A large amount of information about the upcoming MMO Final Fantasy XIV was released on the official Japanese site yesterday, revealing a number on interesting facts about the game.

Fansite ffxivcore managed to translate the entire update from the article’s original Japanese. It turns out there are ten races in the game and, along with several screenshots, there’s a few facts about each one too.

See the screens and other details over at ffxivcore, the race descriptions are below:

Introduction of the 10 races living in Eorzea


Majority of Hyuran, which is has large population.They live in different towns and villages,and their vocations vary.Because of the custom of reading books from the early age, they tend to have relatively bigger percentage of intelligence.
They used to live in highlands in northern margin. Highlanders are muscular and big for Hyuran. It became very rare to see them except mercenary males in other cities, after their state city Ala Mhigo fell.

Seekers of the SunThey are a tribe of Miqo’te who calls themselves “The apostle of the Sun.”Most of them believe in the Sun God Arzema, and are active basically during daytime.They have impressive eyes which is vertically big with pale iris.
Keeper of the Moon
They are a tribe of Miqo’te who calls themselves “The guard of the Moon.”Most of them believe in the Moon Goddess Menefina, and are basically nocturnal.Majority of them has vivid makeup for battle on their faces.

PlainsfolkThey are a tribe of Lalafell who used to live in thatched roofed houses which are connected in basement like nests ofants.Their hair color is olive or flaxen. They have big ears so that they can hear footsteps of moles.

They are a tribe of Lalafell who used to move around deserts in movable housings with large livestock.Their pupils are covered with thin film and that makes their eyes look like glass.They put treasure beads which show fate of constellation on their foreheads.


They are a tribe of Elezen who has lived in a thick forest for hundreds of years.They have amazing farsightedness like a hawk, and are very good archer.Nowadays, quite a few of them adapted city lives or went back to nomadic life in plains.
They are a tribe of Elezen who has lived in dim limestone caves for hundreds of years.Their hearing which is as acute as that of bats can even hear the rustle of enemy. Therefore, many are good at martial arts.Nowadays, some keep on living in caves and are almost like bandits. They despise Forester as betrayers.
Seewolf (German pronouciation)The tribe of Roegadyn once feared as pirates that attacked from the northern sea and earned themselves the title, “Wolves of the sea.”It is still common for them to be employed as sailors and navy.Tribe of the scarlet flame, LohengardeThis Roegadyn tribe lives near a volcano opening and are known as the “Guardians of the flame.”Not only strong in body, their training to resist fire has also given them great magic strength. 

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