Hatching-tide (2014)

Hatching-tide Event Icon.pngHatching-tide - 2014
Event Timeline:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:00 a.m. (PDT) to Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)  (Source)
Event
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Sunny Side Up in Eorzea

In an age of shadow some fifteen centuries past, a colossal flood consumed the realm, ushering in the Sixth Umbral Era. When salvation was thought beyond reach, a band of heroes known as the Twelve Archons stepped forward to banish the darkness. Tales of their bravery have been passed down through the ages, and the tradition of Hatching-tide now serves to preserve the memory of their selfless actions.

The festival was founded several years ago, before the realm fell to ruin in the wake of the Seventh Calamity. An eccentric Miqo'te named Jihli Aliapoh is said to have been visited in her dreams by the Twelve Archons of eld, descending from the heavens atop beautifully bedecked eggs. They spoke unto her a declaration of their return, and she now works tirelessly to see her dream someday turn to reality. Each year countless eggs are gathered and painted in an array of colors with splendid patterns. Though most serve merely as decorations about town, a select few chosen by Jihli and her Dreamers are reserved for Hatching Hour, a grand ceremony in which the chosen eggs are used to summon the Archons back to Eorzea.

Hatching tide is a celebration of fellowship, exemplified by the Dreamers' concerted efforts to amass eggs for the festival. Nevertheless, I could not help but wonder if there is more to their preparations than the ornaments about town. The Dreamers have seen fit to ship eggs to the three city-states, but in sums far greater than last year's festival. The streets should be flooded with eggs, but there is neither hide nor hair of a surplus to be seen. It is my duty to seek the truth for our readers, and to that end, I scoured the taverns and alleyways of Eorzea for word of these wayward eggs. But therein lies the rub, for it would seem this year's celebration has a twist─something to entice newcomers to partake in the egg-centric revelry: a Hatching-tide egg hunt.

With the backing of Black Rabbit Traders, egg shells have been stuffed with a veritable bevy of goods, and hidden in the fields of Eorzea. Considering the dangers that await beyond the city gates, it would stand to reason that this hunt is intended for adventurers. With an insatiable desire for spoils and glory, I can think of no one better to pluck these eggs from their barbarous hiding places.

But to what end do they entice the realm's adventurers with promises of bounty? As Jihli and her Dreamers eagerly await the time of Hatching Hour, perhaps the eggs they covet so dearly will contain the answers we seek.
- Oliver Goodfellow
Achievementicon.png Achievement(s): Eggstreme Hunting
Brilliant Egg Cap Icon.png Brilliant Egg Cap
Brilliant Egg Ring Icon.png Brilliant Egg Ring
Bronze Decorative Egg Icon.png Bronze Decorative Egg
Chocobo Egg Cap Icon.png Chocobo Egg Cap
Chocobo Egg Ring Icon.png Chocobo Egg Ring
Egg Harness Icon.png Egg Harness
Gold Decorative Egg Icon.png Gold Decorative Egg
Midnight Egg Cap Icon.png Midnight Egg Cap
Midnight Egg Ring Icon.png Midnight Egg Ring
Pristine Egg Cap Icon.png Pristine Egg Cap
Pristine Egg Ring Icon.png Pristine Egg Ring
Silver Decorative Egg Icon.png Silver Decorative Egg
Vibrant Egg Cap Icon.png Vibrant Egg Cap
Vibrant Egg Ring Icon.png Vibrant Egg Ring
Related Quests (7)
Name Lvl XP Gil Location
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Gridania) &000000000000001500000015 3,360 286 Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Limsa Lominsa) &00000000000000010000001&000000000000001500000015 3,360 286 Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks - The Aftcastle  (11-13)
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Ul'dah) &00000000000000010000001&000000000000001500000015 3,360 286 Ul'dah - Steps of Nald - Ruby Road Exchange  (10-9)
Eggsigent Circumstances &00000000000000020000002&000000000000001500000015 3,360 382 Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
Nothing to Yolk About &00000000000000030000003&000000000000001500000015 3,360 382 Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
The Yolks on Us &00000000000000040000004&000000000000001500000015 3,360 382 Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
Hard-boiled &00000000000000050000005&000000000000001500000015 3,360 Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
NPC Involvement (4)
Name Location
Augustiniel Old Gridania  (7-9)
Jihli Aliapoh Old Gridania- Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre  (10-9)
Orselfaux Ul'dah - Steps of Nald- Ruby Road Exchange  (10-9)
Oscarlet Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks- The Aftcastle  (11-13)
Other Activities (2)
Eggcelsior
What's Yours is Mine (FATE)
Monster Involvement (1)
Scrambling Spriggan


How to Participate

Jihli Aliapoh and her fellow Dreamers will be seeking those who would experience the wonders of Hatching-tide.
※ Please note that these quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.

The story arc for this event is comprised of multiple quests that will be released at the following times:

    • Chapter 1: From Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:00 a.m. (PDT)
    • Chapter 2: From Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)
    • Chapter 3: From Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)
    • Chapter 4: From Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)
      • Previous chapters will remain available as new chapters are unlocked.
Schedule

Chapter 1: Egg-hunting We Will Go

Required Level: 15 or above
Quest Prerequisites: None

Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks - Oscarlet
Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks
Received Quest(s): Egg-hunting We Will Go (Limsa Lominsa)
Old Gridania - Jihli Aliapoh
Old Gridania
Received Quest(s): Egg-hunting We Will Go (Gridania)
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald - Orselfaux
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald
Received Quest(s): Egg-hunting We Will Go (Ul'dah)

Chapter 1: Eggsigent Circumstances


Required Level: 15 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Egg-hunting We Will Go

Old Gridania - Jihli Aliapoh
Old Gridania
Received Quest(s): Eggsigent Circumstances

Chapter 2: Nothing to Yolk About

Required Level: 15 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Eggsigent Circumstances

Old Gridania - Jihli Aliapoh
Old Gridania
Received Quest(s): Nothing to Yolk About

Chapter 3: The Yolks on Us

Required Level: 15 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Nothing to Yolk About

Old Gridania - Jihli Aliapoh
Old Gridania
Received Quest(s): The Yolks on Us

Chapter 4: Hard-boiled

Required Level: 15 or above
Quest Prerequisites: The Yolks on Us

Old Gridania - Jihli Aliapoh
Old Gridania
Received Quest(s): Hard-boiled

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