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The Rising is a yearly event in Final Fantasy XIV, celebrating the anniversary of the game's relaunch with the A Realm Reborn version, and is the in-game component of the larger Final Fantasy XIV Online Anniversary event. The event typically runs concurrent with the Moonfire Faire; the first event ran from Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to Monday, September 8, 2014, and the second from August 27th, 2015 to September 7th, 2015.


The seasonal event quests starts with Bran in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks, searching for information on the Wandering Minstrel.

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Event rewards:

  • Huzzah (emote)

Purchasable from Rising Vendor NPC:

  • Realm Reborn Red
  • Magicked Prism (Meteor Survivor)
  • Wind-up Minfilia
  • Wind-up Thancred


The people of Eorzea gather to pray, to reflect on the Calamity of years past. But a new threat arises to disturb the reverence. What brave soul will step forward to restore peace for the coming celebration?

The Rising, a celebration of remembrance, has returned to Eorzea. As her people gather to reflect on the Calamity, a terrible insect infestation threatens to spoil the event. Speak with Nonora in Ul'dah, Steps of Nald, and see what can be done to remedy this dire dilemma.


  • Wind-up Iceheart
  • Wind-up Yugiri


The Rising- The Crystal Caravan Takes Center Stage!

The Crystal Caravan has come to Ul'dah, and plans to put on the performance of a lifetime. To ensure the actors can truly bring their roles to life, however, the troupe leader seeks those who can tell them more of the great heroes who will be portrayed on stage. Adventurers with a love for the theater and the arts are encouraged to seek them out.

Rewards Edit

  • Rising Pillar
  • Rising Banner
  • Heavensward Orchestration Roll
  • Wind-Up Krile
  • Dress-up Y'shtola


The Rising- A Missing Minstrel and Perilous Pest Problem

FFXIV Rising 2017

A missing friend has left Nonora too preoccupied with worry to partake in Eorzea's celebration of remembrance. Those who would aid in her search for her lost companion are encouraged to seek her out at the Ruby Road Exchange.

During the quest Nonora requests that the adventurer help find the Wandering Minstrel as he left to deal with mechanical bugs that have threatened the Rising festivities previously. The adventurer finds a teleportation ward where the Minstrel was last heard of. Once activated the player meets the Minstrel and is told to find a key that'll let him out of his prison, the key is in a maze like labyrinth called a "Cheap Dungeon" a mini game where the player has to find the correct password to proceed to the next floor and complete. With the Minstrel rescued and the mechanical bugs destroyed he sings a song:

Neath azure skies a soul burned bright, stars soon gathered 'fore its might♪ By their radiance truths lay bare, a nation freed from deep despair♪

As the heavens take a crimson hue, friends now gather, old and new♪ By their deeds doth freedom ring, once more their hearts have cause to sing♪

Rewards Edit

  • Wind-Up Lyse
  • Wind-Up Gosetsu
  • Stormblood Orchestration Roll
  • Answers-Reprise Orchestration Roll
  • Rising Balloon

2018 Edit

The Calamity Returns to Ul'dah

FFXIV Rising 2018

Dural Tharal, renowned reporter for the Mythril Eye, seeks the assistance of able adventurers in penning what promises to be a splendid story. Those who would answer the call will find the Lalafell at the Ruby Road Exchange.

During the quest this year you follow Dural Tharal around Ul'dah as he interviews and talks to survivors of the calamity, for his final interview he speaks to the Wandering Minstrel who sends the hero in a dream like state where they are greeted by Naoki Yoshida, and thanked. Once out of the dream the Wandering Minstrel sings a song of things yet to come:

O hero of rebirth traversing,♪ Soar you the azure skies.♪ Upon your breast a crimson crest,♪ Shine Light down from on high.♪

O hero of rebirth transcending,♪ Weave you an azure lie.♪ By your deeds doth crimson bleed,♪ And Darkness quench the fire.♪

Gameplay Edit

During the event there is an event that only takes place every few hours, to participate you have to talk to the Calamity Recruiter that will take players into an instance and participate in fates.

Rewards Edit

Event Rewards:

  • Revolutions Orchestration Roll
  • Wind-Up Cirina

Purchasable from Rising Attendant NPC:

  • Manderville Earrings
  • White Ravens


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