Realms Society Law

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21st April, 2020.


LAW, MILITARY & FORTIFICATIONS

Use this page to determine what the laws of the land are and who enforces them, as well as the strength of the realm's military, including fortifications.

You might want to note the realm's Law Modifier here as well as in the At a Glance section. This modifier should have some bearing on how functional and capable the authorities are.


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Laws & Rules

Outline some typical laws and rules and the punishments that go with them. Who deals out this punishment? Is there a legal system, law courts, etc.?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Ambassadors AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p91
Crimes & Punishment AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p98-9
Legal code 3E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide 2 p102
Trials AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p101


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Patrols & Guards

Detail a typical patrol (including what stat blocks you will use). Is there a town sheriff?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
City Official Titles AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p96
Patrols AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p156
Ranger Orders AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p28
Town Guards AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p97

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Soldiers & Army

Who are the soldiers of the realm? What type: cavalry, infantry, heavy, light, skirmishers, etc. How are they armed? What rule mechanics are common to them, such as a fighting style or feat?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Brutes AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p319
Evil Warriors AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p321
Military Ranks AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p96, 387
Ship Captains AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p182
Troop Types 1E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p30

Examples & Samples

Name Type (Level) Known Traits/Features Resource
Azorius Senate Organisation (15) Law enforcement, police, judges 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica p32, 129, 183
Blademarks Guild of House Deneith Organisation (9-10) Mercenaries, guards, humans 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Eberron p45
Boros Legion Organisation (15) Righteous army 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica p38, 132, 183
Finder's Guild of House Tharashk Organisation (5-6) Bounty hunters, investigators, prospecting, half-orc, human 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Eberron p41
Warning Guild of House Medani Organisation (6-7) Bodyguards, investigators, risk management, half-elf 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Eberron p40

Sample NPC Stat Blocks

Name CR Reference
Guard 1/8 5E D&D Monster Manual p347
Frontline Medic 1/4 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p231
Scout 1/2 5E D&D Monster Manual p349
Soldier 1/2 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p226
Sergeant 1 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p323
Skirmisher 1 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p325
Bodyguard 2 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p314
Bounty Hunter 2 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p315
Captain 2 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p316
Archer 3 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p210
Martial Arts Adept 3 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p216
Knight 3 5E D&D Monster Manual p347
Sharpshooter 3 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p290
Swashbuckler 3 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p217
Veteran 3 5E D&D Monster Manual p350
Bodyguard Elite 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p314
Arcane Guard 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p312
City Watch Captain 4 5E D&D Tome of Beasts p419
Foe Hunter 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p319
Reckoner 4 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p231
Skirmisher Elite 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p326
Black Knight Commander 5 5E D&D Tome of Beasts p418
Bounty Hunter Elite 5 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p315
Gladiator 5 5E D&D Monster Manual p346
Inquisitor 5 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p322
Marshal 5 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p322
Arcane Archer 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p266
Artillerist 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p270
Battle Smith 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p270
Cavalier 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p276
Lawmage 6 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p228
Mage Slayer 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p285
Skald 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p325
Arcane Knight 7 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p312
Duelist 7 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p282
Elite Sharpshooter 8 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p291
Arcane Archer Elite 9 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p267
Champion 9 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Elite Mage Slayer 10 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p286
Warlord 12 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p220
Grand Cavalier 14 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p277
Master Duelist 15 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p283
High Inquisitor 16 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p321


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Fortifications & Defences

In this section you detail the realm’s fortifications such as the presence of a wall, keep or castle, as well as places like the town jail and barracks. Does the realm make use of siege engines, ships or other vehicles?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Castles / Forts 1E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p182; AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p58
City Gatehouses AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p82
Prisons AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p97
Siege Engines AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p387
Strongholds / Towers AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p59
Ships AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p186-9
Stronghold rooms 5E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p294
Traps AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p234

Examples & Samples

Name Type (Level) Known Traits/Features Resource
Castle Civilised (2-3) - Sly Flourish The Lazy DM's Workbook p25

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