The Hunting Festival is a monster slaying contest. Monsters are released into the city and everyone competes for kills. It sounds a bit dire, but this is Final Fantasy, so you never feel like you’re doing something bad. Zidane and Freya both joined the contest, while Zidane also registered Vivi into it.
For most of the hunt, I’ve been lagging behind, since I started out at the Theater district, where there’s very few monsters to fight. Once I cleared that and the Industrial district, I finally got to the Business District where most of the monsters were.
At this point, I got seriously ahead, but eventually ended up fighting an extra strong monster with Freya. If you’re fast enough, you can kill this one to, but I wasn’t, so the time was up before the battle was over. Still, I won and got my reward, which was money for Zidane. I should have probably let Freya win, in which case I would have gotten an accessory.
During the award ceremony, a Burmecian soldier entered the room wounded, saying Alexandria has attacked Burmecia with an army of black mages. Everyone agrees Zidane, Freya, Steiner and Vivi should get there as soon as possible, while Dagger needs to stay behind just to be safe.
Of course, Dagger didn’t agree to that, so she drugged everyone except Steiner and decided the two of them should go to Alexandria to talk to her mother. They left and eventually, the other woke up. Our next stop is still Burmecia, but we’re going there without Steiner.