The Sunbreeze Festival (07/26/2007)

Listen! Do you hear that? Those are the sweet sounds of the Sunbreeze Shuffle, a traditional dance piece from the Far East, kupo. It's said that when that tune starts, there isn't a soul who cannot keep his feet from dancing a merry jig. Just ask the Rakapopo dancers grooving all about the three nations, kupo!

Oooh! And what about the booms echoing in the night sky? The dazzling patterns created by the magic of light? Why, that would be the fireworks displays, put on by the nations' greatest alchemists, kupo. Every night, after dusk, watch as the heavens bloom in a thousand colors! It's enough to make even the hardest hearts soften.

What is that? Song, dance, and dazzling pyrotechnics aren't enough to get you in the mood for summer? Well then, what about scooping goldfish? Nothing is better to beat the heat than extirpating miniature aquans from hydrogen/oxygen-based pools all across Vana'diel, kupo!

Eh? The heat is still too much to bear, then how about a few chills to cool that spine of yours? If it's hair-raising excitement you're searching for, then you need look no further than the moogles' infamous "test of courage."

Grab a friend and hold her hand tight as you delve into some of the creepiest, crawliest dungeons in all of Vana'diel to retrieve a hidden relic and escape...alive!

This year's event is so frightening that there were several instances of moogles making early exits during the MHMU test runs! Oh, but we're sure you'll have nooo problem making it through, so why not sign up for the ride of your hell! Mwahahahaha, kupo!

Now take off that heavy, sweaty, blood-stained armor, change into your yukata, and have some fun!

Illustration by Mitsuhiro Arita


The festivities begin at 1:00 am on Thursday, July 26 and will last until 1:00 am on Monday, August 20. The Moogles' test of courage will begin at 8:00 am on Friday, August 3 and will last until 1:00 am on Monday, August 20.


Fireworks displays, Sunbreeze dances, and numerous other events will be held in the following areas:

[San d'Oria]
West Ronfaure/East Ronfaure/Southern San d'Oria/ Northern San d'Oria/Port San d'Oria

North Gustaberg/South Gustaberg/Bastok Mines/Bastok Markets/Port Bastok

West Sarutabaruta/East Sarutabaruta/Windurst Waters/Windurst Walls/Windurst Woods/Port Windurst

Eastern Altepa Desert/Western Altepa Desert/Rabao

Fireworks and music will begin at nightfall each day, kupo.

Special Goods?

Grown out of your old swimsuit? Moths eat holes in your yukata? Well, you will find all the latest Sunbreeze styles, as well as several other festive items, on sale in the following locations:

Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Port Bastok (L-8)
Windurst Waters (G-10)
Rabao (F-7)

Goldfish Scooping?

For the duration of the festival, adventurers can visit the following areas to test their skill at goldfish scooping:

West Ronfaure (G-10)
South Gustaberg (E-8)
East Sarutabaruta (H-8)
Rabao (F-7)

No scoop? No bowl? No problem! Vendors in the aforementioned locations have the goods to meet all your goldfish scooping needs, kupo!

Testing thy Mettle?

The Sunbreeze Festival's piece de resistance--the moogle's test of courage--will available in the following locations:

Southern San d'Oria (K-9)
Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Mines (I-9)
Bastok Markets (G-9)
Windurst Waters (F-5)
Windurst Woods (K-10)