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026 Impressions026 Shiokaze Hostelry

Roaming vibrant Kugane, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. The breathtaking vista compelled me to sit down, and I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Kugane x:10.2 y:10
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A towering tavern─the largest in Kugane─favored by local merchants and dockworkers and foreign visitors alike. Guests can indulge in Far Eastern cuisine made with the freshest seafood while sipping on fine rice wine imported from Koshu, the main island of Hingashi.
027 Impressions027 Tamamizu

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:25.9 y:13
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An underwater village founded by the peaceful Kojin of the Blue. Though the Kojin are able to survive for long periods without air, they do not possess gills like the Sahagin. So it was that they developed magicks that allowed them to create an immense bubble of air within which to dwell.
028 Impressions028 Shoal Rock

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:32.9 y:8.6
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One of many isles that pepper the Ruby Sea, hemmed in to the north by a circular formation of enormous coral whereupon the Confederacy established an outpost. According to Hingan historians, the isle was formed of magma that spewed forth from Hells' Lid.
029 Impressions029 Heaven-on-High

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:24 y:5.6
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A slender tower of stone stacked to impossible heights, seemingly piercing the very heavens. Aside from a Far Eastern myth that attributes its creation to the kami, little is known about the structure. During a time of war, audacious pirates of the Confederacy made landfall and claimed the spot for their own.
030 Impressions030 Sakazuki

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:31.6 y:37.2
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Its name meaning “goblet,” this island is said to be the birthplace of the Confederacy, where rival pirates first toasted as brothers and pledged themselves to a common cause. Today it remains an important outpost, constantly garrisoned by sharp-eyed guards who keep watch for vessels that sail the Ruby Sea.
031 Impressions031 The Isle of Zekki

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:10.1 y:26.7
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So named as the home of a fearsome fiend, even the Kojin of the Red, who have long dwelled here, came to know the isle by this moniker. An island in truth in the distant past, it was joined to the mainland by magma over the course of multiple volcanic eruptions.
032 Impressions032 Isari

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:6.4 y:10.8
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A small fishing village situated on the eastern coastline of Othard, its name a reference to its livelihood. For a time the Confederacy had something of a presence here, operating out of a little shack and collecting its Ruby Tithe.
033 Impressions033 The Swallow's Compass

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:12.4 y:26.7
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Enshrined within this tomb, his likeness carved on an imposing scale into the cliffside, is the person of Ganen, the great general who united the warring clans of Yanxia to arise as the first king of Doma. A skilled swordsman and mage both, he is credited as the founding father of Doman geomancy.
034 Impressions034 Castrum Fluminis

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:30.3 y:32.9
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Established twenty-five years ago as an advance post for the invasion of Doma, the castrum served for a time afterwards as an administrative center for the imperial occupation. As repairs on Doma Castle progressed, its occupants relocated to the city, abandoning it to nature.
035 Impressions035 Namai

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:34.3 y:18.3
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A village situated amidst the mountains of the Gensui Chain, named for the local word for the aquatic arrowhead plant, an allusion to its long history in rice farming. The arrival of the Empire placed this lifestyle under siege, but through perseverance the villagers continue to hold on to their ways.
036 Impressions036 Prism Lake

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:30.4 y:6.2
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An enigmatic lake carved out in steps, whose waters have taken on the colors of the rainbow. Scholars attribute its beautiful coloration to the rich and exposed deposits of high-purity crystals in the area, while legend tells of an angelic being who fashioned a bridge of rainbow for her mortal lover.
037 Impressions037 Doma Castle

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:14.9 y:6.3
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The seat of power in the nation of Doma, whose dominion encompassed the entirety of Yanxia. The crag-top site was chosen in order to control the One River, an artery of trade and transport and a vital source of water in the region. Under imperial rule, it was made into a viceroyalty and its military capabilities were greatly expanded.
038 Impressions038 Dairyu Moon Gates

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:19.6 y:20.5
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Built into natural rock with openings fashioned in the shape of a full moon, this series of colossal portals regulate traffic upon the One River. The Empire, desiring to exert greater control, further added magitek field generators.
039 Impressions039 Yuzuka Manor

