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The Grand Guard, also referred to as the Grand Serkonan Guard, serves as both the military and City Watch alongside other groups on the isle of Serkonos, akin to a gendarmerie. The Guard has connections to the Greater Serkonan Guard and the Stewards of Cullero, the three of which are tasked with the protection of the Isle of Serkonos. The Guards carry out many different duties such as crime investigations, dealing with bloodfly issues, protecting important figures and locations, and acting as port guards. Some of the notable units include the "First Attachment to the Duke" which serves as the Duke of Serkonos' personal guards and led by chosen officers, and the "Palace Civic Patrol" which guards the Palace District and the only land route leading to the Grand Palace. The Guards also have a division called "Technical Office" which manages high-tech equipment such as windmills and clockwork soldiers, and issues manuals to other units.

Like City Watch of Dunwall, the Grand Guard are armed with pistols and swords. Members of the Grand Guard have differing uniform colors: red and bluish-grey, which denote specific ranks and positions. Members of all ranks may wear protective helmets, though not all do.

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  • Ranks and Positions
  • Quotes
    • Idle
    • Alerted
    • Searching
    • Returning to Idle
    • Detection
    • Attacking
    • Reaction to Supernatural Abilities
    • Running Away
  • Trivia
  • Gallery
  • References

Ranks and Positionsedit | edit source[]

  • Guards: They are regular troops and seem to be made up of only male guards. However, notes found by the protagonists and overheard conversations indicate female members do exist. Guards wear short-sleeved bluish-grey tunics, beige pants, white belts and bandoliers, and are equipped with swords. There are two distinctive types of regular guards. The first group consists of guards who do not have any shoulder badge nor rank insignia, except for a "Karnaca" tab on their left sleeves. They also wear small backpacks and what appear to be rolls of blanket. Guards belonging to the second group have cross-sword shoulder badges, rank insignias on the right sleeves, and wear tall white caps with silver Karnaca badges at the front. This latter group sometimes augment their uniforms with masks and goggles (particularly those stationed in the Dust District) or black armored vests which protect them from ranged attacks. Regular guards include the ranks of corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant.
  • Elite Guards: They are officers within the Grand Guard, assigned to command areas. Elite guards are well trained in the use of their sword and pistol. In contrast to regular guards, they wear red jackets over beige pants, silver helmets, and white belts with silver buckles. Elite guards include the rank of captain and major.
  • Veterans: They are senior officers. Much like elite guards, they carry a sword and pistol which are occasionally loaded with explosive bullets. Veterans have similar uniform to elite guards, except for a few distinctive features. They wear golden helmets with red plumes on top, and dark brown pants. Their belts are also white but brighter, and with golden buckles.

Quotesedit | edit source[]

Idleedit | edit source[]

  • "Dammit. I need to pee."
  • "Huh, I'm hungry."
  • "This shirt reeks. I've got to get a spare uniform."
  • "More bad things have happened here in the last five years than in all the years of my life before that. I know that much."
  • "At least I'm working in the good part of town now." (In Upper Cyria District)

Alertededit | edit source[]

  • "I definitely heard something. Better check."
  • "So let's see. What was it?"
  • "I don't like that. Better have a look."
  • "She's been stabbed." (detecting a body)
  • "What?! Somebody's down." (detecting a body)

Searchingedit | edit source[]

  • "I'm not in the mood! Show yourself!"
  • "Let's have a look."
  • "Nothing here? Let's have a look around."
  • "Don't make me search the whole place, I don't have time for that."

Returning to Idleedit | edit source[]

  • "I'll get her/him next time..."

Detectionedit | edit source[]

  • "I'll be damned!!"
  • "What the? Stop!"
  • "Holy shit!!"
  • "Hey, where do you think you're going?!"

Attackingedit | edit source[]

  • "You aren't going anywhere!"
  • "Come on, let's finish this!"
  • "Withdraw from this area at once!"
  • "No mercy!"
  • "I've been fighting scum like you since I put on the uniform!"
  • "Wait for my signal!"
  • "She/He's wounded! Let's finish her/him!" (when the protagonist is at critical health)
  • "I'll be telling this story at the officers' club later!" (officers only)
  • "Nooo!!" (when an ally is killed)
  • "Captain!!" (when an officer is killed)

Reaction to Supernatural Abilitiesedit | edit source[]

  • "Wait! This isn't-"
  • "Impossible!!"

Running Awayedit | edit source[]

  • "I-I don't wanna die!!"

Triviaedit | edit source[]

  • Around 1828, the Grand Guard was sent to the city of Dunwall to hunt for the fugitive Billie Lurk, who had murdered a son of the Duke of Serkonos, Radanis Abele.
  • The Grand Guard is known to have been active by the 1600s, where they helped oust the reigning King of Serkonos with the backing of the Duchy of Aventa.
  • The Grand Guard differs from Dunwall's authorities in that the latter city's Army and City Watch are technically separate organizations, whereas the Grand Guard fulfills both military and law enforcement duties.
  • In-game, the Grand Guard most often wear uniforms of either bluish-grey or red. In the Dishonored 2 cinematic trailer they are also depicted as wearing white uniforms. In the novel series written by Adam Christopher, their uniforms are described as being bluish-green.
  • In his younger years, Corvo Attano served in the Grand Guard as an Officer, "demonstrating amazing talents."
  • The model for the guards used in the reveal trailer was made by Hasan Bajramovic for Blur Studios.
  • Although the reveal trailer seemingly depicts regular guards using pistols, regular guards are not so equipped within the actual game.
  • Retired Veterans receive no pension pay. This is a point of some consternation among the Grand Guard.
  • The equivalent styles of the Watch Lower Guards and the City Watch Guards of Dunwall seem to be combined into the rank of the regular guard for the Grand Guard of Serkonos.

