Vagabonds of Lothilia
When a gap in the Storm Mountain range was discovered that lead to the Qilin Plains, the Empire moved quickly to close it. Straddling the Imperial River, Riverguard is a two part defensive wall against any Qilin Invasion. Any incursions would have to siege the initial fortress, Vanguard. Should they be successful, the troops will retreat across the river to the second part of Riverguard, Rearguard, while burning the bridges as they went. To siege Rearguard would require the enemy to ford the Imperial River before attacking.
Riverguard proved successful in their defenses, repelling three Qilin invasions prior to the civil war. During the civil war, the Qilin launched a fourth attack on Riverguard. Without proper support from Lothilia, Riverguard would have fallen from a much larger force than ever before. However, the Red Rose faction sent reinforcements and liberated the city.
Riverguard is one of the four famous Fortress Cities of Lothilia.