Valley of Sorrows  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Vollbow
Min Level: 60
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Cape Teriggan
Quests for Valley of Sorrows
Mobs found in Valley of Sorrows
Items found in Valley of Sorrows

Zone TypeOutdoor
Level Range60 to 75
Entry Requirementnone
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


This small secluded area, accessible only from Cape Teriggan, is home to the Adamantoise and the Aspidochelone, mammoth reptiles which are a rare sight for any adventurer. Only a handful of these creatures are known to exist in Vana'diel.

Points of Interest


The Map of the Volbow region, which includes the Valley of Sorrows, can be purchased for 3,000 gil from Ashu Bolkhomo in Rabao.

Screenshots from Valley of Sorrows:

This page last modified 2009-12-19 21:02:43.

Updated: Thu Oct 1 19:21:49 2009

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Secret revealed!! =O
# May 27 2006 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
2,473 posts
Little known fact: The Valley of Sorrows is actually a lush tropical paradise. The community just named it the "Valley of Sorrows" to deter excessive tourism.
# Jan 19 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Excellent
5 posts
The name of this map describes exactly how you feel after being in a raptor party for 6 hours
RE: raptors
# Dec 06 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Excellent
84 posts
actually, I'm getting pretty good exp right now.
galka pld, whm/smn (me), thf, drk, rdm, blm.

and much more enjoyable as a white mage than crabs >.<... you only need to use viruna on the pld, maybe the mages if hate is unchecked ^^..

You also get plenty of Raptor skins, which sell for 40k a stack on Unicorn server.

Edited, Tue Dec 6 01:38:49 2005
# Dec 09 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
There has to be some hidden stats to this.
RE: hidden?
# Jun 28 2005 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Well yeah. There's a family of mobs called the Admantoise (I think that's how it's spelled..) and from my knowledge, they can be found nowhere else. And they are Notorious Monsters. And, there's an exit on the east tail of this area that's not on the map. But it's not well hidden. This place is so small, you can see it from the western enterance, haha. It is involved in one of the rank 9 San d'Orian missions. Also, at some point in time, this place can be good for partying.

**Edit: Admantoises can be found in two other areas.**

Edited, Wed Jun 29 00:33:58 2005
S i l u s o f K u j a t a - -
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- - E l v a a n - - - - R e d M a g e - - - -

"When the Red Mage was first bred, the sword was forged as a twin brother." --Silus Windstorm, 976 Crystal Era
# Oct 22 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
like ive said before,youd have to be mentally retarded to get lost in this place.
"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."
RE: (none)
# Apr 03 2005 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
I get lost in rent-a-rooms....
One day, a Dark Knight was putting together a puzzle. He was really stumped and very frustrated, so he decided to ask a passing White Mage for help.

''It's supposed to be a tiger!'' The Dark Knight cried.

The White Mage just sighed. "Put the Frosted Flakes back in the box.''
RE: (none)
# Mar 23 2007 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
lmao, i get lost in sandy and ive played for 4 months on this account and 2 years on another >.> and i started in sandy each time
;-; i miss ffxi
# Sep 04 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
I haven't see him yet. But what.. he has to take up the whole zone right?

The Bestfly~

# Apr 20 2004 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
You know why it takes 18 60s?

The damn adds!

Not fun fighting a few manticores, perytons, raptors...oh yeah! an elemental -.-
ME!: http://www.crakmunky.com/sig.gif
# Feb 13 2004 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Apparently the adamantoise spaws here every 3 days. It drops some really high def armor that if forget the name of. I heard it takes 18 lvl 60+ people to be able to kill the turtle cause he's so hard. Ive been here 2 times but have yet to see him.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 8:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) So I was ************ one night and relized that this map sucks.
# Dec 28 2003 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
This map kinda makes me want to cry... what the heck could they really fit in a zone this small?
I am the first step to your oblivion
RE: !
# Aug 08 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Good
361 posts
lol imagine paying 3k for a map like this
# Jan 11 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Default
Its big enough for the Adamantoise. :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 04 2003 at 2:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is a cool Map its my favorite map!
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