The Roegadyn are easily identified by their massive, muscular frames and piercing eyes. They are the largest and most rugged of Eorzeas races. They are descended from a maritime people that roamed the northern seas, though many of their ancestors turned their longships south to brave the crossing into Eorzean waters. Often considered a barbaric race, the fiercely competitive Roegadyn are also known for their compassion and unswerving loyalty. Many of the greatest warriors in history were born of Roegadyn stock.
Sea Wolves Edit
Long ago, no vessel or coastal village was safe from the fury of the Sea Wolves and their maritime brand of brutality. The Sea Wolves were once feared as brutal pirates of the north seas. The mere mention of the clan was enough to strike fear into the hearts of any who drew their livelihood from the sea.
It was not until the large-scale development of Limsa Lominsa's armada that the Sea Wolves' appetite for piracy diminished. Now,they are one of the principal races of Limsa Lominsa, most often seen employed as sailors or seamen. In keeping with the old ways, the Sea Wolves bear names taken from the ancient Roegadyn language.
The Sea Wolves initially hail from the islands of the far north seas, where they still subsist as fishermen and woman.
The Hellsguard are a small clan of Roegadyn with body and mind tempered by the unforgiving heat of the volcanic regions they inhabit in the north of Abalathia's Spine. Believing these mountains of flame to be gates to the underworld, their line has for centuries stood vigil to prevent the passage of souls back to the realm of the living.
As the harsh environs of their homelands produce little sustenance, the second- and third-born are often sent forth from their mountain villages, with many and more making their way to the great cities.
It is clan tradition to enter the mercenary trade; thus the Hellsguard took to giving themselves easily remembered names made up of words in the common tongue. They are a common sight on the streets of Ul'dah, earning a living as sellswords or bodyguards. This allows the young of even the largest families to surpass their elder siblings in prosperity.