The Empty Waste
The Blood Guard are the Emir’s Royal Guard. There are normally only 12 Blood Guards at a time. They are chosen at birth and trained in the art of war without weapons. Additionally, they are subjected to strong ritual magic that survived from ancient times which provides the Blood Guard with spell resistance, removes the need for sleep, and grants the ability to dodge any attack that would normally hit. They are considered the most fearsome single fighter in the world.
Their presence as the personal guard of the Emir makes it almost impossible to assassinate the Emir. They are intensely loyal and have no interest in material goods, fame, women, etc. They live for the sole purpose of protecting the Emir. However, it is rumored that the powerful magic that enhances the Blood Guards restricts the Blood Guards to the country of Falak. This has never been confirmed, but for whatever reason, the Blood Guards have never traveled outside of Falak with only a few very rare exceptions.
The Blood Guard currently only number 7. During the War of Deceit (the war with Celedon), the Emir fought in the war and the Bloodguard fought alongside him. Blackwood, the king of Celedon, along with 5 Kharval (an unholy devilish construct) attacked the Emir and his Bloodguard with all their might. Sadly, 7 of the 12 Bloodguard fell in the battle and none could be raised. Since that time, two more have been trained and five more are near completion of their training, which will bring the number of Bloodguard back to their proper number.