|First meeting||Sealed Cave|
|Final Fantasy III Character|
- "Men are so obtuse... Must I say it plainly?
I want to stay with you a bit longer! There!"
- —Sarah Altney, to Ingus
Lady Sara Altney is the Princess of Sasune from Final Fantasy III, and the player's first extra party member. While she may be a princess, she is more than capable of taking care of herself. In the Nintendo DS and mobile platform remake, she has feelings toward Ingus.
Sara joins the party after the party travels into the Sealed Cave to find her to use her Mythril Ring to banish the Djinn's curse. Since she was not in the area at the time, she was unaffected by the curse. After the Djinn is killed, she throws her ring into the spring in the castle basement, dispelling the curse and remaining in Castle Sasune while the party continues with their adventure.
Whenever the party meets Sara, she shows interest in Ingus. While he has sworn to protect her, he returns the interest. When Doga asks Sara to help break the Curse of the Five Wyrms, she joins him once she finds out Ingus is in trouble. After breaking the curse, she stays behind with the others while the party enters the World of Darkness.
When the Cloud of Darkness is defeated, Sara decides to stay with Ingus for a while, before returning to the castle.
In the 3D remake version of the game, she aids the party by casting Cure on its members and Aero against monsters. As Cure and Aero are both White Magic spells, it is likely Lady Sara is supposed to be a White Mage character, like Aria Benett.
Sara appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. Her card depicts her Yoshitaka Amano artwork.
- In the Dawn of Souls and all subsequent remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Sara is referenced as one of the names the player can choose for the White Mage Job.
- Though it is spelled differently, Sara continues the Final Fantasy tradition of supporting female characters named Princess Sarah.
- In initial screenshots of the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy III, Sara's model had a different appearance from the final version.