Type: Outdoor
Region: Lumoria
Min Level: 65
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi
Sealion's Den
Quests for Al'Taieu
Mobs found in Al'Taieu
Items found in Al'Taieu

Zone TypeOutdoor
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range65 to 75
Entry RequirementA Warrior's Path
Escapeno escape
Fellowship NPCNo
Final Fantasy XI


The warped remains of the once great Celestial Capital of the Zilart, Al'Taieu is secluded to all but the most skilled of adventurers seeking fame, fortune, and challenge. Even to this day, after 10,000 years since it became isolated from the rest of Vana'diel, bizarre creatures, such as the sky-borne Yovra and marine Phuabo, still dwell in this surreal area and serve as guardians to the Grand Palace.

This area is said to yield some of the most powerful of monsters, even the mighty Aern, Absolute Virtue.

Points of Interest


The Map of Al'Taieu can be obtained by completing a mini-quest requiring you to visit each Quasilumin in Al'Taieu.

Map 1

Screenshots from Al'Taieu:

This page last modified 2009-09-02 15:43:15.

Updated: Wed Aug 26 02:53:18 2009

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# Oct 28 2006 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
no chance to get here by bird... its in another dimension...lol
# Mar 17 2006 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
Would a lv 16 war be able to get here? Even if I neva beat CoP and if I use a choco?
# Jul 03 2006 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
What, so you can solo AV?
RE: Al'taieu
# Jun 06 2006 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
You don't necessarily have to beat CoP to be able to get there. You just need to have defeated Tenzen, or CoP 7-5, to enter Al'Taieu.. sea.
God Fights Similar to "Sky"
# Jun 29 2005 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone have any news or rumors of accessing fights with "Sea" Gods similar to that of Kirin and his underlings? I am under the impression that this would be the case. As of now, unfortunately, there is no evidence to back this assumption.
RE: God Fights Similar to
# Jan 28 2006 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
yeah check this God out!
RE: God Fights Similar to
# Aug 22 2005 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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RE: God Fights Similar to
# Jul 01 2005 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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It will be interesting as to where they will put these new HNM's. There really isn't much space in either of the exiting maps now (Grand Palace of Hu'xzoi and Garden of Ru'hmet). I'm getting it's the lower floor of The Garden of Ru'hmet.. since the elevator gives you the option of doing down, but doesn't actually work.

I hope that make it so that you can go down withoug having to "run the gauntlet" of the 4 Zdei's.
RE: God Fights Similar to
# Jul 01 2005 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
It's speculation that HNM's like that will be added later.
Partial Access
# Jun 10 2005 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
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What is not shown on this map is that you only have partial access here. There is a barrier across (pretty much all of) E9 and H11.

The farthest north you can get to is to the Updrafts. From the map, it appears that there are 2 more towers to the far north, but as of Jun'05, they are inaccessible.
RE: Partial Access
# Aug 24 2005 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
972 posts
I appears that someone has hacked their way into the northern area on this map. It seems that the northern area hasn't really been enabled. i.e. there are no mobs there. But they did find a bunch of things there.

Swirling Vortex x 2
Auroral Updraft x 3
Dimensional Prt x 3
Ou'Hpat Obelisk
??? - Esha'ntarl
RE: Partial Access
# Aug 24 2005 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
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;; double

Edited, Wed Aug 24 20:40:57 2005
RE: Partial Access
# Aug 24 2005 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
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gah.. triple. sorry

Edited, Wed Aug 24 20:47:31 2005
I Wonder??????
# May 17 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, the expansion is called CHAINS of Promathia, which i think refers to the actual god, and the gates to paradice, so that gets me wondering if "we" have to fight promathius (srry if mis-spelled) for some reason, like, the gates are opened, and the apacolypse starts or vice versa the apacolypse starts and we have to defeat promathius to get in to paradice or to stop the destruction of Vana'diel
looks like..
# May 05 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
..it reminds me of Macalania in FFX.

looks gorgeous, though. Wonder if I'll ever be able to see it in person >.<
*** another spoiler of sorts.
# Apr 03 2005 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
oh... this is the place that the Duchy of Jeuno is ultimately trying to get to, and is why you have to go to the Celestial Nexus the last Zilart mission to defeat them.
# Mar 30 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Al'taeiu is the place where the Zilartian King resides in the Grand Palace of Hux'Zoi. In the storyline this also where the keeper of the apocalypse is currently residing. Only thing is whether or not it is the realm of the celestial gods is up for debate. When you get there Nag'lomada exclaims that this is the area pass the gate of gods, but Ulmia and other NPCs will reveal that it may not be but the precurser to the relam of Gods.

When you enter Grand Palace Hux'Zoi you find a door called the Gate of the Gods. That is as far as anyone in the game can progress until the end of april.

