In the waters south of Galdin Quay lies a two-pronged island, famous for its unique topography—the Umbral Isle of Angelgard. As its name would imply, the island is purported to have higher connections. Said to be the spot where the gods gather and where the power of our star is centered, Angelgard is treated as sacred ground.
Angelgard is a peculiarly shaped island off the coast of Galdin Quay in Final Fantasy XV. It is a small barren island that has two peaks that could be taken to resemble wings. The island has but a prison and nine towering staves stuck on the ground around it. It is a sacred island where the gods gather and where the power of Eos is centered. The island plays a key role in the storyline of the multiplayer mode Final Fantasy XV: Comrades.
In Final Fantasy XV the player can't directly explore the island unless via a glitch. The island is visited in Comrades. If the player tries to visit Angelgard with the royal vessel in the Windows and Royal Editions, they get a small cutscene telling the player to seek to power of the gods.
Pier at Galdin Quay overlooking the island.
- Mysterious island off the coast of Galdin Quay, long rumored to be the spot where the gods gathered. Some devotees used to offer prayers from the dock of the quay, but none ever set sail for the Umbral Isle to make their prayers in person. The island is regarded as sacred ground never to be tread upon: not even the royal family is allowed access.
- A series of reefs surround Angelgard cutting through the oceanic currents and threatening to sink any ships that veer too close. While ferries and fishing boats typically avoid the island, some truly adventurous anglers have been known to approach the Umbral Isle in hopes of landing a big haul, but those reckless souls rarely return.
The world was once in peace with the Six Astrals looking over Eos. Angelgard was once their meeting place, where they would bestow their powers upon humanity. In antiquity it was a prison island where criminals were sent to reflect upon their sins. Ramuh would pass judgment and smite those he deemed unworthy with a bolt of lightning. After the emergence of Starscourge and the War of the Astrals, Ramuh went to rest in Angelgard.
After a two millennia long slumber, Ramuh is awoken by Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, the Oracle, who wants him to forge a covenant with Prince Noctis. The island has become a sacred landmark viewed with revere from Galdin Quay, but never tread upon, not even by the royal family.
After forging his covenants with the Astrals and meeting Bahamut, Noctis sleeps inside the the Crystal for ten years. During this time, the remaining Kingsglaive visit the island at Bahamut's behest. The five remaining Astrals appear, with Bahamut challenging the Kingsglaive to a duel to test their worth and redeem themselves for their failure to prevent—or culpability in—the death of Noctis's father King Regis.
Having triumphed, Bahamut redeems the Kingsglaive and tasks them with protecting Angelgard from daemons while Noctis undergoes his Revelation. Eos is enveloped in the long night, Angelgard being the last place on Eos that falls into darkness.
After ten years, Noctis awakens at Angelgard with the sky black and with not even the stars showing. He meets the Messenger Umbra that has a message for him from his friends to meet them at Hammerhead. Noctis discovers his father's yacht, which he steers to Galdin Quay. As he leaves the island, Noctis meets with the exhausted Kingsglaive and Gentiana, who asks that he fulfill his duty as the True King so their sacrifices will not be in vain.
Eye for IslandsEdit
"Eye for Islands" is a quest for Vyv at Lestallum that becomes available after completing "The Perfect Landscape". Vyv requests a photo of the island taken from Galdin Quay. Completing the quest yields 1,500 EXP and 7,500 gil.
Creation and developmentEdit
The team created a clay model of Angelgard to render its shape. The model was then digitized.
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- It is possible to visit the island via an "out of bounds" glitch if the player swims there on a chocobo. It is not possible to fly the Regalia Type-F across it, but with the chocobo glitch the player can get a better look at the swords left on the site.
- If the player goes to the Galdin Quay dock at the end of the restaurant, they have the option to have Noctis sit and look toward Angelgard.