Anyway, just to clarify, in order to make the special monsters first appear once you level up a region to Level 6 and Level 7, you will typically need to leave the Guiding Lands.
As a pro-tip now, i can tell you that because of melding be available for all but the highest tier guiding lands part, while you initially need Forest 3 to unlock Yian Garuga, Forest is pretty worthless, and Volcanic is one of the most valuable to everything.
They range from very large stratovolcanoes with summit elevations up to 4000 m above sea level and basal diameters of 40 to 60 km, to volcanic fields composed multiple small centres (6,9). The individual volcanoes are often extremely beautiful but the extensive cover of snow and ice and the remote locations can make accessing them quite challenging.
Area 8 and 9 are part of the Wildspire Region, located in the furthest South-west of the Guiding Lands. The closest Intersections are area 2 and 3. Coral Region. Area 10 and 11 of the Guiding Land's East are part of the Coral Region. It is linked to Intersection 4. Rotted Region. Covering Area 12 and 13 of the Guiding Lands lower East.
Level Up Region in Guiding Lands Gold Rathian appears in 2 regions; Wildspire region and Volcanic region. You need to raise the region level of either Wildspire or Volcanic region to 6 in order for Gold Rathian to appear.
Since I recently unlocked it, it seems like it takes a long time to get to level 6 for any of the regions there. I need to get the Forest one to level 6 to get that Scarred Yian Garuga to appear, which is annoying, for my Limited Bounty quest.
Rajang is required to open up the volcanic region. If you are console there should be a special assignment you can pick up in Seliana that I believe begins with hunting a broken horn Kirin. If you are on PC, you'll have to wait 2 weeks as Rajang and the Volcanic Region isn't available on PC yet.
Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues. Today's article is by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory electronics technician CJ Moniz. Technicians at HVO engineer and maintain the network of stations that monitor the active volcanoes in the State of Hawaii.