A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode to Life Bestowing  

One day,
a giant crystal appeared in the skies above Jeuno,
triggering a series of unexplained happenings
across the land.

Now, adventurers will set forth
to unravel the mysteries of this primordial crystal
that holds the secret of Vana'diel's past.

-Square Enix

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ACP: The First Scenario Expansion

A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing, released March 22, 2009, was the first add-on scenario expansion produced for Final Fantasy XI. It was one of three scenario expansions planned for release in 2009.

While other expansions introduced new areas and activities for adventurers, the ACP scenario expansion included only new missions and storyline cutscenes. Before its release, the FFXI development team projected that hardcore players would need roughly two weeks to complete the expansion. However, many players finished ACP within a day of it being released, and many others finished it soon after.

Although ACP was generally slammed by the gaming community, Square Enix managed to work in some new features that hadn't been seen in the game's previous expansion. One such change was that any adventurer could assist with any mission, regardless of his or her own mission progress or completion. Adventurers can also redo ACP missions to potentially obtain high-valued synthesis items or rare, augmented items.

ACP Storyline

The storyline of ACP begins with a large crystal mysteriously appearing in the skies above Jeuno. Everyone in Vana'diel gazes up at the enormous crystal, sensing a song emanating from within it. Then the crystal shatters, raining down glowing shards upon the land.

With the crystal gone, the people of Vana'diel suddenly wake up from their trance-like state and carry on with their lives as if nothing had happened.

From out of nowhere a boy appears, and time stands still; all except for you and him. The mysterious boy says its your purpose to discover the meaning of what just happened. Thus begins the storyline of A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing.

ACP Missions

A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing contains 12 missions.

ACP Missions
Mission TitleMission Contents
ACP1 - A Crystalline ProphecyWatch a cutscene
ACP2 - The Echo AwakensFarm items, watch cutscene
ACP3 - Gatherer of Light (I)Farm items, watch cutscene
ACP4 - Gatherer of Light (II)NM fight
ACP5 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (I)Watch a cutscene
ACP6 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (II)Collect key items in Fei'Yin
ACP7 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (III)BCNM battle in Qu'Bia Arena
ACP8 - Remember Me in Your DreamsWatch a cutscene
ACP9 - Born of Her NightmaresWatch a cutscene
ACP10 - Banishing the EchoCollect key items while climbing Lower Delkfutt's Tower
ACP11 - Ode of Life BestowingBCNM battle in Stellar Fulcrum
ACP12 - A Crystalline Prophecy (Fin.)Watch a cutscene

ACP Rewards

A unique rewards system was implemented for A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing. Completing a mission in ACP rewards adventurers with key items; these key items (which are a variety of keys) are used to unlock a coffer in the Tenshedo Headquarters in Lower Jeuno. The more difficult the mission, the better the reward possibilities that can be found in the coffer. The rewards you receive from the coffer are randomly determined.

ACP Final Reward

Completing ACP allows adventurers to choose one of three augmented body pieces. The Nuevo Coselete is heavy armor designed for tanks and heavy melee classes; the Mirke Wardecors is lighter armor designed for utility melee jobs; and the Royal Redingote is a robe designed for mage and support jobs.

Mirke WardecorsRoyal RedingoteNuevo Coselete

ACP Reward Augments

Upon completing ACP and choosing a body piece listed above, adventurers must choose two augments to enhance their new gear. The augments are chosen from a long list of options.

Augment Options for ACP Body Pieces
Accuracy +10Attack +10Ranged Accuracy (FFXI) +10
Ranged Attack (FFXI) +10Evasion +10Magic Accuracy +4
Magic Attack Bonus +4Double Attack +2Critical Hit Rate +3%
Store TP +4, Subtle Blow +4Enmity +5Enmity -5
"Fast Cast" effect +5%"Call Beast" ability delay -15Snapshot +5%
"Dual Wield" effect +3%"Blood Pact" ability delay -4Avatar Perpetuation cost -2
"Quick Draw" ability delay -5Pet: Accuracy +15, Ranged Accuracy +15Pet: Attack +15, Ranged Attack +15
Pet: Magic Accuracy +7, Magic Attack Bonus +7Pet: Double Attack +2%, Critical hit rate +2%
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