Castle Zvahl Baileys  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Valdeaunia
Min Level: 45
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Castle Zvahl Keep
Quests for Castle Zvahl Baileys
Mobs found in Castle Zvahl Baileys
Items found in Castle Zvahl Baileys

Zone TypeDungeon
Level Range45 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


The dark, twisting towers of Castle Zvahl stands atop the frozen, western peak of Xarcabard. Adventurers must traverse the Castle Zvahl Baileys upon entering the dark fortress, which was the headquarters of the Shadow Lord and his beastman army during the Crystal War. Many adventurers have lost themselves in the dark, twisting corridors of Castle Zvahl Baileys.

Those who are lucky enough to survive Castle Zvahl Baileys will find themselves in the Castle Zvahl Keep.

Points of Interest

  • The notorious monster Dark Spark is spawned at F-8. This monster must be killed to complete Borghertz artifact hands quests.
  • All types of beastmen patrol the interior of this zone.
  • Demon mobs in this zone link and aggro by sight.
  • When on the first map, turn north or south at the G-8 intersection and follow the path to head deeper into the castle.
  • The goblin Switchstix, located just inside this zone at I-8, can upgrade relic weapons to their second, third and fourth stages.


The Map of Castle Zvahl is obtained by completing the quest Northward.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4

Treasure Coffer

Key Items/Quest Items

Treasure Items

Treasure Chests

Key Items/Quest Items

Treasure Items

This page last modified 2009-10-11 14:02:55.

Updated: Fri Jul 3 19:42:33 2009

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Whine Cellar Key Directions
# Jun 10 2006 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
To get this key, first zone to Castle Zvahl Bailey. Once inside you will need Sneak and Invisible or Sneak Oils and Prism Powders to avoid the aggro from the Eyes and the demons. After entering follow the path till you come to a cross and take the right path heading north. Follow this path till you come to a ramp down enter the ravine and head left/ South, make sure to stay to the left when you come to a junction this brings you inside the castle.

From here head to the left/ North if you continue North you will come to a corner and a ramp along with a large hole in the ground make sure your Sneak and Invisible are good and walk into the hole. There should be Demon Commanders, Chancellors, Generals, and Magistrates, these drop the Whine Cellar Key that you need. There is a hall off this circular room where you can set up camp. These mobs are 55-59 so a full party of 52+ should be ok if they are careful with their pulls. I went with a 60 mnk and another 52 blm we had no problems even with a link, except when one demon got freeze off. I believe that there are 5 demons in the pit and one that spawns behind in the hall we killed them all 3 or 4 times for 2 keys which would be a drop of 1/12 or so.
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
woooo this place if fun to run around >.<!! I love how when you go to fight DS you can link everything in the castle!! lol Going to hunt there tonight! Might do this with my LS and agg everything lol

Edited, Thu Feb 2 12:19:06 2006
Whine Cellar Key
# Sep 05 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
107 posts
Can someone tell me how to get to the room where the demons drop the whine cellar key please?

thanks in advance^^
Coffer locations
# May 28 2005 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
453 posts
Treasure chest and coffer locations located her:

Coffer Chest
# Mar 20 2005 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
Where can i find the Coffer chests in Zvahl Castle Bailey?

Edited, Sun Mar 20 04:16:05 2005
eh?! o.O
# Mar 10 2005 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, someone please explain the exact mechanics here because this just baffles me!

I'm helping someone with dark spark. We head towards his place. All up till now, it's been just a hallway, nothing else. Not to mention we've killed everything in our path. We get to the crossroads. There's two demons hanging around the torches so I pull them. We fight them, all's good...when a huge group of demons comes running to us FROM THE HALL WE JUST CAME FROM AND JUST KILLED EVERYTHING IN AND THERE"S NO OTHER PASSAGES IN!!