Galleryedit | edit source[]

Concept art for a regular guard.

Concept art for a male elite guard.

Concept art for a female elite guard.

Grand Guard Veteran portrait.

Concept art depicting two Grand Guards.

A concept painting of two Grand Guards.

Grand Guard model used in the reveal trailer.

A Grand Guard.

A Veteran of the Grand Guard.

Grand Guards.

The Grand Guard in the Dishonored 2 E3 Trailer.

Grand Guards in Karnaca.

Guards handle corpses in the streets.

Grand Guards before executing a group of civilians.

The Grand Guard shout an alarm as Emily battles the Clockwork Soldiers.

Emily stabbing a guard.

Serkonan guards playing card games.

Grand Guard concept art.

Two fighting Grand Guards.

A Grand Guard next to Delilah Copperspoon as she confronts Emily.

Emily using Shadow Walk to attack a Grand Guard.

Emily mesmerizes members of the Grand Guard on the streets of Karnaca.

Emily using Far Reach to sneak up on members of the Grand Guard.

A lone Grand Guard patrols the front of the Conservatory.

A Grand Guard killing Emily (GIF).

A female Veteran killed by Emily Kaldwin.

Two Grand Guards at the Grand Palace.

The Grand Guard patrolling the streets of Karnaca.

A Grand Guard being attacked by Devouring Swarm.

A Grand Guard killing Emily (GIF).

An explosive bullet fired by a Veteran. ADD A PHOTO TO THIS GALLERY

Referencesedit | edit source[]

  1. ↑ Dishonored Roleplaying Game, p. 182
  2. ↑ Going East
  3. ↑ Clockwork Army Timetable
  4. ↑ Developer Commentary - The Grand Guard
  5. ↑ Apartment Seizure
  6. ↑ Squad Orders
  7. ↑ Clockwork Soldier Basics
  8. ↑ The Duchess In Green, By Douglas Harwickle, Historian
  9. Dishonored Roleplaying Game, p. 164
  10. ↑ Developer Commentary - Corvo, the Duke, and the Grand Guard
  11. ↑ https://www.artstation.com/artwork/dishonored-2-guards
  12. ↑ Grand Guard Safe
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20 comments

MustardBastard·6/29/2020

We could really use a pic of the guard in a dust mask from mission 6 and the one in the end cutscene also wearing said mask.

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Desercitus·4/20/2020

I was wondering if it would be okay to add a few more quotes. I get that they're just meant to be examples here, but on the other hand, there are more than a few moderately nice, interesting, or humorous ones that might add to the page and give a better idea of these characters in general. Besides, this page isn't really in danger of becoming overly long as some others, so I suppose there's not much speaking against expanding a little here (to be clear, I'm not proposing adding a complete list of all quotes from Grand Guard characters).

Specifically, I was thinking about quotes like this one from a Grand Guard Officer, which sort of sparked the idea:

"Dear stomach, I have received your request, and I agree dinnertime cannot come quickly enough. Unfortunately, we are still on duty. I will get back to you if I hear anything more, sincerely, me."

MDGeistMD02·4/20/2020

I think the reason we never did too much with the lines on this page is because there were (semi-discussed) plans to separate the regular Grand Guard and the Officers/veterans into two separate pages.

(I know Paulolo and I had talked this over somewhat in Live! Chat a few months after the game came out but we got never went beyond an initial discussion. I believe we were both for the idea.)

If you want to add more that would be fine - personally, I would like all of their lines produced here on the wiki. If it wouldn't be too much trouble though, I would ask if any new lines either be separated by officer/veteran/typical Grand Guard (or at least indicated next to that line in case we ever split the page later).

I'm also not sure if the female veterans and officers have lines unique to them or not. If so, this could be indicated as well.

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Arciusazrael·3/7/2019

I will be adding quotes from factions in D2 and DotO. And I will only add a few examples for each situation since there are so many lines.

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Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

I just want to comment that I assume the Karnaca tabs, and the Karnaca badges on the guards' caps and belt buckles are specific for guards in Karnaca only. Those who are stationed in another city or town probably have something else that signifies that location.

MDGeistMD02·1/29/2019

I seriously doubt any of these minor questions will be filled in by another game.

Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

One can only hope.

MDGeistMD02·1/29/2019

If a new game should come out, they're going to have to come up with a whole new deity, possible time jump to a different era, the backstory of all of the fallout of certain... 'decisions' made by DotO, possibly work on a whole other island/country...

and somehow one of their priorities will be discussing the tabs and badges on Grand Guard minor soldiers?

