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For the card, see LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 Dauntless Vanguard

Dauntless Vanguard

"Our rivals know that to strike at any of us is to strike at all of us."
— Vanguard's Code, LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png8 Reinforcements
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The 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 Garen, nephew of the High Marshal Tianna Crownguard Tianna Crownguard.


Lore

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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. As Sword-Captain, Garen Crownguard Garen Crownguard is the current leader of the Dauntless Vanguard as his aunt Tianna once was several years earlier and is also tasked at protecting the heir to the throne of Demacia, Prince Jarvan IV Lightshield 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.png Illuminators also fight against the undead forces of the Shadow Isles Crest icon.png Shadow Isles. Many Vanguard members have lost their lives defending against the Harrowing.



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Notable Members

Leaders Status Description
Sword-Captain Garen Crownguard Garen Crownguard Active Current leader of the Dauntless Vanguard.
Shield-Sergeant Merrek Shield-Sergeant.jpg Merrek* Active Second-in-command to Garen and leader of the First Shield. He played Tellstones against Cithria to test her eligibility for the Vanguard.
Shield-Sergeant Reika Kol* Active Shield-Sergeant of the Fourth Shield of the Dauntless Vanguard. Was part of the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Shield-Sergeant Rosk* Deceased Shield-Sergeant of the Eighth Shield of the Dauntless Vanguard. Died during the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Proctor-Corporal Pell Proctor-Corporal.jpg Pell* Active Proctor-Corporal of the Dauntless Vanguard; was instructor to Cithria during her time as a recruit.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 Unnamed Sergeant Unknown Shield-Sergeant of the Dauntless Vanguard.
Unknown Sword-Captain Deceased Led the battalion in the time between Garen Crownguard and Tianna Crownguard. Fell in battle.
High Marshal Tianna Crownguard Tianna Crownguard Left Former Sword-Captain of the Vanguard. Gave up the position when she was elevated to Marshal.
Shield-Sergeant Olber* Unknown Shield-Sergeant of the Dauntless Vanguard and second-in-command during the time of Tianna Crownguard.


Named Members Status Description
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 Cithria of Cloudfield Active Otherwise known as LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png6 Cithria the Bold. A young member of the First Shield. Prevented an uprising in Meltridge. She started enlistment in the Ninth Battalion, then entered the Vanguard as a LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 squire. She was part of the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Kriel Stonehorn* Left A minotaur from the Stonehorn tribe. Left the First Shield of the Dauntless Vanguard after the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Alys Morn* Active Member of the First Shield. A skilled medic, left the Illuminator order. She was part of the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Eben Hess* Active Member of the First Shield. Is known to complain often, and carries many more weapons than the usual soldier. Was heavily wounded during the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Saskja Vos* Active Member of the First Shield, twin sister to Rurik. Was part of the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Rurik Vos* Deceased Member of the First Shield, twin brother to Saskja. Died during the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Soldier Aiguo* Deceased Member of the First Shield. Died during the expedition to the Nockmirch.
Soldier Bunder* Active Soldier of the Dauntless Vanguard. Member of Proctor-Corporal Pell's squad.
Soldier Diadoro* Active Soldier of the Dauntless Vanguard. Held the Gates of Mourning against the Trifarian Legion for several days.
Soldier Rodion* Active Soldier of the Dauntless Vanguard. Fought against the sea-wolf fleet at Dawnhold; burner of Frostheld; twin brother to Varya.
Soldier Varya* Active Soldier of the Dauntless Vanguard. Fought against the sea-wolf fleet at Dawnhold; twin sister to Rodion.
Sabator of Jandelle* Active Soldier of the Dauntless Vanguard. Slayer of a Deepwyrm.
Taric Taric Left Former member of the Dauntless Vanguard. Was banished and sentenced to endure “the Crown of Stone”. Current Targonian Ascended host of the Protector.


Unnamed Members Description
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png9 Unnamed Soldiers Members of the Dauntless Vanguard. They are tasked as the Brightsteel shield defenders.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. She is tasked as the Brightsteel shield defender.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 Unnamed Soldiers Members of the Dauntless Vanguard.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 Unnamed Squire Squire of the Dauntless Vanguard. She would relay the message from LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Barrett Buvelle about the princes capture to LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png7 King Jarvan III.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 Unnamed Soldiers Members of the Dauntless Vanguard. One of the soldiers got their helmets taken by a Poro.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. He is tasked as the Bannerman.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. A LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png5 cavalry soldier who rides a horse. He was tasked in saving Prince Jarvan IV from Noxians.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. Died protecting the realm from the undead of the Shadow Isles during a Harrowing.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. These soldiers were part of the military during the time Tianna Crownguard was the leader of the Vanguard.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. He is tasked as the border lookout.
LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 Unnamed Soldier Member of the Dauntless Vanguard. She once inspired other soldiers with her battle cry.

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