“Count Merlon is the lord of Verge, to the east, and is one my father's closest allegiants. His age prevented him from participating in the Balt War, but he is a loyal and honorable man liked by all of our people. My father asked Count Merlon to take the role of chancellor, but he refused, insisting that he was not worthy of such a title. He still resides in Fort Verge.”
—Sasha, telling Runan about Merlon
Merlon (マーロン Māron) is a non-playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the count of Verge and the father of Estelle. Five years prior to the game's events, he adopted Raffin as his son. He is an intelligent and honorable man who cares deeply for the people of Wellt. Despite being unable to participate in the Balt War because of his old age, he is loyal to King Loffaru.
Initially, he doubts Runan's heroism because of his young age and says that others are simply imagining him as Lord Glamdr of Razelia. Eventually, he makes an alliance with Runan to liberate Wellt from Duke Codha, whom he has always sided against.
If Raffin refuses to accept the Dragon Flute from Sharon, Merlon will be surprised by his return to Verge, thinking that Raffin would return to his homeland of Barge instead. However, if Raffin accepts the flute, only Estelle will return to Merlon, and he will soon remind her that she is now his only successor and thus has more responsibilities.