Shield Bearers of the Dragon
An elite mercenary company hired by Baron Vaustburn of Tradekeep tasked with the defense of the city and the surrounding lands. While effective, the Shield Bearers are not cheap and thus are seldom assigned to areas more than a few leagues outside of city limits. The mercenary company has a reputation for being indelicate and in some cases excessive in their upholding of the law. Many nobles and merchant-lords would agree, however, that such outward display of force is necessary to make safe a city built entirely on commerce. As Tradekeep has no product or craft that it is known for, the city must be a safe place for traders to conduct business.
The Shield Bearers of the Dragon are sometimes referred to simply as Shieldbearers, Dragoons or Bronze Dragoons, for their ability to fight just as well in the saddle as on foot. The Shieldbears of the Dragon’s patron dragon is the Bronze Dragon because of it’s connection to the sea, but also the hill-land surrounding Tradekeep.