The Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone lightly detailed the in-game seasonal event for FFXIV’s 5th anniversary. This year’s The Rising event, which will begin on Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. PDT will feature a return of the Calamity to Ul’Dah:
“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.” via FFXIV Lodestone.
This is just a yearly seasonal event, so fans should temper their expectations if they are expecting massive lore shifting reveals on the level of the real Calamity which wiped the original version of FFXIV off the map. On the surface though, it appears to at least have a little more juice than your average seasonal.
Rewards will include an adorable Cirina minion and other cosmetic items. Make sure you wrap everything up before the deadline of Sept. 17 at 3 a.m PDT.