Ever since the reinstitution of the Grand Companies of Eorzea, an air of tension has enveloped the three city-states, the ensigns of each organization hanging overhead a constant reminder of looming disaster. Lately, however, a peculiar sight has been observed in Ul'dah that appears to buck the trend: soldiers are taking to the streets in celebration—aye, celebration—going as far as to discharge muskets and cannons as part of their boisterous merrymaking.
What could have possibly occasioned this sudden outburst of high spirits? Mayhap the sultanate's leading paper, The Mythril Eye, can shed some light upon this intriguing turn of events...
Read on to learn what all the fuss is about.
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* With the release of patch 1.19, adventurers are now able to officially enlist in a Grand Company of their choice. To mark this momentous occasion, commencing today and lasting till the end of the Foundation Day celebration, each Grand Company will be issuing double the standard amount of company seals to fully enlisted members.
* The Foundation Day event has been extended and will continue until Monday, October 17, 2011 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT).