The Ishgardian Restoration (イシュガルド復興, Ishugarudo Fukkō?) is a feature of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Introduced in patch 5.11, the Ishgardian Restoration is a content endgame for Disciplines of Hand and Land with the aim of rebuilding the Firmament district in Ishgard.
The reconstruction of the Firmament demands a large amount of materials specific to the project. Disciples of the Land are tasked with gathering these materials, which are used by Disciples of the Hand to craft the necessary supplies.
With the Dragonsong War brought to its conclusion, the Houses of Lords and Commons have approved large-scale reconstruction works aimed at revitalizing the Holy See of Ishgard. The principal site for the project is the Firmament district, which sustained extensive damage during the millennium-long conflict. Appointed overseer of this endeavor is the young Lord Francel of House Haillenarte, who now seeks able and willing artisans the realm over to contribute to this great and noble cause.
Rebuilding the Firmament
Talking to Aurvael in the Firmament (X:10.8 Y:14.0) grants access to a reworked version of The Diadem, where it is now an area exclusively for gatherers and offers items used in Ishgardian Restoration crafter recipes.
During forays to the Diadem, the player will gain access to the duty action Aetheromatic Auger. In order to perform the action, it is necessary to first increase the auger's store of compressed aether by gathering as a miner or botanist. When enough aether is collected, the player can expend it to unleash a powerful attack against an enemy. Enemies defeated using the auger are known to yield a wealth of resources.
After the expedition, the player must speak to Flotpassant in the Firmament (X:10.8 Y:14.0) for him to inspect the collected materials. Upon inspection, skybuilders' scrips are awarded according to the number of items and their type. Inspected items can also be used in Ishgardian Restoration crafting recipes or sold on the market.
With the gathered materials in hand, the player must craft the required supplies through special recipes for the restoration. The supplies can be delivered to Potkin in the Firmament (X:12.2 Y:14.6), in exchange for which the player will receive skybuilders' scrips and experience points as a reward. Every item contributed adds to the stockpile. When sufficient supplies have been stockpiled, a collaborative task known as concerted works will be scheduled. The details of upcoming works can be found on the skybuilders' board.
The restoration effort is carried out independently on each World, and as such the stockpile is also managed separately.
Concerted works are collaborative tasks that see Disciples of the Hand and Land join forces to rebuild a certain part of the Firmament.
Concerted works begin automatically when the appointed hour arrives and work as special FATEs. Depending on the objective of the works, participants will be required to perform various tasks, such as transporting and processing materials and erecting structures. When the progress bar is filled, the works will be completed, and skybuilders' scrips and experience points will be awarded based on contribution.
Completed works will usher in a small change to the Firmament. As the restoration effort progresses, the opportunity will arise to participate in large-scale works that will bring about dramatic changes.
For a given period, each player's skyward points are tallied and listed on the Lodestone. The skyward points earned during the ranking period are known as the seasonal score. Players finishing in high ranks will be eligible for rewards and achievements.
Points are earned by submitting or inspecting certain Ishgardian Restoration items and are tallied separately for each Disciple of the Hand and Land class and count towards various achievements.