As you enter Iron Phoenix Academy, your eyes widen as you gaze upon the grandiose academy before you. The lobby is comprised of elegant flooring that is accentuated by beautiful crystallized glass that makes up the walls. Directly in front of you, an over-sized fountain towers above you, giving off an aura that puts you at ease in combination with the sound of the waterfall that it emits. You slowly approach the directory located next to the fountain.
You notice several academy students strolling toward the cafe wearing dalamud red uniform tops with black slacks or skirts and the faint smell of...hot dogs...? Then you begin to smell the aroma of several mouth-watering meals being served by the cafe staff. Although it's tough to resist wandering off toward the little cafe, you came here for a reason. Your eyes continue to take in the glorious school and you can see why it is considered to be the top-notch academy in Eorzea that is working directly with the city-states' grand companies--it is unlike any educational institue you've ever seen before. Finally you arrive at the waiting room for the Headmistress, Klara Vyne. You take in a deep breath, confident in your knowledge and abilities, but understanding that after this entrance interview, you're going to be born again from the ashes as you are being recruited into the specialized branch of the military, leading all institutes in combat, leadership, and cutting-edge research. You are about to become a member of BLAZE.
Chapter 7: Operation Frozen Vigil
The sound of a lone quill scratching against parchment as Headmistress Klara Vyne signed her name. She looked over the paper once more and nodded in approval, her gaze moving up to the two men in front of her. One was a young elezen who wore a mark signified by a bell and the other a much older hyur man with a white beard, his tunic bearing the mark of a rook.
“Thank you for your assistance in these patrols, Miss Vyne.” The older man gave a smile, his eyes wrinkling as he did so, the years of faithful service as a guard in Falcon’s Next apparent on his face. “I hope that this will help open doors for future cooperation between your academy and Houses Dzemael and Durendaire of Ishgard.”
Klara stood as the two men prepared to leave, bowing politely to each as the bowed to her. “I look forward to forming an alliance between us. I will brief my students on the mission and they will gladly carry out the task. After all, there is nothing like learning hands on.”
The man again smiled, “I always say..never woulda learned a thing if it hadn’t been for my old man takin’ me out on patrols with him. Most valuable lessons I learned were out on those treks. At any rate, we’ll need to get going. It’s a long journey back and we’ll want to try and beat the next round of snowstorms. Farewell, Miss Vyne. We’ll be seeing the lot of you real soon.”
And with that, the two men left the office. Klara looked down at the paperwork in front of her. The sigil of the two houses stamped onto the document next to her own signature. She tapped her chin thoughtfully before getting straight to work on posting the mission overview for interested students.
Attention all students and staff:
It is with great pleasure that IPA is announcing our next mission. We will be accepting applications for willing and able students, BLAZE members, and staff to partake and oversee Operation Frozen Vigil.
Those who wish to apply may pick up an application form at the office of the Headmistress. Those who are chosen for this mission will be informed and will be required to attend mission briefs and strategy sessions in addition to their normal classes. No work will be excused for participating in this mission.
Care of Creatures with Odinel
Friday, Mar 9, 10:00:00 pm (GMT -5)
Friday, Mar 9, 11:00:00 pm (GMT -5)
Come ready to attend to your chocobos!
The Headmistress has a special mission for the students: Investigate a particular tome within the Great Gubal Library. But what exactly is it for...?Requirements: Must have a job at level 60 have Great Gubal Library (regular and/or HM) unlocked! See Klara this week if you'd like to unlock one of them before Saturday!