“I can never forgive Gerxel... They took my grandfather, and now my beloved brother... Lady Maeve, I... I've chosen not to hide any more! I will find my brother and fight against Gerxel!”
—Meriah, in a conversation with Enteh
Meriah (メリエル Merieru) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the younger sister of Rishel and the daughter of Naris and Rose, as well as a cousin of Renee, Sasha, Holmes, Verna, Mahter, Frau, and Enteh. A mage specializing in light magic, she is the only character who is capable of wielding ☆Starlight and ☆Aura Rain.
Unlike Rishel, Meriah never knew about the crimes that their father committed against Reeve. Some time before the game's events, she lived in the Church of Blood with Renee. One day, she decided to leave in order to search for Rishel, whom she had lost contact with two years before. Before leaving, Meriah left a letter, telling Renee not to worry about her.
Meriah is first seen residing in the house of an elderly woman at Marl Harbor. During this time, she discovers that there is a battle between the Leda Alliance Army and Istoria in the area. Although she is advised to stay put, she leaves to join the fight. Soon, she encounters Enteh, who recruits her into Runan's army. If Maruju is sent with Runan after the first route split, she will quarrel with him over their magical abilities.
During the second intermission, she reunites with Rishel. If both of them are sent with Runan after the second route split, she will receive ☆Aura Rain from him. In the ending, she becomes the head of the Temple of Water. Feeling lonely without Rishel at her side, she asks him if she can visit him occasionally, which he agrees to as long as she brings Enteh along with her.
Automatically from the start of Map 9.
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Meriah is the second mage who is recruited by the player. Unlike Maruju, she specializes in the light and fire magic and has exclusive access to two personal tomes, ☆Starlight and ☆Aura Rain. With ☆Starlight, she can inflict heavy damage on enemies and easily dodge their attacks. ☆Aura Rain grants Meriah the ability to attack every enemy on the map, which can only be duplicated by Sierra using Earthquake. Her magic and agility are both quite high and therefore she will have good offense. Meriah also receives decent support bonuses from Enteh, Rishel, Maruju, and Renee. Because of this, she is recommended to use, although she is not quite as good as Rishel and Sierra.