While in the western reaches of the Aldenard landmass, home to vast, dense woodlands and coursing rivers, lies the forest nation of Gridania. The cityscape is just a mosaic of labyrinthine pathways and great wooden houses, so gracefully constructed they seem an integral part of the encompassing environment.
The Gridanian emphasis on pure harmony has generated its pre-eminence among Eorzea's city-states in investments for example forestry, agriculture, carpentry, and leatherworking. Gridania is also home to the Wood Wailers, a militant band of polearm-wielding sentries charged with the defense of these homeland.
The goddess of the populace is Nophica, the Matron, but great faith is also put into the wisdom of the Seedseers—young oracles who guide the nation according to the will of the forest's elementals.