Hell of a title, eh? Unfortunately, it couldn’t be helped, as Square Enix decided to launch two tie-in events in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn this month: a Dragon Quest X event, “There’s Golems in those Hills!” and a Final Fantasy XI event, “That Old Black Magic.” It’s great to see near-constant events since the Lightning event began in November, but these two quests are rather short, so you should be able to knock them off rather quickly.
First, you’ll need to initiate the Dragon Quest X event in Ul’dah and the Final Fantasy XI event in Gridania, so I’d suggest hitting up whichever one is closest to you at the time. Both events end on February 3rd and won’t take you very much time at all to complete, though, so you may want to wait a few days until the initial rush is over! I started with “That Old Black Magic” in Gridania, but it doesn’t matter what order you do them in.
You’ll find the quest giver, Khloe Bajhiri, at X:10, Y:11 in New Gridania. This level 10 quest is very straightforward: after accepting it, you’ll need to go complete two FATEs that happen in succession. The easiest FATE location to get to from Gridania is in East Shroud at X:12, Y:26, but you can also find it at South Shroud (X:15, Y:30), Western Thanalan (X:25, Y:19), Southern Thanalan (X:14, Y:38), Middle La Noscea (X:15, Y:12), or Eastern La Noscea (X:30, Y:34). That’s a lot of FATEs, but remember you only need to go to one location to complete the quest, so you can take your pick.
The first FATE located in East Shroud is level 11 and will find you fighting a bunch of large Spriggans, while the second FATE features the unnamed “Monstrous Sorceress” (though anyone who knows Final Fantasy XI should recognize her!). Since I did the FATEs the day the event went up, it was hard to see much of anything, and I was worried I wouldn’t get a gold medal since I wasn’t in a party. I only hit the Monstrous Sorceress a couple times, but I still got a gold medal! I’m not entirely sure, but I think you just have to participate in the event in order to get the item required to complete the quest.
The item in question is a Dainty Doll, which you’ll need to turn in to Vorsaile Heuloix in New Gridania (X:9, Y:11). You’ll then be treated by a very fun cutscene, after which you’ll get your reward! I don’t want to spoil too much of the fun for those who will be doing this quest themselves, but here are a couple screenshots that gave me a chuckle:
|In awe of the giantess|
|Two of them?!|
After you encounter Shantotto, you’ll be gifted with a Wind-up Shantotto minion.
I gotta say, the minion’s pretty cute:
|Puff puff fans rejoice!|
|The expression on Chive’s face is priceless|
|Love how it looks cel-shaded!|
|Goes pretty well with Chive’s Monk garb, eh?|