- Eorzeans discover magic and ultimately bring about the end of the Fifth Umbral Era and usher in the Fifth Astral Era.
- Shatotto, a very talented thaumaturge, casts Meteor to bring down a 'Star' and uses the fragments to create the Stardust Rod.
- Many White Mages abuse their power and ultimately cause the Sixth Umbral Era to be ushered in. As a result the art dies out.
- Grand Companies come together to prepare for the Sixth Umbral Era.
(YA) = Years ago