Future Male Mithra Here. Let me explain to all of you the issues and questions between both Male Mithra, and Female Galka. This is coming from some one who has beat all the missions and quests in the game, including all the newest WOTG missions and nation missions.
I see a lot of people that don't know this, so I'll explain it. Mithra are not originally from Elshimo Island, or from Windurstian regions. The ones you see in those two regions are more or less "renegade" mithra, who are comprised of women, who left their homeland. Their homeland is called Tshiyha (sp?) And is supposedly a very large island, much larger than Elishimo, to the far south east. Lehko (the male mithra npc in WOTG) speaks of it and his "Brothers" there. Naja Salaheem speaks of it as well, and other various npc's.
Mithra bread, just like Humans do, or shall I say, Humes, Elvaan's, and Taru's. They reproduce, and there is men and women. From what Lehko has said, the men aren't really that rare, it's just the fact that the tribes are went to Elshimo, and Windurst, are Mithran Tribes of Women. It's a different case in their homeland though.
They do not exist. I'm sorry, and I'm not just saying this. Galka are a more or less "Divine" race who were sent to protect Vana Diel. You learn this in the Bastok Storyline. Galka are not born like a normal human. They are "reborn" as a child on the top of a high mountain in Altepa supposedly. They are not technically men, but they are more like like "Gods" in mythology. This is how their race is just setup.
Now, let's get a few things strait, which is all in the FFXI storylines currently. There are indeed male Mithra, they are not *** slaves, and they are perfectly normal on their home continent. In fact, they could at any time venture off as Lehko has. It just so happens that the Mithran Tribes who went to Elshimo and Windurst are comprised of women. Galka are indeed not female, and no female Galka exist.
What could they do to add a all female race? There are many types of races in folklore that they could add, one could even be similar to pixies in a way, or fairies. There are many things they could do like that.
However, I think the main reason SE will be adding Male Mithra in FFXIV is because there has always been such an enormous demand for them in FFXI, and they were never added. It's very much going with the current fanservice trends of now days to have a "cute male" type of character, and I think SE will play into this.
Edited, Jun 2nd 2009 9:15pm by EndlessJourney
Long Live Vana Diel.