Light of the Skies

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Cut away the past and be free!

It's the long-awaited Final Fantasy XII Collaboration Event! Set sail, Sky Pirate of Light, into the skies above!

~ In Game Description

Light of the Skies is a Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Collaboration event in Mobius Final Fantasy. The region provides players some of the heroes, fiends and experiences of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. Originally presented as part of the Final Fantasy XII Collaboration Event in 2017, it made a return visit at the end of Act 1 in 2018, with updated rewards and scroll cards from the May 2018 FFXII card batch.

Event Details[edit | edit source]

  • First appearance -- July 12 to August 15, 2017
  • Second appearance -- June 18 to July 20, 2018

How to Participate[edit | edit source]

FFXII Collaboration World Map.jpeg

Go to the Light of the Skies region spot on the World Map -- part of the red "specials" section. (You must have completed Chapter 1 to see this.)

Story[edit | edit source]

Wol and Echo show up in a desolate area, having answered a summons from Moggy. He welcomes the pair to the Purvama Strahl: a set of floating islands, and introduces his friends, the Mandragoras. Apparently Moggy has set up a deal where Wol will pose as a "sky pirate" and hunt down the Mandragoras for sport. If Wol can catch them, they'll turn over enough loot to fill Wol's pockets.

Moggy confesses that the Mandragoras have been training and guarding against the sky pirates for centuries, but there haven't been any pirates in a very long time... so he's crafted Wol into the role, and the animated vegetables are excited to finally have someone to fight. Wol accepts the role, since the ancient treasure here should be valuable, and with the completion of the opening Mark Wol gets a Skystone, which allows him access to an Airship... and now he's a real sky pirate!

First up is the Mandragora Prince, who has specially bred his own bosses to be nastier than usual. Wol makes short work of them -- and the Prince -- after which the defeated vegetable gets up and walks away. Moggy explains that their intent is only to challenge the Legendary Sky Pirate. Whether they win or lose doesn't matter. Wol lets him go.

Second up is the Pumpkin King. He takes a different tack, by hiding amongst a field of Earth bosses. Wol hunts him down, hiding at the back of the field, and pummels him into unconsciousness. Much like his predecessor, the Pumpkin King wakes up and walks away, satisfied. Wol wonders what would happen if he proved not to be sky pirate. Hearing this, the King swivels about and promises great vengeance... and that Wol would be judged. Wol is largely unconcerned until a black-armored figure appears and disappears a few times.

Topstalk's plan is simple: run. Wol gives chase across the fiery field, and easily catches him. Topstalk leaves without a word, but the mysterious Judge appears again. Wol tries to taunt him into a response, but this foe also remains silent before vanishing. Our hero speculates he might just be a ghost.

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The Alraune King seems to have a different attitude: he's happy to be challenged by such a great (and humble!) sky pirate. But it's a trap! He offers only a 1-Gil reward, hoping to demoralize Wol, and throws various weakening traps at him. In the end they don't help, though, and the Alraune King is bagged. Wol threatens the King with direct harm, hoping to draw out the Judge Magister, but the vegetable doesn't believe a true sky pirate would do such a thing... and he's right. Wol can't do it. Still, says Moggy, it proves the Judge is working with the Mandragoras. Wol is supsicious that Moggy might also be working with the Judge, but the Moogle insists he's not.

Reaching the port after the Alraune King, Wol is met by... the Judge Magister! and he's ready to fight! But with his defeat, Wol realises there's no weight to the Judge's blows. Perhaps the Judge really is a ghost...

The Onion Queen gives Wol a straight, stand-up fight - no trickery. Wol takes her down, and she dashes off. With excitement, Moggy expresses his anticipation for the coming titanic battle, where our Sky Pirate hero will face all five of the vegetables united once again. The Mandragoras gather with a final surprise: the Judge Magister stands side by side with them.

