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The Sea of Clouds

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Map of The Sea of Clouds

Abalathia's Spine
Connects to
The Pillars (SW) (E)
Coerthas Western Highlands (NW)
Camp Cloudtop (X:10.5, Y:33.4)
Ok' Zundu (X:10.5, Y:14.3)

Due to the high concentration of water- and wind-aspected aether in these heavens high above the center of Abalathia's Spine, the clouds are said to resemble a vast white ocean, dotted with massive floating isles. This otherworldly landscape is also home to the many tribes of the Vanu Vanu, whose villages are scattered throughout the Sea of Clouds.

— In-game description

Upon an airship conceived within the fecund mind of Cid Garlond,
renegade prodigy of Garlemald who had come to call Eorzea home...
High into the heavens where isles of earth and stone floated as clouds—
frontier the knights of Ishgard had scarce begun to explore...
To a fledgling outpost within the Sea of Clouds where careworn scouts
ever scanned the skies for winged shadows, he came...
—From the memoirs of Count Edmont de Fortemps

Nestled in the mountains of Abalathia sits the Sea of Clouds.

The water and wind-aspected energies of the surrounding area create a perpetual mist reminiscent of clouds, thus making the location true to its name.These same energies can be attributed to floating islands within its mist-shrouded borders.

The unique climate conditions of these islands have given rise to heretofore unseen animal life. And with the advent of airship technology, Ishgard has slowly expanded into this brave new frontier.

Relations with the local beast tribue, the Vanu Vanu, began several years ago. After an exchange of pleasantries and gifts, permission was given to construct a permanent lookout post, and there was peace for half a year. Then suddenly, and for reasons unknown, the Vanu began attacking the garrison's foraging parties, forcing them to rely more heavily on supplies flown in from Ishgard.


Area Level range Points of interest
Landmark (map icon).png
The Protector
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The Rosehouse
Camp Cloudtop
Aetheryte (map icon).png
Camp Cloudtop
Chocobokeep (map icon).png
Mender (map icon).png
Mender of Wreckage
Merchant (map icon).png
Peddler of Wonders
Mail (map icon).png
Delivery Moogle
Last Step
Landmark (map icon).png
Ok' Gundu
The Blue Window
Landmark (map icon).png
The Morrowmotes
Landmark (map icon).png
Ok' Gundu Nakki
Merchant (map icon).png
Luna Vanu - Whitebone Exchange
Ok' Zundu
Aetheryte (map icon).png
Ok' Zundu
Chocobokeep (map icon).png
Summoning Stone
Mender (map icon).png
Zundu Fix-it
Merchant (map icon).png
Zundu Sell-it
Voor Sian Siran
Landmark (map icon).png
The Nidifice
Ok' Vundu
Landmark (map icon).png
Ok' Vundu Mok
Landmark (map icon).png
Hall of the Fallen Plume
Landmark (map icon).png
Ok' Vundu Vana
Landmark (map icon).png
Vundu Ok' Bendu
Wisent Herd
The Gauntlet
Landmark (map icon).png
The Shattered Back
Landmark (map icon).png
Hengr's Crucible
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Landmark (map icon).png
Mok Oogl Island
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Dungeon (map icon).png
Raid (map icon).png
Void Ark


The Sea of Clouds Sidequests

The Sea of Clouds FATEs

Shops & Services

Vendor Name Vendor Profession
Zundu Sell-it -
Peddler of Wonders -
Luna Vanu -

Aether Currents

Field: NOTE: The seven northern Aether Currents are unreachable until you have completed Familiar Faces

Coordinates Description
(x11.2, y15.2, z2.0) Up the stairs behind vanu chief and in the back.
(x12.5, y11.8, z1.8) On main path past Vanu Aetheryite
(x15.2, y9.3, z1.8) behind the stairs by Gunu Vanu
(x18.9, y11.6, z2.2) Next to cids Airship
(x27.3, y10.9, z2.6) Right next to ramp on ledge
(x7.3, y20.3, z2.3) Right before Vanu Village entrance
(x7.3, y25.8, z1.8) Right when you get of the airship on the main quest
(x16.2, y37.6, z0.5) The Rosehouse, can't miss it.
(x9.2, y33.0, z1.1) NorthWest of Aetheryite behind a tent
(x10.6, y34.2, z0.7) Located below the Outpost, not inside it.
A map showing the locations of aether currents in The Sea of Clouds


Quest Level Coordinates Additional Information
Clipped Wings 50 (x17, y37) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Disclosure
Bolt, Chain, and Island 57 (x11, y14) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White
Honoring the Past 56 Ishgard - The Pillars(x11, y11) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest He Who Would Not Be Denied
Sleepless in Ok' Zundu 57 (x9.6, y14.2, z1.8) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White
Flying the Nest 57 (x10.6, y14.8, z1.8) Unlocks after completing Main Scenario Quest Black and the White

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Aether Currents and Sightseeing Log map by ruan1387

The Sea of Clouds Concept Artwork

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