Garlemald and Ancient Rome, Part 2

September 10, 2014

This is part 2 of a series exploring the real-world history behind Garlean names and titles. Click here for the intro. Laquearius (MRD) Found in all six cohorts. The laquearius (literally snarer) was a gladiatorial combatant armed with a noose or lasso. H. S. Cowper, author of The Art of Attack*, entertains the possibility that the laquearius was modeled after[…]

Garlemald and Ancient Rome, Part 1

September 10, 2014

If you’ve played through the Main Scenario quests of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, you’ve surely noticed that all of the soldiers in the Garlean army have Latin-sounding titles. But have you ever wondered what those titles mean? Most of them are drawn from the military terminology of ancient[…]