- Harvesting Cut Grass, Twigs, Berries, Petals or Rocks from the farms around the Pig Villages (Every character excluding Wilba)
- Picking up objects lying around the farmer or miner setpieces: this includes Rocks and tools.
- Picking up items that came from the setpiece or the Guard/dead ex-Guard himself, like an unrooted Berry Bush, the loot from the last Guard, or Rocks from destroyed walls caused by the BFB.
- Burning or destroying the aforementioned items (Willow's insanity fires count, too; every character excluding Wilba)
- Attacking pigs in town / Royal Guards themselves
- Destroying town structures (includes chopping Birchnut Trees; every character excluding Wilba)
They can be recruited to assist the player by giving them a Security Contract.
If the player has stolen anything, Royal Guards that spotted them will remember and attack the player on sight every time they'll see them again. However, those that remember the player's misdeeds can be bribed off for 10 Oincs. If the player attacked a Pig Villager, all Royal Guards around will remember it and attack them on sight. If the player attacked a Royal Guard, all Royal Guards nearby will aggro the player, but only the one attacked will remember.
Killing the Royal Guards and waiting for new ones to spawn in will undo any mistakes made, since the new Guards are completely new Pigs, so they won't know of the misbehavior.
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The Royal Guard takes 2 hits to be frozen with the Ice Staff.
It is recommended to manually get as close as possible to the Royal Guard and land only one hit on it. Kite its attack by moving just barely (otherwise it will have time to flee), then land just one hit again and repeat.
Greeting player with royal items
Aporkalypse begins soon
- Since a torch deals less damage than a Halberd (and doesn't set the player on fire), it's best to fight Royal Guards at dusk, or night, for an easier fight.
- Before harvesting the farms, it is best to kill all the Royal Guards protecting them, as you will be free to collect what you want without being interrupted. Plus, once the new guards will spawn, they won't remember your misdeeds.
- Caution must be taken when fighting mobs at dusk/night near Royal Guards: they will attack hostile mobs on sight, and even if their Torches don't set the player on fire, they do set fire to the mobs attacked. This might cause massive damage, especially to the farms.
- Both of the Royal Guards weapons are actual items in their inventory, meaning that attacks which drop items (such as Grasping Vines or Frogs) will cause them to drop their unequipped weapon. This will prevent them from switching weapons at different times of day.
- Like Pig Traders, Royal Guards will warn of the Aporkalypse if it is near, making it important to listen so you can avoid it/prepare for it
- Royal Guards wear a Log Suit, so the number of strikes to kill them is misleading. Keep this in mind when fighting them, as their armor needs to be destroyed first before taking full damage. Alternatively, indirect damage can bypass the armor and kill them, making them drop the Log Suit.
- A trap made of Walls and an Oinc used as bait can be used to trap a Royal Guard in place, so they can be killed without having to deal with their kiting.
- In order to bribe off the guards, one must drop the 10 oincs on the ground, attempting to give them to the guard directly will simply have them attack.
- The Royal Guard outfit may have been inspired by the Pontifical Swiss Guard.
- The Royal Guards appear to be wearing Fancy Helmets.
- Royal Guards will still call out "MEATS FOR'ST PIGGY" or "'TIS MEAT, 'TIS FOOD" when finding non-Meat products.