Type: Outdoor
Region: Li'Telor
Min Level: 65
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Zilart
Connected Areas:Hall of the Gods
The Sanctuary of Zi'tah
Quests for Ro'Maeve
Mobs found in Ro'Maeve
Items found in Ro'Maeve

Zone TypeOutdoor
ExpansionRise of the Zilart
Level Range65 to 75
Entry Requirementnone
EscapeThe Sanctuary of Zi'Tah
Fellowship NPCYes
Final Fantasy XI


This amphitheater-like area is comprised of a series of levels leading up to the top, where one can enter the Hall of the Gods. The high walls made of a bone-like material make for a labyrinthine atmosphere, where dangerous beasts can lurk behind the next turn. When the full moon is unclouded, architecture in this area seems to activate, giving off an eerie ambience. Caution is suggested when traversing this dangerous area.

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Information on obtaining the Map of the Li'Telor Region.

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Moon Gate Pass Spawns
# Mar 13 2009 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
1,261 posts
West Gate:

A-7, A-8, B-8(lower area), D-5

East Gate:

K-4, L-6, O-9 and one that I have yet to find

All points so far found except O-9 are in rooms.

Any Help Greatly Appreciated
# May 05 2007 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Hello everyone... Just wondering if anyone know's the ToD (Time of Death) for the Shikigami Weapon on the Unicorn Server? Or maybe you know someone who can find out? Or if anyone has any openings in a LinkShell that does NM camping events... I would love to join. Any help and information would be so greatly appreciated! Summoner is the main reason that I play Final Fantasy XI and nothing would make my experience more full and complete than to be able to obtain this body armor!

Thanks all and good adventures to you! <(^.^)>

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# Dec 08 2006 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
Got mine at (A-8), and a friend of mine at (D-5).
Adventures of PLD
# Dec 03 2006 at 10:56 AM Rating: Default
20 posts
Solo'd this mission as 75 Pld / War. Not nearly as hard as Missions 6-1 and 6-2. Sneak popped the golems and flashed the one on the right (hoping the other would not aggro, and it didn't). He didn't hit hard, but had a lot of defense. I used an au lait, a carbonara, and 2 yag drinks. Ended the fight with hp and mp to spare. I guess i got lucky, but my cermet was in the same ??? as the fight.
Moongate Pass
# Oct 08 2006 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Just found this in the D-5 room hope it is any help to anyone who is looking for this
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Moonpass tidbit
# Mar 31 2006 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
221 posts
Since I just got my Moonpass last night, there is one bit of information I can add:

After searching on one side and turning up nothing, I decided to wait till next 0:00 time for the other side. During this time, I got a tell from another person looking for a moon pass, and he wanted to team up (since he didn't know exactly where to go).

Anyways, long story short, I found the ??? spot @ B-8 on the lower story. I called over the other two that were with me to go get the ???, since it was still up. After one of the other members got the ???, it despawned. This leads me to believe the moonpass is similar to the Altep quest stone tablet, as in once two people get the item, it then changes location. So if you plan to duo this (to make searching much faster), don't worry, you can both get the moon pass from the same location, granted no one else has clicked it before you.

Happy hunting.

Edited, Fri Mar 31 21:14:34 2006
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found it!
# Mar 05 2006 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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A-8 inside room, hidden between rocks.
is confirmed by my self :).
hoep this helps
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# Dec 20 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
I found my Moongate pass just last night--we went there to XP, and our linkshell had decided to look for passes afterwards so we would have someone in our group that had a pass. As we were running through, I spotted a ??? on the lower level of (B-8). I lucked out spotting it while we were moving around to find a safe room to party in, asked if I could go get it, and they said sure, why not. Obtained Key Item: Moongate Pass. All within 10 minutes of us entering the zone.

I'm currently gathering as much information as to the locations of the total eight spawn points, and so far I've only gotten:

(A-7) - (reported by GhikQue)
(A-8) - (reported by Kairy)
(B-8) - lower level (I found it! I found it!)
(K-4) - (reported by Dcyn)
(O-9) - lower level (also reported by Dcyn)

If anyone can help contribute, I'll add it here! To be certain, there's only two spawns on the lower level, so we just need the remaining five upper level locations.

