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Shore Guard

[...]Through my farlens, I could see the commotion on the streets below. As was to be expected, the shore guard has been deployed. Groups of people wearing uniforms with Black and Red threads incorporated into them ran towards the docks. Some even already manned their ballistae. What wasn't expected was that instead of just Southern Witch of Weaponry being there, the Librarian and Treasurer stood near her. Something big was about to happen...
Chronicler of Golvageth, entry 632
  Living by the sea is dangerous thanks to many things. First is the high concentration of Blue Color, proximity of which can lead to the Oversaturation (condition) or even death. The second is the presence of beings that can live in such an environment. Because of their attacks, the Shore guard has been founded in Golvageth city not long after its creation.  

Weapons

The most well-known weapon used by the shore guard is the one they use before monsters even get close to the city. Their manned ballistae. With 100 of them around Golvageth, each with a supply of bolts created specifically to counteract different creatures (like hooks which open after piercing the threat to sever its limbs, saw-bolts, or even missiles that can be filled with Colors), it's no wonder almost none of them manage to get to the docks.   However, if any threat breaches the first defense, each member of the shore guard is equipped with portable harpoon guns (both rifles and handgun versions), and either piercing or cutting melee weapons.
Overall training Level
Professional
Assumed Veterancy
Trained

Apparel

Aside from the low-rank novices, all of the shore guards wear tailored uniforms enhanced by Color embroidery with Black and Red metal threads. Depending on their rank, they will have more threads sown in. The Black one enhances their physical strength, reflexes, and speed, while the Red one, using the aspect of safety lessens any wounds they might suffer and rises the chance of the enemy hits hitting.

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12 Dec, 2020 09:47

This universe is really fascinating. I’m quite curious as to what and who the Witches are, and I love all the different uses colors seem to have. Do colors only have power when they are one of the main six, or would colors like orange and purple have their own thing going on, albeit less strong?

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13 Dec, 2020 07:06

In the case of mixed Colors, the ones made out of base 6, they have properties of both of the Colors that made them, though unless someone can control it, they can have mixed positive and negative aspects.
So for example violet could give the ability to perceive danger, hide it, or show a safe way out of a dangerous place.

13 Dec, 2020 11:28

Ooh very cool, thank you for the info!

sending good vibes <3 - Author of Interarcanum and Shakiraverse
13 Dec, 2020 01:22

Are those homing bolts, or is the picture just odd? What color or combination of colors would do that, anyway? Rather original; I was expecting a Kracken.

13 Dec, 2020 07:00

To be honest, I made the bolts fly like that just to make it look dramatic and cool. There's no in-world logic behind that and they would fly normally.

14 Dec, 2020 18:56

I just love your articles for the artwork as much as the content. I make all my own art, so I appreciate people who do the same. Well done, Revyera!

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