|This Area requires Zilart|
|Connected Areas:||Hall of the Gods|
The Shrine of Ru'Avitau
|Quests for Ru'Aun Gardens|
|Mobs found in Ru'Aun Gardens|
|Items found in Ru'Aun Gardens|
Constructed ten thousand years ago by the Zilart, as the "Gate of the Gods", this is said to be the very entrance to paradise itself. The Ru'Aun Gardens are an array of floating islands, worn by time and overgrown with moss, that surround The Shrine of Ru'Avitau and form a border between it and Ve'Lugannon Palace.
The Map of the Ru'Aun Gardens may be obtained via Ru'Aun Coffer.
Screenshots from Ru'Aun Gardens:
Byakko is a little more complecated, you have to enter Shrine of Ru'Avitau then zone back out before you can get to the teleporter.
Byakko (Gem of the West from Despot and Autumnstone from Ullikummi)
A.head - Zenith Crown (HQ-Zenith Crown +1)
D.feet- Shura Sune-ate (HQ-Shura Sune-ate +1)
D.legs- Shura Haidate (HQ-Shura Haidate +1)
E.feet- Adaman Sollerets (HQ-Armada Sollerets)
N.hands- Hecatomb Mittens (HQ-Hecatomb Mittens +1)
Zephyr > Dispels Seiryu
Seal of Byakko
Genbu (Gem of the North from Zipacna and Winterstone from Olla Grande)
A.hands- Zenith Mitts (HQ-Zenith Mitts +1)
A.head- Zenith Crown (HQ-Zenith Crown +1)
M.hands- Koenig Handschuhs (HQ-Kaiser Handschuhs)
W.feet- Crimson Greaves (HQ-Blood Greaves)
Arctic Wind > Dispels Suzaku
Seal of Genbu
Seiryu (Gem of the East from Steam Cleaner and Springstone from Mother Globe)
A.legs- Zenith Slacks (HQ-Zenith Slacks +1)
D.head- Shura Zunari Kabuto (HQ-Shura Zunari Kabuto +1)
M.head- Koenig Schaller (HQ-Kaiser Schaller)
W.hands- Crimson Finger Gauntlets (HQ-Blood Finger Gauntlets)
East Wind > Dispels Byakko
Seal of Seiryu
Suzaku (Gem of the South from Brigandish Blade and Summerstone from Faust)
A.legs- Zenith Slacks (HQ-Zenith Slacks +1)
D.hands- Shura Kote (HQ-Shura Kote +1)
E.head- Adaman Celata (HQ-Armada Celata)
N.feet- Hecatomb Leggings (HQ-Hecatomb Leggings +1)
Antarctic Wind > Dispels Genbu
Seal of Suzaku
Kirin (Seal of Byakko, Seal of Genbu, Seal of Seiryu and Seal of Suzaku)
D.body- Shura Togi (HQ-Shura Togi +1)
N.body- Hecatomb Harness (HQ-Hecatomb Harness +1)
W.legs- Crimson Cuisses (HQ-Blood Cuisses)
Scroll: Raise III
EDIT: Added pop items next to name.
EDIT: All items are linked for reference.
Edited, Tue Mar 7 12:13:22 2006
Step 1) Go to my computer >> C >> program files >> Playonline >> Square Enix >> final fantasy XI >> sound2 >> win >> music >> data.
Step 2) find the file "music190.bwg" copy it
Step 3) rename "music190.bwg" to "music210.bwg"
Step 4) paste the copied file of "music190.bwg"
Step 5) right click and refresh
Worked like a dream. Thank Goodness!
Changed the name of the file and now i hear the music of the Sanctuary of Zi'tah but works perfectly ^^.
Edit: Now i found a solution to hear the real Ru'Aun Gardens music in a FF forum, you just need to get a mp3 file of Ru'Aun Gardens (got one named Tu'lia) and convert it to wav then convert the wav to bwg and name it music210.bwg, then place it in the folder posted above (thanks again Blackweed:).
You can use any mp3 converter but i found this one:
To convert to bwg format there's a program named XiMC (it's in japanese but easy to handle).You can find it here:
I hope it helps anyone that had this problem (and went depressed when visited sky for the first time ^^)
Edited, Wed Jun 14 12:32:45 2006
Edited, Aug 21st 2006 at 10:11am EDT by Souf
Edited, Thu Nov 24 00:17:20 2005
and ZM8 was a b**ch to but it was worth it although when i went in to explore i was told nothing agroed in this area(lie) i later figured out that gatekeepers or whatever agroe presence cuz i ran by and started chaining lvl 72 mobs on accident they were hitting me (64 Redmage) for 400 per attack i had just enough time to get off a chainspell Warp and end up wasted in front of mog in port got an R3 though and didnt lose hardly any exp...lesson dont explore without being rdy to pay the price lol ...@Shortbuscrew fo life@... Status: searching for HNMLS and DYNAMIS LS
64 redmage (main) Subs: BLK(fully lvled) NIN(30)
WHM(17) DRK(17) SMN(6)
Edited, Thu Oct 13 18:11:24 2005
A) How do you get here? Do you need to do a bunch of questy stuff?
B) WHAT is this place? Whenever I ask where or what, they just reply [sky]. What's that mean? I mean obviously its in the sky... but, how?
C) Does this thing have any connection to Ru'Lude Gardens?
Edited, Mon May 2 20:14:59 2005
B) This place is where all or most of the HNMLS go kill Gods like Kirin, Genbu..etc Or you can exp here, other then that i didnt really read the cut scene.