Edited, Wed Apr 12 17:22:36 2006
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RE: Locations
# Jan 02 2006 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
145 posts
I can CONFIRM the (O-9)lower level spot. I just found my "???" there today (5 minutes ago).

I found myself confused by the location of the ??? description people gave so here are EXACT location screenshots of the map and the actual in game spot. Hope this helps.


I'd also like to add a small piece of info. Another person in my LS was searching on the opposite side of Ro'Maeve for their Moonpass as well. I had been there nearly an hour longer than them and I am VERY fast with roaming while searching for something, yet very thorough. I couldn't find it at all. ZERO competition besides LS mate who was on other side. Out of no where - "{Found it!} ???". So I ducked into a room to chat with them for some info and theirs popped in (A-7) on top floor. So I was gonna call it quits as LS was assembling for Shik Weapon anyways. On my way out I figured "wth? might as well try one more run" so I tab around and sure enough there it is in all of its splendor on the bottom floor RIGHT AFTER LS mate had found theirs. This leads me to believe it pops on ONE SIDE ONLY. This could be conjecture, but after 2 hours of tabbing and finding *NOTHING* for 2 hours on one side I'm close to believing it only pops on one side at a time.
# Sep 17 2005 at 6:06 AM Rating: Good
44 posts
I had no clue what moon was, and still dont, and got dragged along with some friends to find it for who knows why (66blm). After about...30minutes I found the second ??? (first one was taken by a PT member). We were on the East part of the map and here are the 2 locations I know of:

(K-4) it was in the room, if u stand in the doorway with ur back to the outside it'll be directly to your left in that corner of the room (i got my own there, and it respawned in the same spot so I told the others it was there again)

(O-9) on the lower level, if u go to the wall on the narrow platform on the far southern half, turn around and hug the right side, the spawn was about 5 ft from where the narrow path widened, it was in the open

Hope this helps ya out.
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# Sep 10 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
This place is rad... the more I get into Zilart and end game areas, the more I start to think playing this game was actually worth it. Very cool area that is north of the great forest of Zi'Tah. Ro'Maeve is a central and key area in regards to end game story and Zilart type stuff. The awesome cutscenes at the end of ZM4 clue you in to this place, Hall of Gods (very cool statue of the angel Altana) and sky, as well as explaining why there is no central Teleport structure in Xarcabard. After visiting Hall of the Gods you will also understand the meaning of "Chains of Promathia"
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Looking for info
# Aug 26 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Default
91 posts
Ok I've only been here a few times and only gone here usually just for going to sky. Never knew u could get Moon access so easily. But I'm still a bit confused after reading some posts about findind the ??? . Can someone look at the map about and say where the <pos> of the safe rooms are and if they know of any possible spawn points? Also, can you find the ??? only on a full moon and what percentage does it need to be at? How much time do I have before the ??? despawns? Can a person without sky access go to moon (wanna get my friends to help out and go there with me)? If someone clicks on the ??? does it despawn and then spawn somewhere else or does it stay there? Please help me out with these questions.
Got it
# Aug 07 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
642 posts
Got the Moongate Pass today, out of pure luck...

I went to Ro'Maeve without knowing that the gate only opens during Full Moons, once I get there, I check the clock... 88%... Once the day turns over it's a full moon, so I'm able to get in.

I go in the western side, and a party is XPing right by the gate, so there's no mobs, I pop Sneak and Invis and start checking it out, I do a runthrough of the rooms maybe 3 times, and boom, there it is, the far western area, in one of the rooms with a magic pot on the bottom level.