I won't hold my breath. ;)

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Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

I know, I know, the chance is slim. But I'm not just talking about this in particular. Let's say if the next game is set in Morley, it will definitely feature the Morley Constabulary, hence adding more information to what little we have right now.

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Desercitus·1/27/2019

Just out of curiosity: What are examples of conversations or notes that indicate female Grand Guard exist outside of Veteran / Elite rank? Can't recall that right now and I'm worried I missed something.

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MDGeistMD02·1/27/2019

Well, logically, I'd assume they aren't just given that position/rank.

Edit on my own page now:

To say females are only officers or veteran soldiers seems erroneous.

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Desercitus·1/27/2019

Fair point, though I wouldn't put it past Serkonan nepotism and power plays to have a well-connected political protegé enter service with the rank of captain.

However, I was refering to the page explicitly saying specific notes and conversations in the game indicating the lower ranks have female members as well, meaning it would be more than just a natural and reasonable assumption. I was wondering what those notes and conversations might be.

Also, why did you edit my comment?

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MDGeistMD02·1/27/2019

My apologies. The wiki has been glitching ever since Fandom went full throttle and sometimes my edits aren't going through properly without me having to reload like every fourth time.

Sorry about that.

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Arciusazrael·1/27/2019

There is a conversation at the beginning of Dust District mission which mentions a female lieutenant. The conversation is added to Dust District page. There are a number of notes that grand guards with female names such as: First Captain's Safe, Interrogation Report, Clockwork Soldier Basics.

There is one note which explicitly refers to a corporal or lieutrnant as a "she", but I don't remember which.

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Desercitus·1/26/2019

"Like Dunwall's City Watch, the Grand Guard carries pistols, swords, and pouches."

This may be a minor thing, but should the Grand Guard carrying pouches really be mentioned alongside pistols and swords? Firstly, almost every individual can carry a pouch, so it isn't really distinctive or anything noteworthy about the Grand Guard specifically - a bit like mentioning they wear shoes. And secondly, mentioning pouches right next to pistols and swords might make it look like armament, equipment, or something the Guards carry as part of their duty or specific role.

It just looks weird to me like this. But maybe I'm just talking nonsense and/or blowing this totally out of proportion, in which case just ignore me.

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MDGeistMD02·1/26/2019

Yes, I don't think this is necessary to mention.

Pauolo·1/26/2019

Indeed, any type of NPC can carry pouches as far as I know.

Arciusazrael·1/26/2019

Also, should we replace the main picture with actual in-game uniforms? And move the ones with white uniforms further down in the gallery?

Pauolo·1/26/2019

You made me notice that the officer in that pic wears a white uniform. So yeah, definitely switch that pic with another from the gallery.

Also I realize pics like that one, dating back from the first previews of the game, have elements that are not featured in the final game's version. For example, in one pic Howlers are trying to break in the Winslow shop by the dockyards district. In another, several guards and an alarm are present in the lobby of the Clockwork Mansion. There was also something about a guard at Addermire dancing like Gene Killy in "Singing in the rain", that didn't make the cut.

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Pauolo·11/8/2017

I have a proposition for names if we ever make separate pages for types of Grand Guard members:

  • Grand Guard Soldiers
  • Grand Guard Elites
  • Grand Guard Veterans

I noticed "Grand Guard soldiers" is sometimes used in conversation, like when the protagonists reaches Canal Square on the second mission. Even though the game just calls them "Guard" when searched or talked to, the term "soldier" is still relevant because they're military. However, I think we can make a single page for both Elite and Veterans since the latter are only different by a few minor aesthetic details and maybe their toughness in fight. Maybe just call them Grand Guard Officers?

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Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

Is it ok if I make a Grand Guard category?

Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

So, that's a yes....?

MDGeistMD02·1/8/2017

It's a 'yes' we DON'T really need individual gang categories. :P

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Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

Oh, that's not what I meant :(

I should've made it more specific with my reply that I was on about a Grand Guard category - my original query.

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Metworst·1/9/2017

We already have an Overseers and a City Watch category, I see no reason why we can't go ahead with a Grand Guard category. It will also allow us to makes a Grand Guard/images category, and we're accumulating a fair bit of those.

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Metworst·1/5/2017

I killed a Guard before his conversation partner could join him. His partner is now having half a conversation, not realising that the other guy isn't saying anything to him, nor that he cannot be asking the questions he is as he hasn't been told the relevant information to be able to ask them.

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Pauolo·11/18/2016

I was wondering, can we shorten this page's name to "Grand Guard", just like City Watch is short for "Dunwall City Watch" (heavily written as such in Dis 2's notes from what I've seen)?

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Metworst·12/9/2016

I'm not consciously repackaging your argument. I read it once, and any similarity to it is unintentional, and happened because the arguments I thought of just then (which were at most subconsciously based off your arguments there) were selected because they're valid arguments for my point here, that this page's name should be changed. I didn't even agree with your main point, as I didn't say that I want the Warfare Overseers page to remain with the same name, or even with my point there, saying it should change.

Recludam·12/9/2016

So the problem is a lack of well-defined parameters for naming articles? To be terse or to be exact? To go forth with page renaming after one guy says 'yes' or to hold a discussion and reach consensus? To base the wiki's writing standards on the flawed and inconsistent standards of in-game text or to formulate our own standards? So many options!!!

