In order to participate in Voidwatch, you must satisfy the following conditions:
After completion of one of these quests, you will receive a stratum abyssite (initially obtained from a “present day” city area Voidwatch Officer). You can then also begin obtaining voidstones.
In order to initiate a Voidwatch battle, the appropriate stratum abyssite on the initiating player must be advanced at least as high as the tier associated with the battle (see the tables below under “Voidwatch Ops”). Only the one player initiating the battle needs to fulfill this requirement. Higher tier stratum abyssites are obtained either by upgraded automatically, or by completing certain Voidwatch Quests.
The Voidwatch Officer NPC will also provide the player with voidstones on request. Voidstones regenerate over time, one per 4 hours. This process is not automatic, so you need to talk to an Officer each time. You can hold an infinite amount of Voidstones, and your current amount can be found in [Status] → [Currencies] in your menu or by speaking with the Voidwatch Officer.
Players can also acquire Voidstones by trading gil and conquest points to Voidwatch Purveyor located in the three major cities. The rate is 250,000 gil and 20,000 conquest points per voidstone.
For more information, BG Wiki’s Voidwatch section can be used for information about NPCs, flow, and such; however, keep in mind that mob abilities and level are MUCH different on Nocturnal Souls than what is listed in their wiki. For level and drops, be sure to check out the Members Portal.
Players must initially speak to a Voidwatch Officer in order to obtain a Stratum Abyssite key item. Each key item needs to be acquired only once and begins a “line” for Voidwatch.
Any mention of speaking with the “present-day” Voidwatch Officers (or the VWO’s in general), players should speak to these officers in one of the three main cities. The NPCs in Jeuno, Outlands cities, and past-day cities will not update quests that do not directly pertain to them.
After defeating all of the monsters within a tier your stratum abyssite will automatically advance to the next tier.
For example, a player who possesses Crimson Stratum Abyssite and then is present for the defeat of both Sarimanok and Cottus will automatically upgrade to Crimson Stratum Abyssite II, then to Crimson Stratum Abyssite III upon defeating Krabimanjaro, and finally Crimson Stratum Abyssite IV upon defeating Belphoebe and Kholomodumo.
Players no longer lose their prior tier stratus abyssite on upgrade, allowing them to continue to challenge previous tiers of VWNMs.
This VERY condenced chart shows the flow from tier to tier, city to city (click it to enlarge.)
Once the city paths are complete, you must complete the full requirements of the Guardian of the Void quest (except the Walk of Echoes part), which includes traveling to Pashhow Marshlands (S) for a cutscene and then return to a Voidwatch Officer in one of the present-day main cities.
Once tihs is complete, you’re next stop is Jeuno.
You should have the quest Battle on a New Front under your Crystal War quest log at this point and the white stratum abyssite.
Your White Stratum Abyssite I will automatically upgrade into White Stratum Abyssite II upon sucessful completion of all Tier I Voidwatch battles.
After completing Jeuno Tier II, talk to any present-day Voidwatch Officer to receive a cutscene and alarum. Go to Ru’Lude Gardens and trigger the Audience Chamber door. You will receive a cutscene, the White stratum abyssite III, and the Voidwatchers Emblem: Qufim.
You should have the quest VW Op. 126: Qufim Incursion at this point along with the White Stratum Abyssite III from the prior quest.
After completing Jeuno Tier III, talk to any present-day Voidwatch Officer and proceed to Ru’Lude Gardens and talk to the Audience Chamber door. Next go to the Verdical Conflux in Pashhow Marshlands [S] for a cutscene. Talk to any Voidwatch Officer in the present and again go to Ru’Lude Gardens and talk to the Audience Chamber door. You will receive the White Stratum Abyssite IV & Tricolor Voidwatchers Emblem.
After defeating all Jeuno Tier IV Voidwatch battles, your White Stratum Abyssite IV will automatically upgrade into White Stratum Abyssite V.
After defeating all Jeuno Tier V Voidwatch battles, your White Stratum Abyssite V will automatically upgrade into White Stratum Abyssite VI.
At this point, you have completed the Jeuno Voidwatch operations and can proceed to the Zilart path.
After starting Voidwatch Ops: Border Crossing and receiving the Ashen Stratum Abyssite, speak to Hildegard in Kazham to begin Zilart Tier I (Elshimo Path). Engage in and complete the three Zilart Tier I (Elshimo Path) Voidwatch battles in the Elshimo region:
Return to Hildegard to complete the Elshimo path.
After starting Voidwatch Ops: Border Crossing and receiving the Ashen Stratum Abyssite, speak to Gushing Spring in Rabao to begin Zilart Tier I (Kuzotz Path). Engage in and complete the three Zilart Tier I (Kuzotz Path) Voidwatch battles in the Zepwell region:
Return to Gushing Spring to complete the Kuzotz path.
Complete both the Kuzotz and the Elshimo paths and return to Kieran in Norg to complete Zilart Tier I.
Next talk to Gilgamesh for a cutscene who will tell you to talk to Kieran again. Kieran will upgrade your Ashen Stratum Abyssite into Ashen Stratum Abyssite II.
Engage in and complete the three Zilart Tier II Voidwatch battles in the Li’Telor region:
Return to Kieran to have your Ashen Stratum Abyssite II upgraded to Ashen Stratum Abyssite III.
Engage in and complete the three Zilart Tier III Voidwatch battles in the Tu’Lia region:
After defeating all 3, return to Norg and speak to Kieran to complete the Zilart Path.
Speak with the NPC Owain in Tavnazian Safehold at (H-6) for a cutscene. Choose to participate in voidwatch operations to receive Hyacinth Stratum Abyssite. Defeat the following Voidwatch notorious monsters in Promathia areas:
Return to Owain to have your Hyacinth Stratum Abyssite upgraded to Hyacinth Stratum Abyssite II.
Kill Bismarck in Bibiki Bay (F-9) and return to Owain to complete the Tavnazian Path.
Speak with the NPC Camille in Wajaom Woodlands at (M-7) to receive Amber Stratum Abyssite. Defeat the following Voidwatch notorious monsters in Aht Urhgan areas:
Return to Camille to have your Amber Stratum Abyssite upgraded to Amber Stratum Abyssite II.
Kill Morta in Aydeewa Subterrane (G-8) and return to Camille to complete the Aht Urhgan Path.
At this point, the Voidwatch operations are complete. The finale in Provenance does not exist at this time.