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     Crossover Events 
These Characters are not native to Hydaelyn, they are interdimensional travelers that wound up in Eorzea one way or another.

Lightning

Race: Human \ l'cie.
Discipline: N/A

A l'Cie that was warped to Eorzea for unknown reasons.

  • But Now I Must Go: She was eventually carried away by an unseen force to face the events to come in her own realm with a rekindled sense of determination thanks to the adventurer.
  • Gunblade: Wields her signature weapon from FFXIII, the Blazefire Saber.

Shantotto

Race: Tarutaru
Discipline: Black Mage

A mysterious Black Mage that came from another realm, who built a puppet to have Eorzea overwhelmed.

  • Golem: She built a giant golem replica of herself for the purpose of conquering Eorzea in her name. The Golem however went haywire and was eventually felled and shrunk.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Ancient magic she will cast and it may just be your last.
  • Make My Monster Grow: She grows the golem to an enormous size in order to attain her prize.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: It wouldn't be Shantotto without this and her Rhymes on a Dime.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: As is to be expected, she speaks in rhyme.

Iroha

Race: Hume
Discipline: FFXI Samurai
A woman that appears to hail from the Far East, but is actually from the same realm as Shantotto. She is trying to regain her memories and master a powerful technique, Amatsu Kyori.

  • Amnesiac Hero: She was warped to Eorzea with no memory of anything besides her master and her mission to master Amatsu Kyori.
  • Blade on a Stick: She is a FFXI Samurai who wields a naginata, but she uses this game's Lancer animations.
  • Fake Memories: The few things she does remember about Vana'Diel involve heroic battles and feats that she believes she accomplished, though it turns out to have been her master's.
  • That Was Not a Dream: She initially believes that her time spent in Eorzea is a dream until after a few failed attempts to wake up.
  • Trapped in Another World: Unlike Lightning and Shantotto, who were was able to return to their own worlds, Iroha seems unable to return to Vana'diel. Her original timeline being erased by her and her master's actions might have something to do with it.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being trapped in Eorzea, Iroha has yet to reappear since the event, even with the introduction of the Samurai class, which many people thought would be a natural place to reintroduce her.
    • She has yet to appear in The Four Lords storyline, despite being centered around a character that she had a strong connection with in Final Fantasy XI
  • You Remind Me of X: She often tells the player that you remind her of her master, who, for those who did not play FFXI, turns out to be the player character of that game... so it's entirely possible that you, the player, are her master.

Nohi

Race: Raen Au Ra
Discipline: Goldsmith
A Meandering Executive and friend of the Wandering Minstrel. He traveled to Eorzea with strange beings called Yo-kai. Taken in by the Gold Saucer, he asked Godbert to create various weapons themed around his Companions

  • Author Avatar: He's the Final Fantasy XIV player character of Akihiro Hino, CEO of Level-5 and his name is an anagram too.
  • Game-Breaker: In-Universe: He participates in Lord of Verminion matches and from the testimony of his opponent, utterly Curbstomped him and his team of expensive minions (and ending his winning streak)
  • Original Generation: He is not from Yo-Kai Watch, but is here to explain what the actual crossover characters are doing in Eorzea.

Whisper

Race: Yo-Kai
Discipline: N/A
Nohi's traveling companion. A ghost-like being with a habit for letting his mouth run.
  • Foreshadowing: More of a real life case, but Whisper notes that before his capture in the Black Shroud he spotted several Moogles and mistook them for other Yo-Kai. As part of the cross-promotion, Moogles were actually added to Yo-Kai Watch 3 as a type of Yo-Kai.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: When he was exploring the Black Shroud the seers of Gridania mistook him for a malicious spirit and sealed him away before he could anger the nature spirits.

