■ RACE & CLAN... Hyur, Mixed
■ NAMEDAY... 5th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon.
■ GENDER... Female
■ AGE... Mid Twenties
■ ORIENTATION... Heterosexual
■ MARITAL STATUS... Single
■ NATIONALITY... Garlean
■ RESIDENCE... Limsa Lominsa
■ OCCUPATION... Free Paladin/Mercenary
■ PATRON DEITY... Menphina
■ HEIGHT... 5 fulms 7 ilms
■ WEIGHT... 125 ponz
Once a Sultansworn and now a Free Paladin, Roen Deneith was a woman driven by her ideals. Her staunch adherence to her principles made her seem rigid at times, and others have called her naive or foolish. As she tried to do what was best for those around her, she struggled with staying on the righteous path especially when the world seemed to want to prove to her that virtue had no place in it. Following a fateful meeting with a cynical and ruthless pirate, Roen found her beliefs put to the test, for her heart was put on the opposite side of the law and her values. Her love won that contest only to have it all come to a bloody end. Now with her conscience weighed heavily with guilt, she seeks a new path to forge for herself and to rediscover her faith in herself.
Roen is a woman in her 20's. While she used to call Thanalan her home, she is now rarely seen there unless hidden under a heavy cowl or behind a Brass Blades mask. Away from Ul'dah, she is often seen wearing armor if she is out of the city or a lighter fare of cottons and leathers within the city. She seldom travels without her sword, but when she does, she usually will have a pair of fist-cuffs handy. When she is expecting a battle, she prefers medium armor and dons a shield as well, befitting her paladin training.
She is of slight frame, but her lean muscles and calloused hands show evidence of training. Her fiery red locks and pale grey eyes often makes her easily recognizable to those given her description. The woman does not seem to possess anything of notable wealth, but keeps her armor and weapons in good condition. But despite her usual humble disposition, Roen's carriage tends to indicate that she's had a well-born upbringing.
She's mostly quiet. Roen often holds her tongue on matters she considers not important. She comes quickly to the defense of the weak, an instinct that she still has a hard time suppressing despite her past lessons. She dislikes bullies and will not hesitate to stand up to them, even when she is sorely outmatched or outnumbered. She is not quick to anger, but also is not quick to laugh or smile. She has practiced keeping a stony expression on her face, to not let much show through, but she is a horrible liar. She tries her best not to do it often, if at all.
Roen does not speak of herself too often, but is forthright with her answers when asked. She also does not make small talk well; she is seen as quite serious by most, and some might even accuse her of lacking any sense of humor whatsoever. The truth of her guarded demeanor is more complex, of course, but few understand that. She often struggles now a days, to try and maintain her cynicism of the world. It was a hard lesson learned in the last few years, but one that she seemingly wants to shed. While she can be polite to a fault, she will warm up to strangers slowly, and a full trust is rarely given.
Roen naturally has an inquisitive mind and is quick to learn, and any teaching of craft, skills, or lore offered to her will rarely be refused. Despite her competence with sword and shield, she still seems very green when it comes to the general historical knowledge of the Eorzea overall. It seems what she knows of Eorzea was learned in the last few years.
When given a choice, Roen would choose sword and shield above all else. She began her training with swords early in her childhood since she preferred it over the more docile studies, much to her mother's chagrin. Once arriving in Eorzea, she sought out paladin training under a few Sultansworns and Free Paladins. In a fight, she often falls into a defensive stance at the beginning, always preferring to protect others before going on the offensive. Her technical skills leaves very little to be desired, but her lack of experience in certain situations is what handicaps her. She has hesitated in striking down a weaker foe in the past, especially if they showed fear or remorse. If they asked for mercy, she often granted it, even if it was just a ploy. In the recent moons, however, Roen has taken on a more grim outlook in battle, showing little hesitation in striking down a foe if they presented a threat. Of course, she has taken care to choose her fights carefully, preferring to only go up against monsters and beasts.
She also under went training with the conjurer's guild while training to be a paladin, and it was noted that she had a great aptitude as a healer as well as a strong connection with the aether, both within and without. But Roen left their guidance after learning the rudimentary skills needed to continue her paladin training. She has since returned to Steelglen Fane a few more times to revisit her training as a healer, at the urging of her former teachers.
Roen has also undergone training in hand-to-hand combat, especially after learning in the most painful way, how vulnerable she was without her weapons. She trains against a wooden training dummy every morning to acclimate herself to such impact against her bare hands. She has also gained some basic proficiency with smaller blades such as daggers and knives. She will not refuse an offer of training or a spar to further these skills.
