The Moonfire Faire, formerly known as the Firefall Faire, is a seasonal event held in Final Fantasy XIV every year during summer in the north hemisphere (although due to the timing of the A Realm Reborn relaunch, the 2013 event was extended into early autumn). It offers players unique rewards, such as swimsuits, after the completion of certain quests.
- 1 2011 (Firefall Faire)
- 2 2012
- 3 2013
- 4 2014
- 5 2015
- 6 2016
- 7 2017
- 8 2018
- 9 2019
- 10 2020
- 11 2021
- 12 FATEs
- 13 Gallery
- 14 External links
- 15 References
2011 (Firefall Faire)
By now no doubt all have heard of the Firefall Faire being prepared for in Eorzea's cities. But tell me this—do you not find something strange about these festivities? Why, I ask, in the midst of these the year’s hottest days, must we be forced to look upon balloons fashioned in the likeness of bombs, and everywhere reminded of this unbearable heat from which we constantly seek even the briefest of respites?Yumah Molkot, reporter of The Harbor Herald
During a heat wave, citizens living on the outskirts of coerthas started reporting the appearance of unknown creatures made of fire near their settlements, falling from the skies like meteor showers and burning everything in their wake. The Ishgardians named those creatures "Bombards", but their existence was never truly believed.
However, as more and more people talked about similar appearances all over the realm, a mysterious group known as faire chaperones used the festivities of the Firefall Faire to fool adventurers into joining a Bombard hunting group, offering "fireproof" gear to those that agreed to help eliminating the bomb menace.
Participation and rewards
To start the event, players simply had to speak with any of the Firefall Faire chaperones, who appeared in each of the three city-state and accept their quest. After that, all that was needed is go to any of the Hamlets all over Eorzea and speak to the dispatched Cascadier NPCs to begin the "battle" against the Bombards and acquire their ashen remains.
To defeat the bombards, players had to find one of them near the hamlet, target the bomb and use any of the following emotes to enrage it and lead it into one of the furnaces placed in the hamlets to incinerate them:
Every once in a while, a group of monsters would spawn and attack the bomb. If the bomb took too much damage, it would explode and the mission end in failure.
The bomb ash obtained by the event could then be traded for the "fireproof" gear, swimsuits. Each hamlet dropped a different bomb ash color, and each swimsuits required different bomb ash combinations. After obtaining all items, players gained access to a special wallpaper on the lodestone, featuring their character equipped with a swimsuit.
The rewards from the 2011 Faire were made available again in 2013, and the swimsuit is set to be re-introduced as a Veteran Reward in A Realm Reborn.
But now that the innocent mask of the Moonfire Faire has been stripped away, who in full possession of their mental faculties would willingly volunteer for Bombard battle duty?Yumah Molkot, reporter of The Harbor Herald
The Bombards were thought to have been completely eliminated after the efforts of the faire chaperones. However, during a new heat wave, the creatures raised once again out of the ashes left behind in the aftermath of the previous invasion. Once again, the faire chaperones resorted to using the Firefall Faire festivities to recruit adventurers, this time offering rare garments from the East as rewards to those who joined the Bombard hunting groups.
Participation and rewards
To start the event, players simply had to speak with any of the Firefall Faire chaperones, who appeared in each of the three city-state and accept their quest.
This time, the Bombards appeared in the camps near the city states, and had to be defeated by using the /firedance emote when targeting them. Defeating a regular bombard required 1 dance, while the King Bombards required 3. After all bombs were defeated, players could get up to 20 bombard ash as reward, which could be traded for Yukatas or Bombard Blooms (fireworks).
All rewards from the 2012 Moonfire Faire are no longer obtainable.
Before the fall of Dalamud, which would bring about the end of the Sixth Astral Era, a Bombard invasion set ablaze panic in the hearts and minds of the people, threatening to reduce our cities to smoldering rubble and ash. Thanks to a band of adventurers who unwittingly joined the Cascadiers, the igneous invaders were vanquished, and the realm was spared a fiery fate, or so reports had us believe.
There has been talk of sightings around Costa del Sol in eastern La Noscea. However, one must always be wary of the whispers of sailors. Ever wont to make sea hares into giant sea serpents and moat carp into mermaids, their wild fabrications have led many an adventurer to misfortune and abashment. Although these were but simple rumors, I would be remiss to overlook reports now coming in from all corners of the realm. Talk of Bombards has spread like wildfire, and for the first time in five years, the Adventurers' Guild has announced the return of the Moonfire Faire.