Rathalos

Race: Flying Wyvern
Epithet: King of the Skies
Discipline: N/A
A fearsome monster from a distant land. Sightings of this unusual dragon have been made in the Azim Steppe.
  • Guest Fighter: The mascot monster of Monster Hunter serves as an eight man Trial battle.
  • Harder Than Hard: The Extreme version of the trial against Rathalos borrows a few elements from his home series: your party is cut down to 4, after a certain point, healing is restricted to use of a special item, and the duty resets if the party collectively suffers three KOs.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Rathalos is a flying wyvern class monster not born from the dragon broods.
  • Roar Before Beating: In the trailer for the crossover event, Rathalos can be heard crying out before divebombing a Dzo. In the actual fight, he opens the fight with a roar that inflicts damage.
  • Subsystem Damage: You can target and injure the Rathalos' tail to weaken him. This is a reference to his home series, where monsters' tails can often be cut off.

Noctis Lucis Caelum

Race: Human
Epithet: The Chosen King
Discipline: N/A
The prince of the kingdom of Lucis, from the distant world of Eos. He and his car, the Regalia, have somehow appeared in Eorzea...
  • Camping Episode: In reference to his home game, where he and his party camp out, his crossover event includes a scene where he camps with the Warrior of Light.
  • Cool Car: The Regalia, a memento from his late father.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He dresses in black and has raven hair, but is very personable and friendly.
  • Super Empowering: Before facing "Garuda", Noctis bestows the ability to use Warpstrike onto the Warrior of Light.
  • Warrior Prince: As the prince of Lucis, he has an array of magical powers at his disposal, and is handy with a sword.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: His Signature Attack is the Warpstrike, an attack that allows him to strike distant foes by throwing his sword at the enemy and teleporting to it.
  • You Remind Me of X: During the camping scene, Noctis will ask the Warrior of Light why they do what they do. Depending on their answer, he'll muse that the Warrior reminds him of one of his friends.

"Garuda"

Race: Messenger
Epithet: Messenger of the Winds
Discipline: N/A
A divine entity from a long lost civilization on Eos who pledged her aid to the Chosen King after helping him save his world from an otherworldly threat. She looks much like the primal Garuda, and yet she is not..
  • Blow You Away: Uses wind-based attacks, natch.
  • Friendly Enemy: The boss fight against her is but a test to affirm that Noctis is worthy of her aid.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Because some of the M Ts attacked the Ixal after being pulled into Eorzea, they attempted to summon the Primal Garuda for protection. But Noctis's presence in the world called to the Messenger, summoning her instead of the Lady of the Vortex.
  • Leitmotif: "Apocalypsis Noctis", the Astral boss theme of FFXV, plays during her battle.
  • Name's the Same: After helping Noctis defeat the primal Garuda on Eos, she took her name for herself.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: One of her most powerful attacks creates a vacuum that draws her foes into range. The only way to avoid it is to Warpstrike to a pillar near the edge of the arena.

     Saint Valentione's Day 
Valentione's Day is a time of celebration, when Eorzeans honor the life of Countess Arabell de Valentione: a high lady of Ishgard, who struck out against her life of cosseted detachment, and risked all in pursuit of a pure and all-consuming love. In the years after the countess' passing, a tradition became established among the Ishgardian populace: every year at this time would they strive to emulate her passion and her bravery, by plucking up their own courage and bestowing a token of love upon the object of their affections. These characters are related to Eorzea's equivalent of Valentine's Day.

Lady Lisette de Valentione

Race: Wildwood Elezen
Discipline: N/A
Lady Lisette is a direct descendant of Countess Arabelle de Valentione, and her very image, both in beauty and in spirit. Whether it is by her tireless exhortations or simply by her captivating presence, there is none who stokes the fires of passion in Eorzean hearts more than she.

  • Love Freak: As expected.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite her passions to spread love in Eorzea, she herself is completely blind to the advances of her most loyal follower Hortefense. This changed in the 2016 event when an astrologian read their love destiny and saw they would be perfect soulmates.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: The quests she is involved in serve as this.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A. Lady Lissette wears black and white horizontal stripped stockings that end at her thighs with a red stripe.