P R E F E R E N C E S
R E L A T I O N S H I P S
|♥||Romantic Interest||♥||Platonic Love||●||Positive||●||Neutral||●||Negative||☠||Deceased||?||Uncertain|
|● Askier Mergrey||"Despite the chaos in his eyes, and all the things he did... I still considered him friend in the end."|
|A miqo'te and a fellow Garlean, made infamous by his attempt to bomb Ul'dah, Roen did not trust him one bit when he stood by Delial's side during Roen's dealing with the Highlander woman, and it was only made worse when he kidnapped her afterwards. But during her captivity, he tried to save her from his vicious partner and was tortured to near death for it. Roen forgave him after the suffering he endured at the hands of Crimson Mountain. She has since learned of his death and has encountered his wife.|
|● Brynhilde Wulf||"Twice she aided me in my time of need. Will I ever have the chance to repay her for it?"|
|A strong and pragmatic Highlander and ex-Resistance fighter, Brynhilde came to Roen's aid when she was trying to save Gharen. Roen looks up to her for her wisdom and sharp-mind and takes her advice to heart, even if the Highlander seems jaded by her long history of warfare against the Garleans. Brynhilde had warned her of her naivete in the past, words that Roen has never forgotten, given the string of betrayals she has suffered since.|
|● Brynnalia Callae||"She worked for an enemy, but now protects a friend. I do not trust her... but do I believe her?"|
|A mercenary bard who was employed by the Monetarists, namely Taeros, that Roen had the pleasure of encountering when she was captured by Jameson. They have not crossed each other's paths much or since, but since the Ul'dah ordeal, the bard sought the paladin out to warn her to stay away from Gideon North, for the valet's safety. Roen was at least convinced of the woman's loyalty to Mister North so she has agreed. But after Taeros' disappearance, Roen has rekindled her friendship with the valet, probably to the dismay of Brynnalia. They have not spoken of late.|
|● Chachanji Gegenji||"I have heard mention of him from others. At times I wonder how he fares. I hope he has far surpassed his former mentor."|
|Roen met this Lalafell youth of bright spirit and cheerful outlook on one of her visits to the refugee camps. She found his pure desire to help people mirroring her own in her earlier days, although it saddened her to realize that she herself had become somewhat jaded since. She agreed to become one of his mentors, in hopes of strengthening her own faith in ideals in doing so. Since she fled Ul'dah, she has not seen her pupil in a long time.|
|● C'kayah Tia||"I have not seen him in some time. I hope he no longer involves himself in the world that he used to."|
|An enigmatic Seeker, Roen did not know much about him, other than two people who were dear to her both cared for this Miqo'te deeply. She knew his dealings and connections to be vast and perhaps not all of them legal, although she never fully delved into them nor was she inclined to. When he offered to help her in a personal matter, it earned him her trust and gratitude. She has not seen nor heard from him since her departure from Ul'dah.|
|● Coatleque Crofte||"She is not the woman I once knew, and there is a part of me what wants to discover the truth of what has happened. The question is... does she?"|
|Once a steadfast Sultansworn, Roen and Coatleque’s friendship was formed in face of much adversity. The two were each other’s confidants until they fell in love with two men that opposed each other, Nero Lazarov and Jameson Taeros. Crofte went as far as to lure Roen out under false pretenses to arrest her, bringing her to Taeros for interrogation. After Taeros' disappearance, Roen and Crofte spoke once more and somewhat reconciled the enmity between them, but they still remained at unease with each other. Now that Taeros seems to have departed Eorzea for good, Roen has once more reached out to her former friend to see if the rift can be mended.|
|● Delial Grimsong||"She will try to tell you she is poison. I have no doubt that she believes it to be true. But she has accepted warmth and sympathy despite the shadows of her past and it may have diluted her for good."|
|When Roen first met Delial seemingly by happenstance, in truth, it was all part of Delial’s plan: to win the paladin’s confidence, use her to hunt down the Resistance. Their relationship since had seen its share of both rifts and mending, but after Delial killed Crimson Mountain--the Roegadyn that kidnapped and tormented Roen--they became neutral towards each other and oddly enough Delial showed a protective attitude towards the paladin. Recently the Highlander had sought out and found Roen's brother who had gone missing; during the ordeal, it had become obvious to Roen that Delial bore deep loyalties to her and her brother. A heated conversation also made the paladin realize that she still harbored some deep seeded resentment toward the Highlander, right along side her undeniable trust in the same woman. When it came to Delial Grimsong, nothing was ever simple.|
|● Edda Eglantine||"I have stayed away for her sake. Was I right in doing so?"|
|Roen met her by chance in Vylbrand and found her well-spoken and thoughtful. They seemed to have a common ground in their adherence to duty, their complicated relationship with their father, and their sheltered upbringing. Roen also sensed a streak of independence in the quiet woman and saw her as somewhat of a kindred spirit, enough so that she had entrusted the fate of her friend Gideon North to the noblewoman. They became somewhat distant with each other during Edda's short engagement to Taeros, but after the man's final disappearance, Edda and Roen have not spoken.|
|● Eliane Dufresne||"She seems to truly want to do good for those who have naught else. I believe she would fare better in her efforts than I."|
|The fact that the Elezen noblewoman was a close acquaintance of Martiallis Heuloix already made it easy for Roen to see Eliane in a favorable light. Although they had only shared limited encounters, both times she was greeted with warmth and cheerfulness, and some unsolicited advice that seemed to strike the paladin deeply. Roen has yet to decide if she feels comfortable around this woman, but cannot help but feel drawn to her kindness.|
