Varrock Guard

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This article is about the organisation within Varrock. For other uses, see Guard (disambiguation).
A typical member of the Guard.

The Varrock Guard, also known as the Varrock City Guard, is the primary military and police force of Varrock, the capital of Misthalin. The Guard's presence can be seen throughout the city, although its focus can mainly be found near areas of heavy traffic or in areas occupied by the city's nobility.

Unlike many cities such as Falador and East Ardougne, who depend largely on knights for protection, Varrock's military presence is expressed mainly through its guards. The city also maintains a number of other military forces, including an order of knights (the only known example of which is Sir Prysin), the Varrock Palace Secret Guard, and a group of trained warrior women.

The life expectancy of a guard is roughly 2 minutes or less, due to numerous adventurers killing them as part of their combat training. As such, charity groups such as the Varrockian Guards' Widows & Orphans Fund work to compensate the families of those soldiers lost while on duty. The guards also face considerable pickpocketing, having their wages stolen by said adventurers on a frequent basis.

Training[edit | edit source]

Varrock Guards are very commonly trained upon by all types of players. Each guard gives 55 experience, and since their combat level is only 25, this makes them useful for training.

Known members[edit | edit source]

Aside from the many guards found patrolling Varrock, a number of specific guardsmen can also be found seeing to certain specific duties within the city.

  • Captain Rovin: The Guard's current leader. Rovin oversees all major aspects of the Guard's operation in and around Varrock, and can be found close to King Roald Remanis III and the rest of the city's royal family in Varrock Palace.
  • Treznor: A guardsman working in Varrock Palace. Treznor helps to maintain the Palace garden, and can be found near the garden's tree patch.
  • Trainee Guards: Young recruits training on the Palace roof. Trainee guards must become proficient in combat and law before entering active duty.
  • Captain: A Guard captain overseeing the training of new recruits on the Palace roof.
  • Hartwin Prim: An undercover scout charged with monitoring activity in the Wilderness immediately north of Varrock. He features prominently in the Defender of Varrock quest.
  • Market Guard: A guard currently working to maintain peace in Varrock Square, where traders often come to sell their wares.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 24 March 2014 (Update):
    • Varrock guards' waists no longer stretch in combat or during death.
  • patch 11 December 2013 (Update):
    • The Varrock guard idle animations have been tweaked.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • The Varrock Guards' armour will no longer show through their shields.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jagex hinted that the numbers of the main Varrock guards are between 8,000 to 20,000, making it the dominant military force on RuneScape.[source needed]