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[[File:Othard.jpg|thumb|The Far East, with Othard in the west and Hingashi in the east.]]
'''Othard''' is one of the three great continents on [[Hydaelyn]] in ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''. It is featured in the ''[[Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood|Stormblood]]'' expansion as one of regions of the Far East.
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'''Othard''' is one of the three great continents on [[Hydaelyn]] in ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''. It is featured in the ''[[Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood|Stormblood]]'' expansion as one of regions of [[the Far East]].
   
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 [[Garlemald|Garlean Empire]], having invaded it once they began expanding out of [[Ilsabard]]. It was home to the city-state of [[Doma (Final Fantasy XIV)|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]].
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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 [[Garlemald]], having invaded it once they began expanding out of [[Ilsabard]]. It was home to the city-state of [[Doma (Final Fantasy XIV)|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]].
   
 
==Profile==
 
==Profile==
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.
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Upon the eastern banks of Othard lies [[Doma (Final Fantasy XIV)|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.
   
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==
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]] archipelego and the Glass Sea. To the west lies the island of [[Thavnair]].
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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 mountain ranges. To the east lies the [[Hingashi]] archipelago and the Glass Ocean. To its west lies the island of [[Thavnair]].
   
===The [[Ruby Sea]]===
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===North Othard===
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The Azim Steppe and Yanxia are the Othardian theater of action in Stormblood. While the Xaela tribes remain independent from Garlemald, Doma suffers under the Imperial Rule and the Viceroy's 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.
 
   
===[[Yanxia]]===
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==== The [[Ruby Sea]] ====
 
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.
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.
 
   
===[[Azim Steppe]]===
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==== [[Azim Steppe]] ====
 
A vast plain inhabited by the many nomadic Xaela tribes.<ref>http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/281457-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-XXVII-Digest-%2802-10-2016%29?p=3563315&viewfull=1#post3563315</ref> Permanent settlements are few and far between.
 
A vast plain inhabited by the many nomadic Xaela tribes.<ref>http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/281457-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-XXVII-Digest-%2802-10-2016%29?p=3563315&viewfull=1#post3563315</ref> Permanent settlements are few and far between.
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====Onsal Hakair====
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A hilly area marking the transition between the Azim Steppe and the Tail Mountains, it is the current retreat of the Mol Tribe.
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==== [[Yanxia]] ====
 
Located along the delta of the One River, this area is home to the nation of [[Doma (Final Fantasy XIV)|Doma]]. The area consists of extensive wet rice cultivation, though under Garlean occupation much of it has seen better days.
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==== The One River ====
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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 the kingdom of Doma, through which people and merchandise flowed before the arrival of the Garlean who blocked it with massive magiteck gates.
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==== The Tail Mountains ====
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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.
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==== The Dalvalan Grath ====
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A wasteland situated north of the Tail Mountains, it is bordered by the Proving Sea to its west and the Blindfrost to the north.
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==== The Arras and Ryakgyr Peninsula ====
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Separated from the Azim Steppes by the Wound, the Arras, along with the Ryakgyr Peninsula, are vast steppes that also houses numerous Xaela tribes.
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==== The Nhaama Desert ====
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A great Desert located west of the Azim Steppes, it is as well home to some of the Xaela Tribes.
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==== The Fanged Crescent ====
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A mountainous range located west of Yangxia and the one river.
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==== The Burn ====
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A vast desert situated between the Tail Mountains and The Skatay Range depleted of almost all Aether in its surroundings. Hidden in its sands are several Allagan facilities, and it is later revealed that [[Azys Lla]] was originally lifted from this region. The Domans, with the help of the Garlond Ironworks and the Scions, managed to restore an aetheric barrier which prevents any movement through it, rendering it it literally impassable.
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==== The Skatay Range ====
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An 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, and is home to the Veena Viera.
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==== The Blindfrost ====
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A chilly ocean north of Othard that also borders the east of Ilsabard.
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==== The Knowing Sea ====
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A northern inland sea separating Othard and Ilsabard.
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====The Unpromised====
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An island in the Proving Sea at mid-distance between Othard and Ilsabard.
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==== The Bay of Yanxia ====
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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.
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==== The Dorvos Narrow ====
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The strait separating Thavnair from Ilsabard and Othard.
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====The Anchorite at Corvos====
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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.
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It is unclear whether the correct name is "Corvos" or "Dorvos", as the official map shows both spellings.
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=== South Othard ===
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[[File:Map of South Othard from FFXIV.png|thumb|South Othard as revealed during the ''Return to Ivalice'' story.]]
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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.
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==== Nagxia ====
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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.
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==== Dalmasca Superior ====
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A sandy desert which was once home to the [[Dalmasca|Kingdom of Dalmasca]] before it was conquered by the [[Garlemald|Garlean Empire]].
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* '''[[Royal City of Rabanastre (Final Fantasy XIV)|Royal City of Rabanastre]]''': The former capital of Dalmasca, now abandoned by its citizens following several failed revolts. In its heyday it was known as the "Desert Sapphire".
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* '''The Estersand''' and '''Westersand''': The desert that sprawls around the Royal City of Rabanastre, so large it must be divided into two.
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* '''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.
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* '''Valnard Sea''': Situated south of Rabanastre, the Ridorana Cataract and Lighthouse are situated there.
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==== Dalmasca Inferior ====
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A more fertile region east of the Dalmascan deserts, which now serves as the center of Garlean rule in South Othard.
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* '''Lea Monde''': The new capital of Dalmasca under Garlean occupation.
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* '''Golmore Jungle''': A large forest, home to the Rava Viera, that lies south-west of Nagxia and south-east of Dalmasca.
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* '''Zeirchele River''': A river separating South Othard in two through the Golmore Jungle. The Orbonne Monastery lies along its banks.
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* '''Greylic's Bend''': The southernmost point of Othard, a Cape that any traveler who desires to attain the Far East must cross.
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* '''Valnain''': A major commercial port situated on Greylic's Bend, south of Golmore's Jungle. Currently the center of operations for the IVth Legion
   
