Skysteel Manufactory

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Once dedicated to the production of traditional arms and armor, House Haillenarte's Skysteel Manufactory has since become a center for the research and development of ballistas, cannons, and other advanced armaments designed to fell dragons. Recently, they penned an agreement with Garlond Ironworks allowing them to begin mass production of small-scale airships.

Following the example of Cid Garlond, who had time and again demonstrated the potency of magitek, the Skysteel Manufactory began their tireless work on the development of advanced armaments. As new and devastating weapons were brought into the fray, a new class of champion arose to wield them—the machinist.

Zone: Foundation (8-10)
Region: Coerthas
Landmass: Aldenard
World: Hydaelyn
Type: Building
Aetheryte: Ishgard Aetheryte Plaza
Aethernet: Skysteel Manufactory
Weather: varies
Expansion: Heavensward
Patch: 3.0
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NPCs (11)
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Quests (17)
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Lore
Down through the centuries of Ishgard's endless conflict with the Dravanians, the city-state's engineers have devised and improved upon myriad dragon-killing contrivances. Their successes inspired the construction of Skysteel Manufactory in the year 1483 of the Sixth Astral Era, where resident artisans to this day continue to invent weapons such as the ceruleum-propelled giant ballista, and the quad-barreled Bertha cannon.

Many of these modern advances can be attributed to Stephanivien de Haillenarte, the Manufactory's brilliant chief, who has enthusiastically welcomed the assistance of Garlond Ironworks with incorporating imperial magitek into traditional Ishgardian craftsmanship. Rather than simply adapt this technology for existing purposes, however, Stephanivien has combined magitek with aetherology to develop an entirely new form of weaponry. His primary achievement has been the creation of the aetherotransformer—a device which converts the wearer's innate mana into the lightning-aspected energy suited for powering the chief's revolutionary inventions. In addition to instructing volunteers in the use of the transformer, Stephanivien has employed a master of marksmanship from Limsa Lominsa to train an ever-growing number of recruits. Armed with their signature firearms and a repertoire of technological marvels, these soldiers of a new age are known as "machinists."
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