     Little Ladies' Day 
Little Ladies' Day is the one day a year Eorzeans celebrate the young maidens that bring such joy to all reaches of the realm. This most wonderous of celebrations can be traced back three centuries past, to a time when the Thorne Dynasty still reigned in Ul'dah. Princess Edvya, being the plucky young girl she was, grew disenchanted with palace life and decided one day to see what the other side of the castle walls had to offer. Finding the opportunity to do so by exchanging garb with a miller girl, she slipped off into the town in search of an adventure. It didn't take long for the inhabitants of the palace to realize she had gone missing and upon learning of her disappearance, her father—Sultan Baldric Thorne—was stricken with panic. Summoning his entire guard, he ordered they find and return his precious daughter before any harm befell her—even if it meant tearing the city apart.

...And thus the city was torn apart, with the miller's house bearing the brunt of this terrible assault. The poor man whose daughter aided the princess' flight could do naught more than watch as they ripped his house to pieces and pelted his family with threats of imprisonment and worse. To the good fortune of all, the princess was soon found just outside the palace walls and once she was safely returned to him did the sultan realize the grave mistake he made. Ashamed and wishing to make amends, not only did he order that his finest craftsmen rebuild the miller's house from the ground up; he offered to make recompense by personally serving as seneschal to the miller girl for a day.

The smallfolk were deeply moved by this unforseen display of humility and seeing that, Sultan Baldric—in a vow to never forget the lesson he learned that day—declared that each year he would serve as seneschal to a common girl who was to be chosen by the townsfolk by lot. Even in his death, the dradition continued, living one as the Thorne Dynasty gave way to the House of Ul. In time, it spread to the other nations, where it grew in popularity and came to be the Little Ladies' Day festival that we all know and love today. These characters are related to Eorzea's counterpart of the Japanese Holiday of Girl's Day.

Princess Edvya Thorne

A Past Princess of Ul'Dah's Thorne Dynasty who disguised herself as a peasant to see the world beyond her palace and seek adventure.

  • Prince and Pauper: She disguises herself as a miller's daughter to see the world outside the palace, with the miller's daughter taking her place. They got found out however and Edvya's father, Sultan Bardic Thorne, desperately sent his army to look for her and destroyed the miller's house in his search.
  • Posthumous Character: As a historical character of a bygone era this is a given. Her spirit had possessed a mammet made in her likeness.

Nanapasi

Race: Dunesfolk Lalafell
Discipline: N/A

One of two key characters in 2015's Little Ladies' Day event. He is attempting to recreate decorations from the Thorne Dynasty for his daughter Ninimo.

Ninimo

Race: Dunesfolk Lalafell
Discipline: N/A

Nanapasi's daughter and the other central character of 2015's Little Ladies' Day event.

The Songbirds

A trio of preteen Idol Singers formed for the Little Ladies' Day festival, consisting of Ulala, Masha Mhakaracca and Narumi. The group's road to stardom has been a little rocky. They are the characters that 2016 and 2017's events centers around.

All 3 girls exhibit the following tropes:

  • Color-Coded Characters: The Songbirds have a primary color motif. Masha is Blue, Ulala is Red, and Narumi is Yellow.
  • Idol Singer: All three of them formed an idol group for the year's festival.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted. All three girls will get more costumes the more popular they are.

Ulala

Race: Dunesfolk Lalafell
Discipline: N/A
A Dunesfolk Lalafell in the Songbirds. Claims to have a lot of charm and wants to be the best songstress in the realm.

Masha Mhakaracca

Race: Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te
Discipline: N/A
A Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te in the Songbirds. She is very good at dancing.

  • One Degree of Separation: Masha's surname and dialogue implies her to be the sister of Hildibrand's assistant Nashu, who the player might be familiar with from doing the Hildibrand quests. Her dialogue in the 2016 event backs this as she mentions her sister running off with a wealthy man's son in Ul'dah. She seemingly has a very low opinion of Hildebrand because of this.

Narumi

Race: Raen Au Ra
Discipline: N/A
A Raen Au Ra in the Songbirds. She is the daughter and apprentice of a traveling merchant from the Far East and thus is only in Ul'Dah for a little while.

