The unshakable bastions of light and justice in the town of Sanctum, and the men and women who belong to the organization are held in the highest esteem.
The Shields, as they are colloquially known, are divided into two groups:
- The Plates defend the citizens of Sanctum on a military scale. They are bound to the Lord of Castle Ardhome, and take oaths to the town, the lord, and the castle (in that order). Members of the Plates tend to be incredibly strong, or tough. Their iconography reflects the gleaming platemail made for them by the Ironroots.
- The Spears defend the citizens of Sanctum on a civil scale. Scouts, policemen, rangers, and priests, these Shields work to defend Sanctum’s people from domestic ails, and work to warn the Plates of any impending dangers beyond the North Wall through a careful mixture of augury and watchfulness.