|“||I'm not going to be a hunter. I may be just a volunteer soldier now, but some day I'm going to become a knight of Wellt.||”|
— Ruka to Raquel
If Runan speaks to Ruka during Map 2: Subduing the Bandits Eugen will comment that their forces currently lack someone that can use a bow. When he appears later at Wellt Castle, if he was not recruited by Runan and Holmes visits Wellt Castle after Map 12, Holmes will comment that their forces are not in need of an archer when considering him, though Katri does say that he is passionate.
During Map 3: Tragic Soldiers, Ruka can visit his older sister Raquel in the upper left house, if he does so before Sasha he will receive Raquel's favorite Hand Bow as a parting gift. During the visit, Raquel invites him to a meal, saying he can't grow into a strong hunter on an empty stomach. Despite Raquel having a strong disdain of killing, she doesn't openly oppose Ruka taking this path, but she remains confused by his choice. If Ruka visits the house a second time, she asks him if he will return home after the dethroning of Codha. Ruka says that he hopes he will be allowed to stay at the palace after the fighting and doesn't intend to return home any time soon.
If Ruka visited Raquel before Sasha during Map 3 and both he and his sister are in Runan's army during Map 26: Ghost Operation, an event where Raquel abstains from killing one of the enemy soldiers occurs. Eugen tells her to finish the job; the player can choose between two options for her, to leave, or to stay. If the first option is chosen Raquel will leave the army entirely after refusing to kill the enemy soldier. If Raquel chooses to stay, she will hesitate and the soldier will kill Ruka, who steps onto the scene unaware of what is happening. Ruka dies in her arms and she discards her vow of not killing humans. His death under this circumstance is considered equivalent to an ordinary death in combat, and he can be revived with the Dakruon later in the game.
If Ruka survived, during the ending he returns home after the war, no longer desiring to be a knight. His attitude during his ending varies if his sister survived or not, with him being much more somber if she did not.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
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Personality and character
Ruka's desire to become a full fledged knight of Wellt appears to have arisen suddenly, to the confusion of his older sister Raquel. Ruka's infatuation with Sasha appears to be one of the reasons that he chose the path of a knight; he wants to get closer to Sasha. If someone other than Ruka or Sasha visits Raquel, she mentions that Ruka left to avenge his parents, though it is unclear what happened to his parents.
Ruka is very nervous and shy around Sasha, though Sasha thinks she is doing something wrong and upsetting him and doesn't realize his feelings.
Ruka has no battle quotes.
|“||I'm sorry... Lord Runan...||”|
— Ruka if in Runan's army.
— Ruka if in Holmes's army.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Used in the TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations.|
|Japanese||ルカ||Officially romanized as Ruka.|
Artwork of Ruka from TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles.
- "I'm thinking of staying at the palace, if I can. I don't know if they'll let me, but..." — Ruka to Raquel, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Raquel: I made friends with Princess Sasha. That's all. I've been talking with her about cooking, and archery, and you...
Raquel: Hee hee..." — Ruka and Raquel, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Why do you suddenly want to be a knight? You never mentioned it at all growing up." — Raquel to Ruka, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Ruka: Because... Because I want to protect our kingdom, of course!
Raquel: Oh? You've gone all red, Ruka." — Raquel and Ruka, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "That must be what Ruka sees in you..." — Raquel to Sasha, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "You came from Verje, right? Then do you know my brother? His name is Luca. He left the village some time ago saying that he was going to avenge our parents." — Raquel, TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles