The Imperial Guard is the royal army of the Empire of the Dragon that serve the Canthan Emperor. Though they serve the emperor, they are often subject to the whims and paper pushing of the Celestial Ministry. They are charged with various tasks in order to carry out the will of the emperor and the Celestial Ministry, and, most importantly, protecting Canthans from crime and other threats. Due to the bureaucratic nature of the Empire, everything they intend to do has to pass through the Celestial Ministry in order to be approved, often hindering them.
Due to the enlarging threat of criminal gangs such as the Am Fah, Crimson Skull, and the Jade Brotherhood, and the threat of the Afflicted, the Imperial Guard has become increasingly spread out and undermanned in the empire. Most of the time they are found managing supplies and shelter for refugees.
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Concept art by Daniel Dociu.