WHO WE ARE
Over three years have passed now and the Aetherwatch Society remains standing as a small aid group and clinic, nestled in the Lavender Beds of Gridania.
For all those to see, the Society is seen as Aetherical Redressers, specializing in magical issues, support for those impacted by the war, and medical assistance. We aid local patients at our clinic and deploy larger teams into the field for greater issues or foreign clients.
At the Clinic, we welcome people with medical, supernatural, and arcane problems to our door. Our staff of qualified members will assist in removing any magical dangers, healing wounds, and diagnosing issues.
In the field, we find ourselves answering calls for aid, tracking leads on dangerous items, and working to clean up issues left in the wake of horrible events. Aetherwatch is not a place for heroes but an organization of caretakers.
But, and there is always a 'but'...
The Society has recently found itself in hard times and surrounded by rumors and accusations. While on the books things seem to be cleared and all authorities within Gridania speak highly of the institution, the rumors persist.
Are any true? Or is it simply lies and slander? No matter what is to be believed, we have retreated into our work, centered on the focus of healing and protection.
Does this cause seem great enough to join, or will the rumors scare potential allies from our doors?
"Powerful mages hide in their walls, summoning darkness."
"A frightening Conjurer lives there...."
"There is a witch."
"Their people die...."
"It's a center of strange aetherical occurences..."
"They have criminals in their ranks..."
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
The 'Society' is run by Catherina Renard and Emeline Tousart, both incredible mages in their respective fields. They have worked hard to create a group that not only helps the everyday person against dark magical practitioners and horrible aetheric situations but one that also resolves the aftermath left behind.
Aetherwatch is a group of magically inclined individuals and those that safeguard them. These individuals refer to themselves as Redressers to the public, those who serve selflessly in the pursuit of aiding, protecting, and handling dangerous situations and items.
This is all the outward face of The Society, while protecting a secret from within...
This secret is known as the Midnighters. Dedicated individuals picked from within and without that are brought in to hunt the darker parts of the world from blasphemous casters to twisted creatures. They are known to darker circles as hunters rumored to be working in an elaborate spider web of clans and like-minded organizations.
Inside these walls exists a layered society of structure, mentorship, and close companionship. These three philosophies must exist to form bonds and develop trust. It takes a special kind of talent and many hands to maintain such an operation, and a mind steeled against the horrors and vile things that pour from the dark corners of the world.
If you have such a mind to join, then read on and learn of the ways in which the Aetherwatch Society recruits its loyal members.
The Aetherwatch Society was founded a little over three years ago by the eight members who stepped out of their everyday lives to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it was for redemption, to serve, to save, or for vengeance, these people were known as the Founding Circle. While the Circle still exists today, many have stepped up into the leadership of the Society to aid in the dangerous and fulfilling work taking place.
Aetherwatch has grown into a place where those with experience will find a home. Even those in need have crossed from patient or client to fighting and healing alongside the veteran members.
With the Final Days come and gone, there is now a need for Aid more than ever. Societies have risen and fallen, and in the midst, many have been taken advantage of by the cruel and dangerous.
Aetherwatch has continued its work within and beyond Eorzea, finding itself in unknown and new territories to help those in need. They even work alongside their allies to bring aid to the people, pooling resources, and specialties.
The Legacy of The Midnighters
House Ornitier, an order of magic-users destined to fight a dark war against blasphemous mages, was founded during the Sixth Umbral Era, around nine hundred years ago. Based on the principle of one master, one apprentice, House Ornitier collected the lost scripts of the Third Umbral Era’s witch hunts to continue the battle against dark mages and otherworldly forces. For generations, radically destructive black magick was passed down and used as the weapon of choice, primarily the element of fire, called hellsfire, to cleanse evil and as a representation of the witch hunts.
During the Seventh Umbral Era, the lineage was severed when the black mage, Kino Kiari, succumbed to a doom spell, leaving an apprentice as the lone survivor to carry on the knowledge and history. That knowledge was discovered once more in the Seventh Astral Era, creating new clans of Mage Hunters that operate competitively in the shadows.