Amaurot is a location from Final Fantasy XIV. It was a city in the original world of the Ancients, but was destroyed by the Sundering along with the original world. The Ascian Emet-Selch created a replica of Amaurot from its ruins on The First to maintain the city and its people from his memories.
Story[edit | edit source]
Amaurot is the greatest city of the Ancients on the original star. The city itself is no more due to a calamitous event involving wild creation magicks, and Hydaelyn sundering the world. The ruins of Amaurot presumably existed on the Source and all of the Shards, however only those on the First have been discovered due to a lack of calamities to completely destroy it. Emet-Selch recreates a memory of Amaurot moments before the calamity taking place over the ruins within the Tempest, which the Warriors of Darkness travel through to face Emet-Selch.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Another level 80 dungeon, Akadaemia Anyder, is also located within the city.
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
Neath Dark Waters, Amaurot's background music, is an arrangement of the track of The Tempest area. Another arrangement plays during the Amaurot duty, called Mortal Instants.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The city is inspired by the fictional capital city Amaurot in Thomas More's Utopia, with several references to the novel located within the city. More's Amaurot is described as a place where individual wealth does not exist, and everyone contributes to society as a whole. Additionally, various locations within Amaurot are locations within More's Utopia, including Achora (Achora Heights), Polyleritae (The Polyleritae District), and Macarenses (The Macarenses Angle).