|● Franz Renatus||"We share the same homeland but naught else. A mysterious man, he. But he also has not broken his word to me."|
|Roen does not know what to make of this Highlander. He speaks in Ishgard at times, but has also spoken to her in Garlean. To her horror, she discovered that a kind Elezen who has helped her in the past has passed, and the Highlander somehow inherited the man's memories. But he also seemed to know Roen from her homeland Garlemald. Her first reaction was that of wariness, but Franz (who borrowed the Elezen's name) seemed so lost. Currently she is giving him the benefit of the doubt and considers him an ally. She has not seen him in over a year.|
|♥ Gharen Wolfsong||"I thank the Twelve and whatever faceless gods that may exist. They found him."|
|Roen’s discovery that Gharen was her brother came after much trial and sorrow. Their fierce protectiveness over each other's well-being grew even before this knowledge, and only further enforced it thereafter. Until they came to stand on opposing sides when Gharen chose to work against Nero despite Roen's plea. After Nero’s death, Roen fled to Ishgard in shame, refusing to contact anyone that mattered to her, especially her brother. Even when she discovered that her brother had gone missing, Roen refused to get involved in the matter, her heartache and grief still too raw. A part of her desperately feared losing another person she loved, that she denied even the opportunity of letting herself care, much less suffer the pain that could follow. Since his return, Roen has finally worked up the courage to confess some truths to her brother. Their relationship seems to be back on the mend.|
|● Gideon North||"Our conversations of late are short and too far in between, but his presence never fails to give me a measure of peace and reassurance."|
|This well mannered gentleman approached Roen, seeking help in finding justice for his masters who had been murdered. Suspecting the wealthy noble families of Ul'dah to have had a hand in their demise, Roen agreed to help him seek out the truth. She arranged for him to be employed under Jameson Taeros, to serve as a new pair of eyes within the Monetarist society, but later discovered that Nero Lazarov was one of the people that were responsible for the death of Gideon's former masters. She revealed the truth to the valet, much to his sorrow. Throughout the entire ordeal of her trials in Ul'dah, she had come to rely much on Gideon's counsel and support, and now feels that she still owes him much for his unconditional alliance and aid.|
|☠ Itarliht Syhrkoensyn||"If there was ever a man whom I would run through with my own sword... it would be he."|
|A fiercesome Roegadyn known as Crimson Mountain, Roen met him during her encounter with Delial. Despite a rocky start, they came to agree to a truce of spilling no blood between them. However, he broke this promise when he took part in attacking her and taking her captive against her will. In her captivity, she discovered that Crim has a violent temper and a dark and cruel side to him. He was killed after she was rescued.|
|● Jameson Taeros||"An enemy of the man I once loved, I thought I wished him dead. But I forgave him for he once loved my mother. I know not what he is to me now."|
|This noble and Roen share a sordid history. He has been responsible for getting her disgraced from the Sultansworns as well as an attempt on her brother’s life. But in an emotional confrontation, Roen learned that the man had loved her Garlean mother and had been trying to watch out for the paladin but failing to protect her. Despite his opposition to Nero Lazarov, Roen let him live rather than taking the opportunity to end his life, only to find out later that Osric Melkire shot him. After his return, Taeros left a final message for Roen before he departed Eorzea for good. She still has mixed feelings for the man, but does not believe she will ever see him again.|
|● Kage Kiryuu||"Knowing that no matter what, some friends will always consider you dear to them… it is comforting."|
|A brave and loyal Lalafell gladiator that Natalie also took in as an apprentice, Roen and Kage trained alongside each other and took the Trial of the Sultansworn together. Roen always held a soft spot in her heart for Kage, but after Natalie's death, they grew apart when the Lalafell seemingly severed all ties with his old life. She has recently reconnected with him, and to her surprise still found him to be a loyal friend as he always has been.|
|● Kasrjin Khadai||"He helped me remember who I was and what I used to believe."|
|An intimidating figure of a Xaela, Roen first came upon this Au Ra warrior as he stood amongst dead bodies--those belonging to the mercenaries she was tasked to track down. Their initial reaction to each other was one of hostility and suspicion, the paladin thought him to be a violent and cold-hearted killer. But since traveling with him, she came to realize that there was an optimist hidden behind his severe demeanor, and she even came to his defense against Ishgardian prejudice. She accepted the task of aiding this stranger on his journey, for she knew all too well how the world would want to take advantage of his forthrightness. Despite her intentional aloofness, she began to see him as something of a moral compass, at least where her apathy was concerned. After their recent journey, she has come to trust him deeply, and has also gained further insight into his complicated past. They said their farewells as he returned to his homeland in Othard, but Roen hopes to see him again someday.|
|♥ Kiht Jakkya||"I count on her when I can count on no one else."|
|Roen met this Keeper Hunter at the Grindstone tournament. While both were quiet-mannered, they began to appreciate each other's knowledge of battle, and soon each other's unobtrusive company. Roen saw something akin to herself in Kiht, a stranger in a new land, walking her path alone, and trying to do what is right. Kiht has come to Roen's aid more times than the paladin can count. She was the only one Roen asked to accompany her to track down Nero one last time; Kiht was also the only one that stood witness as Roen killed him, believing it was the last resort. Recently, Kiht has helped Delial and Kage track down her brother, and for this Roen feels she owes her friend a great debt. It is because of this that Roen feels a great measure of guilt when it comes to Kiht, after she learned that the Keeper was kidnapped, and Roen failed to come to her side to help her.|
