Fort Ghelsba  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Ronfaure
Min Level: 5
Max Level: 25
Connected Areas:Ghelsba Outpost
Yughott Grotto
Quests for Fort Ghelsba
Mobs found in Fort Ghelsba
Items found in Fort Ghelsba

Zone TypeDungeon
Level Range5 to 25
Entry Requirementnone
EscapeWest Ronfaure
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


This massive fort, reinforced with towering logs cut down from the surrounding forests, is home to the frontline troops of the Orcish Empire. Here, the Orcs continue their preparations for battle with San d'Oria by constructing various siege weapons, such as long-range catapults and battering rams.

Points of Interest


Info on obtaining a Map of the San d'Oria area.

Treasure Chests

Screenshots from Fort Ghelsba:

This page last modified 2009-12-17 21:28:00.

Updated: Fri Jul 3 19:29:20 2009

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Orcs With No Sense Of Humor
# Oct 17 2008 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Funny thing happen to me today. I went on the elevator at <H-7> and at the bottom there where 3 orcs...I was in a "jokers" mood and decided to "Bind" one of them and quickly press the elevator button "Ha Ha Ha!!" Then i continue on trying to find some Orc Fighters for a item that i needed for a quest. After 5-10 minutes i decided to go back to Yughott Grotto because there are more of them over there.

On my way over there, i see about 9 orcs packed together comming towards me. I said to my self, it must be someone collecting orcs or something (Sometimes you see these people doing this on youtube or InGame for fun) But i knew they came for me when a Stonechuker shot an arrow at me. I knew that if i was to survive this i will need to zone.The closses zone was Yughott Grotto.

I start running but on my way i past through waves(groups)of about 10 more orcs.Laughing my as* off because i realise it was the orc that i teased a while ago. He came back the long way up linking all the other orcs. Luckely i was lvl 47 so it wasn't that bad (20 hit points each).I manage to take a picture:


I could only take one picture before they could killed me(you don't wanna stay put when 30+ orcs are arround ya)...what you don't see in the picture is that there are more coming from the right...

There is a lesson to be learn here...Don't Tease Orcs...


Edited, Oct 18th 2008 1:33pm by Heserik
# May 22 2008 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
Here is the link for the map...

No map?
# Sep 01 2006 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
Um... excuse me if I'm wrong but shouldnt this page have a map attached to it?
Map for Ghelsba Fort
# Apr 16 2006 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
<img src="http://www.nephilim-x.com/maps/ftghelsba.jpg" width="512" height="512">
Map for Ghelsba Fort
# Apr 11 2008 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
the link u gave for the map is broken now...jsut thought I'd point that out.
Treasure Chest
# Mar 20 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
Where are the places most likely to find a chest in ghelsba??
# Sep 10 2005 at 4:34 AM Rating: Default
# Mar 13 2005 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
i cant find the dam chief!!! where is it?
RE: warchief
# Feb 17 2006 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
The Warchief is in the Ghelsba Outpost, not Fort Ghelsba. That tier-top area in the outpost you used to get into the fort? He spawns there. And he's there often. Again, not Fort Gheslba. He's in Ghelsba Outpost (highest part, near the zone into the fort). ... There's just no way to say that without sounding even more confusing, huh?
The Chest
# Mar 03 2005 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Where is the Ghelsba Chest? I was told it isn't in the same place, but can someone give me some ideas where to look for it? I am sitting here farming these orcs for the 30-50 gil each they drop (Pld/Thf) and everytime I fight the cursemakers I get the key and being you can only have one, I loose the rest. I want to find this chest and receive my award. But I can't find it anywhere... *sigh*
# Nov 29 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
The position of the entrance in this area is H-8 in Ghelsba Outpost, cross the hut and you will find yourself in J-8.

Edited, Mon Nov 29 17:11:56 2004
# Oct 18 2004 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know a website where I can get a map of Fort gelsba?
RE: Map?
# Oct 18 2004 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
280 posts
yeah but why bother just buy it from the vendor standing at the fountain in N Sandy or by the guy standing under the tree in the area by the W.Ron/S.Sandy gate. I think its Violitte or something like that.

can not find the key droppers
# Jun 23 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
Where are the cursemakers and fighters and segants in the fort?
RE: can not find the key droppers
# Oct 18 2004 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
280 posts
as you enter Ghelsba Outpost stay left and enter Yughott's grotto. You will find them there or head to the top of FORT Ghelsba and enter Yughott's from there and you will see plenty of them to kill there.

unless of course there are others seeking out the keys or Cryptex.

Hope this helps,

RE: can not find the key droppers
# Aug 04 2004 at 12:03 AM Rating: Default
there in the huts that are around the neckchoppers and stonechuckers.
# Apr 29 2004 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
I took someone to the Fort/Grotto to get her a key. First three kills gave me two keys, so I took one and on the way back found the chest too. I opened it and we both got 840 Gil.
where's a treasure chest?
# Feb 26 2004 at 6:24 AM Rating: Default
I got a key but can't find a treasure chest. Can anyone tell me where the treasure chest is? Thanks!
what the hell is in that...
# Jan 16 2004 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
i was looking around and found a treasure chest and wanna know whats in it b4 i site here for hours trying to get a key. thanks
# Jan 06 2004 at 2:49 AM Rating: Default
Buy map in North Sandoria. From Elesca.
# Nov 08 2003 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
To get here, you first need to fight your way thru the Ghelsba Outpost. If i remember correctly, you need to pass thru 3 wide open areas with lower lvl orcs and get to a hilltop grunt.
Enter from West Ronfaure
At the first open area (trees) take the passage at approx. your 2 o'clock.
At the next area (with huge orc hall), take the passage immediately to the right as you look at the orcish structure.
In the next area (small stone bridge, lizards) take the passage immediately to the right of the orcish barricades.
At this point you will cross over some bridges and get to a plateau. There is an orc grunt here, tougher than the normal pukes, and after you fight past him go through his hut. The entrance to the FORT is thru his hut, over a bridge.
Cunnerman @ Leviathan
# Aug 12 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
that grunt aint tough its easy its even for a lv 14 war but as a lvl 21 war its to weak to be worthwhile but warchief still gives me like 10 xp
this place
# Nov 06 2003 at 3:26 AM Rating: Default
Northwestern most of West Ronfaure. Go inside the cave.
this place
# Nov 05 2003 at 8:38 PM Rating: Default
how do i get to this place i don't know where to go help me please
RE: this place
# Jun 30 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Once ur in west ronfaure,go to the top left corner of ur map. that will take you to ghelsba.

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