“...Yes. I am Luca, from a village north of Gram. I escaped from Codha's tyranny and fled here to Verge. I am merely a hunter, but please allow me to help you defeat the bandits.”
—Ruka, introducing himself to Runan
Ruka (ルカ, fan translated as Luca) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is a hunter from a village located north of Gram. He is also the younger brother of Raquel. It is implied that he has crush on Sasha.
During a bandit attack on their village, Ruka was saved by Raquel, whose actions caused him to note her resemblance to the goddess Bridget from the legends. Eventually, he left the village in order to avenge his parents. After escaping from Codha's oppression, Ruka fled to Verge, where he enlisted in the army as an archer. He later decided that he wants to become a knight of Wellt because of his romantic feelings for Sasha.
If certain requirements are fulfilled, Ruka can have a special scene with Raquel later in the game. In order to trigger it, he must be recruited Map 2 and visit Raquel's house in Map 4 before Sasha recruits her. If both he and Raquel are sent with Runan's army 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 option, Ruka will be slain by a soldier, causing Raquel to discard her vow to never kill a human. He can later be revived with the ☆Dakruon at the Tower of Morse.
He can be chosen to join Runan's army out of 4 possible characters (Lee, Narron, Ezekiel and himself) at Verge in Map 2. Subsequently, if he has not already been chosen, he can be recruited into Holmes's army later, out of 4 possible characters (the 3 not chosen before and Lionel).
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Hero Proof||Bow Master|
Ruka is a fast and accurate unit, but not he does not have many other strengths. Though he has high Speed, Skill, and Luck, his low base in Strength hurts him, which is only furthered by his average growth in that stat. Ruka's saving grace is that he can become decent with enough leveling, although he is still outclassed by Raquel and Rennie, in addition to Holmes and other bow users. If the player wishes to activate the event where he dies in order to break Raquel's promise, then he should be recruited, but otherwise, it is more beneficial to pick one of the other options.
“I'm sorry... Lord Runan...”
—Ruka's death quote on Runan's route
—Ruka's death quote on Holmes's route