|Place of Birth||Ala Gannha|
|Guardian||Rhalgr, the Destroyer|
|Nameday||21st Sun of the 4th Umbral Moon|
Headstrong but not too bright, this spirited young woman fights valiantly against the Garlean Empire.
Romilda Rayne, sometimes called Romilda of the Striking Fist is an adventurer from Ala Mhigo who fled Garlean occupation with her father and older brother when she was a child. Pugnacious and ill-tempered as a youth, Romilda channeled the frustrations of her refugee life in Little Ala Mhigo into street fighting. After the Calamity, her father fell victim to the Amalj'aa. She stopped her tempered sire, but could not save him from execution at the hands of the Immortal Flames.
Afterwards, she left Southern Thanalan for Ul'dah to become a miner, then later joined the Pugilists' Guild and became a prize fighter and bodyguard at the Platinum Mirage. From there, she became an adventurer to see the world at large. Years later, as a seasoned adventurer, Romilda joined the Immortal Flames and took part in Operation Archon. She is currently involved with the Ala Mhigan Resistance, having aided them in reclaiming her homeland.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Preferences
- 3 Personality
- 4 Abilities and Skills
- 5 Family and Relationships
- 6 Affiliations
- 7 Rumors
- 8 Biography
- 9 Other Information
- 10 Gallery
Short for a Highlander at just under five and a half fulms, Romilda Rayne makes up for her relative lack of size through strength. Boasting a muscular form, her toned arms, legs, and abdomen make the results of her training apparent at a glance. A head of short, blonde hair covers her head, usually unkempt and rarely brushed. Her dark-skin is bronzed further by the sun, giving her a golden-brown hue.
Romilda's face is somewhat boyish, even handsome with a slightly squared jawline, thick brown lips, and a small nose. Her sharp, golden eyes give her a fierce, bestial look that is often broken up by her cheerful grin and laid-back demeanor. A large, black facial tattoo marks the left side of her face, likely something the received shortly before she began her adventuring career. The only makeup on her face is a bit of eye black meant to cut the harsh glare of the sun.
Calloused and scraped from fighting, Romilda's hands and knuckles are tough. She cuts her fingernails short and never decorates them. Her left shoulder bears three scars, which are usually visible due to the sleeveless shirts she tends to wear. Various other cuts, scrapes, bumps, and bruises periodically appear on her body, but fade fast enough. Only the scars on her shoulder seem permanent, reaching around to her back to the center of her spine.
In casual settings, Romilda will often wear a hempen top colored desert yellow against her bronze skin. Iron fastenings and a leather belt beneath the breasts are all that keep the outfit together. The attire is rather revealing, but it's the typical attire of Ala Mhigan refugees made to show off their impressive physiques. Woven into the center of the top, just above her breasts, is a wood-carved talisman, which is part of the Highlander Hyuran spiritual tradition. Her fingerless gloves are loam brown, made of aldgoat leather, and fastened with iron rivets. Her caligae are similar in make and color, but fastened with bronze rivets and made of hard leather. There is some beast sinew woven into the lining of her footwear. A bark brown hempen bandana covers her blonde head, the loam brown layer beneath adorned with various shells and teeth collected by Romilda. The most unique part of the outfit is the pair of loam brown shorts worn under a short, bark brown skirt. A leather belt keeps it low on her waist, and a leather satchel is attached to her left leg. Silver earrings dangle from her ears. Romilda often keeps a pair of brass knuckles around when she wears this outfit, which she apparently found while adventuring.
Romilda prefers functional clothing to stylish clothing when adventuring, usually colored in a desert yellow to match her hair. Her favored outfit for adventuring and riding includes a jerkin, gloves, and thighboots with gryphonskin padding. The outfit is strung together with tough raptor sinew. A white, felt underlayer makes the jerkin more insulated, and the coeurl fur around the leather keeps in heat well. Rose gold decorates the leather fastenings. Her pants are simple, hempen cloth with a leather belt fastened around her waist. she sometimes wears a woolen turban with an aldgoat leather eye-guard to keep out the wind and dust, especially when mounted. Notably, Romilda doesn't always use a pugilists' arm, often preferring to fight barehanded.
