Tasked with protecting the Monarch, these soldiers are the best Korpesh has to offer. Unlike most of the other branches of the armed forces, appointment to the King’s Guard is by skill and not by behind the scenes political power playing. As such, it is the most democratic and least corrupt organizations in Korpesh, and it takes it’s duty completely seriously. Hopefulls submit their name to the Captain of the King’s Guard, and they are rigorously reviewed and tested. Should they pass initial testing, they must face three current members of the Guard, chosen by lot to prevent bribery or other prearrangements, and defeat or fight to a draw at least two in one on one combat.
King’s Guards wear gold cloaks over gleaming and ornate (but very functional) armor. They have long sparked the imagination and adoration of the general populous of Korpesh, even in times when the Monarchy is less popular. There are innumerable stories, songs, and plays with a valiant and noble King’s Guard as their protagonist.
The current Captain of the King’s Guard is Sameus Amish, a grizzle old soldier that served with the King before he was crowned. And yes, despite his appointment by the King, he still completed the initiation testing, and had a perfect 3 for 3 testing record.