february 2020 Events

Hide and Seek: Into the Wild

Returning this February to The Black Waltz Free Company we welcome you to participate in Hide and Seek: Into the Wild! This game of Hide and Seek will have a total of 6 rounds and will take place in random zones throughout A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, and Stormblood zones. 

Mon, February 24, 2020 @ 9pm EST

Black Waltz Estate Basement

Best Friends: Best Memories Screenshot Contest

February is known for being a month of relationships, love, and romance due to it holding Valentine's Day. We believe that romance does not need to be the only definition of a relationship - friends, family, and Free Company mates can feel like really close relationships. This event is all about capturing friendship, love, OR romance in a photograph.

All Month Long

Opens: February 1st, 2010

Deadline: February 29, 2020


Hide and Seek: Into the Wild

Returning this February to The Black Waltz Free Company we welcome you to participate in Hide and Seek: Into the Wild! This game of Hide and Seek will have a total of 6 rounds and will take place in random zones throughout the A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, and Stormblood zones. Note: The zones will not be announced until the beginning of each round (not even those hiding will be made aware of the zones)! Free Company members (solo or groups of no-more than 2) will then attempt to find Black Waltz leaders in these zones. A point system will determine the winner(s) of this event!


  • First Place: 3,000,000 gil + Mogstation Mount*
  • Second Place: 1,500,000 gil + Mogstation Minion
  • Third Place: 1,000,000 gil + In-Game Minion

All Participants: 100,000 gil

How to Play

Each round will begin in the Free Company Estate Yard. When the round begins, Free Company Leaders (Istari + Flares) will have 5 minutes to find a hiding place in the announced zone. After the 5 minute timer expires, Free Company members will have a set amount of time to seek out the Free Company Leaders and "tag" them. Once a leader has chosen a hiding spot, they cannot move from that position until the round has concluded.

Note: The amount of time given depends on the size of the announced zone; larger zones will be given a longer timer. This timer will vary from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Any zones located in A Realm Reborn will be set at the default of 10 minutes.

Tagging a Leader

Once a Free Company Leader has been found, a /trade must be initiated with them to "tag"" them.  The first player / team to "tag" a leader will receive 10 points; however, finding Istari will net the team 25 points. Once discovered, the Free Company Leader will announce to other leaders that they've been found and teleport back to the Free Company Estate until the next round begins.

Points will then be tallied and the group / player with the most points at the end of all rounds will be determined then winner. In the event of a sudden-death situation, a bonus zone will be announced as a tie breaker for those that are tied. 


  1. Groups can be comprised of no-more than two people and must be in a party together. The party cannot exceed two people. 
  2. Participants must remain in the Free Company Yard until the "hide timer" has expired and return to the Free Company Yard after each round concludes.
  3. The only person who will be aware of the zones before the event begins is Istari, the event coordinator. Due to the advance knowledge / ability to find good hiding spots ahead of time, finding Istari is worth more points.
  4. If a team of two participates in the event, only one needs to initiate a /trade to be awarded points. Splitting up to cover more ground IS allowed. 
  5. Solo participants receive +5 point modifier to all point values due to being a solo act. 

Disclaimer: It is recommend that participants have flight in all Heavensward and Stormblood zones, as well as mount speed increases offered through hunt seals for all zones in this event.


best friends: Best memories

Screenshot Contest

February is a month that people either love or hate due to its affiliation with Valentine's Day; however, we want to use this time to focus on friendship and togetherness. For the entire month of February, this event will allow members the opportunity to capture friendship, love, and / or romance in a photograph. The theme is completely up to interpretation by those participating! The more creative the interpretation, the more points awarded!

Submissions Open: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Winning Photos Announced: Monday, March 2nd, 2020


  1. 1st Place: 3,000,000 gil
  2. 2nd Place: 1,500,000 gil
  3. 3rd Place: 1,000,000 gil

All Participants: 100,000 gil

Judges will award points based on three categories with each being worth up-to 10 points for a total of 30 points per player. 

*Judging Categories:

  1. Theme: Does the photo capture friendship, love, and / or romance?
  2. Attire: Does the attire worn by those in the photo reflect the theme?
  3. Style: Is the shot unique and / or creative?


  1. Each screenshot must have at least two characters in it. 
  2. If the winning screenshots contain multiple participants, the prizes will be shared equally.
  3. Photos should be without captions - let the theme in the photo speak for itself. 
  4. Each character in the photograph must be wearing something that is RED.
  5. Use of third-party programs like Reshade or mods is forbidden.

*Note: Chocobos, minions, and NPCs also count as characters; however, it is encouraged that any additional characters in the screenshot be other players to fulfill the theme of this event. Additionally, there will be a "twist" after the submission deadline.