A Gateguard is a hulking, ashen-skinned gatekeeper. It wears an ebony helm with sinister ridges. Its eye sockets are blackened emptiness, and thick curled horns extend from either side. Its jaw is lined with sharpened canines seemingly arranged in a perpetual grin.
A lavish purple cloak and spiked armbands do little to cover its bulging muscles. It carries a large poleaxe, with which it delivers heavy, crushing blows.
A Gateguard is rarely alone. At the first glance of battle, a Gateguard summons its trusty Hound, a pet almost as menacing as its master.
Together, Gateguards and their Hounds protect realms beyond the reach of the living.