Gangs of Dunwall
The City Watch
The City Watch (or simply referred to as the Watch) is the main constitutional body in charge of enforcing the laws imposed by the Empire of the Isles within the capital city of Dunwall. They are also charged with the protection of Dunwall's population.
Ranks and Positions
The members of the City Watch are separated into several ranks according to their importance, leadership and fighting abilities. Moreover, certain positions and squads exist within the Watch which are assigned to the same tasks.
Watch Lower Guards: The Lower Guard consists of the most basic soldiers among the Watch. Equipped only with a regular uniform and sword, they are new recruits who often lack credible fighting skills and are frequently recruited from within prisons. Lower Guards have been likened to feral dogs; hungry, mean and mangy and described as drunkards and thieves in shoddy uniforms. Their positional responsibilities also include acting as Estate Guardsmen, wherein they are assigned to ensure the security of an important person, such as the City Barrister.
City Watch Guards: The regular guards wear protection and a helmet over their uniform, they also come equipped with a sword. They are considered slightly more intelligent and courageous than Lower Guards, however, corruption is highly prevalent within their numbers. They can be seen handling whale oil canisters to replenish security systems.
City Watch Officers: They are the elite troops of the City Watch, assigned to command areas and ensure the protection of citizens and structures important to the state. Officers are skilled fighters with the sword and adept in the use of pistols. Recruited amongst nobles, they can be either Lieutenants, Captains, Majors or Generals.
Wrenhaven River Patrol: This division of the Watch is assigned to patrol on the Wrenhaven River and to address smuggling and pirating activities.
Dead Counters: The Dead Counters are under direct order from the City Barrister, Arnold Timsh, and are tasked in handling the victims of the plague, alive or dead. State responsibilities also include the evaluation of afflicted plague victim's possessions and the seizure of property where necessary. They are as corrupt as the Barrister, and abuse their position to increase their wealth.
Estate Officers/Bodyguards: Officers differentiated by their light blue uniform, they are not assigned to the regular City Watch tasks and work exclusively to protect personalities such as Lords Morgan, Custis and Treavor Pendleton, or the City Barrister and his niece, Thalia. They can be given command of Watch squads to accomplish their duties.
Tallboys: Tallboys are heavily drugged special Watch forces walking on stilts, wearing thick protection and firing explosive bolts at their targets. They are usually assigned to guard quarantined areas or special locations on the orders of the acting ruler. They are also tasked with wiping out any plague infected citizens.