Selkie have a long-standing tradition of serving as mercenaries in the armed forces of whatever entity could pay them. Especially renown for their Light Cavalry and the Marcach,
Most Selkie-Mercenaries work under the authority of the Mercenary Guild of Redruth. Despite some private companies hiring out personell, for example the Mangaire Dealership Company Limited, this hiring still goes over the Guild's Authority.
The Dawn of the Mercenary Companies - 9th century
During the 9th century, during the Raiders' Golden Age, many of the raider groups offered their services to the lords and ladies of the cities and beyond to hunt and destroy other raider groups -
Around 840, the first raiders are recruited by foreign lords
Foundation of the Mercenary Guild - 1170
It is a little known fact, that the reformation of the Treaty of Leuda, which formed the Merchant Guild of Leuda, also facilitated the formation of a central authority for hiring authority, mainly because the merchants needed and wanted such an authority in order to have an easier time recruiting mercenaries for their escorts of trade convoys and the protection of their trading posts, for example of those in Lillorainen. It also facilitated easier business for foreign hiring authorities.
In 1170, the Mercenary Guild of Redruth was formed.