Lufaise Meadows  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Tavnazian Archipelago
Min Level: 30
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Misareaux Coast
Tavnazian Safehold
Quests for Lufaise Meadows
Mobs found in Lufaise Meadows
Items found in Lufaise Meadows

Zone TypeOutdoor
RegionTavnazian Archipelago
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range30 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesLogging, Fishing
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


A field of peaceful meadows that are part of the Tavnazian Archipelago - a tiny island off the west coast of Quon which was once home to the proud nation of Tavnazia. Before the Crystal War, this region was actually a peninsula connected with the mainland. However, a devastating explosion caused by a secret weapon of the beastmen resulted in the disintegration of a large portion of the surrounding landscape.

The explosion also sent the nation's capitol, a city built on the profits of its thriving trade business, into ruin. The remnants of the beastmen army remain in control of the archipelago, and until now, it was thought that none of the former inhabitants had survived.

Points of Interest

  • The ruins of Tavnazia can be viewed from the ledge at Blueblade Fell at J-6.
  • Zone into Tavnazian Safehold at E-8.
  • Powerful monsters lurk in the clearing at J-7, K-7 and L-7.
  • Fomar mobs appear throughout the zone during evening hours.
  • The swirling vortex at K-8 leads to Valkurm Dunes.


The Map of Tavnazia, which includes Lufaise Meadows, is a reward from the quest Unforgiven.



Fisherman can fish in the rivers at G-9 or F-8, the lagoon at I-7 and I-8 or the seaside at H-10 and I-10.




Screenshots from Lufaise Meadows:

This page last modified 2009-09-29 22:24:49.

Updated: Tue Sep 29 06:22:06 2009

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How do you gain access?
# Jan 01 2009 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I was wondering how to get access to Lufaise Meadows? I heard that you have to go to the 3 Promyvians (Holla, Dem, and Mea), but do you have to fight anything or just go to one, erase your memory and go to another? This has confused me for a while now, and I hope to get this cleared up, cause I'm lvling BLU and I want to fight the clusters in the meadows for refueling.
How do you gain access?
# Jan 01 2009 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
746 posts
You have to complete all three promies, meaning doing the bcnm for each at the top.
How do you gain access?
# Jan 07 2009 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Thank you for helping me figure this out. It's much appreciated. Well, that's just one more thing for me to do...

Xehgui sighs dejectedly.
# Mar 21 2007 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Ok, i was in Tavnazia an hour early for my LS's Gration event, so i decided to camp Megalobugard, after about 30 mins of camping i was running to the north and in the sky i saw a huge bird in the sky, not targetable, like it was made into the sky, it was grayish purple and looked as if it was flying towards 'Blublade Fell' any idea wth this is? It didn't look like Bahamut and my first thought was that it was a cameo of Phoenis or something. Anyone else seen this?
# Mar 22 2007 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I know that the dragons appear in the sky at sunset and sunrise. You can see them at H-8...but you can see them very good at J-6 above old Tavnazia. There are two of them, and they circle the unaccessable hilltop in the distance at Blueblade Fell. Thats prolly what you saw.

I really wish SE would come back and look into opening more up at Lufaise Meadows, and the surrounding areas. So much unused potential there...and such a beautiful spot! Like old Tavnazia (and the sharks along the shores of Bibiki Bay's islands) the dragons are not accessable for interaction.

I took a picture of me and my gf along the clif at Blueblade Fell at sunset just before the Fomor came out. We used sneak, waited for the dragons and I took a few screenshots. Real beautiful pictures, if I do say so myself. Gonna upload them onto my memory stick and make myself a new wallpaper for my PSP.
# Mar 29 2007 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
That could be what i saw, it was heading in that direction, i had no idea that there were dragons in the sky around there tho.
# Aug 09 2006 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
i have a very stupid question since i havnt even done any promys yet.

is lufaise meadows or w/e the same place as sea?

and i have heard that all you have to do is beat promy dem, holla, and mea. but then i have also heard that you need to beat promy chapter 8 to get access to sea. any info would be appreciated thanks
# Mar 22 2007 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I know that this is late coming, but so is my access to Tavnazia. Almost 3 years and I finally get Promy 1-3 finished 2 days ago.

Finishing Promy 1-3 (Promy Mea, Holla and Dem) gives you access to Misereaux Coast, Lufaise Meadows, and Tavnazian Safehold.

