I am collecting star-shaped coins called Stellazzio.
Queen Stella is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy IX. She is duck-like in appearance, even occasionally quacking like a duck in her speech. Despite her name, she is unlikely of royal blood, though she is a noblewoman in the city of Treno.
She is called "Queen" because all Treno mansion owners (Knight, Bishop, Queen, and King) are pieces in the game of chess. Stella plays a role in one of the side missions in Final Fantasy IX, namely the search for the crafted coins of the artist Stellazzio.
There is a total of thirteen Stellazzio coins, the last of which can only be found after having given the other twelve to Queen Stella, and then asking for them back. Each coin contains a part of a story, which reveals the location of the thirteenth Stellazzio coin. Each time a coin is delivered, Queen Stella gives the party a reward. Oddly, when receiving a coin, she expresses her joy by quacking multiple times, as a duck would.
Stella is Latin and Italian for "star".
- Stella is also an adept Tetra Master player and can be challenged by the player. Her card collection is relatively rare and her assistant also has a similar deck.
- Although her quacking invokes that of a duck, Queen Stella's character design is heavily based on the appearance of a Victoria Crowned Pigeon.