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(quick link to event guide)

New Year's Wishes=

Happy New Year tidings to all!

May 16th of this year marks the 20th Vana'versary of FFXI.

In advance of this momentous occasion, last year we launched the celebratory WE ARE VANA'DIEL promotional website.

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With updates nearly every week, the site is chock full of content to enjoy ahead of our 20-year celebration. If you haven't visited the site before or it's been a while since you last joined us, please take a look at all the articles and interviews we've prepared for you.

One of the major features is a historic retreospective series about Vana'diel. Before the site went live, we noticed that a lot of the content therein deal with topics from 2002, the initial release of Vana'diel, and it reminds me that a lot of what we experience today is based on that solid foundation from two decades ago. I cannot help but be thankful for all who have worked so hard to make FINAL FANTASY XI the game it is today, whether they participated from the start, have only been involved in recent years, or joined us anywhere in between.

The Prdoucer Session section boasts many discussions with movers and shakers who love FINAL FANTASY XI, and I am reminded that we would never have made it to this point without our wonderful adventurers from all walks of life. Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us in Vana'diel.

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This year we are looking forward to bringing you monthly updates to the Records of Eminance system and Ambuscade, as you have come to expect in recent years, but the main attraction in 2022 is beyond a doubt The Voracious Resurgence.

As we progress through The Voracious Resurgence and see where the twists and turns take us, we will have the opportunity to experience all-new battle content as well.

And speaking of combat, we're eager to bring you new reforging of empyrean equipment and further increases to the master level cap—a feature which we know has won the hearts of many players.

We're also laying the groundwork for new storage systems debuting this fiscal year. Hopefully this will help solve your inventory woes.

As ever before, the development and operations teams are working their utmost to ring in the 20th Vana'versary in style. We hope that you will continue to accompany us on FINAL FANTASY XI's wondrous journey.

Akihiko Matsui

Event Period

Friday, December 31, at 7:00 a.m. (PST) to Monday, January 17, at 6:59 a.m.[1]

Additionally, during the following period, Chacharoon in Ru'Lude Gardens (I-8) will sell special items that are only available for a limited time.

Friday, December 31, at 7:00 a.m. (PST) to Friday, January 7, at 6:00 a.m.

Read on for the list of limited-time items.

Event Details

During the event, buffaloes and staff will be parading around the following areas. Trade them items and gil to receive a variety of other items and magic effects. Collect three special items and trade them to a special NPC to receive something out of the ordinary!

NPCs and related areas



West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure / La Theine Plateau / Valkurm Dunes / Jugner Forest / Batallia Downs / North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg / Konschtat Highlands / Pashhow Marshlands / Rolanberry Fields / Beaucedine Glacier / Western Altepa Desert / Eastern Altepa Desert / West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta / Tahrongi Canyon / Buburimu Peninsula / Meriphataud Mountains / Sauromugue Champaign / The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah / Yuhtunga Jungle / Yhoator Jungle / Qufim Island / Xarcabard

Past Rewards

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Items available during previous New Year's festivities may be acquired from the following locations.

Shop at event-related stores.

Items available during previous New Year's festivities may be acquired from the following locations.

Northern San d'Oria / Bastok Mines / Windurst Waters (north side)

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Ake-Ome Spirit

Speaking to Ake or Ome in the following locations will reward players with an item that lets them possess a special monster in Monstrosity.

  • Something special will happen when a player already in possession of the spirit talks with them.


Northern San d'Oria (L-8) / Port Bastok (K-12) / Port Windurst (M-4)


Bring cheer to those in need!

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The moogles have cleverly hidden seven types of Tenshodo trading cards across the land and challenged the Goblins to find them. But the cunning Goblins, determined to come out on top in the contest, have taken to riding chocobos, and that simply isn't fair, kupo!

Southern San d'Oria / Northern San d'Oria

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Bastok Markets / Bastok Mines

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Windurst Waters (north side) / Windurst Woods

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Trading cards can occasionally be found by examining overturned soil in the following locations. Get there before the goblins beat you to it! The odds of receiving trading cards increases with the more people you have in your party. Team up with other adventurers to increase your odds of success!

West Ronfaure / La Theine Plateau / Jugner Forest / Batallia Downs / South Gustaberg / Konschtat Highlands / Pashhow Marshlands / Rolanberry Fields / East Sarutabaruta / Tahrongi Canyon / Meriphataud Mountains / Sauromugue Champaign.

Limited-Time Items

Themed limited-time items will go on sale for one week after the start of the New Year (JST). There are two types of items, and each can be purchased once per Earth day, even though Chacharoon's dialogue appends "Done for today" to both after buying the first.

Trade Chacharoon gil to obtain a New Year's Pouch.