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In Shadow's Wake (Level 83)

Sophia Hayes

How to start and complete the Main Story Quest In Shadow’s Wake (Level 83) in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (FF: XIV).

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mainqueststart.pngThe Martyr (Level 83) mainqueststart.pngHelping Hands (Level 84)

Starting NPC

mainqueststart.pngThe Watcher: Mare Lamentorum (X:15.9 Y:31.0)
20pxMap33Icon.pngNearest Aetheryte: Sinus Lacrimarum

The Watcher is the starting NPC


The watcher would discuss grave matters with you.


60pxMainquest3Icon.pngSearch for your comrades at the Watcher’s Palace.

Travel around the Watcher’s Palace and then enter to talk to Y’shtola and trigger a cutscene.

Y'shtola is inside the Watchers Palace

60pxMainquest3Icon.pngInspect the dimly glowing crystal.

Travel up the staircase to find the Dimly Glowing Crystal on the wall.

Inspect the Dimly Gowing Crystal

60pxMainquest3Icon.pngInspect the faintly glowing crystal.

Travel back down the staircase one level to inspect the faintly glowing crystal.

Inspect the Faintly Glowing Crystal

60pxMainquest3Icon.pngInspect the warmly glowing crystal.

Travel down the stairs one more level to inspect the Warmly glowing crystal.

Inspect the Warmly Glowing Crystal

60pxMainquest3Icon.pngInspect the brightly glowing crystal

Travel down the stairs another level down to inspect the Brightly Glowing Crystal.

Inspect the Brightly Glowing Crystal.

60pxMainquest4Icon.pngSpeak with Y’shtola

Travel to the bottom of the staircase and speak with Y’shtola to trigger a cutscene.

Y'shtola In Shadow's Wake quest turn-in.

Completion Rewards

EXP Gil Other Rewards
065001hr1.png 475,200 065002hr1.png 1,170 Weapon Coffer Phrygian Weapon Coffer

Unlocks Quests

Type Quest Name
mainqueststart.png Helping Hands (Level 84)


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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    Mac, PC, PS4, PS5
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  • Guide Release
    3 December 2021
  • Last Updated
    12 January 2023
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Welcome to our Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker guide! Endwalker is the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV after the last expansion Shadowbringers. This guide currently contains the following:

NEW - Updated for patch Patch 6.2

Patch 6.0

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