No matter how far he goes, man cannot resist looking back on the path he has walked. The untold stories and secrets of the past can be more alluring than the promise of tomorrow. And so he braves the forests of Rak'tika in search of mystery and wonder... Of Ronka, to which all seekers of hidden truths are inevitably drawn


The Rak'tika Greatwood is a forest located northeast of the Crystarium. The forest is home to the Night's Blessed a faction of people who revere the dark, and the remnants of the ancient ruins of Ronka. This location appears in the expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.



Rak'tika can be accessed northeast of Lakeland and is the only entrance into the area.


There are two aetherytes located in Rak'tika one in Slitherbough and the other located in Fanow.


  • The Citia Swamps
  • Lake Tusi Mek'ta
  • The Blind Forest of Yx'Maja
  • The Ox'Dalan Gap
  • The K'mul Astropolis



Home of the Night's Blessed, they live in caves around the aetheryte, and have a farm in its open area.


A village situated within the forest of Yx'Maja, this is the home of the protective Vii's, they don't allow any trespassers within their territory and will repel any invader with lethal force.


Rak'tika's climate may exhibit any of the following weather conditions:

  • FFXIV Weather Everlasting Light icon.png Everlasting Light (at all times prior to completing the 5.0 main scenario)
  • FFXIV Weather Clear icon.png Clear Skies
  • FFXIV Weather Clouds icon.png Clouds
  • FFXIV Weather Fair icon.png Fair Skies
  • FFXIV Weather Rain icon.png Rain
  • FFXIV Weather Umbral Wind icon.png Umbral Wind

Places of interest




Musical Themes

Civilizations plays at all times while Everlasting Light is in effect. Once the night is returned, Civilizations continues to play during the day, while A Hopeless Race plays during the night.

Whisper of the Land plays while in the settlements of Slitherbough and Fanow, while Hopl's Dropple plays in the Qitari camp of Hopl's Stopple.

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