First Guard

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First Guard
A First Guardsman.
(Organization)

Type
Military
Leader
Chun Hye-Seung, Captain of the First Guard and Commander Militant of Absalom
Headquarters
Goals
Protect Absalom
Scope
National
Members
Elite knights
Source: Guide to Absalom, pg(s). 17–19 (1E)
Absalom, City of Lost Omens, pg(s). 360ff. (2E)

In 23 AR, the god Aroden himself commanded a group of volunteers to defend Azlanti Keep during the First Siege of Absalom. This unit eventually became the First Guard,1 the army of Absalom that protects the state from external threats.2

Mission

Today, the First Guard is an elite force of warriors, wizards and scouts solely dedicated to uncovering and quelling threats to the safety of Absalom. It is headquartered in Azlanti Keep's Grand Vault with the city watch.3452 The First Guard mans the keep and serves as the core of the city's army, commanding other forces in times of war. The commission to command the First Guard is for life, and the force's vow is to protect the city, not the Grand Council.4 The First Guard is always at less than 20% capacity unless there is an active siege.6

Eagle Garrison

While the main branch of the First Guard patrol the walls of Absalom, the Eagle Garrison patrols and protects the rest of the Isle of Kortos and its surrounding lands.7

Leadership

The force's current leader is Chun Hye-Seung, Captain of the First Guard and Commander Militant of Absalom. She is assisted by Symo of Wynsal, First Siege Gear, and Utgar of Gyr, Third Spell Lord.84 Lord Yuvin Vatir of House Damaq is Quartermaster and Silver Sword.4 Former captain Rothos of House Vastille was killed by the Whispering Tyrant himself during the siege of Absalom in 4719 AR.9 The captain before him, Wynsal Starborn, has retired from the force, but holds the District Seat on the Grand Council.4

Recent history

The First Guard helped fight off two recent attacks on Absalom. The first was the Fiendflesh Siege of 4717 AR, in which a strange alliance of demonic and undead forces took part. The most recent was an attack by the forces of the Whispering Tyrant himself in 4719 AR that left behind the necromancy-blighted landscape to the east of Absalom called the Tyrant's Grasp.210

References

  1. Owen K.C. Stephens. “History” in Guide to Absalom, 53. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Tanya DePass, et al. Absalom and Starstone Isle” in World Guide, 15. Paizo Inc., 2019
  3. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 2: The Inner Sea” in Campaign Setting, 55. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Owen K.C. Stephens. “Places” in Guide to Absalom, 17–18. Paizo Inc., 2008
  5. Gareth Hanrahan, et al. “Other Knightly Orders” in Knights of the Inner Sea, 15. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Owen K.C. Stephens. “Places” in Guide to Absalom, 19. Paizo Inc., 2008
  7. Tanya DePass, et al. Absalom and Starstone Isle” in World Guide, 19–20. Paizo Inc., 2019
  8. Erik Mona, et al. “NPC Glossary” in Absalom, City of Lost Omens, 360–361. Paizo Inc., 2021
  9. Ron Lundeen. “Adventure Toolbox” in Assault on Hunting Lodge Seven, 90. Paizo Inc., 2020
  10. Tanya DePass, et al. Absalom and Starstone Isle” in World Guide, 21. Paizo Inc., 2019