Five long years have passed since the fall of Dalamud, and a new generation of adventurers has taken up arms in the absence of the Warriors of Light. But would they be so foolish as to run headlong into the proverbial oven that is the Moonfire Faire? There's no mistaking the Cascadier officers thronging the streets with their pamphlets, permeating the air with platitudes and empty promises. It may not be long before even you, dear reader, come face to face with these ardent recruiters.
Though times may change, the insatiable desire for exotic garments and gear shall ever persist among adventurers. A sense of yearning can be seen burning bright in their eyes at the mere mention of garbs they would receive in preparation for battle. The Adventurers' Guild is sure to entice adventurers to heed the call of the Cascadiers, but will it be enough? I can only hope the whimsical farce known as Moonfire Faire will both drive off this incendiary incursion and bolster our spirits.
Participation and rewards
At last we welcome the tidings of summer─the warm glow of the sun, glistening in the crystal blue waters of the Rhotano Sea; the chirping of birds and the humming of busy bees; and the festivals by which we celebrate the season. Though a time for mirth and merriment to be sure, summer also gives us pause, for the memories of bombards and their onerous assults still burn brightly in the minds of many and more.
Given time, these fiery visions of the past would fade, but not before the Adventurers' Guild announced the revival of the Moonfire Faire. With nary a bombard in sight, the people of Eorzea are baffled by its return. As the premeire purveyor of truth in Lominsa, it is the duty of the Harbor Herald to dispel the fog of rumors that clouds the guild's motives.
After speaking with several members of the Adventurers' Guild, it would appear that a fellow by the name Haermaga is behind the festival's return. In fact, my sources say he has donated a fair deal of his own coin for its funding. But why go to such great lengths to rekindle the flames of a festival that has long since lived out its purpose? I asked this very question to a representative of the Adventurers' Guild.
As you may know, the Moonfire Faire was first held five years ago as an initiative to drive out an incursion of bombards─fiery fiends that meant to reduce the realm to ash. Although the foul creatures have not returned, the Moonfire Faire was, in a manner of speaking, always meant to be a joyous occasion. We feel that is reason enough to hold a summer celebration. A host of events are planned for this year's fair, giving townsfolk the opportunity to better acquaint themselves with the guild, and see what it truly means to be an adventurer. There is more to our work than battle and spoils, and hopefully the people of Eorzea will come to understand that.
They claim this to be an appeal to the masses, but the allure of the faire in previous years was just as sweet. Lacking the impending threat of fiery oblivion, we can only wait and see what surprises await in this year's Moonfire Faire.
The event was be available from August 14, 2014 at 1:00 a.m. to September 8, 2014 at 7:59:59 a.m. (PDT)
The players had to speak to any of the Moonfire Faire chaperones, who will appear in each of the three city-states in order to start the quest.
The realm now basks in the golden glow of the summer sun, its cities adorned with balloons and streamers. And the glittering flash of fireworks over the shores of Costa del Sol can only mean one thing—the Moonfire Faire, the fiery festival by which we celebrate the season. Hosted by the Adventurers' Guild, they mean to help the people of Eorzea grow more familiar with their deeds. But alas, this year they are understaffed, and want for assistance. To those who would ensure the celebration is a sizzling success, pray seek out Haermaga, grand chaperone of this year's Moonfire Faire.
The event was available from Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. to Monday, September 7, 2015 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)
The players have to speak to Haermaga in Limsa Lominsa - Upper Decks to participate in the events.
- Come on Eorzea! It's posing time!
Preparations for the Moonfire Faire are all but complete, and Mayaru Moyaru is seeking help to add an extra bang to the festivities. Those with a burning passion for the summer festival are encouraged to seek him out and see how they can contribute to the celebration.
The event runs from Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT).
Special FATEs will appear in the area surrounding Costa del Sol over the course of the seasonal event. Completing these FATEs will reward players with Faire vouchers, which can be exchanged for various goods.
- Beat the Heat at the Isle of Endless Summer!
The Moonfire Faire is off to an explosive start, and Mayaru Moyaru is eager to tell anyone and everyone about the exciting new venue for this year's festivities. Those eager for a reprieve from the adventuring life are encouraged to seek him out and learn how to partake in the celebration.