Because of the XP party I had a completely safe spot to recast Sneak/Invis, so I only had to burn maybe 2 Powders/Oil. Found it the in-game day after the full moon, around 11:00.
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RE: Got it
# Oct 21 2005 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Fri Oct 21 22:31:52 2005
# Aug 04 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
507 posts
Got my Moongate pass today. Went through the western gate first and started running around looking for that ???. Spent the next hour looking and when it was midnight again, I ran for the eastern gate. Went through, turned left and instantly found the ??? in the lower level rooms. As long as I did stay in that same room after getting my pass, the ??? didn't move from that location.
# Jul 22 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Was the Shikigami Weapon targetable, or u only knew it was there from tracking? And did it roam around, or stay in one area? I'm trying to figure out if i need rng sub just to find it or if i can just run around with silent oils ; ;
New NM?
# Jul 20 2005 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Hey, just after the update, we were ******** around in here and found a new NM as it appears.... It's a weapon named Shikigami Weapon. It was invisible or something, We were tracking it and standing on top of it, but couldn't get it. We tried taking off sneak for aggro, we tried magic, we even fought another weapon right there to try and link it, no luck. Anyone have any ideas on this one?

EDIT: We just got him, appears that he links to other weapons, but only at night. Of course we have only killed him once, so IDK if that is the actual way to get him. Fairly tough fight, difficult to stick enfeebling. Was hard until pld equipped earth staff, pretty easy after. Happy hunting ^^

Edited, Wed Jul 20 18:05:15 2005
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Leveling at Zi'Tah Zone
# Jul 16 2005 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
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What level range would most of the people with higher-level jobs (I'm only whm42 at highest) suggest the idea of hunting the Weapons near the Zi'Tah zoneline?

Just from an offhand look at their levels, I want to say 54-57 would probably work, but I'd like somewhat more of a professional opinion here. (Heh.)

BTW - just from the way it's set up, I've got a reasonable idea of how to run this, too; PT sits right by zoneline, puller just runs up behind a Weapon, makes noise, comes back to camp with it. Seems like it'd be relatively safe to me and worthwhile, as, during what little poking around here I did, I counted about 4-5 Weapons on one side in the inner ring [the one closest to the zoneline I'm talking about] and then a couple of Cursed Puppets [which I do realize would be instant death for a PT at this level - this is why the PT stays relatively far away from where they are].

This'd mean there's probably 10 Weapons that are readily accessible from that camp, and unless they have some godawful long spawn time (or you pull off Chain #9 in that span of time, which you probably wouldn't), you've got a nice, never-ending supply of EXP.

...anyway - other people's opinions on whether or not it is, in fact, as potentially good of a mid-50s leveling spot as I think it is?
An interesting note about the ???
# Jun 16 2005 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
406 posts
I got my pass on the most recent Full Moon. I was all nervous and worked up about dying, but I was in and out of the place in less than 30 mins. I decided to help some others get their pass and I can confirm that ??? will pop no matter the moonphase. I brought two of my friends along and we searched around. I found it in a lower safe room and my friend closest to me got it. Then I tabbed around again and found it in the exact same place and called my other friend over. Both of them got their moon passes and I learned that the ??? can pop in the same spot consecutively.
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# Jun 01 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Good
958 posts
How about sharing what position you got it from? West / East Moon Gate, Top / Bottom floor, West / Middle / East room.

Saying - "wow i went and spent 4 hours before i got it" doesn't help anyone as it gives no information whatsoever.

# May 12 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Got my ??? moon Gate pass today Just finished parting decided to check it out so i was already in moon and every empty spaces i recasted sneak so you dont get aggro you dont really need invisible unless you have to go near golems then invisible is a must i think but i found it in abandoned room with a Magic Jug so when i got it i casted warp by the way if you are not a rdm dont cast warp in that room or else youll get slept by the magic jugs they do that spell 70% of the time so you absolutely need fast cast!
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# Mar 26 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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# Mar 26 2005 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sat Mar 26 16:07:14 2005
RE: Night?
# Mar 26 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sat Mar 26 16:06:36 2005
Got Moonpass - Extreme Luck
# Mar 20 2005 at 1:09 AM Rating: Excellent
117 posts
Just got the Moonpass today. Complete and utter luck. Was exploring as my 61 WHM/BLM.

