Lady Yuna, we've been expecting you. We were surprised you decided to come so soon. Pleasantly surprised, of course. Lord Seymour sends his apologies for having left without notice.
Tromell to Yuna
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Appearance[edit | edit source]
Tromell is a tall elderly Guado with green hair and beard. He wears a gray mantle over a green coat with burgundy sleeves and gold trims. His green trousers are held up by yellow cord and he wears brown shoes.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Tromell is a loyal butler of the current Guado leader, always following orders without question. This leads him to later lamenting his actions in the light of his liege's wrongdoings, and in Final Fantasy X-2, Tromell and the other Guado have become burdened by their perceived sins and simply want to disappear and be forgotten. Yuna has the chance to help them be reintegrated to the Spiran society and Tromell hopes to restore relations between Guado and the Ronso as well as the rest of Spira.
Story[edit | edit source]
For many years, Tromell was a retainer for Maester Jyscal Guado, his wife having played a role in escorting the Maester's wife and infant son to Baaj on their leader's command. When Tromell's wife finished her task, she was killed by Sin and became a fiend. After Jyscal's passing, Tromell became retainer to Jyscal's son Seymour with the firm belief that Seymour's newfound status as a maester of Yevon will establish good ties between the Guado and the humans.
Tromell meets Yuna and her guardians in Guadosalam, which they visit on their pilgrimage. Tromell explains Seymour's heritage as a half-human-half-Guado, and as the son of the former Guado leader Jyscal. Tromell later waits for Yuna at Lake Macalania to bring her to the temple so she can see Seymour. Yuna's group ends up killing Seymour in self-defense after he turns on them when Yuna exposes him as Jyscal's killer. Upon finding Seymour killed by Yuna's group within the temple, a devastated Tromell refuses to allow her to send him. Though he views the sphere of Jyscal affirming that his son killed him, Tromell destroys it to conceal the incident while sending Guado soldiers after the fleeing party.
After the now-unsent Seymour nearly kills the entire Ronso race Tromell finally becomes ridden with guilt. Welcoming death, as he feels he has nothing left to live for, Tromell spends the rest of Yuna's journey lamenting his actions at the Farplane.
We cannot ask that you forgive us... only that you forget us.
After the defeat of Sin and the coming of the Eternal Calm, being burdened by Seymour's actions, Tromell joins the rest of the Guado to take refuge in the Macalania Woods to die with the forest for their role in enabling Seymour's actions. The forest musicians' music convinces him to try and save them, as the musicians are in danger of fading with the dying forest. The Guado decide to return to their homeland with the musicians, and Tromell is elected the new Guado leader. He uses his status to restore Guado relations with the Ronso and the rest of Spira.
In an alternate scenario, if Yuna fails to stop Garik and the other Ronso youth from taking revenge (or even willingly lets them do it), the Guado are killed off. Tromell is the only named character who can be killed throughout the game, although it is considered canon for him to survive.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Tromell was to be a boss straight after Seymour in Macalania Temple, but was removed in the full game.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Tromell may derive from German Trommel.Trommel is Dutch for "drum."
References[edit | edit source]
- Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega