Ferdia was a legendary Exekian warrior, said to be the greatest fighter who ever lived.
Ferdia is found in the Histories, where he serves as a mascot and guardian of the ancient kingdom of Sylarat. Queen Skoga of Yaekar sought to defeat Ferdia by attacking Sylarat. Her army was scattered during the battle by Ferdia, but one of her soldiers manages to wound him, forcing him to flee into the wilderness. His injuries were cared for by the human slave Peredur, and in return Ferdia granted Peredur his favor and trained him. Peredur went on to become the first paladin.