The storyline is filled with a lot of plot twists after Sacraium and more importantly Promyvion-Vhazl. Allies become enemies and Enemies become Allies and etc. thats about as much as i want to spoil.
RE: *spoilers*
# May 05 2005 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
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ty for marking your spoiler! ^^
RE: *spoilers*
# Mar 30 2005 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Mon Oct 31 07:22:13 2005
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Spoilers please
# Mar 29 2005 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
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I'd love for someone to post some major spoilers on this place ><, atleast a little summary from Sacrarium to 8-1. If no one wants to spoil it for everyone, please email me at beauxyeu@yahoo.com
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# Mar 11 2005 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know the name of this area's music file? I'd love to hear it's music but i doubt i'll ever get to go there.
RE: Music
# Mar 19 2005 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
its music file 233. It's a rather tranquil tune.
RE: Music
# Aug 25 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
what program do you use to play the files with?
RE: Music
# Aug 25 2005 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Aug 25 16:40:36 2005
any new info?
# Mar 02 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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So, what's going on down there? Has anyone found out any new info about this place storyline-wise?
# Feb 26 2005 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
I dont get how you guys could have gone in there...when they didnt open it until the update on Febuary 24th or wheneevr it was...
# Feb 25 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
Got access last night. Good Music. Interesting mob agro. I can't remember names since they have really odd names. One mob would agro, come to you, look at you and changes their pose and then swims away lol.

It's a sea alright. Your basically walking on the water. Occasionally there are mobs that swim in the water, most are above the water it seems. To a lvl75, mobs were Easy Prey to Tough from what I saw. I will be going back tonight to try to get a map, gain access to more areas thus progressing in PM's.

PM 8-1 atm

# Feb 24 2005 at 3:26 PM Rating: Default
you get here after completing PM7-5 in which you fight Tenzen in a BC in Sealion's Den. You get teleported automatically i believe. You also get a Light of Al'taieu.
The map?
# Feb 01 2005 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
Just wondering...

If nobody has been here, how did they get a map on here? Or does that auto-collect program find the pictures for maps too?
RE: The map?
# Feb 11 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Auto-collection :P
# Feb 01 2005 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
This is a very nice place ^^

Edited, Tue Feb 1 03:14:47 2005
# Jan 31 2005 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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{Sea[Red]}[/Red o.O
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
Celestial capital
# Jan 26 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Excellent
Square-enix recently revealed this area at an Intel presentation of their new Centrino chip. It was a demo of sorts to show off the Centrino. The only information from SEI is that the area will be rolled out soon and represents the climax of the Promathia missions.

You can see some pics at http://squarenet.gamigo.de/main.php?site=sn-news&id=1499

The theory runs so far that The Garden of Ru'Hmet and the Grand Palace of Hu'Xzoi are related to it, but there is nothing solid to back this up.

Edited, Wed Jan 26 11:21:16 2005
# Jan 22 2005 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
196 posts
So does anyone really know how to get into Al`Taieu?
RE: How
# Feb 21 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
Truthfully I feel you have to finish the chapters they give in “chains of promathia”. I think this is the only true way to gain access to “Al'Taieu”. after Februarys update of course, when they add new chapters I strongly feel this is going to be one of the new areas one can access to do the new chapters.
# Jan 10 2005 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Personally after seeing the cutscene in the infirmary, this doesnt appear to be underwater. I think the names sea and sky are rather silly tho. I believe the key to get to Tu'Lia is called Moonpass not skypass... -.-
RE: City
# Jan 13 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
No, the item to gain access to sky is called the 'Cerulean Crystal' moon pass is what lets you get pass the moongates in Ro'Maeve for the 70+ leveling area. Calling it sky makes perfect sense, its in the sky, there we go?

Edited, Thu Jan 13 00:08:55 2005
RE: City
# Jan 13 2005 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
It makes sense, I've just always thought it sounded pretty dumb hearing things like "He's in sky right now." Usually in English you hear about "the sky" and things are "in the sky" rather than "at sky" etc. But the grammar hangups aren't my real point. Tu'Lia is in the sky. Al'Taieu probably isn't. Calling it Sky 2 just seems really dumb to me. Ah well :/

edit: typo

Edited, Thu Jan 13 14:52:41 2005
# Jan 07 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
Pictures some one give me pictures of this place >.< driving me crazy wanting to know what the scenery is like.
# Apr 18 2005 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
# Jan 08 2005 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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You see a glimpse of it in the first chapter with the mysterious youth in the hospital in Upper Jeuno.
# Jan 04 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
558 posts
actually my PT and i have started calling it <sea>
Retarded names...
# Dec 25 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Mark my words, the very moment I'm doing a Promathia mission and some jerk in my party says "I just want my sky 2 pass," I do /shutdown and never play the game again. I've always thought calling Tu'Lia "sky" sounded dumb, but "sky 2?" Isn't this place underwater? Could we possibly call it "sea" or something? It's gonna be so sad once people are only doing these missions for material rewards and such.
Retarded names...
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent

its called sky r.tard, because it sounds kewl and its in the {Sky} :P
RE: Retarded names...
# Feb 24 2005 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
Lol I hate calling it "sky" too. It's Tu'Lia, not that much harder to type.
RE: Retarded names...
# Feb 25 2005 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
Well the entire region floats about the clouds, so calling it "sky" does make sense, which is why the Japanese refer to it as "sora." But I see your point, just too bad autotranslating <Ru'Aun Gardens> <Area> is so cumbersom.
The new "Sky"
# Dec 13 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I think it will be for the Kuluu and the Promathia expansion what Sky and Tulia were for the Zilart.

Probably will have new gods to farm there as well :P
# Dec 07 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
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i think alot of ppl have noticed this but there seem to be arrows point out from those 5 entrances to the captial
RE: arrows
# Dec 21 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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five arrows, five crags, (Delkfutts, and Fei'Yin).
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RE: arrows
# Dec 11 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Which reminds me.....
I remember SE saying something about Inflatable Rafts in CoP.
Maybe thats how you access this place later on......maybe that boat in Sealion's Den.......
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