News from Final Fantasy XI. Harvest Festival 2009: Tales from the Cryptaru (10/09/2009) Trees bedecked in gold and crimson hues, a crisp breeze in the air and the mouthwatering aroma of pumpkin pie wafting from the windows of taverns and homes... Autumn has come to the three nations, and with it, that most devilishly delightful of seasonal celebrations, the Harvest Festival! But all is not well, as honest-to-goodness ghosts are plotting to use the guise of the annual masquerade to skulk into town and wreak unholy havoc on the unsuspecting citizens. Brave adventurers who join with the moogles to drive out these demons can expect to receive due reward, in the form of a splendidly ghoulish lantern said to ward off malign spirits! How did people come to attribute such supernatural powers to a simple lighting device carved from an overgrown gourd? The answer lies in a timeless tale passed down in Windurstian lore... For the full story—and details on how to participate in the festivities for yourself—read on!