Most of the power in Ishgard is concentrated in the nobility. Almost universally staunch traditionalists, they are reluctant to trust outsiders, or even the other city-states of the Eorzean Alliance. The nobility is divided into four “High Houses”, each descended from four of the Twelve Knights of legend. Each high house, led by a Count, is composed of lords and a knightly order, and the city-state’s flag depicts the symbol of each house:
House Durendaire, symbolized by a bell. House Dzemael, symbolized by a tower/rook. House Fortemps, symbolized by a unicorn. House Haillenarte, symbolized by a rose.
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WElp, looks pretty likely now. After the 3 new wards per district going up I was sure they wouldn’t have bothered, but this looks like damning evidence to me. I don’t expect it anytime soon, not even once restoration is done on all servers, but maybe with 6.0, or at least very late in the 5.+ cycle.