Freedom through Technology.Garlond Ironworks motto
The Garlond Ironworks is a faction of engineers in Final Fantasy XIV. They are a collective of both Eorzea's brightest minds and former citizens of the Garlean Empire working together alongside the city-states in the war against Garlemald. Their motto being "freedom through technology" as they do not study and manufacture any thing that can be used for tyranny's gain.
Run by none other than Cid Garlond, the Ironworks deals heavily in Garlean technology—otherwise known as Magitek. They craft everything from armor to weapons, boat engines, and even airships—all in an effort to arm the nations of Eorzea with the technology to stand against the mighty empire. As of late, Garlemald has been found hiring mercenaries to infiltrate Eorzean lands in an effort to assassinate Garlean citizens fleeing the empire to join the Ironworks.
During the events of A Realm Reborn, Cid set up a new workshop in Revenant's Toll. Due to his absence while assisting the Sons of Saint Coinach in investigating the Crystal Tower, his deputy president Jessie has taken over day-to-day operations of the company. Under her management, Garlond Ironworks began expanding operations and made a deal with Rowena to supply magitek gear to adventurers.
Alisaie Leveilleur's quest in discovering a cure for tempering leads her to Azys Lla, where ancient Allagan scientists were researching their own methods for curing the same condition to those under the control of the Warring Triad eikons. G'raha Tia manages to awaken an Allagan research node, but they require the knowledge of Allagan enthusiast Nero to completely decrypt the node. Cid constructs a research terminal that only barely manages to uncover the secrets in the ancient node, nearly destroying the temporary workshop and rendering the remaining secrets of the node inaccessible. However, the research uncovered revealed findings that revealled methods of curing tempering, by chanelling aether into a conduit to 'purify' the corrupted aether of an individual possessed by a primal.
During the construction of the Ragnarok within the underground reaches of Old Sharlayan, the Warrior of Light calls upon many of their past allies from their adventures to assist in recovering ancient Allag materials across the world in order to power the thrusters and engines of the tremendous spacecraft. Cid arrives with Biggs, Wedge, Nero, and (if the player had completed the Omega raids) Alpha, with Omega not far behind. He humorously chides the Warrior of Light for not even thinking to call upon their Ironworks allies after finding a large ship in need of work. Cid declares that it is time to work on "his new ship", and the Ironworks technicians get to work.
Omega: Beyond the Rift
a heartless hypothesis
- Cid Garlond
- Jessie Jaye
- Cato Mammula
- Lilja Sjasaris
- Nero tol Scaeva