See, I could easily argue that the terse title names of "Emily Kaldwin" over "Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin" (even though that's her exact name), "Clockwork Soldiers" over "Jindosh Clockwork Soldiers" (even though that's the official product name), "Euhorn Kaldwin" over "Euhorn Jacob Kaldwin" (even though that's his exact name) are better than their exact counterparts, but I wouldn't be right or wrong, just like the good points that have been raised by you two, because there exist no well-defined standards on the wiki explicitly stating what should be done in this situation.

I personally prefer my meat medium terse. (I'll leave now...)

@Metworst: I'm sure Geist was just joshing with you in that comment :)

Metworst·12/9/2016

@Recludam You raise a very good point with the naming. However, this wiki community isn't the best at discussing issues related to the naming of pages, so I dread to think how it will react to a proposal to actually have a policy on the issue, even though I entirely agree with your proposal to do so. If you can get such a conversation started, and see it through to a consensus reflected in the Manual of style, I shall congratulate you. If you can't, we return to discussing this page's name.

@Giest Sorry if you weren't being serious. As I said before, I'm bad at picking up tones.

MDGeistMD02·12/9/2016

As to the point of naming articles, I think it is rather difficult to put forth a system, no matter how elaborate or extensive, that will cover every subject.

Having discussions regarding the name of a particular article should suffice on most accounts, as long as a bit of logic and rational thought is applied to the mix.

@ Metworst

Yes, I wasn't being serious. I often forget inflection does not carry well on a screen with the mere written word.

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WarfareOverseers·11/15/2016

Through my playthrough of Dishonored 2 I heard one of these guys say "Kiss the Outsiders balls for luck" before throwing dice in a game of what I presume to be nancy. I found this to be interesting

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The Dark-Eyed One·11/15/2016

What can I say? I'm a popular guy.

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/28/2016

I think I found my favorite quote in the IGN livestream Corvo summons a swarm of rats By the Outsiders hairy arse!

We now know where Devouring Swarm comes from...

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/28/2016

3RD QUOTE! A B C D E and G, hay chi, J, K elementally. Q arrest you and V. Double V X wise and Z. Now I got my A's and Z's, tells me what you think of me.

@DEO You ain't got a toilet?

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PikovajaDama·10/28/2016

Okay, children, do I have to remind you again that this sort of thing is what the chat is for?!

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The Dark-Eyed One·10/28/2016

@W&S - Well of course I do. It's not my fault that you guys happen to live in it.

@Piko - Es tut mir leid, Mutti Piko

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MDGeistMD02·10/28/2016

I doubt you are. :P

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WarfareOverseers·10/3/2016

Lol, I love how in the Gif pic now guards can kill Emily with Death animations that was funny how she fell .

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/2/2016

Just a note, but here is a song the Guard's sing:

Martha won't you marry me?

Twelve weeks have I been out at sea

Chasing monsters in the brine

Dancing Hagfish on the line

Martha won't you marry me? Twelve weeks have I been out sea.

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Whiskey and Shigars·8/28/2016

I love how the guard in the 10th picture is pointing at Emily's Far Reach probably screaming this

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-AnAssassin-·8/12/2016

Great I have to kill women in this game

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The Dark-Eyed One·8/12/2016

So wait... you guys are telling me that the Brigmore Witches were not just a bunch of leggy bishonen!?!

My world has been torn apart.

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WarfareOverseers·8/12/2016

@Dark-Eyed-one

Outsider go back to the void

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-AnAssassin-·8/21/2016

The brigmore witches where kind of scary, same with vera moray and Billie lurk (When she fights you) but I still felt sorry when I slaughtered them it wont help that the Guards are regular people who are just doing there jobs.

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The Dark-Eyed One·8/21/2016

If only you could fully complete this game without killing anybody.

That would be a cool feature.

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A Fandom user·6/20/2015

Their uniforms remind me of the French gendarmerie.

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A Fandom user·6/20/2015

So do you chose Emily or Corvo or play both in the sequal

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

Yes and why are you commenting here?

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

You can play as either Emily or Corvo. According to the devs, once you pick one that is whose story you will follow.

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Lunar Genocide·6/15/2015

In the picture of the Grand Serkonan Guards walking in the streets, we can see the models of Cecelia and Wallace in front of them

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A drunken whaler·6/16/2015

Can't be Wallace though because he is dead.

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MDGeistMD02·6/19/2015

Hahah! It does look like them! :D

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Terminator-HIX·6/20/2015

The swords and pistols they use look exactly like the ones the Dunwall City Watch uses in the first game, too.

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

They probably are the same

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Pauolo·6/15/2015

I love their hats, but I can't imagine a younger Corvo wearing this uniform. xD

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

What time did he say 15 years in the future? I must of missed it.

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

Its in the written part of the article.

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

Now I'm confused. edit: found it.

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

It doe not say it anywhere in the video trailer. However, in the accompanying written article it states:

"Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. Play as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano and travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire."

