—Yoda, in a conversation with Julia
Yoda (ヨーダ Yōda) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is known as the Dark Swordmaster of Zoa (ゾーアの暗黒剣士 Zōa no ankokukenshi, fan translated as Runeblade). He is also one of the Twelve Heroes who fought in the Leda Liberation War.
Thirty-five years prior to the game's events, Yoda became the leader of the oppressed Zoans on Il Island and revolted against Reeve. He and his swordsmen defeated most of the soldiers from Reeve who came to stop them. However, he and the Zoans under his command were eventually taken into custody by Duke Glamdr of Razelia and Admiral Vals of Granada. After Glamdr and Vals pleaded to the king of Reeve to grant freedom to the Zoans on Il, Yoda befriended both of them. Later, he fought alongside them in the Leda Liberation War as one of the Twelve Heroes.
At some point, Yoda married a woman named Verturia (ベルトリア Berutoria) and had a daughter, Julia. He also adopted the infant Shigen, who had been abandoned by Karla, and raised him alongside his daughter. When Shigen asked him about the identities of his birth parents, Yoda bluntly told him that both of them were servants of Gerxel.
During the game, Yoda and his followers drive off the attempted invasion by Imperial forces. He is first seen in-person when Holmes's army arrives on Il Island. If Julia is in that army, Yoda teaches her the Dragon Saint skill after besting her in a duel. Afterwards, he decides to travel with Holmes, as the island no longer needs his protection from the Empire.
Automatically from the start of Map 31.
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Yoda joins as a nearly perfect combat unit. He has amazing offensive stats and skills along with serviceable defenses as well, making him a great user of items like steel or magic shields. In fact, his stats are so good that even a trained Shigen or Vega will likely come short in a couple areas. It's for this reason that Yoda makes for one of the better warpskip candidates from split 3 onwards. His skillset is, for the most part, completely overkill. His base mastery allows him to wield Rukuud at base, which may be optimal given that the boss of map 31 will usually fall to Yoda as long as said boss doesn't reach a certain defensive threshold (84 >= HP+Def x 2).
Overall, Yoda is a great lategame unit that should always be present, and may even take up the role as premier bosskiller for the rest of Holmes/Runan route. Use him liberally and use him wisely.
—Yoda's death quote on Runan's route
—Yoda's death quote on Holmes's route