Elezen

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The Elezen are a traditionally nomadic race who in former times claimed sole domination over Eorzea, their presence predating that of other races. Believing this prominence to be ordained by the gods, they came to develop an esteemed sense of honor and pride. The Elezen perceived the immigration of the Hyur as tantamount to invasion, and as a result the two share a past plagued by warfare. At present, however, they can be seen coexisting peacefully, the exception being the reclusive Duskwight Elezen.

Background[edit | edit source]

In former times, the Elezen were the sole inhabitants of Eorzea, claiming dominion over her. Traditionally a nomadic people, the tall, slender Elezen believed the realm to be theirs by divine right. Unfortunately, this belief made the eventual appearance of the Hyur in their multitudes akin to an invasion, and a long history of conflict ensued.

Ultimately, the Elezen diverged into two clans that exist today. The Wildwood Elezen took to the forests to protect their homeland, while the Duskwight Elezen withdrew to caves and subterrane, option instead to avoid all contact with any but their own.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Their characteristically tall, slim physiques and elongated limbs are part of a successful adaptation to the land's various environments. Indeed, it is said that their highly sensitive ears can discern the squeak of of a field mouse at a distance of several malms.

Elezen clans[edit | edit source]

Wildwood Elezen[edit | edit source]

For hundreds of years the Wildwood Elezen have lived in the safety of Eorzea's lush forests. They possess an incredibly keen sense of sight: a contributing factor in their unparalleled expertise as Archers. With the formation of the realm's governments, many Wildwood ventured forth from the forests, drawn either to the exhilarating cosmopolitanism of the urban centers or the simple nomadism of the plains.

Duskwight Elezen[edit | edit source]

The Duskwight Elezen have spent centuries in the peace and seclusion of Eorzea's caves and caverns. They have developed an acute sense of hearing, capable of detecting the faintest of sounds. This natural gift, and the uncanny awareness it grants, has proven advantageous in the field of hand-to-hand combat. Many of the reclusive Duskwight resort to robbery and pillaging to survive, earning them the scorn of their woodland relatives.

Initial stats[edit | edit source]

Attributes
Name Wildwood Duskwight
Strength 19 20
Vitality 18 19
Dexterity 23 20
Intelligence 22 23
Mind 17 20
Piety 21 18
Resistances
Name Wildwood Duskwight
Lightning 14 15
Fire 12 14
Earth 17 17
Ice 14 16
Water 15 16
Wind 18 12

Face types[edit | edit source]

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Interviews & articles[edit | edit source]

From Dengeki Games, Sept. 2009: They used to rule Eorzea so they have pride that they are the Chosen.

References[edit | edit source]