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Grand Guard[]

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The Grand Guard, also referred to as the Grand Serkonan Guard, serves as both the military and City Watch alongside other groups on the isle of Serkonos, akin to a gendarmerie. The Guard has connections to the Greater Serkonan Guard and the Stewards of Cullero, the three of which are tasked with the protection of the Isle of Serkonos. The Guards carry out many different duties such as crime investigations, dealing with bloodfly issues, protecting important figures and locations, and acting as port guards. Some of the notable units include the "First Attachment to the Duke" which serves as the Duke of Serkonos' personal guards and led by chosen officers, and the "Palace Civic Patrol" which guards the Palace District and the only land route leading to the Grand Palace. The Guards also have a division called "Technical Office" which manages high-tech equipment such as windmills and clockwork soldiers, and issues manuals to other units.

Like City Watch of Dunwall, the Grand Guard are armed with pistols and swords. Members of the Grand Guard have differing uniform colors: red and bluish-grey, which denote specific ranks and positions. Members of all ranks may wear protective helmets, though not all do.

Contents[]

  • Ranks and Positions
  • Quotes
    • Idle
    • Alerted
    • Searching
    • Returning to Idle
    • Detection
    • Attacking
    • Reaction to Supernatural Abilities
    • Running Away
  • Trivia
  • Gallery
  • References

Ranks and Positionsedit | edit source[]

  • Guards: They are regular troops and seem to be made up of only male guards. However, notes found by the protagonists and overheard conversations indicate female members do exist. Guards wear short-sleeved bluish-grey tunics, beige pants, white belts and bandoliers, and are equipped with swords. There are two distinctive types of regular guards. The first group consists of guards who do not have any shoulder badge nor rank insignia, except for a "Karnaca" tab on their left sleeves. They also wear small backpacks and what appear to be rolls of blanket. Guards belonging to the second group have cross-sword shoulder badges, rank insignias on the right sleeves, and wear tall white caps with silver Karnaca badges at the front. This latter group sometimes augment their uniforms with masks and goggles (particularly those stationed in the Dust District) or black armored vests which protect them from ranged attacks. Regular guards include the ranks of corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant.
  • Elite Guards: They are officers within the Grand Guard, assigned to command areas. Elite guards are well trained in the use of their sword and pistol. In contrast to regular guards, they wear red jackets over beige pants, silver helmets, and white belts with silver buckles. Elite guards include the rank of captain and major.
  • Veterans: They are senior officers. Much like elite guards, they carry a sword and pistol which are occasionally loaded with explosive bullets. Veterans have similar uniform to elite guards, except for a few distinctive features. They wear golden helmets with red plumes on top, and dark brown pants. Their belts are also white but brighter, and with golden buckles.

Quotesedit | edit source[]

Idleedit | edit source[]

  • "Dammit. I need to pee."
  • "Huh, I'm hungry."
  • "This shirt reeks. I've got to get a spare uniform."
  • "More bad things have happened here in the last five years than in all the years of my life before that. I know that much."
  • "At least I'm working in the good part of town now." (In Upper Cyria District)

Alertededit | edit source[]

  • "I definitely heard something. Better check."
  • "So let's see. What was it?"
  • "I don't like that. Better have a look."
  • "She's been stabbed." (detecting a body)
  • "What?! Somebody's down." (detecting a body)

Searchingedit | edit source[]

  • "I'm not in the mood! Show yourself!"
  • "Let's have a look."
  • "Nothing here? Let's have a look around."
  • "Don't make me search the whole place, I don't have time for that."

Returning to Idleedit | edit source[]

  • "I'll get her/him next time..."

Detectionedit | edit source[]

  • "I'll be damned!!"
  • "What the? Stop!"
  • "Holy shit!!"
  • "Hey, where do you think you're going?!"

Attackingedit | edit source[]

  • "You aren't going anywhere!"
  • "Come on, let's finish this!"
  • "Withdraw from this area at once!"
  • "No mercy!"
  • "I've been fighting scum like you since I put on the uniform!"
  • "Wait for my signal!"
  • "She/He's wounded! Let's finish her/him!" (when the protagonist is at critical health)
  • "I'll be telling this story at the officers' club later!" (officers only)
  • "Nooo!!" (when an ally is killed)
  • "Captain!!" (when an officer is killed)

Reaction to Supernatural Abilitiesedit | edit source[]

  • "Wait! This isn't-"
  • "Impossible!!"

Running Awayedit | edit source[]

  • "I-I don't wanna die!!"

Triviaedit | edit source[]

  • Around 1828, the Grand Guard was sent to the city of Dunwall to hunt for the fugitive Billie Lurk, who had murdered a son of the Duke of Serkonos, Radanis Abele.
  • The Grand Guard is known to have been active by the 1600s, where they helped oust the reigning King of Serkonos with the backing of the Duchy of Aventa.
  • The Grand Guard differs from Dunwall's authorities in that the latter city's Army and City Watch are technically separate organizations, whereas the Grand Guard fulfills both military and law enforcement duties.
  • In-game, the Grand Guard most often wear uniforms of either bluish-grey or red. In the Dishonored 2 cinematic trailer they are also depicted as wearing white uniforms. In the novel series written by Adam Christopher, their uniforms are described as being bluish-green.
  • In his younger years, Corvo Attano served in the Grand Guard as an Officer, "demonstrating amazing talents."
  • The model for the guards used in the reveal trailer was made by Hasan Bajramovic for Blur Studios.
  • Although the reveal trailer seemingly depicts regular guards using pistols, regular guards are not so equipped within the actual game.
  • Retired Veterans receive no pension pay. This is a point of some consternation among the Grand Guard.
  • The equivalent styles of the Watch Lower Guards and the City Watch Guards of Dunwall seem to be combined into the rank of the regular guard for the Grand Guard of Serkonos.

