In early games, the Lilties are usually short and appear childlike even as they grow older, wearing heavy armor gear. Despite their diminutive size, the Lilty are the strongest of the four tribes. But as of Crystal Bearers, the Lilties have undergone a major redesign, some now appearing taller. The Lilty can be pretty hot-headed, but are also confident and down-to-earth. They can interbreed with Clavats and Selkies.
The Lilty have plant-like features on their heads. Male and female Lilties' sprouts differ with males having them short and sticking up while female Lilties have them long and coming down. In some cases the sprout on female Lilties head are also green and contain a rosebud. Due to their plant-like appearance, Lilty are called "Onion" by those prejudiced against them.
These little warriors have lived all over the world since ancient times. Long ago, they ruled the world, and many still believe themselves to be superior to others. Though they can be hotheaded, they are also confident and down-to-earth. Liltian merchants are some of the best around.
- —Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles instruction manual.
In Crystal Chronicles, the Lilty are proud, stout warriors and the absolute strongest tribe. While they have the highest attack power, they are the worst spell casters. For the "Defend" command, Lilties block physical attacks by guarding with their spear. The Lilties use spears as weapons and have the ability to get the strongest weapon in the game, Longinus, which is made using Celestial Weapon.
The once invulnerable Lilty empire has devolved into the peaceful towns of Alfitaria and Marr's Pass. The iron they used to finance their empire came from the Mine of Cathuriges; once the mine ran dry, the Lilties could no longer control so much land, and their empire crumbled.
Their main weapons in this game are club-like objects, ranging from ladles and spoons to maces. Lilties have the highest Attack and Defense stats of any Tribe, can move while using a charge attack plus be invincible while charging, and gain very high attack stats when they pass level 50.
Their Tribe Ability is an alchemy skill which allows them to create Magicite and Items with their Urn. The Urn can also be used on Pot Tiles, which each have a different effect. Lilties can also travel around in their Urn when they charge up. If they hit a wall or stay in it for too long, they'll become stunned for a few seconds.
In My Life as a King, one of the major Lilty characters is Hugh Yurg. Lilties only appear in the Kingdom after an Inn is built. They do not stay and cannot be recruited until a Lilty Hut, an additional downloadable content, is built. Male Lilties can be recruited only as Warriors.
Lilties return as one of the four tribes to play as. They are a tough tribe, best used for melee close combat. They can equip spears like in the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Mallets like in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates.
The game offers twelve default names for Lilty characters:
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Many Lilties live in Alfitaria and throughout the surrounding kingdom. Lilty guards are typically either short as the original game's Lilties or giant guards nearly twice their size. Lilty children and elderly are seen throughout the game as well, and the majority of Alfitaria's service are run by Lilty clerks.
Years prior to the events of The Crystal Bearers, the war between the Lilties and the Yukes erupted once again, ending with the Yukes seemingly driven to extinction and the Lilties spreading their influence across the globe.
- The male Lilty, Steel Visor design in the original Crystal Chronicles is based on the Dark Knight armor.
- The tribe name Lilty, most commonly sounds like lilies, which tells what kind of plants the Lilties may and could possibly have on their head.
- It is interesting to note that Lilties bear a resemblance to Onion Knights in appearance.
- In Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, it seems the Selkies (particularly Vaigali) have taken to calling Lilties "Onions" as a racial slur.