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 archipelego and the Glass Sea. To the west lies the island of Thavnair.
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.
A vast plain inhabited by the many nomadic Xaela tribes. Permanent settlements are few and far between.
- Tamamizu (The Ruby Sea)
- Onokoro (The Ruby Sea)
- Namai (Yanxia)
- The House of the Fierce (Yanxia)
- Reunion (The Azim Steppe)
- The Dawn Throne (The Azim Steppe)