Ul'dah - Steps of Nald
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald
The western part of Ul'dah, the Steps of Nald follow the curve of the outer city. At its center lies a busy street lines with shops, temples, and inns. With throngs of people wandering in at all times of day, the area is forever alive with the sounds of trade and conversation.
— In-game description
|Area||Points of Interest|
|Ul'dah - Steps of Nald|
Shops & Services
|Merchant Name||Merchant Location|
|Flame Quartermaster||(X:8.3, Y:9)|
|Hunt Billmaster (Immortal Flames)||(X:8.1, Y:9.3)|
|OIC Quartermaster (Immortal Flames)||(X:8.2, Y:9.1)|
|Rowena's Representative (Ul'dah)||(X:9.1, Y:8.3)|
The western part of Ul'dah, the Steps of Nald follow the curve of the outer city. At its center lies a busy street lined with shops, temples, and inns. With throngs of people wandering in at all times of day, the area is forever alive with the sounds of trade and conversation.
The Gate of Nald
One of three main portals accessible by the general populace, the Gate of Nald is wide enough for two fully burdened chocobo carriages to enter abreast and still leave room for the flanking gateguards. Her Royal Majesty Nanamo Ul Namo has commanded that the portcullis remain open night and day, so as to welcome all who would partake of Ul'dah's wonders.
The Hourglass is the foremost inn on the Merchant Strip. Situated next to a busy thoroughfare and boasting the best in service, it serves as a home-away-from-home to countless repeat customers who would never dream of staying anywhere else in Ul'dah.
From travelling merchants to pilgrims, this tavern within the Hourglass bustles with all manner of clientele. One may also reliably see adventurers aplenty, as the place is also home to their guild.
The Ruby Road Exchange
One of two main markets in Ul'dah, the Ruby Road Exchange is famous for its dancing girls which it employs in great numbers. With the display of twirling bodies, merchants hope to entice their customers, and drive them into a buying frenzy.
Located in an upscale district of town, Sunsilk Tapestries is a famed shop dealing in the highest of fashion. Indeed, many of Eorzea's most popular trends begin (and end) in its studio, which also oversees the production of more moderately priced attire sold elsewhere, as well as the uniforms worn by Ul'dah's military.
Near the Aetheryte Plaza, Emerald Avenue is the chosen haunt of Wymond, a seller of secrets. Adventurers and merchants in the know come to the area seeking the information he peddles.
The Platinum Mirage
One of two Uldahn entertainment halls, the Platinum Mirage allows through its doors only those whose coffers are of a prodigious weight. Wards to protect against magical chicanery can be purchased at the city's so-called oasis of fortune, as can the protective services of pugilists.
The Hall of Flames
The Hall of Flames serves as headquarters to the city-state's Grand Company-the Immortal Flames. It was built over old Topaz Lane in an effort to restore an unused part of the city that had, until recently, become overrun with unsavory types.
The Gate of The Sultana
Though erected in commemoration of Nanamo Ul Namo's reign, both the demand and funding to build it came from the city-state's merchants and Monetarists who were vexed at seeing passage through the city made nigh impossible by throngs of Calamity refugees. Thus, the Gate of the Sultana was constructed as a back entrance for the city guard, and now serves as a third egress from Ul'dah.
The Rudius is a weapon shop that once specialized in arming those who fight in the Coliseum. However, when rumors swirled of an impending Amalj'aa attack, the proprietors seized the chance to peddle their goods to the townsfolk as well. To this day all employees are retired gladiators with an intimate knowledge of arms and armor.
One of many temples under the care of the Order of Nald'thal, Arrzaneth Ossuary is devoted to the worship of Thal, the divine arbiter of the afterlife. Two kinds of people visit its halls: the destitute praying for fortune in the realm of the dead, and the moneyed seeking extravagant funerary rites.
Erralig's Burial Chamber
Built within the remains of ancient ruins dating far before Ul❜dah's foundation, Erralig's Burial Chamber is a crypt open to all Ul'dahns- provided they make donations to the temple. The prestigious lowest levels of the Chamber are reserved for those who have given very generously. Small contributions merit entombment in the top levels, while a pittance reportedly lands corpses in the wilds where monsters roam. 
- Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume I, page 137