  • Big Eater: Narumi says she has quite a large appetite.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Her father didn't want her to become an entertainer and took a while before letting her join the songbirds.
  • Shrinking Violet: Narumi is very shy offstage, which is why she wanted to be in the Songbirds.

Lonesome Girl

A young, nameless girl who came to Ul'dah to take part in the festivities and enjoy the Songbirds' concert. The player finds her looking for her missing jewelry that was given to her by her father.

  • Dead All Along: The man she tasks the player with entrusting her jewelry to reveals that she is his long dead aunt who was kidnapped during a past Little Ladies Day years ago back when he was an infant.
  • No Name Given: Even after learning her identity, we never get her name.

     Hatching Tide 
A fledgling festival, Hatching-tide was born of a prophetic dream visited upon a Gridanian maiden named Jihli Aliapoh. In her dream, the Twelve Archons of old appeared, those heroes who saved the realm from the destruction of the Sixth Umbral Calamity. Descending from the heavens atop beautifully decorated eggs, they said to Jihli, "Arise, young Dreamer, and make ready the vessels for our return." And so she did— painstakingly painting and gilding eggs to match those from her vision. Word of the prophecy spread, and Jihli attracted helpers to assist in her toils. After the Calamity, the festival grew further, as townsfolk and adventurers flocked to celebrate the Archons of yore, who many believe had some hand in delivering the realm once again. These characters are related to Eorzea's version of Easter.

Jihli Aliapoh

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Race: Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te
Discipline: N/A

A recurring character who appears around Hatching-Tide, a recently created festival that she claims was granted to her by the Twelve Archons of the Sixth Astral Era.

Nonotta

Race: Dunesfolk Lalafell
Discipline: N/A
Jhili's right-hand woman.

Motte

Race: Midlander Hyur
Discipline: N/A
One of Jhili's Dreamers.

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     The Make it Rain Campaign 
This event is one of the few holidays that isn't an analogue of a real-world holiday. Set at and used to promote the Gold Saucer.

Roland

Race: Midlander Hyur
Discipline: N/A
An employee of the Gold Saucer, who wanted the Warrior of Light to test out new ideas for events

  • The Man Behind the Man: For the murderer. Except it wasn't an actual murder, but a hoax. Roland's idea for the new attraction is a murder mystery, with everyone but the Warrior of Light in on the ruse. Goncquard was even given a powerful sleeping agent to fake his death.

Ollier

Race: Midlander Hyur
Discipline: N/A
An employee for the Gold Saucer, he and the Player Character are tasked with investigating a murder

Goncquard

Race: Wildwood Elezen
Discipline: N/A
A frequent customer of the Gold Saucer who was poisoned to death.

  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Someone in Thanalan winds up getting poisoned to death only for it to turn out that he was just in a state or torpor. Sounds a little familiar does it. The difference is that the Player Character is not framed for this.
  • Faking the Dead: He wasn't actually dead, but He was given an powerful sedative.

Z'napha

Race: Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te
Discipline: N/A
One of three suspects for the murder of Goncquard. She is the waitress that served his food.

Lyell

Race: Midlander Hyur
Discipline: N/A
One of three suspects of Goncquard's murder.

Flaurie

Race: Wildwood Elezen
Discipline: N/A
Goncquard's wife, an one of three suspects of his murder.

Kokomui

Race: Dunesfolk Lalafell
Discipline: N/A
A Lalafell who often saw Gonquard gamble. He claims that Gonquard is far luckier than he is.

  • Mistaken for Murderer: Played With. He is the one who administered the poison that killed the victim. This trope comes into effect when you do not piece together all the evidence and assume that his motive was out of envy, which in turn gets him arrested by the Brass Blades. The real mastermind simply hired him to do the deed. Also, the victim wasn't really dead to begin with.

