- "I am Riesz. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance."
- —3D selection
Riesz (リース, Rīsu) (Lise in the fan translation) is one of the six main characters of Trials of Mana.
- "Mother... I leave Father and the other fallen to your care. Elliot is my responsibility. I wear my mother's ribbon with pride. May it protect me on my journey."
Riesz is the princess of the mountainous Laurent, Kingdom of Wind (Rolante in the fan translation), and captain of its Amazon army. After her mother, Minerva, dies while giving birth to her younger brother, Elliot, Riesz vows to take care of him. However, two mysterious ninjas from Nevarl, Bill and Ben, discreetly trick Elliott into turning off Laurent's protective winds and promptly kidnap him. With the winds gone, Nevarl attacks Laurent with a cloud of sleep powder and succeeds in taking the castle. The king and Riesz's father, Joster, is fatally wounded in the struggle. Devastated by the loss of everything she holds dear, Riesz makes her escape and travels to the Holy City Wendel to seek counsel from the Priest of Light.
Riesz shares many story elements with Hawkeye, who was banished from Nevarl prior to the invasion of Laurent. If either of them is chosen as the main hero in Trials of Mana, the main villain will be the Dark Prince and the final dungeon will be the Dark Castle.
Riesz's stats are very well-balanced, making her a handy character in almost any situation. Her Strength, Agility, and Vitality are all above-average. After changing classes, Riesz gains the ability to manipulate the stats of others - her Light classes can raise the heroes' stats and her Dark classes can lower enemies' stats. All four of her final classes learn a summon spell that affects all enemies.
Below is a list of Riesz's classes. The first class change takes place at Level 18, while the second one takes place at Level 38, with the latter requiring specific items acquired from ??? Seeds.
Her starting class is named "Amazon". The origin of the word comes from ancient Greek, and it means "without one breast" ("a-" = without, "mazos" = breast), because the amazons of the original legend cut off their left breast in order to better use the bow (which has been debunked).
Starlancer (Star Lancer)
Starlancer (Star Lancer)Edit
A warrior of the darkness, the Fenrir Knight is said to take on the name of the dreaded evil devil wolf of legend, who is believed to be destined to devour the Mana Goddess upon the end of the world. Raging with abandon and pure bloodlust, the Fenrir Knight specializes in not just merciless fearsome combat, but also in the arts of invocation and sorcery; it is said that because of the classes' closeness with the demonic forces of Fenrir and Mavolia, this pact has bestowed the class with enervating spells to make opposition helpless before their presence, and allows them to summon terrifying monsters from the depths of the demonic realm.
Below is a list of skill attacks Riesz learns across her different classes:
|L.1|| Whirlwind Lance|
|L.18|| Vacuum Wave Spear|
| Flying Heaven Spear|
|L.38|| Light Ball Spear|
| Shooting Star Spear|
| Dragon Fang Spear|
| Hundred Flower Dance|
Riesz is capable of learning several spells, which mainly boost the stats of allies or lower the stats of enemies. Depending on her final class, Riesz will also learn at least one Summon spell as well.
Below is a table of spells Riesz learns across her different classes:
|L.18|| Protect Up|
| Protect down|
| Lamian Naga|
- Note: The spells Riesz originally learns after the first class change allows her to only affect one target. These spells will be upgraded to affect one or all targets when she changes class to either the Starlancer or the Fenrir Knight respectively.
Riesz comes to bear spears as weapons, and of many varieties, including lances. As Riesz progresses in her classes, Valkyrie classes will come to bear spears with heavenly and almighty motifs with purity and finality in their design, while Rune Maiden classes will bear spears with primordial and even chaotic themes, evocative of wild unrestrained power and neverending conflict.
|Bronze Lance||40||Starting Weapon||--|
|Long Spear||95||Astoria, Wendel, Maia||--|
|Flamea||205||Dwarf Village, Valsena||--|
|Corsesca||258||Byzel, Palo, Jad||--|
|Partisan||570||Ghost Ship, Palo||--|
|Steel Lance||990||Dark Priest Village||--|
|Glaive||1450||Elrand, Sultan, Deen||--|
|Mystic Spear||3300||Mintos||Rune Maiden|
|Torrento Spear||3415||Diorre||Rune Maiden|
|Golden Spear||4320||Altena, Deen, Mintos||--|
|Mythril Spear||4670||Altena, Deen, Mintos||Valkyrie|
|Brainwrecker||4935||Altena, Deen, Mintos||Rune Maiden|
|Wolf's Fang||8400||Cats||Rune Maiden|
|Mideel Spear||18270||Cats||Rune Maiden|
|Blaze Piercer||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Valkyrie/Rune Maiden|
|True Spear||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Vanadis|
|Dragon Lance||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Dragon Master|
|Giant's Spear||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Fenrir Knight|
|Padded Leather||18||Starting Armor||--|
|Cuir Boulli||60||Wendel, Maia||--|
|Feather Vest||144||Dwarf Village, Valsena||--|
|Spiked Leather||215||Byzel, Palo||--|
|Chainmail||258||Ghost Ship, Palo||--|
|Banded Mail||360||Dark Priest Village, Valsena||--|
|Scale Mail||738||Elrand, Sultan, Deen, Mintos, Diorre||--|
|White Eagle Plate||2930||Altena, Deen, Mintos||--|
|Rune Armor||4535||Cats||Rune Maiden|
|Fang Armor||8135||Pedan||Rune Maiden|
|Phantasm Armor||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Valkyrie/Rune Maiden|
|Goddess Armor||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Vanadis|
|Polaris Armor||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Starlancer|
|Dragon Knight's Armor||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Dragon Master|
|Wulfhezein||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Fenrir Knight|
|Pegasus Helmet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Valkyrie/Rune Maiden|
|Vanir Helmet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Vanadis|
|Stardust Helmet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Starlancer|
|Rising Dragon Helmet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Dragon Master|
|Wolf Helmet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Fenrir Knight|
|Wind God Bracelet||738||Deen||--|
|Earth Bracelet||1380||Deen, Mintos||--|
|Rune Earrings||2200||Cats||Rune Maiden|
|Yadorigi Armlet||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Valkyrie/Rune Maiden|
|Giant's Ring||--||Weapon/Armor Seed||Dragon Master/Fenrir Knight|