- "Hello there. My name is Sarah Jerand. I'm a featherfolk who can't fly."
- —Sarah Jerand
Unlike the rest of the Featherfolk, who can fly for short periods of time, Sarah is unable to do the same, due to an unknown reason. She possesses a great sense of love and compassion, and often has a motherly attitude to those she comes across. On Roak, she is eventually kidnapped by an Asmodeus cult and taken to the Purgatorium. The party manages to save her, and Sarah didn't even realize what had happened. She then accompanies the party for the rest of the game, remaining mostly as a supporting character rather than taking the spotlight away from Edge, Reimi and Faize.
In Sarah's ending, which is obtained by Sarah having sufficient AR toward Edge, Sarah is chased by two Lesser Fellpool girls who want to eat her because to them, Sarah looks like a bird. Just as she is about to run off a cliff into a river, she jumps, and the Lesser Fellpool girls attempt to grab her, but fail and fall into the river. Just then, Sarah finally learns how to fly. This also unlocks the Xbox 360 achievement " Sarah's Ending" and is one of the prerequisites to obtaining Crowe's ending.
Like Millie Chliette, Rena Lanford and Sophia Esteed before her, Sarah is the game's most effective healer. She possesses the most powerful healing symbols, supplemented by a full set of buffing spells. She is also an effective attacker with access to Light, Wind and Lightning elemental symbology.
|Name||Max Level||Damage||MP Cost||CP Cost||Acquired||Notes|
|Healing||10||NA||6||NA||Default||HP recovery symbol; recovers 31% of one ally's maximum HP at level 1. The HP healed increases to 40% at level 10.|
|Cure Condition||1||NA||8||NA||Default||Curative symbol; Purifies one ally of all status ailments.|
|Wind Blade||10||INT x156%-358%||5-14||3||Default||Wind-elemental attack symbol; Fires swirling blades of wind at the enemy.|
|Lightning Blast||10||INT x198%-418%||5-14||3||Default||Lightning-elemental attack symbol; Hurls lightning bolts at the enemy.|
|Radiant Lancer||10||INT x169%-301%||5-14||2||Default||Light-elemental attack symbol; Rains four spears of light down upon the enemy. At level 10, seven spears rain down instead of four.|
|Faerie Healing||10||NA||18||NA||Default||HP recovery symbol; Summons a faerie to recover at least 26% of all allies' maximum HP and increases to 35% at level 10.|
|Enshelter||10||NA||16||NA||Level 35||Support symbol; Temporarily boosts one ally's DEF by 30%. At higher levels, the effect duration increases.|
|Restoration||10||NA||25||NA||Level 37||Resurrection symbol; Revives an incapacitated ally with 22% of their maximum HP, and increases to 40% at level 10.|
|Enhance||10||NA||18||NA||Level 40||Support symbol; Temporarily boosts one ally's ATK by 30%. At higher levels, the effect duration increases.|
|Blast Hurricane||10||INT x225%-408%||10-19||4||Level 45||Wind-elemental attack symbol; Summons a great vortex that blows away any enemy caught in its grasp.|
|Ex Healing||10||NA||10||NA||Level 46||HP recovery symbol; Recovers at least 71% of one ally's maximum HP, and increases to 80% at level 10.|
|Sacred Pain||10||NA||17||NA||Level 48||Support symbol; Temporarily lowers one enemy's elemental resistance by 4. At higher levels, the effect duration increases.|
|Faerie Light||10||NA||30||NA||Level 51||HP recovery symbol; Summons a faerie to recover at least 51% of all allies' maximum HP, and increases to 60% at level 10.|
|Aurora Rings||10||INT x156%-260%||7-16||4||Level 54||Light-elemental attack symbol; Erects three pillars of light, damaging any enemy that touches them. At level 10, six pillars are erected instead of three.|
|Angel Feather||10||NA||14||NA||Level 59||Support symbol; Temporarily boosts one ally's ATK, INT, HIT, GRD, and DEF by 15%. At higher levels, the effect duration increases.|
|Thunder Flare||10||INT x195%-374%||7-16||4||Level 64||Lightning-elemental attack symbol; Summons a ball of lightning that envelops and damages the enemy.|
|Resurrection||1||NA||44||NA||Level 69||Resurrection symbol; Revives an incapacitated ally with 100% of their maximum HP.|
|Tornado||10||INT x250%-464%||7-16||5||Level 74||Wind-elemental attack symbol; Calls forth an enemy-seeking tornado that sweeps up any foe it touches.|
|Faerie Star||10||NA||50||NA||Skill Manual||HP recovery symbol; Summons a faerie to recover 81% of all allies' maximum HP, and increases to 90% at level 10.|
|Sunflare||10||INT x478%-560%||10-19||7||Skill Manual||Light-elemental attack symbol; Irradiates the enemy with a shower of light from above.|
- Ceremonial Spear
- Seafarer's Harpoon
- Crested Spear
- Cyclone Spear
- Judgement Spear
- Observer's Spear
- Sacred Spear
- Sea Serpent Harpoon
- Unicorn Lance
- Trident Harpoon
- Victory Lance
- Sarah has the same surname as Erys Jerand and Ioshua Jerand from the first Star Ocean; the in-game dictionary mentions that she is not their mother, but more than likely their aunt through one of her younger brothers.
- Sarah is often stalked by Meracle (who wants to eat her), much in the same way that Pericci stalks Ioshua throughout Star Ocean: First Departure. Pericci also shows signs of wanting to eat Ioshua.