The Riders of Mistledale were a group of thirty mounted militia in Mistledale, in the Dalelands.[1]

Organization[edit | edit source]

They were rarely formed into one single unit, but regularly undertook patrols, with three to four riders being accompanied by ten or twenty mounted troops.[1]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Riders would use black lacquered plate mail armor and a black helm, which displayed the white horse motif of Mistledale.[1]

Headquarters[edit | edit source]

As of 1372 DR, the Barracks of the Riders was located at the north of the town of Ashabenford, in Mistledale. It was a walled compound with a courtyard used for training, and a small keephouse that was used as a jail.[2]

Hierarchy[edit | edit source]

The leader of the Council of Six, the ruling council of Mistledale, was also the leader of the Riders of Mistledale. Between 1367 and 1372 DR, this was Haresk Malorn.[1]

The Captain was the military leader of the Riders of Mistledale, in contrast to the high councilor's role as commander. The position of Swordar was second-in-command to the Captain. In the 1330s DR, there was only one Swordar position, but in later years, there might have been as many as three Swordars at one time.[3]

Captains[edit | edit source]

There were a number of people by the name of Captain Baergil in the Riders of Mistledale, throughout its history, all of whom were blood relatives.[3]

  • Ellusk Baergil (1156 DR1180 DR) : Remembered as a good, just, and capable leader.
  • Horarn Baergil (1242 DR) : Remembered as a large, reckless man. Captain for only a few months before dying in combat with brigands in eastern Mistledale.
  • Ranthorn Hawkhar (?–1335 DR) : Forced to resign as Captain in 1335 DR when his family was murdered and his legs were cut off by raiders.
  • Darrask Baergil (1335 DR–1352 DR) : A farm-born man with strong strategy and a love for Mistledale.
  • Emrius Baergil (1477 DR–?) : A well-liked man with quick wit, who was remembered as a mediocre soldier but an excellent diplomat.

Swordars[edit | edit source]

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