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Technically speaking, "Gerxel" is the name of two people. Initially, it was given to Miradona by the Zoans. Later, a man named Kalbazan, after requesting power from Miradona, would take the name Gerxel, and is the more famous figure bearing this name. Many of the people of Lieberia do not realize that Miradona and Gerxel were originally two names for the same entity.
This page primarily covers Gerxel as the person formerly known as Kalbazan and the antagonist of TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles, and briefly covers Miradona. For more information on her see her page.
- Main article: Miradona
Eventually, having grown lonely in her isolation, she left her living space in search of companionship, finding the native humans, and eventually coming to be worshiped by them.
Despite Miradona's disappearance, the Zoans continued to pray to and worship her. Around this time settlers from a nearby continent called Jugd arrived and began to form their own society. The Zoans, according to their doctrine, which declares that they are the chosen people and no others should exist, attempted to drive the Jugd settlers out. However, they met with middling success.
The Jugdi settlers retaliated fiercely against the Zoans, even ignoring the Zoan's multiple declarations of surrender. During this dark time the Zoans fervently prayed to their god for salvation. After a long period of silence, the Zoan religious leaders decided to travel into the mountain and speak with Miradona directly. All but one of the group sent died attempting to reach Miradona. The lone man, Kalbazan, having survived the onslaught of monsters, appealed directly to Miradona, and requested power to repel the invaders and save his people. Miradona, in her ignorance, complied with this request and allowed Kalbazan to drink a drop of her blood, granting him incredible power and the ability to transform into a mighty dragon.
Unfortunately, due to the immense potency of Miradona's blood and his desire for revenge, Kalbazan went insane after accepting Miradona's gift. He was however very successful in leading the Zoans and conquering the continent, founding the Zoa Empire and placing himself as the empire's god-emperor, and taking the name Gerxel.
After conquering the continent Gerxel began to demand Jugdi women as sacrifices. Miradona was ignorant to Kalbazan's actions for several years, though she eventually heard the cries of one of the sacrifices, Yutona, echoing through the caverns and came to investigate what was going on. Miradona, horrified by Gerxel's actions, tells him to stop, but he refuses and attacks and wounds her. Miradona, resolved to fix her mistake, revives the sacrificed Yutona and grants her the same power that was given to Kalbazan, with the addition of a method to seal it to prevent Yutona from going insane like Kalbazan.
After this Yutona allied with the rebellion leader Carluon, using her power to give his sword the ability to slay Gerxel, and Carluon toppled the Zoan empire. Gerxel fled into Mt. Cielo after this, though Carluon and Yutona chased him down and killed him.
After several generations, the terror of Gerxel faded into history, with the only proof that the events transpired was some of Yutona's descendants inheriting the ability to transform into dragons as well as a small sect of Zoans that continue to adhere to Kalbazan's edicts.
One day, one of the Earth Priestesses of Leda, Teeta, is forced to transform into Kranion for the purpose of war. Teeta was forced to transform through magical means and became locked in this state, much to the horror of her husband, Guenchaos.
Guenchaos, after years of watching his beloved wife, in the form of Kranion, be assaulted by warriors across the continent, eventually comes to the conclusion to revive Gerxel and purge the world of the humans that caused such suffering. He is briefly successful, offering himself and the four priestesses, Enteh, Katri, Tia, and Neyfa, as sacrifices. Gerxel is briefly revived at reduced power, due to Tia managing to avoid being killed during the ritual thanks to the interference of her lover Richard.
Gerxel, rendered immobile by his lack of power, is assaulted by Runan, Holmes, Tia, and Sennet who wield the four remaining fragments of Carluon's sword. Despite Gerxel's gloating that their blood and sword are too diluted to defeat him, the four successfully slay Gerxel once again.
The Gerxel formerly known as Kalbazan appears as the final boss of TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles. He is revived by Guenchaos when the four priestesses descended from Yutona; Enteh, Katri, Tia, and Neyfa are sacrificed. These sacrifices restore Gerxel's power with the blood of Miradona, which has been passed down through Yutona's bloodline.
Gerxel can only be killed when he is surrounded by Runan, Holmes, Tia and Sennet. When this formation is achieved one of them must land a killing blow on Gerxel with one of the four holy swords: Holy Sword Canaan, Holy Sword Leda, Holy Sword Reeve or Holy Sword Salia. If he is "killed" by other means his HP will simply regenerate.
It should be noted that Gerxel must be killed before turn 20. If he is not killed before then he will cast his Black Rain spell and kill every unit on the map sans himself and Tia, causing an instant Game Over.
Personality and character
Kalbazan held immense hate of the settlers from Jugd for destroying his fellow Zoans. This hatred fueled his violent tendencies with his transformation into Gerxel. Prior to this, the Zoan religion was relatively, if xenophobic, peaceful. Gerxel's influence made the Zoan religion into a more violent one, with him demanding sacrifices and even more fierce xenophobia after the war between the Jugdi and Zoans.
