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026 Impressions026 Among the most sacred locations of the Vanu Vanu, this is said to be the spot where a single feather from Bismarck, ruler of the clouds, fell to the surface. In recent years, the elder of the violent Vundu tribe has claimed it as his seat of power, from which he rules with an iron claw.

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:18 y:27
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Among the most sacred locations of the Vanu Vanu, this is said to be the spot where a single feather from Bismarck, ruler of the clouds, fell to the surface. In recent years, the elder of the violent Vundu tribe has claimed it as his seat of power, from which he rules with an iron claw.
027 Impressions027 Roughly translating as “high home of the Vundu,” this village is home to the Vanu Vanu's aggressive Vundu tribe. Exceedingly proud, the Vundu believe that the voices of those who live highest in the skies will be heard loud and clear by the ruler of the clouds.

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:25 y:23
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Roughly translating as “high home of the Vundu,” this village is home to the Vanu Vanu's aggressive Vundu tribe. Exceedingly proud, the Vundu believe that the voices of those who live highest in the skies will be heard loud and clear by the ruler of the clouds.
028 Impressions028 This oddly shaped isle, floating in the eastern reaches of the Sea of Clouds, is named for the witch Hengr, a figure of Coerthan faerie tales whose cauldron its shape is said to resemble. In recent years, it has become a gathering place for the notoriously territorial toco tocos.

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:38 y:11
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This oddly shaped isle, floating in the eastern reaches of the Sea of Clouds, is named for the witch Hengr, a figure of Coerthan faerie tales whose cauldron its shape is said to resemble. In recent years, it has become a gathering place for the notoriously territorial toco tocos.
029 Impressions029 Once home to Sharlayan masters who fashioned aetherytes within its halls, this workshop is now home to the Illuminati, a nasty band of goblins who would wield the ancient technologies within for their own nefarious ends.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:40 y:21
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Once home to Sharlayan masters who fashioned aetherytes within its halls, this workshop is now home to the Illuminati, a nasty band of goblins who would wield the ancient technologies within for their own nefarious ends.
030 Impressions030 This Sharlayan settlement stretches across the western banks of the Thaliak. Home to Saint Mocianne's Arboretum and a center for education and scholarly pursuits, it hearkens back to the cities of learning that flourished in bygone times.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:17 y:23
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This Sharlayan settlement stretches across the western banks of the Thaliak. Home to Saint Mocianne's Arboretum and a center for education and scholarly pursuits, it hearkens back to the cities of learning that flourished in bygone times.
031 Impressions031 A towering monolith erected in tribute to the great scholars who have passed on, leaving behind the knowledge that has shaped the realm. The names of countless men of learning are etched in the mighty stone, along with the motto of Sharlayan: “Knowledge Seeks No Man.”

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:22 y:27
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A towering monolith erected in tribute to the great scholars who have passed on, leaving behind the knowledge that has shaped the realm. The names of countless men of learning are etched in the mighty stone, along with the motto of Sharlayan: “Knowledge Seeks No Man.”
032 Impressions032 The spot where the melted snows of Abalathia's Spine flow emerge from their source to descend down the mountain, forming the countless tributaries that come together as the mighty Thaliak River. The name is said to come from the deity whose name the river bears and the magicked pitcher from which poured the waters of knowledge.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:10 y:35
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The spot where the melted snows of Abalathia's Spine flow emerge from their source to descend down the mountain, forming the countless tributaries that come together as the mighty Thaliak River. The name is said to come from the deity whose name the river bears and the magicked pitcher from which poured the waters of knowledge.
033 Impressions033 A massive library constructed by the Sharlayans to house the wealth of knowledge they had amassed in their travels across the realm. Though the vast majority of the tomes that once lined its shelves were carried back to the motherland in the exodus, it is said forbidden texts still slumber in sealed-off vaults below.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:28 y:37
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A massive library constructed by the Sharlayans to house the wealth of knowledge they had amassed in their travels across the realm. Though the vast majority of the tomes that once lined its shelves were carried back to the motherland in the exodus, it is said forbidden texts still slumber in sealed-off vaults below.
034 Impressions034 A primeval forest that stretches across the northern reaches of the Dravanian hinterlands, its rich verdure sustained by the pristine waters of the Thaliak. Nigh untouched by the hand of man, its wilds stand between those who would make their way to Sharlayan without braving a trek across the forelands.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:32 y:11
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A primeval forest that stretches across the northern reaches of the Dravanian hinterlands, its rich verdure sustained by the pristine waters of the Thaliak. Nigh untouched by the hand of man, its wilds stand between those who would make their way to Sharlayan without braving a trek across the forelands.
035 Impressions035 This botanical garden built by the Sharlayans once was home to fauna and flora collected from across the realm, the study of which yielded numerous discoveries regarding our natural world. Sadly, it was abandoned in the exodus, the teeming life within left to run wild and unchecked.

