The Guard are a group of soldiers who look after the streets of Imardin in Kyralia, who are employed by the King. Their uniform consists of stiff boiled-leather coats and iron helmets, and they carry around wooden shields and kebin - iron bars which are used as cudgels, with a hook attached above the handle designed to catch an attacker's knife. The day to day duties of the soldiers includes standing guard at the various gates in the city and patrolling the city, especially the Inner Circle. There are many halls in the city which are used by the Guard.
During the Purge, the guards stand in alley entrances to guide people deeper into the Slums, however they rarely leave their position in case people take advantage and slip past them. It is common for guards to be assaulted by slum youths using papea dust.
|Spoilers from "The Magicians' Guild"|
The Guard help support the Guild when searching the slums for Sonea. Dannyl is given a group of four guards - Captain Garrin, Ollin, Keran, and an unnamed fourth man. When he asks Ollin and Keran to contact The Thieves, they are robbed and beaten, but left mainly unhurt.
Dannyl uses of one the Guard's halls to talk to any informants of Sonea's whereabouts, so that people didn't go to the Guild just to take a look at it and waste their time.
|Spoilers from "The Novice"|
|Spoilers from "The High Lord"|
During the Ichani Invasion, Captain Vettan is tasked with overseeing the gate supports, to slow down the invaders. When the Ichani stopped for the night before entering the city, the Guard annoyed them with sapflies to keep them awake. The Ichani retaliated by killing one of the guards they caught, and once the other guards found what the Ichani had done to him, they burned down the farmhouse. Later, the Guard threw water on the wooden fortifications around the gates, despite the danger of being unshielded from any magic.
The Guard also help to control and manage the crowds at the newly built hospice.