Central Shroud.

Central Shroud is a location in Final Fantasy XIV.

It largely serves as a starting zone for players who begin in Gridania.

Story[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Central Shroud, as the name implies, lies at the heart of the Black Shroud. It is situated to the south of the city-state of Gridania, on the other side of the Jadeite Flood.

This zone connects to East Shroud through Greentear, to North Shroud through the Standing Corses, and to South Shroud through Bentbranch. The Blue Badger Gate and White Wolf Gate connect to New Gridania.

Aetherytes[edit | edit source]

The only Aetheryte is located at Bentbrach Meadows, roughly at the center of the map.

Areas[edit | edit source]

The river in Bentbranch area.

Central Shroud contains the following areas:

  • Jadeite Thick - Central-most paths.
  • Greentear – Eastern glade.
  • Bentbranch – The central and southern paths.
  • Sorrel Haven – A dangerous area located atop a cliff to the west.
  • The Standing Corses - A clearing far in the west with an impact crater.

Settlements[edit | edit source]

The Bannock[edit | edit source]

The training grounds for the Order of the Twin Adder.

Bentbranch Meadows[edit | edit source]

Bentbranch Meadows.

Situated on a wooden causeway, this trading post houses a major chocobo ranch.

Weather[edit | edit source]

Central Shroud's climate may exhibit any of the following weather conditions:

  • Clear Skies
  • Sunshine
  • Fog
  • Overcast
  • Rain
  • Thunder
  • Tension (only when Odin is roaming the Black Shroud)

Places of Interest[edit | edit source]

Lifemend Stump[edit | edit source]


Spirithold[edit | edit source]

A structure initially built in the days of Gelmorra, Spirithold has found new use as a prison to hold enemies of the forest while they await judgment - though whether the same can be said after the Calamity is unclear. Some also refer to the crumbling ruin as Warren's Hold, after the cells' first gaoler.

The Tam-Tara Deepcroft[edit | edit source]

These catacombs have long been tombs of the Gelmorran nobility. But these days, it has been infested by the Lambs of Dalamud.

The Mirror Planks[edit | edit source]

Located along the Mirror lake, this pier contains ferry services to Lavender Beds.

The Guardian Tree[edit | edit source]

The Guardian Tree.

Also known as Everscade, this ancient tree is said to be oldest arbor in all of the Black Shroud. It is sacred to the Gridanians, being home to an elder elemental that watches over the forest.

Haukke Manor[edit | edit source]

Haukke Manor.

This mansion in Sorrel Haven was formerly owned by the Seedseers as a place of respite, but was generally viewed as a symbol of excess by Gridanians. Public opinion eventually swayed them to sell it to a Duskwight noblewoman named Amandine.

Amberscale Rock[edit | edit source]


Spiggan Dig[edit | edit source]

A dig into the crater located at the Standing Corses. What exactly the spriggans are digging for is a mystery.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Duties[edit | edit source]

FATEs[edit | edit source]

Guildhests[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • Little Ladybug
  • Ground Squirrel
  • Forest Funguar
  • Treant Sapling
  • Water Sprite
  • Syrphid Swarm
  • Black Eft
  • Chigoe
  • Bog Yarzon
  • Anole
  • Hoglet
  • Microchu
  • Trickster Imp
  • Diremite
  • Tree Slug
  • Roselet
  • Arbor Buzzard
  • Hornet Swarm
  • Firefly
  • Magicked Bones
  • Toadstool
  • Lindwurm
  • Deathgaze
  • Floating Eye
  • Revenant
  • Stroper
  • Spriggan
  • White Joker (B-Rank Elite Mark)
  • Forneus (A-Rank Elite Mark)
  • Laideronette (S-Rank Elite Mark)

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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