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:15.2 y:31.6
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For generations, the lords of the Yuzuka family faithfully served the Doman monarchy as governors of One River settlements, and this was their dwelling. Razed during the rebellion, a clan of Namazu has since taken up residence.
040 Impressions040 Ceol Aen

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:14.2 y:9.8
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A cluster of ancient stone pillars located near Bardam's Mettle, upon each of which the songs of the peoples of the Steppe are graven. Although the pillars' placement may appear haphazard, when the wind blows through them, they are said to come alive with melodies from ages past.
041 Impressions041 Dotharl Khaa

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:12.2 y:32
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In the language of the Steppe, “khaa” means a spring, and the Dotharl tribe has laid claim to this particular one. It is a rare oasis in the deathly dry climes of the Nhaama Desert, and travelers are strongly advised to replenish their water supplies ere they continue on.
042 Impressions042 The Dusk Throne

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:19.8 y:33.7
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A grand monument marking the sacred site where Nhaama, goddess of the moon, is said to have created a corporeal form of herself and become the Dusk Mother. The sands of time, however, have ever disdained the works of men, and for all its prodigious size, the desert is threatening to swallow it up.
043 Impressions043 Reunion

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:34.4 y:31.9
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Once a united people, the Xaela were divided into over fifty disparate tribes, but by gathering here they may be as one once more. Such was the hope of the Qestir when they founded this hub of trade. Nowadays, in addition to all the peoples of the Steppe, merchants from foreign lands may be seen here as well.
044 Impressions044 Chakha Zoh

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. The breathtaking vista inspired me to prayer, and I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:20 y:12.6
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Resting within this shrine are the bones of a revered Xaela woman who fearlessly faced a monstrous dragon in order to protect her people. It is customary for tribes that triumph at the Naadam to come here to make an offering.
045 Impressions045 The Dawn Throne

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:22.7 y:21.2
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A grand monument marking the sacred site where Azim, god of the sun, is said to have created a corporeal form of himself and become the Dawn Father. Tended and improved over the years by the Steppe's most powerful tribes, it now rests upon the waters of Azim Khaat and is crowned by a magnificent palace.
046 Impressions046 The Destroyer

Roaming spirited Rhalgr's Reach, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Rhalgr's Reach x:10.5 y:9.7
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Over the course of centuries, disciples of the Fist of Rhalgr worked away at the rocky cliff, carving it back to create this colossal image of the Destroyer. By virtue of its size, it is said to have stood defiant through the mad king's savage attack on the temple, and stands defiant to this day.
047 Impressions047 Bloodstorm

Roaming spirited Rhalgr's Reach, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Rhalgr's Reach x:11.4 y:13.9
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Set at the feet of the Destroyer, this monument enshrines in stone the words of a high priest of the Fist of Rhalgr:
A storm of blood approaches fast,
Hells open, Heavens weep.
For no one soul doth lie beyond
The measure of His Reach.
048 Impressions048 The Yawn

Roaming the scarred Fringes, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking night vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Fringes x:27.5 y:35.1
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Writhing with a mysterious pink substance, this cavernous hollow was torn from the earth during the titanic struggle between Omega and Shinryu. In a bid to bring down its steely foe, the primal unleashed a beam of all-consuming light from its maw, the slightest veering of which could have been disastrous for the nearby M tribe village.
049 Impressions049 Ala Ghiri

Roaming the jagged Peaks, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Peaks x:14.3 y:36.6
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Situated along the highroad connecting Ala Mhigo to the rest of Aldenard, Ala Ghiri once served as a trade hub and a vital waypoint for overland trade with the East. Under imperial rule, that trade came to focus upon catering to the needs of the occupation force.
050 Impressions050 Specula Imperatoris #2

Roaming the jagged Peaks, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Peaks x:20.3 y:22.9
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Its name meaning “the emperor's watchtower,” this forbidding military installation is situated at the heart of the mountainous Peaks region. For long years it has cast its menacing shadow over the land and people's hearts both, dominating the skyline as an ever-present reminder of imperial rule.
051 Impressions051 The Sunken Destroyer

