The Dravanian Forelands
The Dravanian Forelands
- 52 – 57
Dravania extends westward from Abalathia's Spine, which spans the continent of Aldenard from east and west. As the name implies, it has long been the territory of dragonkind, who are known to roost near the sacred peak of Sohm Al.
— In-game description
|Area||Points of Interest|
|The Smoldering Wastes|
|Sohm Al Foothills|
Shops & Services
|Merchant Name||Merchant Location|
|Traveling Merchant||(X:32, Y:23.4)|
|Vath Stickpeddler||(X:23.6, Y:19)|
|Vath Vendor||(X:24.2, Y:19.4)|
|(x37.8, y28.3, z1.4)||On top of the arched tree straight ahead after entering the zone|
|(x31.2, y16.8, z1.0)||In Whilom River just north of fork in river|
|(x12.9, y14.0, z1.5)||In the cavern on Mourn|
|(x30.6, y36.2, z0.6)||In Loth ast Gnath just past the second door from the main entrance|
|Some Bad News||52||(x31.9, y23.9, z1)||Unlocks after completing Heavensward MSQ Where the Chocobos Roam|
|Stolen Munitions||52||(x24.9, y19.7, z1)||Unlocks after completing Heavensward MSQ The Nonmind|
|A Lesson in Humility||53||(x16.4, y23, z1.9)||Unlocks after completing Heavensward MSQ A Gnathic Deity|
|The Hunter Becomes the Kweh||53||(x31.9, y23.9, z1)||Unlocks after completing Heavensward MSQ A Gnathic Deity|
|Mourn in Passing||53||(x23, y19)||Heavensward MSQ|
- Brown Bear
- Clearwater Nanka
- Clearwater Ninki Nanka
- Courser Chocobo
- Dragonfly Watcher
- Dravanian Aevis
- Dravanian Wyvern
- Feather Flea
- Forelands Hippocerf
- Loth Cultivator
- Loth Firedrone
- Loth Steeldrone
- Thunder Dragon
- Wild Chocobo
- See also: Sightseeing Log
Players can unlock Heavensward sightseeing logs by speaking to Kester Ironheart in The Dravanian Forelands (X:31.1, Y:22.2). Players must be a Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic level 50 or higher to obtain credit for these sightseeing logs. Vistas are small blue glowing orbs at which players need to /lookout or use another emote. While players need to have flying unlocked, there are no time or weather requirements.
|8||Loth ast Gnath||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:27.4, Y:36.3, Z:1.7)||Lookout||Window ledge (Loth ast Gnath) (Requires Flying)|
|9||Anyx Minor||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:12.0, Y:39.4, Z:1.0)||Lookout||On top of the dragon statue (Anyx Minor) (Requires Flying)|
|10||Anyx Trine||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:16.6, Y:23.3, Z:5.6)||Lookout||On top of the tower the Aetheryte is in, on the head of dragon (Anyx Trine) (Requires Flying)|
|11||The Hundred Throes||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:29.6, Y:6.1, Z:2.4)||Lookout||On the Archway (The Iron Feast) (Requires Flying)|
|12||Halo||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:8.2, Y:6.1, Z:1.6)||Pray||At the entrance to dungeon "Sohm Al Foothills" (Halo)|
|13||Tailfeather||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:33.9, Y:23.5, Z:1.4)||Lookout||Above entrance to town eastside (Tailfeather) (Requires Flying)|
|14||Sohm Al||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:11.4, Y:13.4, Z:6.6)||Lookout||On the cliffside, Fly north of "Anyx Trine" (Requires Flying)|
|47||Whilom River||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:23.4, Y:39.4, Z:0.2)||Lookout||On the side of the mountain. Climb up from the river. (Go to Loth ast Gnath and head west from there)|
|48||Loth ast Vath||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:24.2, Y:18.8, Z:1.2)||Lookout||On a wooden stake sticking out of the mountain (Loth ast Vath) (Requires Flying)|
|49||The Hissing Cobbles||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:34.3, Y:15.8, Z:1.3)||Lookout||On the broken wall, north of "The Hissing Cobbles" (Requires Flying)|
|50||The Danneroad||The Dravanian Forelands||(X:18.6, Y:32.6, Z:0.7)||Lookout||On top of the arch, south of "The Danneroad" (Requires Flying)|
This zone is associated with the following achievements:
|Mapping the Realm: Dravanian Forelands||10||Discover every location in the Dravanian forelands.||-||3.0|
|Freebird: Dravanian Forelands||5||Attune with all the aether currents in the Dravanian forelands.||-||3.0|
Nestled in the eastern corner of the Dravanian forelands, the Chocobo Forest is home to a wealth of flora and fauna, shielded from the eyes of hungry dragons by a thick canopy formed by the enormous caelumtrees. The local hunters named it such, as it also serves as the roosting grounds for wild chocobos of exceptional breeding.
