War of the Burning Sky
While the Gate Pass military answers to the city council, their opinion carries great weight given how much attention the city pays to its defense. Gate Pass’s military is trained in urban warfare and takes advantage of enclosed terrain. Commander Harmand Fletcher, a veteran of the rebellion against Ragesia, recently retired as leader of the armed forces; his replacement, Brant Sawman, is if anything even more gruff and brooding than his predecessor.
A small unit of twenty griffon riders patrols the far reaches of Gate Pass’s domain, but otherwise the city has little in the way of a cavalry tradition.