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"Stop right there, criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch! I'm confiscating your stolen goods. Now pay your fine or it's off to jail."
―City Guard[src]

TES4 Guard Criminalscum

Every County in Cyrodiil has its own Guard. These guards enforce the law and protect the capital cities of each County and other villages or settlements within.

All City guards wear very similar armor sets, differences are normally just the color of the sash and material of the undershirt used, either steel or chain mail. They also wear the same helmets.

City guards also carry a shield which varies in color, and typically displays the insignia of the County across the front.

City guards are all from the Imperial Legion and as such are normally Imperial. They all perform the same duties and have the same dialogue, although it may differ depending on the faction they're a part of.

The guards are led by a captain, who reports to the local Count or Countess. Their duty is to uphold peace and order throughout the city and county, as well as ensuring justice is had in the event of a crime. Additionally, they are the last line of defense of their city in the event of assault or invasion.

LevelEdit

City Guards are always ten levels higher than the Hero. This means that at level fifty or higher, the City Guards are rather powerful, and have no problem fighting even the strongest of Daedra.

GuardsEdit

Name Location Equipment Notable guards ID Image
Anvil City Guard Anvil
County Anvil

Guard Helmet
Anvil Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Anvil Shield

Gogan
Langley
Maelona
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0000BFDC
0000BFDF
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0000BFE9
0000BFEE
0000BFF7
0000BFFB
0004EFFB
0000BFF8
0000BFFC
0000A0AE
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Bravil City Guard Bravil
County Bravil

Guard Helmet
Bravil Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Bravil Shield

Viera Lerus
Gaius Prentus
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000982FB
0000A137
0000A13A
0004EFFD
0000A13F
0000A140
0004EFFE
0000A143
0000A15B
0000A168
0000A152
0000A156
0000A169
0000A15D
0000A15E
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Bruma City Guard Bruma
County Bruma

Guard Helmet
Bruma Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Bruma Shield

Burd
Carius Runellius
Gerich Senarel
Tyrellius Logellus
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000362E9
000362EA
000362EB
000362B7
000362BD
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000362CA
000362A7
000362AD
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000C87B4
000362B0
000362B1
000C87B3
000C87b5
0000A0B2
0000A0B3
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Cheydinhal City Guard Cheydinhal
County Cheydinhal

Guard Helmet
Cheydinhal Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Cheydinhal Shield

Amminus Gregori
Garrus Darelliun
Ulrich Leland
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000055C7
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000055CB
0004EF69
0004EFF9
000055CC
000055CD
0004EF6F
0004EFFA
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Chorrol City Guard Chorrol
County Chorrol

Guard Helmet
Chorrol Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Chorrol Shield

Bittneld the Curse-Bringer 000234A6
000234A5
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000231AA
00023189
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0000A0B6
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Imperial Watch Guard Imperial City
Entire province

Legion Helmet
Legion Cuirass
Legion Greaves

Legion Gauntlets
Legion Boots
Legion Shield

Adamus Phillida
Audens Avidius
Captain Gepard Montrose
Carmalo Truiand
Giovanni Civello
Hieronymus Lex
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Kvatch City Guard Kvatch
County Kvatch

Guard Helmet
Kvatch Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Kvatch Shield

Berich Inian
Ilend Vonius
Jesan Rilian
Merandil
Savlian Matius
Tierra
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0009812F
0002800B
00028035
00028007
00028034
000972AA
000927AC
000927AE
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Leyawiin City Guard Leyawiin
County Leyawiin

Guard Helmet
Leyawiin Cuirass
Chainmail Greaves

Chainmail Gauntlets
Chainmail Boots Oblivion
Leyawiin Shield

Caelia Draconis
Decentius Opsius
Lerexus Callidus
0003554B
00034E71
0003533E
0003554D
0001C164
00035572
00035552
0003557A
00035564
000353D5
0003554E
00035562
000353D6
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00035569
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0000A0B8
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Skingrad City Guard Skingrad
County Skingrad

Guard Helmet
Skingrad Cuirass
Steel Greaves (Oblivion)

Steel Gauntlets (Oblivion)
Steel Boots (Oblivion)
Skingrad Shield

Danus Artellian
Dion
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Imperial WatchEdit

TESIV Guard Battlemage

An Imperial Legion Battlemage.

The Imperial Watch are members of the Imperial Legion who patrol the Imperial City and the rest of the province. They normally wear Legion Armor in the Imperial City, while other members of the Watch wear Imperial Horseman helmets. The Palace Guard wear a similar version called the "Imperial Watch Armor." This armor is different from the normal guard armor and it looks more like plate armor. A subcategory of the Imperial Watch are the Legion Battlemages, who guard the Arcane University. They wear the same plate armor as the regular Imperial Watch, but instead of the helmet, they wear a hood. In combat, they will use both a silver longsword and Destruction magic. Furthermore, a different type of Imperial Watch can be found around the Imperial City Palace; Palace Guards. Members of the Palace Guard are clad in a suit similar to the regular Imperial Steel Armor, but colored silver, gold and red.

