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"Selfless citizens with hearts and minds fixed on the glory of Kyrat. The cruel and bloodthirsty Golden Path forced them to take up arms against their countrymen and women. Join today and do your part for Kyrat."

- King Min's Kyrat

The Royal Army are Pagan Min's personal army stationed across Southern Kyrat.

Paul De Pleur, their general, also serves as their chief interrogator.


After Pagan Min betrayed the Royalists at the end of First Kyrati Civil War and seized the throne for himself in 1987, he created an army made of native Kyrat citizens loyal to him (and likely some remnants of the Nationalists) in order to enforce his rule over the country. They quickly became embroiled in the Second Kyrati Civil War with the newly formed Golden Path shortly after the start of Pagan's regime. They're usually in southern Kyrat, while in northern Kyrat their role is fulfilled by the Royal Guard. After Pagan Min is gone, they refuse to surrender however, continue abusing civilians and fighting against the Golden Path across Kyrat. If Ajay stays with Pagan Min right at the start, the fate of the Army is unknown.


The Royal Army is made up of several classes of infantry, with varying equipment and specializations. Below are the Royal Army types.


  • Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Corporal


  • The Army has an Elite Variant of the Assaulter (Commander), Defender (Lieutenant), Sniper (Courier), and the Heavy. (Commander)
  • The regular Heavy Gunner can sometimes be spotted on the back of Royal Army Technicals.
  • In contrast to the Royal Guard, many members of the Royal Army can seem quite old, with grey hair and beards.
  • Royal Army is comprised of Kyrati citizens, unlike the foreign Royal Guard. This also makes civilians say that they respect the Royal Army more than the Royal Guards.
  • Hunters are the most notorious in their community.
  • Many soldiers show a distaste for fighting, unlike the more elite Royal Guard. Some even say they considered joining the Golden Path or leaving the army entirely and as the game progresses it becomes evident that many have deserted or switched sides.
  • The Royal Army can be compared to the Pirates from Far Cry 3, by their weapon types and similar combat tactics.
  • Unlike the Pirates who cannot swim and will drown if fall into water, Royal Army soldiers can easily swim to safety and even capable of withstanding Demon Fish attacks on the way.
  • A lot of soldiers use heroin and marijuana, as the Pirates.
  • In spite of Pagan Min regime harsh policies on religion, Royal Army soldiers still can be seen praying to/for Pagan Min at random religious sites, such as repeatedly chanting "Glory to Pagan Min" nonstop if not being disrupted.


When the Royal Army soldiers are idle, they can be heard saying things like:

  • "We will crush the Golden Path, once and for all."
  • "Rebel scumbags".
  • "My brother joined the golden path, I hope I never have to see him on the battlefield."
  • "I thought about switching sides, but I'd still be fighting those I love. There's no winning."
  • "My wife hopes one day I'll get promoted so I can join the Royal Guard."
  • "Oh bhenchod how many men does it take to guard an outpost."
  • "When we were stationed at the northern outpost, they always served Cantonese food, I got so sick of it!"
  • "I'm so hungry."
  • "Kyra tea... like Kyrati! I just got it!"
  • ”I wish the border would open so we can get more foreign food, I am getting tired of the same old, same old.”
  • "Enough with the food talk!"
  • ”Broadcast's say Ghale's behind all the outpost attacks, ten thousand rupees to the one who stops him, imagine what you could do with that much money”.
  • ”I haven’t listened to the radio in years.”
  • "You know who I want to kill, that rebel DJ Rabi Ray Rana! That bhenchod needs to shut the fuck up!"
  • "It's on us to find Ajay, he escaped on our watch! We have to make it right!" (Rochan Brick Co.Storage)
  • "When I get my hands on Ajay I'm going to beat him to death, the boss blamed me for his escape!"
  • "Who cares if Ajay escaped, that idiot probably ended up getting eaten by a tiger anyway."
  • "I just want to go home. Fuck this war. Fuck the army. Fuck Min."
  • "More and more trucks leave the outpost every day, I think I saw about twenty! That's a lot of drugs!" (Rochan Brick Co.Shipping)
  • "Out numbers are down and De Pleur isn't happy about it." (Kheta Manor)
  • "Gotta shape up, or De Pleur will crackdown on us"
  • "Agh! I can feel the sun beating down on me!"
  • "I feel like I'm melting".
  • "At least it's not raining."
  • "Today is going to be different. I feel it."
  • "I am so tired of listening to your voice."
  • "I stopped listening to you five minutes ago."
  • "My sidearm keeps jamming, piece of shit".
  • "This is the best working gun I’ve ever had."
  • "Agh, I lost my canteen again."
  • ”Keep an eye on your stuff, some of the other guys have sticky fingers.”
  • "I wish I have handcuffs, ropes are just too easy to escape."
  • "I used to guard Pagan's Royal Palace, now look at me."
  • "Just grit your teeth and bear it like the rest of us."
  • "Back when I guarded Pagan's Royal Palace, I saw chefs from all over the world. The scent was exhilarating."
  • "Something better happen soon, I'm going crazy.."
  • "Ya, and you hate when we're in the middle of a fucking firefight!"
  • "You know me, brother! I'm a hater, not a lover! Haha"
  • "This is the slowest way to make money." (Hostage Rescue)
  • "There's got to be a better way to fund an army than ransoming hostages!"
  • "Huh?" (When hearing noise)
  • "What was that"
  • "What the? Same sound as before?"
  • “Haram Zada what was that!”
  • "There it is again!"
  • "I heard a noise. Go check it out!"
  • "Hmm, same as before."
  • "I know I heard something that time."
  • "Nothing after all."
  • "I must be imagining things."
  • "Just nerves I guess."
  • "Probably just the wind."
  • "Probably just the wind or animals or my imagination."
  • "Animals, probably mating."
  • "I really need to get some sleep."
  • "Pagan Min! Pagan Min! PAGAN MIN! YEAH! (City of Pain mission)
  • "...glory to Pagan Min, glory to Pagan Min, glory to Pagan Min..." (chanting at random religious sites).