|● Martiallais Heuloix||"The love he holds for his nation is an honor to Ishgard. I have not known a more noble knight."|
|This Duskwight Ishgardian Knight happened upon Roen when she was at one of her lowest moments, searching for guidance at the Saint Reymanaud Cathedral. His gentle demeanor coaxed her into a conversation with him, and after a series of “chance” meetings, they have come to consider each other a trust ally and confidant. Roen sees his commitment to bearing the shield and protecting others as a reminder of who she used to be, and he seems to want to see her return to that person again.|
|☠ Natalie McBeef||"A woman long gone, but her mark still remains."|
|Roen met this relentless Sultansworn when she accidentally fell under her investigation into the Syndicate. Despite initially finding her cold and intimidating, their relationship grew to one of trust and deep friendship after Natalie took Roen as an apprentice. But that relationship was shattered, first by Natalie's well intended efforts to keep Roen safe, which resulted in a horrific and violent kidnapping, and then Natalie's execution of someone that Roen held dear. She also began to hunt the man that Roen had professed feelings for. After Natalie's passing, Roen struggled to resolve her feelings for the mentor she once called friend then enemy, but recently has allowed herself to forgive her.|
|☠ Nero Lazarov||"He wished to rest, and for me to let him go. My mind understands this… but my heart is still slow to recover. But for the first time… I believe that someday, it will."|
|Roen sought this smuggler out while she was investigating Jameson Taeros. After a frank but secreted conversation, she discovered that Nero was not who he seemed, and had altruistic motives for Ul'dah. Seeing that she and he shared the same dream to help those in need, they agreed to an alliance, one that then took a turbulent course since its inception. After the tragic death of Nero's first mate, Roen became more determined than ever to try and help the pirate, especially after realizing she had developed feelings for the man. Despite Nero's ruthless tendencies, Roen tried to hold onto her values, and hoped to save him from the dark path he paved for himself. But it was all for naught. In the end, he refused to turn away from the ways of violence, so Roen ended his life rather than letting others kill him.|
|● Osric Melkire||"I used to wonder how he spread himself so thin, trying to protect too many, however best he could. I think he is glad to be unburdened of such a weight now."|
|Their acquaintance really began with a lie, when he duped her into meeting Gharen under the pretense that it was for Erik's sake. The two have had some rocky encounters since that meeting, but she's always seen him fight on the just side of things. She's also sought him out for some lessons in hand-to-hand combat. She knows vaguely of his trials and his questionable methods, but trusts him nonetheless.|
|● Shaelen Stormchild||"She and I share the same homeland, and our mixed feelings about it."|
|Roen met this smuggler through the Ala Mhigan Resistance, and over the years their friendship and loyalty to each other has grown. But recently Shael has disappeared from Eorzea, and has not answered Roen's missives. The paladin is left to wonder about her safety and well-being, although from past experiences, Roen knows all too well that Shael is capable of taking care of herself. But she also knows the woman's reckless and chaotic side, and worries for her.|
|♥ Siha Xinkei||"I do not see her nearly as often as I would like. But the last time I saw her, she seemed happy. And for that I am glad."|
|A Keeper and a seer, Roen met Siha while training to be a Sultansworn and she was the first that Roen ever confided in of her Garlemald origins. It was also Siha who saw a vision of a woman that was possibly Roen's ancestor, which led the paladin to eventually find her long lost brother, Gharen Wolfsong. Roen considers Siha her Oath-sister, and even while they had been absent in each other's lives for many years, upon their brief reunion, Roen realized their bond had never suffered.|
|● Tengri Geneq||"An enemy of a friend, but also an enemy of a madman. What does that make him?"|
|When Roen met this Au Ra, the last thing she suspected of him was that he was a former Garlean. Or the fact that he was the one responsible for tasking Askier Mergrey with destroying Ul'dah. She suspects him to still harbor megalomaniac tendencies despite his claims in wanting peace, for he wears and displays his arrogance with unwavering confidence. But the paladin still entered into an uneasy agreement with the Au Ra nonetheless, for keeping certain enemies close was preferable to staying ignorant about them. She has not heard from this Garlean in sometime.|
|● Verad Bellveil||"I had dreaded our reunion, for reasons that I now cannot fathom. He looked well, and as usual, was neck deep in some strange ploy. I am glad that he is still as I remember him."|
|An eccentric and bombastic Duskwight Elezen, Roen met this merchant of "dubious" goods in Limsa when she was wandering about aimlessly after her kidnapping ordeal. He played a vital role in drawing her out of her shell and restoring some of her idealism. She saw 'Mister Bellveil' as a trusted friend, and welcomed his wisdom and company whenever she felt lost or conflicted. During her alliance with Nero however, the merchant came to betray her trust in trying to lead her down a righteous path, and the paladin ended their friendship. They have reconciled since, and Roen has promised to aid him in his recent engagement to an Ishgardian noble.|
W R I T T E N W O R K S
The threads below are chronologically ordered. Legacy In Blood and Absolution are still ongoing threads. Through Ruin Or Redemption is most recently completed thread of current events.
