|Region:||The Gustaberg Front|
|This Area requires Wings of the Goddess|
|Connected Areas:||North Gustaberg (S)|
|Quests for Bastok Markets (S)|
|Mobs found in Bastok Markets (S)|
|Items found in Bastok Markets (S)|
A war within the war rages in the Republic of Bastok. As the nation's legions of fighters continue to suffer heavy losses in the Crystal War, ongoing conflicts between the Humes and Galkas continue to fray the republic at its seams. Bastok's political climate is also in turmoil. Several political leaders were recently assassinated by Tonberries working for the Shadow Lord, and Selbina attempted to declare independence from the republic -- a revolution quickly thwarted by President Prien and his military forces. Meanwhile, the nation's Galka population is frustrated with Prien's inability to improve their living conditions, despite their intense labor in mining and construction to shoulder Bastok's economy. The Galkas miss their iconic leader, Raogrimm, who disappeared a decade earlier in the allied mission to the Northlands.
Outside Bastok, the Crystal War rages on. The republican armies recently suffered a crucial loss in Grauberg at the hands of the Sahagin, and Quadav have taken control of the entrance to Palborough Mines. Adventurers are assisting the nation in several campaign operations against the beastmen, but the fight -- both outside and within -- is far from over.
The Map of the Bastok Area can be purchased for 200gil.