When the Royal Army soldiers are searching for the player, they can be heard saying things like:

  • "Is that a body?"
  • "Oh shit! he's dead!"
  • "I will find the one who did this to you!"
  • "What? How!"
  • "More bodies?"
  • "Bhenchod! This is a massacre!"
  • "Oh no!"
  • "Hey get up! I need you to get up!"
  • "What do we do now?"
  • "Find the killer, go go go!"
  • "I'm going to start looking high and low! I'll find your killer!"
  • "Stay low, search for the source!"
  • "Watch yourself, there could be multiple enemies!"
  • "Look for anything out of the ordinary!"
  • "Death to traitors."
  • "Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah!"
  • "Fuck! There's no sign of where the killer went!"
  • "Shh, it could be an ambush."
  • "How many do you think there are?"
  • "I'm ready..."
  • "He's not here... He's not here!"
  • "Keep looking!"
  • "That's right! Run away!"
  • "Whoever did it is gone."
  • "He's vanished."
  • "He isn't here... There's nothing here!"
  • "I know you're out there somewhere!"
  • "Don't wait for the danger to find us! Get out there and look!"
  • "Stay alert, we don't know what's out here!"
  • "Where are you hiding? Coward!"
  • "He better pray we don't find him!"
  • "Show him no mercy!"
  • "I will show no mercy when I find you, killer!."
  • "Nothings getting by me!"
  • "I'm coming for you."
  • "I am going to find this guy and teach him killing soldiers is bad news!"
  • "If I die it's with the king's blessing."
  • "We're going to win."
  • "Kill, kill kill!"
  • "Fuck yeah!"
  • "He's gone..."

When the player is detected, the Royal army soldiers can be heard saying things like:

  • "Agh! Over there!"
  • "Got him! I got him!"
  • "I see the enemy!"
  • "Enemy spotted!"
  • "Hey! You there!"
  • "You there! Stop! Stop!"
  • "Bhenchod! Ghale is here!"
  • "Ghale! Don't move!"
  • "It's Ghale, he's here, he's here!"
  • "Flush him out! Flush him out!"
  • "He can't stay there forever! Get him!"
  • "He can't have gotten far!"
  • "Ah! I bet this is one of Ghale's tricks!"
  • "Ghale is causing trouble again"
  • "Come out! So I can kill you!"
  • "That's right! Runaway!"
  • "Spread out and look, he was here a second ago!"
  • "I know it was you, Ghale! Come out and fight me like a man!"
  • "Hiding Ghale?? You're more American than I thought!"
  • "Ah, is this how they fight in America? Ajay? Hiding like a coward?"