A tale of three people whose fates are entwined together by their blood and heritage.
Three Sultansworns are disgraced and struggle to find redemption.
An alliance is formed between two people who share the same dream but opposing ideals.
A fortnight conversation between a condemned man and a hopeful paladin.
An escalation of events between those who hold the power in Ul'dah and those who seek to topple it.
Reflections of the past and loved ones during Starlight.
Roen acquires a new pupil. He may teach her a few thing or two.
It is said that the person's true nature is revealed when nobody is watching. Will they discover who they truly are?
"What is a measure of a life's worth?" A glimpse into the paladin's ongoing journey as she tries to find the answer.
It takes a foreigner to recognize everyone's blindness about preconceptions and assumptions.
A mysterious organization seeks to bring ruin to many. Can Roen and Khadai work together to stop them?
G A L L E R Y
S C R E E N S H O T S
A R T
H I S T O R Y
Roen is the sole daughter of a high ranking Garlean scientist officer. Her father, Quintus nan Luraes, was a quick-rising officer in the ranks of the Garlean military, and was one of the men assigned to help overthrow the Ala Mhigan government. In the midst of all the violence brought on by the incursion, Quintus came upon an Ala Mhigan babe... and in rare a moment of mercy, brought the infant home to his barren but loving wife, Melia Luraes. For the first many years of her life, Roen's life was a good one, raised by a doting mother and a proud father whose influence easily squashed any rumors that questioned Roen's true parentage. Quintus, who was also a brilliant engineer, was soon recruited by officers under Nael van Darnus after the destruction of the Bozja Citadel. Quintus became part of the science team to resume the study and research for Project Meteor.
Like his predecessors before him, Quintus too became obsessed with this potential power to control the moons, snatching it from the sky and bringing it down upon the planet. In his obsession, he began to neglect his daughter, and his wife. When Melia discovered the true nature of her husband's research, she became horrified by its violent and destructive nature. In her distress, she was recruited by a resistance faction who sought to undermine Nael van Darnus's ambitions.
Melia began to leak secrets to the resistance in hopes of undoing Project Meteor and freeing her husband from its obsessive grasp. But eventually Melia was caught; she was tried and executed, much to Quintus' shock and despair. He threw himself back into his work, and in exchange for his devotion, the Garlean government kept his wife's treachery and execution away from the public eye. Roen never knew the truth; she was told Melia died in an accident. She was seven years old.
After her mother's death, Roen was raised alone in a large wealthy home, with only cold servants and domineering teachers for company. Her father seemed to have lost all affection for her in his grief. She grew to love riding, finding solace in her solitude, imagining adventures as she took to long rides in the woods surrounding their home. She also was quite the tomboy, climbing trees and practicing swordplay with the house guards who humored her. Due to lack of a motherly figure, she never took to dresses or concerned herself with looking beautiful. She was always polite and acted with perfect manners, for those brief moments when her father would grace their home with his presence.
When Roen turned sixteen, in an attempt to win her absent father's love, she illegally joined with Nael van Darnus' forces in the Battle of Carteneau. She was foolish, idealistic, and full of patriotism, all of which were shattered when she actually witnessed the bloodshed and violence on the battlefield. Roen fled from the battle...
...only to witness the horrifying truth of Project Meteor from a far.
Roen survived the Calamity. She was later found malms away by a traveling vendor, while wandering the hills, dazed, delirious, and dehydrated. The merchant was a kind man; his name was Brenden Deneith. Brenden and his family took Roen in and nourished her back to health.
