FFXIV's Starlight Celebration

Today on The Lodestone Square Enix announced the first holiday celebration for Eorzea!  Discuss in the ZAM FFXIV Forums or read on for details!

History

The history of Eorzea is a dark one, stained with the blood of those who have fallen victim to innumerable episodes of strife. Several generations ago, one such episode erupted into a series of battles that not only claimed countless lives, but left thousands homeless and without food. Yet none were hit harder than the children of Ishgard, who, in addition to being left hungry and alone, were forced to endure the chilling alpine winds of Coerthas in order to simply survive.

But it is oft said, the darker the history, the brighter the acts of good do shine.

Each night, while on their routine patrols of the city, a handful of Ishgardian knights would seek out these children and offer them room and board within the walls of their company barracks. This, of course, was strictly forbidden by the knight's charter, and so the kind men and women, many of them once orphans themselves, would disguise the children in the jackets of their scarlet uniforms, allowing them to slip into the building unnoticed.

After many months, the fighting eventually subsided and peace once again returned to the realm. As Ishgard rebuilt, the number of orphans in the city-state eventually dwindled back to zero, and soon the wartime tradition was all but forgotten...

Until a group of former orphans gathered together in order to pay tribute to the knights who rescued them, and ensure that no one ever forgot their remarkable deeds. On the coldest week of each year, they would dress up in brilliant scarlet uniforms and pass out gifts to the children of the realm, in turn, passing along the happiness that they once received on a starlit night, many years past.

And that tradition lives on today in the Starlight Celebration.

Duration

Wednesday, December 15th (4:00 p.m. PST) through Friday, December 31st (7:00 a.m. PST)

Receive a Little Happiness

Each city-state has put up decorations for the festival, including trees, arches, and bells. By ringing the bells at the following locations, holiday helpers known as Smilebringers will present adventurers with one of several gifts:

Bell Locations

Central Limsa Lominsa - Upper Decks

Central Limsa Lominsa - Lower Decks

Gridania

Ul'dah Merchant Strip

Ul'dah Hustings Strip

Gifts

Powdered Sugar

Young Dodo Roaster

Dodo Stuffing

Dream Hat Materials

Dream Tunic Materials

Dream Boots Materials

Twinklebox

*Presents are available for pick up once every four hours (earth time), with up to six being held for each adventurer in the event that they cannot collect their gifts right away. For example, if an adventurer returns to a bell 20 hours after receiving their last present, there will be five new presents waiting.

Create a Little Excitement

Players can use the gifts they receive to create festive items such as lavish outfits, scrumptious holiday sweets, and more!

Item Required Skill Materials
  Dream Cap Weaver Rank 11-20 Dream Hat Materials, Dormouse Fur, Cotton Yarn
  Dream Tunic Weaver Rank 11-20 Dream Tunic Materials?2 Circles of Dormouse Fur, Cotton Yarn
  Dream Boots Leatherworker Rank 11-20 Dream Boots Materials, Dormouse Fur, Antelope Sinew Cord
  Princess Pudding Culinarian Rank 1-10 Sunset Wheat Flour, Salted Butter, Chicken Egg, Cinnamon, Gridanian Walnut, La Noscea Orange, Blood Currants, Stardust Sugar
  Ore Fruitcake Culinarian Rank 1-10 Sunset Wheat Flour, Salted Butter, Chicken Egg, Cinnamon, Rasins, Almonds, Sun Lemon, Powdered Sugar
  Snowflake Peak Culinarian Rank 11-20 Sunset Wheat Flour, Salted Butter, Chicken Egg, Buffalo Milk, 2 Rolanberries, Sweet Cream, Powdered Sugar
  Roast Dodo Culinarian 21-30 Young Dodo Roaster, Rock Salt, Wild Onion, Salted Butter, Flatbread, Laurel, Cotton Yarn, Dodo Stuffing
  Starlight Log Culinarian 31-40 Sunset Wheat Flour, Salted Butter, Chicken Egg, Bubble Chocolate, Almonds, Rolanberry, sweet cream, Powdered Sugar

Give a Little Smile of Your Own

Embrace the giving spirit by surprising a friend or stranger with a newly crafted Starlight Celebration creation!

Receive a twinklebox? Why not pass it along to one of Eorzea's less-fortunate children? There are NPCs in each of the six hamlets collecting donations, and presenting good Samaritans with Dream attire.

*There are a total of three pieces to the Dream attire set. As they are not exclusive, players may possess more than one of each piece.

