The roi were a race of nomads that lived and traveled around the northern part of the Southern Continent. Croaker records little about them, but mentioned they are skilled horse riders. During the Black Company's march south, four professional caravan guards deserted from the roi, including Patience and Shadid, and joined the Company. The roi were assigned to help Otto and Hagop create the new cavalry force of Taglios, once the Company was hired by the Taglian prince, the Prahbrindrah Drah, and his sister, the Radisha Drah.