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Corvos (コルヴォ地方, Koruvo chihō?, lit. Corvos region) is a currently inaccessible country in Final Fantasy XIV. It is located on the continent of Ilsabard. Corvos is the ancestral homeland of the Garlean people, who refer to it as Locus Amoenus (ロクス・アモエヌス, Rokusu Amoenusu?).

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G'raha Tia is a native of Corvos.

Corvos is located in the southeast of Ilsabard, near Bozja and across a strait from the island of Thavnair. Like much of southern Ilsabard, Corvos is a warm, temperate climate with fertile farmland.

Corvos is the home to a sword style called the Unyielding Blade, the secrets of which are only passed down from master to pupil.

The Corvosi have flying carpets. Corvosi fabrics are similar in style to the nearby Radz-at-Han. Grapes are known to be indigenous to Corvos. A type of ore mined in Corvos can power some devices such as radios, and proximity to the ore can ward off primal tempering.

The strait that separates Corvos and Thavnair is known as the Corvos Narrow. On the Corvosi shore of the strait there is a massive stone foot called the Anchorite at Corvos. Legend says that there used to be a massive statue that stood over the strait with feet on both Corvos and Thavnair, but now all that remains is the right foot in Corvos.

History[]

Background[]

In the Third Astral Era over five thousand years ago, the Allagan Empire conquered Corvos just as it did the rest of the known world. They shipped many Miqo'te to serve as slaves on the fertile fields of the region. After the Fourth Umbral Calamity destroyed the empire, those Miqo'te remained in the area. When the Fifth Umbral Calamity several centuries later brought an ice age to the world, many of the Miqo'te tribes migrated across the frozen seas to Eorzea. However, the G tribe remained behind to guard the Allagan artifacts from any who would abuse them.

An unknown amount of time after that, a race of people originating from the island city of Goug would settle in the area and named it Locus Amoenus. These people, who would come to be known as the Garleans, worked the fields as peaceful farmers. However they were unable to use magic, and so were slowly pushed off their lands by other races who could. Though some Garleans did try fighting back by making pacts with the voidsent to become reapers, slowly but surely the Garleans would lose their home to the other races. Forced out of Locus Amoenus, they were driven into the uninhabitable frozen wastes of northern Ilsabard.

The next known settlement in the region was the kingdom of Corvos. It is said an ancient king of Corvos, upon conquering a tribe of faeries, bid the faerie queen weave her magicks to forge an object the likes mankind had never seen. The queen was executed shortly after presenting the king with a flying carpet.

800 years after the Garleans were forced out, they had become a powerful empire. 50 years before A Realm Reborn, Emperor Solus zos Galvus rallied his armies to take back their ancestral lands of Locus Amoenus, and so Corvos was conquered by the Garlean Empire. When the imperial House Darnus began searching for Allagan relics in Corvos, the G tribe Miqo'te, still living there thousands of years later, feared discovery by the empire and buried their ties to ancient Allag. G'raha Tia, who had inherited the Royal Eye entrusted to the tribe by Allag's last princess, was spirited away to Sharlayan to keep him safe. The Corvosi attempted to rebel against the Garleans, but were quelled by the IInd Imperial Legion.

The imperial crown prince Zenos yae Galvus's sword teacher came from Corvos.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

Corvos was heavily affected by the Final Days. While the Warrior of Light was busy in Elpis, several of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn traveled to Corvos to try to aid the people there. The IInd Imperial Legion was overrun and wiped out by the beasts, while survivors fled to Garlemald.

After the Final Days were overcome, Hoary Boulder and Coultenet Dailebaure traveled to Corvos to help ease tensions between the Corvosi and Garleans they were sure would flare up in the wake of the empire's collapse.

Etymology[]

The Garlean name for Corvos, Locus Amoenus, means "pleasant place" in Latin.

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