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
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. You may have 4 if you install the XIV mobile app.
- Register Free Destination. - Allows for Teleport at no cost. Only 1 location can be registered as free.
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. Using allows players to teleport free of charge.
|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|
|New Gridania||New Gridania|
|Central Shroud||Bentbranch Meadows|
|East Shroud||The Hawthorne Hut|
|South Shroud||Camp Tranquil|
|North Shroud||Fallgourd Float|
|Ul'dah - Steps of Nald||Ul'dah - Steps of Nald|
|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|
|The Gold Saucer||The Gold Saucer|
|Coerthas Central Highlands||Camp Dragonhead|
|Coerthas Western Highlands||Falcon's Nest|
|The Dravanian Forelands||Tailfeather|
|The Dravanian Forelands||Anyx Trine|
|The Churning Mists||Moghome|
|The Churning Mists||Zenith|
|Rhalgr's Reach||Rhalgr's Reach|
|The Fringes||Castrum Oriens|
|The Fringes||The Peering Stones|
|The Peaks||Ala Gannha|
|The Peaks||Ala Ghiri|
|The Lochs||Porta Praetoria|
|The Lochs||The Ala Mhigan Quarter|
|The Ruby Sea||Tamamizu|
|The Ruby Sea||Onokoro|
|Yanxia||The House of the Fierce|
|The Azim Steppe||Reunion|
|The Azim Steppe||The Dawn Throne|
|The Doman Enclave||The Doman Enclave|
|The Crystarium||The Crystarium|
|Lakeland||The Ostall Imperative|
|Amh Araeng||Mord Souq|
|Amh Araeng||The Inn at Journey's Head|
|Il Mheg||Lydha Lran|
|Il Mheg||Pla Enni|
|The Rak'tika Greatwood||Slitherbough|
|The Rak'tika Greatwood||Fanow|
|Mor Dhona||Revenant's Toll|