A member of Tantalus, a troupe of actors/thieves based in Lindblum,
Zidane is hired to kidnap Princess Garnet, heir to the
throne of Alexandria, on her sixteenth birthday. He has a big
heart and a pronounced sense of responsibility for others. Just
as pronounced is his interest in girls.
Zidane uses daggers and thief's swords. He is very quick, and his
thieving abilities are of great use to his friends.
|Princess Garnet Til
Princess Garnet is the daughter of Queen Brahne, and the
future queen of Alexandria. Her life in the palace is very
restricting, and she has deep fears about her mother's intentions for
the kingdom. Garnet plans to escape Alexandria, and seek help
from an old friend in Lindblum.
Garnet is a summoner who fights with rods and rackets. Her true
power is not realized for some time, but her ability to heal is always
The captain of the Knights of Pluto in Alexandria, it is
Steiner's duty, as well as his desire, to protect Garnet at all
costs. He hasn't any idea how far that devotion to the
princess will take him.
Steiner is a swordsman of great strength. When fighting with
Vivi, his attacks can be imbued with magical power to make them even
Vivi is a little black mage who doubts his value and his purpose.
He comes to fear that he is nothing but a puppet created for
destruction. Despite his timidity and fear, however, he agrees to
venture far to protect the land and the people he loves.
Vivi wields staves in battle, but his real gift is his ability to use
black magic. As he grows in power, the spells he gains can be
devastating. He also lends some of that magical prowess to
Steiner when they fight together.
While it is not certain if this unusual character is male or female
(though I am definitely leaning toward female), what is certain is that
(s)he can be enormously helpful in battle. Whimsical and
unpredictable, (s)he is nonetheless a loyal and encouraging
companion. (S)he wants to eat everything, but this comes in handy
on the battlefield. The ability to acquire blue magic, or enemy
skills, by ingestion, is of great value.
Quina's weapons are...forks.
Freya, a dragon knight from Burmecia, seeks her lost
love, who left home years before. She is acquainted with Zidane,
and, when she learns what he is facing, offers him the assistance
that her honor requires of her.
As one might expect, her weapons are spears and lances. Her
particular skills are very helpful to her companions, as is her
Eiko is a little summoner who has spent years alone. Her village
is in ruins, and her people are no more. Somehow, the child has
survived on her own, but she longs for a different life.
In battle, Eiko uses rods and flutes. Like Garnet, she can summon
eidolons, though they do not share the same ones. Eiko has fewer
available to her than Garnet does, but hers have variations that
balance the scales somewhat.
A mysterious and taciturn fellow, Amarant is a bounty hounter sent to
apprehend our group of fighters. However, he decides to join the
party instead. While he willingly fights beside them, he cannot
seem to subdue his need to compete with Zidane.
Amarant's weapons of choice are claws and knuckles. He can also
use thrown weapons to great effect.