Temple Attire and Sphairai:
The Temple Attire is the religious habit of the Fist of Rhalgr, made entirely on the temple grounds. The cloth was loomed by monks, the thread spun from the cocoons of silkworms. Each stitch is half as wide as its wearer's little fingernail, and it is aid that the result forms a holy geometry to further open one's chakras. Hard metal adorns the matching leather gloves and boots, making for pointed strikes when wielded against opponents, even when unarmed. The same metal pads the shoulders and circlet. This specific set of Temple Attire was originally worn by Romilda's mother, but later refitted by Sunsilk Tapestries as a favor to her older brother to fit the smaller Highlander's proportions (and larger bust size).
Romilda's set of Temple Attire is typically kept enclosed in a special box, and rarely ever worn. Romilda has deep respect for the monkhood and their traditions and prefers not to needlessly dirty the garb. The one time in recent memory that she donned her habit was during the assault on Castrum Meridianum during Operation Archon, intent on fighting against the forces of Gaius van Baelsar, viceroy of Ala Mhigo and architect of its fall, in the iconic dressings of a monk of the Fist of Rhalgr. As a result, the metal plates suffered some damage and needed restoration, and some areas of the attire needed to be re-stitched. Once she saved up enough gil for the necessary repairs, she returned the attire to its resting place until she next decided to wear it.
Sphairai forged into the shape of coeurls were the trademark of Ivon Coeurlfist, who popularized the design. The pair that Romilda wields were used by her father, and her grandfather before him. Though she only used them once, at Castrum Meridianum, she decided to seek out ways to empower them. Infused with Thavnairian Mist by Drake at the forge in Hyrstmill, they glow with aetherial might when she wields them.
Pacifist's Attire and Sudarshana Chakras:
As masters of hand-to-hand combat, the Fist of Rhalgr's monks prized freedom of movement above all else. Accordingly, the modern monk's battle garb incorporates little armor, and what few pieces she wears are meant to boost the efficacy of her blows rather than protect her person. What the vest lacks in cloth, it makes up for in adornment. Its strings of beads and distinctive pattern, traced across the garment in earth tones, are believed to channel aether from the open chakra into one's fists. The gaskins feature the pelts of coeurls Romilda slew herself during her visit to the Temple of the Fist above Rhalgr's Reach, attesting to her might. The differences in design between the left and right armguards serve as a secondary means of manipulating an enemy's visual focus. A distinctly Doman roasary is wrapped around the right half of the pair. Romilda and her brother Richard worked together with Widargelt Beake to design this attire for her, which was completed prior to the battle for Castellum Velodyna. She favors this outfit, even over her old Temple Attire.
Discovered under the rubble of a collapsed roof in the Arms of Meed, the Sudarshana Chakras are among the few monastic relics spared the destruction wrought by the mad king Theodoric during his purge of the Fist of Rhalgr. While they were originally the property of Richard Rayne, Romilda's older brother and a former Warrior of Light who fought at the Battle of Carteneau, they were bequeathed unto her following his tragic death at the battle of Specula Imperatoris.
Abilities and Skills
Family and Relationships
■ Radulf "Levinfist" Rayne
- Radulf Levinfist was Romilda's paternal grandfather. In his youth, he was known as a ruthless bandit, but when his group was slaughtered and he alone survived, he found salvation in the Arms of Meed. After seven years of grueling training, he emerged as a monk of the Fist of Rhalgr. After that, he served at the Temple of the Fist and as an advisor for Ala Mhigo for four decades.
- Catching wind of Theodoric's attack on the Temple of the Fist, he ensured the survival of his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson by diverting enemy attention away from them through a spectacular display of martial prowess as they escaped to Ala Gannha. He perished in the flames of the King of Ruin's wrath, but his actions ensured the birth of his granddaughter, Romilda.
- He was known for his Levinfist, a technique that lent lightning-aspected charge to his entire body for increased speed and power.
■ Robert Rayne "of the Bloody Fist"
- Romilda's father, Robert of the Bloody Fist, was born in Ala Gannha and trained under the Fist of Rhalgr as his father before him. He narrowly evaded the destruction of the Temple of the Fist, and aided in the rebellion against Theodoric. After Garlemald took over, he lost his wife while fighting against the invaders and took his two children to Thanalan. He arrived in the deserts with hands caked in blood from the many enemies he faced while fleeing Ala Mhigo, hence the moniker.
- There, he lived, a defender of Little Ala Mhigo and ally to the Resistance, and even lost an arm saving youths from his village ransomed by the Corpse Brigade. Shortly after the Calamity, he was captured by the Amalj'aa, tempered, and ultimately defeated by Romilda. The Immortal Flames put him to death, as there is no cure for a Tempered man.
