As long as there was an internet, the debate between pirates and ninjas raged on. Who would win? Those who commit robbery by the sea, or those who engage in covert mercenary activities?
Apparently, Final Fantasy XII touched on this question since 2006. Balfonheim port, a pirate town, sells ninja gear.
Prosperous port on the Naldoan Sea renowned for its rich fishing grounds. In addition to fishing, the port is known for its shipwrights and their numerous contributions to the advancement of seacraft. Though demand has dropped with the spread of airships, the wrights are still able to turn a profit on their craft. The power in Balfonheim rests with the sea captains and pirates of wealth. Though belonging in name to the Archadian Empire, well-placed regular bribes have ensured the city autonomous governance. The city itself is small, being a classic port town, with many stone-cobbled alleyways winding between buildings which hug the curve of the hills. Fresh seafood can be found in the market stalls daily, along with many other items brought by traders and pirates. Several waterways run through the city, some carrying drinking water, others used as canals for the transport of goods. The manse of Pirate King Reddas stands in the western quarter of Balfonheim.
How? And what does this mean?
A pirate is just a slow ninja on a ship, both have blades and projectiles.
While ThaNorth replied:
They’re pirates. They probably just stole it.
Well, where does Final Fantasy XII weigh in the subject? The Ninja/Pirate meme was big during 2006, so it was mostly a reference. Also, consider that ninja gear happens to be some of the strongest in the game. Finding it in Balfonheim, the last major city in the game, shouldn’t be so surprised.
So then, taking it to it’s logical conclusion, both are present in the town.