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The Doll Festival (Feb. 28)
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Master, have you ever heard of the Doll Festival, kupo?

The Doll Festival is a Far Eastern celebration where people pray for the health and happiness of girls. During this time, girls are given rice treats to eat, and have a special place to decorate with dolls, kupo.

A festival that provides such a fun opportunity for laughing and playing sounds like a great idea, don't you think, kupo?

You know, since a lot of the lady adventurers out there grew up in the aftermath of the Crystal War, I bet they didn't get a chance to enjoy this festival, kupo...

And that's why the Mog House Management Union has come up with a plan!
We're going to return those lady adventurers to their childhoods, and give them the experience they never had, kupo!

You don't think you're up for it? And what about the guy adventurers?
Don't you worry, kupo. Try talking to the moogles in charge of the festival and see what happens!

This time you're in for some real moogle magic, kupo!

Participating in the Event

  • Form a party of 10 and talk to the moogles around town.
  • You will receive a present in celebration of the Doll Festival!
  • The moogles will only consider players in the same area when counting the number of party members.
  • Items can only be received from the moogles once every Vana'diel day.
  • Characters that have just been created can only receive items from the moogles after one Vana'diel day has passed.
Event Areas
Southern San d'Oria
Northern San d'Oria
Bastok Mines
Bastok Markets
Windurst Waters
Windurst Woods
  • This event is scheduled to take place between February 28 at 19:00 and March 13 at 19:00.

Event Story

The three nations were shaded in the gentle pink hues of cherry blossoms.

Curious adventurers gathered to pose for portraits in front of the Far Eastern screens and picnic areas scattered about town.

The Doll Festival--a collaborative effort of the Carpenters' Guild, the Culinarians' Guild, and the Rhinostery--was upon us once more.

The Doll Festival is a Far Eastern celebration where people pray for the health and happiness of young girls. During the festival, girls are given rice treats to eat, and have a special place to decorate with dolls that are dressed in noble costumes.

The sweet rice cakes introduced by the Culinarians' Guild during the previous Doll Festival were a big hit with adventurers. We spoke with the man who added the recipe for the rice treats to the guild's repertoire: Hakeem of the Far East.

"The rice cakes? As you must know, these treats are essential for holding an authentic Doll Festival."

Why are the rice cakes so colorful?

"The colors of the rice cakes--green, white, and pink--represent three aspects of nature: grass, snow, and peach blossoms," explained Hakeem. "The herbs used to dye the rice also contain curative properties--a fitting coincidence for a festival that celebrates health and prosperity."

The magical rice cakes were developed for this year's Doll Festival through the cooperation of the Rhinostery and the festival-loving moogles. One type of rice cake was created for each race, with the treats possessing the fantastic ability to return people to their childhood in both mind and body.

The moogles originally conceived this plan to allow lady adventurers who grew up during the Crystal War a second chance to enjoy the Doll Festival. Unfortunately, the mystical rice cakes transformed male adventurers into little girls as well.

What could have been the reason behind the ten-person party required to receive the moogles' wondrous wares? The secret lies within the dolls that appeared in the original Doll Festival. The dolls were organized on a multi-tiered stage as follows: an empress and emperor on the top tier; three ladies-in-waiting on the middle tier; five male musicians on the bottom tier.
If a party with the correct combination of males and females approached the moogles, they would receive extra presents.

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