Sea is much later in the Promethia storyline. They are two seperate (yet related) areas.

Hope this helps.
{Supplies Quest} {Where?}
# Mar 20 2006 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
478 posts
San d'Oria finally gained control of the Tavnazian Archipelago, so I got all set to do the supply run: I get to the gate guard, and... nothing. He wouldn't let me flag this supply run, even though I have access to the area. I'm on PM 3-5, would I possibly have to be higher than that?
RE: {Supplies Quest} {Where?}
# Apr 05 2006 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
have to be past COP 4-1 to do supply quest for here
It all makes sense now
# Oct 03 2005 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Story connections.

The passageway at J-8 on the map leads you north east to an area with deadly mobs (good experience area for 70+ people). Abraxas birds like to prey on unwary people. Beyond this area... a little to further east and north you will find Blueblade Fell.

This is, of course, the city from the CGI movie that introduces the game to all new players! Your standing on the cliff and seeing the city completes the game cycle in that you "become" one of the many adventurers who are on the cliff in the opening movie.

Tavnazia was the first target of the combined Beastmen army and this is also shown in the opening cinematic. As for poor young Aldo, I like to think that he got adopted somehow (pirates along the coast most likely), lived in Norg for awhile then worked his way to be leader of the Tenshodo trade organization. The fact that they look the same and play such a heavy role in the story lead me to believe they are the same Aldo!

# Aug 24 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
I had a sudden craving to get to this area, and I did. I worked my *** of for 2 days, surviving crappy promy-parties and various idiots, until I managed to finish them all, and it was definitely worth it. This place is awesome. I didn't get far because I was on my BLM28 and got roffled after about 10 minutes of exploring, but what I saw I liked.
(Just for reference my promy setups were
we beat them all easily.)
Ancient Shield / New quest
# Aug 22 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
A friend of mine found a spot with a ??? in this zone, and when he examined it it said to bring the ancient shield and the pact will be yours. He thinks it might be a quest for a new avatar, though I'm told because of the story line of Windurst missions and the rise of Zilart there can't be new avatars. Does anyone have any info on this spot?


Then I thought you know that kinda sounds like something Bahamut or Odin would say. LOL


This does sound intruiging!
I doubt SE would just cut off the remainder of our beloved Final Fantasy summons at only what we have now... how would Summoner be any fun that way? lol Windurst also has a history of lying about things and covering things up...

Besides if you can find a picture of the FFXI Limited Edition Soundtrack, you'll notice a TON of avatars surrounding a giant (I'm guessing) Goddess Altana, which include a VERY obvious Odin, Ixion/Pegasus and one that could possibly be a Diablos (amongst others, including the ones already in the game).

I'd put my guesses on Odin for this "Ancient Shield" bit, seeing as I doubt we'll ever get Bahamut all to ourselves =P And the fact that the fields seem like a perfect place for an Odin figure, what with all the hellish Fomors lurking around from the dead.

I'm also guessing GETTING this shield will invlove a hell of a lot of work >.< Probably killing all the avatars AGAIN >.< Gawd..

Or of course this could just end up having nothing to do with avatars at all... lol

Edited, Mon Aug 22 18:17:53 2005
RE: Ancient Shield / New quest
# Sep 04 2005 at 7:03 AM Rating: Good
722 posts
Yeah, it has nothing do with Odin. It's for upgrading the relic shield, which drops in Dynamis-Jeuno. I think you trade the shield to the ??? or something and an HNM spawns that you have to kill to get the next stage of the shield.
RE: Ancient Shield / New quest
# Aug 29 2005 at 1:29 PM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
Supposed to be new avatars in the Xbox release. Of course, we'll get the update of whatever they get and the rest in an expansion pack no less.
Ancient Shield / New quest
# Aug 22 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry accidental double post >.<

Edited, Mon Aug 22 18:10:05 2005
How do i get there?
# Aug 14 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
i was wondering how do i get to Blueblade Fell? No one has posted how to get there and i would really love to see the city, thanks.
RE: How do i get there?
# Sep 27 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
There is a tunnel in (J-8) that leads there.
how do i get there?
# Aug 14 2005 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
I was wondering how do i get to Blueblade fell? Its off the map and no one else has made a post how to get there. Can someone help me? Thanks
xp camp locations
# Jul 27 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know where to camp here from around level 72+?
# Jul 20 2005 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
i just noticed ??? here at <G-8> that when checked it says "The stench of rotten flesh fills the air around you. Some scavenger must have made this its territory." seems like it will be for some quest to pop a NM.. anyone have some info on this?

edit: found out its used to pop some "crazy new NM" i dont know what quest its for yet though.. ill try to find out more.