I had no powders or oils. Made it up to Hall of the Gods just to see it, and decided I'd give this a whirl. Just happened to be full moon and I snuck myself from the Hall of the Gods zone to the West Gate (had to wait more than 10 min for all the mobs to arrange themselves so i could cast. The Cursed Puppets that are right outside the Hall of the Gods Zone only aggro to magic, so it's safe to stay up near the spring as long as you don't cast or go too far down either set of stairs into the weapons). Got through the gate and was lucky there was a pty on the other side, since I was safe to cast near the mages. Put on sneak/invis, took a right and went downstairs. ??? was at the feet or a Darksteel Golem who just happened to be looking the other way. Dropped invis, got Moonpass, ran into safe room nearby and warped out.

When I got through the West Moongate, the Full Moon was at 98%, so it doesn't have to be 100%. Also, just to answer some questions, this is not a different zone. What people refer to as Moon is simply the part of Ro'Maeve behind the Moongates. Very high lvl mobs back there. I waited a while with the pty trying to figure out a plan, and by the time I went for the ???, it was daylight and no longer full moon, so you can get the ??? without it being 0:00-3:00 or it being Full Moon.

All you seem to need Full Moon and 0:00-3:00 for is to get through the gate. Having someone with a moonpass open the gate for you will work as well.

Good luck!

Edit: Spelling

Edited, Sun Mar 20 01:11:23 2005
# Feb 18 2005 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
188 posts
any suggestions on a 43 rdm getting there alive

i really wanna c this hall of the gods thingy... sounds cool ^^


(btw im on leviathan server :P)
# Apr 16 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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If you really want to go as a RDM43... then just use Sneak Oils and Prism Powder to get to the Hall of the Gods... in this place... use of magic around mobs will get u killed quick.
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Directions to Hall of Gods once I zone into here
# Jan 10 2005 at 2:58 PM Rating: Default
31 posts

Ok, being 59 RDM, I was never here before, but am pretty adventurous and dont mind solo exploring. I can make my own oils and powders, will actually be 40/41 in alchemy sometime this week, currently 37.

So before I step foot in here, I have a few basic questions. What will I expect to see, not counting mob types, I see those listed here, as i zone in? What are the exact directions directly to Hall of Gods? I take it theres a drawbridge that is always uncrossable except during the full moon hours, straight ahead when I enter? Does the full moon phase have to ONLY be 100%, becuase full moon starts at like 95% waxing to 100 to 95% waning also. Can I get to Hall anytime at all, like is there a long route to it, or only during the full moon phase? And after I actually cross the bridge at the correct time, Im free to find the ??? for the pass. Once I have the pass,is that a different zone or just the upper part of this zone then?
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RE: Directions to Hall of Gods once I zone into here
# Jan 13 2005 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Definitely use oils... It took me (55blm) about 4-5 zone-ins to get to where I could cast sneak without aggro. As for the drawbridge: I'm not certain, but you can get up to the entrance without the bridge by turning to the right, and going in a zigzag manner up towards the top
From (H-11) -> (I-9) across to (E-9) go right to (J-8)go up the stairs to (K-7) and then up another flight of stairs to (H-5) Hall Zone.
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Moongate: (moon): O
# Jan 07 2005 at 6:59 AM Rating: Default
178 posts
Hard to find this information anywhere about how to obtain "Moon Pass" that is just simple to understand without reading a novel. Just in case you were wondering why you see in players search comments for xp pts (moon) O or X is that it's another great alternative place to xp at 70+ other than Sky.

Good advice tho is to try obtaining Sky & Moon pass by lvl 70 to broaden your chances of finding an xp party more often.

Edited, Fri Jan 7 07:13:40 2005
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Ro'Meave Gate Issues
# Dec 03 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, I was just wondering how one could pass over that lowered bridge? I hear it rises at 0:00 but I went there twice at said time and it never budged... Does it have to be in a specific moon phase? or is 0:00 real life time instead of Vanadiel time? Thanks for your help! ^^
RE: Ro'Meave Gate Issues
# Dec 29 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
480 posts
yes, it must be full moon 0:00-3:00 for you to be able to cross (in game that is).

