Saddleborn are an elite professional order of soldiers within the kingdom of Sircrugmawr. They are responsible for the safe-keeping of the people and only the king has any authority over where they are deployed. Otherwise they are governed by their own leaders and keep their own lands and castles. Currently they are thought to number around 40,000.
Their origin is thought to predate the kingdom by several centuries at least though none but the initiated know the truth of their founding or how they came to be subject to Sircrugmawr, as no battle exists in the records of the kingdom to attest to their subjugation.