The Firmament is a location in Final Fantasy XIV, located in Coerthas. The area was a residential ward of Ishgard that had been destroyed by the Dravanian Horde in the final days of the Dragonsong War.
— In-game description
The united efforts of Eorzea's volunteer gatherer's and crafters eventually lead to the rebuilding of the Mendicant's Court, allowing the Skybuilders to focus their reconstruction efforts on other areas of Ishgard. Players looking to offer their skills can speak with Augebert in the Firmament to proceed with the restoration storyline, opening up new crafting and construction options, including more Concerted Works, which can be monitored via the Skybuilder's Board (X:11.4, Y:14.1).
From here on, players will require completely different materials compared to those used during the previous phase, though you can still hand in older materials for a slightly decreased reward if desired.
By handing in special materials or crafted items during the new restoration project, players will also earn a Skybuilders' Ranking. To check your ranking, pay a visit to Ludovraint (X:10.6, Y:14.6) at the Firmament.
Kupo of Fortune
Disciples of the Hand (crafters) can now partake in the new mini-game Kupo of Fortune - a scratch card which is usable after earning five vouchers. Said vouchers are acquired by handing in specific items to Potkin (X:12.2, Y:14.6) at the Firmament.
Once the five vouchers have been acquired, and the scratch card has been brought to Lizbeth (X:12.2, Y:14.6) in the Firmament, players can select one of three panels from the right side of the scratch card for a chance of receiving one of the listed rewards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th). Alternatively, players can select the single left panel for a chance at receiving a reward listed in 2nd, 3rd or 4th place. In short, the left panel will never provide the player with the 1st or 5th prize. Only a single panel can be selected per scratch card, so choose wisely!
Speaking to Potkin will also unlock project-specific recipes and add them to your crafting log.
The Diadem has undergone a mechanical makeover specifically aimed at Disciples of the Land (gatherers). Players looking to acquire materials used in Ishgardian Restoration recipes can now head to the Diadem at their leisure and utilize any Disciple of the Land (Miner, Botanist or Fisher), provided they are level 10 or above. Creatures encountered at the Diadem will now remain in a passive state, giving gatherer's the freedom to traverse the Diadem and gather resources at their leisure without the threat of being attacked. However, thanks to the new Aetheromatic Auger (which is essentially a limit-break for gatherers), players can utilize a specialized rocket-launcher to obliterate a creature in return for a hefty sum of materials. The Aetheromatic Auger gauge is filled by successfully gathering items as a Miner or Botanist.
Despite the Diadem being centric to Ishgard Restoration material gathering, it will still provide Disciples of the Land with level-adjusted experience and a chance of rare and valuable materials, making it a great option regardless of the gatherer's level. It is also worth noting that some materials can only be gathered during specific weather conditions within the Diadem (Umbral Flare, Umbral Tempest, Umbral Levin, Umbral Duststorm). Also, materials are somewhat randomized, meaning that you will not get the same resources by using the same gathering node repeatedly or by remaining in a particular area.
Once your foray into the Diadem is complete, players can bring the gathered materials to Flotpassant (X:10.8, Y:14.0) in the Firmament for inspection. After doing so, players are rewarded with Skybuilders' scrips, and the materials can then be used for Ishgard Restoration crafting recipes, or even be sold via the market board.
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The following quest chains are found in The Firmament:
Released in patch 5.5