Square Enix filed for a new trademark today under the name “Seekers of Adoulin”. With VanaFest just around the corner (tomorrow, in fact) it’s quite likely that a new expansion for Final Fantasy XI will be announced. Adoulin, a location in Vana’diel, is said to lie to the west of the Middle Lands continents.
“I go by the name Achtelle. I hail from Adoulin Isle. Word has reached there that the dragoons and their wyverns have long since disappeared from these eastern lands. Tell me, is it true?” — Achtelle, FFXI NPC
This will be the fifth major expansion to Final Fantasy XI in it’s ten year history. Preceding it: Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, Wings of the Goddess, and several smaller expansions.