Ive always wondered what would happen if you stayed on the middle point past 3...
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RE: Ro'Meave Gate Issues
# Apr 25 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
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You would most likely be thrown to one side or the other, just like the bride at bas' when the bridge has to raise to let the airship by.
RE: Ro'Meave Gate Issues
# Nov 04 2005 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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What really sucks is when you get past the first bridge in time, but the second one goes down, leaving you trapped on the steps with the only way out being warp/tele/death.
RE: Ro'Meave Gate Issues
# Jan 29 2006 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
335 posts
Actually no all you have to is go back to the brige and walk over it like normal there is an invisible floor but you cant get back once you go over. and if you do stand on the middle all that is there is an invisible floor i did it once.

# Dec 03 2004 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
This is an outdoor area, not a dungeon.

Edit: When I think about it, Ro'Maeve has the properties of a town: you can't chocobo into it, you can't escape out of it, though you can use mazurka. Of course calling it a town would be misleading, and calling it a dungeon might lead people to believe you can escape out in a bad situation. Outdoor area is probably the best choice, so I stand by it.

Edited, Tue Jan 11 10:45:31 2005
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RE: Correction
# Dec 05 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Eh, that's kind of iffy. I think it is considered a dungeon, since you can't chocobo into it. Just because it is open-sky doesn't make it outdoors (Giddeus, Ghelsba, Bedeaux, Davoi, and Castle Oztroja all are open to the sky, but are still dungeons)
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RE: Correction
# Dec 22 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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It's outdoors. just check the battle theme.

But really, have you ever been in that place? I don't BLAME the chocobo for not wanting to go in there :P

RE: Correction
# Dec 16 2004 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd also say this is an outdoor area, not a dungeon, for the fact that you can't Escape out of it.

Altho you can't use chocobo mazurka in it, so that'd make it a dungeon.

RE: Correction
# Jan 06 2005 at 6:59 AM Rating: Default
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I use mazurka here all the time, it works fine for me.
Ro'Maeve Exploration
# Nov 24 2004 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been here twice, both on full moons.

First time, I just wanted to see Hall of the Gods (after getting my full AF set). I arrived a little early, so I skilled-up on Weapons waiting for 0:00. I had brought a stack of prisms and oils; however, I didn't need them. After the platforms rose, I cast Sneak/Invis at the Ro'Maeve entrance and ran straight forward. It's a surprisingly short trip.

Checked out the Hall (the statues of Altana and Promathia are pretty cool, wonder if there's a reason why Altana's is over the gate to Tu'Lia and Promathia's is over the gate to Vana'Diel.)

Second time I came to Ro'Maeve was to get the ??? ????ed mother-????-ing Star Seeker ????? to STFU! (That doll is the MOST ANNOYING key item ever!). Once again, waited for the bridge to open, cast sneak/invis (still had a stack of each oils/prims) made it easily to the Spring.

For the **** of it, I decided to check out the Moon Gate. There were two parties XPing behind the western gate. I really didn't expect to find the ???, but I thought WTH I'm here. After checking the top rooms w/out a ??? I deabated on leaving (nearly fell off the one ledge outside the gate). But, decided to check the bottom rooms. I was fortunate to find the ??? in an empty room on the bottom. Got in a corner and Warped my way outta there!
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(Moon) (Pass) Dispelling Myths
# Nov 04 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've heard a lot of misinformation regarding getting the moon pass from many people (not necessary even on this forum). I've posted this comment to detail my experience with getting it. I hope it will increase your chances of getting the pass and decrease your chances of death.

Myth: The ??? spawn-point only spawns during the Full Moon. This is a myth, the ??? spawn-points spawn during any and all moon-phases. I got mine during the New Moon.

Myth: The ??? spawn-point only spawns in "safe rooms." This is a myth, I found it on the ground, on the lower-level open area.

Myth: The "safe rooms" are safe. This is a myth, they are not really 100% safe. I died while casting up against the back wall. However, these "safe rooms," at the very least are free from monster-spawns. If you absolutely must cast in one of these rooms, do it against the back wall _and_ in the most distant corner that is the farthest away from an adjacent room with a monster. These monsters can aggro through walls and have a very wide magic-aggro radius.

