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#1 Aug 15 2011 at 9:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Now that there is more lore in the game I was thinking it would be fun to share the tidbits of interesting lore that we've come across.

For instance, today I was fishing and I noticed that there was a "red star" beside the moon. I remarked to my LS about how creepy looking the red star looked.

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Anyway, so after doing some gathering leves, I ran up to Wineport to participate in the bomb event, and saw a couple of [!] so I went to talk to the npcs.

One of the NPCs then proceeded to tell me about the "red star"...


I'nairoh: When night falls and I can no longer work the vineyards, I oft gaze up at the moons and follow their celestial dance across the heavens.
I'nairoh: It is commonly held that the larger of the two is the embodiment of Menphina, the Lover. The legends surrounding the smaller moon vary, though. While there are some who believe it to be Menphina's daughter, others swear that it is her lantern. However, the most popular tale tells us the moon is actually Menphina's loyal hound, Dalamud, ever vigilant in his watch over the goddess.
I'nairoh: Grapes picked on the mornings when Dalamud's eyes shine brightest are said to produce the finest of wines, which is why many of us here in this hamlet rise before the ****'s call and check the skies before attending to the day's tasks.
I'nairoh: As for grapes picked when Dalamud appears a bloody red, like he has been of late... I regret to say that winemakers' lore tells us little and less of this phenomenon. Some few of my peers have been quick to point out the similarity between the color of wine and blood as auspicious, but I find myself struggling to adopt such a positive outlook.
I'nairoh: Never in all my years have I seen Dalamud in such an inflamed state, and it's all I can do to stay the dread that's welling up in my stomach. Ill change is afoot, my friend, and I fear it's something that will affect far more than the quality of wine. For now, though, I intend to keep these sentiments to myself and I ask that you do the same, lest panic engulf this quiet little community.Now, where were we? Ah, yes...


I just thought it was cool to notice something out there and then be told about it right after by the npc... It is little things like this which make the world seem more alive.
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#2 Aug 15 2011 at 9:53 PM Rating: Good
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http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/20889-Theory-on-the-moons.

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Edited, Aug 15th 2011 11:53pm by Khornette
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#3 Aug 16 2011 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ul'dah used to be a twin city, her sister city, who's name I am at a loss to remember, fell to ruin and is now buried under the sands somewhere in the deserts of Thanalan.
#4 Aug 16 2011 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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RamseySylph wrote:
Ul'dah used to be a twin city, her sister city, who's name I am at a loss to remember, fell to ruin and is now buried under the sands somewhere in the deserts of Thanalan.


Oh cool - do you remember roughly what npc told you this?
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#5 Aug 16 2011 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
RamseySylph wrote:
Ul'dah used to be a twin city, her sister city, who's name I am at a loss to remember, fell to ruin and is now buried under the sands somewhere in the deserts of Thanalan.


Oh cool - do you remember roughly what npc told you this?


Interestingly, and what makes this a bit of trivia worth sharing, is that it was the Firefall Faire event NPC in Ul'dah.
#6 Aug 16 2011 at 3:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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It will grow over the next three days, and unless you continually go back in time, the world will be destroyed.

No wait, that's Majora's Mask.
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#7 Aug 16 2011 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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Oh cool - do you remember roughly what npc told you this?


You can learn about it more from the miner storyline, the sister to the two lalafell brothers (names escape me) goes into it a fair deal in all three missions.

Really got my attention to the games background.
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#8 Aug 16 2011 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
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xxAnikalxx wrote:
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Oh cool - do you remember roughly what npc told you this?


You can learn about it more from the miner storyline, the sister to the two lalafell brothers (names escape me) goes into it a fair deal in all three missions.

Really got my attention to the games background.


Neneko.

I was under the impression that, that was a different city of different civilisation, as it was over a thousand years before the current timeline. Also the Thanalan Archon was mentioned to be a Gladiator who fought against a mighty magus Empire a thousand years before (In one of the side-quest in Miner's Guild, pretty low rank). They seem to be linked, both the Archon and the city destruction.
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#9 Aug 17 2011 at 3:14 PM Rating: Good
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sounds cool. I think I'll see if my miner has any open quests.
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