Edited, Wed Jul 20 22:00:51 2005
RE: ???
# Dec 25 2005 at 1:11 AM Rating: Good
97 posts
That one is used to spawn Kurra with adamantios soup. Drops gallard trousers.
Ancient Shield
# Jun 15 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I was exploring this area and well first I found a area with a ??? mark in the forest of Walking trees and fomor's (both EP with low evasion) at (G-6)

and I also found a ??? point in a blocked off cave past the giant birds (which con T-VT to a lvl 69RDM) at (K-6)

and when I clicked on it. it said "Bring me the Ancient Shield and The Pact will be acknowledged."

this got me thinking that there was either a new summon or some new powers for the existing

the I thought you know that kinda sounds like something Bahamut or Odin would say. LOL

Does anybody know what this is for and/or how to get the Ancient Shield.

Allah dosen't have anything on this yet, so just wondering.

Edited, Wed Jun 15 19:49:33 2005
a new quest?
# Jun 15 2005 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
A friend of mine found a spot with a ??? in this zone, and when he examined it it said to bring the ancient shield and the pact will be yours. He thinks it might be a quest for a new avatar, though I'm told because of the story line of Windurst missions and the rise of Zilart there can't be new avatars. Does anyone have any info on this spot?
# May 17 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
In order to get in the meadows, you need to complete the chapter one of Chains of Promathia. You will need to finish the three Promyvions quests. Its not an easy task.

Edited, Tue May 17 23:59:39 2005
# May 16 2005 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
249 posts
How do you get there, is there a tunnel linking (I tried finding for an hr until I finally gave up)
RE: Bluefell
# May 17 2005 at 11:05 PM Rating: Good
181 posts
J-8, its a tunnel with some Wingrats inside. Further you will find some Abraxas and rams, as fas as I know they are lvl 85.Take care if you go there at night, or you will find some evil shadows walking together, known as the Fomors.

Edited, Wed May 18 00:07:37 2005
# Mar 29 2005 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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How do you get here? Do we need to do all of the CoP expansion pack to get here?
# Mar 24 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
Where is the map of this zone?
RE: Map!?
# May 17 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
The map is obtained by completing a quest. The NPC quest starter is Elysia inside Tavnazia Safehold. She will give you the quest the first time you talk to her, its a long conversation. Here is a link for this NPC:
# Mar 15 2005 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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While exploring the area I saw three different elements; Dark, Wind and Lightning. I was able to locate the spawn of the Air Elemental @ (K-9), at the cliffs. As a level 38, it checked IT with high defense.

# Apr 14 2005 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
I saw a dark elemental spawn at BlueBlade Fell or whatever its called....the cliff overlooking the ruined city
RE: Elementals
# Mar 23 2005 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Lightning: I-8, G-6
Air: K-9, F-8 (and i think H-10)
Dark: ???

I really wana know where the dark can spawn, that is if it really does.
Sheep NM
# Mar 03 2005 at 9:44 AM Rating: Excellent
111 posts
I'll submit this tonite when i am not at work.
There is a Sheep NM in here called Padfoot:

Appearance - Look like any bloody oirdinairy sheep.

level - No idea, I was 61rdm/10rng and it hardly hit me. I guess around 40-45.

Attacks - Usual sheep attacks. Sheep Charge and Sheep Song I noticed

Spawn - In the three main area's with Bugard, Orc Gigas and Sheep. Wide scan is a must, hard to find/claim otherwise

Time - not sure on this. I heard it was a 3-24 spawn rate.

Special - There is a slight chance more then one spawn in the same frame. I have seen two of them on WideScan while logging/NM hunting
Second one was claimed as i came near. Killed first.

