Queen's Guard

From Tar Valon Library
Jump to: navigation, search

A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc. Although, the information is given in the Andor entry.

General

The Queen's Guard is the elite military formation of Andor. It is responsible for upholding the law and keeping the Queen's peace. The Guard is limited in how much of Andor it will go to for example does not go much further than Breen's Spring and has not been to the Two Rivers in seven generations and in areas far from the capital, local militia often assume the duties of the Queen's Guard (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 27). They wear a uniform of long white collars hung over mail and plate, with red cloaks and undercoats (TEotW, Ch. 33). Officers wear golden lion head spurs (TGH, Prologue). The battle cry is "Forward the White Lion of Andor" (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 27).

They were led by the Captain General, previously Gareth Bryne (TEotW, Ch. 35), but now Birgitte (WH, Prologue). During the Aiel War, they were led by Aranvor Naldwinn. Other than the Captain General, the highest official rank is Captain, followed by Senior Lieutenant, Lieutenant and under Lieutenant (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 26).

The White Lions

During the time of Gaebril, many loyal men were thrown out, some ending up joining the Band of the Red Hand, others the Asha'man and others waiting for a chance to rejoin. He also set up his own companies, such as the White Lions (TFoH, Ch. 12).

Elayne's Bodyguard

Elayne instituted an addition, the Queen's Bodyguard now composed entirely of women (WH, Ch. 7), though initially with the exception of Doilin Mellar as their commander.

Members

Main article: List of Queen's Guard