The Reiksguard Knights form the bodyguard of the Emperor. The Order was founded during the reign of Wilhelm, the first Emperor of the lineage of the Princes of Altdorf. Devout Templars of Sigmar, Reiksguard Knights swear to give their lives to protect the Emperor, who is the living incarnation of Sigmar. Their Grand Master is the Reiksmarshall of the Empire, commander of all the Empire forces, second only to the Emperor himself.