"Your sure this has been approved" the warden asked.
His guest reached into a pouch on his belt and retrieved a rolled parchment.
"It has been approved by your Nobles Council warden. It's a perfect situation for you. You get rid of convicts that would otherwise take up valuable space. I get men for my organization. If they try to run or cause me undo trouble I kill them. If they serve out their sentence, they are free to leave. Either way they are no longer your problem."
Thelwater nodded, " And it clears inmates from my ledgers, the King will appreciate that..." The warden led the man into a large circular room. Guards surrounded a ragged but hard looking group of men. The death knight stepped forward pushing back his hood. His blue eyes glowed eerily in the dim light.
" I am Commander Aerick Lockhart of the Northern Watch. We are an independant militia in the northern Eastern Kingdoms. I've come to make you an offer. Join us. You will serve out your sentence in the north, protecting settlers and refugees. I will not lie. Your life will be hard. You will be exposed to dangers everyday. You may die. You won't, however, be locked in an underground cell, left to rot. Make your choice. I have recruitment papers for any who are interested.
Several hours later the last of the "recruits" were loaded into a caged wagon. Armed men in dark tabards and cloaks watched them warily. Lockhart sat astride his deathcharger 'Vengeance'.
" Your shackles and cuffs will be removed when we reach the Black Tower. If you survive the journey and your training you will be given the opportunity to take the oath. Welcome to the Northern Watch."
((The Northern Watch is a new heavy RP guild. We are just starting out and are looking for brave souls to serve, and officers to lead them. Noble, common, criminal or soldier, all are equal in the Watch. Contact Graile in-game for more information.))