The Korvosan Guard serves the city of Korvosa first, the city’s leader second, and the Church of Abadar third.
Descended from the regular army troops brought to Endrin Isle by founder Field Marshal Korvosa of Cheliax, the Korvosan Guard possesses a long and proud history of serving Korvosa and its leaders. Supported and augmented by the Church of Abadar, the Guard counts among its officers paladins and priests of the God of Cities. The Guard works closely with both the Order of the Nail and Sable Company, coordinating efforts among all three and relying on the Hellknights to muster Acadamae wizards when necessary to protect the city.
Currently, Field Marshal Cressida Kroft leads the nearly 700 soldiers of the Korvosan Guard, almost all of whom are human of Chelaxian descent. Despite an ever increasing integration of non-Chelaxians into its ranks, the Korvosan Guard remains steadfastly tied to its Chelaxian traditions. Only full-blooded Chelaxian humans can become generals or the field marshal, while only those with at least half-Chelaxian blood (including half-elves) can achieve a rank higher than captain.