"Every man and woman here has the potential to become a champion, but it is you—and you alone—who decides your destiny."
Daughter of the previous guildmaster, Mylla entered the guild at the age of five, and has been honing her skills with a sword ever since. The Highlander became First Sword when her father perished some seven years ago. Though she had just reached her twentieth nameday, she took to her new role admirably. Now twenty-seven, she has done her utmost to aid the guild—though rumors abound that she has awaited the return of her lover all the while.
— In-game description
|My First Gladius
|Kicking the Hornet's Nest
|Ul'dah's Most Wanted
|That Old Familiar Feeling
|The Face of Thal
|On Holy Ground
|In Thal's Name
|In Nald's Name
|Fade to Black Lotus
|Raising the Sword
Quests Involved In
|Way of the Gladiator
|Tournament of the Century
|Worth Fighting For
Mylla: Hm? You've something to ask about the guild, is that it?
What will you ask?
> What do you do here?
Mylla: Well, I don't just stand around gawping, if that's what you're asking. I am Mylla, guildmaster here.
Mylla: I instruct these would-be warriors on the finer points of swordsmanship. If you like, I could teach you a thing or two as well, though I can't promise to be gentle.
Mylla: You'll be bruised and bloody by the time we're finished, but I guarantee you'll be stronger for it. Observe our training and see for yourself.
> What is a gladiator?
Mylla: Gladiators aspire to become masters of the sword, the most ubiquitous weapon in all of Eorzea.
Mylla: The sword is a deceptively simple weapon, which is why many take it up to achieve their goals. Wealth, power, love─all seem within reach when duly armed.
Mylla: A gladiator, however, understands that to live by the sword is not a decision to be taken lightly. To walk upon the bloodsands is to court death, and we must ever be prepared to enter Thal's realm.
Mylla: But when you stand triumphant in the Coliseum and hear the crowd chanting your name, you feel...immortal.
Mylla: Of course, victory goes only to those willing to work for it. A gladiator must rigorously train not only to deliver fierce attacks, but also to weather them. Indeed, learning the shield is just as important as learning the sword.
Mylla: These defensive skills are especially important when fighting alongside allies. In battle, a gladiator is often relied upon to draw the enemy's attention while his weaker allies seize the opportunity to attack.
Mylla: It is for this reason that gladiators are often considered indispensable in battle, for none are more skilled in the arts of war than we.