A long time ago, on the farthest edges of living memory, a lone meteorite came hurtling down from the sky, finally coming to rest in a lightless corner of Vana'diel. From the molten core of this extraterrestrial rock emerged the demon king Ullegore, whose sole desire was the complete and utter eradication of joy and jubilance from the world. To perpetrate his devilry, Ullegore traversed the land in search of festivals, sowing the seeds of ennui wherever his foul shadow fell. One after the next, smiles were reduced to frowns, and hearty laughter silenced behind pursed lips.
Just when it seemed that all hope was lost, there arose an unlikely young heroine who would pluck Vana'diel back from the precipice of eternal tedium: Fantastic Fraulein Mumor! Seemingly an ordinary stage starlet, Mumor is in truth a magically imbued fighter possessed of the ability to convert the spirited cheering of her fans into a formidable force with which to vanquish evil. Aided by her girl-next-door good looks and winsome ways, Mumor danced and sang her way into the hearts of folk the Middle Lands over, restoring smiles to the faces of children and grownups alike.
Last year’s installment of the Sunbreeze Festival saw our plucky young star join forces with her newfound ally: Uka, a former member of Ullegore’s entourage who accomplished a commendable career change with Mumor’s aid. Mumor and Uka joined forces to form the Mighty Maidens, an unstoppable tag team overflowing with such charm and charisma as to spread mirth and merriment across every square malm of our fair realm. And spread joy they did, when they thwarted the dark designs of Cream Puff, a trio of ersatz ingenues sent by the demon king himself.
Alas, a star’s work is never done, as yet a new threat—this time in the form of Ullegore’s diabolical leading lady—threatens to crash the stage. Making matters worse, it seems Mumor’s been held up in the dressing room, leaving the inexperienced Uka to face this pernicious prima donna on her own!
Can Uka overcome her nerves and rise to the moment, proving herself a capable solo star in her own right? Where is Mumor, and will she return in time to join her beleaguered sidekick in what just might be the battle of their lives? The fate of the Mighty Maidens—nay, of this very world as we know it—lies in your hands, so put them together and cheer your heart out!
Currently touring the land as a top-selling stage performer, Mumor is the only daughter of Professor Sarmoega, undisputed genius inventor and head of the Research Institute for Paranormal Phenomenon (RIPP). Her true identity, however, is that of a superpower-imbued fighter who has received special training specifically in preparation for her destined battle against the evil demon king, Ullegore. With her father's miraculous invention, the aptly named “Miracle Wand” in hand, Mumor transforms from an affable if somewhat ungraceful young lady into the irresistibly adorable superheroine, Fantastic Fraulein Mumor. Her claim to fame is the ability to convert the boisterous support of loving fans into a formidable force which, when fully charged, can be used to unleash an ultimate attack against the enemy for massive damage.
Formerly of Ullegore’s Four Archfiends, Uka’s troubled childhood rendered her vulnerable to the demon king’s wiles; his honeyed words of praise for her talent in mimicry enough to win her over to his malign cause. She was sent in her master’s guise to gauge Mumor’s strength, and through that first encounter mastered dance. Her second meeting with Mumor, however, came to an unforeseen conclusion. Realizing her love for dance in defeat, Uka renounced her loyalty to Ullegore, choosing instead to accept Mumor’s invitation to form the Mighty Maidens. With the power of their Dancing Force combined, no night exists that cannot be turned into a sunshiny day!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) until Tuesday, August 16 at the same hour.
Sunbreeze Festival Venues
Fireworks displays, Sunbreeze dances, and other festivities will commence each day at nightfall in the following locations:
West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure
Southern San d'Oria / Northern San d'Oria / Port San d'Oria
North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg
Bastok Mines / Bastok Markets / Port Bastok
East Sarutabaruta / West Sarutabaruta
Windurst Waters / Windurst Walls / Windurst Woods / Port Windurst
Eastern Altepa Desert / Western Altepa Desert
Superheroine Stage Show
Only with your spirited show of support can Mighty Maidens Mumor and Uka hope to prevail in their battle against evil! Find out more about how you can lend a hand to our irresistibly adorable heroines by speaking to a moogle posted at the following locations:
Northern San d'Oria (G-8) / Bastok Markets (I-7) / Windurst Walls (G-11)
After a briefing from your nation's respective MHMU officer, enlist in the fight for all that is merry, mirthful, and magical by shipping out to one of the following locales:
Northern San d'Oria (D-8) / Bastok Markets (G-8) / Windurst Walls (H-10)
As a reward for your ardent and animated efforts at encouraging Uka, you may receive a yukata woven from Vana'diel's finest fabrics—perfect for partaking in the summer festivities!
Do your cheering efforts lack in exuberance? Do you desperately desire to help the heroines gain the upper hand against Ullegore and his minions? Fear not, for Altana smiles upon you! Following their performance, Uka and Mumor will open shop with one of their managers (Bongo, Tango, or Fandango) at your local venue and sell items that will help adventurers urge them on with added oomph!
Fun and Frolic
Not content to merely soak up the ambiance? Fear not, for the locations below will feature delightful games with a chance to win exclusive Sunbreeze Festival prizes!
Southern San d'Oria (H-9) / Port Bastok (K-8) / Windurst Woods (K-12)
*Fancy yourself a mini-game master? We have a special treat for you! Earn yourself a Hikogami or Himegami Yukata during the festival, then participate in a mini-game with it in your gobbiebag, and you'll qualify for an advanced mode offering increased challenge and reward!
It just wouldn't be a Sunbreeze Festival without everyone's favorite event—the thoroughly gratifying goldfish scoop! Players may test their skills of aquan acquisition at the following locations:
West Ronfaure (G-10) / South Gustaberg (E-8) / East Sarutabaruta (H-8) / Rabao (F-7)
Moogle Teleportation Service
Adventurers in possession of a Hikogami or Himegami Yukata—festival-exclusive items acquirable as prizes from the Superheroine Stage Show—will gain the privilege of teleporting around the three nations at will. Simply seek out and speak with one of the moogles posted at the following locations to be whisked away to further your festive endeavors against a new backdrop!
Southern San d'Oria (I-8) / Port Bastok (L-7) / Windurst Waters (K-10)
Did you miss last year's Sunbreeze festival? Are you dying to get your hands on a stylish yukata to complete your collection? Just pay a visit to one of the vendors in the areas below!
Northern San d'Oria (D-8) / Bastok Mines (H-8) / Windurst Waters (G-10)
This is a rare opportunity to acquire items you may have missed in past events—don't pass it up!