Now that the Heavensturn event is over (we hoped you all “embraced you inner horse…” we’re assured that’s not a euphemism), Square Enix has lined up even more seasonal events for players to participate in in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (FF14).
Starting January 21st, 2014 at 2am (PST), until February 3rd 2014 at 6:59 (PST), the realm of Eorzea will see a dastardly cameo from none other than much-loved Final Fantasy XI (FF11) character, Professor Shantotto. Many players in FF14 will have played FF11 and will therefore remember Professor Shantotto fondly, especially her misadventures in the “A Shantotto Ascension” add-on.
Tarutaru in nature (a race very similar to Lalafell), Professor Shantotto is one of the top magical minds in FF11’s city of Windurst, instantly recognisable by her habit of speaking entirely in rhyme, and her very distinctive laugh. Given the amount of mischief her dabbling in the black arts has caused in the past, it’s no wonder that she’s turned up in Eorzea having expanded to the size of an overgrown gigas.
Over the duration of the event, you and fellow adventurers will be able to pit your wits in battle against this uber-Shantotto in FATEs that will spring up around the world. But don’t forget to first activate the quest, “That Old Black Magic,” by talking to Khloe Bajhiri in New Gridania. Then, by participating in “Embiggened Spriggans” and “Tower of Power” FATES, you can get yourself your very own FF14 Shantotto minion (ho hoho hohoho)!
For more information on FF14’s “That Old Black Magic” event, visit the Lodestone, log in, and find the post under “Topics.”