Mount Zhayolm  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Halvung Territory
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Alzadaal Undersea Ruins
Halvung Staging Point
Quests for Mount Zhayolm
Mobs found in Mount Zhayolm
Items found in Mount Zhayolm

Zone TypeOutdoor
RegionHalvung Territory
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementThe Road to Aht Urhgan
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesMining, Fishing
Fellowship NPCNo
Final Fantasy XI


Found across the ocean from Cape Mazklah, beyond the Sicklemoon Straits, Mount Zhayolm is an active twin volcano that rises from the islands of Vozold and Zazalda. Home to the Troll Mercenaries, the Halvung Territory was once recognized by Aht Urhgan as an independent state of the Empire. The constant rain of volcanic ash combined with occasional emissions of sulfuric gas have created a wasteland almost completely devoid of plant and animal life--an inhospitable land that saw very few travelers before the emergence of the Astral Candescence and the ensuing struggle.

Points of Interest

  • To open the Gates of Halvung, first examine the gate and then find a ??? on the ground in the zone. You'll receive the key item Cast metal Plate, which lets you open the gates.
  • Rare and valuable Khroma Ore can be mined in this zone.
  • Parties around level 70 can gain experience points here.
  • Black mages can solo great experience or limit points on Ebony Puddings or Wamoura Princes.
  • The notorious monster Cerberus spawns at I-8.




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This page last modified 2009-11-30 21:56:17.

Updated: Tue Dec 1 03:27:46 2009

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# Sep 25 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
You have to check the Gates of Halvung then go look for the ???. I tried to check the gate then try to look for it the next day. It didn't work.

So what I'm saying is as soon as you check the gate go find the ???. Don't wait til later. i found mine at the South square of J-8 by the cliff.
# Mar 26 2007 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
324 posts
I just thought I would give some clarification on getting your gate key. There is no waiting required or anything. If you find a ??? and it only gives you a message about a piece being loose, that's the wrong ???. I can't remember its exact position but that is a permanent ??? for another quest. FFXI Atlas has all the spawn locations for the correct ??? so keep looking for more and you'll get your key. I found mine south of the staging point at the southern end of the bomb/fly open area.
# Dec 29 2006 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
154 posts
You have to check the Gates of Halvung then go look for the ???. I tried to check the gate then try to look for it the next day. It didn't work.

So what I'm saying is as soon as you check the gate go find the ???. Don't wait til later. i found mine at the South square of J-8 by the cliff.

so you still got it ?

i search for 2 days now and the marks i find wit "???" dont give me they key item

i even visit both gates... check the gate on the other side but that also dint work.

i think my point was at L8 but its also there for 2 days now... does it not move till its checked orso ?

# Dec 21 2006 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know how I would get to D-8 of Vozold Island from the Mount Z Runic Portal??
Mining result
# Sep 11 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
Went mining with 6 stack and no gear (non in sale)

here is the list of what I found

Iron sand
Bomb ash
Moblin gear (helm, mask, armor, mail)
Troll gear (pauldron and an other thing... can't remember name)
iron ore
flint stone
adamant ore
demon horn

there might be something else, but thats what I got

edit: forgot I actually got 1 demon horn out of this.

Edited, Sep 11th 2006 at 5:37pm EDT by Delarius
# Jul 17 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
241 posts
Shoger: The way that quest works, if my memory serves me correctly, is you check it the first time and get a cut scene. Next you have to trade a pick axe to the ??? and you should get another cut scene. They should talk about the pickaxe not being strong enough or something to that extent. After that cut scene, i believe you have to zone or log out(your pick, either way should work) than you have to trade a mythril pick to the ???. These run about 10-20k on my server but if you plan on spending alot of time in the zone, the map is a must. After the following cut scene you should be rewarded with the map.

DragonkingonValefor: Just in case you were wondering, you can also mine up all the Moblin gear, Troll Vambrace(sp?), Troll Pauldon, Khroma Ore (800k -1M on Lakshmi), Demon Horn (20k), and Bomb ash (whoopie...) Just in case you were wondering.

MaatHatter: The way to get past the big doors, is you need to search the area for a ???. There are probably 2 in the area, one is for the map quest and does not move, but the other is for something called the Cast Metal Plate. This ??? moves around the area. You can find the points for this by going to www.ffxi-atlas.com. Just find the correct ??? and check it and you will recieve the key item "Cast Metal Plate". This is the key that will let you through the door. It is a key item so you dont have to trade it and it will never go away. Once you have it, you have it forever.

Edited, Jul 17th 2006 at 10:11am EDT by Manwea
# Jul 17 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
618 posts
Thanks rate up- wasnt sure- no great info out there yet.
I love having a map infront of me and being a explorative BST I am, kinda helps to know how to get to my pets.
my mining expediton
# Jul 11 2006 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
ok while i was getting the key to the door i though i might mine where cerb. pops after i get it i get key (need to touch door then find a ??? ps. map on ffxiatlas for pos ect) it was about 96% moon on dark day the first place i went to i got 3 iron sand and (shocked) 2 adame ores! the rest of spots i found (about 7) gave lil stuff ill update this as i get new items

note: i do not use any mining gear

Adame ore
moblin mask
flint stone
iron sand
iron ore
GL finding more stuff
Map Quest?
# Jul 10 2006 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
618 posts
on my travels to get staging points I found a ??? and got a cutscene about a troll loose/break his pickaxe so he can no longer dig.

Anyway I heard this is for map- you just trade a pickaxe to the spot or is there more?

I looked around and found no info-

how do i get there from whitegate?
# May 14 2006 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
how do i get there from whitegate? i have been asking loads of people on how to get there and they dont know what or where it is so can someone please guide me thanks
RE: how do i get there from whitegate?
# May 14 2006 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
Zone into Halvung on the west side of Bhaflau Thickets (about halfway up the map) and cast Escape. It'll put you near the manhole cover you target to start your map quest for Mount Zhayolm and near the ??? for the Finding Faults quest if you chose Trolls.

Good luck!
Opening gate
# May 04 2006 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
ok went there and fringing found a Cute scene at L-6 u need a pickaxe for the next one. Then something else and safe zone and warp zone at K-6-7. Ok to get threw that gate there's a ??? mark and will give u "Key Item".U must touch door 1st to get item and cannot leave EX. Die and come back get it. ATM for all u going as your 75 and think u can kill all the monster. I saw a whole party of 75 get killed by one. Sneak works most of the time and you probably need invisble by the bombs and pugil. Atm havlung most aggro by sound again except trolls.Troll aggro by sight too.. Also Nm or HNM probably the better word is threw the gate and threw the Fortress name Cerberus. Hope this help u out guys and girls. P.s. My boy Elyrc Help me out with all this and we r trying to getting Khroma ore so he can make his polearm that's why we r here.

Edited, Fri May 5 17:33:53 2006
The gates
# May 03 2006 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
212 posts
Anyone know how to get past the two gates that lead toward the NW corner of Mount Zhayolm?
RE: The gates
# May 10 2006 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah really... I was in there for an hour running the twists and turns. To me seems like I would level BLM to Escape to that area.
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