Non-existent in Kurumada's original manga, Heavenly Rise Star, Dryad Luco (天立星 ドリュアス ルコ Tenryūsei Doryuasu Ruko ) is a Specter that has only appeared in the limited The Lost Canvas CD Drama.
Plot (Albafica Gadien)Edit
Dryad Luco is the Specter of the Heavenly Rise Star. Little is known of him, aside from the fact that he was defeated by Pisces Albafica at a time before the meeting of the 12 Gold Saints. He is the younger brother of Albafica's master, Pisces Lugonis.
He has the power to cure any illness, until he became a Specter, with the power to turn all that was cured into skeletons or dark nuns.
With white lilies, he could counteract the poison from the blood of Albafica, plus have the power to control plants (was able to attack Albafica's Piranhas Rose). Luco ultimately dies from Albafica's Crimson Thorns Attack.
- In Greek Mythology, a dryad was a type of nymph (a beautiful female nature spirit) who inhabited trees. Dryads were connected very closely to the tree they lived in; if the tree was harmed or if it died, the dryad would die with it.
- Luco's ability to use plants and lily flowers coincides with his Dryad title, due to dryads being able to control plant life.
- Luco's ability to cure all illness reflects the story of the nymph Oenone, the first wife of the prince Paris of Troy. Oenone had the power to cure all wounds and diseases, and, near the end of the Trojan War, was called to Troy to save Paris, who was dying. However, because Paris had abandoned her years earlier for Helen, the wife of King Menelaus, Oenone refused to go, which caused Paris's death. She later regretted her decision and committed suicide. The parallel is carried over in Luco's continued attempt to save his brother, Lugonis, from the poisonous blood inherited by every Pisces Gold Saint.