City Watch

The City Watch has the assigned task of keeping the peace in Ptolus. The Watch patrols each district (except the Warrens, although they deny this fact) and maintains guards on duty to answer when called by shouts or warning bells. The Watch has absolute authority in the city, and the right to arrest and detain anyone for any reason.

Each district, with the exception of The Necropolis and The Warrens, has Watchmen.

An elite group of Watchmen called The Commissar’s Men are stationed in Dalenguard.


Each of the nine districts with a City Watch presence has a watchouse, typically a tall building or tower that serves as a temporary jail and barracks for the guards on duty.

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The uniforms of the City Watch consist of blue tunics worn over chainmail armor, with thick blue wrappings tied around their helmets. The guards carry shields bearing the device of Ptolus (a golden hawk on a blue field). They either carry battleaxes or spears, as well as longswords and light crossbows. Usually one or two guards on duty at a Watchhouse carry dragon rifles rather than crossbows.

Constables wear similar uniforms, but with the addition of a yellow sash. They also wear breastplates rather than chain armor and carry dragon pistols rather than crossbows.

A captain of the guard wears full plate armor and a special shield insignia as well as the yellow sash of a constable.

Watchmen of Note

Captains of the Guard

Other Watchmen

  • Armstrong – The Docks
  • Bailey – The Docks
  • Crippen – The Docks
  • Doyle Kaleck – The Docks
  • Halbrand Nachtmann (Deceased) – The Docks
  • Wechsler – The Docks
  • Cipke Arnag – Midtown
  • Deevolly Bencez – Midtown
  • Glanbrin Runeshield- Midtown
  • Gutboy Barrelhouse – Oldtown
  • Benson Gallaway – Oldtown
  • Kinkade Munro – Oldtown

City Watch

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