Lightning Strikes

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Lightning Strikes
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Event Start
November 14, 2013
Event Finish
December 9, 2013
Event Page

Lightning Strikes is a special event that took place from November 14, 2013 to December 9, 2013.

In recent days, the city-states are atwitter with talk of a rogue adventurer roaming the land. Clad in peculiar garb and wielding a blade alien to this realm, she has been sighted dispatching foes with lethal efficiency, only to vanish before her identity can be ascertained. Who is this fearsome warrior, and to what end has she journeyed to Eorzea? Ever wont to seek out the truth, the Harbor Herald has dispatched a reporter to probe the mystery behind this otherworldly personage.

— Event description

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The event was repeated for a second time on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. to Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT). [1]


Lightning Strikes was a special promotional event that introduced the hero of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII into A Realm Reborn. The first iteration of the event began on November 14th 2013 and ended on December 9th 2013. It was divided into 4 chapters. The first chapter began on Thursday, November 14, 2013 and required a character of level 12 or higher to participate. The second chapter began on Saturday, November 16, 2013 and required a character of level 26 or higher. Third chapter began on Monday, November 18, 2013 and required a character of level 38 or higher. The fourth chapter began on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and required a character of level 45 or higher.

  • Lightning Strikes event returned in September 2014, coinciding with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in North America and Europe.
  • Items obtainable through this event were added to the Mog Station in 2016.

Chapter 1: For the Winsome

Required Level: 12 or above

Quest Prerequisites: None

Quest Location: Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks - Petyr Winsome (x9,y12)

Date: November 14th 2013 - December 9th 2013


  • Get Quest from NPC south of Limsa Shard Plaza, Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x9,y12)
  • Go to Quarterstone in Western La Noscea and look for the FATE "Tender Buttons" at (x32,y28). The FATE will spawn a large dodo-type creature.
  • OR go to Three-malm Bend in Middle La Noscea and look for the FATE "Sister Crustacean" at (x16,y12). The FATE will spawn at the large X on the map (where the roads cross). The fate spawns giant crabs.
  • One of the FATES will give you 2 Otherworldly Parcel. Note that players need to receive Gold or Silver rating on the FATE in order to receive the quest items.
  • One Parcel is needed to complete the quest and awards you either Guardian Corps Gauntlets (female) or Bohemian's Gloves (male).
  • Additional parcels can be spent at the vendor Syngiwyb for Lightning Weapons which is to the left of original NPC quest giver. (9 Parcels are needed to complete the quest and purchase a weapon for each class.)
  • Lightning does not show up at every spawn of these two FATES (possibly every other spawn); if she is present you'll see her talking as the FATE carries on.

Chapter 2: Seeking the Scoop

Required Level: 26 or above

Quest Prerequisites: Complete For the Winsome

Quest Location: Ul'dah - Steps of Nald - Dural Tharal (x11,y8)

Date: November 16, 2013 - December 9th 2013


Chapter 3: The Knight's Passage


Required Level: 38 or above

Quest Prerequisites: Complete Seeking the Scoop

Quest Location: Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya (x10,y8)

Date: November 18, 2013 - December 9th 2013


Chapter 4: Wonder and Lightning

Aspect of Chaos

Required Level: 45 or above

Quest Prerequisites: Complete The Knight's Passage

Quest Location: Old Gridania - Kipih Jakkya (x10,y8)

Date: November 20, 2013 - December 9th 2013


  • Players can start this quest by talking to the NPC Kipih Jakkya in Old Gridania (x10,y8).
  • Players are required to defeat the FATE Lightning Strikes - Anubys Assault. The FATE spawns in 2 locations in Mor Dhona: (x26,y12) and (x33,y11).
  • After completing Anubys Assault, a second FATE named On Wings of Chaos spawns. Players must defeat the boss Aspect of Chaos.
  • After completing Wings of Chaos, players are granted a Stunning Otherworldly Parcel. Players can return to Old Gridania and collect their awards. Females will receive the Guardian Corps Coat and Males will receive the Bohemian's Coat.


Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
For the Winsome Sidequest 12 Petyr Winsome 1 Bohemians gloves icon1.png  Bohemian's Gloves
1 Guardian corps gauntlets icon1.png  Guardian Corps Gauntlets
Seeking the Scoop Sidequest 26 Dural Tharal 1 Bohemians trousers icon1.png  Bohemian's Trousers
1 Guardian corps skirt icon1.png  Guardian Corps Skirt
The Knight's Passage Sidequest 38 Kipih Jakkya 1 Bohemians boots icon1.png  Bohemian's Boots
1 Guardian corps boots icon1.png  Guardian Corps Boots
Wonder and Lightning Sidequest 45 Kipih Jakkya 1 Bohemians coat icon1.png  Bohemian's Coat
1 Guardian corps coat icon1.png  Guardian Corps Coat








Adventurers Struck by Disbelief Taverns across Eorzea are abuzz with talk of a mysterious warrioress slaying creatures then vanishing as quickly as she appears. With rumors spread so far and fast, I thought this was perhaps the foretelling of another great adventurer, an heir to the warriors of light. Brief dialogues with those who have glimpsed upon her, however, have regrettably left me with more questions than answers.

When asked to describe her appearance, my informants swore that her garments were unlike anything ever to be woven or forged in the realm. More concerning, however, was her weapon—a strange blade that also serves as a firearm. Far be it from this humble scribe to question one who would protect Eorzea's people, but only the Garlean Empire has been known to wield weaponry of such bizarre form and function. Coupled with battle prowess said to leave even the most accomplished of adventurers in awe, one cannot help but wonder where her allegiance lies.

Under the assumption we are dealing with an adventurer whose exploits have remained unnoticed, I took it upon myself to consult with the Adventurer's Guild. Surely, I surmised, a heroine of such high caliber would have registered with the guild before running headlong into dangers unknown. And yet, no matter which branch of the Adventurer's Guild I visited, the answer was the same. No one in their records matches the description of this nameless crusader. With so much left unanswered, there is perhaps no better place to unravel this mystery than on the battlefields where she is said to appear. Stay alert on your travels, dear reader, that you may find the answer to the burning question on everyone's lips.

Petyr Winsome


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