The Watch was the civil constabulary of Penhaligon who patrolled and protected the citizens. The Watch had limited authority and could not act outside the city proper. A typical shift for a member of the Watch was eight hours long. Duties include standing sentry upon the wall, going on regular patrols, carrying out the daily duties required to maintain such a robust police force. They were known for enforcing the curfew that was maintained, clearing folks out of the streets and most notably, within the Gold Court. Watch members were easily recognizable among the passer-by and took pride in knowing the face of every resident within. They understood the behavior and mannerism of Penhaligon society were skilled at identifying those who did not belong. They issued stamped-and-numbered badges, made of wood or silver, to each person who was a guest of any resident and kept a close eye on their activities. There were nine distinct ranks within the watch.