The Black Guard
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The Black Guard is the city watch of Bridgeport and is patrolling the city and its close outskirts, guarding important buildings in the city and the harbour, and enforcing tax payment by traders and citizens. The Guard is part of the military of the Farenian Empire, but normally controlled by the local authorities, which is the Council of Ten for Bridgeport. Representatives of the Farenian Empire or queen Eleanor Rani of Farenia herself can give direct commands to the Guard and overrule the local authorities.