■ Hilda Rayne, née Hartford
- Hilda Hartford grew up in village of Ala Gannha, the daughter of a poor but close-knit family of miners. She excelled at martial pursuits, even as a child, and first met Robert Rayne when he traveled through Ala Gannha as part of the Fist of Rhalgr's entourage not long before the King of Ruin ascended the throne. They encountered one another several times after that, developing feelings as they began to steal private moments together.
- She and Robert wed in a ceremony officiated by the Fist of Rhalgr, and they had their first child in 1547. Due to the political unrest stirred by the King of Ruin's reign, she was taken in by the Fist of Rhalgr for her protection, fearing the King of Ruin would seek reprisal upon the relatives of monks as well.
- During the five years between her first and second pregnancies, Hilda trained with the Fist of Rhalgr, that she might defend her family from harm with her own hands. She even earned herself a set of Temple Attire as she was fully ordained as a monk. Ultimately, it was all for naught, as those skills did not avail her or any other monk when Theodoric came to raze the Temple of the Fist.
- Hilda and her family escaped death due to her father-in-law's act of self-sacrifice. They joined the Ala Mhigan Resistance against Theodoric, and helped bring about his downfall. After Garlemald invaded, Hilda and Robert continued to fight alongside the Ala Mhigan Resistance, but were discovered. During the conflict, she was shot several times and presumed dead as her family escaped.
■ Richard Rayne
- Five years Romilda's senior, Richard's birth was upon tumultuous times, as the King of Ruin had recently ascended the throne. From a young age, he began martial training under his mother and father, keeping alive the traditions of the Fist of Rhalgr. After fleeing the Garlean invasion, he grew up in Little Ala Mhigo, but left not long after coming of age to become an adventurer.
- Brother Richard sent his sister frequent letters from his journeys, but they abruptly stopped after the Calamity. Romilda, however, never believed him dead, and her faith was rewarded when they reunited at Rhalgr's Reach five years after his disappearance. This reunion was not to last, Richard perished fighting against the Garleans when they fired upon Specula Imperatoris.
Friends and Acquaintances
- It was at the Quicksand that Romilda and Freya first met, and the two became fast friends. While much of their relationship is intimate, Freya was also the one who discovered Rommy's farsightedness and helped her obtain spectacles to correct her vision, though she very rarely wears these.
■ Eno Rauron
■ David Windfall
- Romilda first met Hassan at a march to Little Ala Mhigo to show support for its liberation. A man of Ala Mhigo sworn to the Immortal Flames, she later fought the "Bull of Paperwork" in the Realmsward tournament and triumphed over her friend.
- It was by coincidence that Romilda met Achilles in Rhalgr's Reach following an argument with Vidar Ironfist. The Elezen wanted to kick Garlemald out of Ala Mhigo, an ambiition that Romilda, to avenge her late brother, happily took part in. It was through "Aches" that "Pain" took part in the battles for Castellum Velodyna, Specula Imperatoris, and Ala Mhigo.
- A stern monk of the Fist of Rhalgr with somewhat extreme views, Romilda sees something of her father in Osric as both an elder member of the Fist and a Resistance fighter, though her interactions with him have been very limited.
■ O'zinba Tia
- The red mage O'zinba Tia first met Romilda outside of Ala Gannha, after the two vanquished a pack of aggressive bhoots together.
■ Vidar Ironfist
- Romilda met Von at the Realmsward tournament in the central highlands of Coerthas, where she won a stunning victory dressed in her temple attire. She later joined him and his comrades in a march to Little Ala Mhigo in a show of support for the Resistance, and worked alongside the Ishgardian spearman to liberate Ala Mhigo.
■ The Ala Mhigan Resistance
■ The Fist of Rhalgr
■ Little Ala Mhigo
■ The Adventurers' Guild
■ The Immortal Flames
■ Pugilists' Guild
■ Miners' Guild
Note: This section is editable by anyone. Just keep in mind that the rumors here may be both true or false.
■ Romilda's brother may have been one of the Warriors of Light.
■ It seems that Romilda is only attracted to women, and has been since her youth.
The Fall of Ala Mhigo
Romilda Rayne was born the second child to a monk of the Fist of Rhalgr in 1552 of the Sixth Astral Era. Her mother, Hilda Rayne, was a commoner from a mining family in Ala Gannha who fell in love with the monk Robert Rayne. They kept their love a secret, but eventually had their first child, Richard, in 1547 of the Sixth Astral Era. Their secret was outed, but the tempestuous rise of King Theodoric I saw Hilda granted protection within the Temple of the Fist with some influence from Robert's father, an elder monk named Radulf Rayne.
