The Cardinal's Guards are a small unit assigned to Cardinal Gardelieu, the primary cleric of Batrachia. They originated as a dragoon unit occasionally assigned to guard the Cardinal temporarily. That assignment has become permanent over the years. Little love is lost between the Cardinal's Guards and the Queen's Musketeers, partly due to the fact that the Guards are rarely sent into battle but mostly serve the Cardinal, guard visiting dignitaries and carry out other miscellaneous duties. The Guards often operate on foot since they work primarily in the city, although they can and do occasionally have some or all of their members on horseback when the situation calls for it.