The event ran from Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT).
Players must first speak with Mayoru Moyaru at Limsa Lominsa - Upper Decks, who will direct players to Haermaga at the Isle of Endless Summer in Eastern La Noscea. Players can perform repeatable quests or participate in event FATEs to obtain Faire Voucher XXVII to trade for rewards.
- Faire Joi
- Faire Kohakama
- Faire Zori
- Storm Tracer (firework)
- Serpent Tracer (firework)
- Flame Tracer (firework)
- Bombard Bloom (firework)
- Lominsan Sparkler (firework)
- Gridanian Sparkler (firework)
- Ul'dahn Sparkler (firework)
- Pinwheel (firework)
- Evercold Shaved Ice (tabletop food)
- Moonfire Faire (wall-mounted poster)
- Hyper Rainbow Z Orchestrion Roll
Push your acrobatic abilities to the limit!
This year, they have gone far beyond the usual assortment of colorful baubles and banners, devising a series of challenges that allow glory seekers to demonstrate their bravery before admiring onlookers. But be warned─only those possessed of a strong pair of legs and a stomach for dizzying heights may hope to conquer this most death-defying test of acrobatic prowess.
- Time: 13 August, 2018 - 26 August, 2018
- Gear: Endless Summer Set
- Emote: Splash
- Furnishing: Mosquito Moogle, Curry Plate
- Achievement: "Tonight, the Stars Align"
- Title: Eorzean Ninja Warrior (M/F)
- Official 2018 website
Look, Leap, and Live it Up!
This year’s event marks the return of the Eorzean Nimble Warrior course, revamped to provide yet more high-flying thrills to acrobatically adept adventurers. Succeed in conquering this formidable challenge and you’ll earn not only the admiration of your audience and peers, but also the opportunity to acquire a host of exclusive seasonal items.
- Time: 7 August, 2019 - 26 August, 2019
- Gear: Moonfire Set, White Painted Moogle Mask, Black Painted Moogle Mask, Painted Namazu Mask
- Furnishing: Portable Pool, Wind Chime Stand, Moonfire Faire Advertisement
- Achievement: "Vouched Four"
- Official 2019 website
Summer Shark Blowout!
Mayaru Moyaru is grinning from ear to ear, and yet something in his eyes suggests this year's celebration is not all smiles and sunshine. Whatever dangers lurk beneath the surface of this year's faire, event chaperones are not like to turn away a helping hand.
- Time: 12 August, 2020 - 26 August, 2020
- Gear: Summer's Flame Set
- Emote: Flame Dance
- Furnishing: Water Bomb Stand
- Achievement: "Smile, You Son of a..."
- Official 2020 website
Costa del Sol Screams for Ice Cream
A blazing heat sweeps over the land, and as the cities find themselves festooned with decorations, it can only mean the Moonfire Faire is upon us. Rumor has it the event committee has a special surprise in store this year to keep festivalgoers cool—frosty treats that are guaranteed to please and leave any reservations about spending time out in the sun on ice.
- Time: 13 August, 2021 - 26 August, 2021
- Mount: Polar Bear
- Furnishing: Moonfire Mask Stall, Costa del Hielo, Grilled Corn
- Achievement: "You Say Goodbye, I Say Hielo..."
