Shadows of Absalom
Kortos Expeditionary Force
Smallish group (approximately 600 members) of volunteers, mercenaries, and specially recruited StarWatch veterans which constitutes Absalom's only publicly recognized external military presence. The KEF is organized into four 150-man Columns, each headed by a Captain; each Column is organized into three fifty-man Platoons, each headed by a Sergeant; each Platoon is made of 5 ten-man Squads, or Tenners, headed by a Corporal. The KEF is comprised of 6 Platoons (300) of heavy infantry; 2 Platoons of Cavalry (100), apart from the Kortos Cavalry; 3 Platoons (150) of archers; and 1 Platoon of Engineers (50) who specialize in siege warfare, sapping, construction, etc. The entire Force is headed by a Knight Commander. The are paid for and answer directly to, the Grand Council.
Over the past 600+ years since its creation, Absalom has sent the KEF, as its commonly known, to helps its allies deal with pirates, raiders, and other external threats, and therefore fulfill a number of treaty obligations through military support, besides Absalom's Inner Sea Navy. The KEF also deals with exploration of the Island of Kortos and other holdings for the Grand Council. The group is housed in the Wise Quarter of the city.