Garland, the ruler of Terra had become wary of the Summoners powers, the ability to call forth Eidolons. In order to make sure his plan of assimilating Gaia went smoothly Garland attacked Madain Sari with the Invincible killing most of the villagers. However, Jane was able to escape this, taking her daughter onto a boat and fleeing the burning village. However, the rough seas caused by the storm unfortunately resulted in her death. Luckily, Jane was able to protect her daughter as Garnet sailed safely to Alexandria to be raised as a Princess.
Garnet had difficulty remembering her childhood before the age of six and had forgotten Jane, however as shown by the opening FMV of the game, Garnet remembers her mother, if only vaguely.
Once she has learned the truth of her birth Garnet sadly laments that the Invincible took everything from her including Jane and her adoptive mother.
Jane's name is not revealed explicitly during gameplay and can only be discovered on the Eidolon Wall in disc four of the game, the player must first form a party with Garnet and visit Lani who is standing on Eiko's back porch. Upon arriving Lani will run away.
They must then exit the village and return with anyone except Garnet or Amarant in their party and talk to Lani twice, read the message and go to the Eidolon Wall. Afterwards they must, walk clockwise from the entrance (heading to the right), just past the "!" until a noise is heard. next the player has to walk counterclockwise back to the entrance, just past the "!" again, repeating this nine times, going back and forth.
Then the player has to read the murals to discover messages from Garnet's father addressing Jane and their daughter.
|Zidane Tribal - Vivi Orunitia - Adelbert Steiner - Garnet til Alexandros XVII - Freya Crescent - Quina Quen - Eiko Carol - Amarant Coral|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Marcus - Blank - Cinna - Beatrix|
|Black Waltz No. 1 - Black Waltz No. 2 - Black Waltz No. 3 - Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI - Garland - Kuja - Lani - Necron - SoulCage - Zorn and Thorn|
|Artania - Artemicion - Lord Avon - Baku - Black Mage No. 288 - Bobby Corwen - Choco - Erin - Cid Fabool VIII - Cid Fabool IX - Fratley - Gilgamesh - Queen Hilda - Hippaul - Jane - Lowell Bridges - Mikoto - Mog - Morrid - Nero Brothers - Knights of Pluto - Puck - Quale - Quan - Ruby - Queen Stella - Stiltzkin - Doctor Tot - Zebolt|
|Gaia - Terra|
|Alexandria - Evil Forest - Ice Cavern - Dali - Morrid's Tower - Lindblum - Gizamaluke's Grotto - Burmecia - Aerbs Mountains - Treno - Gargan Roo - Cleyra - Pinnacle Rocks - Fossil Roo - Chocobo's Forest - Quan's Dwelling|
|Conde Petie - Black Mage Village - Conde Petie Mountain Path - Madain Sari - Iifa Tree - Desert Palace - Earth Shrine - Mognet Central|
|Oeilvert - Daguerreo - Ipsen's Castle - Wind Shrine - Water Shrine - Chocobo's Lagoon|
|Esto Gaza - Mount Gulug - Fire Shrine - Shimmering Island|
|Bran Bal - Pandemonium|
|Chocobo's Air Garden - Chocobo's Dream World - Crystal World - Memoria - Chocobo's Paradise - Qu's Marsh - Hill of Despair -|
|Races and creatures|
|Black Mage - Burmecian/Cleyran - Dwarves - Eidolon - Genome - Gargant - Human - Moogle - Oglop - Qu - Summoner|
|Active Time Event - Airship - Battle of the Iifa Tree - Blackjack - Chocobo Hot and Cold - Chocograph - Crystal - Festival of the Hunt - Frog Catching - Gulug Stone - Invincible - Jump Rope - Magic Stone - Mognet - Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Tantalus Theater Troupe - Tetra Master|
|Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack PLUS - Uematsu's Best Selection - Melodies of Life -Final Fantasy IX- - Piano Collections
|Abilities - Add-on - Allusions - Armor - Characters - Eidolons - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Jewels - Locations - Merchandise - Timeline - Translations - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers - Weapons|