Knights of the Grand Order of the Shield
The Knights of the Grand Order of the shield are an elite military unit in the military of Harnel Province. They were the first of the knightly orders to be established and served as a model for future orders.
The order was founded by Hargan Harnel to be a deadly mobile force of troops, ideally suited for hunting down the bandits that were causing problems all across the province at the time.
Each rider and horse is covered in segmented plate armour, while the rider carries a shield showing the order’s heraldry. Their primary weapon is the lance, ideally suited for charging down fleeing bandits, but each knight also carries a longsword.
In modern times, the Knights of the Grand Order of the Shield serve primarily as road wardens all across the province. It is said that you cannot travel a major road in Harnel without seeing at least one unit each day.