“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 claims that Raffin has feelings for Sasha to tease him. She is quickly called out and reminded that she should using her time to train. When Runan come to Verge to receive aid from Merlon, Estelle and Raffin decide to help by joining his army.
Early in the game, Estelle meets Arkis and quickly realizes that he is flirting with her. Once she learns that he honors his fallen comrades by remembering their names, she gives out her name, but tells him that she does not ask for him to remember it.
If Raffin accepted the Dragon Flute from Sharon, he and Estelle will part ways, as he decides to return to Barge with Sharon. When 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 trivial matters. She fears that Raffin will leave her behind for Barge without a second thought and accuses him of not caring about her. She is aware of her inexperience on the battlefield, but refuses to have a bodyguard. Despite usually being serious and harsh, she can be playful at times. Estelle thinks that Rina is old enough to be a lady and tells Arkis that he should see her as one rather than a child.
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