The Meriphataud Mountains is an area in Final Fantasy XI, located in the Aragoneu region. Its harsh badlands are home to equally harsh creatures that can survive in the climate, such as the Yagudo, whose base of operations, Castle Oztroja, may only be reached from here.
Galesmouth refers to the series of crevasses and cliffs of the fractured land just south of Drogaroga's spine. These faults in the earth impede passage, requiring travelers to either make a circuitous route through the Galesmouth or take the long road around it.
- The Echo Awakens: The player must obtain a key item, Seedspall Astrum, from the Yagudo in Meriphataud Mountains, as well as two similar key items from the two analogous Beastman races, the Orcs and Quadav, in Jugner Forest and Pashhow Marshlands, respectively.
Drogaroga's Spine is a formation of cermet running in and above the Meriphataud Mountains at various places. It is fabled to be the spine of the mythical dragon Drogaroga, who is said to have existed at the beginning of Vana'diel. However, a connection between it and the crags or lines of cermet found throughout the land is more likely.
- Position: (J-10)
This monument, placed in the southeastern corner of the Galesmouth, was written by Enid Ironheart, daughter of the legendary explorer Gwynham Ironheart. The monument reads:
Drogaroga's Spine: Tarutaru for "Spine of the Heavenly Dragon". It is made of that same mysterious white material as the holy crags.
However, this is the first I've seen so exposed. A good portion of it is suspended in open space, no less.
In San d'Oria, the papsque claims that they were monuments built by Altana in honor of the Elvaan. All believed him, but I feel that this cannot be true.
This is merely conjecture, but I feel they resemble some kind of road or pipeline... But carrying what? If only I could show my father.
The white crags, spines, points, and lines... What did my father discover at the end of his journey? I wish I knew.Enid Ironheart, 778 Crystal Era.
(L-8) and Meriphataud Mountains (S)
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- Coo Keja the Unseen
- Daggerclaw Dracos
- Farruca Fly
- Naa Zeku the Unwaiting
- Raker Bee
- Rummager Beetle
- Waraxe Beak
- Yagudo Follower
- Yagudo Priest
- Yagudo Theologist
- Yagudo Votary
- Yagudo Missionary*Garrison leader
Expeditionary Force Enemies
No background music plays in the Meriphataud Mountains, but "Battle Theme" plays when the player fights a battle solo, and "Battle Theme #2" plays when the player fights a battle in a party.