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Aetheryte is the name given to massive shards of crystallized aetheric mist, precisely cut and fused to arcane machinery. While it is not known when or by whom these devices were originally constructed, their teleportational qualities have become the backbone of everyday transportation throughout the realm, with most managed and operated by individual city-states. Their existence in Eorzea seems to be what drew scores of people to settle in the hostile land in the first place.

Though the exact mechanism behind teleportation via aetheryte is still largely a mystery, one theory states that when a sentient being approaches one of the portals, the aether that makes up its body resonates with the aether of the crystals, which in turn results in a complete breakdown of the being's mass, allowing it to temporarily return to the invisible aetheric streams that course throughout the planet.

The being's soul, which cannot be broken down, then guides the particles to a predetermined destination, and upon arrival, the corresponding aetheryte receptacle reconfigures the mist back into its original form. This whole process takes only a matter of moments, allowing for nearly instant transportation to faraway destinations.

However, being broken down to the aetheric level can take its toll on one's body, and rest is often required after several consecutive jumps, especially as the distance becomes greater. As a precaution, most city-states strongly discourage over-teleporting, as it can lead to irreversible damage...

Using an aetheryte[edit | edit source]

Upon clicking an aetheryte crystal, several options will appear.

  • Aethernet. - Only accessible while in city-states or other locations with an aethernet.
  • Set Home Point. - This is the destination of the Return action.
  • Register Favored Destination. - Allows for lower Teleport costs. Up to 3 locations can be registered as favored.
  • Register Free Destination. - Allows for Teleport at no cost. Only 1 location can be registered as free.

Aetheryte locations[edit | edit source]

Once a player has attuned to an aetheryte, it is registered for future use, allowing them to teleport themselves and others even if their fellow party members do not have the aetheryte registered.

La Noscea[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks
Middle La Noscea Summerford Farms
Lower La Noscea Moraby Drydocks
Eastern La Noscea Costa del Sol
Eastern La Noscea Wineport
Western La Noscea Swiftperch
Western La Noscea Aleport
Upper La Noscea Camp Bronze Lake
Outer La Noscea Camp Overlook
Wolves' Den Pier Wolves' Den Pier

The Black Shroud[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
New Gridania New Gridania
Central Shroud Bentbranch Meadows
East Shroud The Hawthorne Hut
South Shroud Quarrymill
South Shroud Camp Tranquil
North Shroud Fallgourd Float

Thanalan[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald Ul'dah - Steps of Nald
Western Thanalan Horizon
Central Thanalan Black Brush Station
Eastern Thanalan Camp Drybone
Southern Thanalan Little Ala Mhigo
Southern Thanalan Forgotten Springs
Northern Thanalan Camp Bluefog
Northern Thanalan Ceruleum Processing Plant

Coerthas[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Foundation Foundation
Coerthas Central Highlands Camp Dragonhead
Coerthas Western Highlands Falcon's Nest

Abalathia's Spine[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
The Sea of Clouds Camp Cloudtop
The Sea of Clouds Ok' Zundu
Azys Lla Helix

Dravania[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Idyllshire Idyllshire
The Dravanian Forelands Tailfeather
The Dravanian Forelands Anyx Trine
The Churning Mists Moghome
The Churning Mists Zenith

Gyr Abania[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Rhalgr's Reach Rhalgr's Reach
The Fringes Castrum Oriens
The Peaks Ala Gannha

Hingashi[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Kugane Kugane

Othard[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
The Ruby Sea Tamamizu
The Ruby Sea Onokoro

Mor Dhona[edit | edit source]

Area Aetheryte
Mor Dhona Revenant's Toll