“We are the Four Sages of Lieberia, the finest students of the White Master Morse. Mios, the Sage of Light and Octavas, the Sage of Fire, have already succumbed to my spells of darkness. You are the only one left, Eisenbaha, Sage of Wind. Do you still doubt my power now?”
—Gwenchaos to Eisenbaha
Gwenchaos (グエンカオス Guenkaosu) is the main antagonist of TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He was once the Sage of Earth, one of the four Four Sages, but he was cast out after he betrayed the others and unsealed the forbidden ★Zahhak spell. He is the leader of the Gerxel Church and seeks to revive the Dark Dragon Gerxel.
Until forty years prior to the storyline, Gwenchaos was a priest of the Temple of Earth and the husband of Teeta, the youngest daughter of the king of Leda. Upon discovering the holy markings of Kranion on Teeta's body, the king ordered his court priest to forcibly transform her into Kranion so that she could be used as a weapon in the long-lasting war between Leda and Salia. However, Teeta was unable to return to her human form and was driven insane as a result, incapable of determining friend from foe. Soon, she was banished to the remote mountains, where Gwenchaos watched over her and observed as many men were sent to slay her. Witnessing the brutality of the men hunting Teeta caused him to gradually lose his faith in humanity. Gwenchaos began his mission to revive Gerxel in order to destroy humanity and be reunited with his wife in death.
Gwenchaos eventually succeeds in gathering the four shamans (Enteh, Katri, Neyfa, and Tia) required for the resurrection ritual of Gerxel and begins to sacrifice them one by one. During the final segment of the ritual, he notices Tia's resemblance to Teeta and decides that he will allow her to live for a while longer if she becomes a replacement for his lost wife. Immediately afterwards, he is betrayed by Richard, whom he challenges him to a fight and fatally wounds. Angered by the deaths of Richard and the other shamans, Tia fights Gwenchaos and manages to wound him, which causes him to call for power and transform into Gerxel. After Gerxel's death at the hands of Runan, Holmes, Sennet and Tia, Gwenchaos's and Teeta's souls are freed by Miradona, allowing them to ascend to the afterlife.