|“||Love is honorable because we devote the precious time we have to others. It is because life is fleeting that love is worthwhile.||”|
(Japanese: カトリ Katri), birth name (Japanese: マリア Maria), is an important playable character appearing in TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles. She is a sister and was rescued from pirates by Holmes. She is the lost princess of Salia.
About fifteen years before the events of Yutona Heroes War Chronicles, the king and queen of Salia, Dagnell and Maria, gave birth to a Fire Shaman named Maria, after her mother. The king and queen were overjoyed to have a child, as they had thought that they were infertile. The child, bearing the Mark of Yutona on her chest, caused conflict within Salia; the scars of Kranion's rampage inflicted on the populace had not even begun to heal. Dagnell's brother, Viceroy Ahab, insisted that the newborn princess be killed, as her power to transform into Neuron was a danger to Salia. Zacharia, a knight of Salia, was given orders to kill the princess, though he ignored them and gave her to a priest to raise as a normal girl.
The priest taking care of Katri, Law, eventually decides to take Katri to Ezenbah. However, their boat is raided by Maerhen's pirates. Katri and Law are captured, and Law is injured. Shortly after, Holmes happens to be nearby and rescues Katri. Katri at first assumes Holmes and his crew are simply another group of pirates interested in kidnapping her, though she eventually warms up to everyone when she realizes they are not kidnappers. Holmes tries to get a look at Katri's Ring of Salia, but Katri still dislikes Holmes and does not allow him to see it. Yuni and Xeno, some of Holmes's allies, then invite Katri to look at some flowers on a nearby path to get her mind off things.
Katri first transforms shortly after being rescued by Holmes. Fearing her caretaker, Law, to be dead, she looks for a staff capable of reviving him. She does find a staff on the path she took with Xeno and Yuni, and it, indeed, revives the dead, though not in the way Katri desires. After numerous attempts to use the Zombie Staff she found, she finds herself surrounded by Zombies, and panics. Her ability to transform came as a great surprise, and she does not enjoy it.
After this Katri decides to travel with Holmes. They later encounter Maerhen and defeat him. After the battle Katri smuggles Maerhen onto the ship and begins to heal him, taking the fact that he was still alive despite his injuries as a sign from the goddess that he has been forgiven. Maerhen, grateful to Katri, promises to renounce piracy, and says he has a surprise for her at Port Mars. Katri then tells Holmes she needs to go to Port Mars, when Holmes's asks why Katri responds strangely. Holmes then assumes that Katri needs to do "girl things" and agrees to take her.
At Mars Port Maerhen takes Katri to his dungeons in his hideout, and acts rather suspiciously. He tells Katri there is a surprise for her in one of the cells. Katri is happy to find her adoptive father, Law, unharmed. Law tells Katri that Maerhen's men treated him with kindness once they found out he was a priest. Law is then escorted by Holmes to Marl.
Later, when Holmes is fighting Ahab's forces in Salia, Katri saves another enemy. Zacharia is grateful for being spared, and later realizes that Katri is the infant he gave to Law fifteen years ago. Katri is confused by this, though Zacharia insists that Katri's possession of the Ring of Salia and Yutona's holy markings proves that she is Princess Maria.
Holmes goes on to defeat Ahab, and Katri reunites with her parents. She then decides to stay with them and leaves Holmes's group, to no objections. As a parting gift, Katri gives Holmes the Ring of Salia.
In Holmes's absence, Guenchaos warps into Salia keep and threatens Katri's mother. Katri agrees to leave with Guenchaos in exchange for the safety of her mother. Katri then goes on to be sacrificed, and is killed by Guenchaos so that her spilled blood may revitalize Gerxel.
After Gerxel is defeated by Runan, Holmes, Tia, and Sennet, Miradona restores life to the killed Shamans-Katri included. Katri reunites with her parents yet again, and decides to travel the world with Holmes on his ship.
Katri permanently leaves the party in the scenes before Map 24 to stay with her parents.
Starting stats and growth rates
Katri, being a ☆ unit, must be deployed when she is in the party. Like most other healer units appearing in TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles, she is a pure Staff-utility unit. Unlike other healers she has temporary offensive and defensive viability due to being able to transform into Neuron.
Katri, from her base stats, is able to use the Distant Healing Staff, meaning her low movement is much less of a hindrance. With the Distant Healing Staff she can support far from the front lines, and thus stay out of danger, as she is a very fragile unit. Katri is the only character with the Summon skill for the early parts of the game, so her Zombie Staff is some of her exclusive utility for a time. While her magic growth may seem low at a glance, it is around the standard amount for most magic-based characters in Yutona Heroes War Chronicles.
As mentioned, Katri leaves before the start of Map 24, so be prepared to start fielding another healer to fill her role.
Personality and character
Katri is a kind girl, if perhaps somewhat naive. She treats everyone she meets with kindness, even many enemies, like Maerhen and Zacharia. Maerhen has no trouble getting Katri to accompany him to his dungeon, nothing bad comes of it but Katri's blind trust of the man that had kidnapped her could be considered quite foolish. Though this could also be taken to mean that Katri is a good judge of character, as Maerhen changes his ways and renounces piracy as he said he would.
Katri has longed desired to meet her true parents, and holds no ill will due to not knowing them.
|“||Noble Yutona, please forgive me... I am... Aah...||”|
— Katri upon transforming into Neuron
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Katri||Used in the TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations.|
|Japanese||カトリ||Officially romanized as Katri. Katri is a Finnish name and the short form of Katariina. According to Shouzou Kaga, he gained the inspiration for this name from "Katri, Girl of the Meadows", an anime adaptation of a Finnish fairy tale.|
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Maria||Used in the TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations.|
|Japanese||マリア||Maria. Katri is named after her birth mother, also named Maria.|
- "Today's my fifteenth birthday..." — Katri, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "What caused the Civil War? It was Viceroy Ahab, of course. Fifteen years ago, the king and queen had their first and only child. Everyone had thought they were barren, so they were overjoyed to have an heir. It was a daughter, and they named her Maria after her mother the queen. However, the little Maria was born with the Brand of Yutona, the mark of Neuron's holy priestess. Because of the rampage of Kranion decades before, Ahab declared that the princess was an abomination, a curse on Salia. He tried to convince the king and queen to kill her for the safety of all." — NPC, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Y-You ignorant fool... My brother paid no heed to my warnings, and he put this entire kingdom in danger by allowing the princess to live... He was too weak-hearted to make such a painful decision... He was willing to repeat the disaster that our father endured if it meant that his daughter could live... But I knew the truth: Princess Maria could not be allowed to become Neuron..." — Ahab, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "But when I ordered Zachariah to kill her, he had her whisked away, out of my grasp..." — Ahab, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "But I... I don't want to be a dragon!" — Katri, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Katri: How are you feeling, Maerhen? Are your wounds healed?
Maerhen: Yep, you patched me up real good! Look, all healed up!
Katri: Thank goodness. But even though you're getting your strength back, please don't go back to your old life!
Maerhen: No need to worry 'bout that, Miss Katri. I'm a changed man now! I'll stick by your side no matter what.
Katri: All right. I trust you.
Maerhen: Speakin' of which, Miss Katri... I've got a favor to ask. Will you hear me out?
Katri: Yes, what is it?
Maerhen: Will you come with me to Port Mars? I've got somethin' great that I wanna show you, but you can't tell the others!
Katri: Something to show me? What is it?
Maerhen: Hey, let's not ruin the surprise! Heh heh heh..." — Maerhen and Katri, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles