Devils and Dilettantes
|Westcrown||Shadow Curse||The Blot||Dottari|
The guards and wardens of the city of Westcrown are known locally as dottari. They all wear the “Aroden’s Eye” which is the city’s mark. The “Aroden’s Eye” is stenciled in black over a red field on a shield or tabard. Dottari officers wear the mark reversed (red on black field) on their left arms. The officers’ rank is indicated from the exact position of the mark. Lesser officers have the mark on the shoulder, higher officers on the forearm, the “duxotar” or warden-major in command of the guards who answer only to the mayor, has the mark on a ring. Dottari always travel in squads of seven – six soldiers and one lieutenant. Five squads report to each captain and at least three captains report to each major. There are at least two majors per rego or sector reporting to each of the four “durotasi” or “rank wardens”.
Officially the dottari are one singular order under the control of the duxotar. Personal vendettas and politics divide the dotarri into four nearly independent subdivisions: the “common dottari” of the streets and gates, the “condottari” of the canals and waterways, the “rundottari” of the ruins to the north of the city and the “regidottari” of the palace.