Till sea swallows all
The Maelstrom is one of the three Grand Companies of Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV, headquarted at Maelstrom Command in Limsa Lominsa. Upon ascending as Admiral, Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn re-instated the Maelstrom, with the Knights of the Barracuda and the rest of Lominsan navy incorporated into the company.
Players may pledge themselves to the Maelstrom as part of the Foreign Levy. Their uniforms are distinguished by their deep red hue.
At the heart of the Thalassocratic Navy lies the Lominsan Armada, composed of nine independent squadrons, the First through the Ninth. The Maelstrom is an extension of the First Squadron, expanding its role as armada flagship and granting it power to administer not only the remaining eight squadrons, but the various merchant fleets that navigate the seas off Vylbrand.
With the reestablishment of the Maelstrom, the admiral has also begun the move to invoke ancient maritime law, by which she would promote herself to Chief Admiral, effectively expanding her authority to cover not only state and military dealings, but grant her the power to directly command all ships in Lominsan waters, and freely punish any who disobey. Needless to say, the city-state's pirates are not about to take this encroachment on their freedom without a fight.
maelstrom is a powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water.A