“So... You're the Liberation Army? I'm Raquel, a hunter. My skill with the bow? Some people say I'm the best in the village, but I'd have to disagree. You came from Verge, right? Then do you know my brother? His name is Ruka. He left the village some time ago saying that he was going to avenge our parents. I can't, though. I don't mind hunting animals, but warfare isn't for me. I am a good cook, though. Here, have something to eat.”
—Raquel, when a character other than Ruka or Sasha visits her house
Raquel (ラケル Rakeru) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a hunter who lives in a small village north of the Gram Forest. Her unparalleled skill with the bow has earned her the title of the Child of Bridget. She dislikes warfare and has vowed to never kill another human being. She is the older sister of Ruka and an excellent cook who agrees to pass her skill in this area to Sasha.
Raquel is special in the sense that she is the only combat unit who is unable to defeat any human enemies, due to her vow. However, this can be countered in a special event. Ruka must be recruited from Verge before Map 2 and visit Raquel's house in Map 4 before Sasha does. If both Raquel and Ruka are sent with Runan after the second route split and fielded in Map 26A, there will be two options at the end of the chapter. If the player chooses the second one, she will witness Ruka's death at the hands of an enemy soldier and break her vow, making her able to kill enemies from this point on.
One day, her village was attacked by bandits who had come to claim the resident women as their own. After most of the men were killed in their attempt to stop the bandits, Raquel appeared from the woods and single-handedly fought all of them by herself, saving Ruka's life in the process. Instead of killing them like most other people would, she simply wounded them by shooting their legs. It was at this time that Ruka and the villagers first noted her resemblance to the goddess Bridget from the legends.
Raquel is first seen residing in her small vilage. If Ruka visits her house, she will ask for his reasons for wanting to become a knight of Wellt. She will also give him food and his favorite bow before he leaves. If she is visited by Sasha, she will agree to join Runan's army under the agreement that she does not have to kill any enemies.
If both she and Ruka are sent with Runan alongside Roger and Mel after the first route split, Raquel will speak to her brother after Map 10. In this scene, he notices that she is watching Roger, whom she is hinted to have a crush on. When Ruka complains about the food at the banquet and mentions that he prefers hers, she scolds him because she thinks that he is being rude. During the third intermission, she is noticed by Roger, who asks her for the reason as to why she never told him that she had joined the army. Raquel quickly becomes nervous and responds by telling Roger that they did not have anything to discuss. Once Mel approaches them, Raquel quickly excuses herself.
In the ending, Raquel asks Sasha to occasionally visit her village and cook with her.
Have Sasha visit the top left village in Map 4.
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Raquel is an interesting unit, being a high-leved archer with decent growths and bases. She is unique in the sense that she cannot kill any human enemies, unless a certain event that requires recruiting Ruka and then killing him off is triggered in Map 26A. Although this loss can be countered by resurrecting Ruka at the Tower of Morse, there is an opportunity cost associated that involves giving up the change to recruit superior units. While she cannot kill normally, she has the Elite skill, which helps her keep up with the rest of the team in levels. Compared to Ruka and Rennie, Raquel does not have stats to rival them except in luck. She is helpful for softening up enemies in the early and middle sections of the game, which makes training certain units like Sasha much easier. However, she can kill monsters, and using her is recommended if you need more fighters, although she will most likely never be amazing.
Raquel is the Spanish and Portuguese form of "Rachel", a Hebrew name meaning "ewe". In the book of Genesis, Rachel was one of the wives of Jacob, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.