“I must do this, otherwise I will have to live the rest of my days in fear. I have chosen a path to challenge my fears, rather than to run from them.”
—Tia, talking about her mission to defeat Gwenchaos
Tia (ティーエ Tīe) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the fifteen-year-old princess of Leda and the daughter of Duke Trente. She is the Shaman of Earth and therefore is able to use the Ring of Leda to transform into the holy Earth Dragon, Kranion. Because she is one of the four shamans required to resurrect Gerxel, she is being pursued by Gwenchaos.
Tia holds significant importance in the storyline and is required to defeat the final boss. A Game Over will be triggered if she is defeated.
Tia is a brilliant commander whose beauty is often commented on by others. She is believed to be the heroine from the White Master Morse's prophecy, who is a princess clad in gold armor destined to save the people of Leda from evil. She also bears a striking resemblance to her grandaunt, Teeta, who is the wife of Gwenchaos. It is mentioned that she and Xeno resemble each other, hinting that they are related.
After her parents were slain by Gwenchaos, she was taken as a prisoner in Istoria, but later escaped with the help of Ronald. Once she was found by her vassals, she made an alliance with her betrothed, Richard, and became the leader of the Leda Alliance Army alongside him. It is mentioned that Richard's army has become much more powerful since she has joined it.
Tia is introduced when Richard is leading the Leda Alliance Army to liberate Marl from the Istorian army led by Ronald. Despite her desire to follow Richard into Marl Castle to fight, she remains outside at his insistence, as he wants to invite her as a guest. After Ronald and the remaining Istorian soldiers flee, she and Richard meet Runan for the first time. During the meeting, she reveals that she seeks to defeat Gwenchaos and the Gerxel Church rather than destroy Istoria or rebuild Leda.
Later in the game, Tia meets with Holmes, who doubts her heritage and tries to convince her that she is being manipulated by Richard. However, she ignores his warnings, insisting that Richard is simply misunderstood by others. She appears again when the Leda Alliance Army and the Arial Mercenaries come to the aid of Holmes during his battle against Kranion. After the battle, she and Richard travel to the Temple of Earth.
Towards the end of the story, Tia and Richard are abandoned by their soldiers when they fall into a trap set by Gwenchaos. At this time, she is betrayed by Richard, who hands her over to Gwenchaos in exchange for Leda. Once she learns that Richard is deeply angered by her refusal to marry him, she tells him that she only rejected him because he proposed to her too suddenly. Afterwards, she is changed into her cleric outfit and prepared to be sacrificed to Gerxel. After Katri, Neyfa, and Enteh are slain, Tia reveals that she feels pity for both Teeta and Gwenchaos, despite her hatred for the latter.
During the final stages of the ritual, Tia is rescued by a repentant Richard, who dies fighting Gwenchaos. With the ☆Seiken Leda that Richard returned to her in his final moments, she attacks Gwenchaos out of anger. This causes him to call for power and transform into Gerxel. Afterwards, she allies with Runan, Holmes, and Sennet to slay Gerxel with a combined attack. Once Richard is resurrected by Miradona alongside the fallen shamans, Tia is relieved of her troubles and returns to his side. In the epilogue, she and Richard are wed.
Tia is a strong-willed and kindhearted individual who always looks for the good side in others. She is also quick to trust others, which causes her to be naive and prone to being manipulated. She pities everyone who cannot trust in others like she does and would have no regrets if her trusting nature led to her being betrayed. Despite not being particularly happy about her betrothal to Richard at first, she strongly trusts him and believes that he is not a bad man like others think.
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NPC Stats (Map 40)Edit
Tia possesses very high base stats and the ability to wield swords in addition to all types of magic except dark. She also has high growths, but since she joins so late in the game, they are practically pointless. Regardless, she is very useful while she is available and required to kill the final boss. She also has a support with Sennet, which can be mildly useful to both of them.