Full Name: Irenes
Occupation: Late Zelbess's Sister
Origin: The Ocean
Home Time: 1020 A.D.
Home Area: Marbule
Weight: 115 lbs.
Weapon Type: Pick
Innate Element: Blue
- WaterBreath - Already learned
- MerMelody - 19 Stars
- SirenSong - After the Magical Dreamers Sidequest, speak to the man in the front house at Marbule twice.
Irenes is a mermaid Demi-human whose sister is Zelbess, the woman who married Fargo. A staunch supporter of the establishment of Marbule, she lamented the exodus of the Demi-humans to the S.S. Zelbess, and long tried to convince Fargo to allow the Song of Marbule to be played. She often critized Fargo and reprimanded him in person; she accused him of only remembering what he pleased, choosing to forget Zelbess's dream of humans and Demi-humans living together. The plight of Marbule took a toll on her personally as well; she often cried at night in the empty settlement. Nonetheless, she never relented in her effort to have the town restored. Her dream came true after meeting Serge, who was able to convince the Sage of Marbule to teach Nikki the song. Irenes then struggled to find someone who could snap Fargo into taking the Zelbess to Marbule, where the song would be played. She accompanied Serge on his journeys, feeling obligated for involving him in the restoration of Marbule. Eventually, her dream was realized when Fargo from Another World personally drove the ship to Marbule. Irenes excitedly watched the town rebuild, and forgave Fargo as he came to grips with reality.
Chrono Cross HD Remaster Twitter bio: Irenes - "Sister of the late Zelbess, who wishes to coexist with humans" She is a mermaid from Marbule, an island where demi-humans live, and is the sister of Fargo's late wife, Zelbess. She wants to carry on her sister's legacy of "creating a world where humans and demi-humans can coexist and live happily together," and is first seeking ways to restore Marbule, which has fallen into ruins. She also understands the despair and grief of Fargo over the loss of Zelbess, and therefore wants to help him recover, but she is unable to persuade him.
Irenes is never seen in Another World, suggesting that since Marbule has not been gutted in that dimension, she has no reason to make a restoration of any kind or appear to outsiders from the sea.
[Irenes] When you can resolve your inner struggle... A new hope will be born.
Irenes: It ist instinct tö despise ötter species. And ä necessity to preserve öne's öwn kind. Yoü säy it ist ä fäct öf life... Büt I t'ink nöt!
Irenes: Sö dis ist the finäl gäte, which leads to the därkness of time, nö...? It ist time to settle dis önce and för all! Mäy dis help breäk down the bärriers between the species!
Irenes: Thank yoü. My sister's dreäm hast become a reälity and he hast awäken from his nightmäre... Should yoü ever heär dat song agäin somewhere, pleäse t'ink of us... Irenes: Güt-bye...
Irenes means 'peace' in Old Greek (eirene), although it must also be a pun on Siren(e)s.