©1999 - 2000 Jonathan Bouldin
              The JP guide to
              Suikoden II

          Questions? Get in touch at lunchboxs@hotmail.com

Contents:
FORWORD
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MAIN CHARCTERS
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BATTLE SYSTEMS
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WALKTHOUGH
- The Mercenary Base
- Your New Destiny
- In Need of a Leader
- New Places, New Faces
- New Places, New Faces (part 2)
- Return to Muse
- The Toran Republic
- More new Places, and More new Problems
- ‘Tis Neclord Again
- Four Major Battles and a Very Good Time
- The Final Mission
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CHARACTER LIST
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ARMOR LIST
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YOUR CASTLE
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SUGGESTION BOX LETTERS
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THE OLD BOOKS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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THANK YOU’S

~Vertion Numbers~
0.1. I’ve written the forward, cast list, and just started the walkthrough. I’m actually half
way dreading writing this thing; I’ve made one hell of a project for myself.

0.2. Wrote even more in the walkthrough and its going nicely! Although I may not have
the chance to over the next little while as to I’m going on vacation, and right after I
get back friends are coming over. My calendar is full for the next 2 weeks.

0.3. I’ve started on a Castle FAQ, which is about your Suikoden 2 castle, of course. I’m
not going to put it on here just yet, however. It’s still not quite done. I also fixed a
few problems in the walkthrough itself.

0.4. Very small walkthrough update this time, but I made a few corrections to it and
added two lists. An armor list and a character list. I’d like to thank both of the people
who let me use these, Feral and Odin135 (check the Thank You section for more
information).

0.5. This is a pretty big update, if I do say so myself. I covered the whole Greenhill
section of the game, and also the Unicorn Quest you have to go on to get Hix and
Tengaar. Oh, and if you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing the interactive
questions down, it’s because most of them at this time are just unimportant, so I’ve
been saving time by not writing them down. If it’s an important one, I’ll put it down
for sure, though. Ok, I just wanted to clear that up.

0.6. A added the castle FAQ to this, and submitted it on another document as well! Yay!

0.7. A rather large update this week. Lots of walkthrough updates, updated the Your
Castle section with a few corrections and new info. Started a Suggestion Box Letters
section, which is coming along alright, but it’s going to take a long time to finish, so
if you happen to want to send me some of the suggestion box letters I’d be happy to
toss them up here. I also added the Suggestion Box letters section to the Castle FAQ
since the Suggestion Box is, as a matter of fact, in your castle!

0.8. I almost forgot to add my new version number! Another really big walkthrough
update and also more letters, etc. Nothing too special, really. I’m planning on putting
the content of the Old Books up here sometime soon, so that should be pretty cool.
Anyone agree? Of course, I thought so! I can’t believe I’m actually getting close to
being DONE with the walkthrough!!! I mean, I know I still have a ways to go, of
course, but I’m getting closer all the time! I simply can’t get over it! Oh, and this is
also a happy time because of the big 200k anniversary! This FAQ is now a whopping
200k!! Woo hoo!!!

0.9. Well, another update hits the web. I started the Old Book section by putting three old
books on this FAQ. I have two more to add, but I’m a bit tired of writing for now. I
haven’t found all the old books, so if you want to send me one, I have a spot in my
wonderful Thank You’s section just for you. I evidently won’t be finished with this
guide by version 1.0, but that’s alright. Maybe I’ll be done by the time I reach 2.0.
Yes, I DO expect to get to 2.0, I’m not sure that I will or anything, but I rather expect
I will sometime in the future, probably thanks to the suggestion box letters ?.
Anyway, enjoy the new update, and don’t wonder off too far till the next one.

1.0. Well, here we are at the big 1.0, the whole number, the big tomalley. You’d think
that after the huge gap between this update and the last one, this would be a huge
update. Unfortunately, it’s not. Actually, all I have for you is a couple more old
books and letters. I’ve been sick for quite a while now, so I finally sort of feel like
writing again. Even so, I’m forcing myself to write even this much (you may not
guess, but writing the old books out is a real pain). Over the past couple weeks I’ve
been playing a lot of Golden Eye, actually. I borrowed it from a friend. I’ve gotten
him several new cheats, only one of which is actually cool (well, I sort of like Enemy
Rockets…), and all of the sudden he wants it back. Of all the nerve! I spent a couple
hours trying to get the Invincibility cheat, then decided it was sort of stupid to get it
on someone else’s game, so I gave up on it. I did, however, get the next best thing…
Invisibility! Beating the Archives on 00 agent in 1:20 seconds is really tons easier
then I thought it would be. I wouldn’t have even tried, but I accidentally went to the
level on that difficulty. The very first time I tried I beat it and got a time of about
1:55, so I decided I could do it and kept trying. And eventually I beat it with 1:20
exactly, which is satisfactory to me. I made a very, very weak attempt at the
unlimited ammo cheat. I ended up getting blown away by the drown gun right
outside the elevator… really quite sad. I mean, I practically didn’t even start the
level! Needless to say I haven’t tried since. Anyway, I’ve been blabbering on
enough, and it’s about a totally different game! So, I’ll just leave you with this
thought: I’m hoping to write more in the walkthrough this week, but please don’t be
mad if I don’t, since I might be a bit busy. Also, I’d like to give a shout out to Tutsy
for the e card. Thanks, it was a lovely change from the normal array of game
questions that I usually get. ;-) Again, thanks.

1.1. Are you glad that I finally updated this dang thing?? Anyway, we’ve got lots
more walkthroughness, tons of new letters. And I even added a battle system
explanation thing. Why an explanation on battle systems, you ask? Well, it came to
me while I was playing a major battle, that some people might not fully understand
everything about all the battles systems. Major battle’s are the most complicated,
normal six person party battles are the easiest. Of course, the other reason that I made
it is I have to come up with lots of crazy and nigh useless ideas so this FAQ can get
bigger and bigger. Yes, my evil plan has been revealed! Anyway, enjoy the update,
and I’d like to say sorry for not updating in so long. Sorry! And another sorry for not
replying to all my e-mail. If you sent me a question and I didn’t answer, you sent it
when my inbox was down (it goes down a lot!). Anyway, I shall leave you now with
this 1.1 update. Have a wonderful day, guys and gals.

1.2. Ahhhhhh, yes... can you say, “finished the walkthrough”, boys and girls? I knew you
could!! FINALLY!!! After like, 5 months, I’m done with the walk through!!!! I’m ever
so fulfilled.

1.3. I took some time to fix all the errors and stuff in the guide. Other then that, nothing’s
really new…

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-FORWORD-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
If anyone remembers Suikoden, the first game, they probably remember the sheer size
of everything. The cast, the game itself, the soundtrack, the list goes on. Well, there are
just as many, and more of those things in the sequel, properly named Suikoden 2. This is
a walkthrough of the USA version of the game. Oh, also, this guide is one big spoiler. If
there’s something to be spoiled, this will spoil it. Keep that in mind!

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-CHARACTERS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
It would be stupid to list all 108 people, really. Instead, look at the end of this guide for a
list, and the methods to get them all. Yes, it’s better that way. I’ll just cover the main
characters here.

The Hero: You get to name this guy at the start of the game. He uses a strange weapon
that’s best described as two big sticks with handles… He joined a Youth Group called
The Unicorns. Ever so fear-inspiring…

Jowy: Another Member of The Unicorns, also a good friend of the Hero. He uses a staff,
like the Hero from Suikoden.

Flik: Presumed dead after being hit by an arrow and staying the Emperor’s castle to fight
off some guards. Somehow, he pulled through, and here he is. He is now a part of The
City-State, and is a leader of a mercenary group southeast to Muse and leads them with a
big sword.

Victor: Also presumed dead after staying behind to help Flik in the Scarlet Moon
Emperor’s castle. He is still helping Flik out as the other leader of the mercenary group.
He also uses a sword to take out baddies.

Nanami: The Hero’s sister. She is also his only family member. She and Hero guy were
orphaned and then adopted by a nice old man. He then gave them lesions in hurting bad
guys. He died a year before the game starts. And now Nanami and the Hero are on there
own.

Luca Blight: I mean young man who is starting a war between Highland the Jowston
City-State. No one knows why…

Genkaku: This is the man that adopted you. He’s more then just an old guy, though. The
game will answer why.

Shu: A very rich trader from Radat. A little ways into the game he joins you as a Military
Strategist. He studied under Mathiu. And he also knows Apple, another character from
Suikoden who is a lead character in this game, too.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-BATTLE SYSTEMS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Why did I write this, you ask? Simple. The battle systems in the game very, so I decided
to put together some suggestions, tips, and other little things to help you with battles.
Major battles especially because of all the options that are involved.

-Normal Battles-
Normal battles consist of 2 to 12 people/monsters (1 to 6 people in your party and 1 to 6
baddies) and happen at random. This is the basic battling style that you’ll be using
throughout a huge majority of the game. As far as working with this style, you’ll have no
trouble. The instruction manual explains it pretty fully!

-One on One Battles-
A favorite of most Suikoden players, the one on one battles are between two people and
use a different engine then the normal and major battle engines. It’s sort of like playing
Rock, Paper, Scissors; except the options are vastly expanded from a mere three menu
commands. What ever your opponent does, you have to counter-act it by choosing
‘Attack’, ‘Defense’ or ‘Wild Attack’. The guy you’re fighting has the same options, but
you can predict his actions by what he says before each turn. See the walkthrough for
lists of commands and what to do with the commands.

-Major Battles-
And so, this brings me to the last, and second most commonly used battle system, the
major battle system. Apple explains how to work your units close to the start of the game,
but what she doesn’t explain in that you can do more then simply go out in a major battle
and hope everything works out for your overly weak units. Actually, characters that you
can recruit also lead units. And other characters that you recruit can be put into these
units giving you certain attributes. A good example of this is how I half the hero’s unit set
up in my own game. I have Chaco, who gives me the ‘Fly’ ability and lets me cover a lot
of ground. And I also have a character with strong defense, AND who gives me the
‘Calvary’ ability. ‘Calvary’ gives the hero’s unit a horse and lets him move faster. With
this combo, the hero’s unit can cover tons of ground in a turn, and has higher defense
then he normally would. Easy, yeah? If it doesn’t seem easy, it’s because of my sloppy
technique of explaining things!

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-WALKTHROUGH-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Ok, the first part of the game isn’t too tough, but this IS a walkthrough so I’ll stick by my
word. The scene opens on a camp. Your pal, Jowy will walk in to your tent and say some
stuff, after which, you’ll be given a choice. The first of many. He’ll ask if you’re going to
sleep.

“Let’s go outside…”
(go walk around outside)
“I’m going to sleep.”
(go to sleep and progress with the story)

If you want to walk around, go ahead. Get a feel for the controls. You won’t really gain
anything from in, though. You can talk to people, many of which will just tell you to go
to bed. Taking the path from the bottom right of the camp will take you to another path.
At the end of it you’ll see a strange man who will run away. Not necessary, but so scary!
Whenever you go to bed, you’ll be woken up by some noise outside. And then you’ll here
someone yell “Surprise attack!!!” Jowy joins you here. Go on out side to see what’s up.
The camp boss man will run up and fill you in and tell you to escape. You can do two
things, run up to the exit at the top of the camp to a cliff. Or you can do what he says and
try to escape out the lower right passage. If you take the upper passage, you can get on
with the game faster. Rowd comes and talks a little and you find out he’s in on the whole
thing. You’ll then be attacked a couple times. Just use your unite attack to make quick
work of them. Rowd will run off, and you and Jowy will think of something to do. You
decide to jump the heck off the cliff. If you take the lower right passage, however, Jowy
will make an observation. Before you run off one of the screens, Jowy will stop you. You
can ask him why.

“What is it, Jowy?”
(ask him why he stopped you)
“Let’s run away.”
(try to talk him into running away)

Either way he’ll say the same thing. Run all the way back to camp and you’ll see Rowd
talking to Luca Blight. Saying that everything is as planned and mean things like that.
Then you can say yet another thing.

“Let’s get out of here, Jowy.”
(run out the exit at the top of town)
“Let’s talk to the captain, Jowy”
(go talk to the captain)

If you talk to him, you’ll get in a fight, then run. If you decide to run, you’ll just run. It’s
up to you. At the cliff, Rowd will come and you’ll have to fight off some baddies. Do
your Unite attack for an easy win (take advantage of this attack. You won’t have it
forever…). Then Rowd will run off to get more people to kill you. Well, all three of the
paths you can take end up here (that is, whether to run out the north exit, talk to the
captain, run from the captain etc.). The only way out is to jump for it.

“Look at that current! We’ll never make it!”
(be told the facts, it’s the only way)
“I guess there’s no other way.”
(agree with Jowy)

After some more talking, Jowy will strike and \ type line in a rock as a point to come
back to if you both live but get separated. Then he’ll ask for a promise. You can say:

“I promise.”
(promise him and strike a / type line in the rock, making an X)
“Forget it… We’ll make it together.”
(he’ll strike the / line in the rock and finish the X and say that’s his prayer that you make
it together)

It doesn’t matter what you do. Choose one and jump. The opening credits will role, then
you’ll wake up on a beach.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-THE MERCANARY BASE-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Some guy’ll find you on the beach. He’ll ask for you’re name. These questions aren’t
very important, so I won’t put them down. It really doesn’t matter what you say. He’ll tell
you his name, Viktor, and then he’ll take you prisoner. Flik will walk up and mention
Jowy, then you’ll head to the fort to be put in jail. Pohl will then make his appearance.
For the next few days, you’ll have to do work for these people. The first job is to push
some crates up against the wall. Pretty simple. Just walk against one till it moves. And do
this with all of them. As for the last crate, it has no where to go. Just push it up to the
right or left wall and that’ll do fine. Pick up the rope on your way out. When you exit the
room, Pohl you go and judge your work. If you did everything right (its hard not to), he’ll
say you did a good job.

“Of course!”
(let him know you have a working spirit)
“I’m pretty tired.”
(he’ll say he’s not surprised and will still be impressed)

Then you’ll reach day two, as well as job number two. This will be the longest job, but its
not hard. From where you are, just go left and up to the black smith and get three Flint
Stones. Next, go down and left some more and talk to the large loud woman there and
take two pairs of Boots. Now go up stairs and tall the way right. You’ll see a guy in green
behind a counter. This is the item shop. But he’ll say he’s out of Flour, which is what you
need. Go tell Pohl about it. He’ll tell you to go to Ryube for him. No problem. But he
says to take someone with you. So go upstairs and talk to the woman with the red dress.
She’ll help you out. Go talk to Pohl at the front door, straight down from where you are,
and he’ll let you out. Gengen (one of the people who is with you) ill ask to be called
Captain Gengen. You can play along with this or not.

“………”
(he’ll tell you to speak up and be strong)
“Yes, Captain Gengen.”
(he wont mind baby sitting you)

Gengen is a cool guy, so be nice! Do what Pohl says and follow the road up and right.
This is Ryube. The item shop is between the BlackSmith and the Armor shop at the lower
right side of town. Grab some flour. You may want to save at the inn before going back.
There really isn’t anything else to do, so just leave and head back to the fort after you’ve
saved. Talk to Pohl again. This will trigger day three. This job isn’t very hard. All you
have to do is clean oil up off the floor with a rag. There are two oil spots in you line of
site. But there are more all over the place. There are altogether three on this floor and
Pohl cleans one of them up. Just go left and you’ll come across the other two. When
you’re done with them, go up the stairs. Go across the room to the stairs and there will be
other spot here. Then go up these stairs. This is the top floor. Go in the middle door and
clean the spot there, then leave and to left and clean the spot there. Go down and talk to
Pohl again and he’ll say you’ve got talent.

“Of course!”
(let him know you’ve got spirit)
“It’s my talent…”
(he’ll think you’ve got spirit anyway. evidently you were joking)

It doesn’t matter what you say. He’ll think you’re cool no matter what. Jowy will sneak
in and yell for you a while later. You can answer him or not.

“Im here Jowy!!!”
(he’ll run to the prison)
“………..”
(he’ll yell for you again)

If you stay silent four times he’ll find you anyway, so just answer. Now he’ll join you
and you’ll both make a brake for it. You don’t get very far, though. Flik, Viktor, and a
bunch of solders are waiting on the next floor. Jowy is ready to give up for the moment.
But you can disagree.

“Lets bust through!”
(This is pretty funny. You try to run through only to get smacked in the head by Flik)
“……. I understand.”
(give up quietly)

Either way, you’ll both be put in front of Flik and Viktor for questioning. Viktor will ask
what happened, that is, how you both wound up washed up by the river.

“The truth is…”
(fill him in and get thrown back in prison)
“I cant say.”
(try to keep your Highland pride and get thrown back in the prison)

That night, Jowy will ask to see what you have with you in your inventory.

“Are you going to try to escape?”
(he’ll say yes)
“Why?”
(he’ll say its cause he’s going to escape)

He’ll pick the lock with a spoon, and you’ll get out. On the second floor, you’ll see two
guards. Jowy, being the James Bond fan he is, will light that oily rag with the flint and
throw it, catching the floor on fire. This will give you a chance to run. Go up the stairs
right below you. Now go down and out the door and you’ll be on the deck. Jowy’ll use
the rope and you both will climb down. You’ll get out just fine and Jowy will say that he
wants to go back to Kyaro, your hometown.

“Lets go back to Kyaro Town.”
(agree with him)
“Its too dangerous to go back.”
(disagree, leaving poor Jowy speechless)

When you leave the fortress, go back to Ryube and walk to the right a little ways. You’ll
see some traveling performers putting on a show. When you start watching, Eilie will
pick you from the crowd to help them out with the next trick. They’ll put a fruit on your
head and Eilie will throw a few knives at you. And they’ll say not to move. When you’re
up, about to have the thing thrown, a menu will pop up.

“Don’t move.”
(don’t move, don’t get stabbed)
“Move a hair to the left.”
(move, get stabbed)
“Move a hair to the right”
(move, get stabbed)

You’ll have to decide this a few times before the event ends. Or can just move once and
get stabbed, bringing it to a quick end. It doesn’t matter, for the most part. Rina has good
medicine. After the show, you’ll learn that all of them are going to Kyaro, too. And they
suggest that you all go together.

“Of course.”
(agree)
“It’s my pleasure to travel with such a beautiful lady.”
(hit on Rina and agree at the same time)
“No way!”
(Jowy will back you up and you wont go with them)

You can’t get to Kyaro without them, so bring them along. If you refuse them just talk to
them again to take them. Buy new armor for yourself and for Jowy, and buy some
Medicine. Of course, save at the inn, and leave town. North Sparrow Pass is straight up
from Ryube. Take a right at the fork in the road. You’ll come to North Sparrow Pass in
no time. The guards here don’t want to give in, though. So Rina “talks” some sense into
the captain… anyway. Head on up.

-North Swallow Pass-
Ok, first of all, follow the path up and you’ll reach a fork. Take a left to see a treasure
chest and a small pool of water. Take the treasure, but don’t leave this area. The pool of
water refills you HP and MP, so build your levels to five (or six if you have the time).
And also, the Cut Rabbits in this area drop the Double-Beat Rune, which is a really great
one. Be sure to get one of these while you’re doing your level building. When everyone’s
up to level, go back to the fork in the road and take the right path.Just follow it to another
fork. Take the right path to a Escape Talisman (if you’ve gotten a billion of these from
building levels, skip this treasure). Now go back and continue up. You’ll come to another
fork. Take the right path and grab the Brass Armor. Equip it on the Hero and go back to
the fork and go left. Go all the way up. When you get to the next screen, don’t take the
path leading up. Go all the way right and save at the save point. Heal if you REALLY
need it, but don’t just waist medicine. After you’ve saved, go up and fight the Mist
Shade.

===Beating the Mist Shade===
Well, for a first boss, I’ll just say that it’s pretty hard. But if Rina is Level 6, she’ll have a
very strong spell to use against it that makes the fight easier. There are two random forms
you might fight, a male and a female. The female form uses one attack a turn that hits
everyone. The male form uses two attacks a turn on one person at a time. So it’s a very
balanced fight. Don’t be shy, use your Circus unite attack when possible and when
Bolgan is unbalanced, use all the magic you have, and have Bolgan use any attack Scrolls
he has equipped. The hero and Jowy should attack, not unite. Other then that, use
whomever to heal whenever that’s needed. This isn’t too bad. By the way, they each have
about 750 to 800 HP.

-After The Mist Shade-
Well, if you want, you can run back and save. But it doesn’t matter. Just keep going up
till you reach another fork. Go right and grab the Feather Hat and put it on Jowy. Then go
back and continue along the path to the exit. Go up on the world map and you’ll see
Kyaro. Go on in and Eilie, Rina and Bolgan will leave to find other places to perform.
Jowy will leave, too, and go home. Save at the Inn, and then go to your house. DO NOT
go in your house yet, however. Go up the right side of the fence and you’ll see a big tree.
Walk up to it and push X. Do this three times and Mukumuku will join your party. Isn’t
he cute? Now go into your house. Go through the back door and you’ll see Nanami, your
sister, for the first time. But, she hardly even notices you’re there. Silly girl. After her
calm, peaceful, not-painful-at-all welcome, she’ll join you. On your way out, you’ll se
some vases on a large box. There are three, a large one, a small one, and a medium one.
Take whichever one you want and leave the house. You’ll be attacked by some solders
outside, then Rowd will come and try to act cool. He’ll tell you to come along

“Captain…… Why…..”
(ask him why then get arrested)
“No!!!!!”
(fight him and his men)

It doesn’t matter what you say here. You can go quietly or choose to fight. If you fight
him, you’ll lose. But I heard from someone that he IS possible. Xuniveur, the person who
told me this said that he seems to have about 1200HP and he said he give you about
10025p. But anyway, after you’re done getting arrested, a scene cuts to Jowy and you’ll
see that he’s not doing so well on his side of the crib either. In the end, you’ll find that
you’re all sharing a jail cell. Together again at last… Anyway, Rowd will come up and
tell you the plan… His plan. Then he’ll send you all to die painfully. You’ll be led down
the road, where you’ll see Princess Julia. She’ll ask what’s going on and stuff, and Jowy
will say some last words. You can, also, if you’d like.

“I’m Innocent!”
(try to talk some sense in to her. this, however, will be useless)
“………..”
(let Jowy do the talking)

Whatever you say, you’ll be taken away. The next scene will be of you and Jowy being
beaten, right before you’re hanged. Rowd, being the nice guy he is, asks if you have any
last words.

“No, I don’t”
(get on with the murder)
You’re a jerk.
(I like this one!)

After your last words, Rowd will look up at the sun set. When he looks back down,
though, he’ll see a bunch of dead people and Viktor and Flik will be busting you out!!
Yeah!!! After this Rowd will run off and Jowy will say that you should go get Nanami.

“Let’s go save Nanami.”
(agree)
“Let’s hurry out of here.”
(be told to go save her)

To save time, just agree. Nanami is an awesome party member anyway, so why fight it?
But, if you’d like, you CAN leave her behind and she’ll join up with you again in Muse,
which you’ll be at later. You’ll leave and see Nanami and Mukumuku running from the
guards. She’ll then see you and join you. Then you’ll have to run out of town. Take the
exit where you came in to get out and on the way out, Nanami will stop and ask you if
you think you’ll ever some back.

“We’ll come back someday.”
(reassure Nanami)
“I don’t want to come back.”
(this will also reassure her)

Head back to North Swallow Pass. Backtrack through this place. In fact, head all the way
back to the Mercenary Fort. Once you’re back, Viktor and Flik will tell you some things.
Viktor suggests you go and recruit people. There are three people you can recruit, and
they’re all in Ryube. Before you set off, though, go talk to Leona at the bar and pop
Gengen into the party. The more, the merrier, you know. You can go down stairs and talk
to Pohl, too. You can rest and save for free with him. You know, he was the guy that told
Flik and Viktor to go save you, so be thankful. You also have the chance to sharpen your
weapons to level three, if you wish. Of course, you should cause this is a very important
part of the game. When you’re done, head to Ryube.

-Recruit #1-
The first thing you might see when you arrive in Ryube in the strange man in blue laying
on the ground (those are kickin’ sideburns!!!). Walk up to him and push X and a menu
will come up asking what you want to say to him.

“Are you Ok?”
(ask him if he’s Ok)
“Whats wrong, you bum?”
(ask him if he’s ok, just in a mean way)
“…Lets leave him.”
(take a guess!)
After you ask him this, he’ll just say, “My Stomach…” Then another menu will come up.

“Does it hurt?”
(ask him if it hurts in a nice way)
“??????”
(give him a puzzled look)

He’ll then say he’s starved. To recruit him, you’ll have to buy him some food.

“Ok… Sure…”
(agree to buy him some food)
“No way.”
(don’t buy him any)

To recruit him, and proceed in the game, you’ll have to buy him his food. It’ll be 3000p,
so be sure to have some cash handy. If you don’t buy it for him, he’ll have to wash dishes
and you wont recruit him. So, for the last time, buy his lunch and be done with it! He’ll
join you afterward.

-Recruit #2-
Now, walk on over to the top right corner of town to see a girl with a very large hat on,
pacing back and forth. Talk to her to see what’s goin’ on. She’ll ask what you want.

“No. Nothing.”
(tell her you’re just watching her pace back and forth)
“What’s wrong.”
(see what’s happening)

She’ll tell you her pet ran into the woods and asks if you’ll help her find it.

“Sure I will.”
(say yes)
“Sorry. I’m busy.”
(be called “mean”)

Agree to help her and she’ll join the party and you’ll appear in the forest. This is a very
easy place to get through. At the fork, turn right and follow the path to her pet. However,
her pet attacks the party…

===Beating Bonaparte===
This isn’t too hard. Just attack, mostly, and have the Hero and Nanami do there unite
attack. You’ll have to heal, too, though. Cause even though this is a small little guy, it has
a strong attack!