Hilda decided to remain and train with the Fist of Rhalgr to help them fight, even earning her own set of Temple Attire in the process. She showed great promise as a monk, having built strong muscles from years of mining in the quarries near her village. However, in 1552, the King of Ruin laid waste to the Temple of the Fist, burning the temple and using the Corpse Brigade to entrap the monks within its halls. Radulf gave his life for his family and saw Robert, Richard, and a pregnant Hilda to safety to the north, to her former hometown of Ala Gannha, at the cost of his own life.
Romilda was born not long after the Temple of the Fist burned. Her parents joined the Ala Mhigan Resistance under a local rebel named Curtis Hext and took part in the defense of innocent civilians against the tyranny of Theodoric. In 1557, they joined the enraged citizenry in their assault against their king, only for Ala Mhigo to fall to the XIVth Legion led by Gaius van Baelsar. Robert and Hilda did their utmost to resist the occupation, but ultimately resolved to leave for the sake of their children. As they crossed the border, Hilda was struck by an imperial sniper and Robert was forced to take his children and flee Gyr Abania in. Romilda was too young to remember much of her homeland.
His fists stained red with the blood of any opposition he met on the way, Robert sought succor in the Black Shroud only to be denied. Instead, he took his children to the deserts of Thanalan, but found the disdain of Ul'dahns and their cowardice in the face of Garlemald distasteful. When he was offered the promise of a better way to shelter his children, he chose to journey to the southeastern deserts. There, he found a home in the refugee camp known today as Little Ala Mhigo, and stood among its most stalwart defenders while working among the Ala Mhigan Resistance.
A Father's Love
Romilda grew up in Little Ala Mhigo, and it is in Little Ala Mhigo that her earliest memories lie. The weight of their tradegy saw Robert grow distant and sullen, seldom interacting with his children save to pass down the martial arts of his fallen brotherhood and the teachings of the Fist of Rhalgr. Richard supported Romilda in his stead, the boy growing up to care for her, teaching her how to speak, helping her learn to read as best he could, and receiving help from neighbors and friends. He also took it upon himself to train her when their father was unavailable, enjoying frequent sparring sessions. Romilda tagged along with Richard often as a child, but struggled to make friends on her own.
Richard left home in 1565 in search of profit as an adventurer alongside his friends. The thirteen-year-old Romilda missed her brother terribly, despite receiving trinkets, letters, and rough sketches from his travels abroad. She marveled at his tales, but loneliness and poverty embittered the young woman. She often took out her aggression on others, frequently starting fights in a misguided attempt to attract some form of attention from her father, who remained engrossed in his ongoing work with the Resistance and protecting Little Ala Mhigo save for training his daughter in the martial arts.
In 1570, Romilda and a group of similarly-troubled Ala Mhigan youths waylaid an Ul'dahn merchant traveling through the area and wound up at the mercy of the Corpse Brigade. The kingsguard-turned-bandits, led by a lancer named Garibald Carver, dragged the youths and merchant away to the Sepulchre with intent to ransom them. When Robert learned of this, he rallied the aid of Gundobald and Hremfing to rescue his daughter and her peers from their captors. Robert of the Bloody Fist infiltrated the Sepulchre and successfully saved the children, but lost an arm to Garibald during their confrontation before defeating the lancer.
The experience helped change Romilda's outlook on life. While difficult, she chose to reign in her anger and tried to take on a more positive outlook. Robert, too, opened up and gave Romilda insight into her family history and the legacy of her ancestors. Inspired by her father's valor, her brother's letters, and the sacrifices made by her mother and grandfather, she instead aspired to become a woman worthy of her family name. Making a deal with the Ul'dahn merchant after apologizing to him, she began to work at mining ores locally for pay to be paid a decent sum of his earnings when he traveled back to sell them in Ul'dah.
The Death of Robert Rayne
For her eighteenth nameday, Romilda received her mother's Temple Attire, refitted for her proportions. The next two years saw Romilda grow somewhat closer to her father, who taught her of their homeland, and told the girl of the time he spent with her mother. He also demonstrated techniques exclusive to the Fist of Rhalgr that his basic martial arts training had not covered: those requiring the opening of chakras. Despite her best efforts, she never quite managed to open her chakras at such a young age. Instead, he focused on theory and drilling Romilda to better protect herself in the future.