It's a hard battle, but Wol emerges victorious. In a final stroke of victory, Wol slices the helmet right off of the Judge, revealing... nothing. The suit is empty... except it fidgets a bit, and Moggy emerges from it. He explains that he found the Judge's armor in the Mandragoras' base, but was forced to take shelter in it to avoid being discovered. He was horrified to find that the vegetables were casting animating spells on the armor while he was still in it! Thankfully, Wol has stopped that for the moment, and freed him from his imprisonment, but not before Moggy managed to score a healthy amount of loot from there.

Both Moggy and Wol felt an aura of righteousness coming from the armor, so it may be that armor absorbed that from the actual Judge -- wherever he is -- and the Mandragoras amplified that to make it move. As a parting feeling, Wol looks at the Mandragoras' ancient airship and wonders if could be made to fly again.

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Event Map[edit | edit source]

Ever hear of the sky pirates? Some say they are bandits, and some say they are saints, but one thing is true: they are all freefolk. Would you join them? Kupo.
~ World Map Description

The region is broken up into seven islands -- the intial entry island, one for each of the five Mandragoras, and the central conflict island. Moving from island to island requires unlocking routes by defeating the Mandragoras. Once the main line is completed, the player can continue on four infinitely looping levels, where the Judge Magister gets progressively more difficult.

There are 78 areas in total, including 7 locked routes, 51 treasure chests, and 4 "Encroaching Mist" loop areas. Because of this loop, the player can't technically complete all 78 areas.

