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The 35th Floor (第35層, Dai 35-sō?) of Aincrad is home to the Forest of Wandering and the Christmas event boss, Nicholas The Renegade.

Settlements and Notable LocationsEdit


A town in a medieval European style, with white buildings and red roofs. In the anime, the streets are paved with stone, and oil lamps hang from supports and and over doorways, and brick is used in some construction.

Forest of WanderingEdit

A field dungeon that forbids teleportion as a means of escape. The Forest must be navigated, each section within a time limit, to be successfully escaped. On Christmas day, Nicholas The Renegade arrives near a giant fir tree in the Forest.


The floor was reached and then cleared in-between June, 2023[1] and December 2023.[2]

On December 24, 2023, Kirito arrived at the Forest of Wandering, intent on soloing Nicholas The Renegade for his rare revival item, the Divine Stone of Returning Soul. Klein attempted to dissuade Kirito from such a reckless maneuver, but when members of Divine Dragon Alliance arrived to claim the Stone for themselves, Klein offered to hold them off while Kirito faced Nicholas. After defeating the boss, Kirito discovered that the Stone could only be used to revive the recent dead, thus it was useless for his intended purpose of reviving Sachi, who had died many months earlier, and so he turned the Stone over to Klein.

On February 23, 2024, Silica parted ways with Rosalia and the rest of their party over an argument concerning distribution of loot. Still within the Forest of Wandering, Silica gradually ran out of healing crystals and lost her familiar, Pina, in combat. Kirito arrived shortly thereafter, rescuing Silica and returning her to Mishe. He offered to take her to the Hill of Memories to revive Pina. In truth, Kirito had come to investigate Rosalia and the dealings of her guild, Titan's Hand.

Known BossesEdit

Known MonstersEdit



  1. Frontline was at the 30th Floor (3 floors above the Labyrinth where the guild encountered the trap) at the time of the demise of the Black Cats, according to Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  2. The frontline was at the 49th Floor on Christmas Eve, according to Red-Nosed Reindeer.


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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, Medai 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
6 Stachion, Stachion Teleport Gate Plaza, Suribus, Ararro, Castle Galey, Lake Talpha
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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