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FFXIV Au Ra

The Au Ra (アウラ, Aura?) (pronounced OW-rah) is a race from Final Fantasy XIV and the first game-original playable race. They were introduced in the first expansion of the game, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Similar to the other races in Final Fantasy XIV, there are two clans for the Au Ra: the bright-scaled Au Ra Raen (アウラ・レン, Aura Ren?) and dark-scaled Au Ra Xaela (アウラ・ゼラ, Aura Zera?). Yugiri Mistwalker, an Au Ra, is one of the leaders of the Raen and led a group of human refugees from Doma to Eorzea.

The adjectival form of Au Ra is Auri (Pronounced Ow-Ree), while the plural appears to be Au Ra.[1]

Au Ra Edit

The curved horns and beautifully patterned scales that characterize the Au Ra oft give rise to speculation that this Hyur-like race native to the Far Eastern continent of Othard are, in fact, the progeny of dragons. This, however, has long been disputed, with scholars citing several distinct differences in the two races as evidence of decidedly dissimilar roots—the first and foremost being the enhanced hearing and spatial recognition granted by an Au Ra's cranial projections (traits not attributed to draconian horns), and the second being the gross disproportion of body mass between Auri males and females (again, a trait widely unseen in dragons).[2]

Raen Edit

Auri creation myth tells of a Dawn Father and a Dusk Mother from whom all Au Ra are descended. The Raen believe their veins to run thick with the blood of the former—their brilliant white scales and iron wills serving as proof of this divine lineage.

Unlike their sister clan, the Xaela, who bloody the land with their endless tribal conflict, the Raen have embraced a life of tranquility and solitude, long abandoning the nomadic lifestyle of their ancestors to settle the deep valleys of Othard's mountainous eastern reaches. Only on rare occasions will one emerge from the valley mists to seek adventure in realms afar.

Xaela Edit

Auri creation myth tells of a Dawn Father and a Dusk Mother from whom all Au Ra are descended. The Xaela believe their veins to run thick with the blood of the latter—their lustrous black scales and fiery wills serving as proof of this divine lineage.

Unlike their sister clan, the Raen, who lead solitary lives hidden behind the savage peaks of Othard's eastern reaches, the Xaela are free spirits who roam the vast western steppe in close-knit tribes hunting, gathering, and warring as their ancestors have for countless generations.

Starting Attributes Edit

The following table shows the level 1 attributes for each class a Au Ra can take:

Xaela
Job STR VIT DEX INT MND PIE
Base 23 20 21 20 17 19
Raen
Job STR VIT DEX INT MND PIE
Base 17 18 21 20 22 22

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Etymology Edit

In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object (like the halo or aureola in religious art). The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness.

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