|Event duration:||19:00 JST, September 30, 2016 - 17:00 JST, October 8, 2016|
|03:00 PDT, September 30, 2016 - 01:00 PDT, October 8, 2016|
So Close and Yet So Far and By Any Other Name is a combined story event. It features a rerun of the So Close and Yet So Far story event in addition to a brand new story event, By Any Other Name, that continues the first event's story. A loyalty character joins you at the start of each half of the story, and progressing through the story unlocks free quests and raid bosses.
For New Players Edit
Make sure you complete all the quests, since each chapter, free quest, and raid boss awards 50 Crystals on first-time completion. There are also 2 loyalty characters to recruit, so it may be more efficient to get them both before seriously farming loyalty, if you don't mind rushing through the So Close and Yet So Far story, since By Any Other Name requires the first story event to be completed first. The challenge quest uses guest characters, plus it's free, so you should attempt to clear it even if you don't feel like you're strong enough.
On October 4, 2016, at 17:00 JST, a daily mission will be added to the event to assist others in their raids 5 times per day. This awards raid summoning items and crystals, so definitely make sure you remember to complete it each day.
None of the event rewards are particularly exciting, so, unless you have a personal attachment to any of them, it's not worth trying very hard to obtain multiple copies of anything. Aside from the crystals and characters, it's probably best to largely ignore this event.
Free Quests Edit
Raid Bosses Edit
|VERY HARD: Fire Elemental, Lvl 30 Fire/Water|
|~4,100,000||Frozen Flame x3||2 EP|| 474 RP|
| Silver Badge|
|Escalus Crest|| Silver Badge|
|EXTREME: Oxymoron, Lvl 50 Fire|
Escalus Crest x3
|3 EP||??? RP|
|Gold Badge|| Gold Badge|
- Charge Attacks
|VERY HARD: Montague Guard, Lvl 30 Water|
Verona Wall Piece x3
|2 EP||474 RP|
| Silver Badge|
|Verona Flower|| Silver Badge|
- Charge Attacks
- Maser Pain - medium Water damage to all allies. Can be used in Overdrive.
- Shield Breaker Ray - medium Water damage to all allies and inflict Defense DOWN.
|EXTREME: Lord Montague, Lvl 50 Water|
Verona Flower x3
|3 EP||674 RP|
|Gold Badge|| |
Verona Bow (flip)
| Gold Badge|
After defeating a Yin and Yang or Oxymoron that you summon, there is a low chance to unlock a one-chance, Nightmare-difficulty, solo quest.
|NIGHTMARE: Oxymoron, Lvl 70 Fire|
|???||0 AP (first time)|
After defeating a Montague Guard or Lord Montague that you summon, there is a low chance to unlock a one-chance, Nightmare-difficulty, solo quest. The first time this quest is completed, you earn one Verona Heart summon.
|NIGHTMARE: Lord Montague, Lvl 70 Water|
|???||0 AP (first time)|
|Gold Badge|| |
Verona Wall Piece
Daily Missions Edit
Beginning on 17:00 JST (01:00 PDT), October 4, 2016, players have a daily event mission. Supporting 5 event raids earns the following rewards:
- Frozen Flame x3 & Verona Wall Piece x3 (until 04:59 JST, October 6, 2016)
- Escalus Crest x3 & Verona Flower x3 (starting 05:00 JST, October 6, 2016)
- 50 Crystals
This mission resets at 05:00 JST (13:00 PDT).
Event Rewards Edit
New Character Edit
Romeo, a SR water character, requires 750 loyalty to permanently join you after the event ends.
Paris, a SR earth character, requires 750 loyalty to permanently join you after the event ends.
