My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.
The Emperors personal guard, indomitable in battle and resolute in their loyalty. The only thing to bring them to their knee was a lack of funding. The guard was disbanded during an economic crisis that ripped through the empire.