Similar to previous Collaboration Events, the fiends found around the region will scale to match the difficulty of the player, so exact enemies in each area will vary widely.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Area Stamina Battles
(later runs)
Lock requirements Enemy notes
Later visits
Reward
Isle of Souls 5 3 Starting point. [FIRE]Fire boss sighted. -
Skyward Drawn 6 3 [LIGHT]Ninlil sighted. -
Howling Gorge 5 4 (3) - Boss Wind.pngMandragora Prince sighted.
[WIND]Wind swarm sighted.
Icon Elixir.png Elixir x1
Immortal Cliffs 5 4 (3) - Boss Earth.pngPumpkin Star sighted.
[EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
-
Plains of the Nu Mou 6 5 (4) - Boss Fire.pngTopstalk sighted.
[FIRE]Fire swarm sighted.
Icon Phoenix Down.png Phoenix Down x1
Cliffs of Exodus 5 4 (3) - Boss Water.pngAlraune King sighted.
[WATER]Water boss sighted.
-
Headhunters' Domain 5 4 (3) - Boss Fire.pngBoss Water.pngBoss Wind.pngBoss Earth.pngBoss Dark.png It's a full Mandragora lineup!
The deadliest of nightshades.
[DARK]Dark boss sighted.
Icon Mandragoras Mark.png Mandragoras Mark
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Wingbeaten Plateau 7 4 Icon Mandragoras Mark.png Mandragoras Mark Boss Fire.pngFire Lizard sighted. Icon Skystone.png Skystone x1
Icon Sovereign's Map.png Sovereign's Map x1
Icon Warp Shard.png Warp Shard x3
Hope's Run, Part 1 5 3 - [WIND]Wind swarm sighted. -
Hope's Run, Part 2 6 4 (3) - Boss Wind.pngStorm Dragon sighted.
[WIND]Wind swarm sighted.
MetalGigantuar4 Icon.png Metal Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of Sovereigns 4 3 - [WIND]Wind boss sighted. Icon Wind Fractal 5.png Wind Fractal★5 x1
Mandragora Farm 6 4 - [WIND]Wind boss sighted. -
Trail of Claws 5 3 - [WIND]Wind swarm sighted. Icon Wind Pneuma.png Wind Pneuma★4 x1
Cascading Vale 6 3 - [WIND]Treantling sighted. -
Rustling Meadows 5 4 (3) - Boss Wind.pngStorm Dragon sighted.
[WIND]Wind boss sighted.
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
The Windwalk 6 3 - [WIND]Mindlasher sighted. -
Eyes of the Viera 6 5 (4) - Boss Wind.pngOchu & Microchu sighted.
[WIND]Wind swarm sighted.
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x100
Adrammelech Highlands 6 5 (4) Defeat the two bosses raised by the Mandragora Prince.
The bosses are under his protection,
and will be particularly dangerous.
Boss Wind.pngMandragora Prince sighted.
[WIND]Wind boss sighted.
Icon Mandragora Prince Mark.png Mandragora Prince Mark
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Aero Port 6 4 Icon Mandragora Prince Mark.png Mandragora Prince Mark [WIND]Wind fiend sighted.
Nab his Treant: FFXII (scroll)!
Companion spirit: Mandragora Prince
Icon Iron Map.png Iron Map x1
Icon Bronze Opener.png Bronze Opener x12
Dream's Run, Part 1 5 3 - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted. -
Dream's Run, Part 2 6 4 (3) - Boss Earth.pngAtomos sighted.
[EARTH]Earth swarm sighted.
Gigantuar4 Icon.png Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of Iron 6 4 - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted. Icon Earth Fractal 5.png Earth Fractal★5 x1
Bangaa Wastes 5 4 (3) - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Earth swarm sighted.
MetalGigantuar4 Icon.png Metal Gigantuar ★4 x1
Pumpkin Valley 7 4 (3) - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Malboro sighted.
Gigantuar4 Icon.png Gigantuar ★4 x1
Ruins Tunnels 7 4 (3) - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Subatomos sighted.
Gigantuar4 Icon.png Gigantuar ★4 x1
The Blind Wall 5 4 (3) - Boss Earth.pngEarth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
Icon Elixir.png Elixir x1
Trail of the Lost 9 6 (5) - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Golem sighted.
Icon Gil.png Gil x1,200,000
The Pebblefold 5 4 (3) - [EARTH]Earth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Earth swarm sighted.
MetalGigantuar4 Icon.png Metal Gigantuar ★4 x1
The Cloudcliffs 8 5 (4) - Boss Earth.pngEarth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Metalmite sighted.
Icon Phoenix Down.png Phoenix Down x1
The Whitesands 5 4 (3) - Boss Earth.pngEarth boss sighted.
[EARTH]Earth swarm sighted.
Icon Earth Pneuma.png Earth Pneuma★4 x1
Cloudwalk Dreams 8 (7) 4 (3) (4) - Boss Earth.pngEarth boss sighted.
Boss Earth.pngPumpkin Star sighted.
(if this is the last area cleared)
Icon Pumpkin Star Mark.png Pumpkin Star Mark
Dusk Port 7 4 Icon Pumpkin Star Mark.png Pumpkin Star Mark [LIGHT]Light fiend sighted.
Nab his Cluckatrice: FFXII (scroll)!
Companion spirit: Pumpkin Star
Icon Gigas Map.png Gigas Map x1
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Explorer's Run Part 1 5 3 - [FIRE]Fire swarm sighted. -
Explorer's Run Part 2 6 4 (3) - Boss Fire.pngShadow Dragon sighted.
[FIRE]Fire boss sighted.
MetalGigantuar4 Icon.png Metal Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of the Gigas 6 4 - [FIRE]Fire swarm sighted. Icon Fire Fractal 5.png Fire Fractal★5 x1
Belias Lavawalk 5 3 - fire}Fire boss sighted. -
Hotspring Glade 6 4 (3) - Boss Fire.pngTopstalk sighted.
[FIRE]Fire Lizard sighted.
Icon Fire Pneuma.png Fire Pneuma★4 x1
Roundcleft Hill 7 4 - fire}Fire boss sighted. -
The Stewspring 8 5 (4) - Boss Fire.pngTopstalk sighted.
[FIRE]Death Claw sighted.
