The Stirrings of War
The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard of Brindol have served as the protectors of the city since its foundation over two hundred years ago. One of the city’s founders, Parlin Shieldheart, was a warrior whose courage was only exceeded by his dedication to maintaining order and justice. Shieldheart founded the Lion Guard whose greatest members have striven to follow in his footsteps.
The Lion Guard is today over 300 strong, with a third of the force on duty at all times. A descendant of the Guard’s founder, Karrin Shieldheart, is a lieutenant in the guard but its current commander, Elgeon Tarmakas, was appointed by the city council despite a lack of of military experience, likely due to his family’s political influence. While Shieldheart works tirelessly to maintain the standard set forth by her ancestor, the Lion Guard’s standards for new members seem to have shifted, some of the new recruits even coming from Brindol’s dungeons. Tarmakas lauds this “second chance” program, but where the Lion Guard was once cheered on the streets of Brindol it is now shunned just as often.