-After Bonaparte-
She’ll ask if he’s cute. Just say whatever to her. She’ll then join you!

Recruit #3
A lot of people miss this guy. Go back to the fork in the path and go right. On the path
you'll see a small bird on the ground. Walk up to it and put it in its nest. Now go up into
the next screen and keep going up. Turn at the first left and get the Leather Cape and the
Gauntlet from the chests. Equip them on a couple people, then walk around and fight
things for a few minutes. I think the time he appears at is random. Eventually, go back to
the bird’s nest and there will be a guy and a dog standing there. Talk to him and he’ll ask
if you put the bird back in the nest.

“That’s right.”
(say yes)
“Not me.”
(say no)

Say yes and he’ll tell you about himself. Then he’ll ask what you’re up to.

“We’re looking for companions to join us.”
(tell him what you’re doing)
“I can’t say…”
(brush him off)

If you say no, he’ll walk off and you wont recruit him. If you say yes, you WILL recruit
him and everything will be fine. Be SURE to recruit him… Oh, and then he’ll ask if he
should go with you. If you say no, he’ll just go back to the fort and if you say yes, he’ll
join your party right there. By the way, if you don’t feel like walking around in the forest
waiting for him, know this: You come back here later. And he’ll be here for sure on your
next visit to the forest.

-After All the Recruiting-
Go save at the Inn at Ryube since you just got four new helpers, and head back to the
world map. Don’t go back to the fort right now (unless you want to change party
members or something), just follow the road up. At the fork take a left and follow this up
to a town called Toto. When you get to this village, a small girl will run up saying “Uncle
Jowy!!” This, of course, is the girl that found him on the beach. During the chat, you’ll
bust in and say:

“Who is this kid?”
(act like a moron and ask who she is)
“A friend of Jowy’s?”
(ask who she is without being a moron)

After this, Jowy will tell you the untold story of being washed up on the river. Pilika will
ask if you’re a friend of Jowy’s.

“That’s right.”
(say yes)
“Yes. Im his best friend.”
(say yes and tell her you two have known each other for a while)
“No way.”
(lie to the poor girl)

No matter what you say, she’ll ask for your name.

“Hero.”
(say your name in a calm way)
“Ummmmm….”
(get all nervous)

Somehow, she knows you name even if you say “Ummmm…” Which is kinda strange.
She’ll then lead you both up into her house and introduce you to her parents. After a
heart-warming conversation with them, Pilika will ask you both into her room. Then
she’ll explain that its almost her dad’s birthday and she wants to get him a present. She
saw a gift in Muse she thinks he’ll like, but she cant go there alone. So you and Jowy
have to get it for her. Jowy says you will right away, but you can act like a moron again
and say

“Yeah right.”
(agree with Jowy to go to Muse)
“Its kinda far.”
(act stupid and go anyway)

When you’re done, leave the village through the top left exit and follow the road on the
world map. You’ll see a small house on the way. This is a Inn, and a very cheap one. Go
ahead and stay just cause you can. After which, continue left to the huge city of Muse.
Once you’re there, go up and take the second right. Follow this path to a shop with a
small circle above it and go in. This isn’t the item shop, but you’ll want to go here.
Remember the Double-Beat Rune you got by fighting the rabbits? Well, you can actually
put them to use. Go in and talk to the shopkeeper. If you got one Rune, put it on the Hero.
If you got more then one, be sure to put on the Hero and the rest on whoever. But if you
have an extra, the best choices are Nanami or Rikimaru, if you happen to have him in
your party (I normally put mine on Nanami). Also, you can buy some Runes. He has a
couple nice ones in the ‘Rare Finds’ section. If you have 15000p, pick up the Fury Rune.
None of these are really needed at this point though, so don’t stress it. Even if you have
15000p, you might even want to save it for something else. Leave and go to the item shop
at the bottom left of town. The guy in here says that he does have the Wooden Amulet,
but it’ll cost 500p.

“We’ll pay, of course”
(gladly pay for it with your money)
“No way.”
(get Jowy to pay for it)

If you pay for it, you’ll lose 500p, but you say ‘No way” Jowy will sell an old ring of his
and get 2000p for it. Not only will you get the Amulet for this, but you’ll also get 1500p!
Pretty nice, pretty nice. Now just save if you want, and head back to Toto Village for a
surprise… When you get back, you’ll see that the village has been burned down, and
Pilika is the only survivor. Shortly after your arrival, A Suikoden character makes her
appearance. You may remember Apple from the first Suikoden. But you may not cause
she wasn’t a main person at all. But in this game, she’s one of the important ones.
Anyway, she walks up and asks who you are.

“What Happened here?”
(inquire why the place is in ruins)
“Who are you?”
(inquire who she is and why she’s here)

Pick one and get on with it. Anyway, She’ll explain everything (Im not going to say what
she explains, it would spoil some things) and requests you take her to see Viktor and Flik.
You’ll appear on the world map, but before you go to the fort, go back in the village and
recruit Hanna. NOW head to the fort to see Viktor. After Apple tells them whats going on
in the world, the scene changes to you, Jowy and Pilika. After some more talking, he’ll
go on about how he doesn’t know who to trust anymore.

“You can trust me.”
(reassure him)
“I don’t know either”
(let him know you’re in the same boat he is)

After you answer, you’ll be told Viktor wants you. Head up the big room on the top floor
and he’ll give you an assignment. That is, go recruit a man living in the forest so he can
fix the Fire Spears and you can defend the fort.

“Of course.”
(say you’ll do it)
“We can’t do it.”
(try to say no and be asked again)

You can turn them down a billion times if you want and it’ll keep going in the same
triangle of people asking you the same thing over and over again. After you say you’ll do
it, go to Ryube again and go to the forest. Take a left at the fork and follow the long path
to his house. It’s not much of a maze, so you shouldn’t get lost. If you do, take my advice
and stop playing this game right now cause you wont get anywhere. Maybe you should
try something rated EC or lower… Ok, just kidding. Anyway, if you decided to leave the
forest when you put the bird back in his nest and never talked to Kinnison, he’ll be there
now for you to recruit. Once you get to Tsai’s house, no one will be there. But after
waiting for about 15 seconds, he’ll walk in. Of course, he won’t be happy about you
being in his house when he wasn’t there, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, he’ll ask
what you want.

“We’ve come because we need you.”
(tell him what’s up)
“Nothing in particular.”
(have him tell you to leave)

After you’ve told him about Luca Blight, he’ll join you and let you keep the 2000p Flik
gave you. Pop Tsai in your convoy and head back to town. When you get there though
you’ll see the place in flames with Luca himself killing people left and right. It’s not a
happy scene. You’ll watch a couple people die, then Jowy will act all pissed off. After
which, you can comment on it.

“We can’t just sit here and watch.”
(say you should go kill Blight right now and be stopped by Tsai)
“We have no choice…”
(act logical and stay out of his way)

Be glad you don’t fight him now. Actually, you’ll get your chance later in the game and,
IMO, he’s harder then the last boss. But, that’s LATER. Lets focus on NOW. Go back to
the fort, rest up and save, then go see Viktor. Flik will be there as well, and they’ll both
thank you. Then they’ll tell you to get ready to leave for Muse City.

“I understand”
(leave for Muse)
“I want to fight by your side”
(persist on staying)

If you say you want to fight, you’ll progress in the story faster and save yourself a
pointless trip to Toto Village. If you say you want to leave, just head for Muse. When you
leave the fort, Jowy will say that you should go back. If you keep going anyway, before
you leave Toto Village, Jowy will bounce in again and say that you should go back and
do what you can.

“Let’s go back…. Jowy.”
(agree to go back and fight for your right to party)
“We should run away.”
(disagree and be asked again)

You can’t disagree. So go back to the fort and go see Viktor and Flik again. Once you say
you want to fight, Flik will test you in a Dual Battle. A one-on-one fight between you and
him. However, you have a huge advantage over him, that is, you can tell what he’s going
to do by what he says. One thing you should remember about these fights though, when
the enemy is defending, DO NOT use the Wild Attack option. He’ll counter attack.
Remember that.

^^^Dual Battle vs. Flik^^^
This isn’t THAT hard. You don’t have to damage him too much to win.

Attack Phrases:
“This is just a waste of time”
“That’s how to attack. Got it?”
“Nice try. I’ll go next.”

Defend Phrases:
“C’mon take a swing at me”
“Okay, it’s your turn. Let’s see what you’ve got.”
“That’s how to attack. Try it yourself.”
“In combat, caution is the best weapon.”
“Want to try that again?”

Wild Attack Phrases:
“The next one’s going to hurt!”
“Here goes! Hope you can handle this!!!”

-After the Fight-
Keep in mind that he says more things then that. But those are pretty common phrases.
After you win, he’ll let you tag along. You’ll get to name your company. HOWEVER,
this name will go far beyond a company’s name. This will be the name of *slight spoiler*
your army when you become the leader of the Your Name Here Army, and at the end of
the game your new country will be named whatever name you choose here. Be careful!
*end of spoiler* Jowy will suggest a few, then you’ll get to put in the final name. After
the big name is put in, Pohl will warn that the Highland Army is in the sights. Rest and
save with Pohl real fast, then go outside. After a briefing of the battle plan, you’ll be
asked if you’re ready. If you say no, you can go save or do something else. Whatever.
When you say you ARE ready, the story will progress and the fort will be attacked. This
is your first major battle, that is, where you lead your company instead of just six people.
You’ll see when the fight starts.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: GUARD THE FORT|||
This is a very easy major battle that very well may be impossible to lose. Apple will tell
you how to do everything during these first few Major Battles, so don’t worry about not
knowing what to do. Since you only lead one unit, and the computer controls the others,
all you really have to do is either stay out of their way or try your luck with attacking or
you can use your Fire Spears. But try not to hit any allies with these! This wont last very
long and, to tell you the truth, these Major Battles in Suikoden 2 or easier then the ones in
Suikoden, IMHO.

-After the Major Battle-
Well everyone will cheer and stuff, however, the peace will be killed by a second attack
on the fort right after the first one. You’ll be given another choice here, go rest and save
quick or just go ahead and get this other fight over with. During this next fight, Apple
will again tell you how to do everything. Just keep ‘Waiting’ and Luca’s army will pop
up behind you. You’re now surrounded and you love this on auto. After you lose, Viktor
and Flik will run off and tell you to, also. Of course, you’ll be heading to Muse. But first,
Jowy says you should go get Pilika.

“I’ll go with you.”
(just go with him)
“Im getting out of here.”
(try to leave by yourself)

If you say you’ll leave on your own, you won’t be able to get out the front gate cause of a
group of solders that never stop coming. This is the game’s little way of telling you that
you have to go give Jowy a hand. Run back inside the fort and head to the top floor and
into the big room where you’ll see Pohl, Luca and Pilika. Jowy will be next to the door.
Luca will kill Pohl (Grrrrrrrrr…) and then try to take Pilika down. Yes, he’s mean. But
you should be kinda mad at him since he killed Pohl and all. A menu will pop up. You
can choose “Save her,” or “Don’t save her.” If you wait too long, Jowy will try and save
her, but fail. If you choose to cave her, you’ll help Jowy out. Even if you choose to be a
wimp, it’ll turn out the same way. Viktor rushes in and says that he threw the spears in
the boiler and the place is about to blow up. When you get outside, you’ll notice that
Pilika can’t talk.

“Don’t worry. She’s just in shock.”
(reassure everyone)
“Luca couldn’t have……..”
(do the exact opposite of reassuring everyone)

Well, head for Muse again. At this point in the game, the computer seems to choose a
random party for you. It’s annoying, but you’ll have these people in your party for quite a
while. You can buy new armor and stuff pretty soon though. So don’t worry.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-YOUR NEW DESTINY-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
In Toto, Pilika will run off into a cave at the top right corner of town. Follow her and
you’ll read some writing on the wall. After which, you’ll just disappear into another part
of the cave. Leknaat will appear in front of you. You’ll remember her from the first
Suikoden if you played it. She’ll say a few things, then you’ll go all the way up to see
what happens next. A very long flashback type thing will take place. You’ll discover you
were a scary looking kid. You’ll just see scenes from the game that you’ve already done.
Its cute and long. After this, Leknaat will say some more things. She doesn’t seem as
friendly as she did in Suikoden… Anyway, the Bright Shield Rune beckons you. You
want its power, right?

“Since we need ‘Power’……..”
(agree to receive the Rune)
“I don’t need ‘Power.’”
(try to get out of it but just be asked over and over again)

Jowy will take the right cave, and leaves you with the left. Go in and take your Rune. I
must say, I cool as the your Rune is, I like the Black Sword Rune sooo much more!! But,
oh well. Take what you can get and head to Muse. The mean guard wont let you in. So go
to the White Deer Inn. You’ll see an interesting little cut scene, then you’ll hit the hay. In
the morning, you’ll go down stairs. There are two people sitting at the tables, one is an
Item shop and the other is a Rune master, just so you know. When you go the Bright
Shield Rune on the Hero, his Double-Beat Rune was removed. Have it put on Rikimaru if
you happened to get him. If not, just put it on someone else. The Item shop has 2 Belt of
Strength’s in the Rare Finds section that you may want. Oh, and buy a freakin’ lot of
Medicine. When you try to leave, Alex will run in all mad and stuff. He’ll say he has an
Entry Pass to Muse, and says he’ll let you use it if you help him look for the treasure in
the ruins. You’ll be at a dead end till you do, so go ahead and agree. Be sure to save. This
isn’t that easy, but not really hard either… but save. Go out of the Inn and around to the
right and all the way up to a couple big doors and enter.

-The Ruins-
Go up to see a door and a small panel next to the door. Check out the panel to open the
door and keep going. This place is a big, monster filled maze. The monsters are pretty
tough, also. So you may want to make sure you have an Escape Talisman or three just
incase you have to get out in a hurry. The Talismans also come in handy after you’ve
beaten the ruins so you won’t wave to walk all the way back out. In any case, go up and
left to get the two treasures, then go back to the main path and keep going up a bit. Then
go right and up. Now go up and make a U turn to the right where there aren’t any bushes
and go down. There’s a chest here with an Angry Blow scroll in it. Go back up and left,
and up again to a bridge. When you’re across, Go up and take the Gauntlet from the chest
then go all the way down, then left, then all the way up into the next screen. Go left
across the bridge and up when you reach the end of the path. Push the statue onto the
little square button and go through the door. Take the Shoulder Pads and then take the
round plate on the pillar. Now go back across the bridge and put the plate in that hole in
the wall to open the door next to it. In this next room, you’ll see a statue of a two headed
snake. This is what you’ll have to fight in a little while. Anyway, go left across that there
bridge, and go up when you see an opening leading up. Take the triangle plate in the
pillar. If you want, you can go out of this room and keep going left to get a Fire Lizard
Rune. It’s not a very cool Rune though. When you’re done, go back across the bridge and
take the path going up, then go right. Go up the stairs here and put the plate in the wall.
This drains the ruins of water. For some reason, it also seems to release tons of new,
much harder enemies for you to enjoy. Backtrack out of this room. When you get back to
the intersection, go strait across the bridge and follow this path to a save point and save.
You don’t want to do all that stuff again, do you? Of course not. Now go back to the
intersection and go up. Just go strait and get the Chain Mail at the end of the path, then go
back the way you can and get into the moat. In the moat is where you’ll start fighting the
new, tougher baddies. Go down into the next screen then take a left. You see a square
plate, which is good. Take it and backtrack out of the moat. Go all the way down to
where you saw that two-headed snake statue go through the opening on the bottom right
wall. Follow this path to a door. Put the plate in the opening and get the very nice things
in the chests. You’ll see that the plate disappears when the door opens. Its being put back
into you inventory for use later on. Now go out, back to the main area and up. Go across
the bridge back to the save point and save, then put the plate in the door and go through
it. You’ll see another panel by a door in this room. After some talking, the door opens
and that’s your queue to head on through. You’ll then have to fight the two-headed
dragon.

===Beating Double Head===
Ok, first off, Jowy should be on about level 14 or 15 (having the other party members on
that level is also nice). If he is he’ll have a super strong Rune attack that will help you a
bunch. Use this in the first round, as well as the Family unite attack with the hero and
Ninami. When Nanami is unbalanced you may want to have her heal with Medicine or
something. Otherwise just have her attack. After Jow has used the super strong Piercing
One attack, have him use Flash Judgment every turn after. The Double Head only uses
attacks that hit everyone and they don’t hurt too badly, but over a couple turns you’ll start
to need healing. When this happens, use the hero’s Rune. Great Blessing will heal
everyone just fine. He also has and attack called Shining Light that you can use to put the
hurt on Double Head. Have everyone else just attack or use any Rune they might have
and this is won. BTW, double boy can only attack once per turn, making this even easier.
This is just too easy…

-After Double Head-
Go strait to see the treasure. As it turns out, it’s a Healing Herb. Cute, huh? Well, there’s
nothing left to do here except save if you want. When you’re ready, use an Escape
Talisman to get out. If you don’t have one you’ll have to walk it. Once you’re out,
though, Alex’ll toss the herb on the ground in shame. Go back to the Inn to see that Hilda
is really out of it. In fact, she’s on the floor half-dead. No one knows why, but that
doesn’t matter. You’ll take her to a bed and Jowy will run off to find a doctor. After a
little while of talking, you’ll get control over the hero back. So, what you need to do is go
back to the place where Alex threw the healing herb down and get it. Then take the
healing herb to Hilda for a quick recovery. Nice, isn’t it? Alex will hand over the entry
permit and Hilda will drop the price for staying at the Inn to a cool 0.00p per night. You
might as well stay and save since it HAS been a while, then head to Muse.

-Muse-
This place is big. But, before you can discover all its bigness, you’ll have to get in. This
is a pretty funny scene… Nanami will give herself the part of Hilda, Jowy the part of
Pete, and you the part of Alex. Jowy doesn’t feel too great about it, though.

“Nanami…….”
(she’ll just tell you to do it and you wont have a choice)
“It’ll be fine. Come on already.”
(don’t get Jowy’s approval)
“Lets go, Pete”
(again, Jowy wont be happy)

Anyway, you’ll get arrested no matter how good or bad your acting is. In the prison cell,
Nanami and Jowy will be mad at each other. They’ll then ask who was the better actor.

Jowy was better.”
(make Nanami mad)
“Nanami was better”
(hurt Jowy’s feelings)
“You both stunk.”
(tell the truth)

At night, after the gals are asleep, you and Jowy will still be up. The first question doesn’t
matter, since he’ll say the same thing either way. In fact, all the questions are like that.
But anyway, He’ll then ask if you think you’ll ever go back to Kyaro.

“Don’t worry, We’ll go back….”
(reassure him)
“………..”
(just wonder like he is)

Then he’ll go on some more. He talks a lot… He’ll be mad at himself for not being able
to protect Pilika when Luca was about to chop them both to bits.

“It’ll be Ok……..”
(reassure him again)
“….……….”
(again, say nothing and just look at the moon)

The next morning, You’ll see Viktor and Flik at the door. They bail you out and tell you
to go to the Leona’s new Tavern. When you’re in town, from where you are go up and
take the first right. Then go down till you reach a dead-end and go up the stairs. Someone
named Elza will come and ask you a favor. Except her offer. She’ll give you two
packages. Now keep going up and a dude named Clive will come into the scene and ask
you if you’ve seen her.

“Nope. Never saw her.”
(be convincing)
“I… Er….”
(somehow, he’ll believe you)

Anyway, now go to the Tavern. You passed it on the way to see Clive and Elza. Go
inside and chat with Leona at the bar, and then you’ll appear outside again. Now its time
to head to city hall to the north. It’s not hard to find at all. Keep going up even when you
get inside, and you’ll see Viktor. He’ll join you and you wont have any choice but to go
into the door above you. Inside, you’ll meet the Mayor of Muse, Annabelle. Along with
her annoying jerk of an assistant, Jess. I don’t like him at all, but hey, that’s my problem.
Anyway, Annabelle is very smart, and it turns out she knows a lot about the three of you.
Genkaku comes up during the conversation and Annabelle mentions that she wasn’t able
to atone the crimes against him; or something like that.

“Atone him for your crimes?”
(ask what she means)
“………..”
(sorta ask what she means)

Either way, she won’t tell you now. She leaves you in the care of Jess (I hate Jess) and
goes off somewhere. Head up into the room above you to the right and Jess will be in
there talking to someone. He’ll see you and ask you to sneak into the Highland Army’s
camp to find out how much food they have. That’s right, he’s gonna risk the lives of you
two cause he’s stupid and cant think of a better way. Anyway, it’s up to you.

“Sorry, but no way.”
(refuse)
“Alright. We’ll do it”
(agree)

If you refuse three times he’ll stop asking, but you can’t really do anything if you don’t
say yes. But before you agree, you might want to do the following stuff…

-Pre-Spy Preparations-
Say no three times so that you can walk around the room and search the top book shelve.
You’ll get a “? Book” which isn’t necessary, but since you’re going for everything, you
might as well get it. After you get it, leave City Hall and go down a little ways. You’ll see
Tuta in front of a box down the road. Talk to him and he’ll ask about the fort and say he
heard it was burned down.

“I’m fine.”
(well, he can already see that you’re alright, cant he?)
“It was horrible.”
(tell him your story)

Well, either way he’ll invite you to see Dr. Huan. The H. man will tell Tuta to help out
Viktor. Really though, you just got yourself a new party member in your soon-to-be
army. After words, go back into the house and talk to Huan again and he’ll give you the
Recipe #3. Another not necessary, but nice item for your soon-to-be army. No go strait
down till Elza steps out again. She’ll give you the Sound Set #1. Yet another item that
will serve no usefulness till your soon-to-be army is up and running. That wont be too
long off, actually, isn’t that cool? Anyway, the Clive comes and things get dramatic. Elze
almost shoots you and Clive, being the mid-evil FBI kinda guy he is, dodges the bullet
and runs after Elza right out of Muse. You can’t follow them either. Now you can also go
to the Rune Master’s shop and buy a Fire Rune. Put it on Nanami since she’s probably
the only one with a Double-Beat Rune. She’s be attacking four times every turn by doing
this. In fact, if you’re VERY lucky, you can get up to attacking EAGHT TIMES in one
turn!!! Quite useful. But you don’t HAVE to do this. There’s also an appraiser in town
that you may want to visit. He can turn those “?” items into real things that you can use
later in the game, or sell now and get a good bit of cash for them. Now, you’re finally
ready to try your luck at being a spy and sneaking into the Highland camp. Be sure to
save, then go see Jess again. He’ll give you the uniforms and complement you on your
bravery/stupidity. Now go back to the Tavern and talk to Leona and make yourself a
party (finally!!). Be sure to make a strong party. The woods you have to go through to get
to the camp aren’t too cool. Now that you can exit Muse at will, you can recruit Anita
from the Tavern! She’s the blond girl sitting at the first table alone. If she’s there, go to
the shop and buy an Antitoxin. Then go talk to her a few times. She might ask for an
Antitoxin, if she does, give her one. She might ask if a female swordsman really THAT
rare, if she does, say she’s beautiful. And she also might ask you to refill her glass of
wine. If she asks this, go talk to Leona to get some wine and bring it to Anita. You’ll
have to run out of Muse a few times every time you do something new for her. But after
you do all three things, she’ll join you. She’s a very good fighter, put her in your team to
test her out. After you do this, exit Muse, take the road leading up and keep going strait at
the fork. You’ll come to the checkpoint. After being cleared, the guard lets you through
and shows you the way into the woods. Check your inventory and make sure you have a
lot of Medicine!

-The Woods/Highland Army’s Camp-
The first screen is simple. Just go right and up. There are two treasures in this whole
place, a Belt of Strength and a Circlet. Both aren’t very good, so if you pass them up, no
one will hate you. I never get them! If you want them, though, from the entrance of the
second screen, just go right until you see a path going up. Pass this and hold right. This
will lead to another path going up. The Belt of Strength is here. Keep going right to see
an exit to the lower right hand corner. Follow that path till you reach the Circlet. When
you exit this screen, just go up and you’ll find the way. The rest of the woods are very
simple. When you reach the end, the hero the Jowy will change into their uniforms and
go into the camp. Head to the top-right hand side of the camp. This is the ration tent.
When you get there, a guard will see you. Be sure to play along! Anyway, after you’re
done in the tent, you start walking away, only to see the meany Rowd. He spots you and,
of course, let’s everyone in the base know that you’re here. You’ll run to the left a bit, but
before you get going, go back to the ration tent. On the outside behind a box there’s a
treasure chest with a “Fire Sealing” Rune. As it turns out, there’s nowhere for you to run
except inside the big tent in the middle of camp. This is a tent for Royal Family, but Jillia
plays along and lets you hide in the tent. After Rowd leaves, she even gives you some
good ol’ Highland tea. What does this remind you of? That time in Venice? Never mind.
That’s an old coffee ad incase you’re wondering. Anyway, she recalls seeing you in
Kyaru, when you were about to be killed by Rowd. She asks if you’ll ever forgive
Highland.

“I will….. Someday I know I will.”
(lie to her and yourself)
“………..”
(just say nothing)

Jowy will ask what Highland is trying to do to the State and she’ll mention Luca Blight,
and ask if you know him.

“I know him.”
(lie again. I mean, you really don’t)
“….. He’s a fiendish monster.”
(get scolded by Jowy, but get support from Jillia)

She’ll talk, and talk, and talk, and before you know it, the tea will be cold! This is the
time to leave.

“You’re right.”
(agree and head out)
“The tea was delicious.”
(agree and head out, but add a complement first)

You’ll appear outside the tent. Follow the left wall down to the exit and Rowd will stop
you again. You’ll stop and listen to him for some reason, and guard jump out to attack
you. Kill them, then Jowy will tell you to run.

