• What's on in Eorzea: Hatching Tide

    It's spring time! Yes, the nights are getting brighter and shorter. Flowers are in bloom and there's something that smells like Easter in the air! The Hatching Tide celebrations have begun in Eorzea.

    Hatching Tide, is a celebration of friendship and comraderie. The tradition itself can be dated back to before the events of the fateful 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.

    The celebrations have kicked off within the past hour (at time of writing). Unlike other festivals, Hatching Tide follows a structure similar to the Lightning Returns event. As the celebrations progress, more and more tasks will become available for adventurers to undertake.

    Event Schedule
    Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 to Tuesday, April 22 at 14:59 (GMT)
    Required Level: 15 or above
    The story arc for this event is comprised of multiple quests that will be released at the following times:
    Chapter 1: From Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 (GMT)
    Chapter 2: From Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 (GMT)
    Chapter 3: From Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:00 (GMT)
    Chapter 4: From Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:00 (GMT)

    * Previous chapters will remain available as new chapters are unlocked.

    Chapter 1 of the story arc can be started by talking to either Oscarlet, Jihil Aliapoh or Orselfaux in Limsa Lominsa, Gridania and Ul'dah respectively. Chapters 2-4 are started by talking to Jihil Aliapoh in Gridania.

    As always, once the seasonal event has ended, players will no longer be able to complete these quests.

    Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X: 11, Y: 13)

    Jihil Aliapoh
    Old Gridania (X: 10, Y: 9)

    Ul'dah, Steps of Nald (X: 10, Y: 9)


    Adventurers who take part in the Hatching Tide festivities will receive a special barding for their Chocobo as well as a veritable array of egg themed multi-stat lv10-40 helms and lv1 rings, that can be used for glamours.

    Are you eggscited?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What's on in Eorzea: Hatching Tide started by Aulayna View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      As with my normal process, I will wait until the last moment and then do it all. C'mon, chapter four!
    1. Shorty's Avatar
      Shorty -
      These chapter names xD
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      Oh man, Sarah, you may not be into MMOs or anything, but you would love the amount of references there are to both famous and not-so-famous pop culture throughout all the quest names in the game. In fact, I'm going to start a thread.
    1. Shorty's Avatar
      Shorty -
      I just cannot allow myelf to approach the world of MMOs because I have an obsessive personality type and I can see myself losing discipline resulting from engaging in them, haha.
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      That's fine, although I just bumped a thread and I know you're capable of hunting down pop references. Probably more interesting to you than the actual game is anyway. xD
    1. Shorty's Avatar
      Shorty -
      probably xD
    1. Necronopticous's Avatar
      Necronopticous -
      So apparently you can find some spriggans with eggs in obscure places around certain zones or something...Anyone know what the deal is there? I was able to get one silver egg from the quest, but I need 9 more to get my gold egg!
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