Updated Thu, Oct 29, 2009 by Stow
If you're on the lookout for materials to craft something a little bit tougher than Titanium, you're going to need Aether Gems. Since leveling aether extraction is such a pain in general, the price for the good stuff in this area is going to get rather high in a hurry. Why is it so difficult to be self sufficient in this? Alas, your hard work thus far to 200 is about to pay off further. We at Ten Ton Hammer have you covered with our guide to diving into lava on accident, or Aether Extraction 200-299, Asmodean style.
See that lava river right by them to the north west? Run along side it and dive straight down to Node #1, with a rest spot right next to it. Head due south along the walls to find Nodes 2 and 3, and do wide half circles along the east sky temple wall to find the most 200 nodes. This one is really easy compared to most starter tiers.