7 Tips to Being a City Guard in a Fantasy World

Legends of Windemere

The life of a city guard is rife with peril, disrespect, and iffy pay.  Nobody really knows how much a city guard makes, but it probably isn’t much considering how many of them need to make extra money gambling.  Anyway, it can be a steady gig and you get some perks like free lodging and functional gear.  What are some things to keep in mind if you choose this thankless path?

  1. Never leave home without a healthy breakfast.  You have to march around with heavy armor and weapons regardless of the weather, so you need energy.  Last thing you want is to have a rumbling stomach while chasing down a thief who is ridiculously skilled and lucky.  If you can’t eat before you leave them bring the food along.  Unless you have a helmet with a visor, you can still eat while at work.  Just don’t use your sword like…

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