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The Firmament is a location in Final Fantasy XIV, located in Coerthas. Introduced in patch 5.11, the area was a residential ward of Ishgard that had been destroyed by the Dravanian Horde in the final days of the Dragonsong War. The Ishgardian Restoration, a campaign spearheaded by Lord Francel de Haillenarte, saw adventurers descend on the ward in droves to reconstruct it, with Disciples of the Hand crafting the required component with supplies procured by Disciples of the Land from the Diadem. Once reconstruction efforts on all servers were completed, the Firmament became the template for Empyreum, an identical residential area for player housing.

Locations and places of interest[]

The Mendicant's Court[]

A plaza at the southern end of the Firmament, serving as the staging grounds for the Restoration Team's efforts in reconstruction. Workers can consult the leaderboards for the Skybuilder Rankings, as well as purchase items with scrips. Gate at its southern wall connects it to the Brume in Foundation. Highmorn's Horizon in Empyreum is based off of this area.

The Mattock[]

The Firmament's central plaza and southern promenade, playing host to local and international merchants. Grocers, fisheries, and sweets are sold near the wall of Featherfall's higher level. New residents from other city states, such as Ul'dah, can be seen in the streets. The other promenades branching off from the central plaza are the Abacus to the west, Quill's Trace to the north, and Saint Roelle's Dais to the east, the latter being popular among Dravanian visitors and citizens. Central Empyreum is based on the Mattock, while Empyreum East is based off of Saint Roelle's Dais.

Hoarfrost Hall[]

An apartment complex located as the western end of the Abacus. It stands over the Firmament, shadowing over many of the smaller residential houses and businesses. Empyreum's Ingleside is based on the complex.

Featherfall[]

A residential area to the west of the Mendicant's Court. The Ishgardian housed Adventurer's Guild is located here. It also houses the Skysteel Workshop, a workshop created by the Skysteel Manufactory. Crafters and gatherers are able to further augment Skysteel tools. A manacutter is being worked on, which draws the curiosity of many children in the Firmament. Empyreum Southwest is based off of this area.

The New Nest[]

The first sub-section of the ward to be rebuilt. Many homeless residents of the Brume have migrated here at the invitation of the project overseer, Francel de Haillenarte. It also houses Rolanberry Field, an orphanage run by retired Temple Knights. Empyreum Southeast is based on this area.

The Risensong Quarter[]

The northern districts residential districts of the Firmament. At its northern edge on Quill's Trace can be found Bright Ballad's Passage, connecting the Firmament to Empyreum. In the Western Risensong Quarter is the hospital Ser Vaindreau's Grace, named after the deceased Very Reverend Adamantite Ser Vaindreau de Rouchemande, former leader of the Heaven's Ward. The Eastern Risensong Quarter contains Snowsoak Springs, a public bath. Empyreum Northwest and Empyreum Northeast are based on this area.

Weather[]

The Firmament's climate may exhibit any of the following weather conditions:

Weather Frequency
Snow Snow 60%
Clouds Clouds 15%
Fair Skies Fair Skies 10%
Fog Fog 10%
Clear Skies Clear Skies 5%

Gallery[]

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