The Ilth’s military is a common site in New Ilthium it is known as The Home Guard. The Ilth have mandatory service from the age of 18 years old. This is so that a man or woman can learn a trade and start a family before they engaged in potentially dangerous duty. In the Home Guard they are trained in the melee weapon of their choice and outfitted with the uniform and armor. As a result the Ilth are to a person quite capable and ready to defend their home life and limb. The Home Guard has permanent officers and they are the ones in charge of the roll of the guard, knowing who is available or able to go out on patrol. The highest ranking position of Marshall of the Guard with number of Captains of the Guard in each of the seven major holdings. The Marshall is based at Fallsea. At any one time there are four foot patrols of 10 guards from each of the major holdings. There are twice that many at ease within each major holding also serving. They check on the numerous smaller frontier holdings. In times of urgency or required response for help the Black Guard are dispatched. They are veteran permanent cavalry numbering 20 members per major holding.