They're relics from the Allagan Empire, a civilization what thrived durin' the Third Astral Era. That's around five thousand years ago, in case you're wonderin'. Despite their tiny size, each one's said to contain a library's worth o' knowledge o' the past. They've gained some amount of popularity among the rich eccentrics o' the realm, who buy the tomestones from me by the bagful. An' for my part, I source them from adventurers like yourself. The Allagan Empire once spanned all Eorzea, so there's no shortage o' places where tomestones might be found. Bring me whatever you come upon durin' your escapades, an' I'll strike you a deal.
The Allagan Tomestones are a kind of special currency and item in Final Fantasy XIV. They are archives used by the Allagan Empire, a civilization that thrived during the Third Astral Era, and as such are considered very valuable. The player can exchange tomestones they obtain for high level equipment by talking to Rowena's merchants in Revenant's Toll and Idyllshire.
Types of Allagan TomestoneEdit
Allagan Tomestone currencies are capped at 2000 each. They are awarded for completing various high level activities. Allagan Tomestones of Poetics are available to the player at any level (assuming they are capable of unlocking and clearing the content that awards them), however tomestones introduced in Heavensward are only available to characters at level 60, with any reward involving them adjusted to award experience or Poetics at lower levels. As higher tiers of tomestones are introduced, lower tiers are deprecated, and have to be converted to the next tier up at some point before they are removed entirely. If the player still has tomestones of a tier that are being removed, they will be rendered forfeit.
|Philosophy||Available from the launch of A Realm Reborn, these were used to purchase Darklight equipment (Item level 70). This currency was made unobtainable in patch 2.2, and removed entirely in patch 2.4. Darklight equipment can now be obtained from dungeons that were added in patch 2.2.|
|Mythology||Available from the launch of A Realm Reborn, these were used to purchase vintage gear (Item level 90), higher item level variants of Artifact Equipment. This currency was made unobtainable in patch 2.4, and removed entirely in patch 3.0. Vintage gear can now be obtained from dungeons that were added in patch 2.4.|
|Soldiery||Introduced in patch 2.2, these were used to purchase Weathered Masterworks equipment (Item level 100, upgradable to unweathered Masterworks, item level 110). This currency was made unobtainable in patch 3.0, and removed entirely in patch 3.2. Weathered Masterworks armor can now be obtained from Hunts, and the tokens used to purchase the weapons can now be bought with Allagan Tomestones of Poetics.|
|Poetics||Introduced in patch 2.4, these can be used to purchase Ironworks equipment (Item level 120, upgradable to Augmented Ironworks equipment, item level 130). Unlike other outdated tomestones, these have not been deprecated, as this is the highest tier of tomestone that is of use to level 50 players.|
|Law||Introduced in patch 3.0, these were used to purchase Yasha equipment (Item level 170, upgradable to Asuran equipment, item level 180). This currency was made unobtainable in patch 3.2 and removed entirely in patch 3.4. Yasha equipment can now be obtained from Hunts.|
|Esoterics||Introduced in patch 3.05, these were used to purchase Antiquated Artifact Gear (Item level 200, upgradable to Artifact Gear, item level 210). This currency was made unobtainable in patch 3.4, and any still in the player's possession can be converted into Allagan Tomestones of Lore by talking to Auriana in Revenant's Toll. Alternately, Allagan Tomestones of Esoterics can still be used to purchase items needed for the Anima Weapon quests. Artifact Gear can now be obtained from Hunts.|
|Lore||Introduced in patch 3.2, these can be used to purchase Eikonic Gear (Item level 230, upgradable to Augmented Eikonic Gear, item level 240).|
|Scripture||Introduced in patch 3.4, these can be used to purchase Shire Gear (Item level 260, upgradable to Augmented Shire Gear, item level 270). Players may only obtain 450 Allagan Tomestones of Scripture per week.|
|Unidentified Allagan Tomestone||Obtainable in the Second Coil of Bahamut and Syrcus Tower, can be traded for the Gerolt Masterworks weapons.|
|Encrypted Tomestone||Can be traded for Ironworks Magitek weapons. Found in the Final Coil of Bahamut, and one can be obtained per week for completing all three parts of the Crystal Tower raid.|
|Allagan Tomestone of Theology||A key item obtained in the quest "A Fiendish Likeness" used to unlock Containment Bay S1T7 (Extreme).|
|High-Capacity Tomestone||Purchased with items dropped from Alexander: Midas, can be traded for Eikonic weapons.|
|Allagan Tomestone of Divinity||A key item obtained in the quest "A Deific Simulacrum" used to unlock Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme).|
|Micro Tomestone||Purchased with items dropped from Alexander: Creator, can be traded for Shire weapons.|
The player can purchase equipment and items with Allagan Tomestones at Rowena's shop in Revenant's Toll or Idyllshire.