The Races prevalant in Limsa Lominsa
Well met. My name is Merewina, and I am traveling across the realm documenting the various characteritics of the races and clans who live in Eorzea. I one day hope to compile them all in a tome similar to the Raimdelle Codex, but of the people of Eorzea rather than the fauna. Perhaps you would enjoy listening to what I have collected so far?
The Midland Hyur
Midlanders do not possess the endless stamina of the Roegadyn, nor the hawk-like eyes of the Elezen, nor the hound-like noses of the Miqote, nor the deer-like ears of the Lalafell, nor even the muscle-bound builds of their cousins, the Highland Hyur.
Then how, you ask, is it that they became the most prevalent race in the realm? Why, I believe it is their creativity and craft, combined with their intrinsic ability to adapt and borrow from other cultures.
The Plainsfolk Lalafell
The Plainsfolk are descendents of the Lalafell tribes who lived on the maasive [sic] expanses of grasslands covering a stretch of islands far to the south of Limsa Lominsa, across the Sea of Merlthor. While their bodies are small, their ears are markedly large and developed- a trait thought to have been once necessary to locate food, as well as detect enemies in the wide expanse of the stepp.
One of the theories as to why many of them have green hair is that the color helped them blend into the tall grasses, making them more difficult to find by avian predators such as the giant rocs known to hunt the region.
The Seawolf Roegadyns
Every child has heard frightening bedtime tales of fearless, bloodthirsty vikings who would stalk the five seas in their longboats, mercilessly reaving and pillaging costal villages until the shiploads were overflowing with plunder, and the villages with their bastards.
Several hundred years ago, this was most certainly an accurate description of the Sea Wolf clan; however now, only a fraction of those characteristics remain. They still are recognized by their remarkable gait and girth, booming voices, and quick tempres, while many follow (albeit loosely) in the steps of their ancestors and exceed in the art of sailing.
Enemies of the thalassocracy
The kobolds are stout, mole-like creatures who live inside the fiery mountains of O'Ghomoro situated in norther Vylbrand. Because of the way they are built, it can appear they run on four legs, which leads people to believe they are closer to animals than they are the five races. However, this could not be farther from the truth, as the kobolds are devoid of most any barbaric traits.
They are, for one, known to be extremely pious, and consider ores and metals to be the carnal manifestations of their patron deity, Titan. They also possess advanced knowledge of smelting and armoring, utilizing techniques to rival even the renowned smiths of Naldiq & Vymelli's.
In my three summers here on Vylbrand, I have yet to see one of the aquatic beasts the locals refer to as "fishbacks," and the rumors gathered from the people of Limsa Lominsa are well...let us say "inconclusive." For example, people clain they can only breathe under water, wear armor made from shells and seaweed, have no eyelids, can survive without food for six turns of the moon, can swim faster than a 200-oar galleon, have a three-sided head with a mouth on each side, and kidnap babies from fisher villages to sacrifice them to their diety Leviathan...amongst other things.
However, one thing is known for certain-there are many former citizens of Limsa Lominsa who have, for reasons unclear, given up their lives in the thalassocracy to join the beastmen. The worst of these dissenters are known as the Serpent Reavers.
The Garleans are an enigmatic race of people from a massive empire situated to the north and east of Eorzea, and despite coming from a realm so large, remarkably little is known about them. As few have ever seen them without their armor, rumors about their physical makeup are many, some of the more "coloful" claims being that they implant machina in their bodies to improve agility and strength, and that they possess a third eye allowing them to see in all directions at once. Though, I would assume there is little truth to these sailor's tales.
Is there anything else?