“Eight years ago, Sage Mios returned to the kingdom and released the princess from the temple. Back then I didn’t know about any of that. When I saw Maeve for the first time, she was so weak that she couldn’t walk, even though she was already ten years old. It was so painful to watch. I was still a child at that time, but my body trembled with the weight of my father’s crime. However I couldn’t do anything, other than cry. I embraced her and we cried together...”
—Rishel, in a conversation with Mahter
Rishel (リシュエル Rishueru) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. As the son of Naris and Rose, he is the successor of the Priesthood of Fire. He is the older brother of Meriah, as well as a cousin of Verna, Mahter, Frau, Renee, Sasha, Holmes, and Enteh. A mage specializing in fire magic, he is the only character who is capable of wielding ☆Sunflame.
Once he discovered that his father imprisoned Enteh in the Temple of Water with the intention of using her for his own ambitions, Rishel began to deeply hate him. Upon first meeting Enteh, he became even more horrified by his father's crimes and embraced her while crying. From that moment on, he began to see her as a younger sister. When he discovered that Naris was killed during a Zoan hunt, he did not grieve for him, although Meriah did because she was not aware of his crimes.
During the events of the game, Rishel is found unconscious and amnesiac in a river by Bud, who takes him into her home and cares for him. Over time, he recovers and eventually asks her to promise to stop stealing. Some time later, Bud is taken as a hostage by Ahab to force Rishel to enter battle against Holmes's forces. After Bud is rescued by Narcus, she can convince Rishel to betray Ahab and fight alongside Holmes. During the second intermission, Rishel reunites with Meriah, Enteh, and Mahter, all of whom are happy to see him again. If Rishel and Meriah are sent with Runan after the second route split, he will give ☆Aura Rain to her.
In the ending, Rishel acknowledges that Enteh does not return his romantic feelings and accepts that she loves Runan instead. When he and Meriah part ways, he tells her that she visit him, but only if Enteh comes with her. Afterwards, he begins to romantically pursue Mahter by asking her to become a cleric and help him rebuild the Temple of Fire. Although she suspects that he is trying to make her into a substitute for Enteh, she accepts the offer, although she informs Clarice that she does not necessarily requite his feelings.
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Rishel joins later in the game at a low level. He will need to be trained up, but doing so is not too difficult with the use of his specialty tome, Sunflame, which provides +10 to his Defense when equipped. His stats are probably the best among the attack mages you obtain, with higher HP, Magic, Defense and Weapon Level than the other mages. He is worth the effort to train and will be able to hold his own as a Sage. He specializes in Fire magic.