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001 Impressions001 From its humble origins as a lonely cluster of barracks nestled in the mountains of western Coerthas, the village of Falcon's Nest grew and prospered until the Calamity came and the icy winter took its deathly toll. Its name derives from the falconers who reside there with their snow-white charges, defending their mountain home from the Dravanian threat.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:32 y:36
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From its humble origins as a lonely cluster of barracks nestled in the mountains of western Coerthas, the village of Falcon's Nest grew and prospered until the Calamity came and the icy winter took its deathly toll. Its name derives from the falconers who reside there with their snow-white charges, defending their mountain home from the Dravanian threat.
002 Impressions002 Once a key military outpost for the Ishgardian forces, this strategic location where the waters of the Swiftrun and the Coerthas flow together is home to a lone aetheryte shard, which has stood abandoned in the years since the Calamity.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:20 y:23
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Once a key military outpost for the Ishgardian forces, this strategic location where the waters of the Swiftrun and the Coerthas flow together is home to a lone aetheryte shard, which has stood abandoned in the years since the Calamity.
003 Impressions003 What appears to be an island floating amidst the icy waters of Ashpool is said to have once been a living, breathing dragon─magicked into slumber by the Holy See until ash enveloped its body and its limbs turned nigh unto stone.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:10 y:18
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What appears to be an island floating amidst the icy waters of Ashpool is said to have once been a living, breathing dragon─magicked into slumber by the Holy See until ash enveloped its body and its limbs turned nigh unto stone.
004 Impressions004 The Calamity was not kind to this once-proud watchtower, from which Ser Yuhelmeric and the brave knights of House Durendaire once stood watch against the encroaching Horde. Since the walls fell and the chill took hold, it has come to be inhabited by all manner of fell beasts, and gods only know what else.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:20 y:6
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The Calamity was not kind to this once-proud watchtower, from which Ser Yuhelmeric and the brave knights of House Durendaire once stood watch against the encroaching Horde. Since the walls fell and the chill took hold, it has come to be inhabited by all manner of fell beasts, and gods only know what else.
005 Impressions005 Ser Gorgagne was a proud knight and bannerman of House Durendaire, until the fateful day when the heir of that house vanished from sight while under his care, never to be seen again. Devastated by the loss of the boy and his own failing, he put aside his blade and built this farm, where he quietly lived out the rest of his days.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:31 y:4
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Ser Gorgagne was a proud knight and bannerman of House Durendaire, until the fateful day when the heir of that house vanished from sight while under his care, never to be seen again. Devastated by the loss of the boy and his own failing, he put aside his blade and built this farm, where he quietly lived out the rest of his days.
006 Impressions006 Once a bustling village and home to the woodcutters who plied their trade in the western highlands of Coerthas, this settlement─named for the large evergreens unique to the area─was abandoned when the chill came, and remains a ghost town to this day.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:36 y:19
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Once a bustling village and home to the woodcutters who plied their trade in the western highlands of Coerthas, this settlement─named for the large evergreens unique to the area─was abandoned when the chill came, and remains a ghost town to this day.
007 Impressions007 It remains to be confirmed whether, as the tales say, yetis prefer to slumber atop makeshift bedding fashioned from the remains of their victims─in large part because prominent naturalists have been reluctant to do the fieldwork necessary to corroborate this claim.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:20 y:36
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It remains to be confirmed whether, as the tales say, yetis prefer to slumber atop makeshift bedding fashioned from the remains of their victims─in large part because prominent naturalists have been reluctant to do the fieldwork necessary to corroborate this claim.
008 Impressions008 Built from a highly viscous blend of Dravanian clay and saliva, the nests of the Gnath are surprisingly stable, able to withstand the harsh elements of the Dravanian forelands. The smoke that rises from the mound-like structures is believed to be a sort of incense with a scent that, for reasons unknown, keeps would-be dragon invaders at bay.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:27 y:36
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Built from a highly viscous blend of Dravanian clay and saliva, the nests of the Gnath are surprisingly stable, able to withstand the harsh elements of the Dravanian forelands. The smoke that rises from the mound-like structures is believed to be a sort of incense with a scent that, for reasons unknown, keeps would-be dragon invaders at bay.
009 Impressions009 The shattered ruins of a once-proud city. The official stance of the Holy See is that it was a settlement of heretics, razed to the ground by Halone in an act of divine retribution, though scholars disagree on the historical accuracy of this interpretation.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:12 y:39
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The shattered ruins of a once-proud city. The official stance of the Holy See is that it was a settlement of heretics, razed to the ground by Halone in an act of divine retribution, though scholars disagree on the historical accuracy of this interpretation.
010 Impressions010 Three towers unique in that they appear to have been built to house both man and dragon, an architectural oddity which would seem to corroborate the Holy See's position that they were erected by heretic witches for themselves and their dragon consorts.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:16 y:23
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Three towers unique in that they appear to have been built to house both man and dragon, an architectural oddity which would seem to corroborate the Holy See's position that they were erected by heretic witches for themselves and their dragon consorts.
011 Impressions011 The rushing river has all but swallowed these ancient ruins at the base of Sohm Al, which now serve as a nest to all manner of beastkin who find sustenance in its waters, and the dragons who find sustenance in said beastkin.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:29 y:6
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The rushing river has all but swallowed these ancient ruins at the base of Sohm Al, which now serve as a nest to all manner of beastkin who find sustenance in its waters, and the dragons who find sustenance in said beastkin.
012 Impressions012 This ancient altar sits in the fiery depths of Mourn. Once adorned by statues depicting a girl and a dragon, only the latter has survived to the present age. Lift your eyes above the structure, and the base of the floating peak of Sohm Al can be seen.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I whispered a prayer to the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:8 y:6
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This ancient altar sits in the fiery depths of Mourn. Once adorned by statues depicting a girl and a dragon, only the latter has survived to the present age. Lift your eyes above the structure, and the base of the floating peak of Sohm Al can be seen.
013 Impressions013 Founded by hunters who came to the frontiers in hopes of snaring the wild chocobos of the forest, this settlement and those who call it home are shielded from the eyes of the dragons by the canopy of the majestic caelumtrees that rise high above it.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:33 y:23
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Founded by hunters who came to the frontiers in hopes of snaring the wild chocobos of the forest, this settlement and those who call it home are shielded from the eyes of the dragons by the canopy of the majestic caelumtrees that rise high above it.
014 Impressions014 Of all the mighty peaks that comprise Abalathia's Spine, none rise higher than Sohm Al, the highest point in all Eorzea. It is held as a sacred land by the dragons, who are said to journey here when they feel their life slipping away. Formed not of stone but solid crystal, the massive mountain floating above the ground below is a marvelous sight to behold.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:11 y:13
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Of all the mighty peaks that comprise Abalathia's Spine, none rise higher than Sohm Al, the highest point in all Eorzea. It is held as a sacred land by the dragons, who are said to journey here when they feel their life slipping away. Formed not of stone but solid crystal, the massive mountain floating above the ground below is a marvelous sight to behold.
015 Impressions015 A settlement that sits curiously atop Sohm Al, the tallest peak in Eorzea, in the heart of the dragons' demesne. What pact might the moogles have made with the great wyrm Hraesvelgr to allow them to live here in peace?

