The Temple Flameguard stand ever vigilant tutside the temples of Menoth. Hierarch Sulon created the Flameguard order as it is presently known by conscripting able-bodied Menites in the days leading up to the First Cygnaran Civil War. Though the temples had long gathered armed guardians from among the faithful, the Flameguard was something new, unified in instruction and discipline to become true soldiers of the faith. Under Hierarch Garrick Voyle the role of the Flameguard changed dramatically. Instead of being wardens of holy places, the Flameguard now protect the borders of the Protectorate and are sent to reclaim territory and bring wayward souls back to Menoth.[1][2]

The gathered Flameguard are an unmistakable sight. With their ranks of brilliantly polished helmets gleaming in the sun and their heavy brass shields affixed with the Menofix, these devout Menites create a wall of faith and metal. The plated armor worn under their heavy, flowing white tabards can often resist small arms fire and melee weaponry of other infantry they engage. Even a glancing blow of a warjack might be deflected off the sturdy shields when the Flameguard stand together as one.[2]

The Flameguard train ceaselessly with their seven-foot steel spears, the hafts of which are filled with reservoirs of the fiery Menoth’s Fury developed under Hierarch Turgis. The liquid is piped to surface vents in the barbed tip and ignited by a mechanism triggered from the base of the spear. In battle, the spears drip oily fire and are capable of inflicting excruciating wounds[1]

Since the time of Sulon, the stated purpose of the Flameguard has increasingly been a justification for creating a well-trained, well-armed military. Over time, these pious soldiers have become elite infantry prized as both the first and the last line of defense in battle, where they become a living wall protecting the clergy from harm. They are the soldiers of the line for a great and holy crusade. Wherever the Menites are sent to battle heretics of false faiths, the Flameguard are found in strength of arms[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Forces of Warmachine: Protectorate of Menoth MK3
  2. 2.0 2.1 No Quarter #3