Sky Temple Grounds
The Sky Temple Grounds is the Dark Aether counterpart to the Temple Grounds. It is separated into four isolated sections, several of which have high amounts of Phazon. The Sky Temple Grounds is also home to a large variety of Ing.
The Sky Temple Grounds is the first area on Dark Aether that Samus visits, after she follows Dark Samus through a Portal, although the room visited is unreachable after the Ing take much of Samus's equipment. Samus visits the Grounds later in order to gain entry into Torvus Bog. Once the energy of Agon Wastes, Torvus Bog, and Sanctuary Fortress has each been recovered, she visits the Grounds in order to recover three Sky Temple Keys and return them to the Sky Temple Gateway in order to access the Sky Temple. After defeating the Emperor Ing in the Sky Temple, Samus returns to the Sky Temple Grounds in order to escape before Dark Aether collapses.
- The Sky Temple Grounds is the only area on Aether or Dark Aether that does not have a Save Station.