The Stone Hawks double as both the city guard and the standing army for the city of Hawkstone. Typically outfitted in chainmail, shield, spear and longsword, they are easily recognizable in their red tabards emblazoned with a grey hawk in flight. They number around 700, although a fraction of that number is active at any given time. A significant portion of the city population has served in the guard at one point.
The Stone Hawks are led by Captain Dargaard Virith, a former adventuring companion of Lord Hawkstone. He is deadly in combat and fiercely loyal to both his lord and his city. He genuinely cares for the men under his command and will not risk them needlessly.
The general population welcomes the presence of the Stone Hawks. They are viewed as fair and just protectors and keepers of the peace. In addition of acting as the guard and army for the city of Hawkstone, the Stone Hawks also maintain garrisons in smaller towns and villages throughout Hawkstone Vale, such as Hawksbridge and Teranshire.