“I kept thinking for a long time. Why does a person as kind as you, Kreiss, have to kill people? Is it because you're a soldier? If you leave the army, you won't end up being killed like Marco!”
—Leteena, in a conversation with Kreiss
Leteena (レティーナ Retīna, translated as Letena in some fan translations) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a cleric in training and the younger sister of Ezekiel. She is blind and hates getting pitied for it. While her brother serves in the army, she is placed in the care of his wife, Elette.
Leteena is introduced when she accidentally bumps into Kreiss and Arkis while shopping in Verge. At first, she is cold towards Kreiss because she thinks that he pities her. During his visits to Verge, she refuses to speak to him directly. After he leaves flowers and an Amulet for her, she realizes that she is not acting out of pity. Upon seeing the flowers, she states that she can imagine Kreiss picking them for her in many different environments. She also admits to Elette that she is in love with Kreiss and hopes that he forgives her for avoiding him.
Prior to his next visit, Leteena leaves Verge alone to search for Kreiss. During her travels, she falls unconscious in a desert. She is found by Marco, who brings her to a nearby village and takes care of her for a short while. If Kreiss defeats Marco and then visits the house in which she is residing, Leteena will join Runan's army.
Later in the game, Leteena asks Kreiss to abandon the army with her because she does not wish for him to die like Marco. If he refuses, she will leave alone. If he agrees while Ezekiel is not currently in the army, the two of them will leave together. However, if Ezekiel is present and Kreiss agrees, she will be convinced by her brother to stay.
Leteena is a mostly kind and polite individual, although she is cold to those who pity her for being blind. She is also rather naive and seems to be unaware of the purpose of soldiers, simply seeing them as people who slay each other in wars.
If the player fulfilled all the criteria of the Leteena Event, visit the bottom left village in Map 25 and she will join instead of Rebecca. To keep her and Kreiss in the army, Ezekiel must also be recruited and alive during the third intermission.
Leteena is very difficult to recruit and joins later in the game. She possesses some of the best stats among the healers, as her magic is the highest and she will level up quickly with Elite. Her luck and weapon level are also high and she has decent agility. She comes with the unique ☆Silence Staff, and while it is not as good as some of the other personal staves, it still has its uses. Unless Ezekiel is recruited and alive at the beginning of the last route split, she will leave with or without Kreiss depending on the player's choice. If you are able to recruit and keep her, she is recommended to use, despite her low joining level. Due to the very complicated requirements for permanently recruiting her, the player may choose to recruit Rebecca instead, who offers similar skills and stats.