From high atop the Dravanian hinterlands, 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 Hinterlands x:13 y:21
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This botanical garden built by the Sharlayans once was home to fauna and flora collected from across the realm, the study of which yielded numerous discoveries regarding our natural world. Sadly, it was abandoned in the exodus, the teeming life within left to run wild and unchecked.
036 Impressions036 Flagship of the VIth Legion of the Garlean Empire, of the same make as the fallen Agrius. It now lies grounded, its ceruleum engines sealed in aetheric ice by the hand of Shiva, Lady of Frost.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:39 y:17
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Flagship of the VIth Legion of the Garlean Empire, of the same make as the fallen Agrius. It now lies grounded, its ceruleum engines sealed in aetheric ice by the hand of Shiva, Lady of Frost.
037 Impressions037 A mighty warship converted to a museum, intended to preserve for eternity precious artifacts from the thousand-year history of the Allagan Empire. From everyday tools to advanced military technology, the objects within are a testament to the fallen civilization's surpassing might and prosperity.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:33 y:35
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A mighty warship converted to a museum, intended to preserve for eternity precious artifacts from the thousand-year history of the Allagan Empire. From everyday tools to advanced military technology, the objects within are a testament to the fallen civilization's surpassing might and prosperity.
038 Impressions038 Home to Tiamat, great wyrm of Midgardsormr's first brood, who fell to and was imprisoned by the Allagans. Even now, she laments her fateful decision to summon her brood-brother Bahamut back as a primal to aid her in her struggle.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:6 y:30
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Home to Tiamat, great wyrm of Midgardsormr's first brood, who fell to and was imprisoned by the Allagans. Even now, she laments her fateful decision to summon her brood-brother Bahamut back as a primal to aid her in her struggle.
039 Impressions039 An ancient Allagan research facility, wherein studies in restraining dragons and mastering primals were conducted. Test subjects from failed experiments prowl its long-since-abandoned halls.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:10 y:35
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An ancient Allagan research facility, wherein studies in restraining dragons and mastering primals were conducted. Test subjects from failed experiments prowl its long-since-abandoned halls.
040 Impressions040 A massive port of sorts that stands among the wastes of Azys Lla. As the guidance node tells it, it was one of the few imperial landings massive enough to house Ragnarok-class internment hulks. It would seem the docking rings that remain are but a fraction of those that stood in bygone days.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:6 y:9
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A massive port of sorts that stands among the wastes of Azys Lla. As the guidance node tells it, it was one of the few imperial landings massive enough to house Ragnarok-class internment hulks. It would seem the docking rings that remain are but a fraction of those that stood in bygone days.
041 Impressions041 This floating islet in a lonely corner of Azys Lla served as an isolation area for chimerical creations which failed to meet established safety parameters. Historical records indicate that the facility began its life as a research center for advanced agricultural crossbreeding.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:9 y:21
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This floating islet in a lonely corner of Azys Lla served as an isolation area for chimerical creations which failed to meet established safety parameters. Historical records indicate that the facility began its life as a research center for advanced agricultural crossbreeding.
042 Impressions042 This Allagan research facility gave birth to countless numbers of chimerical creations. Though the guidance system is quick to assure all visitors that the good behavior of the creatures born here was─at least at one point─guaranteed, recent visitors may find themselves having doubts.

