All your previous Starlight Celebration games are back again, from moogle finding gifts in your mog house to the Smilebringer's town to town teleports! New to the event this year is the addition of Moogles vs. Goblins.

What's new

New Year, Old Rivalry: Moogles vs. Goblins!

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!

During the Starlight Celebration, "Goblin Rider" NPCs will be seen roaming the following areas: 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

These Goblins are on the hunt for patches of "overturned soil," places where the moogles have hidden the cards. Your task is simple: find the cards before the cheating Goblins do, kupo! Once you have a full set of cards, trade them all to an event moogle posted at one of the locations below to receive your reward!

Southern San d'Oria (K-9) / Northern San d'Oria (D-8) Bastok Markets (G-8) / Bastok Mines (I-9) Windurst Waters (north side) (F-5) / Windurst Woods (K-10)

Examining a spot of overturned soil as a party will increase the amount of cards found by a corresponding amount, so gather as many friends as possible and get searching!

Moogles vs. Goblins?!

You heard the Moogles! Grab your Caver's shovels and saddle up; it's time to trample those Goblins in a race to the cards! Search high and low for the Overturned Soil outside of the nation cities in order to unearth the cards of fortune! But don't forget to bring your friends, because for every extra party member you have, you'll find +1 random card in each spot they've been hidden! Once you've gotten the right cards, return to the Moogles to reap your merry holiday bounty!

Card Combinations

Trade in the following cards combos to the event Moogle for the corresponding rewards and gifts!

Initial Three

The initial three combo bestows upon you a fantastical new stove (one from Bastok, San d'Oria and Windurst!) for your cozy Moghouse! Just in time for the cold, Winter nights too!

From Bastok:


From San d'Oria

Poele Classique

From Windurst:

Pot Topper

Secondary Three

The secondary three combo adds a dazzling new belt with audacious, mooglerific motif to your already-festive raiment (they have mystic transformation abilities too)! Wear it while you help your friends for a +2 to your "In Your Face Goblins!" job trait!

From Bastok:


From San d'Oria

Rabbit Belt

From Windurst:

Mandragora Belt

Straight Seven

The straight seven combo is the ultimate combination you can make with the cards of fortune, and for good reason too! Turning in all seven cards at once is going to score you a marvelous piece of attire that'll not only keep your neck warm against the frosty weather, but spirit you away to any one of the three starter nations within the blink of an eye!

~ Found all 7 cards in South Gustaberg. Moogle twice picked out 3 of the 7 cards and gave me the 2 Bastok items.. the belt and the furnishing and left the other 4 cards in my inventory. Only received the Stables Medal for Bastok after I had all 7 again and after I had the other 2 items for Bastok.

From Bastok:

Republic Stables Medal

From San d'Oria

Kingdom Stables Collar.png

From Windurst:

Federation Stables Scarf.png


  • Bishamon Card
  • Benten Card
  • Daikoku Card
  • Ebisu Card
  • Fukurokuju Card
  • Hotei Card
  • Jurojin Card

You can get all cards from one area. The Goblins will run towards where the cards are so following them can allow you to find the next card spawn area. However, because they are on chocobos, without movement speed (such as flee) you will quickly be left behind if they are running far away.

Additionally, each zone seems to have preferences for which cards drop with which frequency. At the time of writing the people I have been doing this with have not tested any zones outside of the initial 3 starter areas (Ronfaure, Gustaberg, and Sarutabaruta). Because of this, we are unsure if the cards dropped are affected by geographical ownership or based on Conquest ownership. However, since the 3 starter zones change hands only rarely this information will maintain its truth in most situations.

Ronfaure: High drop rates on Bishamon and Daikoku. Rare card was Benten card.

Gustaberg: High drop rates of Bishamon and Benten. Rare card was Daikoku.

Sarutabaruta: High drop rates of Benten and Daikoku. Rare card was Bishamon.

Because of this, it is efficient (especially if working towards the items with friends) to move between areas if you aren't having luck with the "rare cards" in a specific zone. Ebisu is rare everywhere!

"Overturned Soil"

Goblin Riders and Fablinix are in every area listed above and are competing with you to find "Overturned Soil." When they dig at one it will vanish, so be fast!

  • Being in a party will increase cards dropped by "overturned soil" by the number of members.
  • "Overturned soil" can occasionally spawn the Wayward Worm who will immediately cast Bind or Bindga.(Wayward worm can be attacked but not killed and does not attack but depops after spell is cast.)
  • Although the goblins are on Chocobo , "Overturned soil" cannot be examined while on a mount.
  • Movement speed of some type helps, as well as some way to erase bind if you get a worm. A pet, like Carbuncle, will auto-attack (but not kill the worm, as it can't be killed) and stop it from binding you. Also, having Wide Scan to track the Goblin Riders helps a lot.