- Official 2021 website
Spawn conditions (if any)
Return of the King
|5-10||Central Thanalan (x24 y30)||15 minutes||Help the Cascadier cadets defeat the Bombards.|
|5-10||Middle La Noscea (x24 y26)|
|6-11||North Shroud (x27 y21)|
|11-16||Central Shroud (x25 y29)|
|13-18||Lower La Noscea (x19 y35)|
|15-20||Eastern Thanalan (x17 y23)|
|32-37||Eastern La Noscea (x32 y33)|
|After a five year absence, the Bombard King has appeared in Eorzea once again (much to the delight of the Cascadiers). Don your uniforms and head into battle with the cadets, protecting the brave men and women while they attempt to dispatch the royal pain.|
The Sarong Song
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x30 y28)||15 minutes||Defeat Scarface Bugaal Ja.|
|Faires attract all sorts, and one Mamool Ja has been so incensed by the sights and sounds that he insists on showing the dance of his people, which would make even the most ribald pirate blush. Drive the overeager Mamool Ja away and protect the sensibilities of the beach's faire-goers.|
The Belle of the Beach
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x30 y28)||15 minutes||Defeat the crazed corsairs.|
|Pirates often spend moons surrounded by nothing but frigid seawater, and the appearance of this lovely courtesan has set their hearts aflame with passion. Quell the surging tide of unwanted attention so she can enjoy her vacation in peace.|
Sparking Up the Wrong Beach
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x31 y27)||15 minutes||Defeat the cocksure corsairs.|
|A group of pirates have decided to celebrate their own way by bringing a cart filled with fireworks of suspect quality to the beach. Drive them away before their explosives harm any innocent faire-goers.|
It Came from Beneath the Deep
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x31 y27)||15 minutes||Defeat the trained Thing from the Deep.|
|Certain beasts, when properly trained, can provide endless entertainment to spectators, but when they start running amok─as this one has─they must needs be put down. Slay the trained Thing from the Deep before it harms any innocent onlookers.|
Life's a Beach
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x30 y27)||15 minutes||Protect the youths from the cocksure corsairs.|
|Two faire-goers wishing to enjoy the fireworks in peace are being accosted by a group of insistent pirates. Teach the pirates to respect the wishes of others, and be prepared if they decide not to listen.
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x31 y26)||15 minutes||Deliver bottles of pirate grog to the Moonfire Faire chaperone.|
|Pirates wishing to keep their own festivities going have brought a supply of liquor, causing a scene and littering the beach with bottles. Collect the bottles by force and pick up any you find on the ground to keep the pirates from causing any more trouble.
In Deep Water
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x32 y33)||15 minutes||Defeat the Cherry Bombards.|
|Bombards have begun creeping ashore and must be prevented from moving any further inland. While the Go Go Posing Rangers─heroes tasked with ridding the realm of the Bombard King and his minions─see to some last-minute preparations, their allies must rise to the occasion. Beat back the fiends with the waters of an elbst and wait for the Rangers to arrive.|
Trial by Fire
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x32 y33)||15 minutes||Defeat the Cherry Bombards.|
|The Go Go Posing Rangers have arrived but there is no end to the battalion of burgeoning Bombards summoned by their king and for every one of the flaming voidsent extinguished, another pops up in its place. Keep the Rangers out of harm's way by blasting the tiny fiends with elbst water.
The Summer of Ultros
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x35 y25)||15 minutes||Defeat Ultros.|
|The beautiful female faire-goers are under attack by the lewd Ultros and his uncontrollable tentacles. Fight the fiend off to defend their honor.|
To Bait a Baiter
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x35 y25)||15 minutes||Defeat the brutish brutes.|
|A merchant of deplorable morals is attempting to sell his bait at an outlandish price. Defeat the merchant's bodyguards to defend the fair market.|
Snippers Gonna Snip
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x35 y25)||15 minutes||Protect the fish crates from the Moonfire snippers.|
|A hungry pack of snippers has caught the scent of a delivery of fish bound for the faire kitchens. Protect the fish crates from the Moonfire snippers, so that faire-goers can indulge in the bounty of the sea.|
Adopt a Beach
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x35 y25)||15 minutes||Deliver pieces of Moonfire Faire rubbish to the Moonfire Faire Chaperone.|
|Refuse left by faire-goers has ruined the scenic beaches of the isle. Gather the Moonfire Faire rubbish and deliver it to the faire chaperone.|
Bombard vs. Shark
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x36 y27)||15 minutes||Help the 'Bold Bombard the supershark.|
|A two-tonze shark threatens summer's most beloved celebration, and it falls to the most graceful adventurers to help combat it. Inspire the Bombard to explosiveness with the flame dance, that it might drive this predator back to its mossy lair.|
A Blizzard of Bombards
|30-35||Eastern La Noscea (x37.2 y27.7)||15 minutes||Defeat the Ice Bombard.|
|Having taken extreme umbrage at being forcefully evicted from their icy home and dragged to the balmy climes of Costa del Sol, a pack of blustery ice Bombards is determined to crash the Moonfire Faire festivities. Take up arms with your fellow adventurers, that revelry and merriment might return to the Isle of Endless Summer.|
- 2011 event article on the official site
- 2012 event article on the official site
- 2013 event article on the official site
- 2014 event article on the official site
- 2015 event articl on the official site
- 2016 event article on the official site
- 2017 event article on the official site
- 2018 event article on the official site
- 2019 event article on the official site