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“First of all I have to return to Mars Temple. I need to apologize to Sylpheeze. If she won’t forgive me for not returning earlier, then so be it.”
—Alfred, in a conversation with Mel and Alicia
Alfred (アフリード Afurīdo) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the long-lost father of Mel and Maruju, the husband of Sylpheeze, and the son-in-law of Eisenbaha. He is also a powerful mage who is known as the Flash of Leda and one of the Twelve Heroes who fought in the Leda Liberation War. He hails from a family of mages from the Temple of Earth who despise Gwenchaos.
Years before the game's events, Alfred entered a battle against Kranion in which he was believed to have died. This story is often told by wandering minstrels across Lieberia. In truth, he actually survived the battle and was later found wounded by a mage named Nina. Nina brought him to her home to care for him. At this time, Alfred met her daughter, Alicia, whom he became a father figure towards. Over the course of the next thirteen years, he recovered from his severe wounds that had left him bedridden for a decade.
During this time with Nina and Alicia, Alfred kept his true identity as a secret. After Nina's death, which caused him and Alicia to separate, he joined the Leda Alliance Army and began to assist Prince Richard of Marl in his war against Istoria. He first appears when Richard is preparing to attack the Istorian army led by Prince Ronald to retake Marl Castle. During Map 21, he comes to the aid of Holmes alongside the Leda Alliance Army and the Arial Mercenaries. If Alicia speaks to him during this chapter, he will give ☆Sylpheed to her.
During the final chapter, Alfred uses his magic to break the barrier surrounding the altar of Gerxel and teleports Richard there so that he can rescue Tia. After Richard is killed by Gwenchaos, Alfred joins the battle and helps Runan, Holmes, Sennet, and Tia in their fight against Gerxel and Gwenchaos's followers.
In the ending, Alfred reunites with Mel, who asks him for the reason as to why he was not there for her. He tells her that he cannot explain it yet and returns to the Temple of Mars to reunite with Sylpheeze, who forgives him for having disappeared for many years.
Alfred joins in the final chapter and therefore is not present for very long. His stats are decent, but the player's trained Mages who have promoted into Sages will likely be better. He is the only playable character other than Sierra who has the Warp skill, which will make him useful. He comes with a Door Day, which is required in order to proceed through the chapter (although Sierra can be used to assist with this instead).