The Eorzea Cafe is a Final Fantasy XIV-themed cafe located in Tokyo's Akihabara district.
Modeled after the in-game location, the Carline Canopy, and named after the country Eorzea, where the game takes place, the cafe is the result of a collaboration effort between Square Enix and the entertainment company Pasela.
Located on the 2nd floor, the cafe opened on the 31st July, 2014. The cafe's décor includes replicas of items from the game, such as weapons, armor, and moogles, as well as a giant map of the game world. The cafe also has computers where patrons can play the game. The food and drinks served at the cafe are Final Fantasy XIV themed; the menu has 35 articles of food, and 55 articles of drink. Some of the drinks are named and presented after alchemy recipes familiar from the game.
Square Enix has prior experience with Final Fantasy-themed catering from their Cafe Artnia, located outside the official Square Enix building in Tokyo, that sells food and cocktails and other goods such as merchandise. The cafe occasionally pops up temporarily for events in other parts of Japan, such as Osaka and Yokohama. (More...)
Artwork depicting Dalamud's descent watched by a rodent from Final Fantasy XIV. At the end of the Sixth Astral Era, Nael Van Darnus of the Garlean Empire sought to wipe out Eorzea by crashing Dalamud into the continent. Van Darnus hoped to exterminate the Primals, considered a "taint" that threatened stability and the Empire. Though the moon was originally colored white, it began to glow red as it descended through the atmosphere of Hydaelyn. During the Battle of Carteneau, Dalamud broke open, revealing that it was no moon, but a device created by the Allagan Empire to imprison Bahamut, who then proceeded to bring devastation to Eorzea. Here it is shown next to Hydaelyn's true moon, which is larger than Dalamud but is orbiting further away.
The Seventh Umbral Era and Dalamud's descent serve as plot devices allowing the development team of Final Fantasy XIV to shut down the servers for nearly a year to transition to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Dalamud is not the only "red moon" in the series: the Red Moon of Final Fantasy IV is also a false moon created by an ancient civilization, and a red moon orbits Terra in Final Fantasy IX.