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Hey, the article said there are Rozarrian NPCs. Where exactly are they? I'm loading my FFXII file right now to hunt for them!
Probably in the airship terminus is a good bet.
Lies. Deceit. I see Bhujerban, Traveler, Rabanastran, Pirate, Roamantics, Archadians dressed as Dalmascans, but no Rozarrian! That
Isn't Al-cid an NPC?
- summer of 69
I swear I saw some Rozarrian moogles somehwere... Or maybe I'm just delusional.
The Man In The Black Cape 15:43, 10 March 2009 (UTC) - Neither Cloud nor Squall shall hinder
im pretty sure that al-cid has a spanish accent rather than an italian accent.-ozsmith0 (sry, forgot to sign.)
I think ill go ahead and edit that accent thing... if anyone objects tell me now.-ozsmith0
can you travel to rozarria in rw? and, are do they have an equilavent to archadian judges?
No and No.
oh shucks, i guess ill have to settle with that flamer al-cid.
Don't insult Al-Cid, and don't call him a Flamer just because of his accent. The games make it quite clear the Al-Cid is a man who likes his women.
no im perfectly fine with his accent(im have spanish/cuban). and im okay with the whole lady thing. i just dont like his overall behavior. im not fond of the stereotypical romantic spaniard.
heh, i doubt a romantic spaniard spends his time playing final fantasy.
You'd be surprised. For example, I'm actually Antonio Banderas.
lol, are there Rozarrian mastadors?
How do we know some of the stuff in the article? For instance, I always assumed Rozarria would be equally as antagonistic (bad-guy-ish) as Archadia. Also, I originally thought Al-Cid sounded French, but I'm probably wrong (I knew the "Al" bit was more Spanishey sounding...)I'm replaying the game at the moment, so I can check soon. The Man In The Black Cape 21:08, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
- Could you elaborate please? Which stuff in particular? Diablocon 21:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
- The game does point out that Rozarria is as bit antagonistic as Archadia. They are eager for war, those Rozarrian generals. Their armies are eager to help the resistance against Archadia! Battleships, thousands of them! It also seems to portray the Margraces as the only sensible good guys, hahaha. They build old rigs in the sandsea too - oh wait.
lol. I think it would have had a slightly better effect if the Rozarrians were French, especcially since the Archadians are all British stereotypes from the 1800s - though some of them sounded Australian. Then again, Quina was himself just a massive Japanese hate crime against the French nation, so maybe Square decided to leave them alone for a while and moved on to the Spanish.
The Man In The Black Cape 14:32, 23 February 2009 (UTC) - Neither Cloud nor Squall shall hinder
What I'm wondering is why does archadia want to wage war with Rozzaria? The only things war brings is Death, Debt and Destruction. Vaan008
- To show who's more powerful between the two. That's usually the basis of all conflicts: You're weak, I'm strong. I'm right, you're wrong. BLUER一番 14:48, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
Why does anyone ever wage war over anything?
One option might be religion or ideology - Archadia and Rozarria might have vastly differing social, political, religious, or cultural outlooks, causing them to be hostile simply because their ways of life are so opposed. An example of this IRL might be the conflict between the Christian and Islamic worlds during the Middle Ages (and to a considerably lesser extent today between Western Secularism and Islamic Fundamentalism), or the more recent Cold War between the West and the Soviet Union. I personally doubt that this is the case here, seeing as how their circumstances seem to be so similar (they both originated as small city-states that benefitted greatly from the days of Raithwall and the Galtean Alliance, and both eventually grew into great, continent-spanning empires of similar strength and technology, to the extent that they eclipsed all the older, more prestigious nations like Dalmasca and Nabradia), and considering how easily Larsa and Al-Cid got on with each other at Bur-Omisace.
Another, more likely option might be economics. Karl Marx once said that pretty much every conflict in human history had economic motives, and we can see some of that in the movements of the two empires - both sought to control the Galtean Peninsula, which would be a vital crossroads of trade routes between Kerwon, Valendia, and Ordalia. Plus, if they've been empires for hundreds of years, then it seems likely their economies are already highly militarised and based on warfare and the conquest of other nations (meaning access to new markets, trade routes, natural resources, industries, etc). Again, an IRL example might be how many European nations became extremely wealthy due to their large colonial empires, with reference to the Opium Wars between Britain and China when the latter attempted to restrict the trade in opium from British India, or how Imperial Germany was willing to upset the political status quo in early 20th Century Europe in order to acquire an empire of her own. However, as Archadia and Rozarria grow larger, there aren't that many people to trade with except each other, and Adam Smith often stated that nations that trade with each other are less likely to go to war.Finally, however, it might just be a combination of stupidity and force of habit - they want to conquer each other because they've always been rivals and that's what they've always done. At the same time each one sees that conquest is what the other has always done as well, and feels threatened by them. Machiavelli said "War is made for two reasons - to subjugate, and for fear of being subjugated". Just by having these two large, powerful empires with a history of conquest and a proud military tradition in close proximity to one another makes war more likely.