She stayed with the Deneith family in Western Thanalan for the next four years. In the autumn of the fourth year, another tragedy struck when bandits set upon the Deneith family during a sojourn to a nearby market. Roen and Brenden fought them off bravely, but Brenden was gravely hurt. He would eventually succumb to his injury; Roen could only watch helplessly as one of the few selfless men she had ever known began to fail and die.
When the bandits returned again two days later however, a Sultansworn patrolling nearby saved the rest of the family. And taking sympathy on them, he also returned the seemingly dead Brenden Deneith back to life---much to Roen's wonder and disbelief.
It was on this day that Roen saw her path laid out before her: that of a Sultansworn. She would do for others what this paladin did for her family, but she also felt that she owed a debt to Eorzea, for her father's involvement in the Calamity. She set out to travel to Ul'dah to begin her training.
Upon her arrival in Ul'dah, Roen struggled to make ends meet, to find work so that she could send what gil she made back to her adopted family, who had now settled upon a farm in Southern Thanalan. But with the children being too young as yet, and Brenden being weakened since his return from near death, Roen felt responsible for supporting the family who had saved her life. And so she gained employment as a hired blade, taking whatever jobs she could. She looked upon the Sultansworns with something akin to hero worship, hoping for any chance to begin her training. One of Roen's greatest fears was that she would never be worthy of it.
Unbeknownst to Roen, her father had been pardoned after the Battle of Carteneau, for he disavowed any knowledge of Project Meteor not being sanctioned by the Emperor. He was seen as a callous murderer by some, yet the Empire still valued his engineering skills. Quintus currently believes his daughter to have died with the Fall of Dalamud, but may discover soon that his only daughter is actually still alive. Roen is the only link left to his dead wife, whom he still loves beyond the realm of death...and yet he hates her for her betrayal, and would likely go to extremes to bring his wayward daughter back under his control.
When Roen first arrived in Ul'dah, she found employment with a company called the Gilded Mirage Consortium. She began to slowly warm up to some of them, and before long counted many of them as her friends. The wealthy owner supported her training first as a gladiator, then as a paladin. She was even allowed to travel via airship to Gridania for training at the Steelglen Fane.
Even though she was not a pure blooded Garlean (no third eye), Roen still assumed she had no ability to draw upon the aether. So she was shocked to find that she was able to cast magic at all. This discovery was then followed by a revelation through Siha's vision that one of her ancestors had probably been a Highlander conjurer. This prompted Roen to start researching her mother's ancestry, since her father's proud Garlean bloodline was well-known.
During her search, due to a string of misunderstandings, a Sultansworn named Natalie Mcbeef, also started to suspect Roen of being involved with the Syndicate and interrogated her multiple times. While the misunderstanding was eventually cleared, the damage to her reputation had already been done; when her employer heard of the incident, she was promptly dismissed from the Consortium.
This was also when Brenden Deneith, Roen's adoptive father, began to succumb to illness again. Due to being dismissed by her former employer and the rumors that she may be connected with the Syndicate, Roen could not find any employment. This was when she took on the job of a miner, despite the fact that it did not pay very well. In order to make the necessary gil to send back to her father, Roen began to neglect her training in lieu of breaking rocks all day.
Her prolonged absence unfortunately led to her dismissal from Ser Jenlyns Straightblade, her free paladin trainer and the Captain of the Sultansworns. But Natalie Mcbeef, who had previously interrogated her, took it upon herself to take Roen in as her apprentice so that she may continue Roen's paladin training. It was with Natalie's guidance and trust that Roen finally passed her trials and was sworn in as one of Ul'dah's elite protectors. Natalie and another Sultansworn named Kage Kiryuu came to learn of her Garlean heritage, and to her surprise, still accepted her as one of their own. Roen considered this small group of Sultansworns her family through duty and oath.
Roen also found employment with a Free Company called Night Blades. She believed them to serve the people of Eorzea, although through unconventional means. She also believed that their leader, Ellion Goto, to have the right intentions at heart, even if his methods had proven to be ruthless at times.
In researching her grandmother, Roen discovered that a Highlander by the name of Gharen Wolfsong was her brother by blood, and that she was taken from her family when she was a baby and given to her Garlean parents who raised her. This knowledge came at the price of much suffering and pain, mostly dealt by a mysterious Garlean woman named Raelisanne Banurein, who captured and tortured Gharen Wolfsong for weeks. Roen was forced to resort to kidnapping an innocent man to trade for her brother's life, also making an enemy of another Highlander named Delial Grimsong, who worked for Banurein. It was Delial who had initially befriended Roen through deception, and used her to capture Gharen and kill another Resistance leader.
