Drina is a teenage girl with a sharp jaw, high cheekbones, thick white-blonde hair and blue eyes. In the game, she wears a ruby pendant necklace and lots of bracelets and bangles; her suit is made of black leather with strips of ivory to resemble spider legs. She is described to be very beautiful and said to have a noticeable resemblance to her brother Shane.
In the Books
Drina is mentioned to be Shane's sister. During the events of Wild Born and up to Rise and Fall, Drina was on her mission of finding the missing talismans (this is when she appears in the game.)
Sometime prior to Rise and Fall, Drina had already been defeated by the Keeper during the events of the game.
In the first chapter, Drina appears on the Conquerors' ship that was sailing to Nilo to find Cabaro's talisman; and it is revealed again that she is Shane's sister. She and Shane throw insults at each other before Zerif kicks Meilin and Abeke off the ship.
At a Conqueror meeting, Gerathon accidentally flicks a drop of the Bile onto Drina's foot. She remarks that the substance was foul, realizing that the whole room heard her say it. General Gar asked Drina to step forward and extend her hand out (palm up) as a punishment for failing to retrieve the Keeper's talismans. Gerathon mind-controlled Iskos to climb along Drina's outstretched arm and onto her palm. Drina is held in place by Yumaris as Iskos, still under Gerathon's control, injected venom into Drina's wrist, killing her almost instantly. Although terrified, the Conquerors at the meeting begin to chant "Long live the Reptile King!" after her death. In the chaos, Shane, Meilin, and Abeke escape the meeting (Meilin then decides to stay among the Conquerors in fear of endangering her friends as Abeke and Shane sail away to Greenhaven). Shane had planned to escape with Meilin and Abeke to sneak into Greenhaven, but he hadn't known they'd actually kill Drina for the plan to work.
Drina bonded to Iskos in her sleep without the Nectar and became very ill. Shane came to visit her often, even with his small fear of Iskos. Frequently Drina would go through mood swings due to her sickness, even pinning Shane to a wall and holding a knife to his throat at one point. She calls her brother pathetic, whispering to herself that she'd make a much better heir to the throne.
Throughout the book, Shane has flashbacks of when he and Drina were small children. When little Shane was bit by a snake while playing in his mother's garden, Drina starts crying out of worry for him, and Shane asks his mother why his sister was crying. Her mother tells him that Drina was crying because she is his sister, and she worries for him.
Some time later, Drina was offered the Bile and accepted it, curing her bonding sickness. After she got better, she returned to her "normal" self.
In the third Book of Shane, Shane tracked down Yumaris because he was angry about Drina's death, and wanted revenge. Yumaris told him that the bonding sickness had made Drina a monster. She also reveals that Gerathon had planned to kill Shane the day of Drina's death, but Yumaris persuaded the serpent to kill Drina instead.
In the game
Lv. 40 BattleIn the game on the Spirit Animals website, when you reach the grand level 40, you have to fight Drina to get Halawir's talisman. The battle takes place in Greenhaven. Unlike other quests, you don't have to 'reach the passage'. Also unlike other quests, the battleground is much, much bigger. Purple lightning can be seen from the sky.
When you first start the quest, you have a vision. Ninani warns you about the battle; she tells you to show them the power of 'Ninani's Champion'. After that, the screen goes black and Drina appears and says that Zerif and Shane want her to kill you. You appear in Greenhaven and see Drina running away (while doing backflips) - instead of chasing you, she runs away from you and is faster than you by a lot. You chase her to the grassy battleground where Drina fires jets of poisoned arrows at you (those are slow and easy to dodge). After a while, Drina will 'backflip' onto a bridge and stand at the right end of it. You chase after her only to find Iskos appear on the left end of the bridge; Drina will glow purple like the 'Fox Frenzy' and be immune to ANY sort of attack you do. Together they make a barrier of purple webs on either side. Drina will keep firing poisoned arrows at you while red circles will flash on the bridge (warnings of Iskos's webs that appear seconds later) Don't get caught in the webs or they'll slow you down.
Keep firing arrows at Iskos (while avoiding Drina's arrows). Iskos has way less health than Drina and can be taken down with 6 shots. After Iskos drops dead (or does he?), all of Drina's skills will disappear. Drina will drop down exhausted saying "Arggh! Too much!". She will remain defenseless for 18 seconds. During that time, attack her as much as you can. Drina will then get up and run away from the bridge, up to the grassy part of the battleground again.
When you reach her, she has other ideas this time. She will stand there firing her usual poisoned arrows but flashing red circles will appear everywhere you step - the purple webs will appear everywhere (including the bridge) - the tip to this is to run around in big circles and don't step on anywhere that's red. If you get stuck, you and your spirit animal will be trapped in a ball of purple webs. You won't be able to move or do anything at all, and Drina will begin healing herself.
Drina will repeat all those attacks mentioned above until her health runs out. The player will automatically chase her to a dead end. Drina will say:
'You-you won. I can't believe it. Zerif will never forgive me. But this isn't the end Keeper, they have so many plans. You don't know the half of it. Nowhere is safe. Not even Greenhaven'.
She then backflips away. You meet Lenori and Olvan again and they tell you, you are the 'chosen one' by Ninani.
Lenori: Drina escaped. The girl is as crafty as her spirit animal.
Olvan: I can't believe she was bold enough to attack you in Greenhaven.
Lenori: But I'm curious, Keeper. How did you know she was coming? None of the guards heard anything until your battle.
You explain to Lenori and Olvan about the glowing swan from your dream, and the voice that called you 'Ninani's Champion'.
Lenori: I see. No, I'm not surprised. In the vision that brought us to you, a voice spoke to me and named you Keeper. Deep down, I knew. Ninani has chosen you! She watches over the Greencloaks, even now...
- Watch your back, Greencloak. There are scarier things than this running around.
- Here's some advice- give up before I get really mad.
- I guess you beat me to the punch.
- You know what? Stay out of my way.
- Hey, it's the newest Greencloak dupe.
- When all of Erdas has united under Stetriol's banner, the Greencloaks will be no more than a boring history lesson.
- I will not fail!
- Meet MY spirit animal.
- Iskos, go!
- For Stetriol.
- Arggh! Too much!
- You had your chance.
- Take THIS!
- "Stay AWAY!"
Drina is Shane's sister. When she was infected with the bonding sickness, Shane frequently came to visit where she was bedridden. Though Drina would sometimes lash out and unintentionally hurt her brother, Shane loves her, as she is family. In a flashback, Drina was even shown to cry out of worry when her brother was bit by a snake. In Rise and Fall, when Drina is killed by Iskos, Shane still went along with his 'good guy' plan, but was shown to actually be horrified by his sister's death.
Drina is Gar's neice. In Rise and Fall, when he told Drina to extend her arm so that Iskos could bite and kill her, he tells her that this was the only punishment "even for you"; which could have hinted that he cared for her, but not enough to save her from her punishment.
- She was mentioned by Abeke in the Spirit Animals forum.
- In the books, Drina is shown to have an apparent Bi-polar disorder (drastic mood swings). One minute, she is calm, teasing and generally happy, the next scared and has a foul mood. Adding her actions and dialogue form the game into this, it is even more so. It is probably caused by the bonding sickness.
- Drina's favorite color is pink.
- "Drina" is an English variant of Alexander, and means "Defender of Mankind".
- She makes the same movements while saying different words at the end of each Heroic Quest.