“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. If she is defeated, this will result in a Game Over.
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, which hints 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 Tia has joined it.
Tia is introduced when Richard and the Leda Alliance Army are fighting to reclaim his homeland of Marl from the Istorian army led by Ronald. In her first scene, she is ordered by Richard to wait until he secures the castle before entering, as he feels that he should formally invite her as a guest. Some time later, she hears Richard's criticism of Runan and mentions that she views Runan as an honorable persona because he is fighting for his homeland at such a young age. After the Istorian army is defeated and Marl is liberated, she and Richard meet Runan for the first time. When Runan asks her if she is planning to rebuild Leda after she conquers Istoria, she informs him that she does not intend to do either, but rather she wants to defeat the Theocratic State of Gerxel and Gwenchaos. When he asks for her reasons, she states that she does not want to live the rest of her life in fear. Afterwards, their meeting is put to an end by Richard, who claims that Runan is being disrespectful to her and exhausting her with questions.
Later in the game, Tia has a meeting with Holmes, who doubts her heritage and attempts to convince her that she being manipulated by Richard. She ignores this because she believes that Richard is simply misunderstood by others. In Map 21, Tia and Richard come to the aid of Holmes's army alongside the Leda Alliance Army and the Arial Mercenaries. After the battle, Sennet becomes worried about Tia because of the Leda Alliance Army's plan to travel to the Gerxel Church's base and asks her for her opinion about it. She reveals that she agrees to the plan and Sennet decides to accept it because it is her choice.
At the end of Map 38, Tia and Richard are abandoned by the Leda Alliance Army when they fall into a trap set by Gwenchaos. Upon seeing Gwenchaos, she declares that she would rather commit suicide than be sacrificed to Gerxel. She is also betrayed by Richard, who is deeply angered by her rejection of their marriage. Once she tells Richard that she only rejected him because he proposed to her too suddenly, he asks her if she loves him and demands for her to answer immediately. However, Tia does not give him an answer, so he hands her over to Gwenchaos in exchange for control of Leda. Following this, she is changed into her cleric outfit and prepared for the ritual. After Katri, Neyfa, and Enteh are slain at the altar of Gerxel, she compares Gwenchaos and Teeta to a picture of a young priest with a smiling girl at his side that she saw when she was a child. She also reveals that she pities Gwenchaos, despite her hatred for him, as well as Teeta, because her husband has become a monster. Her words cause Gwenchaos to notice her resemblance to Teeta, which leads him to demand for Tia to replace his lost wife.
Afterwards, she is rescued by a repentant Richard, who is challenged by Gwenchaos in a fight. Although she attempts to stop Richard from fighting, he receives fatal wounds and returns the ☆Seiken Leda to her before he dies. Angered by the deaths of the other shamans and Richard, she attacks Gwenchaos and manages to wound him, which leads him to call for power and transform into Gerxel. Following this, she allies with Runan, Holmes, and Sennet to fight against a revived Gerxel. Before they launch their combined attack to defeat him, she suggests that they pray to Utna for a miracle to happen.
After Gerxel is defeated, Tia is deeply troubled and openly wonders how she could apologize to Richard. Once Miradona resurrects Richard, she is relieved of her troubles and returns to his side. Some time later, they are wed and unite Leda and Marl.
Tia is a strong-willed and kindhearted warrior who seeks the destruction of the Theocratic State of Gerxel and defeat of Gwenchaos. She is respectful towards almost everyone and does not often express hatred towards others except for Gwenchaos. She is very trusting of others and almost always looks for their good side, which causes her to be naive and prone to being manipulated. These traits are prominently seen in how she deeply trusts Richard and often defends him when the other characters criticize him, unaware that he is initially using her for his own ambitions. She also states that she pities anyone who cannot trust in others like she does and would have no regrets if her trusting nature led to her being betrayed. When Richard betrays her shortly before the final chapter, she does not show any anger towards him, but instead tries to clear up the misunderstanding regarding her rejection to their marriage.
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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.