“I can’t do that.”
(disagree and get pushed away)
“Okay, see ya.”
(agree and run off to the others)

When you’re with the other people again, there will be no sign of Jowy. Solders’ll attack
you again, so kill them. After the fight, Nanami will ask what happened.

“First we have to get out of here.”
(leave. you might as well do this)
“……….”
(get attacked again)

Unless you want to fight some more, pick the first option. You’ll be outside the woods
now. Just head back to Muse. When you get there, go to City Hall to find out you can’t
see Jess or Annabelle at the moment. Now go back to the Tavern to see Viktor and Flik
there, waiting. Viktor will join you and say to go back to City Hall. Save and rest since
you can, and the head to City Hall. When you get to City Hall, head to Annabelle’s
office. Viktor will use a nice little trick to get you in, and you’ll go inside. You’ll soon
find out that Jess didn’t even tell Annabelle about his little plan, which wasn’t nice. He’ll
then ask you how much provisions Highland had.

“About two weeks worth………..”
(tell him and because you’re nice)
“……….”
(let Nanami fill them in)

Now then, Annabelle will say she’s sorry for putting you in such danger, even though the
only involvement she had in it was hiring a looser like Jess. Jess will make some more
rather mean comments and you’ll go back to the bar, mad and dissatisfied. Nanami is still
worried about Jowy, but talks herself into believing he’ll be Ok.

“It’s Jowy. He’ll be fine.”
(Ressure her, of course)
“I don’t know…….”
(tear down the situation even more then it already is)

Either way, she’ll go wait for him by the front gate. Go and stay with her. She’ll keep
asking you to go back in about three different times. You can do so, or stay and wait. If
you go in, you’ll actually just keep waiting at the Inn.

“Welcome home.”
(make him feel loved)
“I’m tired from waiting.”
(he’ll say he’s sorry for making you worry)

If you stay and wait with Nanami, Pilika will soon come out, too. And after a while, Jowy
will trudge up with open arms.

“Welcome home.”
(make him feel loved)
“I’m tired from waiting.”
(he’ll say he’s sorry for making you worry)

Anyway, you’ll go back to the bar and go to bed. And a week will pass by very, very fast.
Nanami will tell you two that there’s something going on up on Jowston Hill. The
entrance to Jowston Hill is way up at the top left corner of town. Head up there and at the
top of the hill you’ll meet up with Viktor again. He’ll let you tag along with him so you
can get in on the Hilltop Conference action. But the person guarding the door wont let
him in because he doesn’t have proof of his identity! So, Flik comes along and gets you
guys in. What an ego crusher… Inside the place, just follow the path to the room where
it’ll take place. Another guy I hate in this game, Gorudo, pushes Nanami out of his way.
Unfortunately, you’ll be having further dealings with him later. I won’t go into that
anymore, though. You take your seats after a Knight saves Gorudo’s rep, and the meeting
starts. During which, I feel I must point out that Gorudo makes more bad mouth
comments to the Mayor of Greenhill. And the Mayor of Greenhill is a woman. He must
be sexist, if you ask me. Anyway, before you know it, Blight and his army are heading
for Muse. After the meeting, just go back to the bar and you’ll find Annabelle and Apple.
Annebelle asks you to slow Blight down for two days so that the other State solders can
arrive. Hey, no problem! Its only two days against the Highland Army, right? Anyway,
you’ll end up agreeing! Annabelle will say for you to go to her room after the fight, and
she’ll tell you about Genkaku’s past. The next day, save. You’re about to fight a major
battle. When you’ve saved, talk to Viktor and lets get this started.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: SLOW DOWN THE HIGHLAND ARMY|||
You’ll see what you’re up against now. Not too pretty, for sure. Like Apple says, if you
beat Solon Jhee’s unit, they’ll run. You won’t even have a chance to attack him and some
Knights that are on your side show up. Another thing, don’t attack Gilbert’s unit. Try to
protect it, rather. Gilbert wills rather quickly and switches sides to join your cause. He’s
one of the 108 stars, so if he dies now, he’s gone for good. Don’t let that happen. Now,
all you really have to do is either attack weaker units, or stay out of the way all together.
Either method will do fine. After a while of fighting, Camus will show up and tell your
Knight friends that they have orders to withdraw. Nice. Real nice. Reluctantly, they back
off leaving you to handle everything. So, now you get to fight some more. Keep it up,
don’t die! Soon, they’ll run off to rest up so they can kill you later, and you go back to the
bar so you can rest a bit, also.

-After the Major Battle-
Before you do anything, go save, because it’s the right thing to do. Then run up stairs and
talk to Nanami – she’s in one of the rooms.  She’ll ask if she can tell you something.

“Sure.”
(let her tell you something)
“I’m kind of tired.”
(snuff her off and go to bed)

If you let her tell you something, she’ll just say “forget it’ and you’ll go to bed. But in the
next room, you see Jowy talking to someone. Who? Well, Kage. You might remember
him from Suikoden 1. After Jowy says something about taking the right path, you’ll
know something up. And you’re right, too, the game is about to take a drastic turn. But
anyway, the next morning, the three of you go up to City Hall to talk to Annabelle about
Genkaku. But, when you get there you’ll find her way to busy to tell you anything, and
she tells you to come back in the evening. So, go back to the Inn. When you arrive,
though, Jowy just runs off again and doesn’t say why. Talk to Nanami and say you’re
worried about him, then go up to City Hall again. On the right side of the entrance you’ll
find Jowy and Kage talking again, but this time you catch him in the act and can ask him
what’s up.

“What are you doing?”
(take a guess)
“Who was the person?”
(this isn’t a hard one, either)

Either way, he’ll give a stupid answer and tell you to run far away.

“What are you going to do?”
(try to dig deeper into what his plans are)
“Yeah…………..”
(act like you know he’s up to something)

If you ask him what he’s going to do, he just says he wants you to take care of Pilika,
should anything happen to him. That night, Viktor pays a visit to Annabelle and they
have some wine. A nice though, really, since she wont be able to drink wine for much
longer. Anyway, after that, it’s your turn to go see her about Genkaku, finally. So head on
up, but the guard will say something about your friend going to see her… Yeah, none
other then Jowy. He goes into her room, and after a few words and little bit of fighting,
he stabs her and runs off. He DOES get a new picture in his text boxes here, though. So
it’s not all bad. Then you run in and see what’s up. He’ll run off no matter what, and
Annabelle will die there. On top of your best friend betraying you and Muse already
losing the war because the mayor of it just died, to make matters worse Jess runs in and
since you’re the only ones in the room, accuses you of killing her. Yeah, nice guy. After
that, you’ll find yourself running from yet another city. Go back and see Leona and she’ll
tell you that the army is meeting up again in South Window. Pilika joins the convoy, and
then you run out of town. That night, Nanami brings up the option of running away and
living on your own in the mountains. It doesn’t matter what you say, she’ll agree either
way, actually. You wake up the next morning, and you happen to be right next to
Coronet, just a little farther south and you’re there. When you get there and try to book a
boat in the bottom left corner of town, you find that Luca has ordered no one to leave the
city on a boat. Sucks. Anyway, now that you know this, go to the Inn. Doesn’t the
innkeeper look like Sanchez from Suikoden 1? Anyway, it just so happens that the three
traveling performers are passing through. You know, Rina, Eilie, and Bolgan. Eilie
doesn’t like the looks of Nanami being there, since Eilie wants you for herself. Anyway,
you can say you don’t know her, which is fun. Or you can say, “It’s been a while.” Either
way, you all sit down for a drink. Then, its up to you to find out away to get a boat. Well,
first go save since it’s been a while.

-Getting to South Window-
I thought that last subheading was getting to long, so I decided to give this its own
subheading. Hope you don’t mind! At the southeast corner of town, you’ll find Sheena, a
Suikoden 1 character. He’ll run out of the hut, and yell some stuff through the door.
Strange, huh? Go in the hut and you’ll find Tai ho and his bro, Yam Koo, also from
Suikoden 1. Be persistent while talking to them, and he’ll challenge you to a game. It’s a
game of chance, so luck is all you have. Just keep trying, and be sure you saved before
you try this!  It can drain your cash! Anyway, once you’ve won, go back and get your
friends from the bar, then go back to Tai ho’s place and hop on the boat. He’ll take you
across with no problems. Save when you get here, then leave town and head south for
long ways till you reach South Window.

-South Window-
Now that you’re finally here, you’ll see Viktor near the entrance. After a bit of talking,
you’ll all head to the bar. The bar is actually at the Inn, so go there to find Flik and Viktor
waiting. There will be even more talking, then you, Viktor, Flik and Nanami will head to
City Hall. Once you’re there, you’ll meet the mayor of South Window. After some more
talking, Granmeyer, the mayor, will ask Viktor to go see what’s going on in North
Window, since young girls have been disappearing in surrounding areas. Now, you loyal
Suikoden players will probably know what’s going on. Neclord, the vampire is there in
North Window. But how? He died in Suikoden 1? Well, you’ll understand later. Go back
to the tavern now. After a bunch more talking, you’re given a party of five people, and
now you’re off to North Window. It’s actually more to the northwest, really, at the top
left corner of the island. Once you get there, you’ll see, for the first time, Viktor’s
hometown. It’s a ghost town, however. The aftermath of the vampire Neclord still
remains. Viktor tells the story of what happened, but then, Neclord, the big meany, walks
up. And let me tell you, time has NOT served him well - he is UGLY!!!! But that’s
besides the point, the real bad thing is that he’s very alive and doing just fine. He then
attacks, but don’t bother with him. You can’t win at the moment, just let yourself die.
After your dead, he’ll run off and your new mission will be to go fetch the Star Dragon
sword. If you have enough medicine, use some now. If you used any Rune power during
and fights, go back to South Window and rest. Other wise, just heal up and leave North
Window. Go down then left at the fork, and you’re there.

-The Cave of the Wind-
Save outside, then go on in. First, go all the way up into the next room. Then keep
following the path right, and into the next room. Take the next path up and right into the
next room, then follow the path through here. There’s only one path to take again, so
follow it into the next room and you’ll be in a room with the path you came in on, another
path leading up, with is right behind you, and another path strait ahead. First go strait and
get the Fish Badge from the chest, then go back and take the path leading up. Go strait
through the next room and go through the door at the other side. Then go up and take a
left at the first path to get a Fire Wall Scroll, now go back and continue up. No go up and
right, and in the next room you’ll be faced with a few fear inspiring “puzzles.” First,
you’ll see a few rocks blocking your path, go up to the top one and push X to push it out
of the way and keep going. Next, you’ll see a tunnel that’s blowing wind making it so if
you walk across, you’ll get blown into a hole. Give up? Ok, take the rock that’s next to
the hole, and push it in front of the hole. This is the basic idea that should make the rest
of the rooms easy. Just remember to always stay BEHIND the rocks, and you’ll be just
fine. The last room has four rocks and four of the wind gust things, once you’re past the
last room, go strait across to find an old man and three treasure chests. Take them all, and
if you need to get out of the cave, talk to the old guy. If not, go back and down just a little
to another path, right below the path with the old guy on it. Take the door at the end. Now
then, exit this next room through the door at the top, and in the next room go left and
down through the other door. In the next room, go down at the fork, then at the next fork
go down again and you’ll reach three other paths. Take the bottom left path to get a Half
Helmet, and take the bottom right path for a Stone of Defense. Now exit this big room by
taking the top left path and following it to a door. Once you’re through, go up a little to
meet Kahn, a vampire hunter dude. After a bit of friction, he’ll join you to help you take
out Neclord. So, with that, keep going up. It’s just one path the rest of the way, so you’ll
be fine. You’ll soon reach the Star Dragon sword, but Viktor really screws up and makes
the sword very mad. At that time, the sword attacks you…

===Beating the Star Dragon Sword===
First off, the hero and Nanami should use their unite attack, and when Nanami is
unbalanced, have the hero attack regularly or attack or heal with his Rune. Viktor should
attack or heal, but mostly attack. Have Kahn use his nifty Rune, and have Eilie attack or
heal as needed. The sword attacks twice per round and really has some rough attacks, so
watch your power. And he has 2500 HP, so this is a balanced fight, if you ask me, but it
still might take a short while to beat him.

-After the Star Dragon Sword-
He’ll join you to kill Neclord, and you’ll walk out of the cave through a door behind the
sword. The first thing to do now it to run back to South Window and take a nap at the
Inn. And while you’re there, if you haven’t already, buy new armor as needed, and also
restock on items. After this, go back to North Window and go in the castle. There’s
actually only one real direct rout through here, but there are two or three little side areas,
and another thing, there ARE enemies in here, but the encounter rate is extremely low.
You could run through this whole place and not get in a fight, probably. When you first
get it, go in the door right above you and get the Fire Rune in the bottom left corner.
Then exit the room and go left, up, and through the door. Then go up and left through the
door here. Ignore the door on the upper wall and head strait through the door in front of
you. The next few screens will just be a strait path, but when you come to a room full of
statues, you’ll be in another dreaded puzzle room. First, push the statue that’s out of place
on the square above the brown square, then push the west-most statue up to open a secret
door. Go in the room to get the Darkness Rune, and exit the secret room and push the out
of place statue onto the discolored floor panel and continue on. Its another single path
trek now and soon you’ll be in a room full of candles. Light the bottom row of candles by
pushing the X button. The only candle you don’t light is the next to the last one. Go in the
secret room to find a Blue Ribbon. Now leave and light the unlit candle on the top row to
continue. Keep going up till you reach a bridge. This will let you know you’re almost
there. Just keep going and be sure to get the two treasure chests in one of the rooms on
the way, since one of them is a Chain Mail. Equip it to the hero, unless someone else
really needs it, then keep going. You’ll cross another bridge, then be in the room right
before Neclord’s. Heal up now, if you need to, make sure everyone is equipped with good
armor, and go on in. Once inside, Neclord will actually want to make a deal. The Star
Dragon Sword for Daisy - Daisy evidently an old girlfriend of Viktor’s, or something of
that nature. But Viktor is too smart for that, he sees through the N man’s plan and
beheads the Daisy impersonator. With his plan destroyed, Neclord runs off, but leaves a
huge monster of his that you’ll get to kill.

===Beating Abomination===
Now, the problem here is a combination of a few things. 1. This guy has 4500 HP. 2. He
has a number of attacks and they all hurt rather badly. 3. He attacks twice a turn, so that’s
two painful attacks every turn. However, you have your tricks too, right? Sure! First,
have the hero and Nanami use the unite attack, and have the hero heal with his Rune
when Nanami’s unbalanced. Now have Viktor attack with Scrolls or his sword. Have
Kahn use his strongest Rune spell, Charm Arrow, then have him use the scrolls he has in
his inventory. Have Eilie heal and attack with everything she’s got. When worse comes to
worse, have the hero use his strongest Rune spell to heal everyone. Doing this, and being
on level 24 or 25 should be enough to win without too much of a struggle. But keep in
mind that this is easily the hardest boss you’ve fought, so don’t do anything foolish.

-After Abomination-
You’ll automatically leave the castle and Kahn will leave the crew to follow Neclord.
When you start heading back to South Window, Flik, along with Leona, Apple, and the
others will walk up to greet you with the news that Highland has overthrown South
Window. And even worse, Mayor Grenmeyer’s head was hung on the South Window
gate. War, what is it good for? Anyway, Freed is pretty crushed by the news, and since he
has no where to go, he decides to stay with you guys. You’ll go back inside the castle,
congratulations, by the way, it’s your new home! After a little bit of chatting, Apple tells
you about a guy named Shu who lives in Radat. He’s a strategist, and according to Apple,
a very, very good one. A good place to start would be to have him join your cause. For
the first time in too long, you’ll be able to make your own party again. Make up one of
real quick. The only real hard thing you have to do is walk across the map, and that’s not
hard. So make a party, save, and leave. Radat is on the other side of the island. I mean,
the OTHER side, all the way east. So start walking. You’ll come to it eventually. If
you’re still injured from the fight with Abomination, which you should be, stop in
Kuskus on the way and stay at the Inn. Once you’re in Radat run strait through town till
you reach a wall with a break in it. This is the front gate at Shu’s house. Oh, did I
mention he’s rich? Yes, he got rich off trading. He’s a cool guy, if you ask me. Anyway,
you get to speak with him, but he just sends you away saying that he uses his smarts to
“predict shifts in the world’s economy.” You won’t leave till you get him to join you,
though, so lets think for a second… Well, go to the tavern and talk to everyone there.
Then, when you’re leaving, Shu walks in. Apple literally begs him to join you, but again
he lets you suffer in all your humiliation. Well, with that, leave the tavern and go down a
bit to find a man in a trench coat named Richmond, the privet eye. He’ll tell you he can
help you, and after paying a small fee, he tells you to go to the Inn to wait. So, go ahead
and wait at the Inn. After a while, he’ll tell you about Shu meeting someone at the port to
the east. So, you sleep at the Inn, and the next day (there’s that cool music again) you
wake up and head to the port. Just follow the same path you went to get to Shu’s house,
just go farther. After waiting for a bit, Shu shows up, and again tries to give you the cold
shoulder. But Apple wears him down enough to where he makes a deal with you. If you
can find a coin he throws in the water by morning, he’ll join you. But hey, that’s a strong
current. You’ll have to get the dam doors shut before you can do any searching. Talk to
the dude with the headband, and he'll give you the brush-off. Then, Amada will walk up
to say hi, and then HE’LL make you a deal. If the hero can beat him in a one on one
battle, he’ll close the gate. Man, lots of gamblers around here, huh?

^^^Dual Battle vs. Amada^^^

Attack Phrases
Ok, first a little test…
YOWCH!!!!! Nice one! My hand’s all numb!
Ouch! I felt that one!
Ouch!!! I definitely felt that one!!!
Ouch! Pretty good! Ok, it’s my turn next!
Thinking the same thing, eh. C’mon, let’s go.

Wild Attack Phrases
That won’t get us anywhere! Lets try this one on fer size!!!!!
Argh!!! I’ll get ya next time!!!!!
I’m just about ready to take the gloves off.
Ok, here we go!
Ok, it’s my turn next!
That was fun!!!!! Lets go again!!!!
Ok, boy, here we go!

Defend Phrases
Ha ha, ok, first show me what you’ve got, boy.
Dammit!!!! I might lose this one!!!!
C’mon, now it’s your turn.
Damn! Dammit!!!! Gotta think!!!!!


-After the Dual-
A deal’s a deal. He opens the gate so you guys can crawl around in the 20-degree water
all night! Later that night, you three are still looking. Nanami has nothing but bad things
to say, and finding the thing isn’t looking up at all. However, just before you give up, the
hero sees the coin and grabs it. And Shu appears on the stairs and joins the army. Of
course, he’s wondering how the coin got in the water, since all he threw in was a rock.
He’ll never know, but you get to see Richmond standing on the bridge flipping a coin. Of
course, he threw it in. Well, you might want to save after all that, then head back to the
castle.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-IN NEED OF A LEADER-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Once you’re home again, go to the main hall where Viktor, Flik, and a few others are
waiting. Shu shows up right away and already has a plan. After laying down his
employment rules, he explains the plan. Which is, basically, to sneak behind Solon Jhee’s
unite and attack it from behind, then to get the South Window troops to join you, then
you’ll have a good chance of winning. Shu assigns you, the hero boy, to be the one who
attacks Solon Jhee. The next morning, save and then pay another visit to the Main Hall
again, where everyone is waiting for you. Well, get started with the battle.

|||Major Battle: Defend the Castle|||
The computer will do most everything until you arrive behind Jhee, then you’ll have
some say in the fight. You arrive right after the fight starts, so head up to the J-man as
soon as you can. Once you’ve attacked Jhee once, everyone will see what you’ve done
and switch sides and join you. Try and stay away from battle after that, or at least keep
the hero’s unit away. The other units you command don’t matter a great deal. Soon
enough, Solon will call a full retreat… wimp.

-After the Major Battle-
You’ll arrive back at your HQ to find all your new recruits cheering for you. Then you’ll
head back to the Main Hall, and Flik will inform you that you’re officially ‘the hero.’
You’re all of the sudden famous. Well, of course, this new army needs a leader. Of
course, Shu has his eye on you for the new leader. He explains all that you’ve
accomplished, and really, by the time he’s done, you’ll probably end up thinking you’re
the one for the job, too. Obviously, you can’t proceed in the game until you accept, so I
won’t put the your responses in here. Nanami wants you to think about it more, so you
take here advice and Viktor tells you to meet up with him in the bar of the castle so he
can tell you about “something Annebelle didn’t have time to tell you.” That night in your
room, You and Nanami talk about this leader concept a little more, then you head to the
bar. Save at the save crystal outside your room. Then head to the bar. If for some reason
you don’t know where it is, from your room go up through the big door at the top of the
room, then go down the stairs. You’ll now be in the main room of the castle, the nucleus.
Head through the door at the bottom of this room and then you’re almost there. Just go
through the door to the right and you’re at the bar. Viktor will be there, so have a chat
with him. He'll ask if you still want to sit through the story.

“I still want to here it.”
(persist in hearing it)
“Forget about it.”
(have Nanami persist for you)

If you refuse, you’ll get out of hearing it, but there’s nothing else to do, so of course
you’ll end up hearing the story. It’s pretty interesting anyway, so if you refused, talk to
him again to get the story. It goes a little something like this…


*spoiler*
“Okay… Now this happened a long time ago. It has nothing to do with you. Hero, you’re
an individual named Hero, you’re not just ‘Genkaku’s son.’ Okay? Don’t you ever forget
that.”

“Just before this war started, fighting between Highland and the State was pretty much
limited to just minor border skirmishes. It was just about 30 years ago? Highland and the
State fought a great war against each other. There are lots of different stories about what
happened, but it seems that the State started the war. Annebelle’s father, Mayor Derall of
Muse, let the State, and the famous general, Han Cunningham let the Highland army.
Derall was an amateur when it came to war and before long he had lost have of Muse and
the Matilda Domain. That’s when a hero appeared…. Your adopted father Genkaku.
Genkaku got command of a unit and raided Highland’s supply tent. This slowed
Highland long enough for the State to recover.”

“The war went back and forth. Genkaku and Han were from the same village and it looks
like they were good friends. Sometimes they would drink together leisurely right in the
middle of both camps. By doing so, they both realized what a stupid and pointless war it
was. And so, Genkaku and Han worked together to make a peace treaty. Citizens of both
countries were overjoyed. All except for one man…. The mayor of Muse city.”

“There was one border city, your hometown of Kyaro, that Derall refused to give over to
Highland. So negotiations broke down and the war began anew. That’s when the kind of
Highland, Agares Blight, made a suggestion. The war should be decided by a ‘dual
between both champions.’ Darell agreed to the idea, as did Han and Genkaku who wished
only for the war to finally come to an end.”

“The time came for the dual to begin. King Agares gave his sword to Han and Mayor
Darell gave his sword to Genkaku. This singled that each champion was fighting as a
representative of their own country. But something happened. Genkaku never once even
raised his sword. Darell ordered him over and over to fight over and over, but he refused.
Time passed, and people got angry that the contest was spoiled, they blamed Genkaku.
With no other choice, Han knocked away Genkaku’s blade and put his sword on
Genkaku’s neck to declare victory. That’s how your town of Kyaro came to be Highland
territory.”

“Genkaku was called ‘traitor’ and ordered into exile by Lord Derall. He left without ever
revealing his true reason for not fighting. Many years passed, Darell had left his job as
mayor, and finally it was learned why Genkaku didn’t fight. Darell had secretly coated
the sword he gave Genkaku with poison. Genkaku was ruined if he won or lost. If he lost,
fine. If he was, Darell was planning to expel him for his ‘evil crime.’ Genkaku detected
the poison and couldn’t bring himself to swing his sword. And so… Genkaku’s name was
finally cleared, but he would never again return to the City-State. As for what happened
after that…. well, you know better then I do.”
*end of spoiler*

And there’s the story! It’s a long one, huh? Well, Nanami will be asleep when Viktor’s
done with the story, and the next morning she’ll wake you again. Save, then head to the
Main Hall. Chat with Shu to be asked the question again, that is, do you want to lead the
Army. Obviously, you have to join the army. If you refuse over and over again, the
people standing around you will eventually all try and talk you into it, then it will just
repeat. So, go ahead and agree, you have no choice, anyway. After you accept, Huan, the
doctor you met in Muse will arrive and join the army. Nice, huh? I can’t blame him, of
course. If my hometown had just been destroyed I’d go ahead and join to get some
revenge, too. Well, enough about me, after he joins, you’ll be asked to name the castle
whatever you want. So, name it something good, because you’ll be stuck with it for the
rest of the game! I named mine Evermore Castle, after the Secret of Evermore. Hey, it’s
all I could think of, shut up! Then Leknaat will appear! Good ol’ Leknaat! Players of
Suikoden 1 will understand the story behind her a bit better. Anyway, you may also
remember Luc from Suikoden 1, well, Leknaat leaves him with you at your castle, so
now you have one of the best magic Rune users in the game! Sure, he dies easily, but it’s
a small price to pay for his power. After all this is done, you’ll wake up the next morning
with Nanami screaming in your ear. You seemingly cant do anything, but leave the
castle, and right before you go onto the world map, Fitcher, you may remember him from
Muse, will run up and ask you if he’s in North Window.


“Nope, You’re way off.”
(tell him he’s wrong and he’ll leave)
“That’s right.”
(he’ll ask you a few more questions)

Don’t say he’s way off, just say that he’s in North Window and everything will be fine.
He’ll then ask about the great hero who defeated the Highland Army.

