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Jane tries to escape the storm over Maidain Sari.
"The lady who protected me from the storm as the boat lurched about in the waves...My biological mother, who died on that boat"
—Garnet til Alexandros XVII

Jane is the birth mother of Princess Garnet in Final Fantasy IX. Originally from Madain Sari, Jane died whilst trying to escape the unnatural storm which had struck the Summoner's village.

Story

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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.

Name

Main article: Madain Sari#Sidequest
Garnet's father's message.

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.

Trivia

  • Jane is a reference to Queen Jayne in the original Final Fantasy, who was called Queen Jane in some translations. Queen Jayne's daughter is Princess Sarah, and Jane's daughter is Garnet, who's real name is Sarah, who became a princess after fleeing Madain Sari.

This article uses material from the "Jane (Final Fantasy IX)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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