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#1 Sep 16 2011 at 7:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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seems we have an Anniversary Event

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=741e82d09ca1105b4bcc1ac4089fb72099b16dbf

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Never blinking and all-seeing, The Mythril Eye misses naught that transpires within the lustrous domain of coin. In today's edition, senior editor Havak Alvak takes a close look at Foundation Day, the celebration taking place across the sultanate that commemorates the revival of the Grand Companies of Eorzea.

The Founding of a Tradition

Ever since the Ministry of Palatial Affairs revealed the rekindling of the Immortal Flames, the latter has not spared a single spherule of sweat to promote its presence to the public. Stepping up their efforts, the Immortal Flames now host Foundation Day, a celebration commemorating the creation of the Grand Companies of Eorzea more than a millennium past.

According to our sources, the concept was conceived at a congregation of committee members for the Eorzean Alliance,* who recommended that the revelry be simultaneously sponsored by all three city-states. Contrived to curb the consternation of civilians while saturating soldiers with spirit and steadfastness, insiders indicate that the event is also intended to regulate the rivalry raging between the Grand Companies to attract adventurers to their ranks.

Regulated roistering aside, the return of the Immortal Flames alone has been a blessing for the burg. Not only has it aided the amelioration of anxiety over the Garlean threat; it also affords adventurers—rapidly rising as the realm's richest spenders—a steady supply of salary. The prevailing perspective at present is one of expedited economic expansion. Even as I put pen to paper, a curious case of collaboration is being brokered between market and monarchy for the minting of memorial money and the subsidization of salutes by firearms.

The current commercial climate is plainly propitious to profit. Whether you prefer to participate in a procession or peddle products to the public, we at The Mythril Eye enthusiastically encourage participation in the pomp and pageantry as a means of monitoring market movement.

Havak Alvak


[The Eorzean Alliance]

A military alliance established in the 1561st year of the Sixth Astral Era in the wake of Ala Mhigo's fall to the Garlean Empire. Although initially formed of the four remaining sovereign city-states of Eorzea, the Ishgardians soon withdrew from the treaty, taking with them a bulk of the alliance's military might. In part due to this, no joint standing army ever eventuated from the coalition, which has had to rely upon the privately run Adventurers' Guild for the handling of such security issues as the beast tribe threat.

With the reemergence of the Grand Companies, the demand for adventurers soars to a new high as each organization moves to entice capable soldiers to join its ranks.
Foundation Day
Schedule
Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. – Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 2:59 p.m. (GMT).

Location
During the event, recruitment officers from the three Grand Companies will be stationed at the following locations:

Officer Locations
Limsa Lominsa, Upper Decks
Gridania
Ul’dah, Merchant Strip


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#2 Sep 16 2011 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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What item will we get this time :!?

EDIT: HOLD UP!

"With the reemergence of the Grand Companies, the demand for adventurers soars to a new high as each organization moves to entice capable soldiers to join its ranks. "

I wonder if this is the official induction into one of the Grand Companies... it sounds like it!

Edited, Sep 16th 2011 9:49am by RemVye
#3 Sep 16 2011 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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Hmmmmmmm Recruitment officers!?

Does this mean..... choose your nation?
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#4 Sep 16 2011 at 7:54 AM Rating: Good
RemVye wrote:
What item will we get this time :!?

EDIT: HOLD UP!

"With the reemergence of the Grand Companies, the demand for adventurers soars to a new high as each organization moves to entice capable soldiers to join its ranks. "

I wonder if this is the official induction into one of the Grand Companies... it sounds like it!

Edited, Sep 16th 2011 9:49am by RemVye


Louiscool wrote:
Hmmmmmmm Recruitment officers!?

Does this mean..... choose your nation?
The escort quest news kinda revealed this.
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#5 Sep 16 2011 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
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Admiral Lubriderm wrote:
RemVye wrote:
What item will we get this time :!?

EDIT: HOLD UP!

"With the reemergence of the Grand Companies, the demand for adventurers soars to a new high as each organization moves to entice capable soldiers to join its ranks. "

I wonder if this is the official induction into one of the Grand Companies... it sounds like it!

Edited, Sep 16th 2011 9:49am by RemVye


Louiscool wrote:
Hmmmmmmm Recruitment officers!?

Does this mean..... choose your nation?
The escort quest news kinda revealed this.



I must have missed that part of it. I just got that it would be a repeatable quest for seals, did it say anything about being inducted as a full member? Ill have to go back and read it again. :D


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Undertaking Caravan Security
Only those who have pledged their full allegiance to a Grand Company can undertake caravan security. To do so, simply speak to the NPC representing your organization stationed at the following aetheryte camps

Nice catch, I didn't really pay attention to that part :D

Edited, Sep 16th 2011 10:25am by RemVye
#6 Sep 16 2011 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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Even more, does this mean 1.19 is before 9/22? Seeing as implementation of this sort of thing was set to take place in the patch.

There's only one day between the end of the current event and the start of this one!
#7 Sep 16 2011 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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That's what I've been guessing for a while, Sept 21st being the day we get 1.19. It makes sense, and they have posted quite a lot lately, so they must be coming to the end of there sprint. We will soon see.
#8 Sep 16 2011 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Seems like this is fairly indicative that the patch will be the 21st/22nd, nice to know.
#9 Sep 16 2011 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
That would be a nice anniversary gift. :)
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#10 Sep 22 2011 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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My apologies for somewhat necroposting on this thread; it seemed more appropriate than starting a new one on the same topic. My further apologies if this has already been mentioned, though I haven't seen it, but I just swung past the Maelstrom and got a free 1,000 seals (no signing of contract required) for this event. I would imagine you can receive much the same by going to each one.
#11 Sep 22 2011 at 11:47 AM Rating: Excellent
I am hoping this is the case. I need more engineering manuals.
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#12 Sep 22 2011 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
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Hulan wrote:
My apologies for somewhat necroposting on this thread; it seemed more appropriate than starting a new one on the same topic. My further apologies if this has already been mentioned, though I haven't seen it, but I just swung past the Maelstrom and got a free 1,000 seals (no signing of contract required) for this event. I would imagine you can receive much the same by going to each one.


I just came back and am totally clueless. Where and who is giving out seals?
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#13 Sep 22 2011 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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As far as I can tell no one is giveing me Seals of any kind, either it's not registering for me or there is a rank restriction on this event I can't find mention of.
#14 Sep 22 2011 at 6:04 PM Rating: Excellent
You have to have become a recruit for the company. then talk to the npc and choose 'small talk' (not the npc that deals with seal exchange, the one on the right)
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#15 Sep 22 2011 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Ahhh, the people at the hall of flame don't want to talk to me yet so I guess there is a rank restriction on the event :P
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zurinadrg wrote:
Ahhh, the people at the hall of flame don't want to talk to me yet so I guess there is a rank restriction on the event :P

Apparently R22.
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#17 Sep 22 2011 at 9:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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There are new accomplishments/background for this event.

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Partook in Foundation Day festivities! x3

Name (Server) has been gifted 1,000 serpent/flame/storm seals in the spirit of Foundation Day!


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Partook in Foundation Day festivities! x3

Name (Server) has celebrated Foundation Day in patriotic fashion with a serpent/flame/storm tracer.


You also get a new Lodestone background with the 3 banners behind you.

#18 Oct 01 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I've just recently returned and saw this on Lodestone, but I don't understand what I do for it... is it an event? Is there anything to be obtained from this?

I just did the Rank 22 Flames quests, finishing Arms Race but I'm curious of what this "event(?)" entails...
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