“He’s unbelievably cool.”
(put in good word for “the hero.”)
“Eh, he’s nothing special.”
(just let him decide for himself, I supose)
“The hero is me.”
(he’ll say you’re joking and go off to talk to the “real” leader)

It doesn’t matter what you say, of course. Once he runs off, head to the Main Hall to see
him talking to Shu. He then, of course, finds out who you really are and grovels for
forgiveness. See? Being leader isn’t so bad, is it? He’ll ask you to come to Two Rivers
City to forge an alliance. Of course you want to, right? I mean, it Two Rivers City!
You’ve never been there! And besides what else can you do? Nothing! So, say you’ll go
and let’s get on with it, shall we? However, you need a captain to get your boat to Two
Rivers. Before we go get one, however, we’re going to do a bit of recruiting! Yay!

Now then, go to the bar and make a party of some sort and head over to South Window.
When you enter, you’ll see a shadowy figure to the left. This is Clive, you may remember
him from Muse. He won’t join you just yet, but soon. Go to the Inn/Bar and recruit
Zamza, if you didn’t earlier in the game, you can now.

Then go upstairs in the Inn and talk to Alex and Hilda. You went treasure hunting with
Alex, if you remember. And Hilda, of course, is his wife that owned the White Deer Inn.
Well’p, three recruits so far! Not bad!

Now leave the Inn and go right until the armor shop comes into view, then go all the way
up to a house. A stupid inventor, that is sadly one of the 108 Stars, lives here. First, he
asks for a Sacrificial Jizo. Bolgan has one equipped, unless you’ve already used it. If not,
give it to him, if you used it, run to Kuskus and check out the item store’s Rare Finds
section. Go back to South Window and give it to him, and he’ll ask for a Wooden Shield.
Thankfully, they sell them at the armor store just a little ways away. Go pick one up and
bring it back to Adlei, the inventor. From here, go to the Rune Master’s shop and buy a
Wind Rune (5000p! Ouch!). Now take them to Adlei and give them to him. Be sure to
pick “Throw Wind Crystal” when the option appears, or you’ll have to get him another
Sacrificial Jizo. After you hit him in the head with it, he turns into a rather nice guy! In
fact, he builds you an elevator in your castle! Sweetness!

Well, now that you’re at your castle, go to the bar and make a party of all female
characters and go to Kuskus. Just left of the entrance, there is an old woman down some
stairs. She’ll tell you about some meanies who beat women up for fun. Leave town, then
go back in and go to the west side of town, across the big yellow bridge. The fellows are
over there and start making remarks, etc. Then you get hit in the back of the head and
knocked out. But Oulan, the person you came here to recruit, saves you. Tell her what she
wants and ask her to join.

We’re actually not done. The most frustrating recruit in a large portion of the game is
next. Go to the docks on the east side of Kuskus and talk to Tai Ho. He and his brother
will be your boat captain if you win his freaking game again! But this time, if you lose,
you OWE him money, so if you get into the minus numbers (i.e. -1000p), just start the
game over. You could blow a lot of money on this, but it MUST be done! It MUST I say!
So just keep trying and you’ll eventually get lucky and win. A good method is to go and
fight till you have about 5000p, then save at the Kuskus Inn. Then whenever Tai Ho
cleans you out, just push Start, Select, R1, R2, L1 and L2 to reset the game and start at
the Inn with all your cash, ready to play again.

After you’ve won, go back to your castle and go to the bar. Put Freed in your party, then
leave the castle again and go to Radat, the town you got Shu in. Stallion, another
Suikoden 1 character is in this town and if you’ve successfully ran from 50 battles, he’ll
join. However, unless you’re insanely under-level and have ran from most of the battles
you’ve fought to this point, he probably won’t join yet. Anyway, go down to see
Richmond outside the Appraiser’s store. Talk to him and ask him to join, he’ll play a coin
flip game. After you’ve lost once, go to the bar and talk to the man directly left of the
door inside. He’ll give you a new coin to use when playing the coin game. Go down to
Richmond again and he’ll see that he’s been beaten, and will join.

Now go directly right from where you are behind the large wall to find a woman hanging
up laundry. This is actually Freed’s wife, and after a long bit of talking, she’ll ask if she
can join so she doesn’t have to be away from Freed. Of course it’s alright with you, so
after she joins, go back to the bridge where you had to search for the coin. Its time to visit
your pal Amada!

Amada wants to join, of course, but he still wants to decide it with another one-on-one
battle.


^^^Dual Battle vs. Amada^^^

Attack Phrases
Ok, first a little test…
YOWCH!!!!! Nice one! My hand’s all numb!
Ouch! I felt that one!
Ouch!!! I definitely felt that one!!!
Ouch! Pretty good! Ok, it’s my turn next!
Thinking the same thing, eh. C’mon, let’s go.

Wild Attack Phrases
That won’t get us anywhere! Lets try this one on fer size!!!!!
Argh!!! I’ll get ya next time!!!!!
I’m just about ready to take the gloves off.
Ok, here we go!
Ok, it’s my turn next!
That was fun!!!!! Lets go again!!!!
Ok, boy, here we go!

Defend Phrases
Ha ha, ok, first show me what you’ve got, boy.
Dammit!!!! I might lose this one!!!!
C’mon, now it’s your turn.
Damn! Dammit!!!! Gotta think!!!!!

-After the Dual-
Victory should come rather easily, and he’ll join the army.

You’re actually still not done! One more person to recruit! Go across the rest of the
bridge and you’ll be back on the continent the game started on. The one with the old fort
that Luca burnt down. From the bridge, go northeast, or up and left, until you reach the
fort. Go on inside to meet Templeton, the mapmaker. He’s another Suikoden 1 character,
back and ready to give you a map. He’ll run off after you talk to him at the fort, and he’ll
go to Toto Village, Pilika’s hometown, now in ruins. Head up to Toto to talk to him again
and he’ll join you for the sake of the difficulties all this town destroying is causing him
and his mapmaking. He’ll then join the army AND give you a Suiko Map, a very usful
item!

Now go all the way back to the castle. Your recruiting is done for the time being, but
you’ll be getting Clive soon. Once you’re back at the castle, go see Shu in the main hall
again. Since Amada will be in your party, he becomes your captain. Then Shu asks you to
choose your remaining party members. Put Luc in, and kick Anita out. Fill her space with
whomever you’d like, and you don’t have to bring Oulan, but I did, she’s useful. Now
that you have your party, go down to your docks (from your room go through the big
door, down the stairs and into the next room, then through the door just right of the big
stairs you just came off of) and on the left side of it, you’ll see Amada preparing your
boat. After he says his words, leave the castle and go to South Window to recruit Clive,
replace who ever you’d like, he’s a good companion to have along.. While you’re here,
go to the Rune Master’s shop and attach your Blue Gate Rune to Luc’s head, and the
Darkness Rune to whomever will accept it. Now stroll to Kuskus and go to the
Blacksmiths. Sharpen your weapon, Nanami’s weapon, and whoever else is in your party,
to level 6. But not Luc’s weapon, he won’t be attacking with his normal weapon too
often.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-NEW PLACES, NEW FACES-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Now go back to the castle, get on your boat, and go to Lakewest. Its up and left from your
castle, you’ll se it on the map. Once you’re at Lakewest, Go to the house at the top left
corner of town and inside you’ll find Taki. Talk to her four times, then she’ll join you.
Good start! Now leave Lakewest and follow the road directly west to Two Rivers City.
As soon as you walk in, you’ll be pick pocketed and all your potch will be taken, you
wont get it back any time soon, either, so you’ll have to deal with it! Go to the top of
town and show your letter to the guards at the door to find out that the stupid thief you
stole your cash also got the letter.

-Catching Choco-
Well, I myself hate this guy! Too bad he ends up joining your army… But anyway, this is
a deceiving title, because you don’t actually catch him and get your money back. All you
do is get chase him around for a bit, then get caught up in government business, then you
chase him some more, etc. I’ll shut up now, lets just get on with it! There’s a passage
leading up to Choco’s village on the left side of town. You don’t walk on the world map
at all, its just right above you. In fact, you’ll see him run up to his village by it, so follow
him! Once you’re there, the chase will began, so keep following him till he fly’s away
with your letter, and your money. Well, head back to Two River to find Fitcher about to
get a… rather severe punishment for running off you find your castle and lying about you
coming to their village. You can either stop the punishment, or stand back and watch him
get lashed. Either way, you get to see Makai and chat a bit, then he send you to an Inn to
get some rest. At the Inn, in your room, you find Choco waiting. After asking a couple
more questions that go nowhere, he fly’s off again. Go back downstairs to see Fitcher run
up and tell you that Makai and Ridley are fighting about a reason unknown. Go to City
Hall and head to Makai’s room to see what’s up.

-Trouble in the Message Center-
Well, city hall actually! When you arrive in Makai’s room you’ll see him and an
enragedRidley! Despite all efforts to calm Ridley, he storms out breaking the age-old
alliance between Two Rivers and Kobold Village. To get to Kobold Village, go to the
Winger’s Village and then through an exit at the top left corner of town and you’ll be
there. You won’t be able to get through, though. So you’ll have to think of another way…
Well, start heading back and Fitcher, being the “feeb” he is, gets pick pocketed by
Choco! Of course, it’s time to play the chasing game again! You’ll corner him again, but
again, he’ll escape, yet again, through a secret passage!! Follow him, but NOT far! The
enemies in here are very tough and before you go too far into the sewers, I recommend
you build your levels to 30, no less. Why? First, there’s a very hard boss in here that
you’ll need to be on level 30 for, and second, you need money. You’ll be killing two
birds with one stone by building up here. Also, aside from leveling up and getting cash,
the enemies here drop nice things (Land Sharks drop Guard Rings and Recipe #21’s,
Sirens drop Banshee Runes and Mangoshs, etc.), I know it will take a long time, but do it
because it’s really for the best. Once you’re FINALLY at level 30, go rest, save, stock up
on Medicine, and make any Rune adjustments you’d like, but leave the Blue Gate Rune
on Luc and buy a Water Rune and put it on the Hero... Now, head to the sewers!

-Two River Sewers-
Once you enter the main part of the sewers, you’ll see a treasure on the other side of the
water. If you didn’t get it while you were leveling up, go down and across the bridge and
get it. Then go down and follow the path to another bridge, then go up for a Resurrection
Rune, then turn around and take the bridge across to the other side. Don’t go crazy on
using your Runes in during battles in here, attack regularly as much as you can. Anyway,
go across the bridge, then left and down off the screen. Keep following the path off the
screen again, and… Well… Just keep following it! It’s just one long path! You’ll find a
Healing Wind Scroll on the way, then you’ll reach a fork in the road. Take the path
leading up and get the Fire Emblem and the Stone of Defense, and go back to the fork
and take the other path. Just keep moving along and you’ll come to a save point! Heal,
save, and go through the door ahead of you. You’ll then be in a dark hall. Keep walking
up and you’ll be attacked by the Pest Rat.

===Beating the Pest Rat===
This boss is quite hard indeed, but he should be very bearable as long as you have a high
level. It has 5200 HP, attacks twice a turn and all his attacks hurt! But, you have the Hero
armed with his normal Rune AND a Water Rune, so you’ll be able to take on anything
coming your way. Further more, you have tons of Medicine (don’t you?), so the odds are
totally in your favor. First, have the Hero use his Water Rune and use the Protect Mist
spell.  Also, unite attack with Nanami, or heal, whichever is needed. Then have him
attack or heal while Nanami is unbalanced. Have Oulan open the fight by using her Rune,
the attack or heal with Medicine. Have Luc drain his Blue Gate Rune. Use everything
except Empty World – you shouldn’t need to take such drastic measures. Have Clive use
Scrolls and attack or heal. With that strategy, you should be fine!

-After the Pest Rat-
Go back and save, of course, then continue to the exit of the sewers. You’ll be right in
Kobold Village! Ridley runs up to say hi, then after getting very mad, he’ll tell you what
happened. You see, it seems someone was hanging around the village the night before,
and one of Ridley’s men saw him. The strange guy got away, but he dropped a secret
peace treaty between Two River and Highland. Normally, this would be alright, but
Ridley doesn’t like the fact that the treaty also signs the Kobolds over to Highland. That’s
why all this is going on. He then says he can no longer trust humans.

“I understand.”
(be a good hearted young man and let it be)
“That’s what the enemy wants!!!!!”
(I like this one as to you get to sound like a real leader who knows what he’s doing!)

Ridley throws you out again, and you’re at another brick wall as of what to do. Head
back to the town of Two River to see Makai and the towns people chatting with Kiba and
Klaus, Kiba being a famous Highland General and Klaus being his military strategy
genius son. After the people are done talking, Kiba and everyone leaves, and Fitcher asks
Makai what’s going on. Then Choco appears again and yells out some more human
hating stuff, and runs off. Go to the Inn and go upstairs to see a guy in one of the rooms.
Talk to him and tell him to go to your castle and that it won’t cost him anything and he’ll
join the army as the castle Armor shop. Now rest at the Inn and save, then go to Makai’s
place to talk about this ‘treaty.’ When you’re there, Makai basically says that he’s going
to join up with Highland, destroy your army, the Kobolds and the Wingers. In any case,
he’s not planning on joining forces with you. He tells you to stay at the New Leaf Inn
before you head out, because Highland is at large. Once outside, Choco will dash up and
tell you his grandmother wants to mean you, and then Fitcher will spring upon you the
fact that he sent a letter to Shu sending for reinforcements! Surprise!! Well, it’s time to
meat granny, so go to the Winger’s village again. Choco will show you the way to his
house, and granny will talk for a while, telling you her thoughts on everything that’s been
going on, and will give you a history of the wingers.When you’re ready to go, you’ll see
Choco yet again, and he’ll just tell you that he still doesn’t like you and he won’t give
you your wallet! Nice guy, for real. Go back to the Inn to rest and save, and in the
morning Kiba arrives. The only difference is that he has his army with him…

As soon as they’ve talked, the battle begins and people start dying left and right! From
here, run over to Kobold Village and try to get Ridley to join again. At first, he still
won’t, but then he comes to his senses and helps in the fight. Not only that, but the
Wingers drop in (hee hee, I made a pun) and start helping out. Furthermore, your army
arrives and this leaves Highland surrounded. Then they retreat and you have won the
battle! YES!!!

On the Highland’s side, you see Solon Jhee saying his last words in his defense before
Luca Blight cuts his head off, and Jowy steps up for a try. He makes a very strange offer
to Luca, and a seemingly impossible one, but as we shall see, he’s all but able to get any
sort of job done… Anyway, the next morning, you’ll be informed that Shu is there to see
you. Go to the assembly hall to talk to him, and when you’re done there, go to Kobold
village. At the Item shop, buy a Fried Taco or two, then just start heading back to your
castle. On the way out Choco will ask to join, so recruit him even if you don’t want to,
which you probably won’t! In Lakewest, have the Hero eat all the Fried Tacos. If you see
steam coming off him, he’s ‘toasty.’ In a house at the upper part of the village, there’s a
guy who builds baths. Talk to him while you’re toasty and he’ll join you! When you’re
finally home again, go save at the crystal right outside the main hall, then go into the
main hall to speak with Shu. He’ll bring up a new problem, but says he wont tell you till
tomorrow. Well, you wake up the next day in your new room! Finally! You actually may
want to explore your castle before talking to Shu again, it’s been improved by a long
shot. Also, go outside and over to the rightmost side of the castle. Go up and through the
big door (the one you used when you entered the castle to fight Neclord). Now, go around
the water supply and through the door. In the next room, you’ll see your new bath! Take
one if you’d like! After you’re done, go through the door on the right side of the room.
Go through the door just to the right. You’ll be in a big empty room. Go down and
through one of the doors at the bottom of the room to see a guy named Hai Ho talking to
one of your men. He’ll insist on joining your army! Join him and he’ll turn the balcony
and the big empty room into a totally nifty restaurant!!! YEAH!!! Now, go back and save
again and go talk to Shu, he’ll tell you about Greenhill City, and how forming an alliance
with them would be a huge help. He then tells you his plan to send you, and four other
young people into the school as students so you could form one. He tells Flik to go along,
and then you have three people to choose from, cause Nanami’s coming along. I’m taking
Luc, Choco (you should take him too. He allows you to recruit someone on the way) and
Gengen! Now that you’re leaving, head to the boat docks!

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-NEW PLACES, NEW FACES (PART 2)-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Go to Lakewest, you have to go through here to get to Greenhill. Before you leave
Lakewest though, go to the Inn and speak with Hix and Tengaar in the corner. Both of
these people were in Suikoden 1, by the way, and happen to notice Flik! After a bit of
chatting, they run off. Bid farewell to them for now and continue on to Greenhill, which
is past Kobold village to the west, then north and west. You’ll see it, believe me. Head on
in to see Fitcher at the entrance. He tells you a few things, then tells you to come up with
some fake names. You can temporarily name yourself anything! So, after coming up with
a new name, you get to name Nanami, too. It, of course, doesn’t matter what you name
anyone. So, do what you feel and head up to the front gate. Thanks to Flik’s really great
and smooth speaking skills, you get through unhurt. You might as well save at the Inn,
and rest if you need to. Go, run up the center path and you’ll soon see a solder and a
young girl in a fight. Well, Flik saves her, and she gets an instant crush on him, but of
course, we all know that Flik still loves his old friend Odessa, who died four years earlier.
Because of this, he won’t let himself get with anyone else. A sad tale indeed… Anyway,
After this whole thing is over, go up and into the big building and talk to Emilia behind
the desk. After enrolling you, she’ll run off. Run after her and talk to her again, and she’ll
pretty much give you a big run down of the locations of everything. Then Shin will walk
by, he’s rather important. Now go talk to Emilia again and tell her she’s pretty, but only
once. Now go outside to se Nina talking to her friends about Flik! Whew, she’s totally
lost it… Now she drags him off. To where? No one knows. Now go rest in your dorm,
it’s the one on the left side of the school. She’ll tell you where your rooms are, but for
some reason she tells you in a very confusing way. Here are easier directions: Ho up the
stairs on the left side of the room, then at the top of the stairs make a U turn and you’ll be
at your rooms. Now, if she makes THAT sound confusing, I’d hate to here her explain
anything else. You can keep looking around and exploring if you’d like, but there isn’t
much reason to. After dinner, you’ll go back to your rooms and Nina will walk up, judge
Nanami (is it just me or are those fake names not working too well?), and you’ll go to
bed. In the morning, you’ll here that kick ass morning time music again, then go outside
the dorm to se Flik. He tells you about Shin, and how he’s been following him. He says
that he thinks Shin has something to do with Teresa. But before anything else can be said,
Nina spots him and he’s forced to run off. You’ll see Emilia near the exit of the campus
and she’ll tell you a few things you knew already. All the while, hinting for you to go into
town. So, do what she says! Go into town and go to the Inn to see some crazy stuff going
on involving Teresa, the Inn, the owners of the Inn, and Highland Solders. So, do you
give up? Well, it seems the solders have a crazy idea Teresa is hiding at the Inn!! Silly
guys. You’ll also see Rowd again… Great… Anyway, Shin walks up and says a few
things, and after everyone is gone, he says a few more things to the owners of the Inn,
apologizing and the like. Now as he walks off, try to tail him, but by the time you reach
the school you’ll see that you’ve lost him. Go talk to Emilia and ask her about Shin. By
doing this you can have a fun little conversation with her. End up telling her that you’re
the leader of (insert name here) Army, and she’ll wish you luck and tell you she’ll help
you if she can. Actually, what you’ve just done is recruited her. She won’t actually go to
your castle and join, however, until this whole ordeal is over with. Go back to the dorms,
rest, have dinner, and you’ll be back where you started! That is, at your room. Nina will
ask about Flik’s favorite food, then mention ghosts in the dorms. Now, you’d think that
after living through something like stealing a castle from a vampire, Nanami would be ok
with this. But, she gets totally freaked out! You can entertain this idea, or make her feel
better, whichever you’d like.

-Getting Closer-
Well, the next day you go outside the dorms to see nothing interesting or out of the
ordinary, which, judging from your stay here so far, is strange. Go into the school and
head left to see Nina hiding out in the corner. She tells Nanami about shadows in the
dorms at night and completely restarts the whole ghost thing. Then goes on to tell
Nanami that Flik told her that he has someone he loves who is always with him. Of
course, he’s talking about Odessa, but Nina doesn’t know that! Incidentally, Nanami
doesn’t either.  She then walks off again. Walk back outside to find Flik, he assures
Nanami that he’s not into kids. Now head to town to find Fitcher about to be beat up by
the locals! Flik saves him using a rather entertaining plan of his, then he tells you about
the person who took Greenhill, even though he doesn’t know who it is. Now is a good
time to save since you haven’t in a while, and tonight something different and interesting
will happen. On the way back to the dorms, Nina stops you and Flik just puts it in your
hands and then runs off. Nina, of course, takes off after him. Go back to the dorms now
and eat dinner, and Nina will, yet again, stop you on the way back to your rooms. You
manage to get away, however, and go to bed. That night, you’ll be woken up by Nanami,
who heard something. She’ll tell you to go see what it is, then as you walk away she’ll
join your party. This is just a big game of hide and seek, really. Just keep chasing the
shadowy figure until you chase it into the room on the bottom of the dorm building.
When you see the thing is gone, light the unlit light on the wall to open a secret door, and
continue on. Once you’re through the little passage, you’ll be in the school. Follow the
shadowy guy all the way left and you’ll find out that the person you were following the
whole time was Flik, who was following Shin. He’ll then join your party – be sure to put
him in the front row! Now keep going to find another dead-end. The door is open by
examining the statue, of course. Head through the door to enter the forest. There’s only
one treasure to get at this time, and that is the Protection Mist Scroll. The way you get it
is when you come to a fork, go right to find it. That’s all you need to know. Other then
that, it’s a strait path. Once you reach the end, you’ll see a cabin off in the distance. Shin
then walks up and is very close to trying to kill you all, then Teresa steps up. She invites
you inside, and explains how Highland managed to take Greenhill. It’s pretty cool, really.

You see, the solders of Muse were released and they came to Greenhill. Then Highland
gave all the weapons and armor they took from the solders back. After this happened, the
Highland army appeared and all the solders got prepared to fight them. Even though
Highland was right at Greenhill’s front door, they never made a move, and the food
supply of Greenhill dropped because of all the new solders. Over time, the solders and
the citizens were fighting over the remaining bits of food, and then everyone realized the
real reason Highland returned the solders and weapons – to take Greenhill without even
fighting.

And so, Teresa finishes her story and tells you to leave. Shin seconds that and you have
no choice but to head back and pack your bags because. The next day, while listening to
that cool morning music, you begin to leave, but don’t quite make it because there is a
ceremony being help for the guy who took Greenhill. Of course, you must know that this
person is Jowy, but if you didn’t know, the person is Jowy. After becoming very close to
being captured, Fitcher gets you out of it and you run. Head up to the secret passage you
took last night and run to the cabin. By the way, you can sometimes get a Scale Mail
from the solders, and that should help you out since it’s very strong armor. One you reach
the cabin, you’ll see Nina, Shin and Teresa there. Teresa, being the insecure girl she is
has decided to give up and turn herself in. She leaves and Nina runs after her. Now you
have to run all the way back to the entrance of the school to see her telling Rowd about
her giving up. Shin has other plans, then you run up to give him a hand. After a couple
fights, Nina runs up and, with the help with a few other people, convince Teresa to try
and live. Now you have to run back to that cabin again, where Rowd will appear and Shin
will stay behind to stall him while you make a run for it. Now you’re in a new section of
the forest. At the first fork, go down to find some Tow Shoes, then backtrack and keep
going to another fork. Go up to find a Silver Hat, and continue along and you’ll come to a
fork going the other way. Make a U turn to find a Chimera Rune, and then keep
following the path to find Jowy yet again. He’ll tell you about his secret plan against
Highland and tells you to give up on your army and run away. You end up dragging
Nanami off screaming. Just run down a bit more to the exit of the forest, then you’ll see a
cut scene with Jowy and Rowd. Rowd is threatening Jowy about letting people sneak by,
but then Culgan and Seed back Jowy up and Rowd lets him off the hook. You now find
yourself back on the world map. Before going to Two River, go to the Muse border and
recruit Meg and her robot Gadget. Now head to Two River and go into the last house in
the Kobold Village here. Gengen’s old friend Gobocha is here and he follows you out
after you leave. Sneaky kid. Now go to the human section of Two River and recruit Jeane
from the Rune shop. Now go rest and save at the Inn, and now head to the other Kobold
village. You should see Hix and Tengaar here, if you don’t, I don’t know what’s up. But
you should see them right when you walk in. Afterword, be sure to save at the Inn, then
head to the elder’s house.

-Old Associates-
You’ll see them outside, then they’ll go inside and by the time you walk in, they’ll be
done telling their story. The elder notices you, then Tengaar mentions the Warrior’s
Village, which you’ll remember from Suikoden 1. Once the elder hears that, the scene
cuts to you and Hix having a man to man kinda talk. No matter what you say to him, if I
remember right, he’ll say the same thing. So don’t worry about it. The next morning, you
find Hix screaming his head off over Tengaar, who’s pretending to be cursed by a
Unicorn. The elder plays along and this motivates Hix to go on the Unicorn Quest. He’ll
join you and you have to make someone leave your party to make room for him. If you
have Luc, go ahead and send him along, and then head to South Window! Along the way,
stop in Lakewest and save at the Inn, then talk to the guy with yellow hair. He’ll
challenge you to a game. You might remember how annoying this was with Tai Ho, but
you have to do it again. Once you win, he’ll join! Now head to South Window, but don’t
stop in the main hall of your castle along the way or else you’ll progress in the game, and
we just don’t want that quite yet, but you can empty that pesky suggestion box if you’d
like. Also notice that your castle looks a heck of a lot nicer on the world map now,
because it’s getting bigger all the time. Go right to South Window and at the item shop
they’ll sell you the Blue Stone for only 30p. Once you have it, go back to and show it to
the elder, and he’ll tell you about the Red Flower, which is in the Cave of the Wind, so go
to the Cave of the Wind and you’ll see the flower right inside. After this, go back and talk
to the elder. Now, once he tells you where the Green Bell is, go to the Two River sewers.
But on the way, right after you go down the first ladder in the sewers next to the small
waterfall, go directly left to find a hidden room where Chaco’s brother lives. Be sure you
have Chaco in your party and he’ll join you. Now continue through the sewers to find the
bell. It’s not hard to find. Once you have it, leave the sewers and go back to Kobold
Village to talk to the elder again. He’ll tell you that Tengaar has left for the Unicorn
Forest. Go save, then enter the forest on the top of down.

