Category:Bestiary

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The fauna and flora of Eorzea were long-ago collected into a seminal bestiary called the Raimdelle Codex. In the modern age, it is still the go-to resource for for identification and classification of the region's lifeforms.
"Know thy quarry, know thyself."
- early naturalist and theologian, Frandelont Raimdelle.

Even during an age of strife, adventurers will frequently find time to step away from the battles at hand, if not out of necessity, then simply for a change of pace. Whether procuring pelts for sale at the market, gathering ingredients for alchemic endeavors, or finding a tasty morsel to quell the incessant grumblings of one's belly, hunting is an indispensable part of an adventurer's daily routine.

However, taking up a blade against the realm's wildlife can be no less dangerous than standing in a shield wall on the front lines of battle, or defending a fortress against a bloody siege. The harsh environs of Eorzea have left their mark on the land's fauna, culling the weak and sharpening the senses of those that survived; and while they may not be tainted with the same dark ambitions that poison the hearts of men, the beasts are equally ruthless when threatened. Thus, a truly skilled hunter will never step into the wild without first fully understanding the beast they pursue.

Taxonomy[edit]

When limited to the range of monsters you will face in Eorzea, the biological classification system is as follows.

Kingdom
Also known as Regnum, contains three categories, Bloodborn, Bloodless, and Transcendents
↳ Class
Also known as Kindred, contains twelve major groupings—anomalies are placed in Undocumented
↳ Genus
An archetype of monster, such as dodo or spriggan.
↳ Species
Divisions of a genus that look slightly different—coblyns (blue) v. doblyns (yellow), for example
↳ Monster
Individual enemies—members of the same species with different names.

It is important to remember that the Raimdelle classification system is artificially organic in its construction—it is meant to resemble a "top-down" naturalist viewpoint reflecting Eorzean's limited knowledge and imperfect record-keeping. For instance, many levels of taxonomy will often share a single name—at one time, "coblyn" can refer to a Genus of the Soulkin class, the blue-hued Species within said Genus, and a specific monster of that species. Similarly, some enemies may have names given to them by Eorzeans that are not accurate at all. For example, it is highly unlikely that the Deepvoid Deathmouse is any more than an extraordinarily large specimen of the very ordinary Dormouse, despite the locals' name for it. Taxonomy may at times be difficult to discern; indeed, it's conceivable that some enemies cannot be reconciled with Raimdelle's imperfect system at all. Perhaps, over time, our own naturalists will give rise to a reformed version of the Codex.


Classes and Genera[edit]

Ashkin
u n d e a d

Bhoot    
Corse    
Fomor    

Ghost    
Wight    


Beastkin
l a n d - m a m m a l s

Aldgoat    
Antelope    
Bandersnatch    
Bat    
Bear    
Behemoth    
Boar    
Buffalo    
Chimera    
Coeurl    
Dhalmel    
Gaelicat    
Manticore    

Marid    
Mole    
Mylodon    
Opo-opo    
Paissa    
Rodent    
Sasquatch    
Sheep    
Tiger    
Walrus    
Wolf    
Yak    
Yeti    


Cloudkin
a v i a n s

Apkallu    
Chocobo    
Colibri    
Death Gaze    
Dodo    

Harpy    
Hippogryph    
Roc    
Vulture    
Zu    


Elementals
a e t h e r i a l s

Elemental    


Forgekin
m a c h i n e r y

Allagan Automata    
Beast Tribe Machinae    
Biotechnological Weapon    
Clockwork Bug    
Clockwork Dreadnaught    
Clockwork Warrior    
Death Claw    
Defender    
Defense Node    
Facer    

Gobmachine    
Magitek Armor    
Magitek Colossus    
Magitek Dreadnaught    
Magitek Gunship    
Mammet    
Rook    
Statue    
Vanguard    


Scalekin
r e p t i l i a n s

Adamantoise    
Aevis    
Amphiptere    
Archaeornis    
Croc    
Dinosaur    
Diresaur    
Dragon    
Dragonfly    
Drake    
Eft    
Gorynych    

Hydra    
Peiste    
Puk    
Raptor    
Sanuwa    
Sea Dragon    
Serpent    
Vinegaroon    
Wyrm    
Wyvern    
Ziz    


Seedkin
p l a n t o i d s

Cactuar    
Funguar    
Goobbue    
Landtrap    
Mandragora    

Morbol    
Ochu    
Sapling    
Treant    


Soulkin
c u r s e d

Coblyn    
Dullahan    
Golem    

Spriggan    
Spriggolem    


Spoken
c o g n i z a n t s

Amalj'aa    
Ananta    
Enemy Humanoid    
Giant    
Gnath    
Goblin    
Gremlin    
Ixal    
Kobold    

Mamool Ja    
Moogle    
Qiqirn    
Sahagin    
Siren    
Sylph    
Tonberry    
Vanu Vanu    


Vilekin
i n s e c t s

Antling    
Antlion    
Beetle    
Chigoe    
Damselfly    
Diremite    
Firefly    
Giant Hornet    

Mantis    
Sandworm    
Scarab    
Scorpion    
Swarm    
Wamoura    
Yarzon    


Voidsent
n o t - o f - e o r z e a

Ahriman    
Anubys    
Ascian    
Aspect of Chaos    
Bomb    
Cyclops    
Deepeye    
Demon    
Demon Wall    
Dread Dragon    
Empuse    
Flan    
Gargoyle    
Gnat    

Imp    
Lilith    
Mhachi Ghost    
Ogre    
Ooze    
Parthenope    
Plasmoid    
Snurble    
Soulflayer    
Succubus    
Taurus    
Vodoriga    
Wisp    
Wraith    


Wavekin
a q u a n s

Clam    
Crab    
Elbst    
Gigantoad    
Jellyfish    
Megalocrab    

Ninki Nanka    
Orobon    
Porogo    
Pugil    
Slug    
Uragnite    


Primal
p r i m a l s

Bismarck    
Elder Primal    
Garuda    
Ifrit    
Leviathan    
Ramuh    

Ravana    
Sephirot    
Shiva    
Sophia    
Titan    


Object/Undocumented
o t h e r

Beacon    
Body Part    
Bomb (Object)    
Boulder    
Bubble    
Crate    
Crystal    

Egg    
Grimoire    
Nest    
Planar Fissure    
Pod    
Verge    
Wall    


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