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x100
The Smoking Wastes 7 4 - [FIRE]Fire swarm sighted. -
Caldera Way 8 5 - [FIRE]Fire boss sighted. -
The Boulderfields 9 (7) 6 (5) (4) - Boss Fire.pngTopstalk sighted.
[FIRE]Shade Drake sighted.
Icon Topstalk Mark.png Topstalk Mark
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Flare Port 7 4 Icon Topstalk Mark.png Topstalk Mark [FIRE]Fire fiend sighted.
Nab his Judge Bergan: FFXII (scroll)!
Companion spirit: Topstalk
Icon Imperial Map.png Imperial Map
Icon Summon Ticket.png Summon Ticket x1
Pursuer's Run, Part 1 5 3 - [WATER]Water swarm sighted. -
Pursuer's Run, Part 2 6 4 (3) - Boss Water.pngKiller Mantis sighted.
[WATER]Water boss sighted.
Gigantuar4 Icon.png Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of Emperors 7 4 - Boss Water.pngAdamantiny sighted. Icon Water Fractal 5.png Water Fractal★5 x1
Palace of Ice 5 3 - [WATER]Water boss sighted. Icon Gil.png Gil x1
Halls of Glass 5 4 (3) - Boss Water.pngKiller Mantis sighted.
Debarrier (effect).png Debarrier in effect.
[WATER]Water boss sighted.
-
Cliffs of Rime 5 4 (3) - Boss Water.pngBehemoth sighted.
Bio (effect).png Bio in effect.
[WATER]Water boss sighted.
Icon Water Pneuma.png Water Pneuma★4 x1
Springwind Basin 5 4 (3) - Boss Water.pngTonberry sighted.
Critical Resist Down (effect).png Critical Resist Down in effect.
[WATER]Water boss sighted.
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x2
Mateus Falls 8 5 (4) - Boss Water.pngAlraune King sighted.
Ultimate Gauge Locked (effect).png Ultimate Gauge Locked
[WATER]Water swarm sighted.
Icon Alraune King Mark.png Alraune King Mark
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Snow Port 6 5 (4) Icon Alraune King Mark.png Alraune King Mark Unknown enemy sighted.
[DARK]Dark fiend sighted.
Nab his Seeq Cateran: FFXII (scroll)!
Companion spirit: Alraune King
Icon Extranger.png Extranger★4
Icon Godking's Map.png Godking's Map
Jumper's Run, Part 1 5 3 - [DARK]Dark boss sighted. -
Jumper's Run, Part 2 6 4 (3) - Boss Dark.pngDemon Wall sighted.
[DARK]Dark swarm sighted.
MetalGigantuar4 Icon.png Metal Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of the Godking 6 3 - [DARK]Ironside sighted. Icon Dark Fractal 5.png Dark Fractal★5 x1
Shepherd's Rise 7 5 (4) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[DARK]Dark boss sighted.
-
The Greenbier 6 4 (3) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[LIGHT]Light boss sighted.
Icon Dark Pneuma.png Dark Pneuma★4 x1
Seacloud Spire 7 5 (4) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[DARK]Dark boss sighted.
-
The Onion Gap 7 5 (4) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[LIGHT]Light boss sighted.
-
Zodiark Greatcave 7 5 (4) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[LIGHT]Light boss sighted.
-
The Duskmaw 6 4 (3) - Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[DARK]Dark boss sighted.
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x100
Phantom Pharos 9 6 (5) (all other areas complete) Boss Dark.pngOnion Queen sighted.
[DARK]Dark boss sighted.
Icon Onion Queen Mark.png Onion Queen Mark
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x3
Shadow Port 6 3 Icon Onion Queen Mark.png Onion Queen Mark [FIRE][WATER][WIND][EARTH][DARK]The mandragoras are dancing!
Nab their Mandragoras: FFXII (scroll)!
Companion spirit: Onion Queen
Icon Gigantuar Bulb.png Gigantuar Bulb★3
Icon Sky Pirate Map.png Sky Pirate Map
Blue Sky Run 6 4 (3) - Boss Fire.pngMarilith sighted.
[LIGHT]Light boss sighted.
Gigantuar4 Icon.png Gigantuar ★4 x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Isle of Sky Pirates 7 4 - [FIRE]Topstalk sighted. Icon Light Fractal 5.png Light Fractal★5 x1
The Chittering Dunes 5 3 - [WIND]Mandragora Prince sighted. -
The Infinite Sandsea 5 4 (3) - Boss Dark.pngDullahan sighted.
[DARK]Onion Queen sighted.
Icon Light Pneuma.png Light Pneuma★4 x1
Cloudrift Quicksands 5 3 - [WATER]Alraune King sighted. -
The Thirsting Desert 7 4 - [EARTH]Pumpkin Star sighted. -
Searing Sandstorms 7 5 (4) - Boss Fire.pngBoss Water.pngBoss Wind.pngBoss Earth.pngBoss Dark.png Mandragoras sighted.
[DARK]Onion Queen sighted.
Icon Summon Ticket.png Summon Ticket x1
The Thief's Gate 7 4 - Boss Fire.pngTopstalk sighted. Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x1
Path of Champions 9 5 - Boss Earth.pngPumpkin Star sighted. Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x2
Grave of Heroes 9 5 - Boss Water.png Alraune King sighted. Icon Magicite.png Magicite x300
Ancient Airship 10 7 - Boss Dark.pngJudge Magister sighted.
Getting past his defenses is only the beginning!
Icon Summon Ticket.png Summon Ticket x1
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x5
Encroaching Mist 7 3 (infinite #1) Boss Dark.pngJudge Magister sighted. Icon Judge Magister Mark.png Judge Magister Mark x1
Encroaching Mist 7 3 (infinite #2) Boss Dark.pngJudge Magister sighted. Icon Judge Magister Mark.png Judge Magister Mark x1
Encroaching Mist 7 3 (infinite #3) Boss Dark.pngJudge Magister sighted. Icon Judge Magister Mark.png Judge Magister Mark x1
Encroaching Mist 7 3 (infinite #4) Boss Dark.pngJudge Magister sighted. Icon Judge Magister Mark.png Judge Magister Mark x1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x3

