After staging an unsuccessful revolt against SE headquarters for what was perceived as an impending "Gardening Nerf," Pikko was apprehended by AlmaTec, the independently-run security company hired by SE to patrol their United States' premises. Taken into custody and removed to an undisclosed location, Pikko spent two long months under questioning. She was finally released (they say) but, now, her family members - both online and off - have tenuously moved on with their lives, and few actually question her whereabouts; some believe - quietly, always quietly - that there are darker forces at work.
And so rumours abound. Some say that SE broke Pikko during one of those days, that something within her snapped; whispers flow through the streets, that she had too much of the concrete walls and spent too much time staring into the empty eyes of the Yoshida banners covering every inch of the cell walls; that she's never been the same again. Some say that she caved in and confessed, told SE everything. Sold out.
I myself don't know for certain one way or the other, but I do know this: six members of AlmaTec Security went missing last month; and gardening is coming to FFXIV; gardening is coming, and it won't be nerfed.
____________________________"... he called to himself a wizard, named Gallery, hoping by this means to escape the paying of the fifteen hundred crowns..." (Machen 15) "Thus opium is pleasing... on account of the agreeable delirium it produces." (Burke para.6) "I could only read so much for this paper and the syphilis poem had to go."