Quotes / City Guards

"Stop, thief!"

"We're watching you, scum."

"STOP! You violated the law! Pay the court a fine or serve your sentence!"

"You have committed crimes against Skyrim and her people! What say you in your defense?"

They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No-one ever asks them if they wanted to.
This book is dedicated to those fine men.

The Captain's tastes were simple, but his methods were complex.
We found him with five partners, each of a different world and sex.
The Shore Police were on the way - we had no second chance.
We beamed him up in the nick of timein the remnants of his pants.
— "Music/

"New recruits might get bored by guard duty, but you'll never find a veteran complaining about a nice quiet afternoon full of not being stabbed."
Leyten, Oathbringer (third book of The Stormlight Archive)