“I can't believe an airhead like you is serving under that calm and collected Lord Runan. Why do you want to know my name? If that was a pickup line, then I'm afraid I've heard far better.”
—Estelle, in a conversation with Arkis
Estelle (エステル Esteru, alternately translated as Esther in some fan translations) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the daughter of Count Merlon of Verge and the adopted sister of Raffin. Wishing to be helpful to her father, she became a knight, despite his disapproval.
Estelle is first seen when she is claiming that Raffin has feelings for Sasha in order to tease him. She is quickly called out for this and reminded that she should be training rather than gossiping. When Raffin tells her that he cannot always be there to protect her because he will eventually return to his homeland of Barge, she responds by informing him that she has never once asked for his protection. When Runan arrives in Verge to receive aid from Merlon, she and Raffin agree to help by joining his army.
In Map 2, she is approached by Arkis, who makes an offer to be her bodyguard, which she refuses to accept. Once he asks for her name, she realizes that he is flirting with her and tells him that she has heard far better pickup lines. Upon learning that he honors all of his fallen comrades by remembering their names, she reacts with shock, which makes him think that she is scared. Thinking that his remembrance of his comrades' names is honorable, she reveals her name to Arkis, but tells him that she will not ask him to remember it.
After Map 7, Estelle informs Arkis that she has heard about his fiancée, whom she thinks that he should see as a lady rather than as a child. In the following scene, she is approached by Raffin, who questions her decision to join Runan's army. Once Raffin points out that she seems to be rebelling against him at every opportunity, she quickly becomes upset and accuses him of not caring about her because she is not from his homeland. At the end of Map 10, Estelle approaches Arkis at the banquet and asks him if he has seen Raffin, whom she cannot find him anywhere. Once he says that she will not catch Raffin as long as she acts like a child, they get into a heated argument in which he accuses her of being too pampered to see how the real world works. After Arkis attempts to grab her, she realizes that he is drunk and runs away.
If Raffin accepted the Dragon Flute from Sharon, he and Estelle will part ways, as he decides to return to Barge with Sharon. Once she reunites with Merlon, she is reminded that she is now his only successor and thus has more responsibilities. However, if Raffin refuses to accept the flute, he and Estelle will return to Verge together.
Pampered as a result of her noble upbringing, Estelle harbors a tendency to lash out at others, even over the most trivial matters. She is deeply upset by the possibility of Raffin leaving her behind for Barge and accuses him of not caring about her. She is unaware of her inexperience on the battlefield, but nonetheless refuses to have a bodyguard. Although Estelle is usually serious and rather harsh, she can be playful, as seen when she teases Raffin.
Automatically from the start of Map 2.
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While Estelle has poor base stats, she has decent growth rates and a collection of powerful skills to learn. All of this combined with a solid promotion with decent stat gains makes her a viable unit. However, she can turn out to be underpowered due to her rather low weapon level, which can force her to use the inaccurate and weak Slim Lance and Slim Sword. Because of this and her lack of Elite at lower levels, she has slightly questionable value. However, she has the potential to become quite good, so use it at your own risk.
—Estelle's death quote
“True sister, you say? Ha, only on the outside! Your heart is left waiting in Barge. You're going to forget all about Verge or me once you return to your precious homeland. Stop acting like you care, because you know you don't!”
—Estelle, in a conversation with Raffin