The Redguard are a race of dark-skinned humans originally from the fallen continent of Yokuda, but currently live in Tamriel's desert regions.
Redguards hail from Hammerfell and have descended from a long line of warriors and seers. It is said that the redguard are very good with a sword and shield, some even offer training to adventurers. They are described as fierce, independent and take pride in their spirit. Redguards are blessed with fleet feet, hardy constitution and agile bodies.
The main religion of Hammerfell is a mix between faith in the Yokudan pantheon and ancestor worship. According to redguard Trayvond, his race despises spellcasters and belives they take and tamper with souls. He later adds the if you choose to use magic, that you are wicked and weak. Other things the redguard dislike is conjuration, redguards hate ghosts. They relate it to necromancy and illusion because it can affect one's mind. However, Trayvond states his race is interested in fire spells, since it suits their culture properly.
History during Fourth EraEdit
Hammerfell, the homeland of the redguards had recently survived a major attack from the Aldmeri Dominion. Hammerfell was where the Great War was fought with assistance from the imperial. It is possible the redguards escaped to the nearby region of Skyrim due to the war's outcome. It should be noted that they pushed back elven forces twice, during the Empire formation they almost dominated the world of Tamriel. This confirms that Hammerfell was the only country that "beat" the Aldmeri Dominion. The civil war ended soon after.
The Alik'r are a group of redguard assassins from Hammerfell's Alik'r Desert. They are equipped with scimitars and common Hammerfell garb. They are lead by Kematu and when the Alik'r enter the city of Whiterun to find a woman, they are asked to leave by a gate guard.
If somebody steals from them, they will hire thugs to track you down.