East Sarutabaruta  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Sarutabaruta
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 9
Connected Areas:Inner Horutoto Ruins
Outer Horutoto Ruins
Tahrongi Canyon
West Sarutabaruta
Windurst Woods
Quests for East Sarutabaruta
Mobs found in East Sarutabaruta
Items found in East Sarutabaruta

Zone TypeOutdoor
Level Range1 to 9
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesFoV, Digging, Fishing
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The lush grasslands of East Sarutabaruta are the gateway between the Federation of Windurst and the barren hills of Tahrongi Canyon. Adventurers who are new to Vana'diel can often be found roaming through East Sarutabaruta, honing their fledgling combat skills on crawlers, bees and yagudos. Fisherman can drop their lines into the area's two streams, or they can stand on the shoreline and cast off into the ocean.

Yet there's some mystery amid the calm and serenity of Sarutabaruta. Several tree-like towers stand scattered across the savanna; they can also be found in the frigid northlands on the flats of Beaucedine Glacier. Although the towers are considered to be dormant, they were once believed to be embued with magical energy -- though nobody knows what purpose they once served. Through a tower in East Sarutabaruta, players can enter a catacomb of ruins and even track down the great Fenrir.

Points of Interest

  • New players often solo here until at least level 10.
  • Farming Silk Thread and Beehive Chips is a great way for new players to make money.
  • A good first NM to hunt is Spiny Spipi.
  • A stone tablet with an inscription from explorer Enid Ironheart, dated C.E. 777, can be found at K-6.


The Map of Windurst Region, which includes East Sarutabaruta, can be obtained from several merchants for about 200 gil.


Fisherman can catch fish in the ponds at F-9 or G-10, the river at F-9 and G-9 or the seaside at G-12 and H-12.




Chocobo Digging

Screenshots from Windurst Woods:


This page last modified 2009-09-27 21:41:37.

Updated: Wed Aug 26 03:08:13 2009

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# Mar 17 2006 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Im a lv 15 war and wanna know where are teh cardians I went to the bottom tower and it was filled with abts and all kinds of uber weak mobs. I did see a bunch of n00bs get pwned by everything in there they were scremaing relaly loud "help!".
Cant find it
# Jan 17 2006 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
ive been there a couple of times and I havent found the second floor, were is it?
# Oct 09 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Luck Rune at H-10 in Canyon???
# Sep 23 2005 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
569 posts
wrong are sorry

