Redguards are a race of humans that hail from the province of Hammerfell. They are known to be extremely strong and agile, and are excellent in all arts concerning blade and shield. They are descended from a long line of warriors and mystic seers.
Skilled at the art of war, the dark-skinned natives of arid Hammerfell are natural athletes that excel at swordplay and anything demanding strength and endurance. Prideful and fierce, both on the battlefield and in political circles, the Redguards prefer adventuring and displays of heroism as opposite to blind military instruction. Life in the desert has hardened them to the effects of the elements and they possess an in-born resilience and fortitude.
The skin tones of Redguards vary from light brown to nearly black in hue. Along with Nords and orcs, Redguards are more muscular than other races. Their facial features closely resemble sub-Saharan Africans(with TES games previous to Skyrim) and Middle-Eastern (with Skyrim) along with their mostly wiry hair. Braiding of the hair is also extremely common along with tattoos and war paint both on the body and face. Redguards are also of average height.
Redguard apparel, tribal, and city structures are largely similar to those of the Berbers or Arabians, and as a result, while Redgaurds often exhibit the facial features and skin tones of Sub-Saharan Africans, they appear to be culturally based on North Africans and Arabs. In Skyrim, the visual appearance of Redguards has gotten increasingly more Arabic as well. The main religion of Hammerfell is a mix between ancestor worship and faith in the traditional Yokudan pantheon. Much of their religious tradition stems from the Nedes.
According to Trayvond the Redguard, in Hammerfell, they "Don't much like spellcasters, because Wizards steal souls and tamper with minds. If you use magic, you're weak or wicked." They particularly hate Conjuration, relating it to Necromancy and Mysticism because it tampers with the mind. However, he does mention that he and other Redguards are fond of Destruction spells which suits their culture well.
Although Redguards are human, their only relatance to the other humans is from the wandering elnhofey because of their origin in Yokuda.