The start of the always fiendishly fun annual Harvest Festival has been set for Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 01:00.
This year's festival has all the makings of a truly memorable celebration; everyone's favorite bomb decorations will adorn the streets of the three nations, specialty shops will deal in seasonal sundries, and even merchants will join in the fun by donning some atypical outfits...
01:00, Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 01:00, Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Harvest Festival will take place in the following areas:
Southern San d'Oria / Northern San d'Oria
Bastok Mines / Bastok Markets
Windurst Waters / Windurst Woods
Specialty stalls will be present for a limited time, and can be found at the following locations during the Harvest Festival:
Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Port Bastok (L-8)
Windurst Waters (G-10)
Special Event: Wake of the Lilies
This year the Harvest Festival will play host to the Wake of the Lilies, a special event akin to last year's Dark Lilies.
The exorcist NPCs will once again be making their annual pilgrimage to this season's festivities. They can be found at the following locations:
Northern San d'Oria (D-8) Gertrude
Bastok Markets (G-8) Brian
Windurst Waters (F-5) Roger
*Following the completion of an exorcist's request, players will be required to wait one Vana'diel day before being accepting a new request.
It's just not a Harvest Festival without treats—and treats are exactly what all costumed NPCs are after!
By trading certain treats to costumed NPCs, not only can a character gain the ability to dress up like a monster or beastman themselves, but can also receive some familiar Harvest Festival items!
*Treats will mostly be foods falling under the Sweets category. However, NPCs will not accept certain types of sweets.
*Players will be unable to perform some actions while donning a costume, such as using magic or items, opening doors, etc.
*To take off a costume, characters may either select and cancel the Costume status icon, or simply change areas.
Throughout the festivities, players will be able to enjoy the illumination of the now-famous bomb decorations.
As in previous Harvest Festivals, one can't help but wonder what might happen if two particular characters in full costume were to get near some of these decorations while in the same party...
*Don't forget to talk to any moogles that may be hovering about the streets. They might just have some hauntingly helpful hints!