When revealing the design concept behind the Au Ra race, it was also stated they hail from Othard. Many parts of Othard is under control of the Garlean Empire, having invaded it once they began expanding out of Ilsabard. It was home to the city-state of Doma before its people rebelled against the imperial control and were forced to flee before their home was razed to the ground. The Garlean occupation has resulted in increasing numbers of displaced Au Ra seeking refuge in Eorzea.
Upon the eastern banks of Othard lies Doma, the lands from which the ninja and samurai hail. Invaded twenty-five years ago by the Garlean Empire in their relentless effort to expand their borders, this once-peaceful nation now struggles under the imperial yoke. In the wake of a recent large-scale uprising that ended in failure, a majority of the civilians have been stripped of even their most fundamental freedoms.
Othard's climate in the areas seen thus far is fairly mild, comparable to La Noscea and Dravania. The land features expansive steppes, wet rice farmland, and a number of mountains ranges. To the east lies the Hingashi archipelago and the Glass Ocean. To its west lies the island of Thavnair.
The Azim Steppe and Yanxia are the Othardian theater of action in Stormblood. While the Xaela tribes remain independent from Garlemald, Doma suffer under the Imperial Rule and the Viceroy cruelty.
A sea area infested with pirate activity. Extensive volcanism has shaped many of the islands in this area, and a few settlements can even be found beneath the ocean waves along the seabed.
A vast plain inhabited by the many nomadic Xaela tribes. Permanent settlements are few and far between.
A hilly area marking the transition between the Azim Steppe and the Tail Mountains, it is the current retreat of the Mol Tribe.
Located along the delta of the One River, this area is home to the nation of Doma. The area consists of extensive wet rice cultivation, though under Garlean occupation much of it has seen better days.
The One River Edit
The One River is a massive river running from the Tail Mountains in the Azim Steppe to the Ruby Sea, separating Yangxia and Nagxia along its way. It is the main transport artery of kingdom of Doma, through which people and merchandise flowed before the arrival of the Garlean who blocked it with massive magiteck gates.
The Tail Mountains Edit
A large mountain range surrounding the Steppes to the west before joining the Fanged Crescent, its northern peaks separates the Steppes from the Dalvalan Grath and the Proving Sea. They are also home to Bardam's Mettle, an ancestral proving ground for the Xaela.
The Dalvalan Grath Edit
A wasteland situated north of the Tail Mountains, it is bordered by the Proving Sea to its west and the Blindfrost to the north.
The Arras Edit
Ryakgyr Peninsula Edit
Separated from the Azim Steppes by the Wound, the Arras, along with the Ryakgyr Peninsula, are vast steppes that also houses numerous Xaela tribes.
The Nhaama Desert Edit
A great Desert located west of the Azim Steppes, it is as well home to some of the Xaela Tribes.
The Fanged Crescent Edit
A mountainous range located west of Yangxia and the one river.
The Burn Edit
A vast desert situated between the Tail Mountains and The Skatay Range depleted of almost all Aether in it's surroundings. Hidden in its sands are several Allagan facilities, and it is later revealed that Azys Lla was originally lifted from this region. The Damascan, with the help of the Garlond Ironworks, managed to restore an Aetheric barrier which prevents any movement through it, rendering it it literally impassable.
The Skatay Range Edit
A immense wasteland leading from Nagxia to the Proving Sea, the Burn is surrounded on all sides by the Tail Mountains, the Fanged Crescent and the Skatay Range to the south.
The Blindfrost Edit
A chilly ocean north of Othard that also borders the east of Ilsabard.
The Proving Sea Edit
A northern inland sea separating Othard and Ilsabard.
An island in the Proving Sea at mid-distance between Othard and Ilsabard.
The Bay of Yanxia Edit
North of Yanxia, the Ruby Sea goes west into the land to form the bay of Yanxia, which in fact is more an inland sea separating the later from the Ryakgyr Peninsula and the Arras.
The Dorvos Narrow Edit
The strait separating Thavnair from Ilsabard and Othard.
The Anchorite at CorvosEdit
A strip of land locked between the Skatay Range and the Dorvos Narrow, it is a strategic location as the only practical land link between Ilsabard and Othard.
It is unclear whether the correct name is "Corvos" or "Dorvos", as the official map shows both spellings.
South Othard Edit
While most of the Northern Othard was freed during the Stormblood events from Garlean rule, South Othard remains a disputed region were the Empire struggles to keep its possessions.
Located south of the One River, the region of Nagxia is a large arid plain that spread as far as the eye can see. Devastated by the Garlean occupation, Domans were regularly sent to do grueling work there in retaliation for resistance actions.
- Nalbina Fortress: A fortress that was reputed impregnable until its fall to the IVth Legion. This event was considered the turning point of the war between Garlemald and Dalmasca.
- The Estersands: The desert that spans around the Royal City of Rabanastre.
- The Desert Sapphire
Golmore Jungle Edit
A large forest, home to the Viera, that lies south-west of Nagxia and south-east of Damasca.
- Zeirchele River: A river separating South Othard in two through the Golmore Jungle. The Orbonne Monastery lies along its banks.
Greylic's Bend Edit
The southernmost point of Othard, Greylic's Bend is the Cape that any traveler who desires to attain the Far East must cross.
A major commercial port situated on Greylic's Bend, south of Golmore's Jungle.
Currently thecenter of operations of the IVth Legion
Valnard Sea Edit
Situated south of Rabanastre, the Ridorana Cataract and Lighthouse are situated there.
- Tamamizu (The Ruby Sea)
- Onokoro (The Ruby Sea)
- Namai (Yanxia)
- The House of the Fierce (Yanxia)
- Dhoro Iloh (The Azim Steppe)
- Reunion (The Azim Steppe)
- The Dawn Throne (The Azim Steppe)
- Othard - The Ruby Sea
- Othard - Yanxia
- Othard - The Azim Steppe
- Lost Canals of Uznair
- Hidden Canals of Uznair
- Shifting Altars of Uznair
- Royal City of Rabanastre
- Ridorana Lighthouse
- Orbonne Monastery