Valkurm Dunes  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Zulkheim
Min Level: 15
Max Level: 30
Connected Areas:Abyssea-Misareaux
Gustav Tunnel
Konschtat Highlands
La Theine Plateau
Quests for Valkurm Dunes
Mobs found in Valkurm Dunes
Items found in Valkurm Dunes

Zone TypeOutdoor
Level Range15 to 30
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesChocobo Digging, fishing
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


This enormous expanse of dunes can be found along the Bhefhel Gulf. While a majority of the surrounding coastline is too shallow for larger sea vessels, one natural harbor does exist. Near this harbor lies the independent port town of Selbina.[1]

Points of Interest


The map of Konschtat Highlands is included in the Map of San d'Oria Area, which can be purchased from most any Map Dealer.

Map 1

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This page last modified 2009-09-13 10:52:31.

Updated: Thu Sep 3 23:26:00 2009

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# Dec 10 2003 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
310 posts
On the note that the possible place to find ghouls: It is near trees. They hardly ever spawn somewhere where there are no trees. So if U wan't to gain skulls go to areas like for instance: j-6 i-7 and f-7. That is where we almost find Ghouls. And really watch out for those Bogys...
# Dec 10 2003 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
I got a map from Bastok Market from the map seller. Sure the same goes for the other nations.
Dunes map
# Dec 08 2003 at 5:39 AM Rating: Default
does anyone know where to find/buy a dunes map?
# Dec 07 2003 at 3:30 AM Rating: Default
where might one find the map for this reigon?
RE: map
# Aug 29 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
buy the map of the San D'Oria reigon, it contains the dunes
# Dec 06 2003 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
Theres a Dungeon.. Fairly High lvl one.. through a little tunnel not on the map.. it begins at C-6 and leads to a secret beach.. then from there you go left on the beach till you hit a tunnel. from what I saw it was lvl 40-70.. with mostly high 60's and 70's in there.. must be good drops..
RE: Dungeon?
# Apr 27 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
Gustav Tunnel, good place to lvl at lvls 45-60, that and the Boyhada tree

Edited, Tue Apr 27 16:58:39 2004
# Nov 30 2003 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
this is definitally the greatest place to train at lvl 13 and up, thats if you are with an experianced party. i went there at lvl 13, i was with 5 others all lvl 13, white mage, 3 warrior (including me), monk, and a theif. we all lvled up to 15 within an hour, it was amazing. at one point we got to exp. chain 8. we would have went higher but couldn't find any more lizards or anything to fight lol. at lvl 13 i was getting around 180-220 exp per fight!!! that is amazing. we didn't even really go in that far, just stayed in the beggining fighting tinkerers, ambushers, and mist lizards, ohh not to mention those nasty star bats, they make a challenging fight, but its defitally worth it. so i just have to say if you want quick lvls i recomend training here.
RE: kujja
# Mar 14 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
Um..... EXP chain #8? That's a lie, EXP chain max is #5, lying isnt gonna make you cooler...
RE: kujja
# Mar 14 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sun Mar 14 14:31:20 2004
RE: kujja
# Jan 07 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
i am a lvl. 22 warrior, and this place is also a really good place to solo at, if u want to get 35 xp points, oh and its also home to a valkurm emporer, watchout for that its real tough, and u are weak, so hurrah!!!!!!!!![quote][/quote]
# Nov 23 2003 at 10:34 PM Rating: Default
Is there a zone-out in that little northwest outshoot at C6?
The Tunnel
# Nov 20 2003 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
722 posts
Yeah, from Konschtat head to the north-west corner of that little area and there's a tunnel that leads to the dunes.
Watch for Gobs, and the Sand Bats in the tunnel go aggro.
konschtat entrance
# Nov 20 2003 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
On the map the area with the konschtat entrance appears to be cut off from the rest of the zone. Is it possible to reach the entire zone from konschtat
RE: konschtat entrance
# Nov 23 2003 at 6:12 AM Rating: Excellent
374 posts
Yah, there's just a little tunnel there between the two "broken" pieces.
thieves are your friends
# Nov 19 2003 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
have a thief with treasure hunter ability join you on your hunt. we killed 3 ghouls in a row and saw 3 skulls in a row. happy hunting :)
# Nov 15 2003 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
Level 15 seems to be a bit high, fought there today with good success in the beginning with a group mostly level 12, one 13 and one 14 (full group).
ghouls elsewhere
# Nov 12 2003 at 5:13 PM Rating: Default
Had a level 60 whm help me do mine in about 30 minuts. Got the apron and worm here but we went to a some sort of mine zone that was adjacent to the Konschtat Highlands. There were plenty of ghouls a little ways in there and we got 2 in about 10 minuts time. The dungeon seemed to be a place for lvl 16 - 19 or so (in the front where I was).
skull drops
# Nov 12 2003 at 2:28 AM Rating: Default
I was grouping here today with a party of 18-20 and we were at F-7.. a ghoul pops there after 0:28 and out of 4 ghouls (4 days pass) we got 3 skulls.. the thing is they all rotted cuz we all already had it ><
# Nov 12 2003 at 1:47 AM Rating: Default
this is really getting frustrating.. been here for about 14 hours seen 3 skulls drop and missed rolls on them. ive seen skulls drop 1/2 about but i rarely ever find the ghouls wasting so much time on this is there any other way to get the dang skull 4 people in my group needed it too.
RE: pissed
# Aug 30 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
Try the Gusgen Mines, thats where i got mine.
# Nov 11 2003 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
Hello anyone knows where the Valkrum Emperor spawns at?? And what kind of PT do you need to kill him... He drops a nice THF headgear!!

RE: Emperor
# Nov 28 2003 at 1:15 AM Rating: Default
I destroyed me today in F-7
Emperor Headpiece
# Nov 24 2003 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
Such an item would be a great find, any details for finding this item would be greatly appreciated as it is better than the fabled leaping boots.
# Nov 07 2003 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default
i heard there where ghouls in this zone any one no where they are?
RE: ghouls?
# Nov 07 2003 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
Yes, there are ghouls in this area. You need to fight them to get the Magical Skull drop that allows you to finish the subjob quest.

I've never really pinpointed any specific place they are - but most siting are around places with trees. Overall, they're all over the map, but only at night!
RE: ghouls?
# Nov 10 2003 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
Ghouls are rare spawns. They appear to be able to spawn pretty much anywhere in the area, although as mentioned, some spots in the area are more likely spawn points than others (dunno why this is). Even so, its possible to get your group in a likely spot and have them there for a few game nights without seeing a single ghoul, and at other times, you might see a couple of ghouls every night.

Even then, the skull is a somewhat rare drop. Someone mentioned to me yesterday that their Gusgen Mines group (ghouls are also in Gusgen Mines, which is a difficult dungeon for most people hanging out in Valkurm Dunes) slaughtered about 50 ghouls without getting a single skull to drop. This is an extreme case, however, and the more common drop rate seems to be about 8-10 ghouls per skull.
RE: ghouls?
# Aug 30 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
I got help from a high level WHM (cant remember the exact level) in the mines, and the first goul we killed dropped a skull.

Edited, Mon Aug 30 14:31:34 2004
RE: ghouls?
# Dec 24 2003 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
If you don't feel like trying to get a skull u can take the selbina ship over to mhura and do that version of the sub-quest. It's A LOT harder becuase you have to fight bogies but quicker. I think the Selbina one and the Mhura one are equally challenging in my opinion, but just a suggestion.

You might wanna get a 30+ friend for the bogies.
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