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Since the North American launch of the game, seasonal events have been part of the fabric of Vana'diel. Some of the fondest memories of long-term veterans of the game are chasing down costumed townfolk to give them candy or fighting the mighty treants that roamed the land. Festively decorated trees, cherry blossoms, and fireworks in the night skies are just some of the ways that the towns are brightened up for the various celebrations.

Seasonal Events


New Year

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To celebrate the New Year, various beasts roam around the countryside of Vana'diel waiting for adventurers to trade them items to wish the citizens of Vana'diel fortune in the New Year.

New Year's Alter Ego Extravaganza!

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New Year's Alter Ego Extravaganza Guide

Coinciding with the New Year seasonal event during the month of January, various Alter Ego Ciphers become available from various venues. These are the Trust Ciphers available during the New Year period:

§ From the Far East, the enigmatic Tenzen!
§ The Springserpent General herself, Mihli Aliapoh!
§ Valaineral R Davilles, master of the Uriel Blade!
§ Coming to you straight from Abyssea, Joachim!
§ Bane of beastmen, the Red Rose Warrior, Noillurie!
§ The fiery Elivira, captain of the Gold Musketeers!
§ The most patient beastmaster, Lhu Mhakracca!

§ Ferreous Coffin, the bringer of white death!
§ Gilgamesh, salty samurai of the sea!
§ The Tavnazian Terror, Kukki-Chebukki!
§ Adoulin's eyes and ears, Margaret!
§ Leonoyne, the ice-cold hero of Jugner!
§ Maximilian, the cunning commander of the Bastokan 1st Legion!
§ Kayeel-Payeel, Master Caster of the Aquarian War Warlocks!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valentione's Day

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To celebrate the real-world Valentine's Day, Square-Enix created Valentione's Day. Based on a timeless story of romance in San d'Oria, Valentione's Day is a time for love.

Doll Festival

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Based on the traditional Japanese Hina-matsuri festival, the Doll Festival celebrates girls. Festive sets and cherry blossom trees adorn the streets of the cities, while specially created rice cakes can allow adventurers to recapture the feeling of being a little girl.

Egg Hunt

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To celebrate Easter, Square-Enix created the Egg Hunt. Moogles hide eggs lettered eggs all around Vana'diel, it is up to adventurers to collect them and spell out different letter combinations to earn special prizes.

Spring Alter Ego Extravaganza!

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Spring Alter Ego Extravaganza Guide

Happening either during the month of April or May, various Alter Ego Ciphers become available from various venues. These are the Trust Ciphers available during the Spring Extravaganza:

§ Qultada, captain of the Seagull Phratrie!
§ Adelheid Sturm, explosives expert!
§ Amchuchu, engineering genius of Adoulin!
§ Vana'diel's most prestigious chocobo chick, Sakura!
§ The Red Menace, Ovjang!
§ The Reticent Protector, Mnejing!

§ Rahal, Commander of the Royal Knights!
§ Koru-Moru, the lovelorn professor!
§ Cid, master of war machines!
§ Makki-Chebukki, the "me" in meteor!
§ King of Hearts, the consummate Cardian!
§ Morimar, first general of the founder king!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feast of Swords

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Not to leave the boys out in the cold from the Doll Festival, the Feast of Swords takes place near the end of each April. Possessed armor from the far east have taken to fields across Vana'diel... defeat them with special swords to earn prizes.

Adventurer Appreciation Campaign

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The Adventurer Appreciation Campaign is a celebration of Final Fantasy XI, coinciding with the game's anniversary each year (May 16). Moogles in the starter cities provide adventurers with hidden information and a variety of prizes as a show of gratitude for the protection that they give the citizens of Vana'diel.

Vana'versary Mog Bonanza

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Official Bonanza Website

The Vana'diel of your dreams is only 5 digits away!
Mog Bonanza is a special event where players get to draw numbers for the chance to win fabulous prizes such as rare armors, weapons, and not to mention the all-mighty Gil. The Ninth Vana'versary bonanza in the summer of 2011 was announced to be the final Mog Bonanza due to international gambling laws, but bonanzas resumed in early 2013 after the situation was resolved.
"Vana'versary" Bonanzas are held to coincide with Adventurer Appreciation Campaigns each year (May 16), with the annual Bonanza being held in November (11/11).