C) No connection to Ru'Lude.
p.s. to get here you go Sauromugue Champaign ->
Meriphataud Mountains -> Sanctuary of Zi'tah -> Ro'Maeve -> Hall of the Gods -> Ru'Aun Gardens.
edit for additional info and a spelling mistake >.>
Edited, Mon May 2 20:32:29 2005
Well I have a long way to go before I can get here... it better be worth it o_o
This really sucks when you go on your own without a warp scroll. Does anyone have any ideas how to get out without having a friend to come fetch you that could either warp you or tele you out?
(I'm asking this on behalf of my friend who happens to be stuck there right now...)
Edited, Tue May 31 14:24:01 2005
Edit: Map list FYI.
I'll add the link to the coffer spawns when I get home - slacking off at work at the mo :D. There are two each god island, with two either side of the zone after the corridor bit where Despot spawns (bad explanation I know >.<)
Edited, Fri Apr 29 07:15:50 2005
can't remember wich place
it was actually a pretty easy fight, 5 minutes, only one death, and that was rdm
convert, cure 4, pld covers, doesnt last, kalnut fires off light blade KOs rdm, kalnut dies. Overall everyone in teh group did a remarkable job and they were nice enough to let me come along at 66(they just wanted to see me get my spin on with my GS =) )
There are only 6 quests that involve any significant amount of fighting (the remainder are sneaking around areas like Hall of The Gods and the like). You need to complete the first 5 for access to Tu'Lia, but even then nobody goes there for XP gain until at least 65-66. You have time before then. ^^;
Im 68 and have Tu'lia access.
For exp you can go there at 67.
Edited, Fri Aug 20 08:09:00 2004
The sad thing is that the ZMs become easy once you know what you're going up against and you're completing them for other people. All I can suggest is that you get a PT of friends together who haven't done the missions yet and start fresh for a more challenging experience and to feel like you've accomplished something :P
Anyway, here's a little information that I haven't seen posted here yet:
- If you see Light weather in Tu'Lia, don't go anywhere near the groundskeepers inside the alcoves unless you're invisible, because during this type of weather their sight range is drastically increased. Don't worry too much though, as I've only seen light weather once in all the time I've spent up in the sky.
- Kirin took around 2 alliances for us to beat, with the fight lasting 5+ hours total. At the start of the fight, one alliance kited Kirin around and didn't try to do any damage to him until he was finished summoning all the gods (he summons one about every 5 minutes). These gods are a much weaker version of the ones you can pop in Ru'Aun Gardens, and taking these summoned gods out was what the other alliance was for.
Once Kirin summoned all four gods, he doesn't summon again so this is when the real fight began. Once mages ran out of mana, and monks used their chi blast, those mages and monks would be switched out with other mages and monks. Also, anyone (meaning people not kiting Kirin) with a sam sub would be kicked out until they got 300% TP, then they would be re-added to do a Spirits Within, then kicked back out until they regained 300% TP with meditate.
The fight was long... too long... but when it was over Kirin dropped a shining cloth and a mnk/sam/nin body abjuration (dryadic abjuration: body). Was hoping the Osode would drop... but I probably would have lost on it anyway :P
What maps connect to what?
Ru'Ann Gardens I can CONFIRM connects to La'Hoff Amphitheater, on top of Ve'Lugganon and Ru'Avitu.
How do you aquire map?
How hard are the mobs there?
Not bad. Few of my friends 66-70 took some pots and golems down easy, even with a gimped PT (most of us subbed BLM for warp)
Is there an outpost there?
No. Only a flag to represent the country in control. You will understand why if you follow the story (which OWNZ)
Is there ANY way to reach Tu'Lia besides completing Zilart mission 13:
No. Hell No. Dont waste your time traveling through Ro'Meave.
Have you seen the NM's for Kirin yet, or Kirin himself for that matter? o.0
No. But later on I sure as hell intend to ^^
Any other questions you may want answered just ask or email me @Silvernightmarex7@yahoo.com
Edited, Sat May 29 12:02:20 2004
Do Mobs aggro in Ru'Ann Gardens?
Yes. But will you need stealth spells, no. Normal Groundskeepers do not aggro. However you will notice some that are implanted into the walls (with a blue aura) THESE AGGRO. However, you can stay out of range by simply by keeping or the far side from them (or walking right in the middle when they are facing eachother in hallways)
How to access Tu'Lia:
Accessing Tu'Lia (Ru'Ann Gardens) requires completing the first 13 missions of the JPN expansion 'Rise of the Zilart'. You can only begin these quests when your Country Rank is 6 or better. My party was all 70 with a 66 RDM and I will say it was a HELL OF A HARD fight to get past one certain mission. A lot of Zilart Mission 8 is pure luck. No REAL guide is written for it (although I plan to), and it is not something to be done easily. These missions, for the most part, are NOT your wimpy regular missions for your country. Once you hit ZM8 you need to have Raise 3 ready and be ready to raise mid fight cause most of the times someone WILL die.
So maybe this was a bit rambling, but it's 4:00 am. ^^;
Japanese name (chinese name)
Reprisentation as best translated (other possable translation from the chinese)
Black Tortoise, north, water
White tiger, west, wind
Blue (Azure) Dragon, east, earth
Suzaku (Zhu Que)
red (vermilion) phoenix, south, fire
It is no more "stolen" from the chinese than the roman pantheon is "stolen" from greece (jupiter = zeus).
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