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SO a question came up while trying to figure out how to make my classes I'm playing on my current Xaela fit well, what little is known about Au Ra and Xaela in general.

 

So here is my question, I know there is magic in Doma, but what about as far as the othardian steppes and the Xaela tribes? Do we have an actual lore regarding Xaela and Magic in general or is it all just a hand wave, nothing is there it is just a void?

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So here is my question, I know there is magic in Doma, but what about as far as the othardian steppes and the Xaela tribes? Do we have an actual lore regarding Xaela and Magic in general or is it all just a hand wave, nothing is there it is just a void?

 

I've only got a short answer, and it's basically that we don't know.

What lore we've got on the Xaela clans can be found in the race lore compilation and the race naming conventions, which go over Xaela tribal lore. Of all the lore blurbs for the Xaela we've compiled this was the closest mention of magic use or shamanism:

 

A small tribe of devout worshippers of the elder gods' date=' the Mol will consult with their deities (via a shaman conduit) before making any tribe-related decisions, from the direction of their next migration, to the beasts they will hunt each day for food.[/quote']

 

But this isn't to say Xaela can't or don't use magic. My opinion is quite the opposite, in fact. We've no racial lore saying that Xaela can't use magic. In Othard, we know that at least the Doman Province were adept at using aether (ninjutsu), so it's not unreasonable to believe that the secluded Xaelan tribes might also know how to manipulate aether in their own unique ways. I think so long as you don't name this magick after an Eorzean-specific magical profession, there shouldn't be any problem with RPing a Xaelan magi/shaman.

 

What we do know about the Xaela tribes is that when Garlemald first invaded Othard roughly several decades ago, it was the northern tribes which summoned primals to defend their borders. Primal summoning at least requires a rudimentary knowledge of aether manipulation to perform, so, further confirmation that there are Xaela tribes out there who are no strangers to shamanism, mysticism, or other magical practices.

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