“GWAHAHAHAHA... WITH YOU MEAGER POWER... YOU FACE A GOD! PATHETIC INSECTS... BEAR WITNESS TO TRUE POWER! COME FORTH, MY RAIN OF DARKNESS! CONSIGN ALL TO OBLIVION! RUUUAAAAGGGHH!”
—Gerxel, on turn 20 of the final chapter
Gerxel (ガーゼル Gāzeru) refers to two related persons, one of whom is the final boss of TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. Both were recognized and worshiped by the people of Zoa as the same entity. Pontiff Gwenchaos of the Gerxel Church schemes to resurrect the second Gerxel through a ritual that requires the four shamans—Enteh, Katri, Tia, and Neyfa—as sacrifices.
The name Gerxel was first applied to the emiyu Miradona by her four servants in an attempt to keep humans from disturbing her. They warned the native Zoans of Lieberia to stay away from her home in Mt. Cielo, lest they incur the wrath of the terrible god that supposedly dwelt within. As a result of this, the Zoans began to worship Miradona as the war-god Gerxel, eventually coming to believe that they were a chosen people who had curried their god's favor and protection.
The second person referred to as Gerxel was originally a Zoan chieftan named Kalbazan (カルバザン Karubazan) who waged war against the settlers of the Republic of Reeve who hailed from the continent of Jugd. Though the Zoans believed they had their god Gerxel's protection, they were slaughtered by Reeve's Consul Denoas. In an attempt to beg Gerxel personally for help, Kalbazan dared to enter the temple at Mt. Cielo. After making it past her guardians, he found Miradona asleep in the form of a gigantic white dragon. Believing her to be the god Gerxel, he drank her blood and gained the power to transform into a powerful dragon. Thereafter, he claimed to his fellow Zoans that he was Gerxel himself, and he formed the Zoa Empire and attempted to conquer all of Lieberia. He had many female slaves sacrificed at Mt. Cielo, one of whom — Utna — was rescued by Miradona and given the same powers as Kalbazan. Kalbazan was eventually slain at the hands of the hero Carluon with Utna's assistance.
In the final chapter of the game, Gwenchaos performs a ritual at Mt. Cielo that resurrects Kalbazan into his own body by spilling the blood of Utna's descendants Enteh, Katri, Neyfa, and Tia; all the shamans but Tia are killed in the process. However, he is slain by a combined attack from Runan, Holmes, Sennet, and Tia before he could regain his full power and destroy Lieberia with his Black Rain. After his defeat, Gwenchaos dies, and Miradona herself seals Kalbazan's spirit away for good.
The truth behind the identity of both Gerxels was known to the White Sage Morse, who had been one of Miradona's four servants. In the Full Ending of Utna Heroes Saga (unlocked by having all recruited characters survive), Morse passes this knowledge along to Holmes.
In Lazberia, the goddess of the same name was the patron deity of the Lazberian Empire. Over time, the faith became corrupted; after the collapse of the Lazberian Empire, the Raze Empire formed hundreds of years later and worshiped the sky god Raze (天空神、ラーズ Heavenly God Lars), one half of Lazberia. The teachings and practices of the faith of Raze were very similar to the the cult of Gerxel. As such, the faith of Raze can be considered a corrupted form of Gerxel's cult: specifically those that worshiped Kalbazan, while the faith of Lazberia can be considered the corrupted form of the faith of Miradona.
- While it is not shown in the game, it is implied that Gerxel has the power to shift between human and dragon forms like the other Emiyu-blooded characters.
- The unused class, Naga Dragon, looks very similar to Gerxel's Dark Dragon class except it is white. This may be related to Miradona being the source of his power.
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