In the year 1572 of the Sixth Astral Era, Richard's letters began to slow in frequency until they stopped altogether. For moons on end, Romilda wondered what had become of her brother, and asked her merchant friend for any information on his whereabouts. The lesser moon Dalamud descended from the heavens in an aetherial, blood red aura until the day of the Calamity arrived, and Bahamut was unleashed from his five-thousand year imprisonment to wreak unspeakable destruction upon the realm.
After weathering the devastation wrought by Bahamut, Robert found himself preoccupied with the increasing activity of the Amalj'aa tribe of beastmen. Having moved into Zanr'ak, their presence threatened a coming conflict. Indeed, later on in that same year, the lizardmen attacked Little Ala Mhigo directly, taking advantage of their weakness to gain worthy sacrifices to the Lord of the Inferno. Robert of the Bloody Fist fought against them, but faltered for his disability. Taken before the Circle of the Tempered, he was to be bathed in the essence of the primal Ifrit and became His thrall. The Immortal Flames came to Little Ala Mhigo shortly after the incident. Despite being urged to remain in the hamlet, Romilda ventured into Zanr'ak to rescue her father.
As she arrived, she attempted to undo his bonds and escape before the Amalj'aa noticed her presence. Suddenly, the Lord of the Inferno's aether washed over them both in a torrent of blue and, while Romilda stood unchanged, Robert transformed into a fanatical servant of Ifrit before her very eyes. The Immortal Flames arrived, assailing the primal and occupying the Amalj'aa's attentions. Eager to spill his daughter's blood for his new god, they clashed in a brutal battle, prolonged by Romilda's continuous attempts to reason with her enthralled sire. All proved in vain, and Robert gained the upper hand and went for the felling blow. In response to her desire to survive and the aether of the land, Romilda's first chakra opened and she broke Robert's arm with a powerful kick. The Bloody Fist fell, leaving his devastated daughter to watch as he was taken by the Immortal Flames and swiftly put to death. Robert's funeral was a small, unceremonious affair; he was buried with his wedding band and in his temple attire. Romilda took possession of the weathered Sphairai he wielded as a disciple of the Fist.
Wandering the Realm
After her father's death, Romilda had little left for her in Little Ala Mhigo, but nowhere to go. A messenger came from the Immortal Flames, bearing a letter writ by Richard's hand and addressed to his sister. This man claimed not to know Richard, but presumed him dead on the battlefields and lost—his letter a final memento. As she held the parchment, she felt an intense bout of what she thought to be aether sickness. Knocked unconscious, she dreamed of Richard as he fought on the fields of Carteneau, then vanished in a pillar of light before Bahamut's flames could take him. After she coalesced, she described the dream only to find that the locals around Little Ala Mhigo had forgotten him entirely, even Gundobald who had known him growing up. Convinced that he had survived and that her dream was, indeed, real, Romilda finally decided to leave her hometown with all her worldly possessions, and find out what became of her brother.
Romilda didn't leave intending to become an adventurer, instead she joined her merchant employer to officially enlist with the Miners' Guild in Ul'dah in hopes of making better coin to support herself on her own while she searched for Richard. During those days, she lived in a tent at Fesca's Wash and often went without food for lack of money. Ul'dah, she quickly learned, was a place in which wealth decided everything. One day, she happened upon group of Amalj'aa attacking a Mirage Trust merchant caravan. Romilda defeated the lizardmen single-handedly with her bare fists. After this, she passed out and experienced another strange dream involving a giant, talking crystal. Upon waking upon the sands, she discovered a purple crystal of incredible luster, and felt compelled to keep it on her person.
This act of heroism led the merchants to introduce her to the Pugilists' Guild and Hamon Holyfist. Under the guildmaster's expert tutelage the girl practiced her footwork and improved on her defense, and found gainful employment as a bouncer at the Platinum Mirage casino. No longer needing to toil in the mythril pits for her money, she instead became a bodyguard and participated in prize fights on the bloodsands to earn additional money—her martial arts winning several victories. This was, however, far from the life she envisioned when she left home, and the nature of the fights forced her to throw a match on more than one occasion, much to her chagrin. Once she had saved up enough gil to sustain herself, she broke ties with the Mirage and enlisted in the Adventurers' Guild.
Her queries into Richard's whereabouts bore no fruit, even as she traveled to the locations depicted in his letters and sketches. From the deserts of Thanalan to the shores of La Noscea, and even under the canopies of the Black Shroud she journeyed seeking him. Along the way, she brought her skills to bear aiding the locals and gaining notoriety as a young, upcoming adventurer. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Ivon Coeurlfist, she honed her skills by fighting coeurls in outer La Noscea; in the Sagolii Desert, she helped put the Amalj'aa to rout; and she made merry in Buscarron's Druthers, and ended bar fights. Romilda wandered the lands adventuring, unlocking her second chakra as she fought, and earned herself an invitation to join the Immortal Flames.
