“Yes. It happened 11 years ago, in Arsos village. I, with my father, was in a village nearby, curing sick villagers. Attrom was five years old, I think, but had been left alone in the inn. According to the inn’s owner, a dancer-looking girl had brought and left him here. Attrom was gravely ill, and he was trembling because of a high fever. Father left Arsos village, saying that there were many sick people waiting, but I couldn’t bear leaving him and stayed in the village. I cared for him for a month and eventually he got better. I brought him back to Blood's church, but Attrom did not remember anything regarding the time before he fell ill. After that, for about 11 years, Attrom and I lived together as brother and sister.”
—Renee, revealing her backstory with Attrom to Holmes
Renee (レネ Rene) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the priestess of the Church of Blood and the daughter of Andre. She is the cousin of Holmes, Sasha, Rishel, Meriah, Verna, Mahter, and Frau and the niece of Liza, Clarice, and Rose. She is one of the granddaughters of Octavas. She is also the only character who is capable of using the ☆Warp Staff.
Known for her incredible magical powers, Renee is highly respected by the citizens of Blood, who view her as a goddess. She was originally supposed to become a mage, but did not go through with it because she could not bear to hurt another person. Eleven years prior to the game's events, she found an ill five-year-old Attrom and spent one month nursing him back to health. Afterwards, she brought him to her church and took him in as her younger brother.
Some time after Meriah left Blood to search for the missing Rishel, Renee became worried and began looking for her. During her search, she was captured by Maerhen and his pirates. When Attrom finds her, she tries to convince him not to worry about her because she thinks that his attempts to rescue her will result in his death. During the battle between the Sea Lion Pirates and the Isla Pirates in Map 13, Maerhen decides to use Renee as a hostage in an attempt to force Holmes to surrender, but this proves to be unsuccessful. Around this time, Krisheenu betrays Maerhen and tells Renee to flee. Immediately, Maerhen orders his men to catch Renee, but they push her overboard instead, which results in Attrom becoming very upset.
While Renee is believed to have died, she is actually found alive by Bismark. When she regains consciousness, she meets Shion, who informs her that his army found her in the sea and has cared for her. Once Renee states that she wishes to give her thanks to Bismark, Shion reveals that she cannot do that because he has been slain in a battle. When Holmes arrives in Granada to liberate it from the Zoa Empire, she agrees to aid Shion and his army. During the battle, Renee encounters Attrom, who is relieved to know that she is alive and recruits her into Holmes's army. During the third intermission, she reunites with Lionheart, whose concern for her surprises her. When he apologizes for being cold to her in the past and confesses his love for her, she becomes his lover.
In the epilogue, Renee returns to Salia with Lionheart. When Holmes suggests that she and Lionheart should have children to repopulate Selba's noble family, she responds by saying that they are not ready to do that yet.
Renee is a selfless and kindhearted woman who never appears to show any kind of dislike towards others, as seen by her passivity towards her status as Maerhen's captive. She addresses Lionheart with formality, as seen by how she always refers to him with honorifics. It is stated that she has always looked after Attrom, which is a part of the reason as to why he is so upset by his failures to save her from Maerhen. She is also very humble and claims that all of her magical power comes solely from her staves.
She appears as an enemy unit in Map 29. To recruit her, have Attrom speak to her.
Renee has very good stats for a healer, with her magic, weapon level, and agility all being quite excellent. She will be a very effective healer, especially due to her superior movement compared to others in similar classes. Her Frontier Fighter skill increases her movement to six on maps with that type of terrain, which causes her to be more mobile than every other healer except Mel. The ☆Warp Staff gives Renee immense utility, allowing the player to clear chapters very quickly, and the ☆Anti-Evil Staff destroys a number of monsters equal to Renee's current magic stat. While it is wasteful to abuse these staves because of the reduced experience for the other characters, they can make some levels much easier and greatly help when playable units are in mortal danger.
- Unused dialogue reveals that in earlier drafts of the script, Renee was named Resfinne (レスフィーヌ Resfinne).