Area Hamlet NPC
Western La Noscea (11,23) Aleport Tsimh Panipahr
Eastern La Noscea (31,18) Wineport Eyriguht
The Northern Shroud (25,14) Hyrstmill Blavier
The Southern Shroud (45,46) Quarrymill Imailie
Eastern Thanalan (38,19) The Gold Bazaar Adeldreda
Western Thanalan (13,35) The Silver Bazaar Gaganji

 

Comments

Post Comment
OH NOZ! KWAFTINGZ!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
# Dec 18 2013 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
fncking whiners... it takes NO TIME and even LESS SKILL to get to L20 in weaving. STFU&DIAF if all you want to do is whine. In fact, it will take you LESS TIME to actually LEVEL to 20 than it would for you to vomit your nonsense on here about how awful it is to earn something you want instead of just being given to you because you are some self-entitled, self-deserving, self-absorbed b!7ch-bawling waste.

FFS go back to WoW where whining gets you anything you want and leave the "harder" mmo's to those who want to do more than smash their face on the keyboard to accomplish something.

Edited, Dec 18th 2013 9:53am by Luinne
OH NOZ! KWAFTINGZ!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
# Dec 19 2013 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Yeah buddy
OH NOZ! KWAFTINGZ!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
# Dec 18 2013 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Hey. don't know if you've noticed yet but all these "whining" comments are from 2010 lol
X-mas
# Dec 14 2010 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
"Receive a twinklebox? Why not pass it along to one of Eorzea's less-fortunate children? There are NPCs in each of the six hamlets collecting donations, and presenting good Samaritans with Dream attire."

Meaning that you don't have to craft them... let's just hope that these boxes drop often enough for non-crafter to get the pieces... if you enjoy running around of course ^^
Even if you want to craft them, it is not so tough/long to go to a craft rank around 15, just do leves and maybe use all the **** you used to sell to NPC to level it... agree with you people though, it shouldn't be mandatory to craft
One last point, it is not EX gear so why not asking someone to craft it for you if you have the materials? I know there are many nice people on the servers that will be glad to help you, if just for the skill points they can get out of it :D

Merry Christmas to you all!
____________________________


No Fail
# Dec 14 2010 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
*
72 posts
No Fail !!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
____________________________



tsk tsk
# Dec 14 2010 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
It's amazing how many people judge something before actually knowing ALL of the details.

I think I'll put my two cents in once I actually play around with it.
____________________________


Crafting Fantasy XIV?!
# Dec 13 2010 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
It's nice to see all the new stuff finally coming to the game but I really don't like how craft centered EVERYTHING seems to be at this point. I hope they change that.
____________________________


for non-crafters
# Dec 13 2010 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
"Receive a twinklebox? Why not pass it along to one of Eorzea's less-fortunate children? There are NPCs in each of the six hamlets collecting donations, and presenting good Samaritans with Dream attire."

Not sure but does the above imply that non-crafters can still get the dream attire ?
fail
# Dec 13 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Ive been trying very hard not to bash this game because like a lot of people I see massive potential with it. But yet again SE fails... Yay!!lets make our first event so that only 3 crafts can participate in making items for it!! Lets forget about the others and make them have to find a high level culinarian. I was hoping for at least something fun from this event, guess that isnt happening...
fail
# Dec 21 2010 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
you can trade the tinkerbox for dream gear. i had two trade them in and got the boots and the hat.
fail
# Dec 13 2010 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
19 posts
I always loved all of the Events in XI, and I have to admit, when I saw the "Starlight Celebration" posted on the Loadstone my breath caught for a second and I got super excited.
When I saw the return of the "Dream" gear, my excitement doubled!
Then, I read on...and I have to agree with you, northff.
Although my own crafting skills will probably be enough to complete most, if not all of these items, I don't feel I should have to! I don't usually think it's a good idea to give someone a gift for Christmas, have them open it and be like "Uhhhh, what is this?" "It's a guitar, stupid! But you have to BUILD it before you can ENJOY it! HAHAHAH!!!"
Ummm, no. However, after the effects of these items becomes known, I foresee the potential for making some SERIOUS gil come mid-2011. LOL!

All that said, I am still hoping for the best for XIV's first event since launch.
____________________________


fail
# Dec 14 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent

That's SE for ya lol. But hey, it's their first celebration even on this game so maybe they will have it right by next year rofl =P

If the game survives that long...
____________________________


Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.