Roaming the majestic Lochs, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Lochs x:17.1 y:19.2
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This image of the Destroyer was erected on Loch Seld to mark the Fist of Rhalgr's designation as the state religion of Ala Mhigo. Then, the faith's star waxed bright, but such days were not to endure. Deeming the monks a threat to his rule, the mad king set about their destruction, and ordered his personal guard to tear down the image, sending it sinking to the depths.
052 Impressions052 The Ala Mhigan Quarter #2

Roaming the majestic Lochs, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Lochs x:36 y:33.5
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A residential area situated to the south of Ala Mhigo. Under Garlean rule, it was assigned for the use of the Aan, those lowliest subjects of the Empire not accorded citizenship. During that time, it was also known as the Peregrine Quarter─a reference to the derogatory name by which the imperial occupiers called Ala Mhigan natives.
053 Impressions053 The Statue of Zuiko

Roaming vibrant Kugane, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Kugane x:11.1 y:9.9
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Depicted in majestic detail astride his rearing steed is the great warlord Zuiko, revered founder of Suenokuni. While his realm occupies the southern region of Shishu encompassing Kugane, it must be noted that the port city's administration alone falls under bakufu jurisdiction.
054 Impressions054 Rakuza District

Roaming vibrant Kugane, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Kugane x:9.8 y:8.3
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By special permission from the bakufu, this commercial district enjoys considerably relaxed trade restrictions. Wares find their way here from the world over, as do visitors of all persuasions, who have no shortage of amusements and hostelries to keep them entertained and rested in turn.
055 Impressions055 Tenkonto

Roaming vibrant Kugane, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Kugane x:12.5 y:10.6
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In the Far Eastern tongue, Tenkonto means aetheryte. Since ancient times in Hingashi, the construction and maintenance of these devices have been the exclusive domain of the Onishishu, a collective of skilled craftsmen who jealously guard their secrets. As a portal into Kugane, the area is kept under strict surveillance by the Sekiseigumi.
056 Impressions056 Kugane Ofunakura

Roaming vibrant Kugane, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Kugane x:9.9 y:12.4
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Founded under the auspices of Kugane's lord bugyo, this facility specializes in the construction of smaller crafts and the repair of visiting vessels. Accordingly, the shipwrights employed here are versed not only in local shipbuilding traditions, but in foreign techniques as well.
057 Impressions057 Shisui of the Violet Tides

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:5 y:36.4
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Hidden away at the bottom of the Turquoise Trench, this magnificent palace is home to the Ruby Princess, leader of those Raen who dwell beneath the waves. While its beauty can be appreciated from afar, special permission is required to enter the grounds─a privilege seldom granted.
058 Impressions058 East Othard Coastline

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking dawn vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:9.5 y:19
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Blessed by the bounty of the Ruby Sea, the eastern coastline of Othard has long boasted a flourishing fishing trade, and villages like Isari are a common sight. The region also abounds in natural beauty, as numerous poems throughout the ages will attest.
059 Impressions059 Crick

Roaming the shimmering Ruby Sea, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Ruby Sea x:21.5 y:11.9
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For the longest time, folk gave these shores a wide berth for fear of the kami, who they believed erected the enigmatic tower known as HeavenonHigh. The pirates of the Confederacy harbored no such fears, however, and one day they claimed the land for their own and established an outpost.
060 Impressions060 Imperial Hypersonic Assault Craft L-XXIII

Roaming verdant Yanxia, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
Yanxia x:35.6 y:38.8
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The letters emblazoned upon its rusted fuselage mark it as the 23rd craft of the XIIth Imperial Legion. Dispatched to Doma in a bid to suppress the rebellion, witnesses say it was brought down by the vulpine guardian of Yanxia, to sink to its watery grave at the bottom of the One River.
061 Impressions061 Mol Iloh

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:31.3 y:11.5
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The current home of the Mol, one of the many Xaela tribes that roam the Azim Steppe. Being nomads, their stay here is but temporary, and the turn of the seasons will see them strike camp in search of greener pastures for their livestock. Though quite sturdy when erected, the yurts are designed for ease of relocation.
062 Impressions062 Moai Statue

