Tavnazian Safehold  

Type: City
Region: Tavnazian Archipelago
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Lufaise Meadows
Misareaux Coast
Phomiuna Aqueducts
Sealion's Den
Quests for Tavnazian Safehold
Mobs found in Tavnazian Safehold
Items found in Tavnazian Safehold

Zone TypeCity
RegionTavnazian Archipelago
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementThe Mothercrystals
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The proud nation of Tavnazia once rivaled the most powerful city states of Vana'diel. Then, along came the Crystal War and the infamous Battle of Tavnazia. Countless people died in the bloody battle, and the nation was presumed to be wiped off the map when a violent explosion caused the Tavnazian Archipelago to break away from its main continent.

The Tavnazian Safehold endures as a haven for those few who survived the Battle of Tavnazia. Located in caves between Misareaux Coast and Lufaise Meadows, the safehold provides access to a vast network of waterways connected to the old Tavnazian cathedral, as well as a port that once conducted business with the outside world. The safehold is full if interesting residents with intriguing tales about this part of the world.

Points of Interest


The Map of Tavnazia can be obtained by completing the quest Unforgiven.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3


All bodies of water in this zone yield the following:

Screenshots from Riverne Site - #A01:

This page last modified 2009-10-07 23:13:02.

Updated: Thu Oct 8 05:35:42 2009

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i do
# Jul 18 2005 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
i havent beaten all promivion yet (i got 2/3 done mea ****** sucks >.<) but i know were it is it is near delfknutts tower atleast i think it is
RE: i do
# Feb 08 2006 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
Yea i know how you feel i have 2/3 except its not mea, mea was pretty easy.... I hate Holla :/
RE: i do
# Aug 02 2005 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
Well, there is a portal (name escapes me) that you can go through after completing the Promyvions to get to this region. One of them is indeed near Delkfutt's Tower, near the Behemoth's Dominion side, and the other is near Selbina in Valkurm Dunes.

As a side note, the portal won't lead directly to the town. Instead, the one from Qufim leads to Misareaux Coast and the one in Valkurm leads to Lufaise Meadows. From there it is a fairly short walk to the Safehold.
Quifim Vortex (sp?)
# Jul 10 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
208 posts
I just got here last night. Very cool indeed. It was almost as exciting as the first day I played FFXI. Although the vortex to the dunes was easy to find, I read there was one in quifim too. Does anyone know where it is and if so, can you post it?

Thanks in advance.
RE: Quifim Vortex (sp?)
# Jul 11 2005 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
the swirling vortex in Qufim is in the cave on the way to behemeth's dominion, just stay to the left wall once entering cave and you will come to it. The vortex also takes you to Misereaux coast and the zone to Tavnavian is to the SE
So about Promyvion...
# Jun 10 2005 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
258 posts
I have tried every single Promyvion out there, the only one where I actually got to the spire was Mea, but we all died fighting the notorious monster. On the other two Promyvions I only got as far as half way through the third level. Can anybody please give some advice? I'm so ready to go to Tavnazia, see the abstract monsters... new music... less crowdedness.. anyways please help, thank you.

RE: So about Promyvion...
# Aug 02 2005 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
There are Promyvion strategies all over the web. However, there is a reason these areas are less crouded. The Promyvions aren't incredibly easy as you've found out.

The boss can be difficult, and I won't go over the strategies right now. But getting to the tower is simple as long as you kill every mob that looks like it could aggro. Staying together is really the key here. If the group doesn't get seperated, then getting to the spire usually works. The only case where I have failed a Promyvion on the way to the spire was when the group accidentally split and got aggro on each direction. Not a fun day. ><;

Oh yeah, also watch out for the NM on the third floor. That can spell disaster. Just wait for it to move and you should be okay if it is in your way. Unlike most NMs, these are killed once in a blue moon. They will be up and running 95% of the time.

Edit: Just remembered. I also died once when my group's summoner went AFK on the second floor near one of the monsters exclusive to that Promyvion. We made it out... with two people dead. Due to the fact the deaths were of the WHM and tank, the group still remaining on that floor died when the monster re-popped. Couldn't forget that time. ><;

As one last tip, make sure to clear the mobs near a receptile. A mage dying because they were hit by the knockback attack into a group of mobs is not good. Even if the mages need to stand in the range of the special so that they are only knocked back to the edge, the extra bit of damage is okay to avoid aggro. Thankfully some of the receptiles will have a platform made for mages to stand at.

