→Authenticity Ofﬁcer’s Note
If the commander falls, the Hearth Troop shall remember their vows. They will advance or die over the body of their fallen lord.
Not mere bodyguards, in a warrior culture the commander was expected to share in the dangers of battle. And the Hearth Troop were sworn to fight alongside him. They do not separate but remain alongside, fighting as a unit, where the fighting is naturally at its thickest and most furious.