Roaming the nigh-endless Azim Steppe, I came upon a spectacular vantage point. As I looked out at the breathtaking vista, I knew that I wished to share it with all the world.
The Azim Steppe x:21.8 y:20.3
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Similar statues are said to be found scattered across the world, but it is not known who made them, nor to what end. The absence of horns and the position of the ears have led some to believe that they were fashioned by Hyurs in their own likeness, but there is as yet no conclusive evidence.
001 Impressions001 The Rotunda

In my wanderings through the Crystarium, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
The Crystarium x:8.6 y:11.2
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Upon stepping foot inside the Crystarium, one is greeted by the sight of a stately domed structure, walkways and hallways branching away from its walls like arteries from a beating heart. Constructed of elegant black iron and sheets of shimmering crystal, it is in the visitor's heart that this building is like to remain.
002 Impressions002 Musica Universalis

In my wanderings through the Crystarium, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
The Crystarium x:10.4 y:13.1
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The largest marketplace in the Crystarium. Though perhaps overly grand in title, Musica Universalis is nevertheless an impressive sight. Its shelves groan under the weight of overwhelming variety, including wares manufactured by the Crystalline Mean and exotic goods imported from locales as distant as Kholusia and Amh Araeng.
003 Impressions003 The Cabinet of Curiosity

In my wanderings through the Crystarium, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
The Crystarium x:9.9 y:5.8
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This towering vault contains countless scrolls, tomes, and moldering manuscripts salvaged from the furthest reaches of Norvrandt. Representing the grammarian branch of the Trivium, the Cabinet welcomes visitors in search of anything from the most complex academic texts to the illustrated works of children.
004 Impressions004 Rapture

In my wanderings through the Crystarium, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
The Crystarium x:11 y:4.7
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Found in the northern district of the Crystarium, these elegant towers serve a myriad of functions. For refugees of the Flood, Rapture provided not only dwellings, workshops, and defensive facilities, but also a much-needed reprieve from the prevailing sense of despair and constant danger.
005 Impressions005 Temenos Rookery

In my wanderings through the Crystarium, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
The Crystarium x:7.3 y:9.7
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Managed almost exclusively by the Zun, this rookery echoes with the sounds of creatures great and small, from the clucks of chickens to the kwehs of chocobos. Said to describe a “sacred enclosure,” the name is a reference to the legendary roosts of the amaro, and indeed, many an amaro is raised from egg to adult within the rookery's well-tended grounds.
006 Impressions006 The Glory Gate

In my wanderings through the city of Eulmore, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Eulmore x:11.7 y:8.4
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This grand entrance leads into the Buttress layer of Eulmore─a sudden and jarring shift into a world of splendor. Crowds of hopeful petitioners yearn for the chance to pass through its ironbound doors, but the path to “glory” is far narrower than the width of the gate would suggest.
007 Impressions007 The Derelicts

In my wanderings through the city of Eulmore, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Eulmore x:12.5 y:14
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This shanty town provides shelter for the destitute masses which huddle around the base of Eulmore. Many have built shacks with planks scavenged from the derelicts─sea vessels left to rot once the Flood of Light made the oceans impassable─while others simply squat in whatever remains of the ships' broken hulls.
008 Impressions008 Eulmoran Army Headquarters

In my wanderings through the city of Eulmore, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Eulmore x:11.1 y:11.3
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The offices of the vaunted Eulmoran military. Though once ensconced in the Canopy above, the change in policy which accompanied Lord Vauthry's investiture as ruler saw the army fall in prominence, its officers relegated to the mid-layer chambers which once served as the city's gaol.
009 Impressions009 The Beehive

In my wanderings through the city of Eulmore, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Eulmore x:12.3 y:10.4
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The Beehive is a place of noise and excitement─a little sting to invigorate the safe, pampered lives of Eulmore's free citizens. Regardless of gender, this establishment's bonded workers are often called “honeybees,” while the owner reigns above them as “queen.”
010 Impressions010 Fort Jobb

In my wanderings through Lakeland, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Lakeland x:37.4 y:20.9
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Once the forward base of a long-faded knightly order, these ruins were repurposed to serve as a defensive outpost for the Crystarium guard. The architectural remnants of the Church of the First Light now merely hint at the majesty of a bygone era.
011 Impressions011 Radisca's Round