Sunshine Seekers

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Sunshine Seeker is an early summer event that further delves into some of the characters introduced in the quest Babban Ny Mheillea. Don the guise of a mandragora and complete the tasks posed to you to receive special equipment and an Alter Ego of the eponymous mandragora!






Celestial Nights

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Celestial Nights is a midsummer event that celebrates the star-crossed love of a Prince and Princess from warring nations.

Summer Alter Ego Extravaganza!

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Summer Alter Ego Extravaganza Guide

Happening either during the month of July or August, various Alter Ego Ciphers become available from various venues. These are the Trust Ciphers available during the Summer Extravaganza:

§ From the Far East, the enigmatic Tenzen!
§ The Springserpent General herself, Mihli Aliapoh!
§ Valaineral R Davilles, master of the Uriel Blade!
§ Coming to you straight from Abyssea, Joachim!
§ Bane of beastmen, the Red Rose Warrior, Noillurie!
§ The fiery Elivira, captain of the Gold Musketeers!
§ The most patient beastmaster, Lhu Mhakracca!

§ Ferreous Coffin, the bringer of white death!
§ Gilgamesh, salty samurai of the sea!
§ The Tavnazian Terror, Kukki-Chebukki!
§ Adoulin's eyes and ears, Margaret!
§ Leonoyne, the ice-cold hero of Jugner!
§ Maximilian, the cunning commander of the Bastokan 1st Legion!
§ Kayeel-Payeel, Master Caster of the Aquarian War Warlocks!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunbreeze Festival

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In an attempt to shoo away the summer heat, the MHMU created the Sunbreeze Festival. Over the years it has taken on a variety of forms, but goldfish scooping, nightly fireworks, and the Fantastic Fraulein Mumor stage show are always among the festivities to help adventurers beat the summer doldrums!

The Green Festival

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A limited-time event, the Green Festival, will be coming to Lower Jeuno! Several stalls will be available for the duration of the event, but some are more... pungent than others.






Buffalo Blitz / Blazing Buffalos

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As summer ends, buffalo can be spotted on the loose across the fields of Vana'diel. The MHMU magically transports a herd of angry buffalo from Uleguerand Range and north down to middle lands so that the adventurers of Vana'diel can have fun herding (or being knocked around by) these angry beasts from hill to dale.

Autumn Alter Ego Extravaganza!

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Autumn Alter Ego Extravaganza Guide

Happening around the months of October or November, various Alter Ego Ciphers become available from various venues. These are the Trust Ciphers available during the Autumn Extravaganza:

§ Qultada, captain of the Seagull Phratrie!
§ Adelheid Sturm, explosives expert!
§ Amchuchu, engineering genius of Adoulin!
§ Vana'diel's most prestigious chocobo chick, Sakura!
§ The Red Menace, Ovjang!
§ The Reticent Protector, Mnejing!

§ Rahal, Commander of the Royal Knights!
§ Koru-Moru, the lovelorn professor!
§ Cid, master of war machines!
§ Makki-Chebukki, the "me" in meteor!
§ King of Hearts, the consummate Cardian!
§ Morimar, first general of the founder king!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harvest Festival

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Coinciding with Halloween (and other similar celebrations worldwide during the later half of October), the Harvest Festival has been a part of Final Fantasy XI since 2004. The event has expanded and evolve from ghoulish costumes running around town and candies to including a variety of quests with detailed storyline such as The Dark Lilies series.

Mog Bonanza

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Official Bonanza Website

The Vana'diel of your dreams is only 5 digits away!
Mog Bonanza is a special event where players get to draw numbers for the chance to win fabulous prizes such as rare armors, weapons, and not to mention the all-mighty Gil. The Ninth Vana'versary bonanza in the summer of 2011 was announced to be the final Mog Bonanza due to international gambling laws, but bonanzas resumed in early 2013 after the situation was resolved.
"Vana'versary" Bonanzas are held to coincide with Adventurer Appreciation Campaigns each year (May 16), with the annual Bonanza being held in November (11/11).

