The Cardinal's Men!
The Black Guards
The Player Characters have formed a company called “The Black Guard”.
They were Elite Cardinal’s Guards who because of their special skill sets were dispatched on various missions. They self elected to start a company of their own and through recent events such as their defensive action during the Attack on the King’s Ball the King has granted them a charter for this company.
They still retain their bodyguard duties as Elite Cardinal’s Guards
They dress all in black with a red stylized rose. Hence their name.
In late Feb. 1626 they were given their charter as well as their flag (above) and the officers of The Black Guards were each given an épée from the King himself. These swords have the King’s own Fleur-de-Lys on it.