Cordova is an antagonist in TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga. He is one of the Four Archbishops and controls the Duchy of Serenia from the shadows.
Before the events of the game, Cordova managed to seize control of the Duchy of Serenia, forcing its princess Lynette to flee to Sinon. An extremely cruel man, Cordova is infamous for holding heresy trials, which always end with the accused being burned alive.
He eventually recaptures Lynette and plans on executing her at Fort Damasu as a witch but is interrupted by Lynette's adopted brother, Reese. Once Reese seizes the gate, Cordova casts a Berserk spell on Lynette to control her while he engages in battle with the Sinon Knights. This tactic fails and Cordova is killed shortly thereafter.
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Cordova spawns on the map alongside an enemy Lynette immediately after Reese seizes the gate. Attacking him from melee range is not advised, as his path is blocked by Lynette, who cannot be targeted by any units. Although Saphira can make Lynette leave the map by talking to her, this is not recommended, as Saphira's poor movement and durability make her a poor deployment choice on the map.
The best way to deal with Cordova is to take him down with ranged attacks. The optimal strategy is to have Burroughs use the Yell command until he reaches his maximum attack power and then have him attack Cordova. This should take off over half his HP, even if the ballistician is untrained. The rest of the damage can be made up with a powerful archer, Sherlock being the best choice due to his ability to use Barrage.
- In Chapter 14, if the player fails to seize the gate within 12 turns, a cutscene will play in which Cordova burns Lynette alive at the stake. The scene does not lead to the usual game over screen, but instead a black screen with the word Fin written over it.