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- Artwork of Miradona shows that Gerxel physically resembles her closely.
- The generic Dark Dragon portrait, and the one Gerxel uses, is a recolor of Muse's artwork. It is unknown why this is, as artwork resembling his in-battle appearance exists, as made evident by Miradona's artwork.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
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• Used in the TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations, and is the most widely used name by the English-speaking fandom.
Officially romanized as Gerxel. Alternate interpretations include Gazel or Garzel.
- "When colonists from Jugd came here to Lieberia and began to war with them, the Zoans prayed to their god for help. But there was no answer. [...] Eventually, their leaders decided to venture into the forbidden mountain in order to plead with Gerxel for salvation. The only one who survived the onslaught of her guardians was a man called Kalbazan." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- " Miradona was afraid of her own power, and when the Zoans began to fear her, too, she hid herself away in Mt. Cielo again. She fashioned hordes of monsters in order to scare away anyone who came near. But the Zoans continued to fear and worship what they believed to be their benevolent but dangerous god of destruction." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "So the gods Gerxel and Miradona... They're both meant to be her?" — Runan to Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Yes, apparently she was still an infant, and so she was unable to follow her father's plan to sleep within the earth. Instead, he sent her far away from where the rebels were imprisoned... here. The chamber at the Altar of Gods was originally just where Miradona lived. He carved out the core of the mountain himself, hoping she would be safe there." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- " Eventually, Miradona ventured out of the mountain in search of others, and she came across the native humans. The forest- and plains-dwelling tribes worshipped her as their mother goddess... While the native Zoans feared her power, believing her to be a god of destruction." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Miradona was afraid of her own power, and when the Zoans began to fear her, too, she hid herself away in Mt. Cielo again. She fashioned hordes of monsters in order to scare away anyone who came near." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Gerxel's power was described as a cleansing wildfire that would burn away any impurities, that is, heretics and infidels. The Zoans believed themselves a chosen people, so they instinctively distrusted any sort of foreign influence. Once the Jugdi started building a sizable population, the colonists were seen as a threat to the ancient Zoan traditions. Zoan marauders attacked Reevan settlements wherever and whenever they could, setting the entire frontier ablaze." — Morse to Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "The Reevans were far more advanced. The head of the Republic, Consul Denoas, called for an extermination of all Zoans, and in five short years, he brought the once-proud people to its knees. He refused time and time again to accept the Zoans' surrender. The Zoans were terrified of his very name, calling him the incarnation of the devil." — Morse to Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Eventually, their leaders decided to venture into the forbidden mountain in order to plead with Gerxel for salvation. The only one who survived the onslaught of her guardians was a man called Kalbazan. Believing her to be Gerxel, he pleaded with Miradona for the power to save his people. Naively, she decided to grant his request, and she let him drink a drop of her blood. With just that one drop, he gained unthinkable power..." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Driven mad by this power and his desire for revenge, he conquered every corner of the continent. And that's how the ancient Zoa Empire came to be..." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "After he received that power, he demanded to be recognized as the god Gerxel himself, and he became the Zoans' god and emperor." — Holmes to Runan, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "He declared that as retribution for crimes against himself, the Jugdi had to give up pure virgins as sacrifice to the monsters who dwelt at his holy mountain... Mt. Cielo." — Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Years passed, and Miradona was none the wiser that the human she'd helped all those years ago had become a demon. But then, one girl's screams echoed deep into the cave, and Miradona came outside to investigate." — Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Miradona saw what Kalbazan had become, and she pleaded for him to stop. But Kalbazan turned on her, and she was severely wounded in his betrayal." — Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Miradona resolved to fix what she had done. Restoring the sacrificed girl to life, Miradona gave the girl the same power as Kalbazan, but also the means to seal away her new power within a bracelet, lest she be driven mad as he was. The girl, Yutona, was given the responsibility to save the human race from Kalbazan." — Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Yutona sought out the leader of the slave rebellion against the Empire, a young Zoan man named Carluon, and she imbued the sword with her power. Together, the two of them toppled the wicked empire Kalbazan had created, and he fled into Mt. Cielo. There, he was hunted down and finally killed by Carluon himself." — Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "Holmes: Kranion is just like Neuron, right? So she must've been a priestess from the Earth Shrine, or else a princess of Leda...
Morse: According to what I've heard in Mahl, it was Princess Teeta, the youngest daughter of King Grauss, who became Kranion. She was only fifteen years old at the time." — Morse to Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- " Yutona's power was divided among her daughters into the four Guardian Dragons: Muse, Rakis, Neuron, and Kranion. Guenchaos will need all four Shamans in order to perform the resurrection." — Morse to Holmes, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
- "But the last group, the pure-blooded Zoans, have kept their proud, ancient culture alive and remained separate from the others. The majority of them still believe in Gerxel, though usually following very different, more peaceful traditions than the Cult's, akin to the original worship of Gerxel." — Morse, TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles