The Feast of Swords

Vana'diel is once again gearing up for the Feast of Swords, a Far Eastern festival in which town residents celebrate their sons' healthy growth by raising banners decorated with enormous fish, and dressing the towns' male youth in armor for mock fights. Many citizens of Vana'diel still remember the chaos of the last Feast of Swords, when the priceless armor the Mog House Management Union (M.H.M.U.) borrowed from the Far East was stolen. Thanks to the efforts of the adventurers, the armor ended up with back its Far Eastern owners just in time, but the near diplomatic near-disaster had everyone in a cold sweat for days. Many seasons have passed since the international incident, and everyone expected the M.H.M.U. to have abandoned all hopes for the Feast of Swords...until now. Rumor has it that the M.H.M.U. was determined this time to create the perfect festival this time, and persisted in its pleas until the Far East finally gave in--and the Genji family lent them their legendary armor once more. The moogles busily scurried around to make the preparations, and everything seemed to be in order...or so they thought. Flash back to a few months ago. A cargo ship arrived carrying the Far Eastern armor, but it was disguised as an Aht Urhgan trading vessel. The reason for this deception was simple. The Far East stated that the Genji armor is a national treasure, and they did not want it taken while traveling through Aht Urhgan territorial waters. However, what seemed to be a prudent course of action ended up causing an even greater predicament than last year's incident... The ship was immediately set upon by Near Eastern pirates after docking at the Mighoya Dunes on the continent of Mindartia. The pirates' leader, Barracuda Myu, had followed the vessel all the way from the Cyan Deep, believing that it carried powerful Aht Urhgan weapons. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) for the Far Eastern crew, the Federal Forces of Windurst appeared to save the day. However, when Myu's gang was surrounded and left with nowhere to run, they turned to drastic measures. Upon learning that the ship actually carried sets of priceless armor, they devised a plan to escape wearing the cargo. They reasoned that surely no one would risk harming a national treasure. And so, the moogles call on the adventurers to save them from yet another prickly situation. The master carpenter Kupelcian has once again begun production of a special weapon designed to inflict no scratches or dents on the treasure. Take up the wooden katana once more and save the invaluable armor from the pirates! The dignity of the M.H.M.U.--no, of the Middle Lands--can only be preserved by your actions! [Event Participation] -Speak to an event moogle in one of the three main nations to receive a lotus katana. -Once you have a wooden katana or a lotus katana, speak to a nomad moogle to participate in the event. -While participating in the event, you will be restricted to level 1, but your movement speed will increase. Please note that any equipment that you are wearing that is for level 2 or higher will automatically be removed. -You cannot attack or be attacked by regular monsters during the event. [Event Schedule] This event is scheduled to begin on April 27 at 17:00 and end on May 11 at 0:00 (PDT).


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# Apr 27 2006 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
Where are these guys!

i have been running around South Sand'oria

Any suggestions would be great
# Apr 27 2006 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're looking for the Mog to get the sword, he's to the east of the AH in South Sandy.
Are we sure they are limited to the new zones?
# Apr 27 2006 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I admit, I have never seen a Moogle in any zone other then one on a direct path from a town to Jeuno, however, they could easily put one in the new zones so we could do runs there.

As for the town moogles, they are the ones that give out the katanas. For actually doing the event, you have to talk to a moogle in the zone that you want, and get the special event status so you don't get aggro. If you zone, you loose the event status, and have to re-up it in the next zone. It's been a year, so I may not remember it correctly, but that is how it seemed to me.

Sorry, subject line was wrong, meant to say are we sure it's limited to Old zones:P.

Edited, Thu Apr 27 15:37:02 2006
# Apr 27 2006 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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On the fifth day of May, Japan celebrates Tango-no-Sekku, or "Boys' Festival." This charming holiday is dedicated to the strong, supple, athletic young boys of Japan, and their masculine warrior spirit.

The holiday is celebrated with the display of Musha, or "warrior" dolls indoors. Outside, Koi-noburi, colorful paper kite-balloons in the shape of carp, are flown gaily throughout the island nation.

To learn more about the Boys Day (Tangu No Sekku) you can follow this link May 5th

As aways we will have information about this event at CosmicEnigma in the forum. Enjoy~

Edited, Thu Apr 27 11:14:30 2006
RE: Tango-no-Sekku
# Apr 27 2006 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
Lol...i love this event>>>this is where i roam around with my low lvl mules and get them to any town,get teleport crystals and do outdoor quest w/o being attacked...lol
Thank You SE....plz bring it every year!hehe
Ballista 50
# Apr 27 2006 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I personally love my Hardwood Katana. Even though it did plink damage. It was still funny to freak the crap out other players as a 50WHM/SAM. I mean, you do a double take when a WHM hits you with a Tachi:Enpi.
# Apr 27 2006 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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When I saw this event coming up for a sec I was hoping you would get to do it in the Aht Urghan areas to, but it clearly says the three main nations. =(.
Before my time or when I was so new I had no clue there was events where you could run un-aggroed through areas like Davoi, but I guess that won't happen again. Maybe it would be too easy.
But anyway I am going to use this event to do some traveling between the three nations with my lowlevel-mules. And of course the Katanas are good for skill-ups later.
RE: Useful
# Apr 27 2006 at 5:25 AM Rating: Default
not realy the gk and katana are pretty mch the only weapon choices ninja and samurai get so youll almost awlays have them skilled if u are actualy needing them skilled :/ but atleast they look cool ^^
# Apr 27 2006 at 1:11 AM Rating: Default
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when will they come up wit ha holiday quest that isn't? >.>
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