Other events

Presents in Exchange for Destructive Behavior!

Go to one of the starter areas outside the cities and smash the "Astral Boxes" to receive food items and gift token key items. Locations:

West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure
North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg
West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta

Astral Box

Destroy the smallest size box to receive a Bell-themed gift token (this is not always 100%, so you may have to destroy a number of boxes). If you destroy a large Astral Box, a smaller Astral box may appear in its place.

  • Note: Boxes are resistant to magic. Meleeing would be quicker even for a BLM.

The boxes may also drop other holiday items, such as:

Smallest Box Size compared to Mithra

Smallest Astral Box compared to small Tarutaru

Your Moogle can also "find" these items from a Dream Stocking, Dream Coffer or Dream Platter furnishing placed in your Mog House.

If you are in a party, and a party member destroys the smallest-size box and receives a Bell-themed gift token, everyone else in the party will also receive it. The other drops from the Astral Boxes are placed into the treasure pool.

The two smallest sizes are somewhat similar. The smallest box is slightly taller than a small Tarutaru, while the 2nd smallest is slightly taller than a large Tarutaru.

Dream Robe +1

To obtain the Dream Robe +1 you first need to have the normal quality item Dream Robe. This NQ item will drop from any box. Only when in possession of the Dream Robe you can turn in a Bell-themed gift token at the Moogle to obtain the HQ version. You may need to repeat this mini-quest several times. Before you turn-in your key item to the Moogle, you must first have the NQ in your possession before you can obtain the HQ. There is also a possibility to obtain a Dream Bell from the Moogle. Note that, as with other event items, the game only checks your personal inventory, mog safe, mog storage, mog locker, and mog satchel to determine whether you already have acquired an item. Event items stored with a storage NPC don't count as being in your possession, so you may obtain them again. It's best to retrieve all items out of NPC storage to ensure you aren't getting duplicates.

-If you have a gift token from the previous year's event and your Dream Robe is in event item storage, you may get one from the token. You may want to be sure to withdraw your robe before talking to any moogles if this is the case.

Lend the Moogles a Capable Adventurer's Hand!


Southern San d'Oria (H-9) / Northern San d'Oria (J-8)
Bastok Markets (G-8) / Bastok Mines (I-8)
Windurst Woods (H-11) / Windurst Waters (north side) (F-9)

There are two games here: one involves giving gifts to NPCs, the second involves trading cards with fellow adventurers! Both games yield food items, furnishings, and the gift token key items. You will only be able to do these mini-quests once per Vana'diel day (after 0:00 hours, Vana'diel time).

Gifts to NPCs

Talk to a Moogle to receive 4 holiday presents, and the names of 4 NPCs to deliver them to - these presents are not items in your inventory or key items, merely talking to the NPCs will give them the present. (Be advised that you can't change areas until completing all deliveries and reporting back to the starter Moogle.)

The Moogles are located in the following locations:

Windurst Waters (north side) (F-9)
Southern San d'Oria (H-9)
Bastok Mines (I-8) front of auction house

The names of the NPCs are:

  • Ullasa (B-6) inside Count Caffaule's manor
  • Balasiel (F-7) upper balcony area
  • Chanpau (E-7) east of Pikeman's Way
  • Femitte (I-8) underneath tree standing next to Rouva
  • Tall Mountain(J-7) near the Alchemist's Guild
  • Tami (J-8) in front of the VCS
  • Virnage(I-5) inside Bat Lair's Inn in the far room
  • Christina (I-9) across from the moogle near the chocobo stables

After delivering the presents, talk the the starter Moogle again. You will receive a reward and a Snow-Themed Gift Token and either 10 random fireworks or other holiday items. (Dream Platter, Dream Coffer and Dream Stocking have been reported so far.)

Gift tokens can be traded to Moogles for prizes (see below).

Exchange cards with other Adventurers

Speak to a start moogle in one of the following locations to receive a Cassiopeia Card:

Northern San d'Oria (J-8)
Windurst Woods (H-11)
Bastok Markets (G-8)

Trade this card to another player of the specific sex and race as instructed by the Moogle.

Note: If party member and you are in the same zone, you will receive matching cards.

That player then trades the Cassiopeia Card to the Moogle, receiving a Perseus Card signed with the name of the person they got the card from (ie. you) and a gift (event food or HQ crystals). Then trade the Perseus Card back to you, and you trade it to the Moogle for a gift and a Star-Themed Gift Token.

Be Sure the player understands they are to trade the Perseus Card back to you.
if you trade successfully, unsuccessfully or drop a card the moogle will not give you another one the same game day.

