|Game||Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits|
|Weapon||Bow & Arrow|
|Voice Actor (JP)||Chiyako Shibahara|
|Voice Actor (ENG)||Danny Cooksey|
Maru (Japanese: マル Maru), also known as Yumalnoh (Japanese: ユマルノ Yumaruno), is a recurring character in the Arc The Lad Series. He is a major protagonist in Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits and is the third member to join Kharg's Party. He is the king of Milmarna.
He is playable in Arc The Lad: End of Darkness as a Character Card.
Twilight of the Spirits
Maru is a short light skinned male with short ungroomed dark hair. He wears the Milmarnan crown on his head at all times. His body tone is of the average teenage boy. It is obvious he has traveled a variety of places, due to his well traveled look.
He never wears a shirt and is always dressed in combat style pants. He wears a lot of bags and has many pockets to store items, possibly because he is an avid thief. He constantly wears a bow and a quiver of arrows as his main weapon and has a green handmade mask with him that he used to disguise himself as a Deimos to scare off kids in Chaos Forest.
End Of Darkness
In End of Darkness Maru is taller by a foot or so and is wearing a light green milmarnan combat outfit. He still has his same green mask as before and his crown is still intact however, he no longer readily carries his bow or any bags or pockets for provisions.
Maru was born in Milmarna into royalty, not much is known about his family but his parents died when he was young to an unnamed and incurable disease. After his parents death he was supposed to take over rule of Milmarna, however he was kidnapped in a plot orchestrated by his relative in order to falsify his death and take his place as king of Milmarna. As a boy after begin kidnapped it is assumed he traveled all over the world with his relative.
After sometime Maru was separated from his relative and took refuge in the Chaos Forest located nearby Yewbell village. During his time in the Chaos Forest Maru had to battle many dangerous creatures who roamed into the forest this is believed to be where he developed his excellent marksman skills and also where he developed his fear of Slothians, he would also steal food from local Yewbell during this time, he would disguise himself as a "wild monkey monster" and would worry the villagers.
Skills and Abilities Edit
Maru is an avid Marksman and his weapon of choice is the bow, with his bow he has a range that most other characters do not have, especially when upgraded with the Silk Bowstring. His arrows by themselves do not cause much damage but when combined with other abilities such as Binding Arrow he can attack multiple enemies at once and cause high damage along with status effects. His arrow damage can be increased significantly with the Crystal Arrowhead item.
Maru has high speed which means he has a higher chance to attack an enemy first his high speed can also be attributed to his slender physique. Maru happens to be an experienced thief and using his Steal ability in battle can help to obtain unique and power items.