Riddel was at once point engaged to Dario, a
warrior who was the best friend of she and
Karsh from childhood. Dario in Another World was killed, and
Riddel is still grieving over his death when you first meet her in Viper Manor on Another World.
Riddel Home World:
??? May or may not exist. Possibly killed in the attack on Viper Manor by Porre.
Riddel Another World: Lives with her father in Viper Manor. Very
sweet, dainty, and
pure, and grieving over her dead fiance, Dario. She has a
strong sense of justice and will join you once you rescue her from Viper's Manor in Another World.
SPOILERS BELOW!!! READ WITH CAUTION!!!
Riddel, Dario, and Karsh have known each
other since practically infancy. Dario and his little brother Glenn
(Grenn) lived in that cute little log cabin right next to the
blacksmith's house in Termina. Karsh is, of course, the son of the
Blacksmith and his wife, Zappa and Zippa. Since Lord Viper rules the
city of Termina, apparently Riddel was able to come to town often to
play with her two little pals, Karsh and Dario, in the big field
between the two boys' houses.
Things were wonderful for the trio as
children and they grew deep bonds. However, as puberty started to
set in, passions inevitably grew. Both Karsh and Dario fell for
Riddel (can we say Shakespeare's Two Men of Verona?) and they both
really loved her and wanted to marry her. Riddel had passions of her
own, and in fact fell in love with Dario. Dario proposed to Riddel
and she accepted. Happily, the couple announced their engagement to
their best friend... Karsh. Poor Karsh was crushed, but he
congratulated them and wished them well... He was totally
heartbroken but did not have any ill will toward them.
Dario and Karsh had already been adventuring
together--and at some point after their engagement, they went to
----- Island. It seemed as though they had been sent by Lord Viper
to helo Yamaneko retrieve the Masamune from the twisted island. Once
they got deep inside, they uncovered the Masamune--the evil sword
that can curse and corrupt anyone who touches it. Both men knew the
dangers of it and Karsh suggested they get out of there. However,
Dario was so enthralled, he rushed up to grab it. He ignored Karsh's
protests and grabbed the sword. He was instantly posessed by the
wicked, twisted, and vengeful spirit of Radius' best friend and
master (whom had died at Radius' ahnd long before, due to the
sword's curse) and he began attacking Karsh with intent to kill.
As Dario viciously attacked Karsh, Karsh
made every effort to defend without hurting his friend. He kept
calling to Dario, but Dario's mind was evil and posessed and he
would stop at nothing to destroy Karsh--even though they were best
buds. Dario knocked Karsh hard to the ground with a deadly swipe and
it looked like Karsh would die... In one last move of self-defense,
Karsh swung out with his axe. It struck Dario cleanly and perfectly,
and Dario fell from the bony precipice, sword falling from his
Dario was killed... and Karsh was
devastated. He had killed his own best friend, even if it was in
self-defense and by accident.
Yamaneko, who had had Viper send them after
the sword, casually walked up and grabbed the Masamune. See Karsh's
profile for more details.
Riddel's fiance was then dead in Another
World. However, in the Home World, Karsh, Glenn, Dario, Zoah,
and Marcy had all been adventuring in the service of Lord Viper when
they were blown into that deadly sea on the eastern side of the map.
They were all killed--except DARIO! It's not certain whether or not
Karsh and Dario had a similar experience with the Masamune, but it's
implied that they did. So, the Dario in Home World was alive and
well, albeit with amnesia, and he was living on a little island near
Viper Manor (the same island where Salt and Peppor live in Another
World). A nice lady was taking care of him.
If you go to the little island (Unknown
Island) in the Home World toward the end of the game, bring Karsh
and Riddel. You will meet the Home World's Dario and the lady who's
been nursing him back to health. Apparently, he washed up on the
shore there and doesn't remember who he is. Show him Dario's pendant
from Another World and he'll snap out of his fun (of course he'll
attack you, too--seems he's still posessed by Radius' master, via
the Masamune). If you defeat him (and he's really hard) you'll get
Riddel's final skill attack, Snake Fangs, and Riddel and Dario will
have a heartwarming reunion. The Riddel in The Home World died, and
the Dario in Another World died, but the two lovers are at last
reunited and will once again get married!! Poor Karsh--that's
like double-screwed, huh?