-The Unicorn Forest-
Run strait up for a little bit, and when you reach a fork, go right to find a Necklace. Now
go back and take the other path, and go left when you can. Now go down to find another
Necklace, now run strait up and follow this path till you reach a path leading up. Take it
to find another Necklace! Now go back to the main path you were just on and go right a
little bit into the next screen. Follow this path to the next screen, and now you’ll come to
a fork again. Take the upper path to find yet another freaking Necklace, and then go back
and take the other path. Follow this path for a while and you’ll come to Tengaar. She’ll
fill you in that this was just a test, there’s no such thing as the Unicorn Quest. It is then a
Unicorn steps out of the bushes! Now, did you expect that? I don’t think so!!! Anyway,
he Hix ends up standing up to the Unicorn and you all go back to the village. As thanks
for your help, Hix and Tengaar join your army. By the way, if I haven’t mentioned this
yet, the Kobold on the right side of the elder’s house gives you a new recipe. When you
leave the house, keep an eye out for a small girl named Yuzu you will now appear in the
town. Recruit her and you’ll have someone to look over your farm animals when you get
some. Of course, she has lost three, and you have to find them for her in the forest. The
first one is right up ahead, the second one is right up next to where the first one was. The
third one? Well, it’s also where the other two were, now you can officially recruit her. Be
sure to rest and save now, and head, at last, back home.

-Home Again-
Well, once you’re back at your castle, save, and also you can compete in a cooking
contest for the first time at the restaurant. Head to the main hall and talk to Shu (man,
Teresa must be glad to stay put for a while. She’s been traveling with you through all
those side quests and everything!). Once she’s about to walk off and think, Shin walks in
with Fitcher, cool guy. The Nina will run up! Yay! Shu will then send you to bed, and for
some reason, you wake up in your room. Go to bed to go to a cut scene with Jowy being
talked to by Blight. Jowy now sort of has Blight’s approval, which is impressive, and
then Jowy asks to marry Luca’s sister, Jillia. Silly boy, silly boy indeed. Luca, not being
really happy about this, is about to kill Jowy when Jowy mentions an idea. After which,
the cut scene ends and you wake up the next morning. Go back to the main hall now to
see Shu, and he’ll tell you about Matilda, and how he thinks you should form an alliance
with them. Make your party and be sure they’re strong, since you’ll be fighting some
pretty… *ahem*… tough baddies on this little mission. As far as recruiting goes now, its
pretty slim. If you’ve been running from a lot of battles (50 to be exact), you can recruit
Stallion from Radat. Go pick him up if you think you can. If you DO go to Radat, be sure
to buy the pig that the little kid is selling on the side of the road and give it to Yuzu when
you get back to the castle! That’s about it, but you’ll be getting several more recruits
during this Matilda mission! So, after you’ve gotten Stallion, if you did, go to your docks
and head to Lakewest (by the way, there’s a baby chick on the beach of Lakewest, so be
sure to take it). From there head to Two River, and from Two River go north, then way,
way, way northwest at the fork to the Forest Village. Talk to Wakaba in front of one of
the houses here and he’ll ask if you know of any strong people.

“What about me?”
(You’ll get to show off a little and then he’ll join you)
“I dunno…”
(He’ll say thanks anyway and continue his search)
How ‘bout that guy…”
(He’ll run off happily, but if you exit and enter the town again he’ll still be in the same
spot, and still searching)

Once you’ve recruited him, he’ll mention that his master might have headed to Matilda.
Isn’t that nice? You’re just on your way there! From where you’re standing, keep going
up for a while to find a guy selling a sheep for 4000p, buy it and then go to the elder’s
house. You’ll find Tony in the back room of this house, so invite him to your castle. He’ll
say he can’t go, but then the elder will convince him to join you. On your way out, talk to
the elder again for some seeds, which you’ll need so Tony can grow some food and stuff.
Now then, be sure to check out the Rare Finds section of the Armor Shop! Really nice
stuff! Now walk across the map to the other side of the Greenhill region. The Checkpoint
you want to go is the north-most one. Once you’re there, go into the forest. This is pretty
strait forward, you won’t have any trouble. On the way you’ll see a big Indian guy who
won’t join you now, but will soon enough. When you reach a place to turn right, follow
that path to find a Guard Ring and continue till you come to another fork. First, take the
left path for a Mega Medicine, then the top right path for some Dragon Armor, and then
go back to the lower right path. While walking along here, Viki will transport right in
front of you! RECRUIT HER!!!! She’ll teleport you to any town you’ve already visited!
Outstandingly useful! Recruit her!! Ok, I’m done with my outburst. After you’ve
recruited her, keep going on to the Matilda Kingdom. Once you’re there, you’ll be forced
to see the king of Matilda, Gorudo. You might remember him from… awe… who cares
about where you last saw him! After he insults you, he tosses you into your room for the
day. Go to sleep, and during the night Leknaat will appear in your room and will talk to
you about your destiny and such, then the next morning, go upstairs to see everyone
running around. You’ll see that Highland is at the border! Wow! Surprise, surprise!! You
can either go to battle, or watch. You don’t have your whole army with you, and not
much becomes of the battle, so it may be a good idea to just watch. Gorudo orders his
knights to let the refugees be killed by Highland, and that does make Miklotov happy.
After everyone has died, Miklotov and Camus walk off angrily, you should follow them
outside. Miklotov says he’s going to Muse to see what’s going on, and after he goes off,
Camus asks you to follow him and help him out. You now can explore the town freely for
the first time. However, there isn’t here right now, except some good armor and Runes.
Rest and save at the Inn, then leave town.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-RETURN TO MUSE-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
From Rockaxe, go southeast and you’ll go through a small village called the Highway
Village. You’ll be doing more stuff here in a bit, but for now, go through the village and
southeast some more to the border. You’ll find Miklotov here, and he’ll join you. If you
want, you can put him in your convoy so you won’t have to send any of your other party
members away. After he joins, head south from the border down to Muse, and you’ll get
to see all of Muse’s people get eaten by a giant demon dog, namely the Beast Rune. After
this, go into Muse and head to the top left corner of town, and you’ll be attacked and ran
off by solders! Now go back to the Highway Village for a new opportunity to recruit two
more people. First, go to the Inn to see Futch run by in a hurry, then walk up a bit more to
see Humphery standing facing the wall. After a bit of him talking to an Inn employee,
walk up and talk to him and you’ll see a cut scene with Futch and Kent. By the way, you
might remember from Suikoden 1 how after Futch’s dragon died, Humphery was
supposed to take care of him. And here they are now, isn’t that nice? Anyway, Futch will
tell Kent that he once was a Dragon Knight, and how if he ever got another dragon he’d
take Kent for a ride. Once you can talk to Humphery again, you can say whatever you’d
like I think. I don’t think what you say matters, but anyway, he’ll say talking to you was
nice and walk away. Then the Innkeeper will give you a room. So, the next morning, you
can thank him if you want, but either way go outside to see Kent talking to some other
guy. The other guy will tell him about rumors of a dragon on a mountain to the north, and
Kent, wanting a ride on a dragon, decides to go see if he can catch the thing. Oh, by the
way, there’s a cow next to the Inn for sale that you can buy! Ok, back to the story, go
inform Humphery of Kent’s running off and Futch will run off to a room. Talk to the
Innkeeper again to stay for the night, and the next morning you’ll learn that Kent still
isn’t back. Humphery and Futch will decide to go save him, and now you should go with
them. So, after they’ve joined you (Leave Wakaba in your party), save at the Inn and buy
some supplies if you’re short on them. Now leave town and head north for a while till
you finally reach the mountain.

-Ratukei Mountain-
When you arrive, you’ll see a bunch of fog and mist, but Futch’s dragon scale gets rid of
it and now you can continue. Go up for a couple screens to come to a fork, then go left to
find a Fur Cape, then go back to the fork and go right. There’s another small side path
here off to the right, which has a Run Lightning Card on it. In the next screen you’ll be at
another fork, go right for a ways to find a Thunder Amulet, then go back to the fork and
go left. After going onto the next screen you’ll be at another fork. Go left for a Stone of
Power, then go back and head right, into the next screen. Now you’ll be in a maze-like
area. Go up and all the way right for 2000p, then down and all the way right for the
Unicorn Plans 2 (you’ll want these). Now go back and up at the first path you come to
and go right into the next screen for a Skill Ring, then head back into the last screen and
go up and all the way left for the Dragon Plans 2 (you’ll also want these). Now go all the
way right for a Medicine Rune, and then take that path right below you to the next screen.
Now simply follow this path for a bit to a save point, so be sure to save. Then head on up
a little more to your boss, Harpy!

===Beating Harpy===
There are a couple rules of this battle. 1. It was 7400HP. 2. Attacks twice every round. 3.
Has about four attacks. 4. Will always be hard, no matter how you fight, with what party,
or what strategy. Now then, I don’t have that much to say about this battle except it IS
one of the hardest in the game and you’ll have to use everything you might have handy to
win. Its attacks may take as much as 200HP out of you at a time! Good luck!

-After Harpy-
Kent will wake up and you’ll chat with him for a little bit about how stupid he was for
coming here alone. He’ll say he heard a dragon, and after tons of talking into, Futch
agrees to go see if there’s a dragon up ahead. You might want to save now, since you just
beat Harpy, then continue up to the next screen. A little ways up on the next screen,
you’ll see a dragon egg! Yay!! Anyway, Kent is very excited about it and begs Futch to
take it a raise it. Humphery is also a bit pleased. But Futch, finally after all this time,
breaks down and tells everyone that he doesn’t want another dragon. He only wanted
Black, and Black is gone, he’s done with dragons. Humphery will then take his sword
and when he’s about to break the egg, it hatches, and that makes Futch want to take care
of it, and he names it Bright. After this, Humphery wants to repay you. Ask him to fight
with you so that he’ll join you. Now, rest and save and go back to Rockaxe. There’s still
nothing to do here, so go to the castle to see Camus again. Then Miklotov runs off to see
Gorudo. When Gorudo doesn’t let Miklotov take the army to Muse, he throws his
Knighthood away by breaking his oath. Camus walks in, and when Gorudo tells him to
arrest Miklotov, Camus breaks the oath also and steps down as a knight captain. They
both join you, of course, and the other knights in the room all do the same. So now is
your queue to run again. Once you’re back at the border, everyone will meet you there,
including Shu. And you’ll appear right in your castle. Talk to Shu in the Main Hall and
he’ll pretty much say that you should rest tonight because there’s going to be a battle
tomorrow, and then it’ll be nighttime. There isn’t much you can do since guards block off
most of the doors in the castle, so go see Pilika, who’s waiting in your room, and after
this you’ll go to bed. You’ll see a cut scene with Jowy and Blight, and they’ll talk a little
bit more about his ‘idea.’ You’ll also find out that Jowy is getting married at this point.
Yay!! In the morning, go meet up with Nanami is front of the Main Hall, then go inside.
Shu will tell you that Highland has just taken Radat. Surprise! Viktor will talk Shu into
letting you guys go down there and checking it out. So, make yourself a party at the bar
and go to Radat. By the way, you can teleport there now by talking to Viki, who is in the
same room as Luc, who is guarding the stone plate with all the names of the people
you’ve recruited so far. You should know where that is by now. Once you’re in Radat,
check out the town. It doesn’t take long to see that Kiba and Klaus are the people who
took Radat (wow, what a huge accomplishment that was). Now you should get the heck
out of there and head back to the castle. Save, then talk to Shu again. Now another Major
Battle will take place.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: KIBA AND KLAUS|||
This will be another incomplete fight, but you shouldn’t just screw around either. Right
after the fight starts, Ridley will ask a question about the troop deployment, but Shu
won’t give a good answer. After a few more rounds, Ridley will take his men and leave.
Figures, of course, I can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing. After this, you’ll
soon relies you can’t win, and you retreat.

-After the Battle-
Well, after a bit of talking, Shu tell you to get some rest. First things first, though. Save!
Now go to your room and Eilie will be there to say a few uplifting things, then she’ll let
you go to bed. You’ll then see another cut scene of Jowy, the king, Jillia, and Luca. Jillia
will accept to marry Jowy and Jowy will cut himself as proof of his loyalty. He then
pours his blood into a glass for the king to drink. The king does so, then dies because
Jowy had been drinking an Antitoxin everyday and poisoning his blood just for this
event. He then passes out, but services nonetheless. The next morning, go to the Main
Hall. Apple will tell you that Kiba’s heading for your castle for a frontal attack. You’ll be
going to war again in a moment, so if you’ve done anything special lately you should
save beforehand. Once you’re ready, deploy your troops and get on with it!

|||MAJOR BATTLE: LAST FIGHT WITH KIBA AND KLAUS|||
The first bit of this battle is pretty much strait forward. Just wait for them to get close to
you, and then the other units will ambush them. This is when it starts getting a bit
exciting. You'll watch as the enemy ignores the ambush and continues going for your
main unit. Of course, this shakes your army up a bit, but they can still fight, so defend
yourself as good as you can. You’ll then have a pleasant surprise when Ridley and his
troops attack Kiba and Klaus from the back. Now, go ahead and attack them like you
really mean it! You’ll have to hang in there for a while longer though, until the forth
company will get an order from Luca to get outta there. The 4th retreats and leaves Kiba
and Klaus there to die, and they get captured.

-After the Major Battle-
You’ll be back at the castle and Kiba and Klaus will be taken to you. RECRUIT them,
don’t kill them even though you may want to. After you tell them to join you a couple
times, they will and you’ll have an even better army then you did before. Now, isn’t
peace good? The next day, save again and then go outside to the entrance of the town.
You’ll see Sheena there and he’ll run off to hang out with the Suikoden 1 crew. Now go
to the Main Hall. Apple will pretty much tell you that Highland has 75’000 solders
coming to visit your castle, and you command 25’000. Matilda won’t change its mind,
Tinto is doing weird things that no one knows about, Greenhill was taken by Highland,
etc. You have no where else to turn to, and this might just be the end of the line. *gasp*
Perhaps not! At this point Sheena walks through the door and invites you to come to
Gregminster, the capital of the Toran republic. This town will sound very familiar and
refreshing to the ear if you played Suikoden 1. It turns out that the hero from the first
Suikoden wasn’t president for very long. He left after a while and now Lepant is the prez.
Lepant is, as a matter of fact, Sheena’s dad. So, with that, Freed and Sheena join you. On
the way out, Freed asks if you can stop in South Window on the way there, why not? Go
to the bar and fill the rest of your party, then head for South Window.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-THE TORAN REPUBLIC-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
In South Window, go to city hall to here Freed say some touching words, then go to
Radat. Head to the dam again, and on the far side of it you’ll see a path leading down. Go
down the path and take the stairs to find a man who’ll give you a lift to Banner. Yay!
When you’re in Banner, rest and save before you leave, then head out through that top
path.

-Banner Pass-
Go up and you’ll reach a fork, take the top path to find a Mega Medicine and then beack
track to the main path and keep going. You’ll reach another fork in the next screen, take
the top path for a Full Helmet and continue to the next screen. You’ll now be at the
bottom of a cliff. Go up the left ladder for a Stone of Luck, then go back down and head
up the right ladder. Now take the left ladder up here, and go down the ladder on the other
side of this cliff to find a Magic Ring. Now go back to the platform you got to this one
from and take the upper ladder, which leads to a Wing Ornament. Now go back to the
first platform with two ladders on it and take the right ladder to find a Poison Rune and
head up the next ladder from here, then head into the next screen. Now follow this path
for a while till you come to a save point and three paths. The top path goes to a Silver
Shield while the bottom takes you to a Silverlet. Save if you want, then take the center
path and fight the big worm boss.

===Beating the Worm Thing===
This shouldn’t be much of a fight, really. This thing has 4200HP, but only attacks once a
turn and only has about two attacks. Just use a few strong Runes, unite attacks and
normal attacks and it’ll be done with. Pretty pathetic… But Konami was probably just
getting your confidence up before your next boss fight, which isn’t far off. Anyway…

-After the Worm Thingy-
Continue up and follow this path to the checkpoint. After a bit of trouble, you’re taken to
Gregminster! Yeah! You appear in the castle, at the exact place the first Suikoden started.
After a little waiting, you’ll get to see Lepant. He’ll tell you about the hero you founded
Toran and say you remind him of the hero. Then he’ll agree to send you some help. He’ll
let you choose between two people to lead the help he’s sending along. I like Kasumi a
lot more then Valeria, but it was the other way around in Suikoden 1. Go figure. But I
myself picked Kasumi, if it helps with your choice any. She’s a better fighter if you ask
me, and also lets you get into the secret village of Rokkaku a bit earlier then you
normally would. After this, Lepant gives you the Blinking Mirror, which is the coolest
item in the game. Teamed up with Viki’s teleport moves, you can get anywhere and back
super fast. You’ll appear back at the checkpoint, but talk to Varkas and go back to
Gregminster real quick. You can see a bit more of the castle. Go to Kraze’s old office to
see that they made it into a tribute room to the hero from Suikoden 1. Search the
bookshelf in this room for Old Book Vol. 7. You can go see the old hero’s house, and go
to the Inn. At the Inn on the second floor, talk to Sarah. She’ll give you the Cyclone
Rune. For right now, that’s about all you can do here. So talk to Varkas again and go
back across Banner Pass. Two screens past the save point in Banner Pass, walk along the
lower tree line to find a secret passage leading to Rokkaku. It won’t do you much good
going there now, though. Once you’re through the Pass, you’ll see Apple and Ridley at
the exit and they’ll zap you back to the castle. Go to the Main Hall to hear that you’re still
outnumbered, but no one’s worrying. Then you’ll be zapped to nighttime. Chat with
Nanami, then go on to sleep. You’ll then be blessed with another cut scene with Jowy.
You’ll hear a little bit of their strategy now, but nothing more. The next morning, go to
the Main Hall. You’ll be interrupted with news that Ridley has been ambushed near
Radat and needs help. If you want to save, you can have him wait a minute. If not, go
ahead and get started.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: AMBUSH|||
You only need to survive one round until back up arrives. Unless you take some
REALLY hard hits, that shouldn’t be too hard. Once the rest of your army is there, send
them down to get Ridley out of trouble by taking out the surrounding units. While you’re
doing that, though, Luca himself and his company arrives, making the battle a lot
tougher. His unit is pretty much impossible to beat, so try to stay away from it… if you
can. Well, you might win. But you’ll probably end up losing Ridley’s unit. It’s alright
tough, he’s not a puppy. He can take care of himself. He’s taken in front of Luca and
Luca tries to talk him into a little deal. But Ridley refuses… what a nice guy, huh?

-After the Major Battle-
Shu tells everyone to rest again. You should now save, make a party of your best
characters, the ones you plan on using for Luca, that is, and head over to Kuskus and
sharpen their weapons. You may also want to go see Hans and buy THE BEST armor for
EVERYONE in your fighting party. If you have the patience and the time, you can build
your levels to 42 or so, of course, you probably won’t pull this off. So powerful weapons
and armor are your best bet, I’m afraid. You have a few last minute things to do before
the big fight.

-Recruit #1-
 Go up to your room (your castle should be at level three now, so your room is actually
on the 5th floor) and Tsai should come and see you. He’ll ask if he can speak to you.

“Yes.”
(let him say what he wants, you should do this)
“I’m busy.”
 (he’ll simply walk away. You shouldn’t do this)

He’ll tell you that he left some tools at his house, so before going to bed, go to the bar
and put him in your party and teleport to Ryube. You’ll see that some survivors of the
massacre that took place earlier have come back, but the village is still burned to the
ground. Head up the path on the top right of the village and follow this path up and take a
left at the fork. Now just follow this path all the way up to Tsai’s house. He’ll see his
child, Tomo there. She’ll force you to let her join the army, even though Tsai doesn’t
want her to. For some reason, Tsai doesn’t take his tools… Oh well. Now you can go
back to your castle, but DON’T go to bed just yet. You have a few people to recruit
(since your castle is level 3, and it SHOULD be by now. You can tell that it’s level 3 by
the huge additions added on to it. The 5th floor, the Dojo, the watchtower, etc. If it’s not,
level 3, it will be soon, so just skip this section and save it for later), so go put Tsai out of
your party, and put Shiro the dog in his place.

-Recruit #2-
Head to the Forest Path, you know the place that connects the Greenhill region to
Matilda. Talk to the big Indian guy there, who not only will join you, but also gives you
two Listening Crystals.

-Recruit #3-
Now go back to your castle and put Kasumi is your party and go to the Kobold Village
(the one called Kobold Village on the teleport menu, not the Kobold section of Two
River) and go into the forest where you saw the Unicorn and Hix became a warrior. Walk
up to the tree and Sigfried, the same Unicorn, will appear, thanks to the Listening Crystal.
Tell Kasumi to say “Yes” when Sigfried asked her is she wants him to join, and he’ll
join.

-Recruit #4 & 5-
Now go back to the castle and teleport to Banner Path, the place that connects the State to
Toran. In the screen after the cliffs, walk along the lower wall to find a secret passage
leading to Rokkaku, the town of ninjas. Upon entering, you’ll be arrested, but now that
your castle is level 3 and Kasumi is with you, she steps out and speaks in your behalf (if
you try to come here when the castle is level 2, you’ll be arrested and thrown out even if
Kasumi is with you). Hanzo will send Mondo and Sasuke to go with you, but Sasuke will
run off before he joins. Mondo joins right then and there, however. Go outside the small
building you’re in and walk through the town to see Sasuke in front of a house. Talk to
him again and Kasumi will talk him into joining you. If you get rid of Kasumi, you’ll
have to go back to the castle, put her in your party, go back to Rokkaku, and then talk to
him. So don’t get rid of Kasumi till you get home. I know that because it happened to me.
Very annoying indeed. While you’re here, buy a Gold Bar from the trade center.

-Done-
All righty then! Head back to the castle! Once you’re back, you can take Kasumi out of
your party, but take her Bolt of Wrath Scrolls first. They should be a bit useful. Now put
whoever you’re planning to use on Luca in your party, and equip someone with the Bolt
of Wrath Scrolls. Now save, save, save!!! Finally, you can go to bed. You’ll see a cut
scene with Ridley in the Highland camp, where you’ll see him bravely stand up to Luca,
cause Ridley’s cool. The next morning, someone will wake you up. Go down to the Main
Hall to here Shu’s new plan. It pretty much goes like this: Kiba brings Luca into an
ambush, the army jumps out and attacks Luca’s unit and destroy it, and kill Luca. Yep,
that’s your plan.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: LUCA HIMSELF|||
Kiba will bring Luca back a little ways, then you’ll jump out. This is where you start
attacking Luca, I mean, a lot. When you get a sword to appear over Luca’s unit, telling
you he’s hurting, he’ll teleport away, and at the same time hit you with a huge bit of
magic. After this, you have to run since all your units are injured.

-After the Major Battle-
Well, save one more time. You don’t want to do that again, right? You’ll seem to be at a
dead end, but when you’re walking through the hall of the castle, that is, the place where
Viki is and the Stone Tablet of Promise is, etc. Ridley will walk up to greet you! Some
people in your army helped him bust out! Now go to the main hall and Ridley will give
Shu a letter from Leon Silverburg. It will tell you that Luca is planning a night raid, and
that you should ambush him on his way there. Of course, some people think it’s a trap,
but it’s actually not. It’s all part of Jowy’s big plan. So, agree to do it and lets get this
show on the road! Now, Shu will tell you to select your party members. Select the people
whom you got ready (you know, the ones you got the armor for, sharpened their
weapons, etc), and then he’ll ask you to make two more parties for two other units. Both
of these parties will die, you’re unit is the only one that will have a chance against Luca. I
found it quicker to not put any people in units 2 or 3, it won’t take them as long to die
that way and you’ll get on to Luca faster. That night, you see Luca sneaking up, he stops
for a moment to comment on the castle’s torches being lit, and then he and his solders get
shot by a huge amount of arrows. Flik (and his party, if you made one for him) will step
up, and quickly die because of Luca’s five solders and his super large amount of strength.
He then tries to get away and runs into Viktor (if you gave him a party, they’ll also be
there). Viktor probably wont last too long, either, even though Luca’s amount of solders
have dropped to three. Luca will try and get away once again, and then you will step up
to him! You, the great leader of the New Alliance Army! You, the one you defeated
Solon Jhee! You, the over all wonderful person!! You must fight this battle for Pohl!!!
And all the people who were killed in those village massacres!!! This is the last straw!!!!
Luca Blight’s life ends here!!!!!!!

===Beating Luca Blight===
Luca has 6500HP, not too much, Harpy had more then that. However, he has NO
weaknesses and he attacks THREE times every turn with attacks that HURT and really
rather BAD. Sorry for all the caps, but I had to get my point across. You should use some
sort of magic protection Rune or item as soon as you can. After that, well, you have to
use every single thing to your advantage if you want to win. Don’t hold back on anything
and keep very healed and protected. Luca only has about three attacks, but all of them are
quite deadly. Use those scrolls you got from Kasumi, too, they should help a bit. Don’t
bother being surprised if you lose a few times, by the way… This is the hardest boss in
the game. The second hardest, of course, is the final boss, but just so you know, this
WILL NOT be an easy fight. Do it for Pohl.

