Lightning Strikes (2014)

The two events (and quests) for 2014's version of Lightning Strikes, is identical to the one previously held during November of 2013. If you completed the quests during the 2013 event, you cannot complete them again for this repeat of the event. If you have quests leftover from 2013, you may complete them during this.
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Event Timeline:
Thursday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:59 a.m. (PST)  (Source)
Monday, September 1, 2014 at 1:00 a.m (PDT) to Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)  (Source)
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Adventurers Struck by Disbelief

Taverns across Eorzea are abuzz with talk of a mysterious warrioress slaying creatures then vanishing as quickly as she appears. With rumors spread so far and fast, I thought this was perhaps the foretelling of another great adventurer, an heir to the Warriors of Light. Brief dialogues with those who have glimpsed upon her, however, have regrettably left me with more questions than answers.

When asked to describe her appearance, my informants swore that her garments were unlike anything ever to be woven or forged in the realm. More concerning, however, was her weapon—a strange blade that also serves as a firearm. Far be it from this humble scribe to question one who would protect Eorzea's people, but only the Garlean Empire has been known to wield weaponry of such bizarre form and function. Coupled with battle prowess said to leave even the most accomplished of adventurers in awe, one cannot help but wonder where her allegiance lies.

Under the assumption we are dealing with an adventurer whose exploits have remained unnoticed, I took it upon myself to consult with the Adventurers' Guild. Surely, I surmised, a heroine of such high caliber would have registered with the guild before running headlong into dangers unknown. And yet, no matter which branch of the Adventurers' Guild I visited, the answer was the same. No one in their records matches the description of this nameless crusader.

With so much left unanswered, there is perhaps no better place to unravel this mystery than on the battlefields where she is said to appear. Stay alert on your travels, dear reader, that you may find the answer to the burning question on everyone's lips. - Petyr Winsome
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  • By completing the quest "For the Winsome" players will gain access to a new hairstyle from the aesthetician.

How to Participate

  • The story arc for this event is comprised of multiple quests that will be released at the following times:
    • Chapter 1: From Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
    • Chapter 2: From Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
    • Chapter 3: From Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
    • Chapter 4: From Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)
      • Previous chapters will remain available as new chapters are unlocked.
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  • Speak to the reporters who will appear at the following locations.
    • Please note that these quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.

Chapter 1: For the Winsome

Required Level: 12 or above
Quest Prerequisites: None
Quest Location: Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks - Petyr Winsome

Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks - Petyr Winsome
Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks
Quest: For the Winsome

Chapter 2: Seeking the Scoop

Required Level: 26 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete "For the Winsome"
Quest Location: Uldah, Steps of Nald - Dural Tharal

Ul'dah - Steps of Nald - Dural Tharal
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald
Quest: Seeking the Scoop

Chapter 3: The Knight's Passage

Required Level: 38 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete "Seeking the Scoop"
Quest Location: Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya

Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya
Old Gridania
Quest: The Knight's Passage

Chapter 4: Wonder and Lightning

Required Level: 45 or above
Quest Prerequisites: Complete "The Knight's Passage"
Quest Location: Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya

Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya
Old Gridania
Quest: Wonder and Lightning

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