After rescuing Gharen from the Garleans and helping him recover, Roen discovered that she had been suspended from her duties as Sultansworn due to an investigation that was initiated by a Monetarist noble named Jameson Taeros. It led two Immortal Flames to unearth evidence regarding a ceruleum core theft and what appeared to be a cover-up by her superior, Natalie. The three Sultansworns involved in the incident were all disgraced and given leave of duty, and to appease the Monetarists, their services were given over to the Brass Blades. Roen was assigned to a unit under the command of Captain Anden Anduron.
Jameson Taeros then tasked Natalie to bring in Roen's brother, Gharen, else Roen would be tried as a Garlean spy. To hide her dealings with Taeros, Natalie arranged for Roen to be "kidnapped" by Askier Mergrey in order to keep her in the dark about the fate of her brother. Askier then asked his friend Crimson Mountain to help him, and the latter took to the task with obsessive fervor. He turned out to be a cruel and violent captor, and Askier, growing more and more uncomfortable with Crim's torment of Roen, finally attempted an escape with the hostage in tow. It ended with Askier losing an arm, and Crimson Mountain taking both Roen and Askier on a ship and sailing for destination unknown.
In the meanwhile, Natalie convinced Gharen to surrender himself to the Monestarists for Roen's own safety and freedom. She explained that she was following the Monestarists orders because they had evidence that Roen was a Garlean. To gain amnesty for Roen, she agreed to bring Gharen in, knowing full well that he would likely be killed. He agreed to this term to save his sister, and both believed that Roen would be delivered by Askier back to Ul'dah safe and sound.
But when Natalie realized that the kidnapping had gone horribly wrong, she and Kage recruited the help of Osric Melkire to break Gharen out, and they all eventually faced down Crimson Mountain for the two captives he had tortured for many days on the seas. Delial agreed to sail away with Crimson Mountain in exchange for Roen and Askier's freedom, to which Crim complied. Once alone on the boat with the Roe, Delial delivered death onto him with a blade to his neck.
Natalie, seeing Roen's condition after her rescue, forced herself to cut all ties with the Hyur, dismissing her from the Blades and calling her weak. She also hid away any regret as she spoke to Roen, nearly gloating about her own ruthlessness. That final betrayal shattered what remained of Roen's strength and resolve to hold herself together, and the Hyur broke. Gharen took it upon himself to take his sister way from Ul'dah, much to Natalie's silent relief.
Roen hid out with her brother in La Noscea, recovering both mentally and physically from her ordeal. She also began to train in hand-to-hand combat, but then discovered that she was wanted on the charges of being a Garlean spy. Rather than risking the lives of loved ones who would stand to defend her against those who came to arrest her, Roen turned herself in. She held to her faith that truth would exonerate her and despite the warnings of many, believed that the Ul'dah justice system would find her innocent. Due to diligence on the part of Natalie, Kage, and Coatleque, Roen was found innocent, and was even offered to be reinstated to the rank of the Sultansworn if she wished to return.
Roen did not return to the Order.
Since regaining her freedom, Roen turned her focus instead toward Jameson Taeros. She suspected that he was not only working for the Syndicate, but also for Raelisanne Banurein, a woman who shared a mysterious past with her Garlean father. While investigating and gathering evidence on Taeros, Roen met a smuggler by the name of Nero Lazarov. In getting to know the man, her eyes were opened to the sufferings of the poor and the underprivileged in Ul'dah, so she joined his crusade to oust the corruption of the Monetarists.
The two have fought and argued more than exchanged pleasantries, but Roen could not help but be drawn to his relentless commitment to his cause. She also feared that he was headed down a dark path to see it through and promised herself to save him from such a fate. Somewhere along that journey, she came to realize that he meant more to her than just someone who shared her dream, and finally confessed to Nero that he had her trust...and her heart.
While Nero worked tirelessly to choke off the Syndicate's wealth by raiding their merchant ships on the seas, Roen worked to undermine the Monetarists' reputation and their loyalties to each other. She entered an agreement with a valet named Gideon North, a man who was also investigating the wealthy Ul'dahn nobles for his own purposes. Gideon became Taeros' personal butler to serve as eyes and ears to Roen regarding the noble and the Monetarist families. Coatleque Crofte seduced Taeros in an effort to investigate him, but also draw his eyes and attention away from Roen. Roen even enlisted the help of Delial Grimsong who agreed to work for Taeros in an effort to keep abreast of his movements against Nero.
But as Nero's ruthless methods and plans came to light, Roen found herself becoming alienated from those she loved and held dear. Gharen, after discovering that Nero had an entire noble family killed for his plans, told Roen that he would be doing whatever he could to stop the pirate. The siblings understood they would be opposing each other as they parted ways. Verad Bellveil, a Duskwight merchant that Roen considered to be one of her closest confidants, had also broken her trust in trying to steer her away from what he perceived to be an unrighteous path. And Gideon discovered that one of the people who had been responsible for his Master's death was none other than Nero Lazarov himself. He ended the agreement with Roen in working for Nero against the Monetarists, but remained in her service still.