In my wanderings through Lakeland, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Lakeland x:18.4 y:18.7
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Located in the center of Lakeland, this watchtower is named in honor of a soldier who saved countless lives when he warned of a flying swarm of sin eaters. The soldier himself was slain in battle, having chosen to remain at the tower and delay the eaters' pursuit.
012 Impressions012 Laxan Loft

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Lakeland x:22.1 y:15.1
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In the old tongue of the elves, “Laxan” is the word for “Lakeland,” and it is here that the region's erstwhile king set his throne. The castle is also infamous as the site of a historical conflict, where the Shadowkeeper led a force of elven dissidents in a final, bloody uprising.
013 Impressions013 The Ostall Imperative

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Lakeland x:6.3 y:15.2
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The well-preserved remnants of a fortress dating back to the glory days of Lakeland. This imposing structure was named in honor of one Ser Ostall, who, according to the tales, ordered his men to stand their ground against a ravening horde of sin eaters. The knight himself refused to fall, holding off the abominations until the smallfolk had reached safe refuge.
014 Impressions014 The Hour of Certain Durance

In my wanderings through Lakeland, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Lakeland x:8.7 y:22.9
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These crumbling ruins are all that remains of a Lakeland prison. To the east, at the base of the cliff, can be seen another memory of the past─the domiciles of the prison wardens. Once known by a less-somber name, “Mortal Irons” is thought to better reflect the settlement's abandoned state and the transient fate of its residents.
015 Impressions015 Sullen

In my wanderings through Lakeland, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Lakeland x:21.5 y:36.2
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Weed, Brick, Knot, and Lap─the fishing village of Sullen sprawls across these four small islands, its bridges connecting each location to the next, and thence to the shore of the Source itself. The settlement's name, it seems, was agreed upon as a self-deprecating nod to the oft-creased brows of its resident fishermen.
016 Impressions016 Cracked Shell Beach

In my wanderings across Kholusia, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Kholusia x:33.2 y:28.9
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When questioned on the rather prosaic name of this coastline, the inhabitants of nearby Stilltide simply point to the carpet of broken seashells. In earlier days, they say the beach was crowded with the comings and goings of local fishermen, but now it is mostly the boots of barbaric hobgoblins leaving tracks along the pebbled shore.
017 Impressions017 White Oil Falls

In my wanderings across Kholusia, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Kholusia x:28.8 y:22.1
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This waterfall marks the midpoint of Watts River. The sluggish current sends water over the cliff with little force, the cascade cleaving closely to the rock as it plunges down from an impressive height. Upon observing this almost-viscous flow, a renowned poet is said to have likened the falls to an enormous trickle of oil.
018 Impressions018 Gatetown

In my wanderings across Kholusia, I found myself pausing in wide-eyed wonder as I looked out upon the view before me. I knew that I must capture this sight in ink, lest others simply pass it by.
Kholusia x:23.6 y:38.1
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Gatetown is a haphazard mess of shacks and lean-tos─the result of refugees throwing up shelters as they await their chance to embrace the comforts of Eulmore. Though living conditions can best be described as “abysmal,” the regular distribution of meol and minimal risk of eater attacks has only seen the population increase over time.
019 Impressions019 Wright

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Kholusia x:18.2 y:29.3
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A farming village in the southern reaches of Kholusia. The residents of Wright have refused the largesse of Eulmore, preferring instead to subsist upon barley, vegetables, and other crops cultivated through time-honored methods. Their independence cost them dearly, however, when the appearance of a stray sin eater ended in unspeakable slaughter.
020 Impressions020 The Ladder

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Kholusia x:12.1 y:22.1
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This enormous mechanism facilitates travel between Kholusia's lowlands and highlands. Its gears once driven by the tireless Talos of Daedalus Stoneworks, the apparatus fell into disrepair after said company retired its operations in the region─a development which all but halted trade with the highland dwarves.
021 Impressions021 Tomra

