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News Item: The Feast of Swords

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From: Cuer
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Posted: 2006-04-25 12:06:23
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The Feast of Swords

Vana'diel is preparing once again for the Feast of Swords! The moogles are busily buzzing around as this Far Eastern celebration of boys' healthy growth draws nearer, but all the excitement seems to be due to yet another harrowing setback...

And so, the moogles are once again asking for help from the courageous, illustrious, and awe-inspiring adventurers of Vana'diel (in their own pleading words). Will you answer their call?




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Apr. 25, 2006 01:00 [PDT]

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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From: Lukahn
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Posted: 2006-04-26 09:14:04
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So there is a new item on the way, lotus katana.

http://ffxi.somepage.com/itemdb/8178

I wonder if there will be any other new items, or if it will just be a repeat of last time, when you just upgrade the sword.
From: Riflemage@Asura
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Posted: 2006-04-27 03:47:05
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Any idea what the rewards are yet?
From: Stetaru
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Posted: 2006-04-27 13:10:43
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Last time when this quest came out if you participated and got the killing blow on the samurai you got a certain katana+1 that did additional lightning damage... after killing a samurai with that one though I don't think you got anything else
From: Igihstehr
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Posted: 2006-04-27 14:47:04
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Is there a write-up for this festival from a previous year? In the announcement it appears that this isn't the first time we 've done this. But being the relative noob that I am, I wasn't on then...
From: mrreinhardt
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Posted: 2006-04-27 14:57:22
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the reward is self satisfaction
From: Cuer
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Posted: 2006-04-27 17:22:54
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The walkthrough for this event from last year can be found here.

The event this year will no doubt have further steps, since the Lotus Katana was added in the last patch, and is used in this event.

We'll have an updated walkthrough posted once we have full details on it; feel free to list new info here, as you do the event!
From: Elfi Wolfe
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Posted: 2006-04-27 21:15:25
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The Mithra armor seem to be broken.
she hits for 50+ dmg
From: Katas
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Posted: 2006-04-27 22:38:47
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two tips

Mithra armor- sits still in an attack position for about 3-5 seconds before it does its hp wipe attack down to 1hp. back away while others attack to save ur own skin and then go attack again.

COUGH COUGH MONK+KATANA+2 HOUR HUNDRED FISTS = check it out.

Katas
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From: Katas
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Posted: 2006-04-27 23:51:29
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New item : Dropped from the armors, Kingdom Chocobo Stable belt, Teleports you to sandy stables. i didnt get the lot , if i do ill put more info up

Katas
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From: Striker
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Posted: 2006-04-28 00:54:09
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My alliance killed the mithra and all it dropped was 4 gold carps, which i got 2 of :p I think its supposed to be abnormally strong to thin out the numbers of ppl on the other mobs.
From: Torious
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Posted: 2006-04-28 01:29:03
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hardwood katana can't be used from last year on this years armor

lotus katana has delay of 280 dmg 1
hardwood katana has delay of 450 dmg 5 >.>
wooden katan i think was dly 450 dmg 1 ???
so why not pick up a lotus katana to store at the npc when you're done with it?

if the reward is mouchi then maybe the mithra armor is a whammy - only fight male armor? stay away from mithra armor (i forget the name something with a T?)

try whm main with rng sub = cure + widescan

level restriction gives you flee - but the armor is still faster - and don't try to use that to get anywhere fast - mithra armor aggroed me in the highlands and i got one-shotted back to the dunes - don't know if its all armor or jsut mithra that aggro - last year the armor ran away from you (but there was no mithra armor) maybe this year male armor runs away and doesn't one-shot - mithra armor runs towards you and one-hit-kills you >.>
do these deaths get recorded in my stats? ><
From: draven
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Posted: 2006-04-28 01:59:22
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i got the killing blow on the armor (with no pt) lol and i got nuttin but the drop from the mob v.v
From: Soifong
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Posted: 2006-04-28 06:32:17
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Mithra drops Goldcarp which gives you +3 Dex

The Sandorian Stables Collar allows you to teleport to Sandy's Chocobo Stables.

All armors drop a drop (blue, red, green, white, clear, black, yellow) and alot of Monchi (Galka drops Galka Monchi, Tarutaru drops Tarutaru Monchi, etc..)

I did this as a WHM. Buff yourself then talk to the Nomad Moogle. Blink and Stoneskin helps alot. WHM/RNG to get widescan.
From: Xeryn
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Posted: 2006-04-28 06:52:40
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I just killed the Ubuginu Armor in Champagne, and got 8 mochi's and one red drop.
From: gold carp?
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Posted: 2006-04-28 07:00:56
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can gold carp b obtained any other way? if not maby its used for the next part of the event?
From: lemmon
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Posted: 2006-04-28 07:24:01
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Anyone no how to get the upgraded sword? The moogle wont take it when i trade with him. Are the any other items like weapons or armor?
From: Nives
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Posted: 2006-04-28 07:33:14
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Mithra {Impossible to Guage} is a freaking understatement. I talked up to it thinking, "oh boy i get to chase it down until it stops for me to swing," boy was i wrong. It turns around and runs at me, it takes all 3 of my shadows and i miss every hit. Then when my shadows were down.....well u can guess, Orz

Anyway heres a really good tip for any beginer.
1. whm/nin for shadows and cure spell
2. Use a regen potion or food, thats what saved me alot even from that Edge of Death attack.
3. Dont worry about Widescan, its a waste, u run around so fast i can make it across Rolanberry Feilds in like 2 minutes. So just keep running and scanning all the mobs regurally.
4. Finally dont take on the Mithra unless you get together a huge alliance with nin jobs. Cause you will get pwned, alot.
From: Gatin
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Posted: 2006-04-28 08:40:34
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hello i got this item from the galka armor

[img]http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3197/kscoller2ix.jpg[/img]
From: Sphinxy
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Posted: 2006-04-28 10:50:10
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Got Black Drop, Clear Drop and crap loads of them muchi things, Pretty fun, was in an full alliance running around in windy.
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