This challenge took players through selected events in the game's chronology:
- "In the Garden" took players through the SeeD Field Exam and the Balamb Garden Revolt up to the showdown with NORG.
- "In Esthar" continued the fighting from the Battle of the Gardens through Seifer's final stand within Lunatic Pandora.
Preparatory Quests Edit
Just two days prior to this Event, Event Quests were added to recover Quistis and Selphie if missed. A Bonus Quest involving Rinoa was also added during the event, allowing players to build their Final Fantasy VIII "Dream Teams" more quickly.
The main theme of Gunblade of the Sorceress was "Blue Fields".