Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 12: The (Previously) Beastly Origin of Final Fantasy XIV’s Beast Tribes

Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 12: The (Previously) Beastly Origin of Final Fantasy XIV’s Beast Tribes

Nadia, Mike, and Victor talk about Final Fantasy XIV's Beast Tribes, new and old.

This episode is available to Patreon subscribers!

Subscribers to the Axe of the Blood God Patreon get access to new episodes a week early and ad-free, as well as access to special weekly and monthly episodes.

Find Out How to Subscribe Here!

Episode Notes

This month, Sharlayan’s most despised drop-outs combine an important lesson in history, geography, and biology. Yes, Final Fantasy XIV’s Beast Tribes are front and center in this episode–though “Tribes” is the more accepted term for Eorzea’s aboriginal races. That includes the Arkasodara, Thavnir’s charming elephant people. Join Nadia, Mike, and Victor as they unroll the Tribes’ dark roots as canon fodder and explore how each group struggles to survive alongside the colonialist peoples of Eorzea.

Spoiler Warning: Yellow. There is quite a bit of Endwalker talk brought up in the context of the Loporrits, but the main storyline isn’t heavily discussed. If you’ve taken an enduring vow of chastity for Endwalker, listen with caution.


RPGs and Fighting Games

They share more than just fireballs! Kat and Eric are joined by special guests Brenden Groom and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why these are two genres that taste great together! What fighting games would make a great RPG? What RPG would make a great fighting game?...

Paying Tribute to Akira Toriyama, Unicorn Overlord, and More

Akira Toriyama died on March 1, leaving behind a legacy that includes Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, and an incredible impact on both games and anime. With Eric out, Kat and Nadia are joined by Victor Hunter and Ash Paulsen to break down he changed RPGs, our memories of watch Dragon Ball, and more.