The Gift of a Child's Laughter! (Smilebringers)


Northern San d'Oria (J-9)
Bastok Mines (I-9)
Windurst Waters (north side) (F-5)
  • Trade the kiddie presents to children anywhere in the city while wearing your Dream Hat/Dream Hat +1 to increase your holiday fame. Fireworks (gained from the other games, or purchased at Moogle vendors) will also increase holiday fame, but to a lesser extent, thus requiring more to be traded. Fireworks from other events, such as Muteppo, will not be accepted by the children.
  • If you talk to the smilebringers again, they will tell you your holiday fame level as well as give you the option to teleport directly to another city.
  • You will lose an amount of holiday fame every time you use this teleport service. This fame may be replenished in the same manner as above.
Once you have full fame, you cannot trade any fireworks to the children, thus enabling you to know when you can obtain the Dream Hat +1.
  • Fame level messages in ascending order:
  • "You've done some good. You just need to give a little extra effort!"
  • "You have done fairly well. Keep it up!"
  • "You have given the children much joy! You make a good smilebringer."
  • "You have brought smile upon smile to the children! Excellent work!"
  • "You have the children bursting with glee! Stupendous job!"
  • "The children love you! Even I think you're great!"

TO MAX OUT: Give one Child a Present from the Smile Bringer, and then hand out 20 Fireworks (One child will stop accepting them after 14, but you wont be maxed so give the other child the other 6) [DONE IN WINDURST]

Dream Hat +1

To obtain the Dream Hat +1, put any of the City trees (bought from the Dream Hat vendor) in your Mog House. You will need to max your Holiday Children fame (highest fame from smilebringer will be "The children love you. Even I think you're Great!").

After meeting the above conditions, talk to your Moogle, who will give you a Special Present. Go outside your Mog House and use the present from your inventory and you will get the Dream Hat +1 in your inventory. Note: Waiting until after Japanese Midnight may or may not be required, refer to Discussion page for details.

What to do with Gift Tokens

Speak to a Moogle with the gift token in your possession. You must not have a Cassiopeia Card in your inventory.

The moogles are found in the following locations:

Windurst Waters near exit to West Sarutabaruta
Windurst Woods near exit to East Sarutabaruta
Southern San d'Oria (K-9)
Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Markets in front of the fountain.
Bastok Mines (I-9), next to Christina.

Snow-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Star-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Bell-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Dream Bell +1

Dream bell plus 1.png

Speak to any of the above moogles with a Dream Bell, a Bell-themed gift token, a Star-Themed Gift Token, and a Snow-Themed Gift Token in your inventory/key items. You'll be given a choice to trade in all 3 tokens or a single token. Choose all 3 to get the Dream Bell or Dream Bell +1. Notes: - You will get a NQ Dream Bell if you do not already have one in your inventory. - After obtaining the Dream Bell +1, on subsequent trades of all 3 Tokens, you will receive 1 of each of the following: Candy Cane, Candy Ring, and a Roast Turkey.

You receive gifts automatically when talking to one of these Moogles with one or two gift tokens in your possession.

Event Vendors

Did You Get Your Holiday Shopping Done? There are moogle event vendors located in the major midland cities of Vana'diel for the duration of the event.


Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Port Bastok (L-8)
Windurst Waters (north side) (G-10)
Upper Jeuno (G-7)

Vendor Items:


Like many other FFXI events, they come with their own unique mini-games. Accomplishing these mini-games will reward you with either exclusive event items or event related items. Some mini-games will require you to run around, while others are more laid back by just requiring the player to trade items.

Smilebringer Boot Camp

This mini-game is a race on foot. Run and talk to each smile helper checkpoint and return to the smilebringer to complete the race. Smile helpers are marked on your map upon starting the race. Beat the time limit and win a prize.

Starter NPCs

Locations & Time Limits





  • There are no level restrictions. Monsters in the zone will aggro you under normal circumstances.
  • The smile helpers will give you flee effect when spoken to.
    • You can not receive flee again from the same smile helper.
  • Leave enough smile helpers between checkpoints so that you don't lose your flee effect. This is very important if you want the fastest time.
  • If you do not arrive at the smile helper before your flee effect wears off (30 seconds), they will sometimes not give you flee again until you have reached the next smile helper.
    • You do not have to beat the fastest time, only the initial smilebringer fastest time.
    • If you lose the flee effect your chances of completing the run within the initial smile bringer fastest time is nil.
  • You can use the Flee effect given by smile helpers (from previous runs) to get a head start on your next run. All movement speed enhancing abilities and spells and gear do take effect.
  • Advanced run tip: Troubadour Mazurka and/or THF Flee macros help alot.
  • There are no prerequisite items to get the Snow Bunny Hat +1. You do not have to receive the NQ Snow Bunny Hat first.
  • There is no extra reward for beating all 3 fastest times of each tier. Repeated attempts give basic rewards.
  • Two of the NPCs in Advanced areas will move, but will still be targetable and within range of the marker.

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