The timeless tradition of immortalizing the tale of Prince Yahiko and Princess Amdina is fast approaching again, as news of the Celestial Nights festival has been announced. The jovial moogles at the MHMU are preparing to bring this epic story to life in Windurst San d'Oria, and Bastok in the grandest of fashion starting on Tuesday, June 29th.
Ah, summer in Vana'diel!
A season for sweltering days, starry nights, and the annual moogle-staged production of a timeless tale of star-crossed lovers that without the assistance of altruistic adventurers like you is doomed to end in disaster and disarray.
As any adventurer worth his or her Silver Sea salt knows, the tradition known as Celestial Nights has its roots in the tragic tale of Prince Yahiko and Princess Amdina.
'Tis a tale from a bygone era—one that tells of a strapping royal scion and a pulchritudinous princess who chanced upon each other on opposite banks of the river that divided their two kingdoms, and had the terrible misfortune of falling in love. For this was an age of war and strife, and these two neighboring nations were locked in a bitter, bloody struggle every ilm the equal of the Crystal War.
The besmitten couple exerted every effort to convince their parents to put aside their differences and make peace between their nations, but this was no faerie tale, and it would not end happily ever after. The war raged on, and both prince and princess were caught in its bloody midst, falling to enemy hands without ever having the chance to share so much as a moment's embrace.
The tale struck a chord with the people of the realm, who, over time, came to pay tribute to the ill-fated lovers with a celebration of the stars, that the souls of the prince and princess might be joined at long last in the heavens above.
Likewise, it struck a chord among the profit-minded moogles of the MHMU, who figured that an annual dramatic rendition of the timeless tale might attract a wide audience and bring ample amounts of gil into their coffers.
Will this heavenly love story end in triumph or tragedy? Will our ambitious moogle friends be rolling in dough, or drowning in debt?
The fate of the universe—or one very small part of it, at least—is in your hands!
Celestial Nights will twinkle into view at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, June 29 and fade with dawn's light on Tuesday, July 13 at the same hour.
To partake in the festivities, adventurers need only speak to the event moogles stationed in the following locations:
Northern San d'Oria (D-8) / Bastok Markets (G-8) / Windurst Waters (north side) (F-5)