Those in Search of the Unseen
Fantasy equal: Scout
Scouting is an integral part of peace and war. Scouts are sent out to survey the border and coastline, always on the lookout for anything that would threaten the safety of the people or hinder the kingdom’s peace.
Furthermore scouts were not only used as a safety measure, but for exploration purposes and infiltrating enemy territory as well. Scouts are known to be fast, nimble, stealthy and extremely faithful. Most would take their own lives rather than be interrogated be enemy forces. Once an important piece of information is gathered, it’s the scout’s duty to relay that message to his master as soon as possible in order to plan and arrange the necessary counter or plan of action to avoid a possible or immanent danger.
The fantasy connection to this collection is somewhat generic. I’d say all ancient civilizations were smart enough to send out scouts to gather information paramount to the art of war. I choose ancient Egyptian scouts however, since they would probably have had a harder time scouting than others, due to their scorching wastelands, of course.
As scouts survey known territories and unknown lands, so do we sometimes survey a handsome stranger that crosses our path. Our undressing eyes peer into layers of clothing where our vivid imaginations survey their concealed and forbidden areas. This is exactly what you are about to do...
"By the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom period the Medjay were an elite paramilitary police force. No longer did the term refer to an ethnic group and over time the new meaning became synonymous with the policing occupation in general. Being an elite police force, the Medjay were often used to protect valuable areas, especially royal and religious complexes. Though they are most notable for their protection of the royal palaces and tombs in Thebes and the surrounding areas, the Medjay were known to have been used throughout Upper and Lower Egypt. Each regional unit had its own chiefs and captains. The Medjay were also known to have been used as desert scouts during this time period as well."