Edited, Tue Aug 2 19:31:50 2005
RE: So about Promyvion...
# Sep 10 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
I have easily made it to every boss spire without having to do much, if any killing aside from the Recepticles and their spawns. All you have to do is have a rng spot the recptacles and run there keeping out of sight range. All the mobs are sight aggro(speculation) so just don't go in front of them. If you do link one or 2 just run to a safe area and kill them or run as far from the group of mobs and die then get raised. Also several groups can go into the promy together and help each other to the spire it is only then when you must have 6 ppl max to enter the ENM and final boss battles.
Good lord!
# May 09 2005 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
How the hell do you get here? I've looked at all the connecting places and they all lead to dead ends! Can anyone help me????
RE: Good lord!
# May 10 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
740 posts
Look at the last thread at the bottom of this page... it talks about how you have to beat Promy Dem, Holla, and Mea first. Then use the Swirling Vortex in Valkurm Dunes to get there.
# Feb 05 2005 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
anyone got any idea on how to play bgw files it said WMP did it but it dont. any ideas?
RE: music
# Feb 17 2005 at 2:43 PM Rating: Excellent
722 posts
There's a thread on how to listen to them here. :)
RE: music
# Oct 16 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
Here is a link to a utility and instructions to convert from .BGW to .WAV files or back.
This would also let you replace the FFXI music files with your own Wave files.


Stinkyfeet - WHM/BLM Titan Server
# Jan 18 2005 at 1:06 AM Rating: Excellent
722 posts
The music for this place is music245.bgw, for those who were wondering. Can confirm this now that I have access here. ^^ The music for Lufaise Meadows (and possibly Misareaux Coast; haven't been there yet) is music230.bgw.
# Oct 19 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Excellent
I haven't been here yet, but if the music for this area is what I'm guessing it is (music229.bgw), then it's this awesome kind of old skool FF town music that's absolutely beautiful.

I remember reading somewhere that FFXI actually won an award for best music in a MMORPG or something like that. Has anyone else heard something similar?
RE: Music
# Nov 25 2004 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
well the music was composed by Nobuo, so i dont see any reason any other MMO would win, although i havent really listened to any of it, i usually have windows media in the background, then turn off ff11's music, however the selbina theme is really awesome
RE: Music
# Nov 26 2004 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
hate to burst your bubble but nobou utetsumatu didnt compose XI, X-2, or KH.

{/cry} wish he had

that concert was the best
RE: Music
# Dec 01 2004 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
193 posts
Actually Uematsu composed 11 of the tracks appearing on the FFXI OST. "Ronfaure" being one of them, was played at Dear Friends.

The whole of FFXI music is a collabrative effort between Nobou Uematsu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Kumi Tanioka thus far. Of the three, Mizuta has the most works on the soundtracks, composing a 28 of the 51 tracks appearing on the Final Fantasy XI 2 disk OST. On top of that, Mizuta composed nearly the entirety of the Rise of Zilart OST(Uematsu did "Dash de Chocobo").

One the overall I would say that Final Fantasy XI's music is pretty tame. It isn't great, it isn't awful. I will say that some of Mizuta's work I find terrible, such as Kahzam and Yutunga Jungle. At the same time I find some of his work fantastic, like Sanctuary of Zi'tah, Rolenberry Fields, and Fighters of the Crystal.

Edited, Wed Dec 1 04:15:51 2004
RE: Music
# Dec 01 2004 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
Some of the music seems to be unmistakenly Uematsu. I don't want to venture any guesses as to which ones, though. You wouldn't happen to have a list, would you?

He is only credited with the musical score heard in the opening CG movie. His name doesn't appear as being credited with any of the in-game music, at least not in the FFXI manual. Naoshi Mizuta is the only name credited there. There are no credits in the Chains of Promathia manual, so I don't know about the music for those areas.