CrimeEdit

Main article: Crime (Oblivion)

Within the walls of a city, and the surrounding countryside, any crime committed gains the attention of the guards; the nearest will move to the perpetrator, informing them that they have broken the law, and gives three options; pay the fine, resist arrest, or go to jail.

If the perpetrator chooses to pay the fine, the guard will take them to the nearest castle and take whatever bounty was placed on them as payment, as well as search them for all stolen item in their possession. If the fine cannot be paid, due to lack of gold, the option will not be given.

If the perpetrator accepts the jail sentence, they will be sent to the nearest castle to serve their sentence, based on the size of the bounty; the larger the bounty, the longer the sentence.

If the perpetrator resists arrest, the entire guard will immediately engage them, attacking until yielded, or until the perpetrator is dead, or fled from the fight.

If the guard has a disposition of 91 or more, they will not immediately react to a low and non violent crime, looking away as long as the crime is minor.

Guard dialogueEdit

Dialogue Topic Audio
"Stop right there, criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch! I'm confiscating your stolen goods, now pay your fine or it's off to jail." Crime
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"Stop! You violated the law! Pay the court a fine or serve your sentence. Your stolen goods are now forfeit." Crime
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"It's all over, lawbreaker! Your spree is at an end. I'll take any stolen goods you have. The next move is yours. Pay your fine, or I'll haul you away!" Crime
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"Well now, what do we have here? Caught in the act and no gold to pay your fine? I'm confiscating your stolen goods. Now it's off to jail with ya!" Crime
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"Break the law on my watch, will ya? I'll be confiscating your stolen goods. Oh, and no gold to pay your fine, hmm? It's off to the lockup then!" Crime
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"Then pay with your blood!" Resisting arrest
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"Hope you rot, criminal scum." Serving time in prison
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"Is there a problem, citizen?" General
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"You have my ear, citizen." General
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"Hail, good citizen! How can I be of service?" General
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"Keep moving, scum!" General
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"Duty calls." General
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"Someone's been murdered!" Upon seeing a dead body
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"It's... It's you! The Hero of Kvatch! This is truly an honor!" After completion of "The Battle for Castle Kvatch"
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"By the Nine Divines! Assault!" Upon witnessing assault
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"All hail the champion of Cyrodiil!" After completion of the main questline
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"You. I've seen your kind before. You've got blood on your hands. Keep your blade sheathed, you murdering bastard, or I'll put you down myself." After the player has murdered someone
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"This is the part where you fall down and bleed to death!" Combat
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"Why... won't... you... die?" Combat
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"You dare oppose the might of the Imperial Legion?!" Combat
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"You should have paid the fine!" Combat
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"I've fought mudcrabs more fearsome than you!" Combat
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"I'm just warming up, you pathetic worm!" Combat
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"To arms! To arms!" Combat
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"For the Empire!" Combat
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"You're the Gray Fox! You're under arrest for... for... for all kinds of stuff! You're wanted dead or alive. I'm choosing dead." If the player wears the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
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"You're wanted dead or alive, Gray Fox! This will be easier if you're dead." If the player wears the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
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"Feeding time is over, vampire! Go back to the grave that spawned you!" If the player is a Vampire
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"Stop, criminal! I've heard of you. Your criminal exploits are well-known. Pay the fine or serve your sentence. Your stolen goods are forfeit." If the player has a bounty on their head
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"Looks like you are in some trouble. Since we are friends, don't worry. I'll look the other way and take care of that fine for you. " If the player has a disposition of 91 or higher with the guard
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"I don't usually take bribes, but I'll look the other way just this once. If I see you again though, I'll have to arrest you." If the player tries to bribe the guard, and has a high disposition with him. It does not appear in-game, and counts as cut content
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GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Guards are not fooled by the invisibility spell when attempting an arrest.
  • Guards are not fooled by non-guards wearing guard armor, regardless of reputation, skills, or armor faction.
  • Guards will recognize the Hero even if their face is concealed.
  • Wearing the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal will cause City Guards and Imperial Watchmen to automatically attempt an arrest on sight. However, removing the Cowl will remove the bounty. The guards will no longer attempt an arrest, even if the Cowl was removed in plain sight. They will attempt an arrest when the Cowl is equipped again.
  • Every guard is voiced by Wes Johnson.
  • Sometimes, even if a criminal act takes place outside the city walls without witnesses, guards may attempt to arrest the player anyway. They will also say their according lines to it occasionally.
  • Resurrected guards (through the Staff of Worms for instance) will attack the player if living guards do the same.

AppearancesEdit

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