Those that have played Final Fantasy XI will recognize the looks of the Final Fantasy XIV races. While they may appear the same though, there have been some changes. You may recognize their looks to be that of: Humes, Elvaans, Mithras, Galkas, and TaruTarus, now they are to be known as Hyur, Elezen, Miqo'te, Roegadyn, and Lalafell.
The Hyur: Making up the largest percentage of the population of Eorzea the Hyur is divided into two groups: the Highland Hyur and the Midland Hyur. Living in the mountainous areas of Eorzea the Highlanders gain their name from the area they inhabit. The highlanders differ in looks from their midland counterparts by their rougher features and larger build.
The Elezen: Being the eldest race on Eorzea, the Elezen is divided into two groups. the Wildwood Elezen and the Duskwight Elezen. The Wildwood Elezen have considered Eorzea's forests their home for hundreds of years. Due to their great sight, they are considered excellent archers. Unlike their Wildwood brethren the Duskwight Elezen have take refuge in then caverns and caves of Eorzea for centuries. Overtime, they have developed a strong sense of hearing which lends itself well in hand-to-hand combat. The factions of Elezen can be differentiated by their difference in skin tone, with the Duskwights being paler and having a blue tinted skin tone.
The Miqo'te: Naturally built for hunting, the Miqo'te are considered an isolated race. Preferring not to involve themselves with the other Final Fantasy XIV races, the Miqo'te prefer to keep to themselves even in populated cities. The Miqo'te split into two factions: Seekers of the Sun and the Keepers of the Moon. Identified by their lightly colored irises with vertical pupils, the Seekers of the Sun prefer the light of the sun and worship it's goddess Azeyma the Warden. Opposite of the Seekers of the Sun are the Keepers of the Moon. This night loving faction of the Miqo'te worship Menphina the Lover, also known as the goddess of the moon.
The Roegadyn: The Roegadyn are a typically sea-loving race with a heavily musculature build. As with the other Final Fantasy XIV races, they are divided into two groups: Sea Wolves and Hellsguard. The Sea Wolves are typically employed as sailors and are often found working on other ocean vessels. The Hellsguard, known by their red toned skin, have lived for years in the hot, volcanic parts of Eorzea. Due to their size and hard attitude make them suitable to many different paths of life.
The Lalafell: The smallest of the Final Fantasy XIV races, the Lalafell posses great agility and a cunning mind. the Lalafell are separated into two groups: the Plainsfolk and the Dunesfolk. Noted for their earthly coloring, the Plainsfolk are noted for their considerable hearing. The Dunesfold Lalafell can be recognized by their lustrous eyes and are often seen with a gemstone on their brow representing their zodiac sign.
Now that you have come to know the Final Fantasy XIV races which will you choose?