Shadow Lord (Server)
ID Number: N/A
Activation Date: March 8, 2010
Deactivation Date: August 25, 2010
History in the FF Series
The Shadow Lord was one of the primary villains in Final Fantasy XI, formerly known as Raogrimm, a great swordsman and "Talekeeper" of the Galka race - within whom resided the memories of his entire race. Ten years prior to Vana'diel's Crystal War, he was part of the Multinational Expedition into the Northlands, and disappeared within the icy Xarcabard valley along with a lady Hume named Cornelia, one of the Mythril Musketeers. No one knew what became of him at the time.
The truth was that Ulrich, out of a grudge, attempted to kill Raogrimm in the valley away from the other expedition members. He resented Raogrimm's relationship with Cornelia and the talekeeper's attempts to establish peaceful relationships with the beastmen. But as Ulrich attempted the killing strike, Cornelia intercepted the attack and was fatally wounded. Ulrich, horrified at having slain Cornelia instead, fled the scene and left them for dead.
In shock over the betrayal, Raogrimm quickly succumbed to despair, pain, and anger. Guided by the dark influence of the black magicite, he traveled to the dark protocrystal in Uleguerand Range and made a pact with the Odin, the Dark Divinity, gaining an army of demons and transforming into the Shadow Lord.