     Moonfire Faire 
The Moonfire Faire is a summer celebration held together in large part thanks to the efforts of adventurers. It all began some years past when the Adventurers' Guild marshaled its forces to fight off the advances of the Bombards. Since then, the faire has been held every summer, even if the Bombards do not appear. It is a way for the guild to broaden its influence and appeal. These characters are related to Eorzea's Summer Festivals.

Haermaga

Race: Sea Wolf Roegadyn
Discipline: N/A

The Chairman of the Moonfire Faire

The Go Go Posing Rangers

Race: Sea Wolf Roegadyn, Wildwood Elezen and Midlander Hyur
Discipline: Pugilist, Marauder and Rouge
A trio of Warriors hired to defend against the Bombard King...they have a few kinks to work out with their teamwork.

  • Affectionate Parody: These three are Spoofs of the Super Sentai/Power Rangers series.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Their armor seems to be colored like the Grand Companies, with a Red, Yellow and Black member. The explosions in their introduction however have a Blue one instead of Black with a more traditional primary color motif.
  • Determinator: All three are very determined to stop the Bombard King, and very dedicated to their training.
  • The Promise: According to the Yellow Ranger, the Red Ranger made a promise to a little boy and his imaginary cat who wished for a masked man to vanquish the voidsent. A Promise that all three Rangers wish to keep. The Yellow Ranger, in particular, seems to have this as his motivation for being stronger
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Their leader feels like he's unfit for the job of Red Ranger. The first repeatable quest has him training against burning dummies.
  • Secret Identity: Naturally they have secret identities. Something the Red Ranger lampshades, by making a point of not fighting for personal glory. With that said, they are prone to nearly revealing the identities several times. At the end of the quests, the Black and Yellow Rangers come clean and reveal themselves to be two of the people organizing the Faire, with the Red Ranger revealing his true identity as Haermaga after the Bombard King is defeated.
  • Sentai: They are a group of armored warriors with poses, a combination attack and even an intro with explosions.
  • Signature Move: They, of course, have a Combination Attack, the Firefall Battle Formation. Yet they are unable to consistently pull it off, until the Bombard King comes.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: They aren't called the Posing Rangers for nothing. The players can even use these poses themselves, complete with mirrored versions.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The Black Ranger has an affinity for Shaved Ice. Due to being a reminder of the Red Ranger helping her escaping her life as a worker in Ul'dah.

The Bombard King

A Voidsent that arrived 5 years ago and generated a massive heat wave that caused the Cascadiers to create the Moonfire Faire to enlist Aventurers to aid them.

  • Big Bad: of the Moonfire Faire quests, particularly 2016's.

     All Saint's Wake 
Legend has it that, once a year, the Twelve honor the saints by hosting a lavish feast in the heavens. While the saints are away, however, the realm is bereft of their divine protection, and creatures of darkness come out in droves. Fearing for their lives, the people took to shutting themselves inside their homes. Those who had no choice but to venture outside disguised themselves as fiends, in hopes that they would go unnoticed by the real ones. But with so many adventurers in Eorzea to keep people safe when the saints cannot, the people of Eorzea feel no reason to be afraid and have since turned All Saint's Wake into a fun celebration. These characters are related to Eorzea's version of Halloween.

The Continental Circus

Race: Various
Discipline: N/A
A troupe of circus actors that seems to have an air of the supernatural. They're Imps wanting to usher in the Night of Devilry and are capable of using illusions, glamours and shapeshifitng