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Kholusia x:13.6 y:9.9
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One of the dwarven settlements which dot the slopes of Mt. Gulg, Tomra is home to a sizable branch of the Tholl family. Every building is constructed on a scale to cater to the diminutive inhabitants, giving taller races the impression of a village built in miniature.
022 Impressions022 The Duergar's Tewel

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Kholusia x:37.1 y:11.5
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The far end of the Dwarven Hollows opens up into a great, crater-like expanse. Geysers here spew volcanically heated water high into the air, spraying the uncaring dwarves as they mine deposits of sulphur and other valuable minerals.
023 Impressions023 The Red Serai

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Amh Araeng x:33.2 y:13.7
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This amaro roost was established by Crystarium merchants plying their trade in Amh Araeng. Tucked within the foreboding walls of Qasr Sharl, the waypoint and its stockpiled goods are well protected from both predators and windblown sands.
024 Impressions024 Mord Souq

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Amh Araeng x:25.3 y:16.6
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The Mord have long dwelled in Amh Araeng, and this “souq” or “city” serves as a marketplace to display the curious wares they gather from every corner of the badlands. Merchants and collectors from across Norvrandt can be seen here purchasing ores, oddities, and the relics of Nabaath Areng.
025 Impressions025 The Pristine Palace of Amh Malik

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Amh Araeng x:28.5 y:31.9
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In the common tongue, “amh malik” translates into “majestic king,” and it was within this royal residence that was housed the core of Nabaath Areng's political and military might. When the Flood came, however, it was halted moments too late─half the palace toppled before a titanic wave of Light like a sand castle caught by the tide.
026 Impressions026 Mount Biran Mines

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Amh Araeng x:22.1 y:9.4
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The shafts carved into the side of Mount Biran were the center of a large-scale mining operation which employed the relentless strength of an army of Talos. As is the case with Garik, Kelk, and many other places in the region, “Biran” was a name taken from a Ronso of historical note.
027 Impressions027 Twine

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Amh Araeng x:11.1 y:16.9
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In days past, Nabaath Areng contracted a Talos engineer to establish its mining railway, and these cabins were built to provide lodgings for the laborers who would lay the trolley tracks. The settlement was later maintained as a miners' village, but its dwindling population has mirrored the steady decline of the mining industry.
028 Impressions028 Kelk

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Amh Araeng x:20.4 y:21.3
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The ruins of a Ronso settlement. Residents abandoned Kelk for the cities long before the Flood arrived, and thus it is known amongst scavengers as a prime location for finding trinkets and relics untouched by conflict.
029 Impressions029 Lydha Lran

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Il Mheg x:14.8 y:31.9
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Finding it abandoned by its former inhabitants following the events of the Flood, the pixies have claimed this Voeburtite village as their own. The fae have continued the villagers' practice of keeping sheep, making use of the weed-choked pens to raise and milk their woolly livestock.
030 Impressions030 The Bookman's Shelves

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Il Mheg x:8.7 y:16.8
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Lately the borrowed residence of a foreign scholar, this manor once belonged to a Voeburtite lord known for the eclectic nature of his hobbies. In a miraculous turn of events, the noble's extensive collection of books and academic apparatus have largely been left undisturbed by curious pixie hands.
031 Impressions031 Pla Enni

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Il Mheg x:20.2 y:4.6
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Known for their harmonious relationship with the now-faded Kingdom of Voeburt, the Nu Mou people reside in this cavern under the leadership of their elder, Wyd Aenc. As well as being the name of the village, “pla enni” is a variety of mushroom the Nu Mou grow to incredible size─large enough for them to hollow out and use as comfortable dwellings.
032 Impressions032 Deepwood Swim

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Il Mheg x:21.4 y:20.9
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In the time of Voeburt, when Lyhe Ghiah was yet known as Gruenes Licht, these ruins were a thriving castle town. Now they languish at the bottom of Longmirror Lake, submerged in the waters drawn forth by the Fuath as the faeries laid claim to Il Mheg.
033 Impressions033 Lyhe Ghiah

