"The Sentinels is a sworn brotherhood. Our vows are taken for life. Only death relieves us of our sacred trust."
Markas Warth
The Blackgard Sentinels is an elite group of nine knights, supposedly the greatest and most skilled warriors in the Borderlands, who serve as the bodyguard of the Black King of Ebonheart. Their duty is to protect the king and his family from harm at all times. The Sentinels swear the most holy of vows to fulfil their sacred duty, and - in theory - are meant to be the living exemplars of the nine knightly virtues; bravery, strength, cunning, selflessness, intelligence, humility, chivalry, dedication, and loyalty. Like the Kingsguard, members of the Sentinels are sworn for life and are forbidden from owning land, taking a wife, or fathering children.

The Sentinels wear signature all-black cloaks, and dark grey armour with extensive black enamelling. For this reason they are sometimes colloquially called the "Nightingales", or the "Ebony Warriors". Alternatively, they are also collectively called the "Knights of the Nine". The Sentinel sigil is a nine-winged nightingale, reflecting the order's nine knightly virtues that each member individually possesses. The wings encircle a sphere, which is said to resemble House Blackgard.

Current members