-After Luca Blight-
Well, you’d really think that would be enough for him, wouldn’t you? Well, after
watching your character’s levels shoot up, you’ll see that Luca is still pretty much alive
and well, and he then run off again. However, he won’t get away. Flik and Viktor join
you, it doesn’t matter who you kick out since you’ll only be fighting some solders on the
way to where Luca is. Before you chase after him, though, HEAL everyone! Ok, now go
on ahead. The solders shouldn’t serve any problem. Before you exit the screen, be sure to
heal the Hero. Now, when you exit the screen, you’ll see Luca again, and he’ll spot a
small wooden amulet hanging from a tree. While he’s distracted by this, he’s again shot
by tons of arrows from people hiding in the bushes. You’ll run up to him, and he’ll attack
you one-on-one. This is truly the final battle with Luca Blight.

^^^Dual Battle: Luca Blight^^^
This actually isn’t as hard as you’d think. Konami isn’t THAT mean, I suppose. Just
don’t screw up unless you want to do all that other stuff again…

Attack Phrases:
Ha….. A draw…..

Defend Phrases:
Pathetic!!!! That’s what you call power!!!!
You fool!!!!!!
Fool!!!! That can’t stop me!!!!!!

Wild Attack:
You Pig!!!!! You dare wound me!!!!!

Sorry I didn’t get more phrases for this guy, but I wanted to fight him again just about as
much as you do, so I played it safe. That should be enough, anyway, since he’s already
very wounded you could kill him in one turn if the situation was right.

-After the Fight-
He’ll fall over, completely out of strength, then stand and ask you why you want to fight.

“To end this war.”
(he’ll pretty much make fun of you, saying that war and death is apart of life, etc)
“…………………………..”
(well, the turn out’s the same, but he doesn’t seem to make fun of you as much)

These last few words before his death really make you see how psycho this guy was.
After screaming “I am he true face of evil” he finally dies for good, and you finally have
gotten full revenge for Pohl, your old friend. You then get to see Jowy waiting behind a
tree, and you learn that his plan has gone perfectly.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-MORE NEW PLACES, AND MORE NEW PROBLEMS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
The next morning you arrive back at your castle. After absorbing the fanfare for a minute,
you totally pass out. You then see a cut scene of Jowy and Jillia getting married, and
Jowy now becomes the king of Highland. An ambitious young man, I must say. Back at
your castle, you get out of bed and Nanami comes into your room. You’ve been resting
for a week, silly boy. You may want to save, you know, now that you’re done, and then
go to the Main Hall and talk to everyone. When you leave, Nanami will say she wants to
go to South Window and Kuskus Town now that you have some free time and all the
cities around there have been freed. Before you just go around exploring, though, it’s
time for some more recruiting.

-Recruit #1-
Go to the bar and make a party, then go get one of your Celadon Urns from Barbara,
which you SHOULD have a couple. If not, you can sometimes get one from the Bon
Bons around Kyaro or the Flyers around South Window. But they’re both a bit rare, so
hang in there. When you get a Celadon Urn, go to Radat and visit the tavern. You’ll see a
guy in here you is actually pretending to be you. He’s actually getting a lot of money and
food out of it, too. When he gets found out, he tries to make a run for it, but gets blocked
off at the entrance. Then he runs to you and asked for help. The people take you as an
imposter, too, and are well on their way to making some sort of an attempt to kill you.
They couldn’t, of course, but even so, it’s rather insulting. After they throw you out, they
walk off, and Hoi joins you, not even knowing you’re the real Hero. When you go back
to your castle, it all dawns on him, though.

-Recruit #2-
Now go to the Appraiser’s shop in Radat and he’ll join you upon seeing the Celadon Urn.

-Recruit #3-
Go get an Ancient Text or two and another Celadon Urn. Ancient Texts can be gotten
cheap at the trade center in Kobold Village, and of course, the Celadon Urns can be found
around South Window by fighting Flyers. Now, go through Banner Pass and stop in
Rokkaku and buy all the Soy Sauce they have, and now continue on to Gregminster.
When you arrive, speak with Lorelai on the left side of town and she’ll join you, too.

-Recruit #4-
Now go to the trade center and talk to Gorden. Tell him you want him to join you, and
he’ll say he will if you make 50000p off him in trading. Sell the Soy Sauce, the Celadon
Urn and the Ancient Text(s). This should be enough to pay it off, but if it’s not, you’ll at
least be almost there, so you can finish paying it by selling him a few smaller things.

-Recruit #5-
Once you’ve recruited him, go back to the castle and teleport to South Window. When
you enter, Max will run up and pledge to join. Accept his pledge, and of course, he’ll
join. If you don’t accept, he’ll run off in tears.

-Recruit #6-
Still in South Window, go to the Inn to see a young woman getting yelled at by the
Innkeeper. Then he throws her out, and she goes to the right side of city hall. Go over to
City Hall and talk to her there and she’ll recognize you from the Inn. Ask her to sing for
you, then when she’s done tell her you want to hear her sing some more and she’ll join up
with you.

-Recruit #7-
You’ll see a guy in red in South Window, too. Talk to him and tell him about Alex, then
teleport back to the castle. Go to Alex’s shop to see Alex and Killy (the guy in red)
talking, then Killy punches Alex and says he’ll kill him if he doesn’t tell him what he
found in the Sindar Ruins. Hilda runs up to see what’s going on, and you, Viktor, Flik
and Leona run up to help, too. After Alex tells him what he found, which is basically his
wife and son, Killy walks off happy with the answer. Go back to South Window and talk
to him and ask him to join you over and over till he does.

-Recruit #8 & 9-
Go to the castle and get a Sound Set from Barbara, and now go to the forest village.
You’ll see a girl and a huge bird. The bird is hurt, and the girl is trying to protect it from
the villagers. Then, three other birds will fly up and chase off the attackers, but then
they’ll attack you and try to get to the hurt bird to kill it, or something. Fight them off, not
hard, and then use a Listening Crystal to recruit the bird. The girl, Ayda, will then join
the army, too.

-Recruit #10-
While in the Forest Village, go into the house right above the Inn on the left side of town
and go into the back room. Talk to Connel there, and he’ll mention your sound set. Then
talk to him again and ask him to join you.

-Recruit #11-
Go to Two River and head to the Kobold section of town. By now, you’ll have enough
people to recruit him.

-Recruit #12-
This person isn’t on of the 108 stars, but is easily one of the best characters in the game.
It is none other the Lord McDohl of Suikoden 1. However, if you didn’t get all 108 stars
in the first game and uploaded the saved data, he won’t appear in the game, in which case
you might as well skip this part. But if you did get the stars and upload the data, head to
Banner village. When you get there, you’ll see Ko, the little boy who loves both you and
Mcdohl. He even has a costume of your outfit! Cute! Talk to him and he’ll tell you about
some guy who’s been fishing in the lake for the past few days. The passage to the pond is
on the bottom right corner of the village. Go try to talk to McDohl to see that Gremio
won’t be letting you do that. Go back and talk to Ko, and you two will come up with a
plan. Go talk to Grem again and he’ll take the bait perfectly. Ko will yell for help from
over the hill, then Gremio will run off to help him, leaving you wide open to speak with
McDohl. However, before you say too much, Gremio will run up to tell you both that he
wasn’t faking. Some mountain thieves kidnapped him. Of course, you decide to go help
him out with the help of McDohl. If you say “I…I…” Gremio and McDohl will leave
without you and you’ll catch up to them later. If you say “Lets go” they’ll join you right
there. Save before you leave, by the way. Now, make your way through Banner Pass and
at the save point, you’ll see the bandits. At first, they don’t really want to give Ko back to
you, then they realize that they’re talking to 1) the leader of the Liberation Amry which
took down the Scarlet Moon Empire. And 2) the leader of the New Republic Army, the
person who killed Luca Blight with his bare hands. After this, the bandits tell you that
they left the kid in the middle of the forest when a huge monster appeared. McDohl now
joins you, if he didn’t before. Heal and save at the save point, and go up the center path to
fight the monster.

===Beating the Worm Thingy/Poison Moth===
For the worm thingy, just use unite attacks, but don’t use any Rune power. After a couple
rounds, the Poison Moth will bust out of the worm. This is a much harder battle and you
should now start using Runes like mad. With 6800HP, it attacks twice per round with
SUPER strong attacks. Don’t bother holding back on anything, this includes using
McDohl’s outstandingly cool Rune. Playing this just goes to show how lucky you were to
have him in your party the whole time in the first Suikoden! Be sure to keep healed, that
is, HP levels OVER 200! He can quickly wipe the party out if you’re not very careful!
This is a pretty hard fight, but nothing that you shouldn’t be able to handle…

-After the Fight-
Ko has been poisoned, so McDohl and Gremio decide Dr. Luikan would be perfect for
the job of curing him. So, continue on to Gregminster and you’ll here that Ko will be
fine. Lepant begs McDohl to claim the throne of Toran, but he refuses once again. Leave
the castle to find Pahn and Cleo and a few others waiting. Then you attend dinner with
them. After dinner, go down stairs and talk to Cleo. She’ll ask you how you feel about
war, and so on. The next morning, McDohl and Gremio will join you so you can go to the
castle. Varkas will escort you back to Banner, then Grem and McDohl will leave the
party. Now you have to go through Banner Pass again to Gregminster and talk to McDohl
at his house. He can join you again there. Now, after you have him, try not to put him out
of your party since then you’ll have to walk all the way through Banner Pass again and
then back, etc.

-Recruit #13-
Now that you’ve done the McDohl quest, the item shop in town should sell the Rose
Brooch in the Rare Finds sections. Buy it, as well as the other rare finds, good stuff. Now
go to Radat and go to the left side of the riverbank to find Simone. Give him the Rose
Broach and he’ll join you.

-The Meeting with Jowy-
One you’ve recruited all those people (whew…), save, and go to Kuskus and here about a
Highland boat pulling up to shore. Go to the docks to see Culgan. He’ll tell you about a
peace treaty, and request to be taken to your castle. Take him back to the Main Hall in
your castle and he’ll tell Shu that Jowy has arranged for a meeting with you for a peace
treaty. Culgan then leaves you with the option of whether or not to go to Muse to sign the
treaty. Of course, some people think it’s a trap, some think it’s not. You’ll soon find out
that you simply don’t have a choice in the matter. But, don’t worry, it IS a trap, so you
don’t have you wonder anymore. Make a party, which will include Chaco and Nanami.
The fastest way to Muse is through Coronet, since you can’t teleport there. Sail to
Coronet and then hike to Muse. Jowy’s waiting at the meeting place at the top of the
mountain. You’ll see that Muse is now a ghost town, and it has been ever since the beast
Rune ate everyone alive. But anyway, go to the meeting place and inside you’ll see Jowy
again for the first time in… well, a while. After some small talk, Jowy calls some solders
with cross bows behind you and orders you to surrender. If you keep refusing, Jowy will
be about to kill you when Viktor rushes in with Pilika, and Jowy doesn’t fire because of
Pilika being in the room. If you surrender, the same thing will happen, only sooner. You
then make your get away, and with no more thoughts of a peace treaty now have to take
Highland down by force. Back at the castle, you meet Shu in the hallway. After some
arguing about Pilika, go save and go to the entrance of your town to meet Koyu, a kid
who wants you to help him and his siblings out with a small problem around Tinto. The
problem is, namely, Neclord.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-‘TIS NECLORD AGAIN-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Koyu will join you, then Nanami will join you on the way out. No, you can’t refuse!
Although a neat little interactive conversation takes place if you try. Once you’ve made
your party (which you may want to include Wakaba for recruiting reasons), go to Barbara
and grab a Window Set if you have one in your vault. If you don’t, you can win one from
the Tigers in Banner Pass. I recommend you get one way or another before you leave (for
recruiting reasons). Once you have one, or if you’re just going to leave without one, go to
Drakemouth village. You may have stumbled upon this area before. In this event, you can
teleport there. Otherwise, you’ve gotta walk it. If you’re walking, Drakemouth Village is
down south from Kobold Village. So teleport to Kobold Village and head down to find it.
Once you’re there, go to the top left of the village to find a blocked off gate. Koyu takes
care of that, and you get to pass along into the Tinto region. The monsters along the path
are sort of tough, by the way. Once you’ve come to a fork, take the stairs. When you go
up them, you’ll be at another fork. Go right first to find a Master Robe, then take the left
path. Gimiju is there to tell you that the zombies attacked the bandits’ place, so they
burned it and everything leading to it. He then tells you to head over to Tinto to see if you
can get the governor to do soemthing, since the chances of him listening to some bandits
are kinda slim. Now go back down all the stairs and take the strait path this time, and just
follow it for a short time till you reach Tigermouth village. Before you do anything, go
down and talk to a guy in a redish tan jacket to get some tomato seedlings for Tony, then
go down a little more to find a chick for Yuzu. Now follow the lower wall to a house, and
go in it. In the first bookshelf in here you can find Old Book Volume 8. Now leave the
village to be back on the world map. Tinto happens to be the dot on the map farthest
away from where you are. One you get there, run up the ramp, then go right up another
ramp and a bit farther right then down the path here and talk to the old guy in here to get
the Unicorn Plans #3. Then go to the house just to the right of this house and talk to the
guy in there to get the Dragon Plans #3. Now go back up the path and left to find a
wooden crate of black stuff. Search it to find a Power Ring. Be sure to stop at the
Blacksmith and sharpen your weapons to as high as you can offord. You’ll want to have
your weapons to level 13 (McDohl’s is 14) before you go through the mine to fight
Neclord, so the sooner you get them sharpened the better. At the top of town is a building
with a guard in front of it. To the side, Raura will be walking back and forth. Talk to her
and tell her Jeane is at your castle and she’ll join your army. Now, go talk to the guard
and he’ll let you in the house. Gustav is through the first door in the top left of the first
room. After he stops yapping, he’ll admit he needs help and requests reinforcements. This
is another on of those non-refusable options. He’ll call a kid in who looks strangely like
Bill Gates, and he’ll show you to your room. The next day, you might want to save just to
be safe, then head back to the meeting room where Gustav is. Lilly, his little girl, will run
in and announce that zombies have come to town. Everyone will join you, now run down
to the entrance of town. Neclord will be there telling everyone that he’s going to take
over the town, and turn everyone into zombies. Those he doesn’t turn into zombies he’s
going to toss out of the Tinto region, then he leaves. Back in the meeting room, Jess
(yeah, THE Jess) walks in and informs Gustav of his success in finding even more
solders. Then he asks why you’re here. After getting an answer, he gets in your face and
calls you a spy, saying you killed Annabelle etc. Of course, Viktor defends you, but its
not until Ridley walks up and gives Jess the what for, then he leaves. You might want to
go save again before you start planning the attack. But anyway, after you’ve planned for
a bit, you’ll be sent to bed. After talking to Jess by your room, Nanami goes off to her
room. You can go to bed now, if you do, Leknaat will visit during the night, after which,
you’ll have to go to Nanami’s room. You can also go to her room right after talking to
Jess, which will simply skip the Leknaat part. Either way, you’ll end up in Nanami’s
room. She’ll ask if you think you should run away, or stay and fight. This time, though,
you have a choice.

-If you Run-
Two random people that were in your party will be at the door and will tell you that
they’ll go with you. Now head to Crom (the dot farthest west on the map) to find out that
a battle has just now broken out in Tinto and you’re about to get arrested for being a spy,
even though you’re not actually a spy. You’re taken to the village chief, where Koyu then
runs in and tells them you’re the leader of an army and stuff. They then let you go and
send you to a room. That night, you try to get away again, but the door is blocked. Koyu
finds out that his sister was captured by Neclord, and so was Lilly. The next morning,
zombies are all over the town. You can get away if you just keep running, and you’ll get
to see a guy get eaten alive, too. But you can also help the people fight. Once you’re out
of town, if you want to keep on the run, head to Tigermouth village and go through town
heading toward the mountain pass. In Tigermouth, head toward the east exit and the
guard will run off to help stop the zombies breaking into the town. You can either leave
now or go help. If you help, Nanami will eventually drag you off. When you’re leaving
the town, about 13 zombies will pop up around you. The Bright Shield Rune will then
give off a power that kills them all in one big hit. The hero’s power is now drained. He’s
unbalanced and his HP is 1. You can’t restore his HP, either, so don’t waste any items.
Nanami will toss him on her back and will run through the pass fighting zombies along
the way. When you’re about to get killed by the third zombie you encounter, a guy named
Georg jumps out of nowhere and kills the zombie and takes you too safety. About this
time you’ll see a cut scene of Jowy (along with Pilika, who can talk again) you is
evidently feeling the drain of power being caused by the Bright Shield Rune. The hero
will wake up later. Talk to Georg again and he’ll basically tell you that you should do
what you think is right and not care much about feelings of obligation. Head through the
pass to Drakemouth. Along the way, you’ll find that the hero in no longer unbalanced all
the time, but his HP is still at 1 and it still won’t go any higher for a long period of time.
Once you reach Drakemouth, the hero will completely pass out. This might be the time
you see the scene with Jowy, it’s either or when you were with Georg. Sorry, I’m not
sure. Anyway, you’ll wake up in a storehouse in Drakemouth. Nanami will run outside
and almost get killed by Flik, then you go outside to find Apple and Shu there, also. Shu
will ask you about three time to come back to the army, it sort of doesn’t matter what you
say, but if you keep refusing he’ll slap you and give you a bit of a scolding, which you
fully deserve by the way. He’ll also tell you that Ridley was killed in battle because he
was preoccupied with looking for you. When he walks away with Flik and Apple, your
two other party members leave you now, also. By the way, if you wan’t to go back, don’t
worry about losing one of the 108 stars. Ridley’s son, Boris will show up and take
Ridley’s place. He’s the same star Ridley was. You can, however, see a special ending to
the game if you leave the village to the south exit, leading to the world map. A picture of
a house will appear, I suppose telling you that Nanami and the hero lived a relaxed,
fightless life from then on.

-If you Stay-
The next morning, go to the meeting room to find that Jess has ordered his troops to take
on Neclord at his place of occupancy, which is totally stupid. He has 5000 solders, if he
loses them, you’ve just lost 5000 people and Neclord just gained 5000 zombies. Not
good. Now you’re forced to go to battle just because of his moronic move. Go to the top
right corner of town to hear that a mine tunnel caved in. Go in the mine and follow the
path and down the elevator. You’ll come to a curve that goes right, if you go down there
you can find a Cape of Darkness. Keep heading along the time path to find Neclord. A
fight will start, and after a couple rounds, it will then stop. Neclord will try to put a curse
on you, but the Bright Shield Rune will block it. Now you can escape from the mine.
Once you’re outside, you’ll see that the town is covered in zombies, then the Rune will
kick in and the hero’s power is drained. At this point you’ll see the cut scene with Jowy
and Pilika in Muse. After this, you’ll wake up in Crom. Leona is downstairs, so you can
make a party again. If you had McDohl with you, though, he’s now back in Gregminster.
Make a new party and go to the Inn. Wakaba’s master will rush out and then run off after
the innkeeper runs after him. You can find L.C. Chan behind a building just right of
where you are. When you’ve found him again, after a funny scene involving L.C. Chan’s
bad memory, he’ll join the army. Now go save at the Inn and head to the entrance of
town, where you’ll find Kahn, the vampire hunter from earlier in the game. He’ll tell you
that he has learned how to take Neclords soul, but he can’t do it alone. There is a person
in Tigermouth with that ability. Once you’ve done everything you need to here (buying
items, equipping characters, etc), head to Tigermouth to meet Sierra, the good vampire
who hunts vampires. Once you’re in Tigermouth, you’ll see that Sierra has attracted a bit
of attention to herself, as to a crowd of people is around her and frankly, they want her to
die. So, after she scares off the angry mob with an abrupt lightning attack, she starts
talking to Kahn. Now, thanks to the Star Dragon Sword being with you, she joins. She
wouldn’t normally. After you give the OK for her to join, out of the blue she starts
fighting you. It’s strange, but it must be done. She’s not hard, so I’ll just tell you this
about the fight: Attack and heal and you’ll do fine. No special patterns are required to
beat her. After the little fight, she says you’re pretty good for a human, and joins up.
Unless you’re overly happy with your present party, put her in your party. Otherwise, the
convoy is always there. You may want to heal up at the Inn, and maybe save if you want,
then head back to Crom. Go to the village leader’s house at the top of town to see a little
scene with Sierra introducing herself to Klaus. Silly boy. Anyway, after this, you’ll go to
your room to sleep. However, if you’d like, you can go get some background on Kahn
and Sierra by talking to them and asking them why they’re after Neclord. They’re both
upstairs, so if you want to do that, you can. Afterwards, though, you’ll just have to go to
bed since there’s nothing else to do. In the morning, after Nanami wakes you up, head
downstairs to find everyone lined up and ready to go. Try to fit Nanami, Sierra and Kahn
all in your party, along with the other characters in it. You’ll be taking a very long hike
through the Tinto Mine to get to Neclord, so stock up on lots and lots and lots of
Medicine. Now leave town and go to the right a little bit to get to the mine.

-Tinto Mine-
Ok, first of all, use regular attacks on the enemies in here. NO runes, NO scrolls. You
have to save them for later. For now, just attack and focus on making it through the mine.
That’s why you got all the Medicine, you know. Anyway, head up, and into the next
screen, then exit this next room through the door in the top right corner. Now go up to a
fork and take a right to find a Dancing Flames Scroll, now head back and take the left
path. Follow this path for a while, there are no other paths to take, so it’s hard to get lost.
Soon enough, you’ll come to another small fork. Go right to find a couple treasures, that
is a Full Helmet and a Stone of Magic Defense. Now go back and continue following the
path to another fork. Go up to find a Master Garb, then keep going into the next screen.
At the first left you come to, take it and go into the next screen. Now go up and around
and follow the path all the way up to find a Window Set #5 and a Old Book Vol. 9. Now
go back and take the path to the right of you and go right at the fork to the next screen.
Go strait across this hall into a new really big room. In here, take the small passage below
you to find a Silver Necklace, then go back up and go right a little bit and you’ll see a
couple slides. Slide down the big one for a Mega Medicine, if you don’t want the MM,
take the small slide and you’ll come to more slides. This time, the small one leads to the
Mega Medicine (the same one from before) and the bigger one takes you farther. Once
you’ve gone down the big one, go down and left and down the little slide and then down
the ramp to get a Double-Strike Rune, then go back up the ramp and around the slide.
You’ll see a guy standing here on the way. He’s one of your recruits, but he won’t join
till your castle is level 4, and it’s not as of yet. So continue on to the right and go up the
ramps. You’ll se a save point here, and I’ll use this save point as a land mark. If you want
a Star Earring, go up and down the slide to find one. You’ll just have to slide down a
couple more slides then walk around the wall to get back to the Save Point. If you don’t
want the Star Earring, just go right. Before taking the little slide, ask yourself, “do I want
a Wind Hat?” If you answered ‘yes,’ then go all the way right and take the big slide
down. You’ll have to walk around the wall to get back to the Save Point. If not, save and
take the small slide and go through the door. Follow this path for a bit, and you’ll enter a
room with a box. There’s also a broken walk way at the top of the room. Push the box to
the walk way to make a little bridge, then go left and follow this path back into the room
with the box, but you’ll be on the walk way. Thanks to that box, you have no troubles.
Follow this path up some more and you’ll finally come to a boss. A really big boss.

===Beating the Stone Golem===
This guy is easy even though he’s huge and has 7500HP. He only attacks once per round,
and one of his attacks is OK, even though its not that good. It hits one or two of your
party members for about 200HP. His other attack hits the whole party for a good 130HP.
Other then that he’s harmless. His defense is awful. He’s very weak to dark magic, like
the stuff Sierra uses, and he’s also weak to Lightning magic. However, try to use magic
(including healing magic) sparingly by using unite attacks and runes that don’t run low
on power. Of course, you CAN use magic, just don’t use it all up during the fight. I’ve
never found this one to be a problem, so you shouldn’t either… ok?

-After the Fight-
Just keep going up. You’re not out of the mine yet, I’m afraid. Follow the path for a good
while till you come to a really large room. Go across the bridge, down the elevator, and
then head left across another bridge, then up to a ramp. Go down the ramp and then
follow the path down to the exit at the south end of the room. Once you’re in the next
screen, just keep following the path (ignore the fork, just keep going down) and go up the
elevator and you’ll be at the exit in no time. When you’re out, go left and fight the
zombie, then continue left to fight another zombie. Now go up the big flight of stairs to
find the church. This is where Necky boy is. Heal if you must and go inside, he’s in the
first room on the left. In here you’ll see Lily and… I forgot her name… Anyway, they’re
about to meet unsettling fates with Neclord, but you arrive just in the nick of time.
Speaking of which, this is my favorite part in the game, where Viktor goes off on Neclord
by saying the following: “I’ll make sure you never grin again. I’ll shop you up! Grind
you up! Dry you in the sun! Break you into pieces! Bury you in the ground! Piss on you!
Then I’ll dig you up! Pull you! Stretch you! Drag you around! And then… and then… in
any case, I’ll never forgive you!” Hehe, I love that… Anyway, at this time a barrier hits
Neclord making him very weak, and then you’re party will attack him! Yay!

===Beating Neclord===
This is another fight that I never have a problem with. Simply attack with whatever
attacks you have left over from the Stone Golem fight and you’ll win. He has a mere
4000HP now, but he can attack twice a turn, which is no big deal. So can nearly every
other boss in the game.

