“Hmmm... We of Caer Pelyn have turned away from the world outside. The Great Dragon alone holds all our honor and esteem. In this place, princes and paupers are equals. Do you have a problem with that?”
Dara is an old woman of Caer Pelyn and is implied to be the leader of the village. Over 100 years in age, she is wise and very knowledgeable on the history of Caer Pelyn, and maintains that the Great Dragon, not a human, was the one who led the Five Heroes to victory against the Demon King many years ago. She is Saleh's grandmother and is first seen in Chapter 12 of Eirika's journey, at the end of the chapter, as the group takes shelter with Dara in Caer Pelyn. Saleh's supports with Myrrh reveal that she was saved by the Great Dragon as a child after monsters attacked the village.
By looking into the game's data, one can find unused character data for her. Her starting stats are very low; in fact, she has the class base stats as her character's starting stats. She has growth rates that are identical to other NPCs; Mansel and Klimt among others. One interesting thing to note is that though she is obviously female, her in-game data shows her as a male Druid, likely due to both her data, and the female druid class being unfinished.
Based on her portrait, the clothing and headwear she wears are extremely similar to Saleh's.
- Her name is never stated in the main story, but Saleh mentions it in his supports. It is also mentioned within her unused data which gives her a description.
- As Dara is unused, she has no personal bases (all her bases listed above are class bases) or weapon ranks in game data, although she still has growths (which she shares with Klimt and the unnamed Pegasus Messenger).