“No way! I can fight too, you know! I've been training hard every day with Grandfather in swordsmanship and riding! Here, I'll show you! I challenge you to a duel right now! Just try and beat me!”
—Rina, in a conversation with Kreiss
Rina (リィナ Ryina, fan translated as Lina) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the thirteen-year-old younger sister of Kreiss, and the arranged fiancée of Arkis. She aspires to become a fine knight and trains every day in both swordsmanship and horseback riding. Due to her young age, she is often viewed as a child by others, especially Arkis.
When Kreiss and Arkis departed from Razelia with Runan, Rina decided to stay behind. Her introduction changes depending on which version of Map 26 that the player goes to. In the first version of the chapter, she learns about Runan's return to Razelia and decides that she wants to aid him. However, she is stopped by Arkis's uncle, who insists that she is not ready for battle. If either Kreiss or Arkis visit her house, she enlists in Runan's army, which the uncle accepts.
In the second version, she and Arkis are caught by Rentzenheimer during their escape from Razelia. Rina is taken as a hostage by Rentzenheimer to force Arkis to betray Razelia. After she is rescued by Runan's army, she can identify Arkis among the dark soldiers and re-recruit him. When Eugen summons Arkis to receive the punishment of a traitor at the end of the chapter, Rina defends him by revealing that he only betrayed Runan to protect her.
In the ending, Rina returns to Razelia and lives with Arkis's uncle. If the player went to Map 26A, she is rejected by Arkis, causing her to become very upset. If Map 26B was visited instead, she waits for Arkis to come home to her.
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Rina joins rather late into the game and comes at a very low level, which is somewhat helped by her Elite skill. While her growths are good overall, they are unfitting for her class. With her low HP, Strength, and Defense, as well as low starting Weapon Level, it is difficult to make her into an effective fighter and therefore she is mostly outclassed by the other horseback units. However, her high Magic makes her good at fighting mages, and her massive Luck will help her avoid normal attacks and critical hits. Like Rennie, she has the highest Movement growth in the game, potentially making her the most mobile unit available to players.
“Arkis, I... I'm sorry...”
—Rina's death quote on Runan's route
“I only wanted to become... a good knight...”
—Rina's death quote on Holmes's route