Guard Uniforms of Enchicasther
There are two types of guards that live and work in the city of Enchicasther. Most prevalent are the King's Watchers, seen patrolling the streets and called to break up any fights or disturbances. Separate from them are the private guards of the Bundell family. The King's Watchers wear their standard red cloak - their most identifying feature - just like other King's Watchers throughout the Kingdom of Dennodall. Their half plate, emblazoned with the Dennodall symbol over the breasts, is supplied by the crown, and they draw their pay from national coffers. Small amounts of customization are allowed, and each soldier is required to manage the upkeep of their own armor, as well as their arms. Standard weapon for a member of the King's Watchers is a cross-hilt longsword, but if an individual shows prowess with another arm, they may be permitted to utilize that instead. All King's Watchers wear an open-faced helm (much like an Italian Barbute) unless horns, ridges, or other body parts make it unwearable. The private guards of the Bundell Keep have a long history - their order existed before the War of Expansion in which the Kingdom of Dennodall annexed the then city-state of Enchicasther. Their order had maintained guard over the Bundell Keep the entire time, and no Bundell has been slain within the walls of Enchicasther since their formation. These guards wear a cloak of green and blue - the colors of House Bundell - and a helm that fully covers the face (much like a hoplite helmet). If a person wishes to join the Bundell Keep guard and possesses horns or other body parts that would preclude the wearing of such a helmet, they must be willing to file them down. They wear full plate (excluding archers, who wear half-plate) and all carry a single-edged curved sword with a hilt that mimics the bundle crest of a ship's mast (similar to a cutlass). None of the armor of the guards of the Bundell Keep carries ornamentation, and customization is not permitted. Part of the intent is that, when donned, no individual can be recognized, both to protect the individual, as well as to ensure that all guards remember that their greatest priority is the defense of the Bundell family. There are 50 sets of standard armor, and 50 sets of archer armor, always kept within the walls of the Bundell Keep - excluding excursions to provide a security detail. They are fastidiously maintained, and if a member of the guard falls, is discharged from service, or retires, that armor stays, to be filled by another. All armor carries a minor enchantment to fit the wearer, thus, the same armor can be passed from wearer to wearer. As gunpowder is in its infancy, and thus far exclusively used at sea, no drastic advancements have recently been made to weapons of war, and as such, there have been no changes in the methods of armor in recent times.