The Varrock Guard, also known as the Varrock City Guard, is the primary military and police force of Varrock, the capital of Misthalin. The Guard's presence can be seen throughout the city, although its focus can mainly be found near areas of heavy traffic or in areas occupied by the city's nobility.
Unlike many cities such as Falador and East Ardougne, who depend largely on knights for protection, Varrock's military presence is expressed mainly through its guards. The city also maintains a number of other military forces, including an order of knights (the only known example of which is Sir Prysin), the Varrock Palace Secret Guard, and a group of trained warrior women.
Casualties within the Varrock Guard are heavy, and as such charity groups such as the Varrockian Guards' Widows & Orphans Fund work to compensate the families of those soldiers lost while on duty.
Varrock Guards are very commonly trained upon by all types of players. Each guard gives 55 experience, and since their combat level is only 25, this makes them very good for training.
Aside from the many guards found patrolling Varrock, a number of specific guardsmen can also be found seeing to certain specific duties within the city.
- Captain Rovin: The Guard's current leader. Rovin oversees all major aspects of the Guard's operation in and around Varrock, and can be found close to King Roald Remanis III and the rest of the city's royal family in Varrock Palace.
- Treznor: A guardsman working in Varrock Palace. Treznor helps to maintain the Palace garden, and can be found near the garden's tree patch.
- Trainee Guards: Young recruits training on the Palace roof. Trainee guards must become proficient in combat and law before entering active duty.
- Captain: A Guard captain overseeing the training of new recruits on the Palace roof.
- Hartwin Prim: An undercover scout charged with monitoring activity in the Wilderness immediately north of Varrock. He features prominently in the Defender of Varrock quest.
- Market Guard: A guard currently working to maintain peace in Varrock Square, where traders often come to sell their wares.
- Jagex hinted that the numbers of the main Varrock guards are between 8,000 to 20,000, making it the dominant military force on RuneScape.[source needed]