[The PA blips on with its usual merry chimes.]
Good morning, all cadets, staff, and SeeDs.
Thanks to all of your efforts, Balamb Garden is now effectively functional once again. While we still have a lot of minor cleanup to do, we are now at full structural integrity and mobility. We continue to monitor the status of our equipment.
For this reason, any cadets who undertake the standard mission "Sub-Basement Patrol and Repair" within the next two weeks will be given an additional 1000G on successful mission completion. This same offer applies to the standard mission, "Centra Machinery Maintenance", and in addition the SeeD supervising the mission will be awarded a rank increase.
After compiling the reports from the attack on Garden as well as the mission debriefings, we can only conclude that the nations of Galbadia and Esthar, as well as other unknown parties, are making a concerted effort to acquire and use offworld technology and items to advance their own interests. Therefore, I would ask any person who has any information about the... giant sword... which immobilized Garden... to provide it to me in person or through private message as soon as possible.
Please be aware that I will also be making a study of the most qualified SeeDs and Instructors over the next few weeks, with an eye to appointing a SeeD Lieutenant Commander. Those of you who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to start polishing your list of accomplishments and skills.
That is all, Garden.
Instructor Lina Inverse, please report to my office at your convenience.
[Shortly after this announcement has gone out, it is transcribed and posted on the BBS, if anyone chooses to discuss it there,.]