-After the Fight-
Neclord willingly returns the Moon Rune when he finds out he’s about to die. However,
this does him little good. With the Star Dragon Sword’s final words to Necky boy, “Die,
vampire”, Viktor kills Neclord. For good? Probably. Neclord wasn’t immortal this time,
so I think he’s gone forever. But only time will tell for sure. Leave the church and go
down to the bottom of town where you’ll see a large crowd of people, including Jess and
Houser. If you want all 108 stars, I’m sorry, but you MUST recruit Jess now. Actually,
it’s not that bad. He says he’s sorry for everything and stuff, so it’s not all bad. Everyone
then goes off and leaves you there. Go to the Inn to rest and save, then go to Crom. Go to
the house at the top right corner of the village to find… dang… what was his name? The
Window Set guy! He’ll see the Window Set you have and you can either ask 1’000’000p
for it, 10’000p, or ask him to join you in exchange. Sorry, you can’t get a million bucks
for it, or even 10’000. You’ll have to settle for him joining you. After he joins, go to the
mountain pass that leads to Drakemouth. At the first fork, go down and you’ll see Georg
there (if you ran when you had a choice, you’ll know where I mean). Recruit him, and
then continue back to the world map. Either way is fine, but just backtracking is faster.
Use your Blinking Mirror to go back to the castle, then teleport to South Window. Go
talk to Gensetsu, who’s standing in front of that statue in front of town hall (he’s the guy
with that huge lump on his head who you’ve probably ran into a few times already). Talk
to him and ask him to join, and he’ll challenge you to a little strength test thingy. You’ll
win, of course, and he’ll join. Now go back to the castle.

NOTE ON RECRUITMENT
This concerns a lot of people when they’re playing Suikoden 2. They don’t think they can
get all the characters because they run out of listening Runes and can’t recruit the
monster character, who IS a star, living in Tinto mine. And they’re right. In fact, the only
way you can recruit him is if you don’t recruit Sigfreid the Unicorn. But what most
players don’t know is that Sigfreid and the monster you get in the Tinto mine are the
SAME star. Hence, if you get one, you can’t get the other, but that’s not a bad thing
because you don’t need the other because they’re the same star. Argo, if you want the guy
in the Tinto mine, don’t recruit Sigfreid. It’s as simple as that! I hope this little fact calms
a lot of worried people out there.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-TWO MAJOR BATTLES AND A VERY GOOD TIME-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
In the castle, go to the top of the main room (the one with the big rock with the star’s
names’ on it) and Sheena will join the convoy/party. Head to the main hall to here about
Shu’s brand new plan! There’s no rest for you, huh? Anyway, you’ll learn that your army
is going to make a counter strike and liberate Greenhill. And its about time, isn’t it?Yeah,
I think so too. Shu then tells you to run along and get some rest. In your room, Sheena
leaves and nighttime arrives really quickly. Go down to the very first floor of the castle
and walk around. You’ll see a bunch of cut scenes involving a few people in the army.
None are important, but you at least have to watch the one with Gengen in the hallway
because we all love Gengen. I mean, who doesn’t? He’s so dang cool! Anyway, once
you’ve gotten enough of the cut scenes, go back to your room to find an intruder. She’s
an assassin and, incidentally, she wants to kill you.

===Beating Lucia===
This can’t be THAT hard since you only have one person in your party (you), and
Konami isn’t an unfair game company like some. Depending on your Runes, this battle
can range from really easy to kind of easy. Her HP is 1500, but she won’t endure for that
long. She’ll only take about 800 – 1000 HPs of damage before she gives in.

-After the Fight-
Flick and Viktor will run in and catch her. Then she blabbers on about some stupid things
for a minute. You can either take her to prison or let her go. Well, actually you can only
take her to prison. Even if you say “Let her go” they’ll take her to prison (at least I think
so). Besides, she just tried to kill you! Why would you let her go? The next day you’ll
find a couple guards stationed outside your door. No more people will be breaking into to
your room now! Now what you must do is save and go to the Main Hall. Once you’ve
saved and are in the Main Hall, Shu will ask you who you want to go with. The one that’s
recruiting Greenhill, and one that’s slowing the other army down, or if you’ll just be
giving orders from the castle. Of course, I’ll be covering all the options here so you can
decide which one you want to do. Or you can do one and reset, and do another, then
repeat. But I’ll tell you this now, the one where you stay at the castle is the coolest!

-“I’ll Wait Here.”-
At first, you’ll just be waiting around at the castle for battle reports to come in. But soo
enough you’ll be giving so many orders you’ll think you’re a waiter (umm… sorry, bad
pun). Anyway, in all the order’s, you can either ask for Apple’s advice, give a very harsh
order that Apple will decide against, or give a calm, leader-like order.

Order #1
Houser has ran into solders from Muse.

“Don’t pursue too far, we have to save time.”
(leader-like)
“Advance! Crush them!!”
(harsh)
“What should we do, Apple?”
(ask Apple)

Order #2
Kiba has ran into some Highland defense forces.

“Be mindful.”
(leader-like)
“Wipe them out… all of them.”
(harsh)
“What should we do, Apple?”
(you know this one)

After a few more reports (not orders), Apple will say how you should have gone with
Houser because you could have learned a lot.

“I suppose you’re right.”
(leader-like)
“That Experience, I don’t need!”
(harsh, but she’ll agree with you)
“100 lashes for Houser.”
(Apple won’t let you do this one… But isn’t it funny??)

After that one, you’ll be called to Greenhill by Shu.

-“I’ll go with Viktor’s group….”-
This one involves a major battle, but what’s wrong with that? Everyone loves major
battles. Once the battle starts, you’ll see Jowy is with them. If you beat his unit, they’ll
retreat. And it’s not actually very hard to do this because every unit that Jowy has isn’t
really super strong, and you outnumber them.Try to use the Fire Spears or the Bombard
Ability on Jowy’s unit. These are the safest ways to beat him without risking the loss one
of your own units. This one is easy, folks.

-“I’ll go with General Kiba….”-
This is another major battle, but this one is harder and more interesting then the one with
Viktor’s group. It includes two people you’ll remember. One of those people is Yuber
from the first Suikoden, and the other person is Lucia, the gal who tried to kill you last
night. In this battle, you’re outnumbered by about two units, but they don’t have many
really strong units. But they have lots of them. However, there are a few things working
to your advantage. One of them is Luc. Luc and his magic attack are very important. It’s
strong, it always seems to wipe out half of a unit for every time you use it, and it can be
used from a few squares away. Another thing is that many of the solders won’t move
until you get right up next to Greenhill. But once you get there, they’ll start using their
own magic attacks on YOU, which isn’t always fun. In the end, it all comes down to
beating Yuber’s unit, but you’ll probably end up killing every unit they have before you
can. Yuber’s unit is very, very strong, so use Luc’s magic on it. Or if you’re feeling
lucky, attack it and hope you get a critical. This is a long fight, you must be patient.

-In Greenhill-
Teresa joins your convoy and you decide to take that old forest path that leads to the back
of the school to reach Greenhill. Shin also wants to join your party, but he doesn’t have
to. You can say “Nope” and we won’t join. Then you get to pick the rest of your party.
You’ll want to pick your very best and most used characters because there’s a rather
tough boss waiting for you inside Greenhill. Georg is a good one to use since he’s on
level 58, which is about 10 levels higher then you should be right now. And I urge you to
take Kahn, or someone else who’s at a high level and can use dark magic. Charm Arrow
is a very important spell for this! You may want to run back to the castle real quick and
save. Once you’re ready to go into the forest, go for it. You should know the way by now
since you’ve gone down this path about a billion times already! But there is ONE THING
that’s different now. And the different thing is that along the way, you’ll be attacked my
Lucia again. Is it just me, or is she getting overly annoying?

===Beating Lucia===
This time around, she gets pretty tough. She has three little followers who can pack a
punch, and should be killed ASAP. By the time they’re gone, you’ll probably discover
that she attacks twice per turn and uses a devastating Fire Rune. She’ll attack with her
whip, then use the rune, or visa versa. I’ve never seen her attack twice in a row with the
rune, but she might. She has two rune attacks. You’ve probably seen both of them
because you’ve probably used them on enemies before. The one where the fire turns into
blades and slices you’re party into itty bitty pieces is the one that hurts the most, normally
hitting for over 200HP. The other one is where a big beam of fire falls on the party and
blows up, hitting four about 190HP. Just hit her with what ever you have. This may be a
harder battle, but it’s still not hard.

-After the Fight-
Well, Lucia is very stubborn and unmanageable, so she doesn’t listen to any of Teresa’s
kind and loving words after the fight. She just runs off moping. Heal up and continue
along the path to Greenhill. Once you’re back at the school, go out the front door and
you'l’ see two people standing across from each other. The guy on the left will let you
save, and the girl on the right will heal the party. Very convenient, yeah? After you’ve
saved and rested, go into town and go down to the enterance. Here you’ll see Yuber
again, and he’ll then let the Bone Dragon out you play with you.

===Beating the Bone Dragon===
This thing attacks only once a turn, but it uses attacks that take 240+ HP out of the whole
party, so staying highly healed is up there on the important side. Use Kahn’s Charn
Arrow. This’ll hit the dragon for about 1200HP each time you use it. Have everyone else
attack with whatever they have. If it works, use it. The Bone Dragon have about 7500HP,
so don’t hold back.

-After the Fight-
You’ll be taken back to the castle very qickly and you’ll learn that Matilda has given in to
Highland. You then decide to attack Muse. But when Apple asks you what you want to
do, say you’ll think about it and teleport to Greenhill. Your last nine recruits await you!

-Recruit #1-
Go to the school in Greenhill and go into the Blacksmith classroom. At the top right
corner of the room you’ll meet Jude. Talk to him a couple times to learn that he’s out of
clay, then hike to the forest village. Go up and take a right at the armor shop and go down
this path. You’ll see a house. Go up past it on the right side of the house a go along this
path to find a short guy with white hair. He’ll give you some clay. Now then, return to
Greenhill, talk to Jude, give him the clay, and recruit him.

-Recruit #2-
Go to the Greenhill Inn and and listen in on Pico fighting with his ex-girlfriend about
Annallee. Mention Annallee and tell her where she is and he’ll join you.

-Recruit #3-
Teleport back to the castle and pop Viktor in your party and head to Kuskus. Go to the
Blacksmith’s place and talk to Tessei in the back. After a rather funny scene, Tessei will
join you. Now you FINALLY have a blacksmith in your castle!

-Recruit #4-
Go back to the castle, then teleport to Tinto. Head to the Armor Shop and talk to Albert,
the guy standing next to the desk. Tell him about Annallee and Pico and he’ll join you.

-Recruit #5-
Go to Kuskus and visit the Inn. Talk to Karen here and she’ll tell you that she’ll join you
if you can keep up with her dancing. The dance combo is triangle, square, O, X, triangle,
X, O, square. You have to do the steps one right after another with no brakes in between.
This may sound tough, but it’s not. Don’t worry about it.

-Recruit #6-
Go back to the castle and replace Viktor with whomever you would normally have in
your party, then go to the 4th floor of the castle. Go out on the balcony. If you see a
statue of the person who’s been most useful in all the battles throughout the game so far
(which is normally the hero), then you’re castle is at level 4 and you’re ready to recruit
some more. For the next recruit, you’ll need to spend some money, but that’s OK. Go to
Greenhill and go to the blacksmith’s classroom. Talk to the student on the right side of
the table to get the Silver Hammer. Now go back to the castle and have Tessei sharpen
the hero’s weapon to level 14. After you do this, go sail to Coronet. On the docks you’ll
see Genshu. Talk to him and he’ll join you because you’re weapon is really sharp.

-Recruit #7-
Now go to the Cave of the Wind and go through the cave like you normally would. In the
very last room, where you fought the Star Dragon Sword, you’ll meet up with Pesmerga.
Ask him to join, and he’ll gladly do it.

-Recruit #8-
Go back to the castle and put Simone in your party, then go to Radat, to the place where
you found Simone. Vincent De Boule, one of my favorite characters from Suikoden one,
will be there and will join your army.

-Recruit #9-
Go to the Tinto mine and head to the room with all the slides (go in the enterance on the
world map. If you go in the mine through Tinto, you’ll reach a dead-end). You may
remember talking to Mazus in here on your last visit. But now that you’re castle is level
4, he’ll join you. CONGRADULATIONS!!!! YOU HAVE ALL 108 PEOPLE!!!!!!
You’re now ready to beat the game! Er… well, you will be after you do all the stuff you
have to do before the end of the game!

-Back to the Game-
Now, doesn’t it feel good to finally be done with all that dang recruiting? I know I felt
rather good about it! I mean, now you have the freedom to just finish the game instead of
having to watch out for people to recruit. I dunno… Maybe I just get excited too easily.
Either way, go to the Main Hall and tell Apple you’re ready to go to Muse. After a quick
cut scene, you’ll appear in the Greenhill dorm building. After getting talked to by Apple,
go outside to see… who? Yes! Lucia yet again! Follow her into the school, then through
the secret passage in the back. About three screens up through the woods, you’ll find
Jowy and Lucia waiting for you. Yet again, Jowy tries to talk you out of being leader of
your army. However, this time, he finally realizes that just as he can’t quit being king of
Highland, you can’t quit being the leader of your army. And you both realize that things
can never be back to the way things were, because ever since you got those runes on your
hands, you’ve been destined to fight each other. Sad, yeah? Anyway, after all this is over,
go back to the dorm to find that preparations are complete. You may want to save, or
maybe not. It doesn’t matter a great deal. But whenever you’re ready, get ready for
another major battle.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: ENTERING MUSE|||
The first thing you’ll notice on this is that THEY are outnumbered. You’ll also see you
have a few new units to play around with. The Highland troops probably won’t come into
this. They’ll probably stay near the back of the screen the whole time. And to make
things even easier, the run off part way through the fight. Go for the units Lucia controls.
Once you take out all of them, you’ll win. Of course, SOMETHING is going on, but at
least you won. If you’re having trouble with Lucia’s annoyingly tough unit, try some fire
magic… Heck, it worked for me!

-After the Battle-
You’ll be at Muse! But the place is a ghost town. Nothing to see here… Head for Town
Hall to find some of your solders. Something is inside Town Hall, and Viktor, being the
cool exploring Indiana Jones type of guy he is, wants to check it out! Head on in to find a
really large gold colored wolf…

===Beating the Golden Wolf===
Nothing too it! Just hit it with whatever you have! It attacks twice per turn and uses a
little rune, but that’s all. It’s also low on power with a mere 3500HP. This guy is such a
waste of time, your levels won’t even go up after you beat him.

-After the Fight-
After you’ve beaten that one, you’ll find that there are more of them scattered over the
town. You can fight them if you want, but running is the better option here. If you DO
fight them, another one will appear in its place. Sucky, huh? Yep. Anyway, when you’re
out of Muse, you’ll discover that you were tricked (are you surprised?). Solders are
coming at you from the east and north! But if you try and get away by the west and south,
more solders will pop up and kill you! What do you do? Escape to the east! Well, you’ll
be back at the castle after all this with Shu. After they’re all done talking, go save. Head
to the forth floor of the castle to see a scene between Kiba and Shu. Shu will tell Kiba
they need a decoy to win this next battle, and Kiba will have to be the decoy. Now that
Kiba just volunteered his life for your war, I don’t want to hear any mean talk about him,
got it? After the little scene, you may want to run of to the 5th floor and check out your
new room in all its freakin’ awesome level four castle wonderment!!! After this, go talk
to Shu and tell him you’ll go through with the fight. This will bring everyone into the
Main Hall for a huge battle briefing. It’s really quite uplifting! And at the end of it all you
get to yell a hardy uplifting line yourself! Yay! Now Leknaat appears to give your rune
more power (Hehehehehehe!! The BIG attack baby baby!!!) if you have the 108 stars.
The next morning, you see Kiba and his people off. Now go to the Main Hall to start on
the journey to Matilda. A very, very important part of the game. This is where recruiting
all those people pays off! Before you give the single to leave, be sure to save. When you
leave, you’ll appear in a major battle right outside of the Matilda region.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: ENTERING MATILDA|||
After the enemy appears, you’ll see that you’re very outnumbered. Jowy is there, and
Yuber, as well as Gorudo, the stupid sexist fat man. Further more, they have you
surrounded from to sides. What you want to do is take out as many enemy units as you
can before the third turn. First of all, take three or four units to take care of the Matilda
troops. Have the rest do a number on the Highlanders. After about two turns, Culgan’s
army will appear behind you. Now you’re totally surrounded. However, all you have to
do is survive two or three more turns and you’re all good. Your reinforcements will arrive
(two tiny units. Ha!), and this will cause all the baddies to retreat. Personally, I don’t see
how two little units could scare them that much, but what the heck. It worked.

-After the Major Battle-
You’ll find out who those mysterious reinforcements were, then you’ll go back to
Greenhill to rest up. When it’s time to select your party members, make it a point to
select people over level 50. Georg, Mazus, etc. should be over level 50, but you don’t
necessarily have to take them. Anyway, once you have your party of level 50+ characters,
tell Shu to wait a minute and go get your ass to the inn so you can save. Once you’ve
saved, go back and tell Shu you’re ready to move out. The time has come… *dramatic
music*

-Invasion of Rockaxe-
After the enemy takes the bate of your armies, you’ll pop out of the bushes. After you
head in, you’ll get a message from Kiba saying that he and Leon Silverburg were both
mortally wounded. Sad, yes. Anyway, once you’re in the castle, you’ll find yourself in a
small room. This isn’t the main entrance! You have quite a bit of a walk ahead of you.
It’s a good thing your castle isn’t this big, huh? Go up through the door, and follow the
hall though the next door. Grab the Stone of Speed from the next chest and head up the
ladder. If you want an Escape Talisman, go through the right door, if not, go through the
left door and continue on till you reach a room with a door at the top of it, and a ladder
leading down. A Stone of Defense and a Crimson Cape is through the door if you want
them. Either way, go down the ladder next and through the door here. Just follow this
single path till you reach a bridge outside, and cross the bridge. You’ll now be back
inside. Go through the door here and follow the path to another small room with a ladder
and a door. The door leads to an Earth Shield, which just might be worth getting. Once
you’ve grabbed it, or if you haven’t, go down the ladder in the little room. You’ll be in
yet another little room with a door below you and one to the right of you. The one below
leads to some Power Gloves, the one to the right continues on with the level. Follow the
path to the right and you’ll appear outside again! Go through the big door to the right and
you’ll now be in the bunker of the castle. The Flame Helmet, a Gold Necklace and some
Mega Medicine can be found in here if you look in each of the room. You have to go into
them from the top, though. The exit of this room is down the little hall leading off to the
left that you saw when you came in. Follow this hall to the next room. Continue
following the hall and you’ll reach a stairway, but if you go a bit farther down you’ll find
the Dragon Plans 4 AND the Unicorn Plans 4 in the little room here! You should get
these things! Once you have them, go up the stairs and save at the save point. Also heal if
you’re a little low on power. Now go down through the door here, and follow this path to
another door, and go inside. Walk towards the stairs and everyone in your party will
decide to stay and fight off the baddies that are coming up behind you, while you and
Nanami go and finish the job. Go through the door at the top of the stairs, and the next
thing you’ll see is you and Nanami walking through a HUGE hall. The next part of the
game is vital for those who want the best ending. You’ll run into Jowy here, and he’ll tell
you that his army and country is more important then you, therefor, he’ll have to kill you
himself. However, just when you’re about to have to kill your best friend, Gorudo walks
into the hall his some archers. What could he be plotting? I’ll tell you what he’s plotting.
Kill the two most powerful people in the country and get all the land for himself.
However, Nanami, being your big sister, wants to protect you from the arrows, so she
uses a special move Genkaku taught her years ago. When the text box for you to say
“Nanami!!” or “Look out!!” pops up, or have about half a second to say one of them
before the text box closes. Is you don’t say it fast enough, the hero won’t pull out his
weapons and jump to Nanami’s aid. If you say it fast enough, he’ll pull out his weapons
and jump up to help Nanami. If you want the best ending, keep trying till you say it fast
enough. If you don’t, you might as well not have gotten the 108 stars! After you say
“Nanami!!” and get ready to help her, sadly, she’ll get hit with an arrow. But don’t worry,
you did it! Now you can get the best ending! You and Jowy, now standing there, shaking
it anger, decide to join up for one last time and show fatty who’s boss. I like this boss
fight…

===Beating Gorudo===
Hehehehehe!!!! Ho ho ho ho ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! YEAH!!! Now he dies!! This guy is all
talk, and besides, with Jowy in your party you have a few huge tricks up your sleeve with
his Rune! Fight this one for Nanami.

-After the Fight-
Well, he’ll die finally, and Jowy will take his leave. Hey, it’s either that or staying around
and being killed by your army! Nanami then passes out, and Shu runs up. He orders for
the flag to be burned and then Huan shows up to help out Nanami. Everyone then goes
back to the castle. Everyone will be giving you kind words as you all wait outside the
doctor’s room. Huan then comes out and delivers the news……… Nanami…….. is…….
dead. Flik loses it at this point, but Viktor calms him down. If you got the 108 stars and
were fast enough when Nanami was shot, Huan will ask to talk to Shu alone in the room.
If you didn’t do one or both of these things, nothing else will happen. You have reason
for rejoicing if he asks Shu to speak with him alone. :-) You’ll wake up in your room the
next morning. Now is a lovely time to save, since you just did the most important part of
the game and all. When you’ve saved, head to the Main Hall and Shu will tell you that
your army should attack Highland and finish them off. Give the order to invade Highland,
and walk out of the Main Hall. Then you’ll pass out. Go figure! A cut scene will then
take place, showing Jowy sacrificing a doll of Julia to the Beast Rune. But his solders
don’t know it’s a doll, so they think that he actually just gave his wife to the Beast Rune.
This gives the solders renewed vigor… or something like that. When walking away,
Jowy will then pass out, too. The cut scene ends there and you wake up in your room
with a bunch of people around you. After they give you some reassuring words that the
war is very close to being over, you go back to sleep, then wake up again in the middle of
the night. Go down to Shu’s room and you’ll see Apple walking in. She’s a bit depressed
to say the least, but before she leaves, Shu tells her to pick one of the cards sitting on the
table in his room. She picks fire. Whatever could that mean? Shu doesn’t have anything
to say, so you can go back to your room and sleep now. Then next day, save first thing!
then head to the Main Hall. Everyone, and I DO mean everyone; will be gathered in
there. If you still haven’t saved, tell them to hold on a minute and go do it real quick.
When you’re ready, give them the OK to head off. At this point, a few people say some
uplifting things, and then you get your chance to yell something uplifting. Don’t you feel
good? After the cheering subsides, you and your troops will head off to meet your
destiny. The next cut scene will be of you and a few troops walking through some woods.
At this point you split up, leaving Viktor and Shu behind to pull off some sort of plan that
only they know about. Of course, once you hear Shu say something about his “last
mission”, you know it can’t be good. Then you’ll see a major battle screen, but you won’t
be involved in it. It’s just a couple good units against seven Highland units. Once the
Highlanders get close to your units, though, Shu will give the signal and Viktor will light
the woods on fire, with all those Highlanders in it. Hmmmm… It makes sense now,
doesn’t it? The card with fire on it? Of course it does! Later, Shu will be strolling through
the burning forest, waiting for something to fall on him, perhaps, and he runs into Leon.
You can sort of tell that they rather hate each other by their conversation here. Right at
the end of the conversation, a tree falls… and… well, Shu doges it and is just fine.
However, you and a few others waiting at the entrance to the burning forest don’t know
that, and assume he’s dead. Just when Apple is about to run into the forest in a crazy,
whacked out, super fit, Shu and Viktor come marching out without a scratch. Strangely
enough, he’s rather upset about being alive, but hey, how would Konami look if they had
the cool strategist guy die at the end of BOTH Suikodens? Well, worry not, they’re
smarter then that! You’ll appear outside a border. The Highland Border, to be exact. Talk
to Hilda on the top left to rest and save, you don’t really need to leave this place. You can
do that once you reach L’Renouille. Just be sure to save. Apple can rearrange your units
for the upcoming major battle, if you want. Whenever you’re done doing whatever you’re
doing, talk to Apple and tell her it’s time to move out.

|||MAJOR BATTLE: L’RENOUILLE|||
Here we are. We have reached the final major battle of the game! This, of course, won’t
be the easiest major battle ever. In fact, it’s up there with one of the hardest. But you’re a
perfectly good match for Highland! To avoid taking lots of damage, you should make
heavy use of Luc and Mazus, the two magic users, to hit the baddies hard from a good
ways away. You should also use the Fire Spears to your advantage to hit two or three
units at once. As you’ll see, the units guarding the city won’t be moving much. So you’ll
have all the time you need to position your units right where you need them. But what
makes the fight so hard is the strength of the enemy units! Thankfully, Yuber runs off
early in the fight, but that still leaves a challenge for you. Be careful during this battle,
and take your time! Once you get the hero’s unit a couple squares into the city, battle will
end. One way of doing this without having to take out all those really strong units is to
hurt one of the units bad enough to where it’ll run into the city to heal. This will give you
a clear passage into the center of the city.