However, I believe Uematsu is in charge of SE's entire music department, so he has a hand in all music in every SE game these days. I remember Chrono Trigger's music was credited to Yasunori Mitsuda (my 2nd favorite video game composer behind Uematsu), but Nobuo composed several songs for that game as well. As an aside, does anyone else think the Heaven's Tower music sounds a bit too much like Schala's Theme from Chrono Trigger? ^_^
RE: Music
# Dec 03 2004 at 5:34 AM Rating: Excellent
193 posts
Here is the list of tracks that Uematsu composed:

Final Fantasy XI OST

Opening Theme
Battle Theme #2
Sometime Somewhere

Vision of Jiraat OST

"Dash de Chocobo"

I have to presume that most of this music is BGM for cutscenes. I can't place most of it, but I can confirm I have heard both Anxiety and Despair during mission cutscenes. I think Recollection may have been during a mission, or the Beastmaster flag quest.

Here are the remaining tracks by composer, for anyone interested:

Naoshi Mizuta

Final Fantasy XI OST

Vana'diel March
The Kingdom of San D'Oria
Battle Theme
Chateau d'Oraguille
Battalia Downs
Rolanberry Fields
The Federation of Windurst
Heavens Tower
Battle in the Dungeon
Saramugue Champaign
Hume Male
Elvaan Male
Tarutaru Male
The Grand Duchy of Jeuno
Battle in Dungeon #2
Mog House
Tough Battle
Castle Zvahl
Vana'diel March #2

Vision of Jiraat OST

Yutunga Jungle
Battle Theme #3
Altepa Desert
Battle in Dungeon #3
Tough Battle #2
The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah
Hall of the Gods
Fighters of the Crystal
Ve'Lugannon Palace
<Omitted Title for potential spoilers>
End Theme

Kumi Tanioka

Final Fantasy XI OST

The Republic of Bastok
Hume Female
Elvaan Female
Tarutaru Female
Ru'Lude Gardens
Shadow Lord

Vision of Jiraat OST


Hope you find this helpful, and please, if I have made any mistakes post them and I will correct it. Also I apoligize, I will try and get some info for Chains of Promathia.
RE: Music
# Mar 29 2005 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Would it be possibble to copy the music files and send them to someone? cuz i play on the ps2 but i rather have the music playing on my PC,its much clearer and louder than my crapy TV
RE: Music
# Jan 28 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
Better late than never. ^_^

Rate up. Thank you.
RE: Music
# Jan 08 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Excellent
2,914 posts
The only Area music Nobuo composed was Ronfaure. The rest is mainly Story, and Battle music.

Naoshia Mizuta also composed 100% of the Chains of Promathia soundtrack.
RE: Music
# Nov 23 2004 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
Unless I'm hearing things, I believe music229.bgw is the music for the Manaclipper. I'll go out on a limb ans say the music for this area is music241.bgw. (Though I've never been here at all so I'm probably dead wrong. ^^;)
RE: Music
# Dec 01 2004 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, you're right. music229.bgw can also be heard while riding the barge in Phanuet Channel. I've never been to TS either, so I don't know for sure what music is used here either.
RE: Music
# Nov 23 2004 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
How can I heard the music?

Only use winamp and select that archive?

Thanks in advance
RE: Music
# Dec 01 2004 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
There used to be a plugin for winamp that allowed you to listen to .bgw files, but the only place I knew of where that plugin was available is now defunct. T_T
The Aquaducts
# Oct 17 2004 at 5:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Go to the bottom floor using the ramp down on floor1. There you will have the Sea Lions Den and the Aquaducts. Talk to the NPC's there and after a cutscene you are allowed to enter. Lvl cap 40 and most things are DC-IT.

There are also evil Tarutaru SMN's in there that will kill you, lol.

Need an alliance of 12 for the mission.
How to get the map
# Oct 17 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
I still haven't figured this one out yet. It's a quest from an NPC starting with a P - he is married to a female elf who seems rather angry.

