East Shroud is a location in Final Fantasy XIV.
Story[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Aetherytes[edit | edit source]
The only Aetheryte is located at Hawthorne's hut, in south center of the map.
Areas[edit | edit source]
East Shroud contains the following areas:
- The Honey Yard - The closest section to Gridania.
- Nine Ivies – The southern most area.
- Bramble Patch – A tangled grove in the center.
- Larkscall - A high-level woodland road in the east, with a distinctive green tint.
- Sylphsland - The sprawling stronghold of the Sylph beast-tribe in the northwest.
Settlements[edit | edit source]
Hawthorne Hut[edit | edit source]
An aetheryte camp run by Rolfe Hawthorne and his family.
Little Solace[edit | edit source]
Located near Hawthorne's Hut, this village has become a refuge for untouched sylphs after a schism in the Sylphlands over their primal.
Weather[edit | edit source]
The East Shroud's climate may exhibit any of the following weather conditions:
|Weather||Frequency or conditions|
|Tension||Occurs when Steel Reign is active anywhere in the Black Shroud.|
Places of interest[edit | edit source]
Sanctum of the Twelve[edit | edit source]
Once created long ago during the Fifth Umbral Era as a place of refuge, this sanctuary was rediscovered after the calamity and has since been used for a number of ceremonies.
Castrum Oriens[edit | edit source]
A Garlean citadel located southeast of Nine Ivies. It runs under Baelsar's Wall and serves as a vital supply line for the XIVth Legion's campaigns in Eorzea.
Sylphlands[edit | edit source]
The deepest part of the forest. Ever since a schism over the primal Ramuh, the sylphlands has become extremely hostile to visitors, whether they be Eorzean or Garlean. The area is perpetually tinted purple.
Baelsar's Wall[edit | edit source]
A colossal metal wall separating the Black Shroud from Gyr Abania. It was built by Solus zos Galvus to protect the empire against beast tribe and primal threats.
Activities[edit | edit source]
Duties[edit | edit source]
|Marking the border between the Black Shroud and Gyr Abania, the legacy of Gaius van Baelsar is a towering monument to imperial tyranny. And now smoke rises from its iron crenellations.
In a bid to drag the armies of Eorzea into the struggle for Ala Mhigan liberation, the Griffin and his Resistance fighters have disguised themselves in Grand Company uniforms and laid siege to Baelsar's Wall. While Alphinaud seeks to call your companions back from their now-meaningless mission of diplomacy, you must ascend the war-torn fortification by the swiftest route possible and persuade the Griffin─by force, if necessary─to abandon his reckless ambition.
|Good King Moggle Mog, the Twelfth of His Name, has once more been called forth by the Mogglesguard. Though the king is not considered a primal in the strictest sense, he poses a threat not unlike that of the beastman gods, in that his influence could corrupt his people's peaceful nature. And so, like those other aether-starved beings, he too must be felled for the sake of the realm.|
|After forging deep into the Sylphlands, you meet with the intimidating guardian deity of the sylphs─the primal Ramuh. But before he will consider your proposal of peace, the Lord of Levin first demands proof that you possess the strength required to repel the Empire from the Twelveswood. The thunderous entity then vanishes in a blinding flash, leaving the words of his challenge yet echoing in your ears. Enter the primal's domain, and prepare to be measured on the scales of battle!|
|Kuplo Kopp's attempt to chastise the Mogglesguard for their dangerous and foolhardy actions has not had the intended effect. Reminded of how deadly the Twelveswood has become, the royal guards have instead channeled their fear and desperation into calling forth an even more potent potentate. The Good King Moggle Mog XII now styles himself the Great King Moggle Mog XII, and all the evildoers in the forest shall tremble before his majestic wrath!|
|Satisfied that the Warrior of Light has passed his trial, the primal Ramuh departs Eorzea for the aetherial sea. His sylvan thralls, however, unconvinced that their territory is truly safe, have focused their deep-rooted fear and spite into summoning their god anew. Can you rise to the challenge and prove your might once again? Crackling with the vengeful energies of his children's prayers, the Lord of Levin's judgment promises to be harsh indeed...|
FATEs[edit | edit source]
Spawn conditions (if any)
|Now I See Bees I Won||11-16||The Honey Yard (x11 y24)||15 minutes||Protect the honeybee swarms from the trickster imps.|
|Honey-seeking imps are killing off peaceful bees, and if the malevolent monsters are not stopped soon, honey production in the Twelveswood could suffer a serious blow.
