Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon A Time is a Final Fantasy XIV #WOLExarch fanfic featuring Raphail Somnalune and the Crystal Exarch. Raphail forgets something important on his way back from Norvrandt, leading to the biggest confession of his life so far.

NOTE: This story contains major spoilers for the Shadowbringers expansion. Please complete the main story quest "Shadowbringers" before reading. The identity of the Crystal Exarch is revealed. Features LGBTQ romance. All content is safe for work. Several references to content from A Study in Scarlet are included.

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If you are currently playing through the main story quest "Shadowbringers" or have access to it through New Game+ mode, I'm looking for help! There is easily-missable special dialogue if you step back through the portal immediately after leaving Norvrandt and returning to Eorzea instead of continuing forward with the quest progression as instructed. The details of that dialogue were the starting point for this story, but I can't find anyone online that seems to have screenshots, and I can't get back there myself without replaying the entirety of ShB. If anyone can get me screenshots, I'll be happy to give you a mention here.

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Interested in meeting the man of the hour? Raphail Somnalune lives on Jenova server. /waves, /hugs, and /cheers are welcome anytime! Or stop by his house in the Goblet: Ward 4, Plot 2.

NEW: Fans, friends, and fun-loving folks are invited to follow Raphail's new Twitter account. Keep an eye on @somnalune for screenshots, general game chatter, and more. WARNING: Contains spoilers up through Patch 5.2. Please use caution if you're new to the game.