“That I am able to meet such a beautiful woman... This day must surely be blessed.”
—Saul in Binding Blade.
Saul (サウル Sauru) is a cunning, perceptive healer with an important mission from the order of the St. Elimine Church. He admits to hitting on every woman he meets despite being a priest and needs a reminder from Dorothy, his bodyguard, not to get into trouble. He joins the Lycia Alliance under the leadership of Roy on orders from Jodel, the archbishop of the church.
He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
|Starting Class||Aff||Level||HP||Str/Mag||Skill||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Con||Move||Weapon||Starting Items|
|Priest||Ice||5||20||4||6||10||2||2||5||5||6||Staff - C||Mend|
Level 1 Bishop
- HP: +3
- Magic: +3
- Skill: +3
- Speed: +2
- Defense: +2
- Magic Defense: +3
- Con: +1
- Move: +1
- Sacred Staves Level +1
- Light Magic Rank D
While Saul has a significantly higher Speed growth than Elen, he has a lower Luck growth. The low Luck growth is compensated with a higher Health growth, so Saul is a bit more resilient than Ellen in some aspects. However, like most spellcasters, one should not use Saul as a dodge shield. Should he get hit, he's a goner. When Saul is promoted, he will gain the ability to use Light Magic. As such, his is one of 3 potential users of Light magic, the others being Ellen and Jodel, the latter of which is a pre-promote considered to be a rather poor character.
“This is also... destiny... or...”
“Well, well… Let's go, I guess.”
—Final Battle Quote
- Saul - Priest of Freedom (野にある聖者 No ni aru seija)
Although the Church offered him the position of Bishop, Saul turned it down and went off on his own, serving the people in his own way. There are many stories about his behavior, but it cannot be denied that he did his best to help those in need.
Saul comes from the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for" or "prayed for".  "Saul" was a missionary during the time of Ancient Rome. One day, he was blinded by the Light of God, and was dazed by words of God. After being restored by a Christian priest, he became a missionary to continue the work of Jesus. He also romanized his name, changing it to Paul.