"The line between victory and defeat is drawn by the swift and trod by the dead."
Born in Coldhearth, a destitute hamlet deep within Gyr Abania, Raubahn Aldynn joined the armed forces of his native Ala Mhigo, and did much to defend his nation's borders from Garlean attack. When the Highlander was twenty-five, however, his nation fell. Raubahn escaped with little more than his life, and spent two years as a vagabond before coming to Ul'dah. There, he was mistaken for an imperial spy, and immediately imprisoned.
For many years thereafter, Raubahn fought as a gladiator upon the bloodsands of the Coliseum. Wielding the ancient bladedancing techniques of Gyr Abania, he won his freedom, the people's love, and a popular title—the "Bull of Ala Mhigo." By the time of his thirty-seventh nameday, he purchased the Coliseum itself, and by doing so earned himself a place amongst the Syndicate. Now forty-four years of age, some wonder if his hardest battles lie ahead of him as the only member loyal to the sultanate.
Tizona: The Tizona is a sword made of two cursed blades, and was taken from the hands of a former rival in the Coliseum. With a name that roughly translates to "sword of flame," its accursed magicks are so powerful that the weapon will set ablaze all who cannot control it.