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Il Mheg x:20.8 y:16.2
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Once the royal seat of Voeburt, Lyhe Ghiah later became a prison for Titania when the faerie king succumbed to the aether of a slain Lightwarden. The castle's name has its origin in both the faerie and Voeburtite tongues, the words thought to translate as the “wings of dreams.”
034 Impressions034 Saint Fathric's Temple

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Il Mheg x:35.7 y:24.8
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This secluded mountain shelf was favored by Saint Fathric of the Church of the First Light as a place to perform rites of penance. Amongst the faeries of Il Mheg, only the Nu Mou would remember or understand the significance of the location's history.
035 Impressions035 Fort Gohn

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:13.6 y:32.4
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Built by the Night's Blessed, little now remains of this wooden fortification. By all accounts, a fire broke out during a sin eater attack, and even before the violence had ended, the compound had collapsed into a charred ruin. Survivors of the slaughter had had no choice but to relocate to the nearby Slitherbough.
036 Impressions036 Fruit of the Protector

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:8.9 y:25.1
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Cradled within the branches of a giant tree, this immense crystal boulder is suspended above the waters of Lake Tusi Mek'ta. The “Fruit of the Protector,” as it is known, has been the subject of worship since the time of the Ronkan Empire, and even now folk tell the legend of the great entity believed to be cocooned within.
037 Impressions037 The Covered Halls of Dwatl

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:4.4 y:27.2
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One of the sacred temples built by the Ronkans, these stone halls were safeguarded by a sect of priests even after the fall of the empire. The rising waters of the lake, however, could not be denied, and rumors persist of a secret treasure which was swallowed along with the temple.
038 Impressions038 Lozatl's Conquest

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:14.1 y:18.3
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According to Ronkan legend, the great steps of this waterfall were carved by the giant Lozatl. Historians speculate that this mythical figure was, in fact, an early form of Talos, and likely the selfsame construct responsible for building Ronka's resplendent places of worship.
039 Impressions039 Fanow

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:29.1 y:19
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Unfailingly loyal to the last-known commands of the Ronkan emperor, the Viis of this village have protected the ruins of Rak'tika for countless generations. With many of its sister settlements destroyed by the Flood of Light, however, Fanow faces an uncertain fate in its isolation.
040 Impressions040 The Morning Stars

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The Rak'tika Greatwood x:26.4 y:9.9
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These pyramids were built to venerate the four chief deities of the Ronkan religion: Ox'Gatorl, keeper of flame; Ox'Charl, keeper of the winds; Yx'Lokwa, bringer of rain; and Yx'Anpa, bringer of the harvest. For the inhabitants of Fanow, guardians of Ronka's heritage, there are few sites more sacred.
041 Impressions041 The Ondo Cups

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The Tempest x:33 y:16.2
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Hidden at the bottom of the Tempest, this Ondo settlement was established by those few foragers who escaped the Flood's destruction of their homeland. The “Cups” has its origin in the hollows on the shore which remain filled with seawater when the tide recedes─a symbol of the Ondo's fortunate refuge.
042 Impressions042 The Workbench

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The Tempest x:34.5 y:25.5
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This facility was built by a Crystarium native─a genius artisan seeking to escape from the distractions of the outside world. Although he simply calls the place his “Workbench,” the mundane naming is at odds with the fantastical concept of a forge constructed malms beneath the ocean.
043 Impressions043 Where the Dry Return

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The Tempest x:37.1 y:6.6
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When the Ondo beheld the coral within this cavern, its crimson branches put them in mind of a land-dweller's veins─thus began the legend that it was a resting place for finless ones who had perished at sea. It was not until recently, however, that folk from the surface learned the reason behind the rather ominous-sounding name.
044 Impressions044 Purpure

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The Tempest x:34.3 y:30.6
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The Ondo use the shells they gather from this cave to make dye, the purple hue prized as a symbol of nobility. It is said that Eulmore's obsession with the color purple can be traced back to these underwater origins.
045 Impressions045 Amaurot

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The Tempest x:13.7 y:36.8
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If Ondo testimony is to be believed, this vast city simply appeared overnight. Unlike the ancient remnants which endure silently upon the sea floor, its illuminated towers are of a decidedly different nature─a meticulously new and vibrant metropolis, compelling in its mystery.


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