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The 22nd Floor (第22層, Dai 22-sō?) of Aincrad is one of the most sparsely populated areas in Aincrad. Although it is one of the lower floors, with around 9 kilometers in diameter,[1] most of the floor's surface is occupied by lakes and forests. Monsters only seldom appear within this floor and even the Labyrinth on this floor had a very mild difficulty. The floor is also known for not having any Field Bosses, unlike most of the other floors.

GeographyEdit

The floor mostly consists of several deep coniferous forests, grass plains and numerous lakes that dot the landscape. The forests and lakes together occupy most of the floor's area, with a humongous lake, with a diameter of about 1 kilometer, existing in the middle of the floor and the floor's Labyrinth being situated on the northern coast of the humongous lake. The floor's terrain is mountainous and hilly with different areas of the floor being connected via raised wooden walkways. The floor posses a beautiful view of the landscape.

Settlements and Notable LocationsEdit

CoralEdit

Coral Village is the main settlement of the floor, located in the southern coast of a giant lake in the middle of the floor. Coral is small to the point that it may even be called a hamlet.

The Lake Outside CoralEdit

Although there are several lakes on this floor, the lake outside of Coral is the only one with a very high difficulty and is also a place where a local fish god, that appears during a fishing event, lives.

Asuna and Kirito's Log HouseEdit

After Asuna and Kirito got engaged, they came to find a log cabin that Kirito had discovered by chance in one of the floor's forests while the front line was still at this floor. The log cabin, located in near the southwestern edge of the floor, was also part of the «Witch of the West and the Three Treasures» quest and could only be bought after the quest was completed.

The Northwestern CliffsEdit

The northwestern side of the floor includes an area that is sealed off by cliffs and is inaccessible on foot. This is the site for the «Witch of the West and the Three Treasures». A witch castle is located within the elliptical sealed off quest area.

HistoryEdit

As the difficulty of the 22nd Floor is exceptionally low, the clearers managed to defeat the Floor Boss within 3 days[2] of the floor being unlocked which was far below the average clearing rate at the time. After the Labyrinth was cleared, as there were no important quests on the floor, it mostly only attracted only fishermen and woodcrafters with its large lakes and forests.

On October 24, 2024, Kirito returned to the floor with Asuna to buy a detached house in the forest. However, the house they were looking for was not present at the location that it was supposed to be and they later found out that the house was part of the «Witch of the West and the Three Treasures» quest. After triggering the quest, they were taken to an isolated location in the northwestern area of the floor where they had to defeat the Witch of the West before being able to buy the house. Afterwards, the couple spent nearly two weeks on the floor, engaging in various activities and adventures.

Later, in New Aincrad, the floor was unlocked on Christmas Eve of 2025 after Asuna's party joined the boss raid force as soon as the 21st-30th floors were made conquerable in the Christmas Eve's patch and, after an intense battle, managed to defeat the boss. The first thing that Asuna and Kirito did after reaching this floor was to re-buy their old log house within the forests of this floor.

Known MonstersEdit

  • «Maroon Wolf»[3]

Known BossesEdit

Known QuestsEdit

  • The «Witch of the West and the Three Treasures»

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

NavigationEdit

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Floor Notable locations and landmarks
1 Town of BeginningsBlack Iron Palace, Hidden DungeonMonument of Swordsmen[Navbar 1]Monument of Life[Navbar 2]Chamber of Resurrection[Navbar 3]TolbanaHorunka Village
2 Urbus, Urbus Teleport Gate Plaza, Marome Village, Taran Village
3 Forest of Wavering Mists, Zumfut, Zumfut Teleport Gate Plaza, Dessel
4 Rovia, Rovia Teleport Gate Plaza, Bear Forest, Yofel Castle, Usco Village, Caldera Lake
5 Karluin, Karluin Teleport Gate Plaza, Mananarena, Shiyaya
7 Monster Arena[Navbar 4]
8 Frieven Village, Frieven Teleport Gate Plaza
9 Dark Elf Queen's Castle[Navbar 5]
10 Thousand Snake Castle[Navbar 6]
11 Taft, Taft Teleport Gate
19 Ralberg, Ralberg Teleport Gate, Hill of the Cross, Griselda's Tomb
20 Sunshine Forest
22 Coral Village, Coral Teleport Gate Plaza, Forest House K4, Lake Outside Coral Village,
24 Panareze, Panareze Teleport Gate Plaza
25 Giltstein, Giltstein Teleport Gate Plaza, Former location of the Knights of Blood Headquarters
27 Ronbaru Town, Ronbaru Teleport Gate
28 Wolf Plains
35 Forest of WanderingMishe, Mishe Teleport Gate Plaza
39 Nolfret, Nolfret Teleport Gate Plaza, Former location of the Knights of Blood Headquarters
40 Jaileum, Jaileum Teleport Gate Plaza
46 Ant Hill
47 Floria, Floria Gate Plaza, Hill of Memories, Forest of Giant Flowers
48 Lindarth, Lindarth Teleport Gate Plaza
49 Myujen, Myujen Teleport Gate Plaza
50 Algade, Algade Teleport Gate Plaza
55 Granzam, Granzam Teleport Gate Plaza, Knights of Blood Headquarters, West Mountain
56 Pani, Divine Dragon Alliance Headquarters
57 Marten, Marten Teleport Gate Plaza
59 Danac, Danac Teleport Gate Plaza
61 Selmburg, Selmburg Teleport Gate Plaza
65 Old Castle Labyrinth
66 Old Castle Labyrinth
72 Ozmalt, Ozmalt Teleport Gate Plaza, Agarla Village
74 Kamdet, Kamdet Teleport Gate Plaza
75 Collinia, Collinia Teleport Gate Plaza
100 Ruby Palace
  1. Only in New ALO
  2. Only in the SAO official service
  3. Only in the SAO Beta
  4. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 1
  5. According to Kizmel in Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 7
  6. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Part 14
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