The Carn Squad, also called the "Burgundy Guards" and "Red Guards" by the fans, are an elite group of Grey Guards and they are part of the Shadow Army under the command of the Shadow Lord. They are villains in the Japanese anime series adaptation of the Deltora Quest book series written by Emily Rodda, however they do not appear in the original books. While the "Carn pod" of Grey Guards do exist in the books, with each of its numbered Grey Guards, Carn 1 through 10, the anime version is disticntly different from the anime incarnations.
The Carn Squad obediently served the Shadow Lord without question and will destroy anyone who defies him.
Carn 8 and Carn 2 were the guards who took Lief, Barda, and Jasmine away from the Rithmere Games. Later more Carn squad members chase Lief, Barda and Jasmine.