Laws dating back to the days of Axirian rule prohibit Ithron from maintaining a standing army beyond the knightly orders, however professional soldiers exist within the purview of the Guild of Mercenaries.
They form the backbone of most adventuring parties, backing up the Scouts and protecting the non-combatants. Although often vulnerable to magic, mercenaries can be as heavily equipped and dangerous as any knight and are far less likely to fight fairly. Members are taught skills related to war, specialist use of weapons, the wearing of heavy armour and how to use the Guild facilities to repair their weapons or armour.
The Guild is led by the General who, along with the Undercouncil, appoints the Guild Enforcer.