|The Sapphire Guard|
The Sapphire Guard is an order of paladins and other servants of good founded by the paladin Soon Kim in Azure City. After the Order of the Scribble dissolved, Soon Kim traveled south, sealed one of the rifts with a sapphire and created the Sapphire Guard to protect it. All of the members in the Sapphire Guard have taken an oath not to disturb the other gates.
The title held by the leader of the Sapphire Guard is Sapphire Commander. In addition to their role as leader of the Sapphire Guard, the Sapphire Commander also holds the position of Lord of Azure City ever since Soon Kim transferred power to Lord Ronjo.
The name Sapphire Guard was chosen due to the gem that the rift was sealed in, the sapphire found on the throne of the monarch of Azure City, and it ensured that it was assumed that the throne room was protected in order to keep the monarch safe; it was also to prevent any attempts to tamper with the sealed rift.
In the following years, the Guard attempted to purge and exterminate all forces who would threaten Azure City and the gate as well as censored all references to the Gate.
The present day Sapphire Guard is heavily crippled, with the majority of its members being killed during the Battle of Azure City by the lich Xykon's use of a Symbol of Insanity to get them to turn on each other, but at least three remain alive:
Ho Thanh was not present for the Battle of Azure City due to being on a diplomatic mission to Nowhere at the time. He lead the Azurite Resistance after Haley Starshine, but was killed by Redcloak when he destroyed the resistance.
List of Known Sapphire GuardsmenEdit
|Name||Post||Status||Cause of Death|
|Hinjo|| Sapphire Commander||Alive|
|Ronjo|| Sapphire Commander||Deceased||Unknown, most likely from age.|
|Shojo|| Sapphire Commander||Deceased||Murdered by Miko Miyazaki.|
|Soon Kim||Sapphire Commander; founder||Deceased||Unknown, most likely from age.|
|Ho Thanh|| Sapphire Guardsman|
Leader of the Unified Azurite Resistance
|Deceased||Crushed by a Osmium Elemental under Redcloak's orders.|
|Jiaya||Sapphire Guardsman||Deceased||Killed by one of her fellow paladins by a wakizashi through her eye during Xykon's Symbol of Insanity spell in the throne room.|
|Miko Miyazaki||Sapphire Guardsman||Deceased||Bisected from the explosion from destroying Soon's Gate.|
|Yunji||Sapphire Guardsman||Deceased||Killed during Xykon's attack in the throne room.|