Once the player completes the Ancient Airship, the final four "Encroaching Mist" areas are available. This is an infinite loop with an increasingly more powerful Judge Magister at the end. Every area here earns a Judge Magister Mark as a tally of victories. Every fourth area (one complete loop) earns 3 Ability Tickets.

Also upon completion, the Mandragoras reappear as reoccurring bosses on their respective penultimate areas, with those areas reset to a cost of 7 stamina, with 4 battles.

Key Items[edit | edit source]

Name Location
Icon Skystone.png Skystone Wingbeaten Plateau
Icon Sovereign's Map.png Sovereign's Map Wingbeaten Plateau
Icon Iron Map.png Iron Map Aero Port
Icon Gigas Map.png Gigas Map Dusk Port
Icon Imperial Map.png Imperial Map Flare Port
Icon Godking's Map.png Godking's Map Snow Port
Icon Sky Pirate Map.png Sky Pirate Map Shadow Port
Icon Mandragoras Mark.png Mandragoras Mark Headhunters' Domain
Icon Mandragora Prince Mark.png Mandragora Prince Mark Adrammelech Highlands
Icon Pumpkin Star Mark.png Pumpkin Star Mark Cloudwalk Dreams
Icon Topstalk Mark.png Topstalk Mark The Boulderfields
Icon Alraune King Mark.png Alraune King Mark Mateus Falls
Icon Onion Queen Mark.png Onion Queen Mark Phantom Pharos
Icon Judge Magister Mark.png Judge Magister Mark Encroaching Mist

Fiends[edit | edit source]

Combat around the region scales along with the player's level, so different fiends will show depending on how strong your character is.

The Mandragoras[edit | edit source]

The Bosses[edit | edit source]

Card Drops[edit | edit source]

These were added as card drops at the Ports around the map:

Music[edit | edit source]

Music on the map is from Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

Name Locations
Dalmasca Estersand Isle of Souls (starting island)

Isle of Emperors (Alraune King's island)

Victory Fanfare Win a battle
Flash of Steel Boss fight

Isle of Sky Pirates (Judge Magister's island)

Phon Coast on the airship between islands
Giza Plains Isle of Sovereigns (Mandragora Prince's island)

Isle of the Godking (Onion Queen's island)

The Mosphoran Highwaste Isle of Iron (Pumpkin Star's Island)
Esper Battle Isle of the Gigas (Topstalk's island)
Gutter-churl ending cinematic, on Moggy's tale

Reference[edit | edit source]