A Symbologist, also known as a Runologist or Heraldic Wizard/Witch is one who has mastered the use of Symbology (known as Runology on the planet Elicoor II) and is specially proficient with it. It is natural that no Symbologist masters all of the areas of symbology, and thus, through training, each symbologist finds their area of expertise, which are usually divided into the elements of offensive symbols or healing symbols. Some symbologists are also able to use both healing and offensive symbols, but it is rare to see one that masters both fields at the same time.
- One who has mastered the special technology of symbology.
- One who serves the Sacred Kingdom of Aquaria by utilizing a technique known as runology. Since only a very small number of people are initiated into the art of runology, the ability to use these techniques alone marks a person as an important individual. Although some runologists do not serve Aquaria, these few exceptions to the rule are almost all people who have absconded from the kingdom themselves, students of teachers who have done so, or retirees.
Symbology is a very common sight on Roak, and thus, a total of four symbologists are available to use:
- Millie Chliette, a Fellpool who specializes in healing and supportive symbols.
- Ronyx J. Kenny, an Earthling who learned about symbology upon reaching Roak and specializes in Dark, Fire, Earth, and Thunder elemental symbology.
- Ioshua Jerand, a Featherfolk who specializes in Earth, Water, Wind and Light elemental symbols, but can also use healing symbology.
- Erys Jerand, a Featherfolk who has the widest array of spells of any character, and specializes in Light and Fire elemental symbols, as well as supportive and healing symbols.
Although the population of Expel is familiar with symbology, its population has no knowledge of any healing symbols. Only Nedian characters can use healing symbology since Nede has had a deep connection with symbology for millenia. Four symbologists are again available; they are:
- Rena Lanford, a Nedian who is an expert in healing symbology.
- Celine Jules, an Expellian who specializes in Fire, Thunder and Light elemental symbols.
- Leon D.S. Gehste, a Fellpool who uses mainly Water and Dark elemental symbols.
- Noel Chandler, a Nedian who is proficient in both Earth and Wind elemental symbology, as well as healing symbols.
The cast of Star Ocean: The Second Story returns in Blue Sphere, fulfilling the same symbological roles.
Symbology has spread throughout the entire galaxy as of S.D. 772, and thus, most characters are able to use it. The main difference between potential casters is the proficiency to use it, as the INT stat differs vastly between characters.
- Fayt Leingod, an Earthling who gains the ability to use attack symbology. He also has the genetic symbol for Destruction.
- Sophia Esteed, an Earthling who learns almost all forms symbology learned druring her travels, but is most proficient in healing symbology. She also has the genetic symbol for Connection.
- Maria Traydor, an Earthling who specializes in support symbology. She also has the genetic symbol for Alteration.
- Nel Zelpher, an Elicoorian who learns both basic and upper level symbology.
- Adray Lasbard, an Elicoorian who is a master of symbology, and uses a vast array of symbols.
- Edge Maverick, an Earthling who learned the ways of symbology on his travels and uses a small variety of symbols including light-elemental, supportive and healing symbols.
- Faize Sheifa Beleth, an Eldarian who specializes in earth elemental symbols and also uses ice and dark elemental offensive symbols.
- Lymle Lemuri Phi, a Lemurisian who is an expert in fire elemental symbology, but uses basic healing symbols as well as symbols of other elements.
- Myuria Tionysus, a Morphus who specializes in thunder and dark elemental symbols but also uses water and intermediate level healing symbology.
- Arumat P. Thanatos, an Eldarian who uses mainly earth and fire elemental symbols.
- Sarah Jerand, a Featherfolk who specializes in advanced healing and supportive symbols, but also is able to use light, thunder, and wind elemental offensive symbology.
- Miki Sauvester, a Faykreedian who specializes in restorative, fire, earth, and light elemental signets.
- Fiore Brunelli, a Faykreedian who specializes in restorative, ice, wind, and dark elemental signets.
- Relia, a Faykreedian who specializes in support signets.
- Feria, a Faykreedian who specializes in support signets.