Boasting the largest population in Eorzea, the hyur came from neighboring continents and islands in three great migratory waves. With them they brought a sophisticated technology and complex ethos tempered by the breadth of the outside world. They rapidly became a driving force behind cultural progress, and are now widely attributed with spearheading advances in Eorzean civilization.
One of the hyur’s strengths is the staggering variety of languages and social institutions they exhibit. This is said to account for their firm conviction in individual freedoms, though it also results in a relative lack of solidarity and group cohesion.
Two distinct groups now exist among the hyur-highlanders, denizens of mountainous areas, and midlanders, who reside in lower elevations.
The midlander clan comprises over half of the total population of Eorzea’s hyur. They have established themselves throughout every city in the realm and lead lives as diverse as their heritage, though they are marginally more common and prominent in Gridania than elsewhere (due in part to the fact that most or all of the Padjal are born from midlander families). Trained in letters from infancy, the midlanders are generally more educated than many of the other races and clans.
The Highlanders derive their name from a long tradition of inhabiting Eorzea’s mountainous regions, particularly Gyr Abania and its proud city-state of Ala Mhigo. Compared to their Midland brethren, the Highlanders are noticeably larger in build. Although Highlanders were originally common in Ala Mhigo, the state’s conquest by Garlemald has driven them all across Eorzea in great waves of refugees. The largest number of them can be found in and around Ul’dah, as the refugees were attracted by tales of Ul’danian wealth—only to learn of the other side of ruthless Dunesfolk business practices. Many are now found on the streets of Ul’dah, huddled outside its walls or in the refugee camp referred to (some would say mockingly) as “Little Ala Mhigo”. However, the great Highlander diaspora did not just send them to Ul’dah, and they can be found more or less everywhere across Eorzea.
Attribute Requirements: No more than 2 Attribute scores at 1.
Perks: Talented generalists, Hyur choose one Talented Ability at character creation. Hyur may treat their Essence as one higher than it is for the purpose of purchasing Charms for this ability. Commonly, Highlanders are Talented in physical abilities, and Midlanders in social abilities.