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Foundation Day (2012)

Seasonalachievementicon.pngFoundation Day - 2012
Event Timeline:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 18:00 p.m. (PDT).
Titleicon.png Crystal Bearer
Flame Tracer Icon.png Flame Tracer
Over-aspected Cluster Icon.png Over-aspected Cluster
Over-aspected Crystal Icon.png Over-aspected Crystal
Serpent Tracer Icon.png Serpent Tracer
Storm Tracer Icon.png Storm Tracer

How to Participate

During the event, officers from the three Grand Companies will be stationed at the following locations:

Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks Gridania Ul’dah Merchant Strip
Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks Gridania Ul’dah Merchant Strip

All information about the event can be found by speaking to any of the new event NPCs:

Additionally, the NPCs in each of the company headquarters will also offer information.


Foundation Day Booth

Visit the Grand Companies

Storm Tracer Icon.pngStorm Tracers
Serpent Tracer Icon.pngSerpent Tracers
Flame Tracer Icon.pngFlame Tracers

Bonus Reward:
Lighting off each of the three tracers will award you a Lodestone achievement!. Caution Icon.png

Defeat Atomos

  • Defeat Atomos and check on the Voidstone to receive an Over-aspected Cluster and the "Chock-full of Elemental Goodness" Lodestone achievement.
  • Additional checking of the Voidstone may yield Over-aspected Crystals or various status effects.
  • Turn in the Over-aspected Cluster to the a Grand Company representative at the event booth for 4000 grand company seals.
  • Turn in 4 Over-aspected Crystal to the a Grand Company representative at the event booth for an additional 1000 grand company seals. This can be repeated.


This event was accompanied by a release of The Mythril Eye entitled Foundation Day Returneth!

Never blinking and all-seeing, The Mythril Eye misses naught that transpires within the lustrous domain of coin. In today’s edition, senior editor Havak Alvak reports on this year’s Foundation Day and the troubling rumors surrounding the celebrations.
Whispers of War?
The Grand Companies of Eorzea are once again coordinating ceremonies to commemorate the creation of their allied army. Like the boisterous bacchanals of yesteryear, these Foundation Day festivities are scheduled to start simultaneously in the three city states. Organizers hope to rally public support for the soldiers and strengthen their fighting spirit.
However, ominous overtones overshadow this year’s plans. Recent reports indicate that the Immortal Flames are purchasing prodigious proportions of military materiel. In particular, perceptive people have spotted substantial shipments of spirits, supplies, and Gysahl greens, the prices of which have suddenly soared.
Speculation is spreading that the procurement of these provisions is preparation for a ferocious fight with Garlean forces. Furthermore, the Grand Companies are expected to relentlessly recruit and appeal to adventurers for assistance this anniversary.
In addition, our readers have no doubt noticed the fleets of flying warships floating in the Eorzean firmament. According to military commentator Osaku Ysaku, the movements of these mechanical monstrosities strongly suggest a massing of Garlean might at Mor Dhona. If this analysis is accurate, the armies of Eorzea and the Empire are both bracing for battle─that is, unless conflict has already covertly commenced.
Havak Alvak