"The line between victory and defeat is drawn by the swift and trod by the dead."
Born in Coldhearth, a destitute hamlet deep within Gyr Abania, Raubahn Aldynn joined the armed forces of his native Ala Mhigo, and did much to defend his nation's borders from Garlean attack. When the Highlander was twenty-five, however, his nation fell. Raubahn escaped with little more than his life, and spent two years as a vagabond before coming to Ul'dah. There, he was mistaken for an imperial spy, and immediately imprisoned. For many years thereafter, Raubahn fought as a gladiator upon the bloodsands of the Coliseum. Wielding the ancient bladedancing techniques of Gyr Abania, he won his freedom, the people's love, and a popular title—the "Bull of Ala Mhigo." By the time of his thirty-seventh nameday, he purchased the Coliseum itself, and by doing so earned himself a place amongst the Syndicate. Now forty-four years of age, some wonder if his hardest battles lie ahead of him as the only member loyal to the sultanate.
Tizona: The Tizona is a sword made of two cursed blades, and was taken from the hands of a former rival in the Coliseum. With a name that roughly translates to "sword of flame," its accursed magicks are so powerful that the weapon will set ablaze all who cannot control it.
— In-game description
|The Ul'dahn Envoy||15||Raubahn|
|The Ultimate Weapon||50||Raubahn|
|Promises to Keep||50||Raubahn|
|Best Served with Cold Steel||60||Raubahn|
|The Fires Fade||61||Raubahn|
|The Measure of His Reach||70||Raubahn|
|Return of the Bull||70||Raubahn|
Quests Involved In
|Northern Thanalan||(X:20, Y:21)||—|
|Northern Thanalan||(X:15, Y:16)||—|
|Ul'dah - Steps of Nald||(X:8, Y:8)||—|
|Ul'dah - Steps of Nald||(X:8, Y:9)||—|
|Ul'dah - Steps of Thal||(X:10, Y:12)||—|
|Western Thanalan||(X:16.0, Y:29.8)||—|
|Coerthas Central Highlands||(X:20.4, Y:17.3)||—|
|Lotus Stand||(X:6.1, Y:6.1)||—|
|The Fringes||(X:9.3, Y:11.3)||—|
|Rhalgr's Reach||(X:12.6, Y:9.7)||—|
|The Peaks||(X:32.8, Y:30.1)||—|
|The Lochs||(X:8.0, Y:21.7)||—|
|Eorzean Alliance Headquarters||(X:6.1, Y:5.5)||—|
Born in the village of Coldhearth in the Peaks of Gyr Abania, Raubahn joined the armed forces of his homeland and helped defend his nation's borders from the Garlean Empire. After his nation fell, a twenty-five year old Raubahn escaped with little more than his life, and spent two years as a vagabond before coming to Thanalan. Mistaken for an imperial spy, he was imprisoned by the Brass Blades. 
For many years, Raubahn fought as a gladiator upon the bloodsands of the Coliseum. Wielding the ancient bladedancing techniques of Gyr Abania, he won his freedom, the people's love, and a popular title—the "Bull of Ala Mhigo." In 1570, he purchased the Coliseum and earned himself a place among the Syndicate, the wealthiest patrons of Ul'dah. 
Following his unprecedented victories in the Coliseum, Raubahn was able to buy himself a seat on The Syndicate. When the Garlean Empire became a threat to Eorzea and began a conquest into the land, he restructured the military into the Immortal Flames, the Grand Company of Ul'dah. He, alongside the Flames, rode against Nael van Darnus and her men, and again during the Battle of Carteneau. Following the Seventh Umbral Calamity, he helped organize a memorial for the fallen of the battle.
Raubahn and the other leaders of the city-states played a great part in the planning of Operation Archon, leading the main force against the gates of Castrum Meridianum while the Warrior of Light disposed of the Ultima Weapon. Raubahn also attempted to aid the Doman refugees when Yugiri Mistwalker arrived in Vesper Bay, but was overruled by the other members of The Syndicate.
When Lady Iceheart's heretics began attacking crystal shipments and seeming to slip past the Immortal Flames, he investigates the supposed traitor amongst them, known only as The Ivy. He soon discovers it to be his right hand, Eline Roaille thanks in part to Ilberd Feare, his comrade who had been named the Grand Marshal of the Crystal Braves.
Following the invasion of the Dravanian Horde on Ishgard, the Crystal Braves and a small force of each of the Grand Companies with the Warrior of Light drove them back at The Steps of Faith. Raubahn assisted in handling the Dravanians that attacked the bridge, while the Warrior of Light took out Vishap. Upon returning to Ul'dah, the Sultana hosts a celebration in their honor. It is here however that he, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and the Warrior of Light are all accused of regicide when the Sultana is poisioned. Barely hiding his contempt, Teledji Adeledji gloats that he is glad she has died, not bothering to hide the fact he had a hand in her death. In a fit of blinding rage, Raubahn executes Teledji on the spot, and turns his anger onto Lolorito, but is soon deflected and dismembered by Ilberd, turned traitor for the funds the Monetarists funneled to him in order to aid in liberating Ala Mhigo. With a single stroke, Raubahn loses his arm and falls to his knees, where he is apprehended for murdering Teledji. He is taken to a cell deep in Halatali to await sentencing.
After some time, the Warrior of Light, the Scions and Pipin break into the prison to free Raunahn once they learn that his sentence is death. Upon freeing him, he learns that Nanamo Ul Namo is yet still alive, saved by the actions of none other than Lolorito, who swapped the vials her handmaiden used with a far less potent sleeping draught. Lolorito gave him the antidote, and Raubahn thanked him, albeit begrudgingly. He returned to the palace and revived the Sultana.
When the Dragonsong War was brought to a close following the death of both Nidhogg and King Thordan, Ishgard hosted a Grand Melee, which the Grand Companies took part in. Raubahn took to the field, proving his still immeasurable strength, even holding his own against the Warrior of Light. He does this yet again at Baelsar's Wall during the operation to stop The Griffin and the rebels of Ala Mhigo, he led the charge against the Garleans there. When he found Ilberd's shattered body following his sacrifice to summon a Primal, he redoubled his promise to liberate their homeland.
When operations begin to finally free Ala Mhigo, Raubahn led the operations against several Garlean fortresses, and helped fight off Zenos yae Galvus and his men when they ambush the Warrior of Light.
When they enter the area, Raubahn brings the Warrior of Light and Lyse Hext to Coldheart, where he reminisces on his youth and when he joined the resistance. This prompts the Echo to show the Warrior of Light this exact moment in Raubahn's past. Before the final battle for Ala Mhigo, he bequeaths one of his twin blades to his son Pipin, and the two lead the charge into the city.
Following the defeat of Zenos' and the true liberation of Ala Mhigo, Nanamo dismisses him from both the Immortal Flames and the Syndicate, knowing his heart lies with his homeland. With this, Lyse places him in command of the Ala Mhigan military. He also joined the other leaders and the representatives of the Beast Tribes, and offered Ala Mhigo's hand to join the Grand Company of Eorzea.
- Encyclopædia Eorzea pgs. 053, 131-132