Ru'Aun Gardens  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Tu'Lia
Min Level: 60
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Zilart
Connected Areas:Hall of the Gods
La'Loff Amphitheater
The Shrine of Ru'Avitau
Ve'Lugannon Palace
Quests for Ru'Aun Gardens
Mobs found in Ru'Aun Gardens
Items found in Ru'Aun Gardens

Zone TypeOutdoor
ExpansionRise of the Zilart
Level Range60 to 75
Entry RequirementZM13 - The Gate of the Gods
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCNo
Final Fantasy XI


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.

Points of Interest

  • Despot, Byakko, Seiryu, Genbu and Suzaku can be found here.
  • ZM14 - Ark Angels and ZM15 - The Sealed Shrine utilize this zone.
  • Green portals are used to warp from the Crag Halls of Transference directly to "Sky", on either side of the area where Despot is traditionally fought. Blue portals are activated by Pincerstones and provide access between the "elemental" islands. Yellow portals provide access to "Guardian" islands, where the "Shijin" are spawned, and cannot be used while the respective god is being fought. Red portals provide access to the "Ark Angel" islands.


The Map of the Ru'Aun Gardens may be obtained via Ru'Aun Coffer.

Treasure Coffer

Screenshots from Ru'Aun Gardens:

This page last modified 2009-12-19 20:30:01.

Updated: Sun Dec 20 02:23:23 2009

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# Mar 06 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Excellent
31 posts
I haven't actually EXPLORED this place "physically" yet, but I have a thing for gathering information...so here goes. You do a quest to gain entrance to the teleportation device in Hall of the Gods, first off...and port to Ru'Aun. Judging by maps and about 5 million posts I've read, this area connects to Ve'Lugannon Palace, Shrine of the Ru'Avitau, and possibly La'Loff Amphitheater and the Celestial Nexus...not sure on the last two, almost nobody talks about them. All the NMs here have an ultimate purpose: to grant access to a battle with Kirin (Japanese for God, apparently...strange, he was just a weird horse with a group regen in ff6). First, there's 8 NMs you're supposed to kill:

Despot (drops Gem of the West)

Brigandish Blade (Gem of the South)
Steam Cleaner (Gem of the East)
Zipacna (Gem of the North)

Faust (drops Summerstone)
Mother Globe + 6 Slave Globes (Springstone)
Olla Pequena/Media/Grande (Winterstone)
Ullikummi (Autumnstone)

Then, there's 4 more NMs that each require a combination of 1 specific gem and stone to battle; these 4 are sort of sub-gods under Kirin (and anyone who's played Seiken Densetsu 3 may recognize them as parts of the names of the special attacks of the final 4 forms of the werewolf)

Genbu (North, Winter)
Byakko (West, Autumn)
Suzaku (South, Summer)
Seiryu (East, Spring)

Each of those 4 drop a seal named after them...when you have all 4, you can summon up Kirin to battle. I would -guess- that Kirin's the toughest mob in the game, though I've heard horror stories about the King Behemoth and Fafnir...and then recently hearing about the lottery pop, Nidhogg, with Fafnir makes me wonder even more (come on...a lottery pop with an already-incredibly-powerful NM?). Also, I've found virtually zero info on any Dynamis mobs thus far. Well, guess I'll have to get an alliance or 3 and kill them all to find out...heh.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 04 2004 at 4:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) IT IS possible to party her at lvl. 20 the monsters range from lvl 18-70 so have fun ladys
RE: it is possible...
# Feb 26 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Elementals are listed as having level 18-70+ because their level varies wildly with where they are. Simply put, a thunder elemental found here will be MUCH higher level than a thunder elemental in, say, Konschtat Highlands.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 06 2004 at 6:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) its possible to go there at level 20...if you want to die in one hit, anyways as you can see from that site with the screnshots you need to have killed the Shadowlord which is lke mission 12 i think, when it says 18-70 it actually means that everything is about 70...and lastly i am not a lady
# Jan 22 2004 at 2:04 AM Rating: Default
I'm like seriously salivating i wanna go there so bad. I live for exploration ^^
Re: Where?
# Jan 21 2004 at 3:33 AM Rating: Default
If you click on the link at the top, you can see, but I'll tell you. Tu'Lia seems to be a gigantic floating castle in the sky, related to the crags in some way. The monsters here run rampant, and you need to have a whm with the hiding spells to keep you alive. And on my server, it's always controlled by Windurst^^.
RE: Re: Where?
# Nov 08 2004 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
Whatever you do don't depend on people casting EVER. Fact about this place, Dolls aggroe by magic and they are EVERYWHERE in this area. You can find groups of dozens of them all over the place. Everyone that comes here comes with silent olis, prism powders, ect.
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good

this page has some screenshots of both Hall of the Gods and Ru'Aun Gardens.
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
I saw from a connection map that this place connects with these two:

Ru'Avitau Shrine
Ve'Lugannon Palace
From what I know...
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
From what I have been able to gather the center of this a teleporter that goes back and forth between Hall of the Gods. As to a quest...no idea. I saw a few screen shots and it looked pretty nice.
what i herd
# Dec 14 2003 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
i herd u have to do a quest to get in is what i herd, tuff quest.

rip john
What is this place?
# Nov 28 2003 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
Its supposively L60-L70.....so it's all the more tantalizing.
# Nov 26 2003 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
No entrance... No exit... No information... This looks like somewhere you can go only when you are very very strong. Looks fun though. I wonder if it's pretty.
# Nov 13 2003 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone ever been to this place?
What kind of Monster can I find there?
AND: Where are this Gardens?
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