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:29 y:35
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A settlement that sits curiously atop Sohm Al, the tallest peak in Eorzea, in the heart of the dragons' demesne. What pact might the moogles have made with the great wyrm Hraesvelgr to allow them to live here in peace?
016 Impressions016 Vicious aetheric storms rage in Nidhogg's lair, keeping out all those who would dare disturb the great wyrm in his slumber─be it one of years or centuries.

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:29 y:13
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Vicious aetheric storms rage in Nidhogg's lair, keeping out all those who would dare disturb the great wyrm in his slumber─be it one of years or centuries.
017 Impressions017 An ancient structure half consumed by crystal, its name means “crystal from remorse” in the tongue of dragons. From the sheer mass of crystallization, it has been posited that an entity possessed of aetheric power to rival the seven great wyrms laid down its life here...

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:18 y:6
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An ancient structure half consumed by crystal, its name means “crystal from remorse” in the tongue of dragons. From the sheer mass of crystallization, it has been posited that an entity possessed of aetheric power to rival the seven great wyrms laid down its life here...
018 Impressions018 A majestic fortress in Hraesvelgr's domain, watched over at the great wyrm's behest by the moogles who make their home in the Churning Mists. Though the years─a thousand of them─have taken their toll, it still stands proud and strong, stirring the hearts of all who lay eyes upon it.

