Records of Eminence (RoE) is a quest system featured in Final Fantasy XI. First introduced in the Dec 10, 2013 Version Update, Records of Eminence serve as both an achievement log as well as a means by which players can take on challenge objectives. Although introduced over 11 years after the initial release of Final Fantasy XI, the Records of Eminence system is integrated across all content-types and expansions, and is now considered an integral part of the game.
Unlike a typical achievement log, Records of Eminence only record progress if the relevant Record of Eminence objective has been set by the player. Some objectives are repeatable and will automatically repeat when completed. Non-repeatable objectives must be completed after the Record of Eminence is active and do not reward completion retroactively, unless the objective itself is not repeatable (such as with Artifact Quests). Some objectives are not available until others have been unlocked.
The Adventurer may take on a maximum of only 15 Records of Eminence objectives at any one time. Completion of such objectives reward the Adventurer with Sparks of Eminence, Experience Points and in some cases, Accolades or Capacity Points. First time completion of objectives result in bonus Sparks of Eminence and may also reward items. Incomplete objectives may be cancelled at any time by the player but any recorded progress towards that objective will be lost.
Apart from regular Records of Eminence objectives, Unity-specific Records of Eminence may also be undertaken. Within this category are objectives that change on a daily basis, Unity-exclusive objectives, as well as Wanted NM battles.
In addition to all this, Limited-Time Challenge objectives may also be available at certain times of the day. Such objectives do not have to be set by the player and appear automatically on the player's objective list. This objective does not count towards the 15 objective limit.