Galleryedit | edit source[]

Concept art for a regular guard.

Concept art for a male elite guard.

Concept art for a female elite guard.

Grand Guard Veteran portrait.

Concept art depicting two Grand Guards.

A concept painting of two Grand Guards.

Grand Guard model used in the reveal trailer.

A Grand Guard.

A Veteran of the Grand Guard.

Grand Guards.

The Grand Guard in the Dishonored 2 E3 Trailer.

Grand Guards in Karnaca.

Guards handle corpses in the streets.

Grand Guards before executing a group of civilians.

The Grand Guard shout an alarm as Emily battles the Clockwork Soldiers.

Emily stabbing a guard.

Serkonan guards playing card games.

Grand Guard concept art.

Two fighting Grand Guards.

A Grand Guard next to Delilah Copperspoon as she confronts Emily.

Emily using Shadow Walk to attack a Grand Guard.

Emily mesmerizes members of the Grand Guard on the streets of Karnaca.

Emily using Far Reach to sneak up on members of the Grand Guard.

A lone Grand Guard patrols the front of the Conservatory.

A Grand Guard killing Emily (GIF).

A female Veteran killed by Emily Kaldwin.

Two Grand Guards at the Grand Palace.

The Grand Guard patrolling the streets of Karnaca.

A Grand Guard being attacked by Devouring Swarm.

A Grand Guard killing Emily (GIF).

An explosive bullet fired by a Veteran. ADD A PHOTO TO THIS GALLERY

Referencesedit | edit source[]

  1. ↑ Dishonored Roleplaying Game, p. 182
  2. ↑ Going East
  3. ↑ Clockwork Army Timetable
  4. ↑ Developer Commentary - The Grand Guard
  5. ↑ Apartment Seizure
  6. ↑ Squad Orders
  7. ↑ Clockwork Soldier Basics
  8. ↑ The Duchess In Green, By Douglas Harwickle, Historian
  9. Dishonored Roleplaying Game, p. 164
  10. ↑ Developer Commentary - Corvo, the Duke, and the Grand Guard
  11. ↑ https://www.artstation.com/artwork/dishonored-2-guards
  12. ↑ Grand Guard Safe
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MustardBastard·6/29/2020

We could really use a pic of the guard in a dust mask from mission 6 and the one in the end cutscene also wearing said mask.

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Desercitus·4/20/2020

I was wondering if it would be okay to add a few more quotes. I get that they're just meant to be examples here, but on the other hand, there are more than a few moderately nice, interesting, or humorous ones that might add to the page and give a better idea of these characters in general. Besides, this page isn't really in danger of becoming overly long as some others, so I suppose there's not much speaking against expanding a little here (to be clear, I'm not proposing adding a complete list of all quotes from Grand Guard characters).

Specifically, I was thinking about quotes like this one from a Grand Guard Officer, which sort of sparked the idea:

"Dear stomach, I have received your request, and I agree dinnertime cannot come quickly enough. Unfortunately, we are still on duty. I will get back to you if I hear anything more, sincerely, me."

MDGeistMD02·4/20/2020

I think the reason we never did too much with the lines on this page is because there were (semi-discussed) plans to separate the regular Grand Guard and the Officers/veterans into two separate pages.

(I know Paulolo and I had talked this over somewhat in Live! Chat a few months after the game came out but we got never went beyond an initial discussion. I believe we were both for the idea.)

If you want to add more that would be fine - personally, I would like all of their lines produced here on the wiki. If it wouldn't be too much trouble though, I would ask if any new lines either be separated by officer/veteran/typical Grand Guard (or at least indicated next to that line in case we ever split the page later).

I'm also not sure if the female veterans and officers have lines unique to them or not. If so, this could be indicated as well.

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Arciusazrael·3/7/2019

I will be adding quotes from factions in D2 and DotO. And I will only add a few examples for each situation since there are so many lines.

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Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

I just want to comment that I assume the Karnaca tabs, and the Karnaca badges on the guards' caps and belt buckles are specific for guards in Karnaca only. Those who are stationed in another city or town probably have something else that signifies that location.

MDGeistMD02·1/29/2019

I seriously doubt any of these minor questions will be filled in by another game.

Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

One can only hope.

MDGeistMD02·1/29/2019

If a new game should come out, they're going to have to come up with a whole new deity, possible time jump to a different era, the backstory of all of the fallout of certain... 'decisions' made by DotO, possibly work on a whole other island/country...

and somehow one of their priorities will be discussing the tabs and badges on Grand Guard minor soldiers?

