Captain Carvallain de Gorgagne is a NPC from Final Fantasy XIV. He is the pirate captain of the Kraken's Arms. Since Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn restricted piracy, he has mostly been privateering goods from Garlean cargo ships, many of which are later resold at the Seventh Sage in Limsa Lominsa. Carvallain is featured in a number of low-level Limsa Lominsa quests, and in many ways serves as backstory to the city-state's culture.

Carvallain is secretly the lost son of House Durendaire of Ishgard, and Jannequinard de Durendaire is his younger brother.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Carvallain is a wildwood Elezen garbed in a navy blue pirate outfit.

Personality[edit | edit source]

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Story[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIV legacy[edit | edit source]

Carvallain is seen in an Echo view when Sthalmann leads the Knights of the Barracuda in an invasion in the Astalicia in search of Emerick, a Carvallain's subordinate pirate who is suspected of conspiring with the Sahagin. In the present Carvallain is often seen arguing with Rhoswen over which of the two factions should govern Limsa Lominsa.

Carvallain had physically restrained Rhoswen when she initially ignored Merlwyb's order of retreat at Carteneau to keep attacking the VIIth Imperial Legion.[1]

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn[edit | edit source]

Carvallain has a rivalry with Rhoswen of the all-female pirate band, the Sanguine Sirens. Whereas she is crude and aggressive, Carvallain is mild-mannered (for a pirate), and prefers to use euphemisms (e.g. confiscated goods are often called "spices").

Like Rhoswen, he declines an invitation to join Alphinaud's Crystal Braves.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[edit | edit source]

When the Maelstrom challenges the Warrior of Light to compete in their training grounds at Hullbreaker Isle, Carvallain participates in the contest. He challenges the Warrior of Light with Ymir, a monster he recently purchased. After the beast is defeated, he begrudgingly states that he seems to have wasted his money.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[edit | edit source]

When the Scions of the Seventh Dawn require transportation to Othard in the Far East, they contact Carvallain. He is reluctant to help due to the lack of profitability for such a long trip. However, Tataru, having learned of his true identity while in Ishgard, blackmails him, forcing him to agree. After an encounter with monsters in The Sirensong Sea, he drops the Scions off at Kugane, the only port in Othard open to foreign ships.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[edit | edit source]

When Count Charlemend de Durendaire comes to Limsa Lominsa seeking to negotiate a trade deal, the representative of the Kraken's Arms initially tells him to leave as Carvellain had forbidden all dealings with Ishgard. Seeing his father willing to reveal treasured house secrets in the deal, however, persuades him that Ishgard might be moving forward. Though he does not wish to give up the freedoms he's gained as Captain of the Kraken's Arms by revealing himself to his father, he decides to offer House Durendaire a trade deal using the Warrior of Light as an intermediary.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. Final Fantasy XIV, Tales from the Calamity
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