|Final Fantasy XI Treasures of Aht Urhgan|
Fainaru Fantajī XI Atorugan no Hihō
|Release dates||PlayStation 2 version:
Xbox 360 version:
|Game modes||Massively Multiplayer Online|
|Platforms||PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360|
- "On a continent to the east... A majestic empire is said to exist... The land of Aht Urhgan"
- —Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan Game Trailer
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan is the third expansion for Final Fantasy XI.
The expansion takes place in the Empire of Aht Urhgan, the first new nation added to Final Fantasy XI, in the lands of the Near East.
Service for Treasures of Aht Urhgan commenced on April 20, 2006 (JST).
- Blue Mage: Blue Mages are masters of the legendary arts of Aht Urhgan - blue magic. Along with their elegant curved swords for close-ranged combat, Blue Mages can employ abilities learnt from enemies to protect themselves and decimate enemies.
- Corsair: Corsairs are descendants of Near Eastern pirates. Adept in the use of their signature Hexagun, Corsairs also make use of luck-based dice roll abilities to buff their allies and shift the tides of battle in their favor.
- Puppetmaster: Masters of the Aht Urhgan invention known as the automaton, Puppetmasters are agile wandering performers who rely on hand-to-hand attacks and the use of their customizable puppet to confound their enemies.
This list does not include reskinned enemies of the same genus or unique bosses.
Listed in order of implementation.
- Imperial Standing NM Battlefields (ISNM)
- The Ashu Talif
- Nyzul Isle Investigation
- Chocobo Racing
- Zeni NM System
- Mythic Weapons
The story begins as the Empire of Aht Urhgan opens it borders to visitors after years of isolation and has also started to actively recruit mercenaries.
The player obtains a boarding permit from the Tenshodo and takes a ship from Mhaura to the Near East. He arrives at Al Zahbi and delivers a supplies package to the Immortals at the behest of Naja Salaheem, the president of a mercenary organization. Upon successful completion of this task, the player pledges himself as a mercenary to Naja Salaheem's company, Salaheem's Sentinels, and proceeds to undertake missions as a mercenary through the Commissions Agency.
Some time later, the player is introduced to Raillefal, a former Elvaan knight from San d'Oria who has recently joined Salaheem's Sentinels as well. Raillefal is suspicious of the Empire and decides to find out more about it, befriending the Yagudo monk Gessho in the process. Gessho shares information about a national treasure sealed in the Hall of Binding known as the Astral Candescence. It is said to have the power to stir astral wind and emanate a sweet inaudible melody that draws people to it. However, the Astral Candescence is housed in a part of Al Zahbi that can easily be attacked by the three beastmen factions residing in the Near East.
The player sees through Raillefal's disguise. Raillefal, who is actually Prince Trion, sends the player to deliver a letter of his findings to Halver back in San d'Oria. At Chateau d'Oraguille, Halver, Prince Pieuje and the commanders of the two knight orders learn about the situation in Aht Urhgan from Trion's letter, the player own account and that of Travialce, a bodyguard who had secretly been sent to protect Prince Trion from the shadows. On discovering that Aht Urhgan might be on the verge of a conflict on the scale of the Crystal War, Prince Pieuje calls for an emergency summit with the three other nations of Vana'diel.
The player and representatives of the four nations convene in Ru'Lude Gardens. Their discussion reveals that the Astral Candescence sealed in the Hall of Binding is guarded mainly by mercenaries and Aht Urhgan's most elite soldiers, the Serpent Generals, and yet kept in a poorly defended quarter of Al Zahbi. Shantotto deduces that the Astral Candescence is in fact bait to lure beastmen to attack the city but cannot find the reasoning for this. In order to obtain more information, the allied nations task the player to return to Aht Urhgan and find out more through his work as a mercenary.
Treasures of Aht Urhgan adds 24 new music tracks to Final Fantasy XI. All tracks from the expansion are composed and arranged by Naoshi Mizuta with the exception of composer credits to Nobuo Uematsu for the Chocobo theme.
Two new chocobo tracks are introduced as a part of Treasures of Aht Urhgan, due to the introduction of a Chocobo Circuit where players can participate in Chocobo races.
Following the tradition started in Chains of Promathia, a new track "Vana'diel March #4" is played once in place of the "Vana'diel March" on the Final Fantasy XI title screen after Treasures of Aht Urhgan is installed.
Three tracks introduced with this expansion - Iron Colossus, Ragnarok and An Invisible Crown - are not included in its Original Soundtrack due to them being released after the OST itself. They have since been included in the Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Original Soundtrack.