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Shoplifters get broken fingers!

–Shop Guard catching a thief

Shop Guards are guards of the faction the shop they reside in belongs to. The possible factions include the Empire Peasants, Flotsam Ninjas, Free Traders, Mongrel, Shek Kingdom, Tech Hunters, The Holy Nation, and United Cities. They are normally found residing in bars and shops in the city.

If a character is still inside the shop during closing hours the Guards will remind them to leave before resorting to violence. Intruders found inside the shop after closing hours are immediately assaulted.

There is a Holy Shop Guard variant that are found exclusively in the Holy Nation. Aside from equipping shoddier blunt weapons and slightly weaker stats, their main difference is that the holy variant are always greenlander males. However, some shops will still spawn normal Shop Guards, resulting in a chance for HN shop guards to be greenlander females.

They wear [Shoddy] armour (5% chance of [Standard]) and have weapons manufactured by Ancient or Catun Scrapmaster.


Attributes Level
Strength 35
Toughness 35
Dexterity 35
Perception 1

Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack, Melee Defence 35
Dodge, Martial Arts 3.5

Weapon Skills Level
Blunt, Hackers, Heavy, Katanas, Polearms, Sabres 35

Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 35
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 35

Thievery Skills Level
Stealth, Lockpicking, Thievery 1
Assassination 17.5

Athletic Skills Level
Athletics, Swimming 35

Science Skills Level
Field Medic 35
Engineer, Robotics, Science 1

Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith, Armour Smith, Labouring, Farming, Cooking 1

Stats randomize by 5
The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Skills will be multiplied by the racial multiplier. Players should also be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.


These factions employ Shop Guards.