Nero and Roen's plans were beginning to take hold, throwing chaos into the Monetarists' once secure power structure within Ul'dah. But when the pirate's crew found out about the innocent lives their captain had taken, they mutinied against him and took over his ship. They were the only family he had left. This threw Nero into a pit of despair where he considered giving up his entire plan. Roen was also lured into a trap by Ser Crofte and delivered to Taeros' dungeons.
With help of Gideon North, Roen escaped, only to wonder if her cause was indeed true. Osric Melkire led a small group to rescue Roen and to lure out Taeros, and ended up shooting the noble at point blank range with a gunblade. In trade for Osric's victory against the Monetarist noble, Nero relinquished all the details of his violent plan that involved the bandits and a ceruleum powered Dreadnaught that was smuggled into Ul'dah.
While Osric and Ser Crofte worked together to stop the bandits' bloody plans, Roen enlisted Kiht's help to find Nero, to bring him to justice.
But their final meeting was fated to end dark and bloody, as Nero had always predicted. Recognizing him as a violent anarchist that would not stop in achieving his goals, Roen killed him when he refused to be arrested, plunging her blade into his heart.
After the attack on Ul’dah was foiled, Roen was nowhere to be found for months.
She fled to Ishgard, the City-State that had just opened its gates to outsiders in order to recruit aid against the Dragonsong War. Roen cut off all communications from her family and friends, and most of them wondered where she had disappeared to. Kiht, however, tracked her down and kept an eye on her.
When Delial and Kage finally found her, they came bearing ill-tidings of her brother’s disappearance. He too had been searching for her when he disappeared. But her heartache was still raw and bleeding, so Roen turned them away, wishing nothing to do with anyone she cared about.
Then by the order of the Ishgardian knight that she was serving under, she escorted Edda Eglantine and an Au Ra warrior by the name of Khadai, in their trek to the capital city. He was under the suspicion of murder. But in the months that followed where she encountered him at first by happenstance, then later by intent, she began to learn that the Au Ra warrior held much of the same idealistic beliefs that she once had. Not wanting to see him taken advantage of, or persecuted by Ishgardians who only wanted to see his resemblance to the Dravanians, she reluctantly agreed to help him.
Khadai and Roen came to stumble upon a series of gruesome murders, committed against the Au Ra where they were staked through the heart. Through that investigation, they uncovered a secret cult of zealots, called the Redeemers, who wanted to free Ishghard from the Dravanian influence. The cult had also obtained an ancient relic that Khadai was specifically sent to Eorzea to find. Roen and Khadai stole the relic, which put an end to the efforts by the Redeemers to unleash a massive spell on the citizens of Ishgard. The Redeemers went into hiding soon after, erasing their tracks. But Roen did discover that the Garlean woman who had tormented her brother years ago, Raelisanne Banurein, was also working for the Redeemers.
Roen bid farewell to Khadai who returned to his homeland, but thanked him for helping her rediscover part of herself that she had buried. The part that still wanted to do good, and help others. She had also gained some closure to her own heartache while on the strange mythical journey into the land of dragons.
Delial, Kiht, and Kage also found Gharen again. He had undergone trials of his own, but with their help, he too came to rediscover himself. Roen and Gharen tentatively reconciled their differences, Roen unable to give voice to the guilt that she was unable to come to her brother’s aid. She also could not confess to him of her deed that made her flee to Ishgard. Only Delial and Kiht know for certain.
Gharen and Delial has been on the hunt for Raelisanne Banurein, and in that search, have come to save the life of Jameson Taeros who was found near death due to the Garlean's experiments. In trade, he gave them the locations on where they can find the scientist. His current whereabouts is unknown.
This wiki page contains details about Roen's past, especially in the History section. Some of it may be discovered by those who actively seek it out, but much of it is not generally known. General and Behavior information are free for any observant character to play off of, and the same goes for the Rumors. History is purely there for OOC knowledge and is to help with plot development with those I am involved in a storyline with. Same goes for Recent Events, Relationships, and all the stories in the Written Works section. If you are interested in taking part, please let me know! And this page will be edited intermittently.
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R P H O O K S
- ■ Roen was once a Sultansworn, then demoted for a very short period of time as a Brass Blade. It was poor fit. Members of either organization might remember her.
- ■ Roen also was implicated (never proven) as an accomplice to an outlaw Lominsan pirate who raided the Monetarist merchant ships on the seas. That case seemed to have cooled for the most part, considering the raids were ended over a year ago.
- ■ Roen is an investor in an Ishgard based foundary, called The Dufresne Bellworks. This is a little known fact however, but those in the know within the Ishgard noble circles might have caught wind of the fact that Eliane Dufresne accepted an foreign investor. Odd since Lady Dufresne rarely accepts investors.
- ■ Roen has recently traveled to Kugane in search of someone. She seems like a very lost ijin in the Hingan port city.
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