The Sacred Watch is an organization made up of gnaw wolves who are dedicated to guarding the Ember Of Hoole within the Sacred Ring. Only gnaw wolves can participate in the watch. To take part the gnaw wolves have to succeed in the gaddergnaw, a contest between the gnaw wolves. The chosen wolves then go to the ring of volcanoes to guard the Ember which is hidden in one of the five volcanoes. It primarily needs to be guarded from graymilkins.