Town Guard

Town Guard

The Mage Bane

The Mage Bane

  • Age: Unknown
  • Race: Unknown
  • Sex: Unknown, presumed female
  • Location: Unknown, last seen in Ramsalon and Ramsalon Forest in 3006AC

History:

During the winter and early spring of 3006AC, a series of thirty-seven murders began. Antimagic was used at each crime scene to prevent divination of the event, as well as the perpetrator of them.

Slowly, it began to unfold that the targets were mages, and that was the only connection between them. A cloaked individual was seen fleeing each crime scene, or sometimes seen near the crime scene watching over it, before disappearing once the Town Guard began to arrive.

In time, a profile of the suspect began to emerge, but it was scarce for details. Sometimes it was said that if the victim was mage, that they had a date the night before. Sometimes a ring had been seen on the date, or left imprinted upon the body: an open hand with light emitting from it, with an 'X' laid over that.

An occasional note was found from a person claiming they were "The Mage Bane."

Despite the coordinated efforts of the Town Guard, The Mage Guild mercenaries and private citizens, evidence did not turn up nor was a suspect arrested.

The crimes spread from Ramsalon into the Forest as well, before the murders and sightings stopped.

Any evidence gathered would be in Town Guard custody.

The last message from The Mage Bane was a taunt that they would return, in early spring 3006AC.

Tied to: The Mage Hunters by link of eight bodies found in the Ramsalon Mountains with similar rings and cloaks.

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Ramsalon Town Guard Structure

Current Events (as of early 2013): The Town Guard of Ramsalon like any organization or military structure has many positions, that form the rank and file structure. The following is a basic layout of the structure tree, flowing from the lowest ranks to the highest.

The Town Guard Structure is currently in the process of blending both the Shi Inkahan military complex into their ranks, as well as dealing with the reshuffling that has happened due to every ranking officer being demoted (including the major) and that position being taken by a SI officer.

The lowest ranking SI military member would be a Guard.

Most SI personnel being moved into the Town Guard are those wanting political gain or to remain within Ramsalon.

Town Guard Rank Structure

Militia: A volunteer authorized to assist the Town Guard in cases of emergency. A draft my be mandated depending oh how big the emergency is. Washed out cadets are often the first ones called up. However, a 'militia' has no say during non-emergency situations.

Cadet: A person wishing to become a Town Guard must first be a Cadet. The cadets go through a six week period of training and evaluation. They have no authority and when on patrol are there to learn and listen, and only if the circumstances require it will they be armed and allowed to participate in actual guard-like activity.

Guard: Once a cadet has undergone six weeks of training and evaluation they face a crossroads. They are either accepted into the Town Guard and become an official guard or they are rejected and sent home. A Guard has the authority to detain citizens for questioning and arrest lawbreakers. Most that make the rank of Guard will remain there, doing the typical patrol work and keeping the streets safe for the citizens of Ramsalon. There are however cases where a superior will recognize ability in a Guard and they may be evaluated for a promotion. There are two levels of promotion; Officer and Non-Officer.

Non-Officer Positions:

Office Worker: A guard that has a sharp mind but due to injury or being not physically fit is unable to patrol or actively investigate is rather then fired, often promoted to the rank of office worker. They handle the filing of the case files and fill out and file paperwork for inquiries made to the guard. Many are also responsible for making sure that all crimes are reported to the proper officers.

Investigator: A guard with a keen set of senses may be promoted to the rank of Investigator. The Investigators have a rank higher then Guard but do not rank as Officers. Investigators comb crime scenes and are responsible for solving, or proving the factual happenings of crime scenes.

Private Investigator: Not only for financial gain, but to do the city a service, there are several very good Investigators that are hired out to citizens wishing the services of an Investigator. They do undercover investigation work for citizens that have such needs.

Officer Positions

Lieutenant: When a Guard shows exceptional leadership qualities and an above average ability in both mental and physical evaluations he is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Responsible for a group of Guards, the lieutenant has authority over his assigned part of the city and leads his guards in their patrols.

Lieutenant Commander: Responsible for a larger area of the city, a Lieutenant Commander has authority over all Lieutenants and Guards in his section of the city. More often then not the Lieutenant Commander does not muddy his hands with the hands-on guard work, typically he is organizing patrols and making sure all guards beneath him are in tip-top shape.

Sergeant: The next rank above Lieutenant Commander is the Sergeant. The Sergeant is responsible for handling the paperwork, reports and complaints from the officers below him in his area of the city. A Sergeant rarely will take up arms and join the ground patrols as his job is more of a desk position, keeping things under control and reporting to the Captain.

Captain: A Captain is responsible for a number of lower ranking guards in a given area of the city. Large areas such as the Town Green have several Captains as opposed to small areas which have only one Captain. The Captain is responsible for the men assigned to his part of the city and as such is very hands on, inspecting the morale and condition of those beneath him.

Commander: Fully responsible for every member of the Town Guard. When requested Captains submit reports to the Commander. The Commander typically finds his time filled with paperwork and making sure that the Town Guard is in good morale, good health and excellent fighting condition.

Major: The Major is the man behind the scenes. Placed by the General he has full authority over the Commander, and thereby the entire Town Guard. His instructions generally come from the General himself and his word is law as far as the Town Guard is concerned.

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Ramsalon Guard Schedule

Ramsalon Guard Shift Schedule

Day Shift - 9 Am to 5 PM (Normal Shifts.)

Evening Shift - 5 PM to 11 PM (Main Guard force goes off duty)
Late Shifts - 11 PM to 4 AM to 9 AM (two Shifts)

(Night shift is paid same as Day shift but works less hours. Late Shifts are paid a little bit more then Day shifts for their full hours, but not as much as Evening Shifts)

Wall Shifts - Full Guard all around, working on the same shifts as normal guards.

Park Shifts - 8 PM to 2 AM to 8 AM (2 shifts) The Park is mostly watched at night, though a small force is there during the day.

Before the Shi Inkahan invasion, when there were Automatons the Guard could be counted on to walk down a street once every fifteen minutes. However, since the invasion, that has dropped to roughly twenty or twenty-five minutes.

More populated areas get a quicker tour, while less populated areas might see only once every forty minutes to an hour.

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Ramsalon Town Guard

The Town Guard

  • Membership Base: Between 800-1000
  • Based: Ramsalon
  • Leadership: Shi Inkahan Military provides all oversight. Formerly, they reported to the Major.
  • Distinguishing symbol: The Ramsalon Flag.

A brief view:

The Ramsalon Town Guard is responsible for peace keeping actions within the city of Ramsalon. Consisting of several hundred men and women, the Town Guard work every day to protect the citizens of Ramsalon from the criminal threats within the city.

With a number of barracks locations around the city the Town Guard has an excellent response time, of somewhere between six and ten minutes, depending on how quickly the alert is given. Of course, proximity of a guard is often an issue as well.

With the Automatons gone, they rely on old fashioned tactics of interviews, divination, collecting evidence and stakeouts when needed, among other efforts.

When you hear and feel the marching of the Town Guard coming down the street remember they are here to protect you, they risk their lives to keep yours safe and free.

After the events of the Shi Inkahan invasion, the Town Guard reports directly to the Shi Inkahan Military force. Also, as the Inkahanese are in charge now, most every guard has been demoted a ranking and that ranking has been taken by a SI member.

Guard typically patrol in groups of two, but if there are three or more, the lead officer is a member of the SI military.

Ramsalon Town Guard Schedule

Ramsalon Town Guard Structure

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