Dragon's Claw are members of the Dragon Riders who are seen as heroes in the public eye. They are esteemed adventurers who are the militaristic branch of the Dragon Riders. Most act independently as they can operate more quickly. Bigger and more impactful events or evils they team up to form highly skilled and specialized tasks forced designed to deal with the task or threat ahead of them.
A hero of great renown or an adventurer who has proven himself to be a ally for the good of the continent.
There are no requirements as long as they aim to aid the realm's safety from a moral stand point.
They are approached by a messenger who will give them details to a ritual that will bind them to the Ancient Dragon Council.
Duties are to help guard and protect the land from great threats or negotiate peace between forces.
Responsibilities usually are scouting places of ancient power and ensure no evil spawns or at least spread from its source.
Claws have high sway in political matters and are given the finest arms, armor, and resources available to the Ancient Dragon Council. This may even included powerful magical artifacts if the need is dire.
Accoutrements & Equipment
Each Claw determines the specific needs of their equipment. There is a magical bonds that tie them all together to allow them to operate and identify them without codes, sigils, or documentation. When dealing with others they have a magical pendent that allows anyone to confirm their identity.
Grounds for Removal/Dismissal
The removal of a Claw is a serious topic. Usually it revolves either banishment or execution due to either extreme neglect, corruption, or evil.
The founding of the Claws was made when The Dragon Riders were first created as it was the most necessary branch at its creation.