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The Lore Train – Heavensward (Part 3)

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    The final arc of Heavensward is upon us, and with it comes another installment of The Lore Train’s episodic summary of the main scenario, focusing on the story so far… from Patch 3.4 (Soul Surrender). Packed with closure and more answers than questions, Soul Surrender will gave its own spotlight until extended for 3.5. Skipped your cutscenes? Barely remember the binge a few months back? Didn’t quite understand what was going on? We’ve got you covered.

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The Lore Train: Nael in the Coffin

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At Fan Festival 2016 Tokyo, our JP team caught up with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox about the Encyclopædia Eorzea, The Primals, and more. You may have noticed a question about an incendiary topic: the ever-evolving backstory of Eula aka-Nael-but-totally-not-Nael van Darnus. Koji got back to us with a follow-up shortly after, and we think it puts that final nail in two coffins.

The Lore Train – A Starlight Miracle

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Those players who have been around since Version 1.0 will notice a familiar face during the Starlight Celebration this year. Didn’t recognize him? Don’t remember who he was? After partaking in the festivities, join us in a walk down memory lane, as his return is something of a Starlight miracle. There might be some new revelations in there, as well. (Wink wink, nudge nudge.) After the return of so many features from the Lominsan side of 1.0 (shout outs to …

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The Lore Train: Heavensward (Part 2)

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A new story arc is upon us, and with it comes a new installment of The Lore Train’s episodic summary of the main scenario, focusing on the story so far… between Patches 3.1 (As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness) and 3.3 (Revenge of the Horde). Skipped your cutscenes? Barely remember the binge a few months back? As always – we’ve got you covered.

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The Lore Train: Identifying the Dead

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It’s only been a few days since the release of the Palace of the Dead and adventurers are scrambling to the bottom to challenge an old friend and foe, both. But did you know that she is not the only figure from our past lurking in the deeps of this dungeon? There are a grand total of eight, and we’ve identified (almost) all of them. Read on for a dose of nostalgia as we remember the fallen.

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The Raimdelle Codex Alces

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Things have been pretty quiet on the “published things” front lately. Uncharacteristic quietness on my part usually means that I’ve receded into a Matoya-like cave with thousands of loose sheets of parchment in an attempt to forge order from some great chaos or another. I’ll re-emerge when I’ve come up with something worth sharing or just give up and set the stack of papers ablaze while dancing around it ritualisti—That part’s not important. Anyroad… This time? Not an exception.

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The Lore Train – Duty Commenced Gerolt & Rowena Lore Lowdown

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The NA Community Team went live with Duty Commenced 10 today, sharing lots of details about the upcoming Patch 3.2 (not 2.3), as well as a massive installment of Lore Lowdown giving background on Gerolt, Rowena, Relic/Zodiac weapons, and the House of Splendors. As always, we got it into our archives as fast as possible (annotated with an anonymoosely contributed note here and there), so check it out if you missed todays ep!