 
==[[Aetheryte|Aetheryte Sanctuaries]]==
 
==[[Aetheryte|Aetheryte Sanctuaries]]==
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*Namai (Yanxia)
 
*Namai (Yanxia)
 
*The House of the Fierce (Yanxia)
 
*The House of the Fierce (Yanxia)
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*Dhoro Iloh (The Azim Steppe)
 
*Reunion (The Azim Steppe)
 
*Reunion (The Azim Steppe)
 
*The Dawn Throne (The Azim Steppe)
 
*The Dawn Throne (The Azim Steppe)
   
 
==Instances==
 
==Instances==
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;Othard - The Ruby Sea
 
*Pool of Tribute
 
*Pool of Tribute
 
*[[Shisui of the Violet Tides]]
 
*[[Shisui of the Violet Tides]]
*[[Bardam's Mettle]]
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*[[Hells' Lid]]
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*[[The Wreath of Snakes]]
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;Othard - Yanxia
 
*[[Doma Castle]]
 
*[[Doma Castle]]
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*[[Swallow's Compass]]
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*[[The Jade Stoa]]
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*[[Castrum Fluminis (Trial)|Castrum Fluminis]]
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;Othard - The Azim Steppe
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*[[Bardam's Mettle]]
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*[[The Burn]]
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*[[The Great Hunt]]
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*[[Lost Canals of Uznair]]
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*[[Hidden Canals of Uznair]]
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*[[Shifting Altars of Uznair]]
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*[[Royal City of Rabanastre (Final Fantasy XIV)|Royal City of Rabanastre]]
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*[[Ridorana Lighthouse]]
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*[[Orbonne Monastery (Final Fantasy XIV)|Orbonne Monastery]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 19:29, 22 January 2020

The Far East, with Othard in the west and Hingashi in the east.

Othard is one of the three great continents on Hydaelyn in Final Fantasy XIV. It is featured in the Stormblood expansion as one of regions of the Far East.

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 Garlemald, 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.

Profile

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.

Geography

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 mountain ranges. To the east lies the Hingashi archipelago and the Glass Ocean. To its west lies the island of Thavnair.

North Othard

The Azim Steppe and Yanxia are the Othardian theater of action in Stormblood. While the Xaela tribes remain independent from Garlemald, Doma suffers under the Imperial Rule and the Viceroy's cruelty.

The Ruby Sea

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.

Azim Steppe

A vast plain inhabited by the many nomadic Xaela tribes.[1] Permanent settlements are few and far between.

Onsal Hakair

A hilly area marking the transition between the Azim Steppe and the Tail Mountains, it is the current retreat of the Mol Tribe.

Yanxia

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

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 the 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

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

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 and Ryakgyr Peninsula

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

A great Desert located west of the Azim Steppes, it is as well home to some of the Xaela Tribes.

The Fanged Crescent

A mountainous range located west of Yangxia and the one river.

The Burn

A vast desert situated between the Tail Mountains and The Skatay Range depleted of almost all Aether in its surroundings. Hidden in its sands are several Allagan facilities, and it is later revealed that Azys Lla was originally lifted from this region. The Domans, with the help of the Garlond Ironworks and the Scions, managed to restore an aetheric barrier which prevents any movement through it, rendering it it literally impassable.

The Skatay Range

An 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, and is home to the Veena Viera.

The Blindfrost

A chilly ocean north of Othard that also borders the east of Ilsabard.

The Knowing Sea

A northern inland sea separating Othard and Ilsabard.

The Unpromised

An island in the Proving Sea at mid-distance between Othard and Ilsabard.

The Bay of Yanxia

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

The strait separating Thavnair from Ilsabard and Othard.

The Anchorite at Corvos

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

South Othard as revealed during the Return to Ivalice story.

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.

Nagxia

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.

Dalmasca Superior

A sandy desert which was once home to the Kingdom of Dalmasca before it was conquered by the Garlean Empire.

  • Royal City of Rabanastre: The former capital of Dalmasca, now abandoned by its citizens following several failed revolts. In its heyday it was known as the "Desert Sapphire".
  • The Estersand and Westersand: The desert that sprawls around the Royal City of Rabanastre, so large it must be divided into two.
  • 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.
  • Valnard Sea: Situated south of Rabanastre, the Ridorana Cataract and Lighthouse are situated there.

Dalmasca Inferior

A more fertile region east of the Dalmascan deserts, which now serves as the center of Garlean rule in South Othard.

  • Lea Monde: The new capital of Dalmasca under Garlean occupation.
  • Golmore Jungle: A large forest, home to the Rava Viera, that lies south-west of Nagxia and south-east of Dalmasca.
  • Zeirchele River: A river separating South Othard in two through the Golmore Jungle. The Orbonne Monastery lies along its banks.
  • Greylic's Bend: The southernmost point of Othard, a Cape that any traveler who desires to attain the Far East must cross.
  • Valnain: A major commercial port situated on Greylic's Bend, south of Golmore's Jungle. Currently the center of operations for the IVth Legion

Aetheryte Sanctuaries

  • 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)

Instances

Othard - The Ruby Sea
Othard - Yanxia
Othard - The Azim Steppe
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References

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