dragon’s Ward are well disciplined and courteous, while in the Champion’s Ward they are gruff and impulsive. The Garda in the High Ward are stoic exemplars, while those in the Stone Ward are sometimes hard to tell from the thugs they deal with (in both senses of the word).