The highlands of Gyr Abania are the farthest northeast region of the continent of Aldenard, bordering Ilsabard. Gyr Abania was once home to the city-state of Ala Mhigo until it fell to the Garlean Empire in year 1557 of the Sixth Astral Era.
— In-game description
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A region formerly controlled by the city-state of Ala Mhigo. Located in the eastern reaches of Abalathia's Spine, surrounded by perilous mountains, the area was known for its strict devotion to the deity Rhalgr. This changed, however, after the occupation as the area's temples were laid to waste.
The Faces of Gyr Abania
The struggle for Ala Mhigo’s liberation unfolded in the region of Gyr Abania. As they journeyed through its war-ravaged landscape, the Warrior of Light and his comrades would cross paths with countless souls, each with a different tale to tell. 
- Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume II, page 114