The Path of Da'at can be first accessed by the Phantom Thieves on January 13th, when the third semester's free time window is open. This path consists of 16 areas (with waiting rooms for rest on areas 5 and 11), with the 16th area as the Cognitive Control Room, which must be reached to continue the infiltration in Maruki's Palace.
Da'at possesses a white ambience, with turquoise roots spreading across the areas and the first eight zones of Mementos, to symbolize Maruki's control over the Palace of the Masses following Yaldabaoth's defeat on the Day of Reckoning.
These roots also are seen in the first eight paths of Mementos and are concentrated in the centre of the Hall of the Grail, where the Holy Grail was placed. Similar devices are frequently used by Takuto Maruki and his Shadow associates in his own Palace, for tasks such as information transfer, infrastructure, and restraining, such as when Sumire Yoshizawa was seized for treatment.
The Hall of the Grail is the area that lies beyond the Path of Iweleth, after the Prison of Regression is destroyed, and acts as the compressed remnants of the Shrine of the Holy Grail and has an escalator ascending upwards into Da'at.
When the Shadow Selves for the four Mementos Requests inhabit an area, the walls become turquoise as well, symbolizing Maruki's lack of control over the targets, since he has not overwritten the entire world with his actualization for the time being.
The Shadows found in here take the form of slender human-like creatures with fossilized appearances and wear white and turquoise masks. They have thin hands that flail about and eight tentacles to move forward.
List of Enemies
The Shadows found on this path are the same ones found in both the Depths of Mementos and the Qilphoth World dungeons, so if they have not been recruited yet, such as those areas' Treasure Demons, the protagonist can do so in this zone. There are also much stronger groups of Shadows found in past Palaces with different titles that cannot be recruited or negotiated with.
Strangely enough, Regent can occasionally be found here.
- Da'at, in Kabbalistic mythology, is the state where all ten Sephirah in the Tree of Life are united as one. Sometimes, it is considered a proper Sephirah on its own. In particular, this path of Mementos is based on the lower Da'at or the personification of Zeir Anpin as opposed to the upper Da'at represented by Adam Kadmon. Zeir Anpin embodies mental aspects, including reason and emotion. It is also associated with ideas or powers that rely on recognition, perception and consciousness, tying it to Maruki's (or Azathoth's/Adam Kadmon's) ability to manipulate cognition.
- Unlike other Mementos areas, the Path of Da'at is named after the unison of all Sephirah (or in some interpretations, a Sephirah itself) instead of a Qliphah.