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Dauntless Vanguard

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"My heart and sword always for Demacia."
Garen OriginalSquare Garen

The Dauntless Vanguard Crest icon Dauntless Vanguard is an elite order of warriors, assigned to handle Demacia's most dangerous foes and confront threats beyond its borders. The most prestigious battalion of Demacia, at full strength, it numbers over the two thousand soldiers. Currently it is led by Garen OriginalSquare Garen, nephew of the High Marshal Tianna OriginalSquare Tianna Crownguard.


"Our rivals know that to strike at any of us is to strike at all of us."
— Vanguard's Code

Each member of the Vanguard is one of the most well trained soldiers in the Kingdom; they are all adept with multiple weapons and boast a wide knowledge of battle tactics and warfare. Each is a legend in their village or shire, but all of them seek to have their names known throughout the realm. Garen OriginalSquare Garen Crownguard is the current leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, succeeding his aunt Tianna, and is also tasked at protecting the heir to the throne of Demacia, Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Prince Jarvan IV Lightshield. Unlike the Noxian Legions, the Vanguard do not need drums, nor music to keep time in their advance. They need only the steady, even beat of hooves against soil.

The Dauntless Vanguard and Illuminator Crest icon Illuminators also fight against the undead forces of the Shadow Isles Crest icon Shadow Isles. Many Vanguard members have lost their lives defending against the Harrowing.

Champions of the Vanguard

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Notable Dauntless Vanguard
Knight Bunder Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard. Member of Proctor-Corporal Pell's squad.
Knight Cithria OriginalSquare Cithria Otherwise known as Cithria the Bold. A Dauntless Vanguard who escorted the representative of Arbormark. Prevented an uprising in Meltridge. Former member of the Ninth Battalion.
Knight Diador Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard. Held the Gates of Mourning against the Trifarian Legion for several days.
Sword-Captain Garen OriginalSquare Garen Crownguard Current leader of the Dauntless Vanguard and the First Shield.
Shield-Sergeant Merrek Shield-Sergeant Merrek Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard and second-in-command to Garen and the First Shield.
Shield-Sergeant Olber Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard and second-in-command during the time of Tianna Crownguard.
Proctor-Corporal Pell Proctor-Corporal Pell Corporal of the Dauntless Vanguard; was instructor to Cithria during her time as a recruit.
Knight Rodion Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard. Fought against the sea-wolf fleet at Dawnhold; burner of Frostheld; twin brother to Varya.
Knight Sabator Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard. Slayer of a Deepwyrm.
High Marshal Tianna OriginalSquare Tianna Crownguard Part of King Jarvan III Lightshield's personal guard. Former leader of the Vanguard.
Knight Varya Knight of the Dauntless Vanguard. Fought against the sea-wolf fleet at Dawnhold; twin sister to Rodion.


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