He tells you that his daughter was kidnapped by a huge monster near the Blueblade area of the meadows. After talking to him and his wife, alternting between the two - get a cutscene everytime, you are asked to find clues as to the whereabouts of his daughter. I checked the blueblade area but there is no ??? or something similar so my guess is that I need to talk to a few other NPC's and gather more clues before I set out and "maybe" kill another NM :/

Edited, Sun Oct 17 18:16:39 2004
How to get the map
# Oct 17 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
"A hard days knight" Quest.

You can get this from the NPC byt he Altar on floor 1 of the Tavnazian Safehold.

Talk to him and he will ask you if you'd like to become a Tavnazian Knight. Of course you say yes, but oh wait, you suck. You you can join the other leage of people, which is like a squire ^^

He tells you to go out and survey the area in the Southern part of the meadows. Leave Tavnazian Safehold and check the map, it's located East. Head there and locate the large wooder lookout point.

When you go into the lookout point you'll find a ???.

If you click this it will say that nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.....oh wait! You sense a murderous presence!!!

Yeah, a notorious monster will pop at the bottom of the steps.

If you are a high level plater (55+) you can take him head on no problem.

If you're a 42 RDM/BLM like me you will die, lol.
Besides that, if you are my level or below you will get agroed by EP, so you need to sneak/invis to the tower. Sneak will wear off when you hit the ??? and it will not stay on if you recast it. So be smart, check the area and make sure eveything is far away from the lookout point. Then buff up, rest, hit the ??? and immediately run down and to the right of the lookoutpoint, there is a ledge with no mobs near it.

You can fight him there without agro from other mobs.

The NM is a Ranger Type Orc and is hella tough for my level. I died 3x as a RDM/BLM so I came back as a RDM/NIN hoping Utsusemi would take some of those arrows that hit me for 68 DMG< lol.

He will stay at a distance if you ran away from him and use ranged. Utsusemi will not last very long as he is quick. Para slow and gravity are your friends. Also, phlanx and stoneskin help a little although stoneskin will be gone in a couple minutes. So switching between stoneskin and utsusemi helps a lot.

The only thing that saved me was Convert, X-potion, chainspell, Pro-Ether, nuke nuke nuke.

Once he is down to 1/4HP he will get close and use a Ranged Attack followed by a Melee attack :/
Bind if you can to keep him at bay.

It was like a 12 min fight but it was fun :)

Edited, Sun Oct 17 18:12:56 2004
RE: How to get the map
# Dec 10 2005 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
Lol, i killed that thing as sam/rdm lvl 51. I planned to use 2h on it but was so weak that i didnt even need it. I defeated it and still had half my hp left without use a single cure.
How to get the map
# Oct 17 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
First of all you'll need to get to Tavnazian Safehold. It's located SW of the Vortex...there's a wooden outloot point close by.

When you get there, look for an NPC named Elysa or something like that. She lost a hairpin and wants you to find it.

Now go to the inner part on floor 1, where the big clircle and altar can be found. Look closely at the INSIDE part of this large circle as there is a ramp up and down. Take the ramp up and continue to head to the top.

You'll find a ??? there. Click it to receive the hairpin. Now go back to the NPC on floor 1 and talk to her again.

After a few cutscenes you'll be rewarded with a map of Tavnazian Safehold and the surrounding areas.
getting to Tavnazian Safehold from Lufaise Meadows
# Oct 05 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
I've posted how I got to Tavnazian Safehold from the Valkurm swirling vortex in the Lufaise Meadows page in case anyone needs to find the safehold. ^_^


Edited, Tue Oct 5 14:50:13 2004
# Oct 03 2004 at 11:35 PM Rating: Default
1,406 posts

Edited, Mon Oct 4 01:30:28 2004
how to get here
# Oct 01 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
you do have to beat all 3 crags to get here. there is no zone enterance, you must teleport here through either a swirling vortex, or through a broken telepoint after all 3 crags have been completed. neither if these will port you untill all 3 crags have been cleared
a whm and smn in our dem Pt had already completed the other 2 crags, and were warped to the medows is this region when they touched the broken crystal after we won.
and FYI, CoP mision 3 "below the arks" is needed to fight in the crags. so zoneing in would give you CoP missin 4, not 2.
RE: how to get here
# Oct 15 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
"below the arks" is CoP mission 2-1, CoP missions are in chapters like rank missions, below the arks is chapter 2 and mission 2-1, 2-2 is "mothercrystals"

once you talk to the correct people in the safehold, you will be given CoP mission 3-1, i forget the name but its a 40 capped venture into the aquaducts to kil a minotar
# Sep 30 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
480 posts
Interesting Note:

