Halcyon, The Golden Age
The organization known as the mage guard is an interkingdom group, similar in function to American Secret Service. It is the closest that Halcyon has to an organized police force, and is organized into two major branches. The original branch is the Elven Mage Guard, which as the name suggests, originated as the bodyguard to the Mage Council, the ruling party of Hellade (the elven kingdom). Although there had always been warriors protecting the human kingdom of Luthwaire, it wasn’t until regular encounters with the elven Mage Guard occurred that the warriors were organized into a set hierarchy with a defined function. This was still quite a ways back in human memory, so the humans often believe that it has always been that way. There is a very good relationship between the human and elven mage guards, as the races have an excellent diplomatic relationship. While the elven Guard is generally composed of elves exclusively, the human guard often accepts other races, as long as they have a strong tie to Luthwaire (often a result of being raised there).