Phomiuna Aqueducts  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Tavnazian Archipelago
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 40
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Tavnazian Safehold
Quests for Phomiuna Aqueducts
Mobs found in Phomiuna Aqueducts
Items found in Phomiuna Aqueducts

Zone TypeDungeon
RegionTavnazian Archipelago
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range1 to 40
Entry RequirementThe Lost City
EscapeMisareaux Coast
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The dark, sprawling catacombs beneath the Tavnazian Archipelago are known as the Phomiuna Aqueducts. Once the source of drinking water for the might nation of Tavnazia, these catacombs are now filled with taurs, spiders and the lost souls of those who died in the Battle of Tavnazia.

The Phomiuna Aqueducts no longer connect to the ruins of Tavnazia, but they can be accessed from the basement of Tavnazian Safehold. The catacombs are believed to connect to the Sacrarium of the old Tavnazian Cathedral. A powerful force in the aqueducts limits the strength of those who venture into their depths.

Points of Interest

The Map of Phomiuna Aqueducts can be found by clicking the ??? that appears on the third map at F-7, F-9, J-7 or J-9. The ??? disappears when checked and respawns 30 minutes later.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3

This page last modified 2009-10-07 23:13:48.

Updated: Sat Oct 3 03:11:56 2009

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# Feb 04 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
The way to counter doom is to turn your back on the minotaur/taurus/stegotaurus before he casts it. In my party all the mages were facing the walls and the tank/rng/rng turned their back to them whenever they were preparing doom.
This way, you'll be safe of doom. With this trick in mind we totally owned the aqueduct.
# Jan 31 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
I founda ??? in one of the Library rooms, but it said "You see nothing unusual here" ???

I want my map... do I have to trade something to the ???

RE: Map
# May 13 2005 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
I'm running into the same problem myself... at this very moment, actually... on the third map, there are two pairs of storerooms/libraries. Two of them are commonly visited, as they're where the Phomiuna Aqueducts mission is completed, these are at F-7 and F-9. However, there are two more storerooms with no connection to the mission, these are at J-7 and J-9. Sitting in the J-7 room, I've found two ??? points that pop and give the message "There is nothing out of the ordinary here." These two ???s pop at opposite corners of the room, and depop on a ten minute timer. If you find it, as I did, in the room you enter, 10 minutes after (give or take the time you missed before finding it) it will depop and disappear, presumably reappearing in the J-9 room. 10 minutes after that, the ??? will reappear in the J-7 room at the opposite end, still with the same message. I'd guess these have nothing to do with the mission or with the map, but are instead for some quest which no one's found (unlikely) or has simply not been implemented yet. In the J-7 room, there are absolutely no other ??? points, so there are no secret doors to be sprung, although the map may also randomly appear there, but it should be easy to identify the map if it did show there because there are no other ???s. I still don't have the map, but when I find it, I'll post an update on where and how...

Edited, Fri May 13 05:50:08 2005
RE: Map
# Feb 08 2005 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
Same Problem found the ???
It said "You see nothing unusual here"

Clicked on it 10 time...
A little help Please..

RE: Map
# Mar 06 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
Yea how do you solve it not giving you anything when you click on it? Do you need to have a certain item or it need to be a certain time of day or something???
# Jan 07 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
Where can I get the map to this area?

please tell
RE: map?
# Jan 14 2005 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
485 posts
In the 4 libraries, a ??? spawns randomly. That's how you get the map.
Retired from FFXI

Found on the page for Hornfly mob:
Aeroin/Kujata/Hume/Male/60rng/30sam wrote:

these dont link, i literally just pulled a soldier crawler with a fly right ontop of it, it didnt link

Cyber is better than a real woman? o.o
RE: map?
# Feb 02 2005 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
So you just click one of the ???'s, and that's it? o_O
# Jan 07 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
double post, sry

