During the Age of Endless Frost, as the seas turned to ice and passage over them became possible, Eorzea saw an influx of foreign fauna to her shores. This in turn brought the hunting tribes which subsisted upon them, the modern descendants of whom are today known as the Miqo’te.
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 towards hunting and predation.
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 cities.
The self-proclaimed Seekers of the Sun are the diurnal clan of the Miqo’te race. Their preferences for the warm light of day pervades all aspects of their culture, 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 coloured irises.
The nocturnal among the Miqo’te have dubbed themselves the Keepers of the Moon. Shying away 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 ware paint to the face is still regularly practiced by the Keepers of the Moon, enhancing their already distinctive appearance