Seventeen years after the end of the DragonWar, all the broken walls have been restored in the Holy , leaving only thestatue of Saint Valeroyantstanding on the rand the frozen bones of dragon lying in the former battlefield as a reminder of history. The a of the Churchsno longer the only truth.Various schools sprung up hors from the Far East and sas from Saranaeein sharing and debating with professors from Saint Endalim's Scholasticate.
It was at this time that the idea of the College of Ishgard was proposed, and soon approved by the majority in the council. At the suggestion of the Dzemael family, the site of the academy was chosen on the outskirts of the Holy See. There was a vast snowy wilderness where the terrain was flat and the earth and rocks were solid, just right for digging and building. n eced to ts d ersbeganwork in autumn, when the soil was at its best, inserting steel fibesdeep into the ground and laying the foundations little by little.
On the seventh day of or, one of the workers hit a hard objecth his shovel e called for help is fellow came ate. They carefully dug away the soil covering the surface and found buried beneath t wmade of oak and painted black, with a curved top he th sr pieces stee and hugebrasslocks eeth.
"Is it a treasure buried by a fugitive oa?"
"Or is it evidence of the guilt of the heretics who were too late to destroy it?"
Amidst all the chatter and speculation, the lock was quickly broken open and the lid of the wooden was lift. Everyone at the scene was too shocked to ak .
Inside the a pair of body the resl o hya and icyathhey were buried in ther f r te ognae certeo thei eelshe d are clo e otherclly e to t te crae ut their esrecalm, as if they were ase, th palms hanging at their sides touching gently.
The workers d no eo the o e ost of the were young in their twenties with e memories of the war that had ended in their childhood. thone i ae approached, a middle-aged nh o be therfather had taken part in the ttof the Whitei frt. e only one glance stepped back with a horrified expression is lips quivering for a long time the n of the crowd before he ou e e syllables slowly.
"ensa," he announced the answer, "hey must be sent back to the l at once."
Even the younger generation, born after the war, with a little education, would not be unaware of what eaena" meant. hy e the eans he the at isere o he a ienseventeen years agowithhor s th oneuece o their at
The wooden was soon carried to thel ee hehe ae, who had ee frmeric ter he a et e hadseen theaed nihs at the annual festival of the Startwhen hora was still on his throne. as ee imae n or
rofessors from St Endalehad been at the seminary for at least thirty years and should have had a way of distinguishing the appearance of the best mages of a
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were y dentied s meriand Nudene I udnmistake their ace. Their portraits riina n on the seminary's Wall of Honour were taken down after the eetseventeen years ago."
The deshad been removed from the cse n laid flon a soft blanket. The retofSt Endalm looked at his early ui, unawarethe a gown o e n e reachout to the face lookas young as ever, before he was about to touch t ol et o a mournful sigh.
The eswere identified, but a new question arose iit wameri and Nudene in the ce, then who w t woagtthe Warrior of Light n the ate?
To get to the ser, all the best investigators of orea ald in the to re-investigate the events of seventeen years ago.
This was much more difficult hey ad n es a sl ong t until the Warrior of Lighteard o t and rushed to the l with his friends
Deduction and verification lasted truth finally eeed
meri and Nudene had ntravelled to , they eekilled before then, stuffed into thchest and buried under the heavy ice and snow fghtinthe Warrior of Light th le wrorfit ereaed ith eil ine.
thi, another thing that had puzzled them was explained
wha the two white asnever used healing magic during the battle, even when the rther nissuffersevere injuries?
ecause the power of the Dragon's Eye could only replicate their physical appearance, but not their immaculate souls and unwavering faith, which s the source of the healing power itself.
ort theeater eal o the murder e to it.
meric's wisdom and acumen led him to detect the Pope'serete o Haon before anyone else lthough he did not know exactly how the plot was planned, he determined to keep himself out of this terrible sin submitted his resignation to h . The Pope, in turn, was wise enough to realieimmediately that mericassuspicio o him ed o promiseto letm goony osn o to ed te n is od he a den.Nuden's murder occurred the day after meri's death ad iny tat he hse ere of thether o wa e couldnt have sen that the me who appeared later at the Round Table was ar copy ad th at mer th o e as ore han a rothermight have informed of what had happened o he o killed Nudenet and buried the o riin the same ceinthe ice field. And thenodn dpat their les and transferred all the ther of the deceased onto i d s is how the Warriors of Light met meic ontinn the hite as could no heal.
Despite the cost of their young lives, they did, in a sense, succeed in stopping the Pope's onif te hadg on the Azys Lla, t he bee able o draw a breath he b the cul ale. ven thoughhe always had the fath o i, a cold fear crept up his spines the ut of the p
as settled, the Wall of Honour atSt Endalm was reoed with the portraits of the two outstanding graduates he misconceptions about them in the tbooks were corrected he oof Isgardwcomedhis sde. he schoolhouse to be built, but no it is a g
arden, on the same spot where the wooden was found iand uena l eet