Meif'wa (also known as Khajiit or simply Cat People), are a species with cat traits, such as cat ears, a cat tail, or other feline characteristics on an otherwise human body. The species appears to have evolved in the Tu'la Region, though Meif'wa occasionally migrate to the Ru'aun Region, and many have been arriving in the region as of Season Two of Minecraft Diaries due to the corrupt ways of the King of Tu'la causing many to arrive as refugees.
The Meif'wa are half cat/half human creatures, and are known to worship the Sun. The first appearance of a Meif'wa was in Episode 32 of Season 1 (entitled Maid in Heaven), which introduced the character Kawaii~Chan, who owned a maid café near the Neapolitan village. However. despite Meif'was being introduced in the first season, the history and origins behind the species were not explained until the second season, when Aphmau met Michi. She explains that the species is originally from Tu'la, where they are as common as the Lu'pine of Ru'aun.
In Episode 23 of Season 2, Aphmau met Mikai, the twin brother of Michi, who was leading a group of refugees from Tu'la, and he told her that the King of Tu'la is corrupt and tyrannical, and takes advantage of the towns and villages in his land to use up their resources, and then leaves the communities destitute and poor.
Meif'wa have human bodies, but they also have the ears and tail of a cat. Those who are born as said species tend to have naturally colored fur on their ears and tail, with black and dark grey being a common coloration, though white is also another color, while those who have fallen victim to the Meif'wa Curse, which gives the victim feline characteristics, tend to have abnormally colored fur - for example, Aphmau's ears and tail while under the curse were purple, and Katelyn's were light blue.
Meif'wa tend to have either amber or green colored eyes, which are common iris colors in actual cats, and often have oddly colored hair - for example, Kawaii~Chan's hair is light pink, and Michi and Mikai both have lilac hair.
It also appears that female Meif'wa have a tendency to speak in the third person and apply Japanese honorifics to the ends of other people's names (such as the suffixes "-chan", "-kun" and "-sama"). However, these traits are yet to be seen used by male Meif'wa, and it has not been clarified whether this is simply a coincidence or a gender-specific tradition among the species.
Though most Meif'wa are born with feline characteristics, it is shown in Episode 17 of Season Two of Minecraft Diaries, that there is also a curse that turn others in Meif'wa, and the antidote for the curse appears to be very difficult to obtain. The curse makes the victim gain the usual physical characteristics of a Meif'wa: cat ears and tail. So far, this curse has only been shown once in the series, when Michi cursed Aphmau, Laurance, and Katelyn. It was not until they encuntered the witch Hyria, who could tell that the ears and tail were not Aphmau's birthright, that they were able to find a cure, as Hyria was able to conjure a potion that would extract the essence of the curse and put it into an Orb Essence. It would also allow you to turn back if needed by breaking the orb.
Meif'wa are publicly ridiculed and are victims of racism in the city of O'Khasis and are stereotyped as being stupid and weak, and thus are unwelcome in the city. This is proven when Aphmau, while cursed with the appearance of a Meif'wa, tried to get into O'Khasis, but was refused entrance into the city by a guard, who then taunted her with a few crude comments. It could be possible other people or other places besides O'Khasis feel the same way towards Meif'wa.
It is unknown if there are other half-Meif'wa like her, but it is a possibility, since there are known to be half-werewolves born under similar parentage.
- The King of the Tu'la region is most likely a Meif'wa, but Jess has not confirmed it.
- All known Meif'wa, except those who are cursed, seem to have some association with Japanese culture, as some use Japanese honorifics when referencing to other people (such as Kawaii~Chan and Michi), and all of them have Japanese names. This is likely a reference to the fact that cat-human hybrids are popular in Japanese shows and books.
- A Meif'wa's ears or tail has never been touched in any of Aphmau's role play series compared to the werewolves, who had their Ultima's ears being touched by Aphmau.
- Meif'wa appear to like sugar, or at least the majority of them.
- All of the currently known Meif'wa have light-colored hair. Jess says this is just a Meif'wa thing.
- Meif'wa seem to be the polar opposite to Werewolves, worshiping the sun, being cat-like humanoids instead of wolf-like, etc.