Myth: You'll only need a stack each of sneak oil and prism power. This is a myth, it took me four full stacks of each before I found the ???. Buy a whole lot of them and just sell back what you didn't end up using. I stress this even more if you're not a mage.

Myth: Just camp a "safe room," and a spawn-point will eventually spawn there. This is highly inadvisable. The shorter you can make your stay in moon the safer you'll be. Also, there exist no known maps of the spawn points so you might just end up "shooting blanks." Your best bet is to continually search the area, moving in and out of "safe rooms" as you need to reapply sneak and invisible. The safe rooms are all within a short distance of your search area, so you should have enough time to get back to one if your buffs start to wear. Remember where the closest "safe room" is at all times, and mark them on your map.

Miscellaneous tips:

  • Don't forget to get a warp scroll/stave/cudgel if you don't have Warp. It's highly unlikely you're going to be even remotely close to motivated to walk back out the way you came in
  • Consider buying one or more reraise potions. If you die, it's probably not going to be easy getting in again and any WHM you ask to come raise you is going to be very extremely reluctant
  • Be extremely attentive and careful. You're dealing with monsters that are IT to a level 75. Know very well which mobs aggro to what. Weapons=sound/magic, Golems=sight/magic, Dolls=magic, Pots=magic.
  • If you're a mage, don't bother with any buffs; They're not going to help you and the less magic you cast the safer you'll be. If you get aggro you're chance of death is _extremely_ high even with, say, manafont+warp or chainspell+warp.
  • [li]There are only three ways into moon. You either have a moon pass yourself, someone who has a moon pass lets you in, or you enter when the moongate is down during Full Moon (not New Moon) 0:00-3:00.
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    (|moon|) = O
    # Sep 19 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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    Got a moongate pass today.

    I logged in on Sunday at around half past noon, and noticed it was full moon 100%, game time 17:30. Grabbed my silent oil and warped to mea. Choco was expensive, about 1200, but rented it anyway and made it to Ro'Maeve. When I reached the moongate (the right one) the clock had just ticked over to 0:00 and the gate was open! I ran in and started looking. I thought there would be more competition, but a /sea found only one other person, and their search comment indicated they already had a pass. Searched around past the right moongate and was unable to find a ???, so I found an empty room with a magic pot and logged to POL for a few. When I came back there was NO ONE else in Ro'Maeve, and the ??? had respawned in the little room across the way. Clicked it and got my Moongate Pass: Key Item ^.^ After that I just used my Instant Warp scroll and was all done! I think I used about 6 silent oils and 4 prism powders. Not bad for being able to say (at level 58 rank 6 no less) (|moon|) = O in my search comment.

    Note: I've been to Ro'Maeve and Hall of the Gods before (for fun). Music in Ro'Maeve is cool. Oh and by all means follow the instructions linked to mysterytour above, they're pretty good (although a ??? spawn map wouldve been nice...).
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    Heh, my fun little adventure!
    # Aug 24 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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    Haha, this place was great! I choco'd through The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah, without a map. It was really easy, though. Head NW and stick to the left wall...

    Anyways, I finally found here. I knew I needed Silent Pots for the Weapons, and I had my NIN subbed, so I was going to use Tonko for sight, as I wasn't sure of the aggro, only knew that Golems aggroed on sight. Well...I had forgot my Ninjitsu tools, so I was scared, not sure if the Dolls were sound or sight. Luckily, I made it with only 2 silent pots, and the dolls were sound. It was fun. My first one ran out in the middle of a bunch of weapons. I just stood still, and used another one. Then I made it into the Hall of the Gods! That was a great experience in itself...Then I was just going to Bloodwarp(had enough exp with my THF, so why not?). Anyways, I went outside, avoided sound aggro(Had no equipment on), used Sneak Attack, and tried to SA punch a Doll...did 0 damage...it was funny. It turned around and slapped me twice, killing me.

    All in all, it was a great experience...