Edited, Fri Jan 7 20:23:33 2005
RE: map?
# Jan 24 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
227 posts
tyro.... ;p
Completed Map
# Dec 29 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
83 posts
i forgot to post here when i finished mapping all the hidden areas. so, here is a link to all the maps and connections
RE: Completed Map
# Jan 22 2005 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Your site has the best maps IMO. Thanks for all the hard work!
Great Guide
# Dec 21 2004 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
511 posts
Here is a great guide written for this mission:
# Nov 23 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
After u go upstairs and continue to you get to the ??? with opens a secret door behind it. Once in there u need 8 people...yes 8...and hit all the switches at the same time..once ya do the door will open and you can finish the COP mission
That's not true... I went with a party of 5 and the puzzle is based on the day of the week and it's opposing element. For example: If's it's Watersday you need to pull the Lightning and Water torch at the same time to open the secret door that is on the opposite wall. You do not need 8 people

Edited, Tue Nov 23 15:32:50 2004
# Nov 19 2004 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts

Promiuna Aqueduct Map: Find a ??? which spawns randomly inside the Aqueduct storeroom areas (F7, F9, J7, J9) to get the map. Thief tools needed to open Iron Gate...

There is a third map to this area, which is currently not shown on this web site. The storeroom areas (F7, F9, J7, and J9) are on this "missing" map.

Edited, Fri Nov 19 20:31:29 2004
# Oct 28 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
Beat this area..got to kill minotaur at J-2 on first map (location isnt shown on map but it it there..get there by going to I-6, and go right in the little tunnel. Boss was easy...when u can see him...he will use the pull in ability..so rest before u get even near it. The only thing that sucks is doom....holy water and cursna doesnt always work..so u gotta spam it..and still sometimes doesnt work...sucks to be tank =(. Once finished u need to find a key or use thf tools on the iron gate at G-8. We used thf tools..much easier..works every time i think. After u go upstairs and continue to you get to the ??? with opens a secret door behind it. Once in there u need 8 people...yes 8...and hit all the switches at the same time..once ya do the door will open and you can finish the COP mission
# Oct 24 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know whre to get the map for this are
# Oct 11 2004 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
I did a little sneaking around here and Yes I can claim this is a level 40 Cap Area and is the next CoP mission after the first three Promyvions. Mobs ranged Easy Prey to Incredibly Tough, there are these cool looking Taru Shadow monsters here ^_^ (incredibly tough) a mnk and smn. Also there are those Diremite spiders and bats and oozes, as well as these new Dinosaur monsters one named Taurus which has said to have True Sight(I ran around them, they conned tough) and ladders you can climb, this area looks VERY similar to the Sandorian Jail place(I cant spell that place -_-) also saw Stegosaurs here and since it was a dino I also treated it like it had True Sight so stayed away from them. After a while I ran back to Tavnazian Safehold because I got stuck and couldnt go farther. Hope to do this mission soon. ^^
Tough Area
# Oct 01 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
We went in with an alliance of two partys having no idea what we had to do. We wooped the Minatour and got nothing. We found a door that said it could be opened with a Bronze Key but we couldnt get drop off Fomor's. It's a tough area which can be sneaked through mostly but there are mobs with true vision there. FYI. Minatour uses doom so have Holy Water. Good luck!
# Sep 25 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
411 posts
I believe this area has more maps to it... some secret places i've wandered into so far... might be off the maps on one of these, or lead onto other maps (just like kuftal)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 15 2004 at 8:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) a lvl 75 place whoa
RE: oooooo
# Sep 25 2004 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
This place is level 40 cap. You go there for the 6th part of the CoP missions to fight a Minotaur. I zoned in and found an IT Taru mob. =D Looked like a Taru version of the shadows in Eldieme/Fei'Yin. Too cool for me. :p
RE: oooooo
# Jan 26 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
Taru Taru Fomor Monks use "Shackled Fists" Also known as "Asuran Fists" O_o
RE: oooooo
# Sep 18 2004 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
It just says that cause no one knows what lvl it is yet.
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