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Eastern Thanalan is a location in Final Fantasy XIV.
Eastern Thanalan becomes a focal point after joining the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, in which the Adventurer and Thancred investigate disappearances of refugees. This is learned to be caused by Ungust posing as a priest to in order to traffick them to the Amalj'aa. Due to treachery by him and a corrupt Brass Blade, the Adventurer is captured and brought before the primal Ifrit, who slays the Lord of the Inferno in combat.
Later, after the raid on the Waking Sands, the Adventurer is directed to the Church of Saint Adama Landama to seek refuge with Father Iliud.
Geographically, Eastern Thanalan is much less arid than the rest of the region, and even exhibits a surprising amount of heavy rain. The amount of plant life is noticeably higher as well. The center of the zone contains a huge north-to-south chasm thanks to the Calamity, which can only be crossed via Highbridge.
There only Aetheryte is at Camp Drybone.
Eastern Thanalan contains the following areas:
- Drybone - The main savannah in the northeast.
- Sandgate – Barren direct canyons in the south.
- Wellwick Wood - A woodland area near the border to Black Shroud.
- The Burning Wall - A remote eastern canyon containing crystal deposits and winding walkways.
Named for the nearby ponds, this dugout settlement facilitates the lichyards of the Curch of Saint Adama Landama, and contains an inn with the inappropriate name of "Eternal Rest." Since the Calamity, it has become home to an increasing number of refugees.
Formerly a major waypoint for caravans traveling between Ul'dah and Gridania, it became much important due to the changes of routes with the creation of Highbridge. Rumors of untapped mythril deposits in the nearby hills have prevented the town from completely dying out.
A large bridge and settlement built over the immense chasm formed twain through the center. The discovery of ruins within the opened earth has drawn many researchers, in addition to caravaners. Unfortunately, it has also been plagued with frequent raids by a Qiqirn camp on the Amalj'aa payroll.
Eastern Thanalan's semi-climate may exhibit any of the following weather conditions:
- Clear Skies
Places of InterestEdit
The Church of Saint Adama LandamaEdit
This church presides over a major lichyard in the Thanalan region.
The Invisible CityEdit
These Belah'dian ruins were unearthed by Bahamut's fury in the Calamity, and would likely not have been discovered otherwise. Scholars speculate they may be the tomb complex of Lalafuto IV.
The Lonely GiantEdit
The corpse of a goobbue believed to have been fleeing from the fires of the Calamity, before dying of exhaustion. Many exotic plants are seen growing around the body.
These proving grounds have long been used for gladiator sport by Ul'dah, but it was abandoned in the aftermath of the Calamity and now mainly contains captive creatures.
A shrine to Thal, god of traders, along the road in Wellwick Wood. Due to its remote location, only the devout make pilgrimages.
The Burning WallEdit
Before the Calamity, the Burning Wall was an unscalable cliff named for its signature glow at sunset. Since then, the cliff had been destroyed by a fragment of Dalamud, and massive orange corrupted crystal formations have sprouted in its wake, giving new meaning to its name.
- Myotragus Billy
- Myotragus Nanny
- Blowfly Swarm
- Rotting Corpse
- Rotting Noble
- Vandalous Imp
- Amalj'aa Hunter
- Amalj'aa Javelinier
- Amalj'aa Bruiser
- Amalj'aa Ranger
- Chasm Buzzard
- Bumble Beetle
- Axe Beak
- Bandit Archer
- Bandit Mage
- Bandit Trapper
- Qiqirn Roerunner
- Quartz Doblyn
- Golden Fleece
- Gatling (B-Rank Elite Mark)
- Maahes (A-Rank Elite Mark)
- Lamperouge (S-Rank Elite Mark)