Cavernous Maw

What lies beyond these mysterious portals of grotesque design, and why have they suddely manifested across Vana'diel? Perhaps the answer lies in rumors which state similar gates were also witnessed during the Crystal War, two decades past.

Mysterious portals, known as Cavernous Maws, can be found in various locations around present-day Vana'diel. These portals are used as gateways between the present, the past (Shadowreign Realm) and Abyssea. There is no cost to use the maws.

  • In order to use a present-day Cavernous Maw, you must use the same one in the past, similar to gaining access to Runic Portals (this does not apply to Abyssea Maws).


Crystal War Maws

You must pass through Garlaige Citadel (S) via Sauromugue Champaign (S) (G-11) to access this Maw.

Abyssea Maws

Using Cavernous Maws

When you zone into the past, the only maws you will be able to use from current time will be ones from which you have previously exited from the past.
  • Abyssea Cavernous Maws do not require you to enter/exit like Maws that give you access to the past. You can not enter Abyssea zones without using a Maw.
You have to be Level 30 or higher in order to enter Abyssea Cavernous Maws.


  • Gobbiebag expander Bluffnix will sometimes say that the Maws remind him of a song his grandgobbie used to sing to him about the "Mawed One."
  • The design of Cavernous Maws mirror that of Atomos and all its incarnations in previous Final Fantasy games.

Abyssea Cavernous Maw Teleport NPCs
Name Location
Horst Port Jeuno (H-8)
Vincent Ru'Lude Gardens (H-10)
Ernst Port Bastok (K-11)
Willis Port Windurst (L-6)
Kierron Heavens Tower (?-?)
Ivan Port San d'Oria (I-8)