Western Altepa Desert

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Connected Zone Western Altepa Desert Arrives at
Eastern Altepa Desert H-10 Western Altepa Desert.jpg E-9 Eastern Altepa Desert - Map.jpg
Eastern Altepa Desert K-7 Western Altepa Desert.jpg I-6 Eastern Altepa Desert - Map.jpg
Kuftal Tunnel H-4 Western Altepa Desert.jpg H-10 Kuftal Tunnel-map1.jpg
Rabao L-5 Western Altepa Desert.jpg G-11 Rabao - Map.jpg
Korroloka Tunnel M-8 Western Altepa Desert.jpg C-4 Korroloka Tunnel-map5.jpg
Quicksand Caves D-10 Western Altepa Desert.jpg H-4 Quicksand Caves-map5.jpg
Quicksand Caves D-11 Western Altepa Desert.jpg L-5 Quicksand Caves-map6.jpg
Quicksand Caves D-12 Western Altepa Desert.jpg J-11 Quicksand Caves-map5.jpg
Quicksand Caves F-6 Western Altepa Desert.jpg D-8 Quicksand Caves-map7.jpg
Quicksand Caves F-6 Western Altepa Desert.jpg D-5 Quicksand Caves-map8.jpg
Quicksand Caves G-5 Western Altepa Desert.jpg I-5 Quicksand Caves-map7.jpg
Quicksand Caves G-9 Western Altepa Desert.jpg C-6 Quicksand Caves-map4.jpg
Quicksand Caves H-9 Western Altepa Desert.jpg C-13 Quicksand Caves-map2.jpg
Quicksand Caves J-7 Western Altepa Desert.jpg N-4 Quicksand Caves-map3.jpg
Quicksand Caves J-9 Western Altepa Desert.jpg J-9 Quicksand Caves-map3.jpg
Quicksand Caves I-6 Western Altepa Desert.jpg K-11 Quicksand Caves-map8.jpg
Zone Image
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Map Acquisition Ashu Bolkhomo (K-7)
Requires Rise of the Zilart
Timeline Present
Continent Zepwell Island
Region Kuzotz
Zone Type Field
Activities Fishing

Name Map Pos. Notes
Peddlestox 1 L-7 Quest Earthsday
Name Map Pos. Notes


Fame Name NPC Pos. Zone Rewards
Rabao 4 Don't Forget the Antidote Edigey F-9 Rabao Dotanuki

1,800 gil

For the Birds Koblakiq H-11 Oldton Movalpolos Jaguar Mantle
N/A Inheritance Gumbah J-7 Bastok Mines Ground Strike
If an extensive number of rewards are available, write "See Quest Page" as reward.


Mission Name Starting Zone Mission Type Expansion
Bastok Mission 6-1 Bastok Fight Rise of the Zilart
San d'Oria Mission 6-1 San d'Oria Fight Rise of the Zilart
Zilart Mission 5 Sacrificial Chamber Quest Rise of the Zilart

Notorious Monsters

Name Level Position Spawn Condition Aggro Notable Drops
Cactuar Cantautor 55-56 (F-11) - (H-11) Lottery Sound
Celphie 47-48 (I-7) Lottery Sight
King Vinegarroon (G-11) Timed Element: Earth Non-aggressive

Normal Monsters

Name Family Job Min Level Max Level Detection A L Number Type App.
Desert Spider Spider 40 44 Sound L 30
Antican Essedarius Antica RNG 41 45 Sound, Scent A L 8
Desert Worm Worm 43 47 Sound A 24 N
Desert Dhalmel Dhalmel 44 48 Sight, Scent L 23
Antican Eques Antica PLD 45 49 Sound, Scent A L 5
Antican Retiarius Antica BLM 45 49 Sound, Scent A L 12
Desert Beetle Beetle 47 51 Sight, Scent L 100
Cactuar Sabotender 48 53 Sound A 37
Lich Skeleton BLM 49 53 Sound, HP A 6 N
Fallen Knight Skeleton WAR 50 54 Sound, HP A 9 N
Goblin Digger Goblin 51 54 Sight A L 1
Goblin Bouncer Goblin WAR 51 55 Sight A L 2
Goblin Hunter Goblin RNG 51 55 Sight A L 2
Goblin Welldigger Goblin THF 51 55 Sight A L 2
Goblin Enchanter Goblin RDM 52 55 Sight A L 2
Tulwar Scorpion Scorpion 53 56 Sound, Scent A 31
Desert Manticore Manticore 53 57 Sight, Scent A 16
Antican Hoplomachus Antica PLD 54 58 Sound, Scent A L 29
Antican Lanista Antica BLM 54 58 Sound, Scent A L 40
Antican Secutor Antica WAR 54 58 Sound, Scent A L 25
Earth Elemental Elemental 56 58 Magic 6 Element: Earth
Fire Elemental Elemental 56 58 Magic 6 Element: Fire
Phorusrhacos Greater Bird 57 60 Sight A L 9
Ironshell Crab 40 42 Sound A Fishing
Apsaras Pugil 40 42 Sound A Fishing
Bigclaw Crab 45 47 Sound A Fishing
Bigclaw Crab 50 52 Sound A Fishing
Razorjaw Pugil Pugil 56 58 Sound A Fishing
Eastern Sphinx Manticore Sight A 1 Mission
Maharaja Tiger Sight A 1 Quest
Sabotender Enamorado Sabotender Sound A 1 Mission
Western Sphinx Manticore Sight A 1 Mission
Appearance Key

D = Dusk (18:00-6:00), N = Night (20:00 - 4:00), F = Fog, Fire-Icon.png Ice-Icon.png Wind-Icon.png Earth-Icon.png Lightning-Icon.png Water-Icon.png Light-Icon.png Dark-Icon.png = Corresponding weather pattern

Historical Significance

This enormous expanse of desert covers the entire western half of Zepwell Island. Out of its center rises Revelation Rock, which was once used by the Galka as a location for spiritual training. To the northeast, one can find the largest oasis of the desert- Rabao.


  • Western Altepa Desert was added to FFXI with the Rise of the Zilart expansion pack activated on 4/15/03.
  • Goblin Footprint is located near the zone line to Korroloka Tunnel in the tunnel at (M-8).

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