No man may tread upon me, for I am the sea.
- —N'bolata Tyata, 77th Admiral of Limsa Lominsa
Limsa Lominsa (リムサ・ロミンサ, Rimusa Rominsa?) is an independent marine city state of Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV. Located on the southern coast of the island Vylbrand, Limsa Lominsa is a bustling port and pirate hideout.
On the southern coast of the island of Vylbrand, under the shadow of ancient cliffs worn by the relentless onslaught of the Rhotano Sea, lies the marine city-state of Limsa Lominsa. Said to be blessed by the goddess of navigation, Llymlaen, the city is spread out over countless tiny islands, each connected by sturdy bridges of iron and wood construction, earning her the name the "Navigator's Veil" from traveling bards who have witnessed the city's beauty from afar.
Limsa Lominsa is a traditional thalassocracy, with power lying in the hands of the ruling party and its leader—Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn. Its economy is driven by shipbuilding, fishing, and blacksmithing, but the majority of wealth comes from the lucrative shipping industry.
To maintain the safety of its maritime routes, the city employs a formidable navy known as the Knights of the Barracuda. However, even in the waters nearby the city, pirate bands run rampant, raving and pillaging. Admiral Merlwyb reinstated The Maelstrom to combine the forces of the Knights, conscripted pirates, and Adventurers into a land-and-sea army to combat the Garlean Empire and the encroaching Sahagin of the Indigo Deep.
Landmarks and ServicesEdit
Limsa Lominsa Lower DecksEdit
An enclosure located by the Zephyr Gate leading to Middle La Noscea. A lift can transport players to The Drowning Wench or the Airship Decks. A more secure lift also provides access to the Admiral's office in the Command Room.
This open square is where the city-state's Aetheryte Crystal is located, and where players starting at Limsa Lominsa begin the game. Players may (re)purchase starting racial gear from Brugaire Consortium members here.
The main commercial hub of Limsa Lominsa, several NPC merchants have assorted basic goods. In addition, Market Boards and retainer Summoning Bells are available for players here.
A ferry located to the west of this facility can take players to Vesper Bay in Western Thanalan.
Registered as a trade vessel hailing from foreign waters, this battle-scarred warship captained by the lord of the region's underworld, One-eyed Hyllfyr, serves as a gathering place for brigands, cut-throats, and the purveyors of sundry other breeds of villainy. It is here that the city-state's many pirate crews find new recruits to join their ranks.
- —Vista Record - 002
This pirate ship is located on the docks near Fisherman's Bottom. In 1.xx, it was the home of the Marauder's Guild, but that function has since moved to the Coral Tower.
Limsa Lominsa Upper DecksEdit
The Drowning WenchEdit
A tavern and Adventurer's Guild, run by Baderon. Players starting in Limsa Lominsa will begin their journey starting from here. Inn and Levequest services are also available.
A lift can transport players to The Bulwark or the Airship Decks.
The Seventh SageEdit
An importer carrying exotic goods, all privateered by Carvallain and his Kraken's Arms at the expense of Garlean vessels.
This tower on the north end is the barracks and training facility for the Yellowjackets, the city-state's guard. They operate both the Marauders' Guild and a gunnery range.
A town square near the Tempest Gate leading to Lower La Noscea. A Delivery Moogle and a Linkshell Distributor can be found here.
A fishmonger's shop.
The headquarters of the Maelstrom. Players who are affiliated with that Grand Company can obtain tasks, goods, and create a Free Company here.
Naldiq & Vymelli'sEdit
The Missing MemberEdit
A tavern run by pirate captain Rhoswen and her Sanguine Sirens.
- Main article: Limsa Lominsa/Legacy
Because of its distance from Ul'dah, Limsa Lominsa swiftly became sparsely populated after the game's launch. Efforts to expand Market Ward access and the addition of airships did little to bring crowds back to the Thalassocracy, making it a quiet, low-lag place to craft until 1.23 brought a new battle activity unique to the area called Skirmish.
A Realm RebornEdit
While all regions have undergone drastic landscape changes, the city-states have remained decidedly untouched. The Aetheryte Crystal has moved from its original plaza to the Octant, and Maelstrom Command (like the other Grand Companies) is now under an open shelter. The entrance to the Market Wards has been converted to the Tempest Gate, leading to Lower La Noscea.
In modern XIV, all three city-states see a fair amount of traffic along with Revenant's Toll; since the auction system can be accessed from any city, which city you visit is more a matter of preference, and a decent number of players seem to favor Limsa as a "home". The popularity of Mist as a housing district also helps this, as does its proximity to the Wolves' Den.
Limsa Lominsa appears as the FMS for "On Westerly Winds".