What is going on here?!
RE: eh?! o.O
# Jul 09 2005 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
What happens is when someone aggros a demon from below, the demon has to walk all the way around underneath to get to you, where there are tons more demons, linking them all in the process.
RE: eh?! o.O
# Mar 13 2005 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
1,261 posts
Someone must have touched the wall. The wall sets off massive agro and typically death.
# Feb 23 2005 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
okay so here we are getting ready to do DS, i make a train of ... at the moment ... 5 maybe 6 demons...NP i'm a 66rdm...friend is 66 rnd, we have a 61 mnk a 60 drg a 56 whm and 55mnk with us...piece of cake....ROFLMAO after we kill 3 demons the WHOLE FLOOR joins in the fun. We had about 50 demons come from the entire area of the map to help kill us Aliance style...we help up just fine until i ran out of um....never sub whm when ur going to do something fun...it gets u killed, lol but it was blast.
Give A hand Please
# Feb 04 2005 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
Me and a freind. (Both Warriors) need to get our War(AF) Legs. I am in bahumut "Trebor" I and My Freind only need the Coffer Keys, We'll do the rest. I have tried and Tried to ask for help and even offered Gill and Crystals(Lots of it) for help but No One Even give me a answer "No" I have Been trying for 3 months and still no help.
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way to keep
# Nov 14 2004 at 4:37 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
Can someone give a detailed description on how to get to the Keep from the Zvahl Bailey? Every time I ask for help to get there for the Ore Door for BLM AF2, I keep getting told how everyone was able to sneak and invis their way there. Which I'm thinking is impossible cause I lose sneak and invis followed by immediate aggro not knowing where to run and hide, so I just keep dying. Map does no good either, cause it seems like a maze. Maybe if I knew how to get there I wouldn't waste my invis and sneak time trying to find my way.
RE: way to keep
# Dec 18 2004 at 10:48 PM Rating: Default
Getting there is hell if you dont know the way casue there are IT++ demons as the farer u go in the higher the lvl becomesi know for a fact casuse we got lost a few time trying to fine the place to fight shadow lord
# Sep 28 2004 at 6:01 AM Rating: Good
you get the map in ru'lude'gardens above upper jeuno. There is a guy down by the windy, sandy and bastok consulate. I know the spelling is wrong but you get the idea. You need to trade a flame degen for the map.
# Sep 28 2004 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
you get the map in ru'lude'gardens above upper jeuno. There is a guy down by the windy, sandy and bastok consulate. I know the spelling is wrong but you get the idea. You need to trade a flame degen for the map.
# Sep 28 2004 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
you get the map in ru'lude'gardens above upper jeuno. There is a guy down by the windy, sandy and bastok consulate. I know the spelling is wrong but you get the idea. You need to trade a flame degen for the map.
# Sep 25 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
where can i find a map of the castle ?? can anyone help me
RE: map
# Sep 27 2004 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
Check this :

Edited, Mon Sep 27 10:58:15 2004
Camp Spots?
# Sep 22 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone knew of any good camp spots here that would allow a party to xp off of demon commanders and the like. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
Convention of baddies
# Sep 18 2004 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
I noticed that this is the only place that all tribes of bstmen <not including Antica and Shaggin> mingle beside demons. Now this is one f***ed up place. But the level range of the bstmen compared to the demons is laughable! lol why does the Shadow lord use weakling bstmen when he has the legions of hell at his fingertips. If I were the Shadowlord I would destroy all walks of life with my army of darkness <insert miniacal laughter here>
i cant find coffer
# Jul 29 2004 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
ugh i have died 2 times trying to get my coffer chest in bailys im a lvl 62 pld without my body af;;
does anyone know were if can find map with coffer spwns?
RE: i cant find coffer
# Aug 01 2004 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
237 posts

Castle Map

Edited, Mon Aug 2 00:07:48 2004
# Jul 21 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
I went to Zvahl Baileys for the first time yesterday, as my linkshell wanted to do mission 5-2 (Shadowlord). One thing I've learned here is that fighting results in huge trains. One aggro after the crossroads = doom. Our PLD got an aggro somewhere, and about 5 minutes later about 20-30 demons came flooding into the tunnel where we were (below and left of Dark Spark torches). We took down about 4 or 5 of the demons before a train of orcs came flooding in from the other side. Safe to say, we were all wasted. Thankfully, our WHM d/ced just before our deaths, so she came back and raised us all... but then the army returned and wasted us all a second time. I spawned back to homepoint while most of the alliance waited for a raise... and they all died a 3rd time. It was fun the first time... but the second and third deaths get ridiculous. Tip: do NOT fight your way through --;
Brd AF coffer
# Jul 19 2004 at 10:30 PM Rating: Default
63 posts
For Bard Artifact armor u need to get a coffer key from here....then go find the stupid coffer chest. Not to mention the drops are very hard!! And even at lvl 56 everythin will aggro u if u dont have snk. But if u get that all done and ur pty has not disbanded u for something better and funner...then u can just escape and and head back in to fight dark spark. But this place is tough to understand and a map would be almost nessesarily. However dark spark is almost staight ahead once u enter. ><
I found a new NM demon not listed...
# Jul 16 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Excellent
986 posts
FYI check the dates of these posts, as to avoid unneeded flaming in case somone finds it before me.


I found a new NM aparently.
I should have at least written down his name.

I am pretty sure he was a sword holding demon and his name was really long, I almost ran into him while invis, and paniced because I saw he was 'Impossible to Guage!' and figured he would see through my invis.

Has anyone else seen this guy? He's right when you walk in to the Bailey fron the north moat.

Damn... I thought I was done with that castle for a while... Guess I will have to go back and find him.
# May 23 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
does anyone know where/how to get the map for this place?
RE: map?
# May 23 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Excellent
78 posts
Under Quests & Missions... By Type... Map you can find quests for various maps, including the map of Castle Zvahl.

Here's the link for this one:
i was wondering..
# May 17 2004 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
is there anywhere to camp demon commanders and such for an exp pt?
Zvahl Castle Bailey
# Apr 15 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
What it the position of Zvahl Castle Bailey on the map?
Entrance to Keep
# Mar 20 2004 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
How do you get into the Keep from here? I went all the way west to the Gate (near the two torches where Dark Spark spawns), but I couldn't figure out how to get in, as I wanted to complete my BLM AF2 quest.
# Feb 25 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Default
where is this?
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