Drops - Hehe the good stuff for last, Sheep Skin, Lanolin Cube, Earth Crystal, Astral Earring (level 45, converts 25 hp to mp, all jobs). I got one on the second sheep last nite, sells for about 3 million on bismarck
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 03 2005 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
121 posts
Thanks for the info....im going to definitely give this guy a try....i need the earing for my rdm.....damn elvaan mp lol. Rate up.
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 04 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Excellent
111 posts
Any luck on this?
I got some more info. Spawn seem to be 24 hours give or take a few minutes. There are always 3 Padfoot spawning in any possible area containing sheep. Use widescan. Also i suggest going in there with a high level job as most mobs agro to one thing or another until 60. Even then watch out, i got agro from a tough elemental yesterday and barely survived as i was at low MP as 61rdm/10rng. [Sleep] II [Yes, please]

Also i got a second earring of a padfoot again, sold it for 3.3 million. I would use it if i had a free slot, but i prefer my cunning earring, moldavite earring and a healthy set of orange kuchen for MP.
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 04 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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i tried last night for about an hour....no luck yet. I spent most of my time running from H-10 to G-7 spamming widescan....found where megabugard (lol spelling is probably off) spawns. I should have more time on the weekend to give it a try...lol i really need this earing for my rdm.... keeping my fingers crossed....thanks again for the info, you have been extremely helpful.
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 04 2005 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
111 posts
Hmm watch out with the Megalobugard... don't tried to solo it, it's HP regen is huge. I watched a 65 rdm solo it, took him almost an hour.
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 04 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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lol...i watched a 72+ rdm soloing mega....took him around 10-15mins. I might go back with a couple of my friends (lvl60+) and give it a try....i heard its only around lvl 52-56.

Im sitting at work right now itching to go home a play....i really want to find that sheep. Could you tell me the locatios that you saw him?
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 07 2005 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
111 posts
Whoops, late reply but anyways:
Near the Tower on F-7
Near the bridge on G-10
Near the Megalobugard pop around tower G-7/G-8/H-7/H-8
At the Lagoon I-7/I-8
Grass area H-9/H-10

I really suggest widescan (if u have bst levelled use that to claim with charm)

Once every 24 hours hree or four Padfoot will spawn, and after chatting with other campers the droprate is reasonable good BUT
only one of the spawn will drop!
1 Spawn is real, the rest is fake and will drop normal sheep stuff.

I am now 3/3 on this one but a friend of mine is 1/7 (we got last one together)
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 18 2005 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
3-24 hrs Earth time or Vana'diel time?
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 19 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
For 3.3 million you would think that it's 24 hours Vandiel time....? (no of course its real time ><)
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 07 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Thanks again.....i didnt get to try it on the weekend, but i will definitly find time this week.

Do you know any other nms that spawn here? i heard there are ones called nakki, asrai and megalobugard (not sure of the spelling). Do you know anything about them?
RE: Sheep NM
# Mar 19 2005 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Megalobugard and a few Force POP orc NM's related to Tavnazian stronghold quests
# Jan 25 2005 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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FYI the outpost is at E8, just near to the zone in to the safehold. You can do the regional supply mission quest to this region once you are on Cop Chapter 4.
position of stronghold
# Jan 20 2005 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
428 posts
if you look on the map, its the little cave that you see on E-8
# Jan 20 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
i might be going here tonight cause im doing promyvion missions with LS, can anyone tell me where i go to get to the safehold?
Weird O.o
# Jan 13 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Default
i was aimlessly looking around this area and i went to look near blueblade fell. i went a lvl 62PLD/NIN everything in the zone was too weak or EP. i walked down this tunnle and found a type of greater bird. -not a NM!!- what was weird was it was IT++ and slighty bigger then any normal greaterbird... i didant go farther then that. it kinda spooked me a bit.

( make not im a PLD lol evn somtimes checks ++ )
RE: Weird O.o
# Mar 13 2005 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
82 posts
I was owned by that greaterbird at the end of the tunnel. I was coming thru not expecting anything higher than DC at 64 BST and ran right into him. I sent in a courrier carrie and he killed it very fast while i was trying to temp log. He then came at me with a 500+ critical and two 250+ attacks and i was dead ; ;

Beyond those birds (of course i went back ^^) were Tavnasian Rams and some Fomor parties all IT++.
# Dec 20 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
978 posts
This has got to be one of prettiest zones, scenery and music wise, in the game.
RE: wow
# Dec 21 2004 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
100% Agree. I just finished my last Promyvion and was thrown out of the sky into this zone... literally.

It is very beautiful.
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