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    RE: Heh, my fun little adventure!
    # Sep 03 2004 at 8:00 AM Rating: Default
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    Just to let you know... the golems don't aggro by sight, they aggro by magic. Only need sneak (item based) to get through. I did it a few days ago for kicks. Dolls didn't look at me once ^^.
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    RE: Heh, my fun little adventure!
    # Mar 13 2006 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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    Just to let you know... the golems don't aggro by sight, they aggro by magic. Only need sneak (item based) to get through. I did it a few days ago for kicks. Dolls didn't look at me once ^^.

    In this person's defense, SE has totally screwed up he whole Golem / Doll naming system.

    There are many mobs (most recognizeably in sky) that looks like the "golem" type mobs , but have names like "Aura Statue", where MANY of the "doll" type mobs (aka Groundkeeper type) already have names like "Living Statue", "Guardian Statue" etc.

    Hence the confusion.

    I have run into issues with this type f misunderstanding many times beore, and wish SE would alter the names to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.

    Edited, Mon Mar 13 01:57:06 2006
    RE: Heh, my fun little adventure!
    # Sep 14 2004 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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    Trust me ... they do. I died at a 72 whm to one ; ; Looking for that &^$%&@ ??? for the moongate pass.
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    RE: Heh, my fun little adventure!
    # Sep 12 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
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    Golems DO aggro by sight as well as magic. Magic pots and Magic Dolls, however, only aggro by magic.
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    Moon Gate?
    # Aug 04 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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    Does anyone know whats the position <pos> of the moon gate?

    i got the pass yesterday (from checking a ??? through the moongate when i pt), and i'm not sure if this pass is the key to open the moon gate

    thx in advance
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    RE: Moon Gate?
    # Oct 09 2005 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
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    For anyone else that wants to know, moongate(s) are at C-7 and M-7
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    RE: Moon Gate?
    # Aug 04 2004 at 1:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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    never mind, i found it
    and for the ppl who want to know
    here is a link to where u can obtain a moon gate pass

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    # Jul 22 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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    I decided, like several others, I wanted to explore Hall of the Gods.

    Got lost in Zi'tah, forgot was dolls aggro by when I got to Ro'Maeve (while halfway through the zone), made it all the way through on just one Silent Oil, though. =3

    Fun trip, Imma do it again whenever I get bored of leveling.
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    nice place
    # Jul 04 2004 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
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    i was in here today...wanted to see the hall of the gods. it isnt hard to find..and with some oils and powders its **** easy to get to the hall. the hardest mobs were VT ( but magic agro so np ) the weapons there were from DC - T...so not the hardest place ;) in the hall of gods r no mobs anyway..so u can enjoy it. i like the music during the whole way...realy nice.
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    RE: nice place
    # Jul 16 2004 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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    "the hardest mobs were VT ( but magic agro so np ) the weapons there were from DC - T...so not the hardest place ;"
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    ( not the ones near entrance thou ^^)
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    RE: nice place
    # Sep 04 2004 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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    That is because you were leveling behind the moongate. Yes monsters back there are IT at lvl 70.
    My Ro'Maeve adventure
    # Jun 24 2004 at 12:12 AM Rating: Excellent
    176 posts
    I just had a fun experience in the region of Li'Telor, with quite a funny happening in Ro'Maeve, and a surreal experience in the Hall of the Gods. It went like this:

