Bluefog (ブルーフォグ [bluefog] in Japanese) is the main area forming the northern reaches of Thanalan, and the only old area accessible in northern Thanalan post-Calamity. Before the Calamity, Bluefog had access to Sea of Spires in the north-east, Cutter's Pass in the north-west, and Hidden Gorge to the south-west. Cutter's Pass has since been built over by Garleans and now houses the Castrum Meridianum, whereas the nothern half of Bluefog was renamed Raubahn's Push. Between Bluefog and Hidden Gorge lies the Ceruleum Field, which stains most the landscape around it ceruleum blue. Bluefog also had access points to Mor Dhona in the north and Black Brush in the south. Both remain in some form, although access to Mor Dhona is largely controlled by Garleans, and the original way to Black Brush became inaccessible in the Calamity. The way now passes through a cave complex connected to Nanawa Mines.
There also used to be an access point to Cutter's Cry in Bluefog, although this entrance presumably collapsed in the Calamity, as the only known access point post-Calamity is located in northern Black Brush. The old entrance is inaccessible and skipped over in transition from Black Brush to Bluefog, as it used to lie to the south-east of Camp Bluefog.
Bluefog was scene to many harrowing battles after the Calamity as the Garleans fortified their presence in the area. This was the reason the northern half of Bluefog was renamed after general Raubahn Aldynn after he succeeded in holding back Garlean forces in the region with but a handful of soldiers.
The abandoned Amajina Mythril Mine (アマジナ霊銀山跡 [amajina reiginzan ato] or 'amajina mythril mine ruins' in Japanese) started its life as a small copper mine1 , but the discovery of mythril within triggered the Mad Mythril Rush in 1415. It bears noting that at the time this mine couldn't have been owned by Amajina & Sons Mining Concern, as that wasn't founded until 1421, and it isn't known at what point in time it changed hands. The Mythril Rush lasted a decade or so during which the shallow veins of mythril around the area were depleted. It is also unclear at just what point the mine was abandoned, but it quite possibly happened some 150 years ago already, and even if the mine was the first or one of the first mines in possession of Amajina & Sons, it can't have produced mythril for them in any great quantity for more than four years or so maximum. At this point there were neither trains nor any other advanced transport in Eorzea (the train that runs in Black Brush having been a thing for less than five years), so the rails laid on the ground must by process of elimination be for mining carts only.
Camp Bluefog (キャンプ・ブルーフォグ [camp bluefog] in Japanese) was originally a small outpost for soldiers of Ul'dah in the region for guard duty of the Ceruleum Field2 . These soldiers consisted of Brass Blades and Stone Torches, representing both the city's general safety interests as well as the security of mining operations. With the Calamity and the more and more frequent incursions from Garlean troops, the camp has since been fortified more and manned with Immortal Flames soldiers instead.
Dalamud's Talons (ダラガブの爪 [daragabu no tsume] or 'dalagabu's nails' in Japanese) are formations of corrupted crystal that litter the landscape of northern Thanalan. They are results of the destructive power of the Calamity itself, and are named as such due to their supposed resemblance to the claws of the mythological Dalamud, Menphina's hound.
A series of deep canyons that used to connect Bluefog and Black Brush. The canyon system either collapsed or was made inaccessible to normal traffic during the Calamity, forcing people to find a new way through the mountainous area between the two regions.
The East (東方監視塔 [touhou kanshitou] or 'east watchtower' in Japanese) and West Watchtowers (西方監視塔 [saihou kanshitou] or 'west watchtower') are recent additions to the area, having been built in the years following the Calamity to ensure safety of travelers even in the presence of constant Garlean presence.
|Camp Bluefog (2.0+)||Camp Bluefog (1.x)|
|Flame Private Adelena |
Flame Private Betyn
Flame Private Rafold
Flame Private Zezeragi
Merchant & Mender
| Gatewarden J'dyalani |
|Other Areas (2.0+)||Cutter's Cry entrance (1.x)|
|Flame Private Hopeful Dawn |
Flame Private Wymund
| Flame Private Stark |
Flame Private Hanksalsyn
Flame Private Greave
Quest/FATE NPCs (2.0+)
Amajina and Sons Draughtsman
Ascian of the Twelfth Chalice
|Class/Job Quests (2.0+)||Class/Job Quests (1.x)|
|An Exemplary Example||Keeping the Oath|
|Guildleves (2.0+)||Guildleves (1.x)|
|Coming soon||Coming soon|
Note that there were no gathering points in Bluefog in 1.x.
|Mining (2.0+)||Quarrying (2.0+)||Mining (1.x)||Quarrying (1.x)|
|Adamantoise Shell (lv50) |
Timeworn Boarskin Map
Timeworn Peisteskin Map
Timeworn Toadskin Map
Gregarious Worm (lv50 unspoiled)
Virgin Basilisk Egg
| Grenade Ash (lv40) |
|Logging (2.0+)||Harvesting (2.0+)||Logging (1.x)||Harvesting (1.x)|
|Fishing (2.0+)||Spearfishing (2.0+)||Fishing (1.x)||Spearfishing (1.x)|
Fishing Log: Bluefog
Level: 40, Type: Freshwater
Other: the area is marked on the map above as Bluefog Spring (ブルーフォグ湧水地 [bluefog yuusui chi] or 'bluefog spring ground' in Japanese)
Fishing Log: Ceruleum Field
Level: 45, Type: Freshwater
Wootz Knifefish Zenith
Timeworn Goatskin Map
|Regular Monsters (2.0+)||Regular Monsters (1.x)|
| Cockatrice |
|FATE Monsters (2.0+)|
Milburh the Malicious
|Leve Monsters (2.0+)||Leve Monsters (1.x)|
|Baert Trading Company Guard |
Noble Whoresons Penman
Noble Whoresons Ringleader
Noble Whoresons Smuggler
|Quest Monsters (2.0+)||Quest Monsters (1.x)|
|Ceruleum Coblyn |
| Manipulated Eye |
|Rank B Hunts (2.0+)||Notorious Monsters (1.x)|
|Dalvag's Final Flame |
Flame Sergeant Dalvag
|Event Monsters (2.0+)||Event Monsters (1.x)|
|-|| Atomos |