An auction house and delivery NPC appears in Tavnazian Safehold upon accepting Promathia Mission 4. Still no info on how to access the boat in Sealion's Den.
RE: Interesting...
# Nov 03 2004 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
yarr i just completed chapter 3 tonight defeating diablos in a bcnm and once you start chapter4 the storage guys in blue turn into jeuno ah only with no lag yay^^
# Sep 30 2004 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
This zone rules! We finished our 3rd Prom BCNM last night (Dem, the easiest) using only 6 people from start to finish. It can be done!

Hint: DMG, DMG, DMG! We had two rangers, a pally, bard, whm and blm.
# Sep 28 2004 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Finished the third Prom last night, this place is neat ^^

Zoning into this place starts Promathia Mission 2, and gives you the title "Dead Body". I'm trying to decide whether or not I like that more than "Follower of the Ancient Flame" (Promyvion completion) :)

The map comes from a quest given to you by Elysia in one of the tunnels close to the bridge on the 'ground' level. It's wonderfully easy to complete, just involves finding a ??? and an npc inside the Safehold.
you gotta beat all 3 BCNMS in Promiyion?!
# Sep 27 2004 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
Ahhhhh fooey! I hope ppl start to use wisdom with others so more ppl can beat the emptiness areas. I hear the BCNM can be a pain but I wouldn't pt with ppl who shout orders, the purpose IS TO HAVE FUN! I WANNA GO THERE THO! oh well might as well get some level 30 equipment! YAY!
Here's How...
# Sep 27 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Excellent
792 posts
To get to Tavnazia you need to complete Promyvion Dem, Holla and Mea. I did this last night and after the cinematic woke up in Lufaise Meadows.

After you leave Tavnazia, you can return via the vortices found in Valkum and Qufim.
ehhh too early to say
# Sep 26 2004 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
That quest for the memories and anima should be updated cuz I wanna know how to get to this area! I don't think you have to necessarily beat all of the Promiyvion. I think only you have to beat 1 but still its too early to say on how to get to this area. My guess is it has something to do with that amulet that boy gave you.
How to access
# Sep 21 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
I've heard that you have to beat all the emptiness areas. All the Promivyon's and then the vortex places in order to gain access to this area and the rest of the Tasvanian crap...kinda like a low lvl sky pass
# Sep 19 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
yeah, does anyone how how to get here? An airship or something?
RE: Where?
# Sep 21 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
There is a "Swirling Vortex" in Valkurm Dunes, at the cave in siren sands. I am told this will take you there. Also I've heard there is one in quifim, but im not sure if it will take you to the same place.
RE: Where?
# Sep 24 2004 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
Yes. There is a "Swirling Vortex" in Valkurm Dunes in a cave at Siren Beach. The vortex did not activate for me, but I saw two other players use it. Both players only spoke Japanese so I could not obtain any information from them.

Edited, Fri Sep 24 20:40:05 2004
RE: Where?
# Sep 22 2004 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
Just tried that, doesnt do anything...
RE: Where?
# Sep 28 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
first you have to finsh the pro dem, holla, and mea to use the vortex
# Sep 19 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
How do u get to this place ?
RE: help
# Sep 28 2004 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
uh read up some not hard to guess


Edited, Tue Sep 28 18:38:42 2004
# Sep 17 2004 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
Where can a map be purchased for this area?
RE: Map
# Sep 28 2004 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
Neat By: Achaius Scholar
"Finished the third Prom last night, this place is neat ^^

Zoning into this place starts Promathia Mission 2, and gives you the title "Dead Body". I'm trying to decide whether or not I like that more than "Follower of the Ancient Flame" (Promyvion completion) :)

The map comes from a quest given to you by Elysia in one of the tunnels close to the bridge on the 'ground' level. It's wonderfully easy to complete, just involves finding a ??? and an npc inside the Safehold."

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