Event Limited Items Edit
- Oxymoron, Fire summon
- Verona Heart, Water summon
- Escalus Harp, Fire Harp
- Normal big boost to Fire HP
- Verona Bow, Water Bow
- Normal big boost to Water HP
- Water allies gain Shield when battle starts
- Contrary Sword,
- Normal medium boost to Fire HP
- Contrary Bow,
- Normal medium boost to Fire attack
- Verona Kukri,
- Normal slight chance for Water ally counterattack, medium boost to Water counter damage
- Verona Rifle,
- Normal medium boost to Water critical hit rate
Token Draw Box Edit
Collect tokens by completing quests and defeating raid bosses. Spend 2 tokens to draw from the fixed-content reward box. Once Oxymoron is drawn, you may reset the box. Starting with the fourth drawbox, you can only reset the box once it is completely empty.
|Draw Box Rewards|
|Item||Box 1||Box 2||Box 3||Box 4|
|Rare weapon (no skill)||30||80||80||120|
|Total number of items||600||895||1384||1184|
Battle Badge Edit
|Battle Badge Rewards|
|1||Angel Harp x3||Soul Berry x3||White Token x20|
|3||White Token x10||White Token x10||Soul Berry x3|
|6||Rupie x2000||Rupie x3000||White Token x20|
|9||CP x20||White Token x10||Rupie x5000|
|12||Angel Sword x3||Rupie x3000||White Token x20|
|15||Verona Wall Piece x4||White Token x10||Half Elixir|
|18||CP x20||Soul Berry x3||White Token x20|
|21||Rupie x2000||White Token x10||Verona Flower x3|
|24||Angel Bow x3||Verona Wall Piece x4||White Token x20|
|27||White Token x10||White Token x10||Angel Harp x3|
|30||Contrary Sword||Contrary Bow||Contrary Sword|
|33||Angel Harp x3||Angel Harp x3||Soul Berry x3|
|36||White Token x10||White Token x10||Rupie x5000|
|39||Rupie x2000||Soul Berry x3||White Token x20|
|42||Verona Wall Piece x4||Rupie x3000||Verona Flower x3|
|45||White Token x10||White Token x10||Half Elixir|
|48||Rupie x2000||Rupie x3000||White Token x20|
|50||White Token x20||CP x20||CP x20|
|55||White Token x10||White Token x20|
|60||Verona Wall Piece x4||Angel Bow x3|
|65||White Token x10||White Token x20|
|70||Soul Berry x3||Verona Flower x3|
|75||White Token x10||White Token x20|
|80||Half Elixir||Half Elixir|
|85||White Token x10||White Token x20|
|90||Angel Bow x3||Soul Berry x3|
|95||White Token x10||White Token x20|
|100||Rupie x3000||CP x20|
|110||White Token x20||Angel Sword x3|
|120||Half Elixir||Soul Berry x3|
|130||White Token x20||White Token x25|
|140||Angel Sword x3||Half Elixir|
|150||CP x20||CP x20|
|160||White Token x20||Angel Harp x3|
|170||Rupie x3000||Contrary Bow|
|180||Soul Berry x3||Soul Balm|
|190||White Token x20||White Token x25|
|200||CP x20||CP x20|
|220||Angel Bow x3||Verona Flower x3|
|240||Half Elixir||Half Elixir|
|260||White Token x20||White Token x25|
|280||Rupie x3000||Angel Sword x3|
|300||CP x20||Escalus Harp|
Honor Collection Edit
Collect honor by completing quests and defeating raid bosses. When certain amounts of honor is accumulated, earn rewards. The number used to gauge each player's contribution to a raid boss is also called honor; the amount of event honor earned per raid boss is equal to the amount of contribution honor accumulated plus a static bonus amount based on whether you started the raid or joined as support.
|Notable Honor Rewards|
Challenge Battle: "A Moment Eternal" Edit
This challenge is fairly straightforward. Given a full team of Water guests, it would behoove you to make your main character Water as well, and make your main and support summons Water too. The first battle is against Fire Elemental and Water Elemental, but they have very low HP so just auto attack to kill them quick. The second battle is against Oxymoron, and your allies will give you some tips, although the fight is pretty much the same as the raid battle from the story. It uses Contradiction every 25%, which deals more damage the higher your HP is. Leaving it low means that, below a certain threshold, a character can take 0 damage from Contradiction. Anyway, nothing really happens during this fight, so just nuke away. At low HP, you can pop Sahli Lao's counterattack to draw some fire, or it will just go down quietly anyway, so feel free to experiment with your guest characters' skills.
Challenge Battle: "A King's Determination" Edit
Click the image below to play the trailer.