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All Saints' Wake is an annual event on Final Fantasy XIV themed after Halloween. The players can participate as volunteers for the Continental Circus' activities to obtain different rewards based on the festivity's theme. Just like the other annual events, the three city-states of Eorzea and the residential districts (Shirogane included) are decorated for the event.

Relevant characters through the event's editions are the Impresario, the Pumpkin-headed Apparition, the Unsavory Imp, T'danafa and T'maritaa.

The 2016 edition introduced the seasonal instance of the Haunted Manor, reappearing every year since.

ProfilesEdit

2013 editionEdit

Daniffen. Randolfe. Llafymae. These names may or may not ring a bell. If ever you have had occasion to visit the Adventurers’ Guild, however, I daresay you already know the personages to whom they belong. Aye, I speak of the saints of old who grace guildleves—the individuals revered as paragons of virtue and raised high by the Twelve themselves. Their legacy remains with us to this day, most visibly in the form of splendid stained crystals upon said guildleves. And then there is the ancient custom called All Saints’Wake.

Legend tells that, at the same time each year, the Twelve honor the saints by inviting them to the celestial realm for a feast of deific proportions. While this show of favor from the gods is no less than the saints deserve, in ascending to the heavens, they leave the mortal realm bereft of their divine protection. During this time, it is said that creatures of darkness come out from hiding to wreak havoc upon mortalkind, and with such gusto as if to make up for the rest of the year when their devilry is kept in check. Fearing for their safety, folk took to returning home before sunset and barricading themselves indoors with kith and kin until dawn arrived to banish the night.

Adventurers, however, could not be swayed by the threat of otherworldly terrors on the night of All Saints' Wake. Ever wont to seek out danger, these brave souls stood fast against all who would threaten Eorzea's people, and word of their deeds on this frightful night would embolden the townsfolk as years went by. In time, the people's trepidations were laid to rest, and they learned to celebrate the Saints' ascension to the heavens, rather than fear their absence. The streets came to be lined with ceremonial warding lanterns, and children would parade about in fanciful costumes, enjoying an evening of tricks and treats. This newfound reverence for All Saints' Wake flourished into an annual tradition celebrated throughout Eorzea.

That is, until the Calamity and the dawn of the Seventh Umbral Era. Though spirits remain low, All Saints' Wake is a time for celebration, and so it is that a traveling circus troupe has made its way to the city-states, to envigor the seasonal revelry. Where there is no denying that the merriment of these performers is sorely needed, I cannot help but wonder if there's more to their tricks than simple sleight of hand. Dressed in costumes of alarming authenticity, they appeared overnight as if by magic, with nary a mention of whence they came. As far as we have been able to ascertain, the thespians bear no us ill will. Yet never forget, dear reader, that All Saints' Wake is a time for tricks and treats—lest you fall victim to the former in pursuit of the latter.- Oliver Goodfellow
—Event's official description.[1]

2014 editionEdit

The sands of time drift ever onward, and bring us once again to the harvest season. Legend has it that, as the ripening crops bent the boughs below, the Twelve would summon the saints to a great banquet in the celestial realm to honor their virtuous deeds.

Meanwhile, bereft of their guardians, the people grew fearful of the beasts and bogles that dwelt in the darkness. The terrified townspeople would hurry home as twilight fell, and tightly bolt their doors and windows. Those souls who dared venture into the night would don grotesque disguises to better blend in with the shades who stalked the streets. So it was that All Saints' Wake came to be.

But those days of dread are dead and gone. Thanks to the energetic endeavors of adventurers, the boisterous beasts that once ran rampant are kept at bay. Townspeople can sleep easy at night, in complete confidence that no slithering specter will strangle them in their sleep. Once a byword for terror, All Saints' Wake has become a joyous jamboree, with mischief and mirth in equal measure.

This transformation is due in no small part to the Continental Circus, a traveling troupe of mummers committed to making All Saints' Wake a holiday to remember. Donning devilish disguises, they tour the land, performing playful pageants of conjury and illusion, bringing chills to spines and smiles to faces wherever they go.

Your humble reporter has it on good authority that, as part of this year's celebrations, the circus will be holding a spine-tingling costume parade on the Steps of Nald. A source close to the circus described how volunteers will be transmogrified into fantastic forms matching those of the performers, and process down Emerald Avenue, bringing fear and cheer to all in their wake. The hair-raising horde will be led by a member of the troupe dressed as an ogre pumpkinhead, the legendary Great Gourd said to muster the maleficent masses during All Saints' Wake.

The troupe is seeking the assistance of able-bodied adventurers to ensure the parade is the biggest and best it can be, and the organizers anticipate a record turnout. The plans are sure to be a boon to tourist and trade alike, as local businesses brace for an influx of moneyed merrymakers.

But remember, dear readers—this preternatural parade won't last forever. So rally your relatives, muster your mates, and head to Ul'dah to see the spectacle for yourselves!- Havak Alvak
—Event's official description.[2]

Editions and rewardsEdit

2011Edit

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2011 edition artwork.

Ware Winged Fiends!

