Valentione's Day (2012)

Valentione's Day Event Icon.pngValentione's Day - 2012
Event Timeline:
Wednesday, February 1, 2011 (7:00 a.m. (PST)) to Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (1:59 p.m. (PST))
Event
Titleicon.png Heartbreaker
Band of Eternal Passion Icon.png Band of Eternal Passion
Consecrated Chocolate Icon.png Consecrated Chocolate
Paramour's Pendant Icon.png Paramour's Pendant
Platinum Paramour's Pendant Icon.png Platinum Paramour's Pendant

How to Participate

That season of love is nearly upon us—that magical time of year when we turn to chocolate-scented kisses to convey the love we hold in our hearts. Yes, Valentione's Day is fast approaching! Indeed, it appears The Harbor Herald, unable to contain its feelings any longer, has already published an article in eager anticipation!

During the Valentione’s Day event, matchmaker NPCs can be found at the following locations.

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

Speak to Popoka (Ul'dah), Momoga (Gridania), or Loloju (Limsa Lominsa) for help obtaining a partner.

  • You can request to search for a partner to profess Pure Love or to evaluate Glory of Love.
  • The search will last 5 minutes. Anyone else seeking a partner will automatically be invited in that time frame.
  • Alternatively, you can simply form your own party.

Walkthrough

Valentione's Day Booth

Additional information can be found by speaking to any of the event NPCs:

Bond of Pure Love

  • Speak to Ophellia, Olyffe, or Nicolaa while in a party of 2 and select the option "Profess a bond of pure love."
    • Any combination of race, gender, nationality, and Grand Company will work.

Rewards
Seasonalachievementicon.png Love Me Tender
Consecrated Chocolate Icon.png Consecrated Chocolate x 3 (Once per game day)
Paramour's Pendant Icon.png Paramour's Pendant


Bond of Dear Love

  • Speak to Ophellia, Olyffe, or Nicolaa and select the option "Ask which race is curently being sought."
    • The race being sought changes each game day and will be the same for all three cities.
  • Form a party of two with a player of that race who belongs to that city's Grand Company
    • The Maelstrom for Limsa Lominsa, The Order of the Twin Adder for Gridania, The Immortal Flames for Ul'dah
  • Speak to the NPC again and select the option "Profess a bond of dear love".
  • Repeat this for all three cities.
    • You may complete each city within a single game day.

Rewards
Seasonalachievementicon.png B.F.F.
Consecrated Chocolate Icon.png Consecrated Chocolate x 3 (Once per game day)
Platinum Paramour's Pendant Icon.png Platinum Paramour's Pendant


Glory of Love

For this final section of the event, the Consecrated Chocolates will be used. Using them on another player will grant them one Glory of Love point. The goal is to partner up with another player and use the chocolates so that the total number of points between you totals 20 or higher.

  • Form a party of two and use Consecrated Chocolates to increase your Glory of Love score.
  • Speak with Qhom Jinjhal, Doyoh Lihzeh, or Rhela Nbolo.
    • The option "Ask after your current Glory of Love standing" will reveal your current total.
  • Accumulate a total of 20 or more points.
  • Select the option "Have your Glory of Love standing recorded."
    • This will use up the points of BOTH participants, but BOTH must select it to obtain rewards.
  • Bonus: The couple with the highest score will receive new Lodestone character backgrounds.
    • One winning couple will be selected per city per game day.
    • Qhom Jinjhal, Doyoh Lihzeh, or Rhela Nbolo will tell you the current winning couple's point total if you select the option "Inquire after the most loving couple."

Rewards
Seasonalachievementicon.png Did It All for the Glory of Love
Band of Eternal Passion Icon.png Band of Eternal Passion
Seasonalachievementicon.png Love Makes the World Go Round (If all three necklaces are obtained)


Yearly Lore

Connecting all lands and peoples in her everlasting embrace, the sea bears to Limsa Lominsa the wisdom and voices of a thousand shores. In today’s edition, The Harbor Herald examines the forthcoming celebration of love, and exposes some of the rumors surrounding a particularly special sweet.

Nothing Says Lovin’ like Consecrated Chocolate

Those who have sojourned in Limsa Lominsa may have come to know one Dympna Tinstyll. An independent exporter of exotics, Dympna is also an avid enthusiast of the culinary arts, and it is for that reason that we are proud to present The Good Salt, a column in which Dympna can share her delectable knowledge with all of Eorzea. Today she writes about a very special chocolate treat said to have the power to make the feelings in our hearts known to those we love.

Be My Valentione

Arabelle de Valentione. The legendary Countess of Ishgard who risked all that she had and was in her quest to discover true love, and whose name is now immortalized in the Eorzean holiday of Valentione’s Day. Be my Valentione! Three simple words to communicate that most profound and heartfelt of sentiments—love me as I love you. Yet simplicity is no substitute for courage, and implicit in these words is the confessing of one’s deepest feelings, the laying bare of one’s very heart, and the unshakable fear of rejection. For the shy and timid among my audience, and for all whose faces are quick to take red, allow me to share news of a certain chocolate for which you will no doubt be pining.

Words may be wind, but wind reaches all, and the hushed winds that have reached the Herald tell us that the chocolates are now being prepared at the Bismarck. Some say that the gourmets there have learned something of the divine concoctions made by the maiden servants of Menphina, goddess of love. Still others claim that a rare and valuable spice extracted from Meracydian gold is used in the baking. All that can be said for sure is that a truly unique and amazing recipe has been devised. What is more, it seems the commissioning of the Bismarck to produce these treats came at the hands of none other than the Adventurers’ Guild. Most interesting indeed!

The restoration of the Grand Companies in each of the three nations has served to create rifts between adventurers. Could it be that rivalry and infighting may come to exact a toll on the solidarity and fraternity among them? It seems such misgivings are not altogether absent within the Adventurers’ Guild.

It is a splendid thing indeed that the adventurers have come to take a sense of pride in the Grand Companies to which they pledge themselves, be they of the Storm, Serpent, or Flame. Amidst foreboding rumors of the coming of the Seventh Umbral Era, however, Twelve forbid that the needs of the realm’s citizenry go unattended due to bickering and bitterness between factions of adventurers.

Yet there is no malaise what cannot be set right by chocolate! Whether all we have heard is truth or lies, what cannot be denied is the movement that has begun—a movement meant to foster and promote love among adventurers, be it romantic or fraternal. And these chocolates are the key to its success! But do they truly possess the power to communicate one’s love to another as we have heard? Can Valentione’s Day fan the flames of love beyond the barriers put in place by the Grand Companies as the Adventurers’ Guild hopes?

Whatever fate the gods may have in store, one fact is clear—I simply have to try one of those chocolates!

Dympna Tinstyll, Culinarian Columnist