Meredithe
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Meredithe is a Hyur from Ul'dah in Final Fantasy XIV version 1.x. She was chosen to be the Little Lady of the Town's friend during Little Ladies' Day 2012.

Quests

Meredithe is not involved in any quests.

Scripts

Meredithe: Welcome, traveler. Are you weary from your wanderings? Perhaps you would like to rest here a while and enjoy the peach blossoms. It is Little Ladies' Day, after all.
Little Ladies' Day is a special festival for young girls that began three hundred years ago. it started with the famous story about Princess Edvya Thorne of Ul'dah. Perhaps you've heard the tale?
Princess Edvya was the only daughter of the sultan. She lived in a fancy palace surrounded by luxury, but she was terribly bored by all the rituals and rules of the court. So one day she traded places with a common girl, clothes and all, and slipped out of the palace to get a taste of life outside the walls. Which was all well and good, but when the sultan heard his daughter was missing…well, that's when Edvya's little flight of fancy took a serious turn.
Baldric - that was the sultan's name - went quite made with worry. He called his entire army to arms, and under his orders they turned the city upside down and inside out searching for the girl.
At first Princess Edvya enjoyed playing at hide-and-seek - it must have been very exciting to have an entire army looking for you - but when she saw the damage that was being done to the city by the sultan's soldiers, she sheepishly turned herself in and was returned to the palace.
The family that suffered the most was that of the girl who had swapped clothes with the princess - the panicked soldiers had inflicted indignities and worse on the poor folk. Once he calmed down, Baldric felt terrible about the whole affair. He visited the family and delivered that famous quote, "all young ladies are jewels in the sultan's crown - to behold and to treasure."
After that, the sultan ordered his chief architect to rebuild the common girl's home, and, to make up for what had happened, declared that for a full day, he would serve the girl as her personal seneschal.
The sight of their fierce, despotic ruler in humble service to a commoner - and a child at that - delighted the citizens. In his turn moved by the joy of his people, the sultan declared that one day of each year he would select, via lots, a common girl from the city and serve as her seneschal.
Soon, people were celebrating the day all across Eorzea, and even now, on Little Ladies' Day, we hold lots to choose the Little Lady of the Town and her royal seneschal.


Category: People

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