The Rising (2014)

The Rising Event Icon.pngThe Rising - 2014
Event Timeline:
Wednesday, August 27th 2014 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, September 8th 2014 7:59 a.m. (PDT)  (Source)
Event
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The Rising is the name given to the anniversary of the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is usually a grand affair, featuring unique artwork for the 'countdown to the Anniversary', words of thanks from the Developers, and usually several stories entitled Tales from the Calamity. There is also the Eorzean Census and a very long Anniversary Broadcast, usually involving a challenge for one of the developers to do in-game for all to see. This year's event also included other events over the span of two a month period, including: A screenshot contest for Moonfire Faire, a Dragon Quest X Cross-over Event, a Final Fantasy XI Cross-over Event featuring Shantotto, Lightning Returns - Final Fantasy XIII Cross-over Event, and more! There were also several real world events taking place around the world: Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany. TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2014 at Makuhari Messe, and Pax Prime 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Please visit the Lodestone Link above and to the right for a link to the anniversary website full of complete details!

Story

The heavens are ablaze with fireworks as Eorzea celebrates the Moonfire Faire. With the townsfolk captivated by majestic colors sweeping across the skies, Adventurers' Guild chaperones set off a special set of fireworks to mark another momentous occasion: the Rising. In memory of those lost to the Calamity, and with hopes for a better tomorrow, the night sky alights with flowers of flame─a beauty to behold the realm over. Furthermore, rumor has it that this dazzling display has inspired a song of remembrance from a certain individual.

Tales from the Calamity

Please see our Loremonger Entry for this five-part series of short stories released by Square Enix during this event.
Achievementicon.png Achievement(s): A Bloom with a View
Huzzah Emote Icon.png Huzzah
Magicked Prism (Meteor Survivor) Icon.png Magicked Prism (Meteor Survivor)
Realm Reborn Red Icon.png Realm Reborn Red
Wind-up Minfilia Icon.png Wind-up Minfilia
Wind-up Thancred Icon.png Wind-up Thancred
Related Quests (1)
Name Lvl XP Gil Location
What Blooms in the Night &000000000000001500000015 3,360 191 Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks  (11-12)
NPC Involvement (2)
Name Location
Bran Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks  (11-12)
Rising Vendor (2014) Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks- The Aftcastle  (11-13)


How to Participate

Players can speak with the Rising Vendor at Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11 Y:13) to purchase commemorative gifts available during this event.
Speak with Bran at the Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks just above The Aftcastle at X:11, Y:12 to undertake the What Blooms in the Night quest!

Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks
Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks

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