Egg Hunt 2010

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Moogle: Um, Master? What are you doing staring blankly at an egg, kupo?

Alice: Huh? Oh, you mean this thing here?
Moogle: I say, it certainly does look unusual. Perhaps within its shell's shadowy confines slumbers a ferocious, five-headed fiend in the making, kupo!
Alice: A five-headed fiend!? Oh no! We...we have to get rid of this thing!
Moogle: Kupohoho, I was just pulling your leg, Master. I'm sure no such abomination hides within.
Alice: Y-you tricked me again. Wh-why are you...(sniffle)...always so mean...(sob) me...

Moogle: Uwaaah! F-forgive this tactless, timing-challenged moogle, Master! I was just trying to lighten the mood, kupo. Now, dry those tears and allow me to examine the egg...
Hmmm, I could've sworn seeing something similar before—ah, I remember now! It's one of those initial eggs used in the Egg Hunt event, kupo!
Alice: Egg...Hunt?
Moogle: Oh? Has Master yet to egg-sperience the egg-straordinary levels of egg-citement egg-stended by the Annual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza, kupo?
Alice: I don't know anything about it. I'm still kind of new to this adventuring business.
Moogle: In that case, allow me to egg-splain how one might participate! Do you see the letter egg-spertly inscribed on your initial egg, kupo? The game's objegg-tive is to collect these eggs and use them to form specific words. Once you have a prescribed word, show it to the event moogle, and you'll be rewarded for your efforts with a spegg-tacular prize!

Alice: You have to form words?
Moogle: Egg-sactly, kupo! The first challenge requires you to form your own name!
Alice: My name? Why, that's A-L-I-C-E. Golly, that's long. I'll never be able to collect all the letters.
Moogle: Don't be disheartened, kupo, as the first three letters are all that is regg-quired. If I might ask, what letter is on the egg you hold?
Alice: It's a "B."
Moogle: Egg-gads! That's no help at all, kupo...

Alice: (Sob)...
Moogle: Uwaaah! It-it'll be all right, Master! Trust me, kupo! You have an avid adventuring egg-quaintance named Bettye, don't you?
Alice: Yes, I do. She dabbles in white and black magics, and is super cute!
Moogle: You say cute, Master, but the Hume definition of cuteness is beyond moogle understanding, kupo.
Alice: I meant her personality, silly-billy.
Moogle: Wh-why, of course you did, Master. I-I mean, I'm not so shallow as to automatically assume you were r-referring to—(sigh)... I think I'd best quit before I bury myself deeper in quicksand, kupo.
Alice: Teehee! Got you back one!

Moogle: I must say, you've grown significantly in both strength and smarts since becoming an adventurer. And that's praise from the heart, kupo.
Alice: Why, thank you! But going back to the Egg Hunt, I know what you were going to say about Bettye: Her name begins with "B," right?
Moogle: Precisely, kupo! Your friend Bettye has use for a "B" egg, even if you don't. Because it's possible to trade initial eggs, the most egg-spedient way to form words is to join forces with friends, kupo.
Alice: But I was given just this one egg...
Moogle: Fret not, Master, for there are ways to egg-quire more, kupo. Trading egg-like objects to a festival moogle, for instance.

Alice: Oooh, I see.
Moogle: What's more, doing so while in a party will egg-stensively enhance your egg-earning egg-sperience, kupo! Why don't you try participating with Bettye?
Alice: What a wondegg-ful idea! I'm going to go find her right away!

With those words, Alice dashes out of her Mog House without affording so much as a backward glance. The moogle sees off his young master, his entire being aglow with supreme satisfaction.

Moogle: (Sigh) The things we do for a glimpse of that sparkle of delight in Master's eyes... Now then, where were we? Ah, yes, airing out the mattress, kupo.

A gentle spring breeze blows, setting newly sprouted leaves to rustling and bearing away with it the contented murmurs of one little moogle.

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Story: Miyabi Hasegawa
Illustration: Taniel

Event Schedule

The Egg Hunt event is set to begg-in on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 1:00am (PDT), and egg-spire on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 1:00am (PDT).

Moogle Locations

For the duration of the festivities, event moogles will appear at the locations listed below. Talk to them for a briefing on how to go about getting the absolute most out of your egg-hunting endeavors.

Southern San d'Oria (J-9) / Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Mines (I-9) / Bastok Markets (G-8)
Windurst Waters (north side) (F-5) / Windurst Woods (K-10)

How to Play

1. Collect Initial Eggs!
"Initial eggs" are eggs of avian persuasion that have been inscribed with a single letter of the alphabet. During the Egg Hunt, adventurers can receive a random initial egg from the festival moogles once every Vana'dielian day. Collecting and forming certain combinations of initial eggs will garner you event egg-sclusive prizes. Please note, however, that the letter inscribed on a particular egg will not be revealed to you until you receive it. Trading often with your fellow adventurers is the key to completing that elusive combination!

2. Make a "First 3" Combination!
First of all, try collecting the initial eggs required to make a "First 3" combination. Once you have the eggs you need, trade them to a moogle to receive your prize!

First 3: Collect the first three letters of your character's name.
For egg-xample, a character with the name of "Moogle" would need to collect one [M], and two [O] initial eggs.

3. Take it to the Next Level!

Initial Straight 8: An egg inscribed with the first letter of your character's name followed by the next seven letters in the alphabet.
For egg-sample, a character with the name of "Moogle" would need an [M], as well as an [N], [O], [P], [Q], [R], [S], and [T].

7 of a Kind: Seven initial eggs with the same letter.
For egg-sample, you could choose to collect seven [A] initial eggs.

*Hints - If you are in a party when speaking with a moogle, it is possible to choose an initial egg inscribed with the first letter of a party member's name. And if that party member happens to be wearing an egg helm...
- Try trading any type of "egg" to a moogle. Once every Vana'dielian day, you might find that the moogles will gift you with an initial egg in exchange for a "normal" egg.
- Newly created characters must wait at least one Vana'dielian day before they can receive an initial egg. Furthermore, you'll have to trade in a "First 3" before you can trade in any other combos. Think of it as a sort of preliminary test!
- The moogles are usually egg-stremely reluctant to give out any of their classified information, but maybe if you are persistent enough, one will let you in on a secret or two! Make it a point to talk to them as often as possible!

For those of you who are looking for a real challenge, try egg-sperimenting with different, more egg-citing combinations.

Unleashing Your "Egg Buffet"

Trade an egg locker, egg table, egg stool, and egg lamp to your resident moogle to have it assembled into an egg buffet. Similarly, trading an egg buffet will cause it to revert to the four aforementioned furnishings.

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