Adult: Body: Normal
Strong Willed, Melancholy, Protective
Child - Body: Loli
Young, Strong Willed,
Adult - Summoner, Black Mage
Child - Summoner, White Mage
Rydia was born to one of the few remaining pure-blood Summoner families in Mist. Her mother was killed when Cecil and Kain killed her summon Mist Dragon, and her home destroyed when the ring that Cecil was tasked to deliver released bombs all over town, consuming it in fire. She was initially distrustful of Cecil, but was won over when Cecil defended her against the Baron's soldiers that had came to kill her.
After their failure to protect the wind crystal, and the abduction of Rosa, Cecil decided to return to Baron and demand for answers. On the way there, however, the ship they were on was attacked by the sea monster Leviathan, and Rydia was thrown overboard.
Presumed to be swallowed by the beast, Cecil moved on in his quest. However, Leviathan turned out to be the King of Espers, and had brought Rydia to Feymarch, the home of the Espers.
Time moves faster in the Feymarch, so while Cecil and his allies were separated from Rydia for only a short period of time, years went past in the Feymarch, and, under Leviathan's watchful eye, Rydia grew into a young woman at an accelerated rate. On learning of the true danger Golbez posted to the world, Rydia decided to return to Cecil and help him. Inter-dimensional travel being what they are, however, Rydia ended up somewhere quite different from where she planned.