|Carrion Baggage||11-16||The Honey Yard (x12 y26)||15 minutes||Defeat the northern vultures.|
|Scraps of food left scattered along forest thoroughfares by goblin travelers are attracting all sorts of carrion-craving cloudkin, who, when the fodder is gone, set their sights on poor Lalafellin pilgrims. Discourage further vultures from frequenting the region by slaying the ones already here.|
|Royal Rumble||16-21||Nine Ivies (x19 y27)||15 minutes||Defeat the Prince of Pestilence.|
|The Prince of Pestilence has been spotted spreading corruption in the area. Slay His Royal Repugnance.|
|Stopping the Spread||17-22||Little Solace (x21 y26)||15 minutes||Defeat the giant gnats.|
|Swift-breeding, disease-carrying gnats threaten to disrupt the balance of nature in the Twelveswood. Slay the vile voidsent before their numbers multiply.|
|Jack of All Trades||19-24||Nine Ivies (x21 y29)||15 minutes||Defeat the Jackanapes.|
|The Jackanapes and his rowdy troop are defiling the forest as they roam in search of new territory. Slay the leader of the pack before he can do any further damage.|
|Ivy League||19-24||Nine Ivies (x20 y29)||15 minutes||Defeat the overgrown ivies.|
|Some species of ivy will continue growing until they have choked the life out of the entire forest. Assist both the Wood Wailers and the Gods' Quiver in their joint effort to clear the Twelveswood of this menace.|
|Protecting the Patch||20-25||The Bramble Patch (x18 y25)||15 minutes||Defeat the diseased treants.|
|Diseased treants were recently seen wandering through the Bramble Patch. Put the poor creatures out of their misery before the infection spreads to the healthy flora.|
|Lazy for You||20-25||Nine Ivies (x23 y29)||30 minutes||Defeat Lazy Laurence.|
|The things we love destroy us every time. So it was with Farmer Laurence, who was devoured by his grossly overgrown pet ochu which he named after himself. Slay the rampant creature, that the old farmer's soul might know peace.|
|What Have You Done for Mead Lately||21-26||The Hawthorne Hut (x17 y26)||15 minutes||Escort the mead-porting Midlander to the Sanctum of the Twelve.|
|A divine rite is being planned at the Sanctum of the Twelve and the clergy require copious amounts of freshly brewed mead to...uh, purify their spirits. Escort the porter and see that the mead arrives safely.
|Thunderstruck||23-28||The Bramble Patch (x19 y21)||15 minutes||Defeat the tempered sylphs.|
|Sylphs tempered in the levin-light of the primal Ramuh have descended into Little Solace to abduct their untempered brethren. Protect the innocent by delivering lightning-swift justice to the perpetrators.|
|Collecting Keepsakes||40-45||Larkscall (x27 y24)||15 minutes||Deliver sylphic keepsakes to Phanaxio of the New Leaf.|
|Dear friends of Phanaxio of the New Leaf were killed by a band of sylphs for refusing to join them in their summoning of the primal Ramuh. Though he knows there is naught that will bring his companions back, he seeks their effects, so that their memories may endure.
|All Vine and No Popotoes||40-45||Larkscall (x25 y22)||15 minutes||Defeat the ochus.|
|Ochus released into the forest by sylphs to act as deterrents to those seeking entry into their homeland have begun wandering closer and closer to Gridanian settlements, threatening the smallfolk and their livestock.|
|The Enemy of My Enemy||42-47||Larkscall (x27 y21)||15 minutes||Defeat the 3rd Cohort secutores and wild jackals.|
|A band of tempered sylphs has engaged a party of imperial scouts most likely dispatched to the Twelveswood to spy on the Order of the Twin Adder. Wait for the sylphs to weaken the scouts and then finish off the Garlean invaders.
|The Enmity of My Enemy||42-47||Larkscall (x27 y21)||15 minutes||Help Mianne Thousandmalm defeat the sylpheed screeches, sighs, and snarls.|
|An entry on gratitude missing from their dictionaries, the surviving sylphs have flown back to the Sylphlands to gather reinforcements...and launch an attack on you! Fend off the waves of budding beastmen while seeing that the lightly armed Mianne Thousandmalm stays in the realm of the living.
