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The Miqo'te is a race whose ancestors made their way to Eorzea during the Age of Endless Frost, traversing the frozen seas in pursuit of the wildlife upon which they subsisted. Comparatively few in number, they maintain an insular group mentality, tending to avoid contact with the other races. Many individuals lead isolated lifestyles, even when residing in the more populous city-states.

Background[edit | edit source]

The ancestors of the Miqo'te made their way to Eorzea during the Age of Endless Frost, traversing the frozen seas in pursuit of the wildlife upon with they subsisted. Adaptation to a hunting lifestyle has fashioned them with a keen sense of smell, powerful legs, and a tail which provides them with exceptional balance.

Miqo'te are known to be very territorial, and many individuals tend to lead solitary lifestyles, particularly males.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Since then, the Miqo'te have diverged into two physically distinguishable groups - the diurnal Seekers of the Sun and the nocturnal Keepers of the Moon. Both groups share a superb olfactory sense and powerful leg musculature, results of a long evolution geared toward hunting and predation.

Miqo'te clans[edit | edit source]

Seekers of the Sun[edit | edit source]

The self-proclaimed Seekers of the Sun are the diurnal clan of the Miqo'te race. Their preference for the warm light of day pervades all aspects of their cultures, as is apparent in their devout reverence for Azeyma the Warden, Goddess of the sun, They are perhaps known best for their striking eyes - the result of their vertically aligned pupils and faintly colored irises. As a spiritual leader, they recognize Azeyma the Warden, Goddess of the Sun.

Keepers of the Moon[edit | edit source]

The nocturnal among the Miqo'te have dubbed themselves the Keepers of the Moon. Shying from the garish light of day, they revel in the shroud of night, and offer their piety to Menphina the Lover, Goddess of the Moon. The custom of applying war paint to the face is still regularly practiced by the Keepers of the Moon, enhancing their already distinctive appearance. Instead of Azeyma, they follow Menphina the Lover, goddess of the Moon.

Initial stats[edit | edit source]

Attributes
Name Seekers of the Sun Keepers of the Moon
Strength 21 18
Vitality 20 17
Dexterity 22 21
Intelligence 18 19
Mind 19 23
Piety 20 22
Resistances
Name Seekers of the Sun Keepers of the Moon
Lightning 12 16
Fire 18 13
Earth 15 14
Ice 15 18
Water 17 14
Wind 13 15

Face type[edit | edit source]

"Miqo'te Face"

Interviews & articles[edit | edit source]

From Connect! On, Dec. 2009: Q: How was my beloved Miqo’te?! –Rhye

A: Their expressions were dangerously cute. I think the Lalafell and Miqo’te expressions were exaggerated a bit more than those of the Hyurans.

From Zyuu's e-mail Questionnaire with SE: Q9.Are there any plans to add female Roegadyn and male Miqo'te?

A. Well, the character model designs are finished...but further details regarding their implementation have yet to be decided.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Final Fantasy XIV Official Site Final Fantasy XIV Online. Square Enix Co., Ltd., 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2009.
  • Connect! On Dec. 2009. Print.
  • Zyuu. Personal Interview. 5 Oct. 2009.