: "It's the 37 scarlet women that guard Old Chancel?"
: "Sigh, I'll explain it.
There's thrree law enforcement organizations in Chancel, the Red, White Guard and Blue Guards, it's easy to tell who's who because they dress by those colors, such imagination.
The Scarlet Guard duties include watching over the Old Chancel which is the fun part of town. As in naughty, dirty fun, not pure clean fun.
Their boss is Cardinalesse Artemisia, who in turn is the spymistress of the Church, and are renowed as fine exemplar crooks.
The boss of the Azure Guard is some Hierophant Lazarus, and they're basically boring model guardsmen.
The boss of the Pale Guard is Capitan Almeric Dalloway of the Sacretta Carnifexa, and is well known as a jolly good fanatic.
Scarlet Women Lane contains the cabarets, private theatres and most entertaining flavours of Chancel.
The Ruby Guard follows the Cardinalesse's wishes because she shares her shinies directly with them, and she's more generous than the other guard bosses which gathers an excellent selection of talent - like thieves and scoundrels, some even actually good at their work. They'll do basically anything for their boss, reporting everything they see and hear in the funnier parts of Chancel and often help her private parties and events.
The Saphire Guard is a goody-two-shoes guard that mostly restricts itself to the dullest parts of Chancel, especially in the Cathedral Ward. Their bounty is coming out of the population theft and rich extorsion vaults, and both only every blue moon and still too good for their like. The Saphire Guard somehow likes it that way, as it keeps to limited membership to the boring clans of Krevborna, who consider a term of slavery in this band as a tribal totem.
The bulk of the Ivory Guard consists mostly of novice priests, dumb knights- and crusader-newbies, with old warrior and fancy NCOs herding them on the streets. It serves mostly as a learning class of the Carnifexa Sacretta, and what its numbers lack in cunning they make up in sheer stubborness and love to show off.
But I didn't get to the juicier part yet! For you see, Scarlet Women Lane is basically under Cardinalesse Artemisia and her Red Guard's fingers, and would've been wiped out from the theocratic town long ago if not for her. Many fancy names and business people owe something to the Cardinalesse, who enjoys to cash in such favors to play and screw over with those who look at her funny.
Recently some White Guards have put it into their empty heads to purge Scarlet Women Lane of its fun. Hunts between Red and White Guard have become pretty regular, not rarely escalating into brawls in the middle of the roads."
: "Eeerrr... Any chance we can just skip the gates? Like I could summon an hippogriph for getting over the walls although it'll only last a minute."
:"Can't you just climb over the walls, Lobinha? I recall you being pretty good at it."
: "Hahaha, yes, I've trained pretty hard to be good at climbing, how could I forget that? Not like I'm talented or natural at it, no, just hard work, hahaha..."