Imps have invaded the three city-states! Don't worry though, these Imps are fairly benign, and their mischief seems to only be affecting everyone else. You've been tasked with tracking them down and solving their riddles!

  • Time: 18 October, 2011 - 1 November, 2011
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: Pumpkin Head, Ripened Pumpkin Head, Unripened Pumpkin Head, White Pumpkin Head


2013Edit

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2013 edition artwork.

Holiday Tradition Rekindled By Customed Circus Troupe

As the leaves turn color and summer heat gives way to brisk autumn breezes, the denizens of Eorzea once again prepare to observe All Saints' Wake. As the day of celebration approaches, the streets are abuzz with gossip of strange characters in frightful costumes come to haunt the streets of the three city-states.

  • Time: 18 October, 2014 - 1 November, 2014
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: The Howling Spirit, The Wailing Spirit, Pumpkin Head, Ripened Pumpkin Head, Unripened Pumpkin Head, White Pumpkin Head
  • Achievement: "Oh My Gourd"
  • Official 2013 website

2014Edit

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2014 edition artwork.

Continental Circus Plans Peculiar Parade

Godriquelain is suspicious about the Continental Circus's true motives. Speak with him outside Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre to see how you can be of aid.

  • Time: 20 October, 2014 - 3 November, 2014
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: Eerie Attire Set, Pumpkin Earrings
    • Chocobo: Eerie Barding
    • Character: Facepaint options
  • Achievement: "Monster Party"
  • Official 2014 website


2015Edit

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2015 edition artwork.

Children prepare for a night of costumed capers, but will the dark bring tasty treats or terrible tricks?

The Continental Circus has returned for another year of frightful fun. But to ensure their mischief does not turn to mayhem, an investigator from the Adventurers' Guild seeks an assistant in his work. Seek him out to see how you can help.

  • Time: 22 October, 2015 - 4 November, 2015
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: Witch's Attire Set
    • Mount: Witch's Broom
    • Minion: Pumpkin Butler
    • Furnishing: Pumpkin Basket, Pumpkin Candlestand, Eerie Wallpaper, Stuffed Succubus, Pumpkin Desk, Pumpkin Chair
  • Achievement: "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Broom"
  • Official 2015 website

2016Edit

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2016 edition artwork.

House of Frights or Tricksy Delights?

The Continental Circus has returned for another year of frightful fun. But to ensure their mischief does not turn to mayhem, an investigator from the Adventurers' Guild seeks an assistant in his work. Seek him out to see how you can help.

  • Time: 19 October, 2016 - 1 November, 2016
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: Vampire's Vest
    • Minion: Continental Eye
    • Furnishing: Pumpkin Stew
    • Orchestrion Rolls: All Saints' Wake, Up at Dawn
    • Magicked Prism: Pumpkin
  • Achievement: "It's the Wake Pumpkin, Circus Clown"
  • Official 2016 website

2017Edit

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2017 edition artwork.

All the Twelveswood Trembles at the Howl of the Wolf!

The men and women and more nebulous entities of the Continental Circus are about their business once more, and various parties are duly concerned. However, an Adventurers' Guild investigator is worried not only for the well-being of the local populace, but that of a goodly traveler with certain uncommon traits...

  • Time: 19 October, 2017 - 1 November, 2017
  • Rewards:
    • Gear: Werewolf Attire Set
    • Furnishing: Ghost Candlestand, Pumpkin Tower, Pumpkin Pie Set, Pumpkin Pudding Set, All Saints' Wake Advertisement
  • Achievement: "Rise of the Lupin"
  • Official 2017 website

2018Edit

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2018 edition artwork.

Come One, Come All, to the Marvelous Masquerade!

The Continental Circus has returned to Gridania, the Impresario inviting citizens and adventurers alike to don their guises for a frightfully delightful masquerade at the troupe's mansion. Yet the Adventurers' Guild Investigator suspects that a deeper deception lies beneath...

  • Time: 18 October, 2018 - 1 November, 2018
  • Rewards:
    • Minions: Little Yin, Little Yang
    • Furnishing: Pumpkin Pastry Platter, Pumpkin Party Pennants, Familiar Pawprints
  • Achievement: "Ghost with the Most"
  • Official 2018 website

2019Edit

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2019 edition artwork.

Evil's in the Eye of the Beholder

The Continental Circus has returned to Eorzea with fiendish plots aplenty, a new would-be attraction among them. But there may be more to this unusual ahriman than meets the eye...

  • Time: 17 October, 2019 - 1 November, 2019
  • Rewards:
    • Mount: Circus Ahriman
    • Furnishing: Pumpkin Carriage, Fantastical All Saints' Wake Advertisement
  • Achievement: "I Have the Evil-ish Eye"
  • Official 2019 website

TriviaEdit

  • The 2011 edition was the only one which took place on the original game, with its rewards reappearing in the 2013 edition.
  • In 2016, All Saints' Wake became the first seasonal event to include a seasonal instance to participate. It was followed by Valentione's Ceremony and the 2018's edition of The Rising.

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