FemaleWeapon: SurujinSpecialization: Blue MagePersonality:
A kind, sweet and compassionate girl, Roweena, Ro to her friends, is fairly studious and devoted to being the best student possible. Rather intense, Ro approaches hurdles, both in the classroom and on the field, with a fierce and fearless determination. A gifted strategist, Roweena often comes across as a know-it-all to fellow students and has trouble making friends at times. Those who get to know her understand that she has an characteristic habit of phrasing things poorly or chooses to voice her opinion at the worst possible time. Ro seems to get along better with older students who possess the maturity or insight to understand what she’s attempting to say despite the blunt manner or delivery in which she says it. Roweena feels much more comfortable providing counsel than actually issuing commands, mostly because of her social awkwardness, and her belief that no one would actually listen to her. Long term residents of Balamb Garden know that Roweena has a much easier time getting along with creatures than people.Backstory:
Roweena Drake was born in the rebuilt portion of Esthar City. She grew up with the constant threat of monsters in the city, often just on the other side of temporary barriers erected to protect the struggling city. While both of her parents were killed by a roaming monster when she was only three, her uncle raised her for what little time she can remember before coming to Balamb Garden.
A blue mage and SeeD permanently assigned to Esthar City, Roweena’s uncle began teaching her the tricks of a blue mage. Despite her age, Ro was able to display proficiency with the basics and an empathy with certain creatures and monsters. Her uncle treated Roweena well, as if she had been his own daughter, and she had as comfortable a life as anyone else in the city.
On her seventh birthday a barrier collapsed and several SeeD members were sent to help protect the gap in the city’s defenses until the barrier could be repaired. Amongst the SeeD members was her uncle. Of course, since Balamb Garden students are orphans, her uncle died on that day. The Seed members who had survived shipped Roweena off to Balamb Garden. Some claimed it was her uncle’s dying wish, while others simply thought it was the best and safest place for her.
For the first year Roweena attended Balamb she had many SeeD visitors that knew her uncle, but over time those people were seen less and less until none came at all. Being the socially awkward person Roweena is, she was slow to make friends and often found companionship in stray animals she would find in Balamb or on the Garden’s grounds. Her attempts to keep and care for strays earned her more reprimands and punishments than anything else and earned her the ire of the discipline committee.
In the last few years Roweena has seemed to adjust better. She still has empathy for animals and goes out of her way to care for them. She simply doesn’t attempt to keep them. More importantly, Roweena has cultivated a reputation for being a top notch Blue Mage and has excelled in the classroom and in field exercises. While not as potent as the students that focus primarily on melee combat, Roweena can hold her own against most opponents and is often quick to take advantage of her opponent’s weaknesses or adopt their own techniques to use against them. In what spare time she has, Roweena volunteers in local animal shelters.Appearance:
Blue bobbed hair frames Roweena’s gentle, feminine, facial features and oddly contrasts her orange colored eyes. Thin and slender, Roweena is pretty in a young and innocent type of way. When not in the Garden’s uniform, Roweena can be seen wearing a white tube top under a women’s red open vest, pleated skirt with criss-crossed, thigh high, open toed sandals. She wears a turquoise colored shell pendant about her neck at all times and often has a pouch containing a pair of Surujin when she is expecting a fight.
Increased Health, Spirit, and EnduranceSpecial Attack: If Outside during Daytime:
Gryph dives, obscured by the sun, signals his presence at the last possible moment with a fierce roar and lands between Roweena and her opponent(s). Feathers of healing quality gently fall upon the party cleansing them of any status ailments and restoring Roweena’s health.If Outside at Night:
Gryph swoops down from the darkened sky, signaling his presence at the last moment with a fierce roar and lands between Roweena and her opponent(s). Feathers of healing quality gently fall upon the party cleansing them of any status ailments and restoring Roweena’s health.Indoors:
A fierce roar signals Gryphs entry as he flies low over the heads of Roweena’s opponents before imposing himself between them and her. Feathers of healing quality gently fall upon Roweena’s party and cleanse them of any status ailments while also restoring Roweena’s health.