Hatching-tide (2014)

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Hatching-tide (2014)
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Event Start
April 9, 2014
Event Finish
April 22, 2014
Event Chain
Event Page
Hatching-tide (2012)
Hatching-tide (2015)

Hatching-tide (2014) is a seasonal event that took place from April 9, 2014 to April 22, 2014.

The Calamity has forever altered the realm, but the traditions which unite her peoples remain strong in the face of adversity. As we welcome the gentle breezes and sun-kissed days of spring, so too do we welcome one such tradition come to enliven our spirits: Hatching-tide. Though preparations for the festivities are well underway, an unusual abundance of eggs suggest there is more to this affair than meets the eye. Ever eager to sate the curiosity of his readers, Oliver Goodfellow has wasted no time in investigating this surplus, and its implications for this year's celebration.

— Event description

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During the event, Jihli Aliapoh and her fellow Dreamers will be seeking those who would experience the wonders of Hatching-tide. Like the Lightning Strikes event, Hatching-tide is divided into 4 parts that releases over a few days.

Dreamer Locations

  • The quests require the player to be level 15+

Chapter 1: Egg-hunting We Will Go

Chapter 1 begins on April 9, 2014. Players are required to find and kill Coddled Spriggans, a spriggan holding a decorated egg. These mobs drop Bronze, Silver and Gold eggs. Players can exchange 10 Bronze Eggs for 1 Silver Egg and 10 Silver Eggs for 1 Gold Egg.

Coddled Spriggan Locations

Black Shroud:

La Noscea:



Mor Dhona

Chapter 2: Nothing to Yolk About

Chapter 2 begins on April 11, 2014.

Chapter 3: The Yolks on Us

Chapter 3 begins on April 13, 2014.

Chapter 4: Hard-boiled

Chapter 4 begins on April 15, 2014.


Quest Type Level Quest Giver Rewards
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Gridania) Sidequest 15 Jihli Aliapoh
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Limsa Lominsa) Sidequest 15 Oscarlet
Egg-hunting We Will Go (Ul'dah) Sidequest 15 Orselfaux
Eggsigent Circumstances Sidequest 15 Jihli Aliapoh 10 Bronze decorative egg icon1.png  Bronze Decorative Egg
Nothing to Yolk About Sidequest 15 Jihli Aliapoh 10 Bronze decorative egg icon1.png  Bronze Decorative Egg
The Yolks on Us Sidequest 15 Jihli Aliapoh 10 Bronze decorative egg icon1.png  Bronze Decorative Egg
Hard-boiled Sidequest 15 Jihli Aliapoh 1 Egg harness icon1.png  Egg Harness



Chocobo Barding






Name Points Task Reward Patch
Egg harness icon1.png  Eggspert Hunter 10 Complete the quest “Hard-boiled.” - 2.21



Sunny Side Up in Eorzea

In an age of shadow some fifteen centuries past, a colossal flood consumed the realm, ushering in the Sixth Umbral Era. When salvation was thought beyond reach, a band of heroes known as the Twelve Archons stepped forward to banish the darkness. Tales of their bravery have been passed down through the ages, and the tradition of Hatching-tide now serves to preserve the memory of their selfless actions.

The festival was founded several years ago, before the realm fell to ruin in the wake of the Seventh Calamity. An eccentric Miqo'te named Jihli Aliapoh is said to have been visited in her dreams by the Twelve Archons of eld, descending from the heavens atop beautifully bedecked eggs. They spoke unto her a declaration of their return, and she now works tirelessly to see her dream someday turn to reality. Each year countless eggs are gathered and painted in an array of colors with splendid patterns. Though most serve merely as decorations about town, a select few chosen by Jihli and her Dreamers are reserved for Hatching Hour, a grand ceremony in which the chosen eggs are used to summon the Archons back to Eorzea.

Hatching tide is a celebration of fellowship, exemplified by the Dreamers' concerted efforts to amass eggs for the festival. Nevertheless, I could not help but wonder if there is more to their preparations than the ornaments about town. The Dreamers have seen fit to ship eggs to the three city-states, but in sums far greater than last year's festival. The streets should be flooded with eggs, but there is neither hide nor hair of a surplus to be seen. It is my duty to seek the truth for our readers, and to that end, I scoured the taverns and alleyways of Eorzea for word of these wayward eggs. But therein lies the rub, for it would seem this year's celebration has a twist─something to entice newcomers to partake in the egg-centric revelry: a Hatching-tide egg hunt.

With the backing of Black Rabbit Traders, egg shells have been stuffed with a veritable bevy of goods, and hidden in the fields of Eorzea. Considering the dangers that await beyond the city gates, it would stand to reason that this hunt is intended for adventurers. With an insatiable desire for spoils and glory, I can think of no one better to pluck these eggs from their barbarous hiding places.

But to what end do they entice the realm's adventurers with promises of bounty? As Jihli and her Dreamers eagerly await the time of Hatching Hour, perhaps the eggs they covet so dearly will contain the answers we seek.

Oliver Goodfellow