The Obsidian Shields is an organization of rangers and guardians of the weak and poor. Headquartered in Nylo, in the region of Rakar, they train recruits to keep the peace and organize patrols and assign permanent guardians to certain places. Most assignments are to smaller and weaker cities, as it is thought that stronger cities have the means to defend themselves and do not need assistance.
Although located in Rakar, The Obsidian Shields are not considered part of the region, so as to avoid the situation of having to send troops to defend against Rakar marching on one of their protected towns.
Not everyone fights with a shield, but those who do use shields that have been dyed black. The symbol for the organization is a completely black shield with a white dragon wing coming from the top right corner.