“In the year 547, Sage Morse came to the island and claimed the tower as his own. None of the Reevan soldiers dared touch him, and eventually he and his clerics interfered so much with regular operations that the military ended up abandoning the place. Ever since then, it was Morse's own temple.”
—Law talking about Morse
Morse (モース Mōsu) is a background character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the legendary Archsage known as the White Master. He was also one of Miradona's four companions who came with her to Lieberia.
Morse is a member of an ancient race of humans called the Ar-Cana (アル・カナ Aru Kana in Japanese) who gained immortality from contact with emiyu from the earliest stages of their civilization. After the extinction of the emiyu race, Morse and three others followed Miradona to the continent of Lieberia and assisted in sending her into a deep sleep, later hiding themselves in the Arcana Desert in Reeve.
Many years later, Morse was distressed by seeing the plight of the oppressed Zoan people and aided those prisoners who were being kept at a faraway tower on Yr, which later became known as the Tower of Morse. At some point, he also instructed the Four Sages (Mios, Octavas, Ezenbah, and Gwenchaos) in magic.
During the game's events, Morse is supposedly traveling to another world and has stationed a disciple named Meeme at the Tower of Morse to protect the altar on the highest floor. He also takes on the form of Father Law to inform Holmes about the true history of Lieberia, including the secrets of the deities.
- Morse is likely based on Gotoh from the Fire Emblem Series.
- According to Shouzou Kaga, the race of immortals to which Morse belongs is loosely modeled on the elves from the Lord of the Rings.