She lives with her kid sister Pearle in an apartment next-door to The Noble Canteen bar. Her chosen field is an ideal occupation for the desert dwelling Gerudo as Gerudo Desert is full of mysterious ruins. However due to Vah Naboris, she has been unable to do much field research and has been focusing on decoding old books containing information she hopes will help her make her big break into the field of archeology. If Link manages to complete "The Eye of the Sandstorm" and complete the Dako Tah Shrine causing the perpetual sandstorm concealing it she will comment to herself on the Shrine. She tries to teach her sister about her discoveries and research though Pearle often spaces out causing her to force Link to listen to her recent discovery concerning the Seven Heroines' temple the East Gerudo Ruins if "she" (as Rotana believes Link to be a Hylian "vai") refuses though her knowledge proves useful to Link.
Rotana is a Gerudo with short red hair and who wears ornate reading glasses with golden frames.