Runessa, as depicted in Sound Stage X Guide Book
|Other names||Rune (by Teana)|
18 (Sound Stage X)|
|Date of birth||0060|
|Partner||Teana Lanster (former)|
|Occupation||Enforcer Aide (discharged)|
|Japanese name||ルネッサ・マグナス |
|First app.||Sound Stage X (disc 1)|
|Voiced by||Yū Asakawa|
Throughout SSX, Teana commonly shortens Runessa's name to an affectionate "Rune" (pronounced "Roo-neh"), similar to how Subaru shortens her own name to "Tea".
In Sound Stage XEdit
In the beginning of Sound Stage X, Runessa simply serves as Teana's aide while looking into the Mariage case. She has been investigating the first two murders on Faurus two months prior to SSX, before being transferred under Teana's command. Her specializations are autopsy, research, and marksmanship. Runessa grew up as an orphan in Southern Orussia, a country plagued by a lengthy civil war. She became an expert with firearms at the time and probably acted as a child soldier, as she was almost fatally wounded at the age of nine. It was then that she was saved and shipped off-world by the Bureau's disaster relief branch. Her exceptional academic record at a Mid-Childan school allowed her to quickly rise to the rank of Enforcer trainee. Even so, she displays attachment to her home world and feels herself out of place in the placid administrated worlds.
Towards the end of the second disc, however, it is revealed that Runessa is, in fact, an accomplice and foster daughter of late Tredia Graze, who discovered and mass-produced the Mariage using Ixpellia's body, causing the Mariage Incident. Tredia's primary motivation for his terrorist activities was revenge upon the administrated worlds for a perceived injustice of him and Runessa having had to grow up on a world of perpetual warfare, abundant weapons, yet a shortage of food. Runessa fell under his influence and decided to continue his plans after his death at the hands of the Mariage. To this end, she impersonates Tredia and manipulates the Mariage to cause maximum damage to Mid-Childa, but her emotional reaction to Tredia's name eventually betrays her to Teana, who arrests her after a brief struggle.
Her unwitting collaboration with Runessa almost ruins Teana's Enforcer career, however, in the end, she is let off with a warning thanks to her efforts in solving the Mariage case and containing the Marine Garden fire. Following Runessa's incarceration, Teana visits her in prison regularly, though the contents of their conversations remain unknown.