Romilda refused the Flames' invitation at first, having no desire to join the army of Ul'dah when her loyalties remained with Ala Mhigo. This changed in the fifth year of the Seventh Umbral Era, where she arrived at the Hall of Flames to dedicate herself to service that she might face off against the XIVth Imperial Legion. She elected to join the Free Brigade, despite being scouted by the Ala Mhigan Brigade. During Operation Archon, Romilda was eager to face off with the imperials in battle, but found that warfare was a different beast to her previous adventures. Even as the Praetorium was obliterated, she fought alongside the brave men and women of the Flames in Castrum Meridianum who died in defense of the realm. With the fall of the Black Wolf, and the unlocking of her third chakra, she felt emboldened to resume her search for her brother.
Blood of Our Fallen Brothers
Romilda made little headway immediately after the fall of the XIVth Legion. That she joined the Flames proved detrimental to her relationship with her own people as she felt pressure to choose a side after the refugee riots in Ul'dah became violent. As an adventurer, she chose to put her energy into other tasks such as befriending the Brotherhood of Ash or taking part in skirmishes in Carteneau. However, following the Bloody Banquet and the arrest of Raubahn Aldynn, Romilda left the Immortal Flames in protest of the Flame General's incarceration.
Freed of her responsibilities for a time, Romilda met with Widargelt Beake, once a comrade of her brother, in hopes that he would possess any information on his whereabouts. While he didn't know what became of Richard, she advanced her skill as a monk through training with him and his students, unlocking her fourth chakra while sparring with the Watcher near Lake Silvertear. When General Aldynn was returned to his station, it was determined after a review that she would be reinstated to the Free Brigade (though she would have to begin anew as a Flame Private). She put her skills to use in the Grand Melee, though she was defeated handily by the Warrior of Light not long into the battle.
The rise of the Masks brought Romilda back home to Little Ala Mhigo, where she attended a speech delivered by the enigmatic Griffin. After the speech, she was approached by a member of the Ala Mhigan Resistance come from beyond the wall to speak with Gundobald. He delivered to her a letter, to her shock, penned by Richard. Within, he revealed that he was alive and well, and apologized for not contacting her sooner. His path led him home to Gyr Abania, and having heard of his sister's adventures, he invited Romilda to join him against Garlemald. Once the Griffin's false-flag operation forced the Alliance to focus liberating Ala Mhigo, she gladly volunteered to help.
Reunited with Richard at last, he explained the extent of his journeys during the Sixth Astral Era, and how Louisoix Leveilleur saved him and the other adventurers who would be known as Warriors of Light, transporting them five years into the future. Romilda informed him of her own struggles and the exact nature of their father's death. When Romilda spoke of the vision that began her journey, he realized that she, like him, possessed the Echo, and encouraged her to seek out the Scions of the Seventh Dawn after liberating Ala Mhigo.
The two fought valiantly against the XIIth Imperial Legion during its assault on Rhalgr's Reach, after which Romilda received permission from Swift Ryder to fight fully under the Ala Mhigan Resistance. To celebrate, Richard commissioned a set of Pacifist's Attire to aid her in battle. Romilda took part in the battle for Castellum Velodyna and the taking of Ala Ghiri. Richard, however, was sent to join Conrad Kemp during the battle at Specula Imperatoris. When the imperials fired upon the tower, he was killed almost immediately, and Romilda was left in a state of mourning in the time leading up to the final battle. As Rhalgr's Beacon came to an end, Romilda took up the Sudarshana Chakras her brother once wielded and fought to take back the city of Ala Mhigo.
Following the Alliance victory and the opening of her fifth chakra in battle against a magitek avenger, Romilda spent her time escorting people from Thanalan to Gyr Abania, protecting them from the dangerous monsters along the roads. She helped the Velodyna Gatekeepers for a time as well before conflict opened up at the Ghimlyt Dark and she rejoined the fight, during which she unlocked her sixth chakra while facing down a Schola magitek hexadrone, though the battle left her injured and forced her to retreat from the frontlines.
Romilda: "Famous battle" from hrom meaning "fame", and hild meaning "battle".
Rayne: From ragn meaning "advice" or "counsel".