Moonfire Faire (2014)

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Moonfire Faire (2014)
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Event Start
August 14, 2014
Event Finish
September 8, 2014
Event Chain
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Moonfire Faire (2014) is a seasonal event that took place from August 14, 2014 to September 8, 2014.

As spring gives way to summer, the soft pastels of tulips and daffodils make way for the vivid hues of chrysanthemums and orchids accentuated by the beaming sun, warming the hearts and minds of Eorzeans. More colorful still are the decorations adorning the avenues of each city state─a bevy of balloons and paper lanterns. Decorated with garish designs and fanciful faces, one cannot help but notice certain balloons bear an eerie grin, reminiscent of bombards from years past.
Ever the beacon of truth, guiding us through the seas of disquiet and uncertainty, the Harbor Herald wasted no time in uncovering the purpose of these ornaments, and what lies in store for the coming weeks of summer.

— Event description


Guide

Players can talk to one of the Moonfire Faire Chaperones in one of the 3 main cities to begin the event.

Each Chaperone has 3 quests that will lead the player out of the city. Players can complete these quests by talking to the designated NPCs. You will also be awarded the 1 unique Yukatas from each quest.

Each NPC has one repeatable quest that assigns the player to complete a task nearby. By completing all 3 repeatable quests, players will unlock the quest to unlock Bomb Dance, the Emote.

Faire Chaperone Locations

Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (x11,y13)

Old Gridania (x10,y9)

Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x10,y9)

Rewards

Dialogue

Adventurer's Guild Breathes New Life Into Festival! At last we welcome the tidings of summer─the warm glow of the sun, glistening in the crystal blue waters of the Rhotano Sea; the chirping of birds and the humming of busy bees; and the festivals by which we celebrate the season. Though a time for mirth and merriment to be sure, summer also gives us pause, for the memories of bombards and their onerous assults still burn brightly in the minds of many and more.

Given time, these fiery visions of the past would fade, but not before the Adventurers' Guild announced the revival of the Moonfire Faire. With nary a bombard in sight, the people of Eorzea are baffled by its return. As the premeire purveyor of truth in Lominsa, it is the duty of the Harbor Herald to dispel the fog of rumors that clouds the guild's motives.

After speaking with several members of the Adventurers' Guild, it would appear that a fellow by the name Haermaga is behind the festival's return. In fact, my sources say he has donated a fair deal of his own coin for its funding. But why go to such great lengths to rekindle the flames of a festival that has long since lived out its purpose? I asked this very question to a representative of the Adventurers' Guild. As you may know, the Moonfire Faire was first held five years ago as an initiative to drive out an incursion of bombards─fiery fiends that meant to reduce the realm to ash. Although the foul creatures have not returned, the Moonfire Faire was, in a manner of speaking, always meant to be a joyous occassion. We feel that is reason enough to hold a summer celebration. A host of events are planned for this year's fair, giving townsfolk the opportunity to better acquaint themselves with the guild, and see what it truly means to be an adventurer. There is more to our work than battle and spoils, and hopefully the people of Eorzea will come to understand that. They claim this to be an appeal to the masses, but the allure of the faire in previous years was just as sweet. Lacking the impending threat of fiery oblivion, we can only wait and see what surprises await in this year's Moonfire Faire.

Petyr Winsome

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