The Golden Birch, one of the largest trees found in the country, houses one of the strongest fairy societies recorded. Their city spans the whole tree, from its roots up to its crown. The magical nature of the Golden Birch helps to sustain and protect the fairies. In turn they protect the tree from vermin, woodcutters and sometimes overzealous scholars (I still feel the sting of their little spears ). Part of their defensive force is the Crown Watch. As their name suggests they are mostly stationed in the high crown and the far branches of the tree, keeping an eye on the outside world. Depending on the level of threat they either engage directly or report to the deeper layers of the tree to call for reinforcements.