- “The Rozarrians. Their Empire lies far to the west, ever at war with Archadia. Heedless of the kingdoms caught in their midst. Dalmasca. Nabradia. Landis.”
The Rozarrian Empire (ロザリア帝国, Rozaria-teikoku?) is a vast Empire on the Ordalia continent, to the west of the Archadian Empire, and serves as one of the main political powers in Final Fantasy XII. Despite its importance in the story, the player party never actually visits Rozarria.
- “Empire located in the west of Ordalia, possessing an army rumored to be the equal of the Archadian Imperial forces. Though an emperor rules, Rozarria is a military state, and the armed forces carry much political power. In recent years, the Margrace Imperial family has sought to limit the military's power, embarking on a series of reforms to restrict the scope of their authority. Archadia's unprovoked invasion of Dalmasca sent shockwaves through the Rozarrian establishment, and many are those who see a war between empires looming on the horizon.”
- —The Rozarrian Empire, Sage Knowledge
Built up during the Galtean Alliance like most of the other great powers in Ivalice, Rozarria became one of the greatest Empires, second only to Archadia. However, while Rozarria eventually stopped expanding, Archadia kept on going, taking over smaller nations that got in their way. Unable to ignore such hostile actions, Rozarria eventually declared war on Archadia, and started hostilities that lasted for years to come.
The war eventually ended when Archadia invaded Dalmasca, as Rozarria were powerless against the other Empire now that they held one of the most key-strategic positions in Ivalice. However, when Vayne Solidor came into power, hostilities rose again, and a war was about to begin, with Dalmasca as the battle field. With Vayne's death, the Rozarrian fleet stopped, and a bloody war with it.
Rozarria left their mark in the Galtean Peninsula. Around the expanse of the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea are massive oil rigs and tanks built in the olden days, when Rozarria aimed to prospect oil from the desert. Sandstorms and frequent attacks from the Urutan-Yensa hindered their progress, and after a while, Rozarria stopped their oil drilling activities altogether.
People of RozarriaEdit
Only two people from Rozarria are seen during the course of the story: the high-ranking aristocrat Al-Cid Margrace, and his assistant. Speaking with a heavy European Spanish accent, Al-Cid appears to be the romantic type. Since his assistant never speaks, we can never be sure if all Rozarrians have this heavy accent, but it is fair to say that they do.