“Ah...A-Are you the good sir Runan? P-Please! Don't kill me! I had nothing but our kingdom's well-being in mind. I only played the role of a villain to unite our people under a single ideal! We cannot confront the Empire if our countrymen are divided!”
—Codha, lying to Runan about his intentions
Codha (コッダ Kodda) is an antagonist from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the chancellor of Wellt and a duke hailing from a very powerful noble family. He is a corrupt man who schemes to seize control of Wellt. Early in the game, he holds Queen Liza as a hostage in her private quarters, but keeps this as a secret to prevent the other nobles from siding with Runan against him.
It is mentioned that he wastefully spends the royal treasury funds and places harsh taxes on his people. He also takes their women as his own, executes everyone who opposes him, and tells lies very frequently. To ensure his army's loyalty to him, he takes their families as hostages.
After the liberation of Wellt, Codha is imprisoned by Duke Merlon of Verge to await the judgment of the missing King Loffaru. Merlon states that it is almost guaranteed that Codha will be sentenced to death for treason.
It should be noted that Codha is never fought by the player. After Map 7, he is never seen or mentioned again in the game, even once Loffaru returns to Wellt.