Though the Pactmasters are rarely seen outside their palace walls, they are keenly alert of all that transpires within Katapesh through their network of spies and active patrols of the Zephyr Guard. The Zephyr Guard is made up of diverse ethnic groups and races, but mostly humanoids such as humans, half-elves, and half-orcs. Their unifying feature is their expertise in combat and the precision with which they carry out their duties. A Zephyr Guard squad is usually composed of five elite soldiers and their squad leader. Each squad leader carries a charm of aluum control, which is magically bound to them, making it useless to anyone else.
- ↑ David Eitelbach & Hank Woon. (March 6, 2009). Snagged from the Vault: Dark Markets—A Guide to Katapesh, Paizo Blog.