    Well, one night I decided to check out the Sanctuary of Zi'Tah because I heard it was a beautiful zone with great music. So, I go chocobo there, and they weren't joking -- it was beautiful. The music was good too. ^^ Then, I looked on the map and sure enough there was a zone called "Ro'Maeve" just north of where I was. I think "Hey, I'll go check that place out as well." So, I continue into the zone with my chocobo and I zone back because my chocobo doesn't want to go into that zone ! Uh oh, that means I have Sneak/Invis myself. I promptly get off my chocobo and zone into Ro'Maeve. It's a chalky-white, bone-like structure with a couple Killing Weapons in front of me. They weren't close enough for aggro, so I slapped on Sneak knowing they detect to sound, but forgetting they detect to magic also. The second I issued the Sneak command, the closest one turned around and ran towards me. I quickly turned back and zoned back to Zi'Tah. When I appeared I only had 31 HP left ( I started with 362 ). He must've hit me for 330+ dmg when I was zoning. So, wow, I knew I was in for a bit of fun. I Cure III'd myself and put on Regen ( even though I knew it wouldn't really do anything if I had got hit again ). I zoned back into Ro'Maeve and the Weapon was further out. I stood exactly where I zoned, not moving, for about 2 minutes waiting for him to walk far enough away so I could run down the right wall and past him and his [further down] buddy. Just as I was about to move, a PLD75/WAR37 zoned right beside me. He put on Sneak, and since he was doing so, I thought I had time so as well. Sure enough, Sneak went through without magic detect. I asked him if he could take me to the Hall of the Gods... he did a /shocked and said "Ok". Then, we were off. Passing countless numbers of Weapons, and meeting up with a few Cursed Puppets. About 40 seconds in, his Sneak wore off. So we found a -- rare -- safe spot and he re-cast... mine was still doing fine. We ran down a few corridors and we met with more Weapons and more Puppets ( they look like BIG robots ). We passed a Magic Flagon ( not sure of the name... could be wrong... it was a Magic Pot ) and I checked here... Lv70. Great. -_- Anyways, just soon after that, we got into an open courtyard with a targetable Spring point in it. He pointed up a set of a stairs. Gave him a /bow and I ran up. Just like all the screenshots and stories I have seen/heard, Hall of the Gods was beautiful. When you first zone it's this very long hallway up about 4-6 sets of stairs. Once you enter the main "room", that's when everything gets pretty. It was great to explore a place without being worried about aggro or getting your lights knocked out. The place is basically just a long bridge over water with light shining down on you and LOTS of statues. It evetually leads you to a targetable Grate. Once you've done enough missions, you're able to trade an item to it ( or something... ) and head on through to Tu'Lia ( the region with the La'Loff Amphitheatre... home of the Crystal Warriors ). An RDM in AF, Lv74 MNK, and Lv73 BLM did this as I was standing there in awe. Just above that was the large statue of Altana. Since the whole zone was rather simplistic ( but still very beautiful ), I turned around and was about to use my Scroll of Instant Warp when I noticed something... Promathia. The God was standing there in all his -- chained -- glory ( get it? Chains of Promathia? ). Snapped a few pics with him and headed into my Items list for my Warp Scroll when this idea popped into my head. Since I was going to be heading back to Yhoater anyways so I could get my RDM back to 30 ( de-lvl from Eco -_- ), why not challenge a Cursed Puppet to a little fight? I asked my LS and they said go for it. Sure enough, I zoned back to Ro'Maeve, and 5 were standing in front of me in the courtyard. I activated Chainspell, and cast Thunder on one of them. He turned around and hit me for 320. Ouch. 32 HP left. My Thunder did 31 dmg to him, and not even a pixel of health gone. Before I could hit my Thunder macro again he hit me once more for 426. Yep, I was dead within seconds. Told the LS, and ghetto warped back to Windurst. What an experience.

    The moral of this story: Don't get adventurous in the region of Li'Telor, want to fight a mob that is 30+ levels higher than you, and expect to live.

    - Epical from Diabolos ^^

    Edited, Thu Jun 24 01:53:46 2004
    RE: My Ro'Maeve adventure
    # Jun 26 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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    can you post the pics somewhere and a link to them? =)

    glad to know you had fun at least^^

    RE: My Ro'Maeve adventure
    # Jun 28 2004 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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    Yeah, you kind find them at:


    Have fun. ^^
    # Apr 28 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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    Accidently went here at lvl 30 lol
    Only people there were lvl 70+, and there weren't many of them.
    # Feb 13 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
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    Is this the place for those stone-like goblin?
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    RE: Question
    # Feb 21 2004 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
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    No that's Dynamis.

    This is just the courtyard for the Hall of the Gods.
    # Feb 13 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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    I saw lvl 70-73 ppl lvling here as i was going into the hall of the gods. The weapons and the robots all aggro to magic so if you use sneak and try to make it to the hall the odds of surviving are against you, its best to pick up some silent oils before you go
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