Starlight Celebration

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To coincide with the myriad of end-of-the-year holidays on Earth, Square-Enix created the Starlight Celebration. Seasonal decorations adorn the the starter cities and the Jeuno theme song is updated to a more festive version complete with sleigh bells. Smilebringers have you deliver gifts to the children of Vana'diel and participate in a variety of other activities in return for Dream armor, a Santa-inspired armor collection, holiday trees and stockings, and a number of other special gifts. Please visit the following links for more details.


Special Events


Anniversary MMO Collaboration

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To celebrate the anniversary of Square-Enix MMOs, a special collaboration between FINAL FANTASY XI, DRAGON QUEST X ONLINE, and FINAL FANTASY XIV is occasionally celebrated.

For further event details, see Anniversary MMO Collaboration Event.




Let's Go! Vana'diel Day!

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To celebrate FINAL FANTASY XI's 15th anniversary year (2017~2018); on the 15th of each month (JST) is "Let's Go! Vana'diel Day!"
Something a little different comes to Vana'diel on these momentous occasions, so take a look at each month's key phrases and enjoy this very special day.

Event Period:

JST: Monthly, from the 15th at 12:00 a.m. to 11:29 p.m.
PDT: Monthly, from the 14th at 8:00 a.m. to the 15th at 7:29 a.m.
MDT: Monthly, from the 14th at 9:00 a.m. to the 15th at 8:29 a.m.
CDT: Monthly, from the 14th at 10:00 a.m. to the 15th at 9:29 a.m.
EDT: Monthly, from the 14th at 11:00 a.m. to the 15th at 10:29 a.m.
2017

Quiz for the Age

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An event celebrating the 15th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI held in May.

This event features crab-themed goods and a variety of other items as rewards.




My Little Shadowlord

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Adorn your Mog House with Shadow Lord statues!

During the campaign period, players will have a chance to obtain three types of Shadow Lord statues when completing the Rank 5 mission. In addition, synergizing the three statues together will yield a Beastman Gonfalon. Now you can show your dark side by decorating your Mog House like it was controlled by the Shadow Lord and beastmen!




Jingle Baaas 11/11 Event

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Celebrate XI Day with a new anniversary event, Jingle Baaas! This event features a reward fashioned by the famed Chacharoon and a variety of other items.






The Crystal War Revisited

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With the imminent release of Wings of the Goddess, Square-Enix created a one-time event called Crystal War Revisited. Please visit the appropriate page for details on the event.






Double EXP Campaigns

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To celebrate the release of FINAL FANTASY XI's 5th expansion, "Seekers of Adoulin," the very first "Double EXP Campaign" was held. Additional Double EXP campaigns are scheduled for weekends sporadically. Please visit the appropriate page for details on the next occurrence (or most recent, if none is currently scheduled) Double EXP event.

Square Enix occasionally holds double Experience and Capacity Point campaigns. Sometimes this is alternatively done in the form of a double or triple Experience and Capacity Point chain bonus instead of a base bonus.




XI Years of FINAL FANTASY XI Special Events

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On May 16, 2013, FINAL FANTASY XI celebrated it's 11th anniversary of service. For this auspicious year, several special events were planned and occurred each month throughout the year. These events included continuous login campaigns which rewarded players with points exchangable for unique items for logging in each day, a special Mog Bonanza, a number of community contests, a Double EXP event, a special event to allow for free and fast access to Abyssea, and much more. See the FINAL FANTASY XI 11th Vana'versary page for all of the details.




VanaFest Golden Gobbiebag Giveaway

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The Golden Gobbiebag Giveaway was a one-time lottery-style event held in Vana'diel which offered a unique variety of items not seen in previous mog bonanzas, with only one entry permitted per account.





Mog Tablet Quest

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Thousands of years ago the great Moogle King Kupofried created 11 tablets inscribed with spells of happiness upon them, but the selfish bickering of his children made the king scatter the tablets across the Quon and Mindartia continents. Now it is up to adventurers to find the tablets so that the ancient magic of King Kupofried can finally bring joy to the lands. Unlike other Seasonal Events, the Mog Tablet Quest is scheduled for an indefinite period of time.

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