Located at (F-6) in the Pashhow Marshlands this monument has words carved into the stone:
These marshlands belong to a savage race of beastmen called the Quadav.
Many have ventured in these lands seeking fame and fortune, but were never seen again.
But I have vowed to make a complete map of Vana'diel--the guilt I would feel for leaving these marshlands blank far outweighed the danger of entering them.
During my survey, I made the mistake of building a fire and was promptly captured by the Quadav.
In their village, I was dumbstruck to see that their buildings were made of wrought metal!
As much as we use the Tarutaru magic of fire to light our smoking-pipes, the Quadav--a barbarous tribe by any account--had secretly harnessed much of Bastok's metalworking technology.
When I told them of my quest, they were most eager to help, releasing me and even going so far as to give me a guided tour of their home!
--Gwynham Ironheart, 763 Crystal Era.