“My mother once told me that Lady Liza used to be the finest Pegasus Knight in Salia when she was young. She took part in the Leda Liberation Wars and fought just as well as the men. That was when she met King Loffaru. She was also friends with Lord Glamdr and Admiral Vals... You have her blood, Sasha, so I'm sure you could be a Pegasus Knight. I'll ask my mother for the Pegasus Flute when I go back to Salia. We could soar through the skies together some day. Then we could get Verna and Frau, and see who can fly the fastest.”
—Mahter, in a conversation with Sasha
Mahter (マーテル Māteru, alternately translated as Martel in some fan translations) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a pegasus knight in service to the Kingdom of Salia. She is the second of the three daughters of Clarice and Roberto, as she is younger than Verna and older than Frau, whom she is very strict towards. She is also a niece of Maria and Lionheart, making her a cousin of Sasha, Holmes, Katri, Plum, Meriah, Rishel, and Renee. Her pegasus steed is named Ivis.
At the beginning of the game, Mahter is residing in the Temple of Mars. Eventually, she is sent on a mission by Eisenbaha to bring Enteh back to the temple. However, she discovers that Enteh is traveling with Runan and joins his army to fulfill her orders. Around this time, she meets Sasha and tutors her on the topic of pegasus knights. Later in the game, she can reunite with Frau and recruit her to Holmes's group after clearing up a misunderstanding about his intentions.
In the epilogue, Mahter is offered to join Rishel in rebuilding the Temple of Fire. She immediately assumes that he is trying to make her into a substitute for Enteh, who does not return his feelings. Once Clarice calls her out for being rude, Mahter accepts the offer and agrees to become a cleric, but says that she does not necessarily requite Rishel's love for her.
Like Verna, Mahter becomes angry when Frau is in danger, although she is more harsh. She supports Rishel's succession of the Fire Priesthood, knowing that their other relatives are incapable of it. Rishel claims that she is unreliable and pushes all responsibilities onto him. She is particularly kind towards Katri and addresses her with formality. She is also concerned about Katri's safety and gives the mission of protecting her to Frau. This might be because she is aware of Katri's true identity as the princess of Salia.
Automatically from the start of Map 4.
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Dragon Flute||Dragon Knight|
Mahter is best described as a solid fighter with great flight utility. While her combat ability is not amazing, she does learn a few powerful skills, and she competes very well with the other Pegasus Knights. Although Sasha will most likely surpass her in power due to having multiple promotions, Mahter has a major advantage in that she comes with decent base stats and a mount. However, she requires one of the very rare Dragon Flutes to promote, so in order to upgrade her to a Dragon Knight, the player will most likely have to forgo training either Sasha or Frau to their maximum potential. She can also support with many characters, including her sister and Sasha, whose rivaling movement makes it easier for her to receive support bonuses from them.