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Bakkalian swordsmen are not really an organized and recognized unit of soldiers. They are known for wielding high quality steel swords that, in contrast to the one wielding it, are completely out of place. light, strong and sharp.
their armor is often cloth, fur, sometimes gambeson and thick leather. They sometimes also have the fortune of owning iron shields, tho the shields were either cheapily bought from other independant blacksmiths often found in bandit camps, or they make the shields themselves. tho its not uncommon for whole groups of bakkalians to be clad from top to bottom in scavenged and stolen gear.
This is also why Bakkalians are dangerous foes as they easily and quickly amass numbers of hardened folk that are decently equipped.
Bakkalians are present throughout the main continent of verge but congregate on Bakkal specificly.