The bodyguards of the Pheonix King himself, each of these mighty and noble warriors must demonstrate his skill and bravery by tracking down a fierce white lion. They must kill it in hand-to-hand combat and take its pelt. Those that succeed wear the pelt as a cloak, a sign of their courage. In battle, the White Lions use their traditional woodsman's axe, a finely crafted weapon which is said to be sharp enough to fell a true or cut a man in half with one blow.