When the Royal Army soldiers are in combat, they can be heard saying things like:

  • "Gunfire!?" (after hearing enemy gunfire)
  • "Is that friendly?"
  • "Who's shooting!?"
  • "Was that one of us!?"
  • "What the hell was that!?" (explosion)
  • "An explosion!"
  • "Whoever did that! Your dead!"
  • "You're gonna regret that!" (when hit)
  • "Just another scar!"
  • "Is that the best you got!"
  • "No, no, no, no!
  • "Oh no!"
  • "Oh shit!"
  • "Agh, I need a medic!"
  • "Moving!"
  • "He's down there!"
  • "Going down!"
  • "Cover me, I'm heading up"
  • "Killing you will be easy!"
  • "You're worse than nothing!"
  • "You can't win!"
  • "Ah, we've got you now!"
  • "This is where you die"
  • "Watch my back, have to reload!"
  • "Reloading!"
  • "Cover me! I'm reloading!"
  • "Waste them!"
  • "Just die already!"
  • "I will drink from your skull!"
  • "I am going to burn you alive!"
  • "Eat dirt bitch!"
  • "Down!"
  • "Get up and your dead!"
  • "Hahaha! Weakling!"
  • "Stand back, I'm throwing a grenade!"
  • "Grenade! Out!"
  • "Tossing a grenade!"
  • "Have a grenade!"
  • "Grenade! Run!"
  • "What the... Grenade!"
  • "Get out of here! Grenade!"
  • "Making a run for the heavy gun!"
  • "Running for the mortar!"
  • "Mortars incoming!"
  • "You are going to die here!"
  • "Fight harder!"
  • "Keep shooting! Don't give up!"
  • "Don't stop firing!"
  • "Don't stop until there dead!"
  • "Kill every last one of them!"
  • "I'm going to kill you!"
  • "I'm going to gut you!"
  • "I'm going to end you!"
  • "I will destroy you!"
  • "Pagan Min ke liye."
  • "Min ke liye"
  • "For King Min!"
  • "For Min!"

Upon takedowns

  • "Hold on, hold on!"
  • "Where did you come from?"
  • "Wait, wait, wait!!"
  • "Shit, shit, shit!!"
  • "Oh no! Oh no!"
  • "Oh fuck oh fuck!"
  • "No not like this!"
  • "Bhenchod!"
  • "What the hell?" (Hunter)

Upon death

  • "Never thought I'd be killed by... Ghale..."
  • "I'm sorry my king..."
  • "A privilege to die for my king..."
  • "My brothers will come for you Ghale..."
  • "Ghale... see you in hell..."
  • "This... is an honourable death..."
  • "Argh..."
  • "Urgh..!"
  • "Someone take care of my children..."
  • "I die without shame..."
  • "You're a poison Ghale..."
  • "Curse you Ghale, curse your whole family..."
  • "You got lucky this time..."
  • "My father was a coward too..."
  • "You should have never come to Kyrat Ghale..."
  • "If this is my end... So be it..."
  • "You win this time..."
  • "Can't... Believe... You got me..."

When the Royal Army soldiers engage dangerous animals, they can be heard saying things like:

  • "Rhino! Look out!"
  • "Rhino! Run!!"
  • "Watch the horn!"
  • "Take that beast down!"
  • "Look out!"
  • "Charging elephant!"
  • "Elephant! Look out!"
  • "Oi, shoot these mangy strays!"
  • "Tiger, tiger!"
  • "Shoot, that, animal!"
  • "Kill the beast!"
  • "Leopard! Leopard!"
  • "Bring that beast down!"

When the Royal Army soldiers have survived a fight, they can be heard saying various things like:

  • "What? How did I? I'm alive!"
  • "Bhenchod! I need a drink!"
  • "I need to sit down."
  • "My hands won't stop shaking!"
  • "Oh bhenchod where did that come from."
  • "I think I'm going to be sick."


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Far Cry 4 Enemies
Royal Army
Light: Assaulter (Commander)  •  Beheader  •  Berserker  •  Hunter  •  Molotov Thrower  •  Sniper (Courier)
Light-Heavy: Defender (Lieutenant)  •  RPG Shooter
Heavy: Heavy Gunner (Commander)
Other: Snow Soldier  •  Attack Dog
Royal Guard
Light: Assaulter (Commander)  •  Charger  •  Hunter  •  Sniper (Courier)
Light-Heavy: Defender (Lieutenant)  •  RPG Shooter (Commander)
Heavy: Heavy Gunner (Commander)  •  Heavy Flamer (Commander)
Other: Snow Operative  •  Attack Dog
Disciples (Valley of the Yetis)
Light: Assaulter  •  Beheader  •  Berserker  •  Hunter  •  Molotov Thrower  •  Sniper
Light-Heavy: Defender  •  RPG Shooter
Heavy: Heavy Gunner  •  The Awakened Ones