Students of Baldesion
The Students of Baldesion is an organization of scholars in Final Fantasy XIV, based near Sharlayan on the Isle of Val. The organization exists to study arcane mysteries across the world, and recently have focused on the echo, Ascians, and the Umbral Calamity phenomenon. They are close allies with the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
They are frequently mentioned during the A Realm Reborn main storyline as contacts for Urianger Augurelt and Minfilia Warde. Later, during the Crystal Tower storyline, one of their members, G'raha Tia, is revealed to have been recruited by Cid and Rammbroes Zasertylsyn for the investigation.
Eventually the Scions lose contact with the Students of Baldesion. Urianger discovered that something happened to the Isle of Val, as though some great and powerful magic similar to Ultima was used and the island was "utterly....gone."
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Krile, grandaughter of the organization's leader Galuf and the only known survivor of the Isle of Val's disappearance, arrived in Eorzea to help the Scions. She had been saved from the island's disappearance by the intervention of Hydaelyn.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
- Main article: The Forbidden Land
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
After the events in The Forbidden Land, Krile has relocated the organization's headquarters to The Baldesion Annex on the outskirts of Old Sharlayan. The annex is administered by Ojika Tsunjika, cousin of Ejika Tsunjika from the Eureka expedition.