I won't hold my breath. ;)

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Arciusazrael·1/29/2019

I know, I know, the chance is slim. But I'm not just talking about this in particular. Let's say if the next game is set in Morley, it will definitely feature the Morley Constabulary, hence adding more information to what little we have right now.

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Desercitus·1/27/2019

Just out of curiosity: What are examples of conversations or notes that indicate female Grand Guard exist outside of Veteran / Elite rank? Can't recall that right now and I'm worried I missed something.

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MDGeistMD02·1/27/2019

Well, logically, I'd assume they aren't just given that position/rank.

Edit on my own page now:

To say females are only officers or veteran soldiers seems erroneous.

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Desercitus·1/27/2019

Fair point, though I wouldn't put it past Serkonan nepotism and power plays to have a well-connected political protegé enter service with the rank of captain.

However, I was refering to the page explicitly saying specific notes and conversations in the game indicating the lower ranks have female members as well, meaning it would be more than just a natural and reasonable assumption. I was wondering what those notes and conversations might be.

Also, why did you edit my comment?

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MDGeistMD02·1/27/2019

My apologies. The wiki has been glitching ever since Fandom went full throttle and sometimes my edits aren't going through properly without me having to reload like every fourth time.

Sorry about that.

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Arciusazrael·1/27/2019

There is a conversation at the beginning of Dust District mission which mentions a female lieutenant. The conversation is added to Dust District page. There are a number of notes that grand guards with female names such as: First Captain's Safe, Interrogation Report, Clockwork Soldier Basics.

There is one note which explicitly refers to a corporal or lieutrnant as a "she", but I don't remember which.

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Desercitus·1/26/2019

"Like Dunwall's City Watch, the Grand Guard carries pistols, swords, and pouches."

This may be a minor thing, but should the Grand Guard carrying pouches really be mentioned alongside pistols and swords? Firstly, almost every individual can carry a pouch, so it isn't really distinctive or anything noteworthy about the Grand Guard specifically - a bit like mentioning they wear shoes. And secondly, mentioning pouches right next to pistols and swords might make it look like armament, equipment, or something the Guards carry as part of their duty or specific role.

It just looks weird to me like this. But maybe I'm just talking nonsense and/or blowing this totally out of proportion, in which case just ignore me.

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MDGeistMD02·1/26/2019

Yes, I don't think this is necessary to mention.

Pauolo·1/26/2019

Indeed, any type of NPC can carry pouches as far as I know.

Arciusazrael·1/26/2019

Also, should we replace the main picture with actual in-game uniforms? And move the ones with white uniforms further down in the gallery?

Pauolo·1/26/2019

You made me notice that the officer in that pic wears a white uniform. So yeah, definitely switch that pic with another from the gallery.

Also I realize pics like that one, dating back from the first previews of the game, have elements that are not featured in the final game's version. For example, in one pic Howlers are trying to break in the Winslow shop by the dockyards district. In another, several guards and an alarm are present in the lobby of the Clockwork Mansion. There was also something about a guard at Addermire dancing like Gene Killy in "Singing in the rain", that didn't make the cut.

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Pauolo·11/8/2017

I have a proposition for names if we ever make separate pages for types of Grand Guard members:

  • Grand Guard Soldiers
  • Grand Guard Elites
  • Grand Guard Veterans

I noticed "Grand Guard soldiers" is sometimes used in conversation, like when the protagonists reaches Canal Square on the second mission. Even though the game just calls them "Guard" when searched or talked to, the term "soldier" is still relevant because they're military. However, I think we can make a single page for both Elite and Veterans since the latter are only different by a few minor aesthetic details and maybe their toughness in fight. Maybe just call them Grand Guard Officers?

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Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

Is it ok if I make a Grand Guard category?

Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

So, that's a yes....?

MDGeistMD02·1/8/2017

It's a 'yes' we DON'T really need individual gang categories. :P

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Epic Mustache·1/8/2017

Oh, that's not what I meant :(

I should've made it more specific with my reply that I was on about a Grand Guard category - my original query.

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Metworst·1/9/2017

We already have an Overseers and a City Watch category, I see no reason why we can't go ahead with a Grand Guard category. It will also allow us to makes a Grand Guard/images category, and we're accumulating a fair bit of those.

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Metworst·1/5/2017

I killed a Guard before his conversation partner could join him. His partner is now having half a conversation, not realising that the other guy isn't saying anything to him, nor that he cannot be asking the questions he is as he hasn't been told the relevant information to be able to ask them.

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Pauolo·11/18/2016

I was wondering, can we shorten this page's name to "Grand Guard", just like City Watch is short for "Dunwall City Watch" (heavily written as such in Dis 2's notes from what I've seen)?

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Metworst·12/9/2016

I'm not consciously repackaging your argument. I read it once, and any similarity to it is unintentional, and happened because the arguments I thought of just then (which were at most subconsciously based off your arguments there) were selected because they're valid arguments for my point here, that this page's name should be changed. I didn't even agree with your main point, as I didn't say that I want the Warfare Overseers page to remain with the same name, or even with my point there, saying it should change.

Recludam·12/9/2016

So the problem is a lack of well-defined parameters for naming articles? To be terse or to be exact? To go forth with page renaming after one guy says 'yes' or to hold a discussion and reach consensus? To base the wiki's writing standards on the flawed and inconsistent standards of in-game text or to formulate our own standards? So many options!!!

