Erutan (real name, Kate Covington, also known by her internet name katethegreat19), is a singer/songwriter who has made several unofficial vocal arrangements of themes from the music of the Final Fantasy series. Erutan performs and arranges her work by herself, able to play the violin, the piano, the lyre, the guitar, several types of drums, and an array of other musical instruments. If the theme she covers lacks lyrics, she writes them herself, keeping in mind the mood and atmosphere of the tune.
Kate Covington started playing music at age two and went on to win many competitions in classical violin. She is an avid gamer and a fan of the Final Fantasy series. At age 16, she decided she wanted to compose music for video games and began practising music composition at the piano; she began producing songs and then turned to singing.
Erutan released her first original album titled Raindancer on November 22nd 2010 on her official website. Her second album, A Bard's Side Quest, was released as an iTunes-exclusive on January 19th 2013. The album featured most of her Final Fantasy covers as licensed, studio-mastered tracks, besides a selection of other tracks featured in different video games. (more...)
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano of Minwu, from Final Fantasy II, the first White Mage to be a named character in the series. Hailing from the town of Mysidia, Minwu served as the personal healer of the Royal Family of Fynn. After the Empire forced them out of the kingdom, Minwu helped the Rebellion establish themselves in Altair, where Firion, Maria, and Guy eventually end up.
Minwu is one of the several temporary playable characters in FFII. When he joins the party, his magical abilities far exceed anything the main characters have yet to achieve, even though his physical abilities are not nearly as powerful.
Because of its nature in the game, Minwu is the only white mage in the series to be able to cast the Ultima spell.