The Dragon Guard
The Dragon Guard are the group of warriors sent into The Black Gate. They come from all countries in the land of Lauaria. Most disagree on what their fate is upon reaching the other side, but all agree on one thing: It is suicide.
Each country is free to choose how their warrior will be selected. They are free to send more than one, though most don’t. Some choose their strongest warrior, while others choose their lowest criminal. Some hold a lottery, some ask for volunteers.