See, I could easily argue that the terse title names of "Emily Kaldwin" over "Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin" (even though that's her exact name), "Clockwork Soldiers" over "Jindosh Clockwork Soldiers" (even though that's the official product name), "Euhorn Kaldwin" over "Euhorn Jacob Kaldwin" (even though that's his exact name) are better than their exact counterparts, but I wouldn't be right or wrong, just like the good points that have been raised by you two, because there exist no well-defined standards on the wiki explicitly stating what should be done in this situation.

I personally prefer my meat medium terse. (I'll leave now...)

@Metworst: I'm sure Geist was just joshing with you in that comment :)

Metworst·12/9/2016

@Recludam You raise a very good point with the naming. However, this wiki community isn't the best at discussing issues related to the naming of pages, so I dread to think how it will react to a proposal to actually have a policy on the issue, even though I entirely agree with your proposal to do so. If you can get such a conversation started, and see it through to a consensus reflected in the Manual of style, I shall congratulate you. If you can't, we return to discussing this page's name.

@Giest Sorry if you weren't being serious. As I said before, I'm bad at picking up tones.

MDGeistMD02·12/9/2016

As to the point of naming articles, I think it is rather difficult to put forth a system, no matter how elaborate or extensive, that will cover every subject.

Having discussions regarding the name of a particular article should suffice on most accounts, as long as a bit of logic and rational thought is applied to the mix.

@ Metworst

Yes, I wasn't being serious. I often forget inflection does not carry well on a screen with the mere written word.

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WarfareOverseers·11/15/2016

Through my playthrough of Dishonored 2 I heard one of these guys say "Kiss the Outsiders balls for luck" before throwing dice in a game of what I presume to be nancy. I found this to be interesting

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The Dark-Eyed One·11/15/2016

What can I say? I'm a popular guy.

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/28/2016

I think I found my favorite quote in the IGN livestream Corvo summons a swarm of rats By the Outsiders hairy arse!

We now know where Devouring Swarm comes from...

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/28/2016

3RD QUOTE! A B C D E and G, hay chi, J, K elementally. Q arrest you and V. Double V X wise and Z. Now I got my A's and Z's, tells me what you think of me.

@DEO You ain't got a toilet?

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PikovajaDama·10/28/2016

Okay, children, do I have to remind you again that this sort of thing is what the chat is for?!

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The Dark-Eyed One·10/28/2016

@W&S - Well of course I do. It's not my fault that you guys happen to live in it.

@Piko - Es tut mir leid, Mutti Piko

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MDGeistMD02·10/28/2016

I doubt you are. :P

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WarfareOverseers·10/3/2016

Lol, I love how in the Gif pic now guards can kill Emily with Death animations that was funny how she fell .

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Whiskey and Shigars·10/2/2016

Just a note, but here is a song the Guard's sing:

Martha won't you marry me?

Twelve weeks have I been out at sea

Chasing monsters in the brine

Dancing Hagfish on the line

Martha won't you marry me? Twelve weeks have I been out sea.

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Whiskey and Shigars·8/28/2016

I love how the guard in the 10th picture is pointing at Emily's Far Reach probably screaming this

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-AnAssassin-·8/12/2016

Great I have to kill women in this game

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The Dark-Eyed One·8/12/2016

So wait... you guys are telling me that the Brigmore Witches were not just a bunch of leggy bishonen!?!

My world has been torn apart.

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WarfareOverseers·8/12/2016

@Dark-Eyed-one

Outsider go back to the void

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-AnAssassin-·8/21/2016

The brigmore witches where kind of scary, same with vera moray and Billie lurk (When she fights you) but I still felt sorry when I slaughtered them it wont help that the Guards are regular people who are just doing there jobs.

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The Dark-Eyed One·8/21/2016

If only you could fully complete this game without killing anybody.

That would be a cool feature.

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A Fandom user·6/20/2015

Their uniforms remind me of the French gendarmerie.

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A Fandom user·6/20/2015

So do you chose Emily or Corvo or play both in the sequal

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

Yes and why are you commenting here?

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

You can play as either Emily or Corvo. According to the devs, once you pick one that is whose story you will follow.

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Lunar Genocide·6/15/2015

In the picture of the Grand Serkonan Guards walking in the streets, we can see the models of Cecelia and Wallace in front of them

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A drunken whaler·6/16/2015

Can't be Wallace though because he is dead.

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MDGeistMD02·6/19/2015

Hahah! It does look like them! :D

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Terminator-HIX·6/20/2015

The swords and pistols they use look exactly like the ones the Dunwall City Watch uses in the first game, too.

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

They probably are the same

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Pauolo·6/15/2015

I love their hats, but I can't imagine a younger Corvo wearing this uniform. xD

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

What time did he say 15 years in the future? I must of missed it.

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

Its in the written part of the article.

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A drunken whaler·6/20/2015

Now I'm confused. edit: found it.

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MDGeistMD02·6/20/2015

It doe not say it anywhere in the video trailer. However, in the accompanying written article it states:

"Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. Play as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano and travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire."

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