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 by the canopy of the majestic trees that rise high above it.
The Hundred Throes
The rushing river has all but swallowed these ancient ruins at the base of Sohm Al, which now serves as a nest to all manner of beastkin who find sustenance in its waters, and the dragons who find sustenance in said beastkin.
Eorzean linguists theorize that Mare’s Oath actually derives from “Mahr Rohs” meaning “summer woken” in the dragon tongue. However, there are no clues as to the significance of the name, nor of the stone ruins. In the present, the building is both landmark and reminder of a timeworn hunters' oath not to harm brooding female chocobos so that nature’s balance can be preserved.
The Smoldering Wastes
The Smoldering Wastes was given its name by the residents of Tailfeather to the hunting grounds of the Gnath. The area is constantly enveloped with a thick, smoky haze due to the censers deployed by the territorial beastmen to ward off Dravanian incursions.
Loth ast Vath
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.
One An enormous toppled statue of a dragon, it has been said that the Stained One is the last of seven figures which graced the forelands nearly a millennia ago-an ancient tribute to the First Brood. However, the Ishgardian Orthodox Church is quick to dismiss this as yet another heretical fabrication.
Loth ast Gnath
Built from a highly viscous blend of spittle and Dravanian clay, 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.
A multitude of structures scattered across the western forelands give weight to scholars' claim that Avalonia was once home to both dragon and man, despite the Ishgardian church's vehement assertion that most were erected by blasphemers and traitors. In the present day, the territory is solely occupied by the dragons.
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.
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.
The Foothills of Sohm Al
Of all the mighty peaks that comprise Abalathia’s Spine, none rise higher than Sohm Al, the highest point in all Eorzea. These jagged foothills form the base of the mountain, leading down into the forelands from the north.
Ehs Daih means “hole inside” in the dragon tongue, likely referring to the countless natural caves at the foot of Sohm AL. After a successful hunt, dragons retreat to the cool shade of the caverns to feast upon their kills.
The Iron Feast
The Iron Feast was once a place of respite for those who would climb Sohm Al on spiritual pilgrimages. After the betrayal of man, however, it was yet another place ravaged by dragons in their rage. Its name in the present alludes to the abundance of beasts flocking to drink deep of the pure waters which flow forth from the structure—which the dragons then hunt with abandon.
When sensing that they are near the end of their lives, old and wounded dragons muster the remainder of their strength to journey to this final resting place, the vast crystallized caves within Sohm Al.
This ancient altar sits in the fiery depths of Mourn. Once adorned by statues depicting a woman and a dragon, only the latter has survived to the present age. When one lifts their eyes above the structure, the base of the floating peak of Sohm Al can be seen.
When spoken as Anhess Sohr in the dragon tongue, this stone statue alludes to a “blind apology.” It was apparently carved as a memorial and lamentation of how fleeting the lives of men are when compared to that of the dragons with whom they formed unbreakable bonds.
The tallest peak in Eorzea 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. 
- Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume I, page 164