“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) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a cleric in training and the younger sister of Ezekiel. While Ezekiel serves in the army, she is placed in the care of his wife, Elette. She is blind and hates getting pitied for it. She is also rather naive, as she does not understand the purpose of soldiers.
Leteena is introduced when she accidentally bumps into Kreiss and Arkis while shopping in Verge. Initially, she is cold towards Kreiss because she thinks that he pities her. During his next visit, she refuses to speak to him directly. When Kreiss visits for the third time, Leteena still refuses to talk to him. After he leaves, she discovers that he brought her flowers and an Amulet as gifts, and at this moment, she realizes that he is not acting out of pity. Upon seeing the flowers, she mentions that she can imagine Kreiss picking them for her in many different enviroments. She also admits 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.
During the third intermission, Leteena draws Kreiss's attention to the stars and tells him that she can imagine the light shining on her. At this moment, she asks Kreiss to abandon Runan's army with her because she does not wish for him to suffer the same fate as Marco. If he refuses, she will leave alone. If he agrees and Ezekiel is not present, they will leave together. However, if Ezekiel is present and Kreiss agrees, she will be convinced by her brother to stay.
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 exclusive ☆Silence Staff, and while it is not as good as some of the other personal staves, it still has its uses. Unless you have Ezekiel on your team at the beginning of the final route split, she will leave your team 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.