Royal Homeland Constabulary
With the recent influx of foreign technologies and therefore foreign influence, King Aodhan ordered the formation of a new government agency to protect the traditional identity of the Risuri homeland. Within a decade this mission had morphed into investigating significant threats to the nation, particularly those involving technology. Today the Royal Homeland Constabulary (sometimes called the Risuri Homeland Constabulary, especially by foreigners) uses a combination of investigators, spies, and warriors to root out, undermine, capture, and if necessary kill any groups who endanger Risur.
Though most activity occurs in Flint, officially the Constabulary’s central chamber is based out of Slate and headed by Lord Viscount Inspector Nigel Price-Hill, who was a commander in the Fourth Yerasol War. His Lordship’s greatest success as director was presiding over the apprehension of a group of Drakr necromancers attempting to animate undead dragons in the Anthras Mountains.
The Flint branch was run by Lady Inspectress Margaret Saxby, now replaced by Stover Delft. The directorate in Flint keeps busy thwarting arms smuggling, industrial espionage, and the sorts of magical and monstrous threats once handled by plucky self-motivated “adventurers.” Regardless of where they are based, agents of the Royal Homeland Constabulary have broad jurisdiction throughout the nation, and enjoy mild immunity while overseas when acting in an official, acknowledged capacity.
Favor 1: A soldier to back up the party.
2: Request the services of a spirit medium, employed by the Constabulary. Or, four soldiers.
3: A Unit of soldiers.
4: Four Units of soldiers.
5: A Company of soldiers, or two Cauldron Hill Commandos.
6: Request the services of Principal Minister Harkover Lee, usually for ritual purposes (Arcana +22). Or, four Companies of soldiers. Or, eight Cauldron Hill Commandos.
Borrowing an RHC Ship
1: Audacious. 30’ sailing ship. Two cannons in front. No crew. Protects sailors when in full repair. Recently upgraded with four additional cannons.
1: Inevitable. 30’ steam ship. Two cannons in front, and ramprow. Intimidates enemies.
3: Roscommon. 90’ sailing ship. Ten cannons on broadsides, with option to fire shocking ammo (which only harms crew, rather than damaging the enemy vessel). Dryad figurehead absorbs hostile spells. Can teleport once per five minutes.
3: Khalundurrin. 85’ steam ship. Rotating turret with two cannons, aiming forward or broadsides. Ramprow. Cover for crew on deck, below-surface defenses. Spell shield.
4: Impossible. 250’ sailing ship. Twenty-two cannons, some of which may be moved fore or aft as needed. Vastly superior speed.
Remember: Chartering an RHC ship for the above rates only gets you the ship for a half hour or so. Add +1 for a few hours, +2 for a full day, and +3 for a week or possibly more.