From high atop Azys Lla, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Azys Lla x:30 y:11
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This Allagan research facility gave birth to countless numbers of chimerical creations. Though the guidance system is quick to assure all visitors that the good behavior of the creatures born here was─at least at one point─guaranteed, recent visitors may find themselves having doubts.
043 Impressions043 A monumental stone sculpture carved in the likeness of Haldrath, the first Azure Dragoon. The stonemason Percelle devoted thirty of her later years chiseling the piece, and it has stood for more than 150 years since. Even today, one cannot find a more stirring tribute to one of Ishgard's founding fathers.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:32 y:28
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A monumental stone sculpture carved in the likeness of Haldrath, the first Azure Dragoon. The stonemason Percelle devoted thirty of her later years chiseling the piece, and it has stood for more than 150 years since. Even today, one cannot find a more stirring tribute to one of Ishgard's founding fathers.
044 Impressions044 This testament to the skill of House Dzemael's artisans serves the main road stretching from the capital to the Dusk Vigil. Although built primarily of solid stone, the bridge was named for its suspended metal chains, wrought from black iron impervious to the blazing temperatures of a dragon's exhalation.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:29 y:23
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This testament to the skill of House Dzemael's artisans serves the main road stretching from the capital to the Dusk Vigil. Although built primarily of solid stone, the bridge was named for its suspended metal chains, wrought from black iron impervious to the blazing temperatures of a dragon's exhalation.
045 Impressions045 Said to be as scalding as a wyrm's breath, Dragonspit is a colorful analogy for the hot springs nestled between the cliffs near the Slate Mountains. Local wildlife has long been attracted to the warmth of the natural thermal pools, and their numbers have only increased following the advent of the long winter. The steaming springs are also frequented by Ishgardian knights, who laud them for their supposed healing properties.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:9 y:10
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Said to be as scalding as a wyrm's breath, Dragonspit is a colorful analogy for the hot springs nestled between the cliffs near the Slate Mountains. Local wildlife has long been attracted to the warmth of the natural thermal pools, and their numbers have only increased following the advent of the long winter. The steaming springs are also frequented by Ishgardian knights, who laud them for their supposed healing properties.
046 Impressions046 These mountains on the outskirts of Ishgard were valued as a mining site for slate of exceptional quality. Three years past, the knights of House Dzemael attempted to carve an Ishgardian stronghold into the cliffs, enraging the dragon Cuelebre and his followers. Remnants of the gruesome battle that followed still lie scattered about the crags, unable to decay in the chilled altitude.

From high atop the western highlands of Coerthas, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
Coerthas Western Highlands x:12 y:8
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These mountains on the outskirts of Ishgard were valued as a mining site for slate of exceptional quality. Three years past, the knights of House Dzemael attempted to carve an Ishgardian stronghold into the cliffs, enraging the dragon Cuelebre and his followers. Remnants of the gruesome battle that followed still lie scattered about the crags, unable to decay in the chilled altitude.
047 Impressions047 When asked to explain the origin of its name, the local hunters usually say that while the river courses with tranquility in the present day, it once ran scarlet with the blood of the Dravanians and their foes. Those who fraternize with the dragons refute this interpretation, asserting instead that the river is symbolic of the passage of time since the sorrowful parting of paths between man and dragon.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:23 y:39
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When asked to explain the origin of its name, the local hunters usually say that while the river courses with tranquility in the present day, it once ran scarlet with the blood of the Dravanians and their foes. Those who fraternize with the dragons refute this interpretation, asserting instead that the river is symbolic of the passage of time since the sorrowful parting of paths between man and dragon.
048 Impressions048 Cast out from the main colony, a minority of Gnath known as the Nonmind built Loth ast Vath as a sanctuary for other exiles. The word “Vath” is derogatory in the Gnathic tongue, referring to those who can no longer link their thoughts to the Overmind. Possessed of individual personalities unlike their Onemind brothers, the Vath learn to live with each other's differing thoughts in the makeshift colony.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:24 y:18
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Cast out from the main colony, a minority of Gnath known as the Nonmind built Loth ast Vath as a sanctuary for other exiles. The word “Vath” is derogatory in the Gnathic tongue, referring to those who can no longer link their thoughts to the Overmind. Possessed of individual personalities unlike their Onemind brothers, the Vath learn to live with each other's differing thoughts in the makeshift colony.
049 Impressions049 The remaining fragment of a forgotten highway, the Hissing Cobbles have been molded by the inexorable march of time, its neatly arranged grids of stone fading into earth and dust. The hunters of Tailfeather bitterly call it such as many a tracked quarry have escaped, startled by the hissing sound of boots grating on loose gravel.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:34 y:15
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The remaining fragment of a forgotten highway, the Hissing Cobbles have been molded by the inexorable march of time, its neatly arranged grids of stone fading into earth and dust. The hunters of Tailfeather bitterly call it such as many a tracked quarry have escaped, startled by the hissing sound of boots grating on loose gravel.
050 Impressions050 This road leading to Anyx Trine was originally called Dran Errn, which roughly translates to “the path of dragon and man.” Due to the difficult pronunciation, the road became known as the Danneroad over time, and its profound meaning was forgotten by all but the Dravanians.

From high atop the Dravanian forelands, I looked out upon the realm in all her twisted beauty. There I saw a sight that will be sung of for as long as songs are sung.
The Dravanian Forelands x:18 y:32
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This road leading to Anyx Trine was originally called Dran Errn, which roughly translates to “the path of dragon and man.” Due to the difficult pronunciation, the road became known as the Danneroad over time, and its profound meaning was forgotten by all but the Dravanians.


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