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FFXIV Central Shroud

Central Shroud.

Central Shroud is a location in Final Fantasy XIV.

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



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.


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


FFXIV Central Shroud River

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.


The BannockEdit

The training grounds for the Order of the Twin Adder.

Bentbranch MeadowsEdit

Bentbranch Meadows

Bentbranch Meadows.

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


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 InterestEdit

Lifemend StumpEdit


The Tam-Tara DeepcroftEdit

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

The Mirror PlanksEdit

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

The Guardian TreeEdit

FFXIV Guardian Tree

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 ManorEdit

FFXIV Haukke Manor in Central Shroud

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 RockEdit

Spiggan DigEdit

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






  • 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 themesEdit


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