|A Wrench in the Works||42-47||Larkscall (x29 y21)||15 minutes||Defeat the proto armor.|
|The Garleans have been putting a new and improved suit of armor through its paces in the heart of the Twelveswood. Reduce this marvel of technology to a smoking wreck.|
|The Squirrel Trapper's Wife||43-48||Larkscall (x23 y21)||15 minutes||Defeat Capricious Cassie.|
|The grieving widow of a squirrel trapper has offered a bounty for the slaying of the beast that swallowed her husband whole─a sweet-breathed morbol called Capricious Cassie.|
|Below His Station||44-49||Larkscall (x32 y20)||15 minutes||Defeat Aulus rem Vulso.|
|Imperial pilus prior Aulus rem Vulso, accompanied by a thin retinue of soldiers, has embarked on a rare outing to personally observe warmachina wreckage. His defeat would deal the Empire a crushing blow. Do not let this chance slip away!|
|Got Milkroot||46-50||Sylphlands (x28 y17)||15 minutes||Defeat the milkroot saplings.|
|Milkroot is a curse upon the people of the Twelveswood, destroying lives and tearing apart families. The sylphs who grow the deadly drug must be dealt with, but until they can be found, we must concentrate our efforts on ridding the forest of the saplings.|
|Breaking Dawn||47-50||Goldleaf Dais (x32 y14)||10 minutes||Defeat Daxio of the Dawn.|
|Tempered sylphs have prepared a feast for Daxio of the Dawn─a powerful weaver of spells who uses milkroot to conjure visions of the future. The revelry must be stopped lest the sylphs defile the sacred forest and anger the elementals.|
|Bush Blade||47-50||Moonspore Grove (x29 y12)||15 minutes||Defeat Volxia of the Blade.|
|Elder sylph Volxia of the Blade has begun his daily rounds of the Sylphlands. Use this opportunity to slay the leader and weaken the beast tribe from the top down.|
|Handful of Dreams||49-52||Hanging Barbs (x24 y10)||15 minutes||Defeat the dreamtoads.|
|To induce even more powerful visions, tempered sylphs add the excretions of dreamtoads to their milkroot solutions. This blend, however, oft proves too toxic for the unknowing taker, and can lead to coma or even death. Little can be done to stop the production of milkroot, but the fewer toads to gather oil from, the harder it will be for the sylphs to brew the more potent varieties.|
|Everything's Better||49-52||Sylphlands (x23 y14)||10 minutes||Defeat the sylph bonnets.|
|Masters of poisons, the sylphs utilize all manner of the forest's flora and fauna to create their deadly tinctures. One of those materials is a funguar known as the sylph bonnet for the hood-like shape of the cap. The poison from one cap can sicken an entire army, so it is best that the creatures are disposed of before the beastmen find them.|
|The Gale that Rocks the Cradle||49-52||The Seedbed (x20 y10)||15 minutes||Defeat Pulxio of the Short Gale.|
|Pulxio of the Short Gale is the stone-hearted sylph tasked with taking newly sprouted sylph bulbs away from the Seedbed for tempering. The first step in stopping a new generation of brainwashed sylphs from ruling the forest is to take Pulxio's life.|
|What a Boar||49-52||Sylphlands (x23 y18)||10 minutes||Defeat Kafre.|
|A thoroughbred sylphic fighting boar known as Kafre has turned on its masters and is now wreaking havoc in the Twelveswood. The savage creature has never known defeat; that must change, else there will be more sapshed.|
|Steel Reign||50-70||Larkscall (x26 y21, x26 y24)
Nine Ivies (x23 y30)
Does not appear on the map.
|30 minutes||Defeat Odin.|
|Atop his mighty steed, clad in armor darker than the void, the elder primal Odin has returned to Eorzea to exact his brutal judgment upon the realm.
Other[edit | edit source]
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Northern Vulture
- Tree Slug
- Wild Hoglet
- Goblin Hunter
- Boring Weevil
- Faerie Funguar
- Giant Gnat
- Ziz Gorlin
- Gall Gnat
- Overgrown Ivy
- Boar Poacher
- Raptor Poacher
- Wolf Poacher
- Wild Boar
- Black Bat
- Diseased Treant
- Jumping Djigga
- Sylvan Groan
- Sylvan Scream
- Sylvan Sough
- Molted Ziz
- Sylvan Screech
- Sylvan Sigh
- Sylvan Snarl
- 3rd Cohort Eques
- 3rd Cohort Hoplomachus
- 3rd Cohort Laquearius
- 3rd Cohort Signifer
- 3rd Cohort Secutor
- Sylpheed Screech
- Sylpheed Sigh
- Sylpheed Snarl
- Sylphlands Condor
- Sylphlands Sentinel
- Sylph Bonnet
- Milkroot Sapling
- Milkroot Cluster
- Violet Screech
- Violet Sigh
- Violet Snarl
- Stinging Sophie (B-Rank Elite Mark)
- Melt (A-Rank Elite Mark)
- Wulgaru (S-Rank Elite Mark)