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:7 y:27
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A majestic fortress in Hraesvelgr's domain, watched over at the great wyrm's behest by the moogles who make their home in the Churning Mists. Though the years─a thousand of them─have taken their toll, it still stands proud and strong, stirring the hearts of all who lay eyes upon it.
019 Impressions019 This colossus stands on an island in Greensward. Its name was bestowed by the moogles, who believe it to be a statue of the “king of the land-dwellers,” though no records remain that could shed light on the identity of this individual, and whether or not he ever truly walked the realm.

From high atop the Churning Mists, I whispered a prayer to the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:17 y:37
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This colossus stands on an island in Greensward. Its name was bestowed by the moogles, who believe it to be a statue of the “king of the land-dwellers,” though no records remain that could shed light on the identity of this individual, and whether or not he ever truly walked the realm.
020 Impressions020 The thousand-year-old ruins of a tower said to have been built by the hand of man and dragon in the days before the war. Even now, as it lies crumbling in ruin, one can still make out the letters engraved in its walls, which have led the moogles to give it the name by which it is now commonly known.

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:35 y:20
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The thousand-year-old ruins of a tower said to have been built by the hand of man and dragon in the days before the war. Even now, as it lies crumbling in ruin, one can still make out the letters engraved in its walls, which have led the moogles to give it the name by which it is now commonly known.
021 Impressions021 As the moogles tell it, the place known as the Rookery was once a bustling skyport where wayfarers came and went on the backs of trained wyverns. These days, the buildings remain, but the only dragons in sight are the vicious minions of Nidhogg.

From high atop the Churning Mists, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Churning Mists x:23 y:18
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As the moogles tell it, the place known as the Rookery was once a bustling skyport where wayfarers came and went on the backs of trained wyverns. These days, the buildings remain, but the only dragons in sight are the vicious minions of Nidhogg.
022 Impressions022 An outpost manned by the Rose Knights of House Haillenarte, who stand watch against Dravanian incursions from atop the floating islets in the sky. Boasts the Protector, a mighty airship that would avail the Ishgardians greatly in their battle against the Horde were it ever repaired to full strength.

From high atop the Sea of Clouds, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Sea of Clouds x:15 y:37
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An outpost manned by the Rose Knights of House Haillenarte, who stand watch against Dravanian incursions from atop the floating islets in the sky. Boasts the Protector, a mighty airship that would avail the Ishgardians greatly in their battle against the Horde were it ever repaired to full strength.
023 Impressions023 A nest of great migratory birds that travel with the seasons from the Near East to Eorzea and back again in search of warmer climes. It is here that they lay their eggs, raise their young, and teach them to take to the skies before making the journey anew.

From high atop the Sea of Clouds, I allowed myself a moment's doze. I awoke to a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Sea of Clouds x:37 y:40
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A nest of great migratory birds that travel with the seasons from the Near East to Eorzea and back again in search of warmer climes. It is here that they lay their eggs, raise their young, and teach them to take to the skies before making the journey anew.
024 Impressions024 A spring formed from moisture in the atmosphere accumulated and solidified by the power of water crystals. It is said that the knight who first discovered these ethereal waters shared the story with a wandering minstrel, who declared it to be the legendary paradise of Voor Sian Siran. However, this claim has been met with some skepticism, given the minstrel's penchant for embellishment.

From high atop the Sea of Clouds, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Sea of Clouds x:39 y:21
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A spring formed from moisture in the atmosphere accumulated and solidified by the power of water crystals. It is said that the knight who first discovered these ethereal waters shared the story with a wandering minstrel, who declared it to be the legendary paradise of Voor Sian Siran. However, this claim has been met with some skepticism, given the minstrel's penchant for embellishment.
025 Impressions025 An island whose name, in the tongue of the Vanu Vanu, translates to “a noise heard on high.” On the island stands a monument engraved with a mark of moogle design, but no sign of the creatures themselves, leaving its origins clouded in mystery.

From high atop the Sea of Clouds, I looked out upon the realm in all her glory. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Sea of Clouds x:13 y:9
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An island whose name, in the tongue of the Vanu Vanu, translates to “a noise heard on high.” On the island stands a monument engraved with a mark of moogle design, but no sign of the creatures themselves, leaving its origins clouded in mystery.


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