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It seems my gunblade has caught your eye. You may have seen Garleans wielding something similar, but this is the genuine article.
—Radovan to the Warrior of Light

Radovan also known as Radovan the Undaunted is a Hrothgar non-player character in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, he appears in the Gunbreaker questline as the job mentor.

ProfileEdit

Appearance Edit

Radovan is a male helion Hrothgar with light brown hair and a scar on the right side of his mouth. He is outfitted with bodyguard armor, and wields the Weathered Lion Heart in battle.

Personality Edit

Radovan is a smart man, as he once served as a bodyguard in Ilsabard he can deduce any possible threats before a mission, and finds the best way to protect his charges. Since he has been through thick and thin with his partner Sophie he considers her to be family.

Story Edit

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Early life Edit

Radovan was forced to serve Garlemald as a military conscript with no other choice as his family was being held hostage. [1] While off in another province Radovan disobeyed a direct order and was thrown in a garlean gaol. Like many of the inmates he was fitted with a magitek shock collar, that the wardens could use anytime they pleased. [2] After sometime in confinement he was approached by Vitus quo Messalla leader of the Alaude, who offered him a chance to be free if he worked under him. Unwilling to serve Garlemald once again Radovan refused and was tortured relentlessly leaving him with a condition of paralysis that would return to him at random times.

Over the course of ten years Radovan dug a few inches every night but ended up going the wrong way and ended up in Sophie's cell. After he broke through her wall it caused a commotion in the gaol and the two used the racket to escape. After being freed Radovan planned on returning to his family only to find out that Bozja Citadel was destroyed in the early stages of project Meteor. Unable to deal with his grief Radovan planned to end his life, only to be stopped by Sophie. With a newfound purpose Sophie and Radovan fled Garlean territory and into Eorzea.

Final Fantasy XIV: ShadowbringersEdit

When the Warrior of Light searches for a gang of bandits he finds them attacking Radovan and Sophie in the East Shroud. After fending them off the two introduce themselves to the Warrior of Light and Radovan asks if they would like to become a Gunbreaker. The three travel to Gridania where Radovan and Sophie can register as adventurers. After finishing a job protecting a talented singer the two travel to Ul'dah, where they rescue a boy from slave traders, and then onto Limsa Lominsa to escort a prisoner.

Ending up in Ishgard the group is tasked with escorting a scientist that will help create ceruleum heaters by Garlond Ironworks. Since the one being escorted is a garlean defector he is being hunted down by the Alaude, a group of criminal consripts that fight in the hopes of a reduced sentence. He asks Sophie to stay behind as it will be difficult protecting her and the scientist, to her she believes he said that she's a burden and storms off. After leaving Radovan admits that it was a ploy to have her stay out of harm's way, as he considers her to be family.

Spoilers end here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quest: The Makings of a Gunbreaker
  2. Quest: For Better or Worse
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