Edited, Fri Sep 23 15:46:37 2005
Fun Leveling
# Jan 21 2005 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
212 posts
my favorite thing to do here is pull things with magic or ranged attacks while i am in the water. If i run for a little bit gaint bees and crawlers stop.
Then i just do it over and over until they are dead.
# Jan 16 2005 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
i like sarutabarta... btw how do i get further into the ruins to the north, i can't seem to et past 2's and 3's but.. i can hunt those nms up there anyways ^^
Secret Beach
# Dec 24 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Anyone know how to get to the secret beach here? I'd be really happy if you'd let me know where it is :)
Mist Cape
# Dec 24 2004 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
I've never seen any of those monsters that drop the cape. Are they hard to find at all?
# Oct 09 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Default
what is this site?? an ffXI fan-site?
# Jun 14 2004 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
nm lol sorry
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 14 2004 at 5:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) how do you fight to lvl up?
Spiny Spipy
# Jan 15 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
I have killed the Spiny Spipy 8 times. It spawns along the south border of the river located in I-6 through K-6 and along the bottom of the little hill at I-7 theough J-7. Killing it almost guarantees 1-2 silk threads. The 8th time I killed it finally made it drop the Mist Silk Cape. Which sells on Pandemonium for 25-30k. It only hits a little harder than a crawler but has around 450-650 hp. I am 32whm/blm so it no biggie. My auto regen covers everything its got. I have seen a lvl 13blm/whm beat it solo though. It spawns every 1-3 hours. It isnt usally hard to find. But the drop is very rare. (It took me 8 times.)
RE: Spiny Spipy
# Nov 30 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
This not rare at all. Friend of mine keeps track of every NM he kills along w/ the drops. He's killed Jaggedy Eared Jack over 170 times, and has not gotten the drop. Now thats rare. If you get a rabbit charm in less than 30 tries, thats some great luck. As for the leaping boots, he picks those up off of Leaping Lizzy nearly every 5 tries.
RE: Spiny Spipy
# Jun 14 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
huh i guees its not im hunting for it tomorrow on 6/15/04!
RE: Spiny Spipy
# Feb 06 2004 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
heh, its really not that rare. ive gotten the cape 2 times in a row. TH helps, always does. now leaping boots...... that is a rare drop
# Dec 09 2003 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
Spiny Spipi is a Notorious Monster, very rare. All NMs check as "There is no way to gauge its strength" no matter what your level is.
east tower
# Dec 08 2003 at 12:07 AM Rating: Default
where is the switch for the east tower
# Dec 07 2003 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
Reply to first Post:
I ran into a Spiny Spipi near the south magick tower. It was chasing some poor low-level. When I engaged it and checked it said "There is no way to gauge its strenght!" Or something like that. It was wAYY Over checked. It had a boatload of hp, yes. And High defense. but it was worth it considering after i defeated it I got a mist silk cape. worth 20-25k at the AH.
Spiny Spipi
# Nov 26 2003 at 9:18 AM Rating: Default
I ran into a NM by the name of Spiny Spipi at around the J-6 K-6 border. Unfortunately, a Japanese player attacked it before I could do more than try checking it. So I've no idea what it drops or what level you should fight it at. I've returned to that area numerous times but haven't seen it again yet. Anyone have better info?

Oh, it looked like a typical crawler. The surrounding area has Pug Pugils, those crab things, assorted Goblins, Crawlers, Mandragora's, and Rarabs.
Northern Tower
# Nov 17 2003 at 3:11 AM Rating: Excellent
25 posts
Had the unpleasant experience of running into Doppleganger Dio in the tower at H3 in one of the side ruins. On the other hand, the level 3 cards there dropped Light crystals which sold quite well.
# Nov 13 2003 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
anyone been to the north ruins(dungeon)? just wondering what is there
RE: huh
# Apr 30 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
there is guards that will kill u there they r simi tough cause the tripple team ya
Going North
# Nov 05 2003 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
Note that the only way to get to the north part of the map is either by going throught West, or running up to where the 2 rivers meet. Everything east of there is blocked by mountains.
Ruin descriptions
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
469 posts
In H3 is a very low level Outer ruins filled with all kinds of renegade Cardians.
I would assume this is used for a mission later, but then why would all the cardians be so low level?
Might just be a leveling grounds

J7 is the Inner Ruins, which you must go to for mission 1.
It also contains the Mahogany Door for mission 4, and the Making Headlines quest.

J11 is another Outer Ruins, which you must go to for mission 2.
RE: Ruin descriptions
# Jan 16 2005 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
How do i get deeper in? i can only get so far in without coming to dead ends, but i can hunt teh bomb kind... dopplegangers.. etc. wanyways^^
RE: Ruin descriptions
# Dec 23 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
The Northern Ruins that have all the Cardians is where you will have to go much later on in the game I think. It goes down to what looks like several levels. I've only made it down to the first drop off to level 2 and there I found a 5 of clubs. As a level 11 Theif, when I checked it, it said "too tough". And part of a mission that I finished earlier, stated that the "Ace" Cardians (level 50+) are at the bottom of that Ruin. So be careful if you plan to go down there...
As for why the low levels are there...? Your guess is as good as mine, but it's a perfect place for low level parties to level up fast. Becuase they all attack in groups of 2 to 4. So you can get some nice exp chains going if you have a WHM with you...
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:46 PM Rating: Default
where are the ruins
RE: ruins
# Nov 04 2003 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
That depends on what ruins your speaking of. if you got a quest at one of the gates asking you to go help some one with an experament try the ruins located at J7 on the above map
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