Thursday, April 23, 2020

Virtual Funeral Held By Friends of MMO Player

A little over a week ago, an online funeral look place in the Final Fantasy 14 MMO game. The event, described as having hundreds of people taking part, was for a player known as Ferne Le'roy. Her friends organized the effort on Reddit.

The event on the Zalera server began in the city of Ul'dah with people gathering at night, server time, many dressing in black for the memorial service. They then walked over a half hour, the night giving way to day as the players crossed different areas along bridges and roads. They would travel to a place known as the Guardian Tree, considered a holy location in the game.

Ferne had an alt known as Poppy Rose in the Coeur server, and a similar event took place there. She had died of Coronavirus.

Leafelda Moonchild, one of the players who organized the event, would say, "When I made the post on Facebook, I didn't expect anyone to actually show up. I made the post so that those that may have known her would be informed. The fact that so many people showed up, not only from Zalera but from other servers, really took me by surprise."

Someone named Kealmir made a video for Youtube.

Sources: Daily Mail, Inverse, MMORPG,

Bixyl Shuftan

1 comment:

  1. I watched the video silently, all the way through. While I kind of anticipated some verbal memorial, it was probably better that it was visual chat only. Then I lit a candle for all the departed. May they find peace.