The "Shields of the Plain", or simply "Shields", is a paramilitary gendarmerie similar in dual-function mission profile to the Crownsguard in the Dwendalian Empire or The Hand of Ord in Ank’Harel. Stationed primarily in Westruun, which is under martial law, the Shields are also tasked with patrolling much of the central and eastern portion of the realm. With an established strength of only 800, they are spread thin and have barely kept the roaming bands of Ravagers at bay. About 150 of these Shields are permanently stationed as a detachment in the small town of Turst Fields to enforce the laws and protect it from roaming Ravagers.
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- Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 58-59.