  • Adult Fear: They once transformed children into voidsent, without the parents knowledge. The parents in turn are worried sick about them and think they had vanished without a trace.
  • Halloween Episode: Any quest involving them are guaranteed to be this.
  • Haunted House: 2016's events has them redecorate Haukke Manor into something called the Haunted Manor (though Haukke was already haunted by voidsent beforehand), using magics that can erode the visitor's sanity.
  • Hell on Earth: The Imps' ultimate goal every year is to trigger the Night of Devilry, opening a stable portal to the Void so that a legion of voidsent can invade and ravage Eorzea.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: The Continental Circus isn't very good at hiding their true villainous intentions. The Adventurer's Guild is aware of their true nature, and always sends a representative to investigate any wrongdoings.
  • Pumpkin Person: The leader of the troupe, Impresario, is an Elezen who always wears an orange jack-o-lantern mask.
  • Shapeshifting: They can change the form of others into those of monsters, world leaders and other entities.
  • Slave to PR: When the Circus' plans inevitably fail each year, they have to keep the festivities going because to do otherwise would bring the Adventurer's Guild on top of them, and they know it.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In the 2014 All Saints' Wake, the Circus is tricked time and again by the Pumpkin-Headed Apparition to create genuine fun and good will for the people of Eorzea under the impression that the spells and tricks would lead to their ultimate goal.

The Pumpkin-Headed Apparition

Race: N/A
Discipline: N/A
A mysterious figure that offers to help the Adventurer's Guild in undoing the Continental Circus' machinations.

  • Creepy Good: The Apparition looks the part of a witch with a pumpkin for a head, and can often be cryptic, but is adamant that the Continental Circus should be thwarted and that All Saint's Wake should be a time to be celebrated. Revelations from late in Heavensward imply this person was a great leader of the Thirteenth Shard and is one of the few to have kept their rationality after their transformation into voidsent.
  • Pumpkin Person: As the name suggest, the Apparition has a pumpkin head. A white jack-o-lantern in this case.
  • Spanner in the Works: Every year the Apparition plays its part to undermine the Continental Circus and ensure a safe and fun All Saints' Wake.

     Starlight Celebration 
The Starlight Celebration can be traced back to ancient Ishgard. Long ago, a terrible battle claimed countless lives, leaving thousands of children orphaned in the harsh cold weather of Coerthas. Unable to bear their suffering, Ishgardian knights would offer these children board and lodging within their barracks. Of course, this was expressly forbidden, but the knights devised a plan to sneak them in, disguising the children in jackets of their scarlet uniforms. Owing to their generosity, the children survived the winter and lived to pay forward the kindness they had received. The former orphans would adorn themselves in scarlet uniforms, delivering gifts to children on the coldest week of the year. Thus, the Starlight Celebration was born.

Over the years, the celebration has undergone gradual changes. The snowy-bearded captain of the kind-hearted knights has become known as the "Saint of Nymeia" and children believe that he delivers their hopes and prayers directly to the goddess Herself. Similarly, his red-jacketed knights have become the "saint's little helpers." They are particularly beloved by the younglings, for it is their role to bring gifts to every child who sends a prayer to the Spinner. These characters are related to Eorzea's equivalent of Christmas.

The Saint of Nymeia

A leader of a band of Ishgardian Knights that brought in orphans and gave them succor, giving their jackets to keep them warm. Clad in crimson and with a snowy beard, his methods have led to the Starlight Celebration.

  • Christmas Episode: If you read something about his deeds, chances are you're doing a quest about the Starlight Celebration
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In 2015's festival, Godbert donned the Saint's costume as part of the celebration. He also got his wife and the Guildmasters from the craftsmen guilds to disguise themselves as the Saint's Little Helpers.
  • Posthumous Character: He is mentioned only in reference to a tale about the founding of the holiday.

Baelfaled

Race: Sea Wolf Roegadyn
Discipline: N/A

For 2015's Starlight Celebration, The Adventurer's Guild wanted to revive a tradition involving The Starlight Bell. Baelfaled is the one in charge of fixing the bell for this purpose, but for some reason the bell isn't providing the traditional melody.

Hervey

Race: Highlander Hyur
Discipline: Goldsmith

A Goldsmith that is helping Baelfaled with the bell.

  • True Meaning of Christmas: With the help of Julyan (disguised as the Saint's Little Helper), He realizes this is the problem with the bell. The Adventurer's Guild was using the event to build prestige and thus lost sight of the meaning of the Starlight Celebration, and were going overboard with the preparations. He then told Baelfaled of this while the Adventurers ensured the melody was as faithful as possible.
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