-After the Major Battle-
After that long battle, you’ll appear outside L’Renouille. Now you have to make a party. I
recommend making a party of only five people. If you want to use the best party you can,
you might want to do the same. I’m taking Georg, Pesmerga, Wakaba, and Clive.
Remember, leave that last space blank. Why? We’re gonna go pick up McDohl! If you
don’t have access to McDohl, or don’t want to use him, choose your last character
yourself. But don’t go into L’Renouille just yet. Push against the wall behind you and
you’ll leave the city. Now that you’re back on the world map, head northwest to the very
little village of Sajah. Since this village is in Highland territory, unlike most other towns
of the game, you don’t get the same love as you do in other villages. Instead, people here
really don’t like the great hero of the state who led them to victory over Highland. But
that’s just a small set back… go to the item shop and check out the Rare Finds section
and buy the Golden Hammer. When you bring it to your castle blacksmith, you’ll be able
to get your weapons up to level 16! You may also want to buy and equip some Crimson
Capes since they’re sold here. Teleport back to the castle to rest and save, then teleport to
Banner and go to Gregminster to get McDohl (unless you don’t have him in the game or
don’t want to, etc). Once you get back, you’ve gotta do some major weapon sharpening.
If, and you probably will, run out of money, teleport back to L’Renouille and fight the
monsters on the world map, or even the monsters in that are in L’Renouille itself. Really,
it shouldn’t take all that long. After you get your weapons up to 16, get some more cash
and go to your Rune shop. Buy a Water rune and put it on McDohl. Also, from fighting
the monsters on the world map, you MIGHT have gotten a Mother Earth rune. If so,
attach it to someone, and if not, don’t worry about it. Now rest if you need to, but be sure
to save, and teleport to L’Renouille for the last time.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-THE FINAL MISSION-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
Once you get there, go right up into the front door. When you walk up a tiny bit, you get
attacked by Lucia again… *sigh*

===Beating Lucia===
This is her hardest form, and she actually might be a problem for you. She has about
6000 HP and some powerful attacks. Further more, she attacks three times per round.
Ouch!! She’s actually sort of like another Luca Blight, just easier because you’re about
20 levels higher then you were when you fought Luca. Just hit her. You probably won’t
have to waste too much Rune power on this one. Hmmm… on second though, she isn’t
that tough. :-)

-After the Fight-
You’ll see a cut scene involving Lucia and Teresa, which is of no importance, then you
get to continue a long. This place is big! From where you are, go left, and keep going left
till you reach the end up the hall. Then go up and you’ll fight some solders. After they’re
done with, keep going up till you reach some stairs, then go down the stairs and go
through the door. Go down this hall and through another door, and then you get to fight
more solders. When you go through the door above the solders, you’ll be in a big hall. Go
all the way up the hall and you’ll run right into the great Han. Really, Han isn’t nice. You
then fall into a one of one dual with him.

+++Dual Battle: Han+++
This is just another dual... It shouldn’t be that tough, though, since I have all these
commands written down.

-Defend Phrases-
“You think you can beat me, boy?”
“Let me see your power, Genkaku’s son!!!”
“Try that again, boy.”
“Well struck…. It seems I should be more careful….”
“Unf… You like to take risks, eh?”

-Attack Phrases-
“Foolish boy!!!”
“Ho ho ho… you taught him well, Genkaku me friend…”
“And now it’s my turn.”
“You can’t defend yourself forever.”
“I can’t let you pass here, son.”

-Wild Attack Phrases-
“Now feel my deadly sword.”
“You think my sword has lost its bite!!!”
“Yes, but can you defend against my sword!!!”
“Let’s bury our past here, boy!!”
“Watch and learn, boy. Here’s how you wield a sword!!!”
“Can you take this?”

-After the Dual-
You should win rather easy. After words, Han has a quick death scene, and you’ll
continue on. In the next room, go up, then loop around when you get to the top of the
stairs and go through the door here, then through another door. Go all the way down this
hall and go right and through the door there. Follow this path till you reach a room with
two doors in it. When you get there, take the left door. Now follow this path ALL the
way up. I mean ALLLLLL the way up, till you reach a room where four solders jump out
at you and fight you. After you kill them, go left and follow this hall till you reach a door
an a path leading to the left. Take the path leading left and follow it till you reach the
outside of the castle. Follow the little sidewalk to another door going back into the castle,
and then go right down the hall. You’ll fight more solders, then continue. As far as paths
go, it gets pretty simple here. All the door you’ll come across are locked except for the
ones your supposed to go though. Soon enough, you’ll reach a fork. Look in the room to
the right of you to find a save point! In the next room down, you’ll find an Escape
Talisman, just incase you’re in bad shape, I guess. Anyway, when you’ve saved, exit this
place by taking the path that leads up on the right side of the room. Follow this till you
reach a room with a door on the top of the room and a door on the bottom. Take the one
on top and then keep going. From here on out its strait all the way. You’ll soon see
another save point, but this is a rather special one. It restores your Rune power, HP, heals
your status problems, and hey, it even saves the game!! Make use of this lovely little gift
and then keep going up to a final battle with Culgan and Seed.

===Beating Culgan and Seed===
These guys are worthy opponents! Seed has 4200HP, while Culgan has 3800HP. They
each have very powerful runes, and you really shouldn’t hold back on them at all. Use
everything at your disposal. Heck, with that cool save point right behind you, you have
nothing to lose! :-)

-After the Fight-
Why do the bad guys always have to make you feel guilty for killing them right before
they die? Oh well, after another death scene, you see a cut scene of Jowy and Pilika. It’s
really quite touching… He tells her that he’s going to have to say goodbye forever, and
she asks him to hold her one more time, and he does, and Jillia walks in to hear abouther
new home in Harmonia that she’s going to live in since Highland is about to fall for good.
After they say a lot of goodbyes, you get control of the hero back. Before you walk
forward any, go back to heal/save at that save point. Once that’s done, go back to the hall
you appeared in and walk forward. You’ll see Leon again, and he’ll tell you about Luca’s
long time plan to unleash the Beast Rune into the world. After he says this, indecently, he
unleashes it on your party. Here we go, folks… the last battle…

===Beating the Beast Rune===
After a nifty CG scene, you’ll be in battle with this thing. It’s made up of five parts. A
right head, 4800HP, a left head, 4800HP, a right paw, 5700HP, a left paw, 4500HP, and a
rune, 3300HP. Of course, the thing has its super strong attacks and defense, and frankly,
you’re pretty mismatched. It’ll either hit you three times with three attacks, or one time
with one BIG attack. Either way, you’re in bad shape. McDohl’s Black Shadow attack
works Ok, since it hits everything at once. And of course, if you get in a jam, you have
the hero’s Forgiver Sign attack, which will get you out of trouble if needed. The first
thing to attack is the Rune. Once it’s gone, use a couple good attacks on the right leg to
kill it. It revives other sections, so it should be taken out fast. After which the left leg is
the target. Now, pretty much all the big threats are gone. Just use whatever you have left
over to win. It’s not too bad from here on out…

-After the Fight-
Whew… glad that’s over… Your party walks into the throne room, but there’s no sign of
Jowy. Only his cape is sitting on the throne. Then, the castle starts to cave in, and you
start to run out. However, the people waiting for you outside are starting to get a bit
worried. But then you run out with a big grin on your face and a spirit of victory and
justice! Well… you run out, anyway. The next day, you wake up in your castle. SAVE
SAVE SAVE SAVE!!!!!!! If you don’t save now, you’ll have o beat that stupid Beast
Rune again to see all the endings!!

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-ENDINGS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
People are got the 108 stars, rejoice! It’s about to pay off!

-Ending #1-
This is one of the basic endings where you don’t have to have all 108 stars to see it. Go to
the Main Hall and speak with everyone there. They’ll tell you that they want you to lead
their new country. Say you will, and bam! You’ve got the ending! You’ll then see a few
future cut scenes of what happened, teamed up with some great music. Then window will
start popping up, describing what every single star did after the war. The credits will role,
and after the credits, you’ll see a neat little picture! The End.

-Ending #2-
Another basic ending, but I suppose a bit harder to find. Go to the Main Hall, and they’ll
tell you about the new country and everything, but this time, say you won’t lead the new
country. You’ll then be able to leave and go to whatever you want. Teleport to
L’Renouille and then leave. Walk southeast down the Tanzen Pass, and follow this path
till you come to a fork in the road. When you reach the fork, go left, not strait. Follow
this path for a while (you may remember this bit of it, since this was where the game
started. That is, this is the campsite where the massacre took place), and you’ll reach the
spot where you and Jowy carved the X in the rock at the start of the game. He’ll be there
waiting for you. After he tells you a few things you’ve probably been wondering for a
while, such as why he betrayed you and tried to kill you on several different occasions,
he’ll challenge you to the REAL final battle. A one of one dual. Beat him in the dual, and
he’ll then die. After words, you’ll go back to the castle and become king of your new
country. The rest of this ending is just like the last one!

-Ending #3-
This is the ending everyone wants, and it’s a real reward for taking the time to get the 108
stars. In the Main Hall, when everyone is telling you about the new country, say you
won’t lead it and then go to L’Renouille. From here, go to Tanzen Pass, and to the same
spot you met Jowy at the last time. The same thing will happen, he’ll challenge you to a
dual battle, but instead of killing him this time, DON’T attack. EVER!!! After about two
duals, he’ll get really weak and fall down. He’ll then ask you for your right hand so he
can give the rest of his power to your rune. When he asks this, DO NOT give him your
hand! Keep refusing!! After you refuse a couple times, he’ll start to get healed by your
rune. At that point, you two finally make up with each other and head off.
-------------------------------HUGE SPOILER!!!!!!-------------------------------------
Read this next part at your own risk of ruining the best ending for yourself. After you two
start walking away, Shu comes up to you and tells you something very interesting. When
Nanami was shot with that arrow, she really didn’t die. She faked it. Why, you ask? She
wanted to get away from the hero while the war was going on because “she didn’t like to
see him hurt”. Frankly, I don’t see how his sister dying was going to make him feel any
better then he did, but whatever. It turns out she’s been waiting at Genkaku’s house this
whole time! After saying a few more words, Shu leaves you so you can go see Nanami
again, and Jowy, of course, comes along with you. You then get to see a bunch of really
cool cut scenes of the three of them going off and doing stuff! And you even get to see
where Jillia and Pilika live. And believe me, it’s nice!!
-----------------------------END OF HUGE SPOILER--------------------------------------
After you see that, you may expect yourself to go back to the castle and lead your
country, but you don’t. And then the boxes with what the people did after the war comes
up again, and then the credits, and a special picture at the end. And so, you’ve beaten the
whole game… ah… its one heck of a thing.

 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-CHARACTER LIST-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
A huge thanks to Odin135 for this list!! Thanks again! Oh, and sorry if this is a bit hard to
read. After I copied and pasted it, it was all scrambled and stuff. I think I got it to where
it’s pretty much readable.

108 Stars of Destiny

        When I found out that there was no character list for
        Suikoden 2 I decided to make one.  If any one finds anything
        wrong or has information about characters that I don't
        have please E-mail me at Odin135@hotmail.com It may take
        some time for me to repley be patient.

        If you have questions about the game include where you are in
        the game and what you are suppost to do next.

        If you want to use this on your website E-mail me and ask
        first.

Castle Level 1= 30 members and below
Castle Level 2= 31-60 members
Castle Level 3= 61-100 members
Castle Level 4= 101 members and above

Name                    Location        How to get them

1. Hero                 Start with       Start with

2. Ridley              Two River City  Joins after Two River City beats Kiba

3. Shu                  Radat City      Joins after you find his coin

4. Luc                  HQ                 Lekneet brings him to you

5. Humphrey       Rakutei Mt.     Complete Dragon Quest

6. Hauser             Tinto City      Joins after you defeat Neclord

7. Kiba                 HQ                 Don't kill him after you beat him in battle
                                                    and he joins

8. Pesmerga          Cave of Wind    Shows up where you fought the Star Dragon
                                                        Sword when you have 100 members talk
                                                        with him and he will join you

9. Sierra               Tigermouth      Joins when you walk into Tigermouth with
                                                     Kahn

10. Teresa              Greenhill City  Rescue from Greenhill City

11. Nina                Greenhill City  Joins when you return to HQ with Teresa

12. Feather             Forest Village  Need one of Badeaux's crystals, walk into
                                                       center of town and fight griffins and he joins

13. Viktor              South Window    Joins when you enter South Window for the first
                                                           time

14. Valeria             Gregminister    Choose her at Gregminister
    OR
14. Kasumi              Gregminister    Same as Valeria

15. Fitcher             Two River City  After you defeat Kiba at Two River City

16. Clive               South Window    Talk to him when you have a boat

17. Flik                HQ                       Joins after you defend HQ for the first time

18. Tsai                Ryube Forest    Go to his house in the forest when you need
                                                      Fire Spears

19. Jess                Tinto City      Joins after you defeat Neclord

20. Stallion            Radat Town      After fall of Greenhill, Must beat him in race
                                                        (run from battle 50 times to win race)

21. Georg               Tigermouth Path After beating Neclord talk to him

22. Hanna               Toto Village    Talk to her after Toto burns down

23. Killey              South Window    Talk to him in South Window then
                                                          at Alex's shop then back at South
                                                          Window After Alex has joined you
                                                           and after Luca is dead

24. Anita               Muse City /     Keep talking to her and saying she is
                             Banner Village  beatuiful and refilling her glass (you
                                                      have to leave the town every after time
                                                      you talk to her

25. Sigfried            Kobold Village  Need to bring one of Badeaux's crystals
                                                       and a pure female (Such as Nanami) the
                                                       place where Hix defeated the Unicorn,
                                                       must have completed the Unicorn quest
                                                       first

26. Nanami              Kyaro Town      Walk into your back yard

27. Rina                Coronet Town    Talk to her after Tai Ho agrees to take you
                                                         to Kuskus Town

28. Tai Ho              Kuskus Town     Win 5000 bits from him and he will join

29. Eilie               Coronet Town    Joins with Rina

30. Yam Koo             Kuskus Town     Joins with Tai Ho

31. Bolgan              Coronet Town    Joins with Rina

32. Hix                 Kobold Village  After defending Two River Talk to him and
                                                        Tengaar in Lakewest inn and then go to Kobold
                                                        Village and complete Unicorn Quest

33. Tengaar             Kobold Village  Joins with Hix

34. Freed Y             HQ              Joins after South Window falls to highland

35. Yoshino             Radat Town      Bring Freed Y to her house and then leave the
                                                           town then come back to her house and she will
                                                           join (will only be there if shu has already
                                                           joined)

36. Chaco               2 River(Kobold) After you defeat Kiba at Two River City joins
                                                           when you try to leave town

37. Klaus               HQ              Joins with Kiba

38. Gilbert             Battle Map 3    Wound him in battle and he joins

39. Tetsu               Lakewest Town   Buy fried tacos from Two River City(Kobold) and
                                                           use them on the Hero until he starts smoking
                                                           then go and talk to him

40. Jeane               2 River(Human)  Talk to her in the Rune shop after the fall of
                                                          Greenhill City

41. Wakaba              Forest Village  Castle Level 2, Hero must be level 30+

42. Maximillian         South Window    After you Luca has been killed he will stop
                                                               you when you enter the town

43. Genshu              Coronet Town    Castle Level 4 Hero's weapon level 15+

44. Camus               Rockaxe Castle  Joins with Miklotov

45. Miklotov            Rockaxe Castle

46. Jude                Greenhill City  After you have recapture Greenhill bring
                                                      him  clay, a guy in Forest Village has clay

47. Lebrante            Radat Town      Buy a Ceadon Vase from the Trader in
                                                          Gregminister and give it to him

48. Lorelai             Gregminister    Castle level 3

49. Tony                Forest Village  Castle level 2 in the chief's house

50. Gijimu

51. Rikimaru            Ryube Village   Pay for his meal (3000 Bits) and he will join

52. Gantetsu            South Window    After defeating Neclord challenge him the
                                                            parties' total strength has to be over 400

53. Simione             Radat Town      Buy a Rose Brouch at Banner Village
                                                          and  give it to him and he will join

54. Connell             Forest Village  Castle must be level 3, bring him a sound set

55. Hans                2 River(Human)  Talk to him on the 2nd floor of the Inn

56. Huan                HQ              Same as Flik

57. Tuta                Muse City       Talk to her in front of Huan's house

58. Futch               Rakutei Mt      Joins with Humphrey

59. Tomo                Ryube Forest    Bring Tsai to his house when he asks to get
                                                         get some tools, Tsai must be in party

60. Badeaux             Forest Path     Castle Level 3 must have hero and shiro in
                                                        party

61. Mazus               Tinto Mines     Castle Level 4 he is standing where there are
                                                        a bunch of slides

62. Mondo               Rokkaku Hamlet  Castle Level 4 if you got Valeria or
                                                              just have Kasumi and enter the town
                                                             (see end of faq for directions to town)

63. Sasuke              Rokkaku Hamlet  Same as Mondo

64. Leona               HQ              Same as Flik

65. Adlai               South Window    After you get HQ give him a sacrifice jizo
                                                          and a wooden shield and then get a wind crystal
                                                          and throw it at him

66. Raura               Tinto City      Joins if you have Jeane

67. Sheena              Gregminister    Find in HQ(not sure when) and he leads you to
                                                        Gregminister where he joins

68. Kinnison            Ryube Forest    Put nest back in tree and walk off and
                                                          back onto the screen and he will join

69. Shiro               Ryube Forest    Joins with Kinnison

70. Amada               Radat Town      Go and talk to him when you need to get to
                                                          Two River city

71. Emilia              Greenhill City  Tell her who you and Flik are (the first
                                                        Choice)

72. Zamza               Toto Village    Talk to him with Nanmai in party (before
                                                        Toto burns down)

73. Karen               Kuskus Town     Castle Level 3, dance with her
                                                          after Luca has been killed

74. Lo Wen                              Joins with Gijimu

75. Tenkou              Crom Village    Bring him a window set and he joins

76. Gadget              Greenhill/Muse  Joins with Meg
                                Border

77. Annallee            South Window    After Luca has been killed go to the Inn
                                                             then talk to her again to the right of the
                                                            town hall after she sings she joins

78. Viki                Greenhill/      Appears out of no where and joins
                             Matilda

79. Koyu

80. Vincent             Radat Town      Castle Level 4 bring Simione to where he
                                                         was standing and he will join

81. Meg                 Greenhill/Muse  Castle Level 2, talk to her
                               Border

82. Mukumuku            Kyaro Town      Talk to the big tree behind the Hero's
                                OR                          house 3 times
                        Greenhill/Muse  Walk back and forth between Greenhill and
                        Border                Greenhill/Muse Border with only the Hero
                                                   and he will show up in a battle and he joins

83. Marlowe

84. Richmond            Radat Town      Play the coin game with him once then go
                                                            to the bar and talk to a game there and get
                                                            another coin and play him again

85. Apple               Toto Village    When you return to Toto after buying the
                                                       wooden amulet and she will be there

86. L. C. Chan          CromVillage     Go to the Inn with Wakaba in your party
                                                           then talk to him behind the house to the
                                                           right of the Inn

87. Millie              Ryube Village   Agree to find Bonepart and when you do
                                                        she joins

88. Tessai              Kuskus Town     After you have recaptured Greenhill bring
                                                         Viktor to the weapon shop and he will join

89. Taki                Lakewest        Talk to her a bunch of times and she joins

90. Gengen              HQ              When you have to go get Flour

91. Gabocha             2 River(Kobold) Bring Gengen to see him and he joins

92. Yuzu                Kobold Village  Agree to help find her sheep, must
                                                         complete Unicorn Quest first

93. Hai Yo              HQ              Castle Level 2, On the second floor
                                                   south balcony (right side) he will be
                                                   talking to someone and he will join

94. Kahn                CromVillage     Talk to him in town after Tinto is taken over
                                                         by Neclord

95. Barbara             HQ              Same as Flik

96. Sid                 2 River(sewers) After the city is saved bring Chaco into the
                                                      sewers and under the water fall and Sid will
                                                      join

97. Shin                Greenhill City  Joins with Nina

98. Oulan               Kuskus Town     Talk to an old lady who says some thing about
                                                          a band of people mugging female groups then
                                                          leave the town and go back in with a mostly
                                                          female team and cross the bridge in the center
                                                          of the town

99. Shilo               Lakewest Town   Castle Level 2, win 5000 bits from
                                                          him and he joins

100. Alex               White Deer Inn  Talk to Hilda when you have a castle and they
                                                          Join

101. Hilda              White Deer Inn  Joins with Alex

102. Bob                2 River(Kobold) Castle Level 3 and talk to him

103. Ayda               Forest Village  Joins with Feather

104. Pico               Greenhill City  Talk to him when you have Annallee

105. Alberto            Tinto City      Talk to him when you have Pico and
                                                      Annallee

106. Templton           Toto Village    Go to the Mercenary Fortress after it has
                                                           burned down and meet Templton and then
                                                           go to Toto and he joins

107. Hoi                Radat Town      After Luca has been killed walk into the bar
                                                       and stand up for Hoi

108. Gordon             Gregminister    Make 50,000 Bits from trading and he joins

There are some charaters that do not get a star because they join your party
until you
until you get rid of them and then you have to get them again.

109. Makumaku           2 River City/   Walk back and forth on the road between
                                   Greenhill City    2 River city and Greenhill City with only
                                                             the Main Character and he should appear in
                                                             a battle with you(you can have other squirles
                                                             in the party when doing this)

110. Mikimiki           Greenhill City/ Same as Makumaku Execpt walk between
                                  Forest Village  Greenhill City and Forest Village

111. Mekumeku           Greenhill City/ Same as Makumaku Execpt walk between
                                        Matilda         Greenhill City and Matilda

112. Mokumoku           Clearing below  Same as Makumaku Execpt walk between in the
                                                                Forest Village  the clearing below Forest Village


How to get to Rokkaku Hamlet
On the way to Gregminister just after the cliff where you climb a bunch of
latters
go north until you are stopped by trees and then go right until you are in a
path with
trees above you and below you and then keep trying to go down and through
the trees.
There is a hidden path somewhere in this section that leads to the town.

Abizboah and Rulodia
I have hear that there are 4 monsters in total Sigfried, Feather, Rulodia,
and Abizboah.
I have yet to get them. If anyone knows how you can get them when you have
used 2 crystals
on the Sigfried and Feather and If they count as stars E-mail me ASAP. And
is Rulodia a star.

I would like to say thanks to all the people who helped out especially JL
and Spencer Pantera.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-EQUIPMENT LIST-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
MAJOR thanks to Feral for letting me use this! Again, thanks man!!

Suikoden 2 armor types and equipments listing
compiled by Feral (feralnoa@aol.com)

version 0.9           Added some rare accessories from the Mountain
                            Climbing mini-game prizes.
Version 0.8 January 23, 2000. Rearranged some of the accessories listed
                                                 after further testing.
Version 0.7 January 20, 2000. Started this list.

Don't you just hate it when you find something like Windspun Armor, and
it looks really great, but no one (well, no one that you brought along,
at any rate) can wear it? Me too. Well, this is my solution to that.
This list is intended to show which of the many characters in the Playstation
game Suikoden 2 can equip which armors and helmets/headgear, as well as
whether they can have a shield. Also hopefully it will eventually have a
comprehensive listing of the accessories and which characters those can be
equipped by. I had noticed that the instructions booklet which came with
Suikoden 2 had a list placing each of the armors into one (or more) of
four categories. This then gave me the idea that it could be possible to
put together a list of which characters can wear each of the armors,
without having to write it all out over and over about 70 or so times.
If each character could only wear one type of armor, then it would be
comparatively simple to use the categories to predict which armors
could be worn by each character, as opposed to manually trying out
each combination. Same thing for the helmets/headgear, and it would
also be simple to determine whether a character can carry a shield as
well. The accessories, on the other hand, pose a bit more of a problem,
as the instructions booklet did not provide types for them.
Note: This is still preliminary, and some of these are still from
guesswork. If you find any mistakes, such as characters/equipment being
left out or incorrectly listed, please e-mail me with the correction(s),
and how you determined it so I can fix the problem. Also, the
instructions booklet that came with the game also had some mistakes in
it which I have attempted to catch and fix, but some may still have
slipped by.

http://members.aol.com/feralnoa/Suikoden2/Equip.html
webpage(html) version of this list with clickable links in tables and some
info on runes as well.


List of characters and their armor type, helmet or headgear, shield if
they can carry one. Specific unremoveable equipment is in (parentheses).

the hero - Light Armor, Headgear
Amada - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Anita - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield
Ayda - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Badeaux - Heavy Armor, Helmet
Bob - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Bolgan - Light Armor, Helmet
Camus - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield, (Crimson Cape)
Chaco - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Clive - Light Armor, Headgear
Eilie - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Flik - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield
Freed - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield, (Water Amulet)
Futch - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield
Gabocha - Light Armor, Headgear
Gantetsu - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Gengen - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield
Genshu - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Georg - (Silver Armor), Helmet
Gijimu - Heavy Armor, Helmet
Hai Yo - Light Armor, Headgear
Hanna - Light Armor, Helmet, Shield
Hauser - Light Armor, Helmet
Hix - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield
Hoi - Light Armor, Headgear
Humphrey - (Knight Armor), Helmet
Jowy - Light Armor, Headgear
Kahn - Light Armor, Helmet
Karen - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Kasumi - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Killey - Light Armor, Headgear
Kinnison - Light Armor, Headgear
Koyu - Light Armor, Headgear
L.C. Chan - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Lo Wen - Light Armor, Headgear
Lorelai - Light Armor, Helmet, (Thunder Amulet)
Luc - Robe, Headgear, (Speed Ring)
Mazus - (Robe of Mist), Headgear
McDohl - Light Armor, Headgear
Meg - MA Karate Suit, Headgear, (Lucky Ring)
Miklotov - Heavy Armor, Helmet, (Fire Emblem)
Millie - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Mondo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Nanami - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Nina - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Oulan - Light Armor, Helmet, (Power Gloves)
Pesmerga - (Knight Armor, Horned Helmet, Chaos Shield, Guard Ring, Iron Boots)
Rikimaru - Light Armor, Helmet
Rina - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sasuke - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sheena - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield, (Star Earrings)
Shilo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Shin - Light Armor, Headgear
Sid - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Sierra - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Simone - Light Armor, Headgear, (Cape of Darkness, Gold Emblem)
Stallion - Light Armor, Headgear, (Winged Boots)
Tai Ho - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tengaar - Robe, Headgear, (Wind Amulet)
Tomo - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tsai - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Tuta - Robe, Headgear
Valeria - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield
Viki - Robe, Headgear
Viktor - Light Armor, Headgear
Vincent - Light Armor, Headgear, Shield, (Rose Brooch)
Wakaba - MA Karate Suit, Headgear
Yoshino - MA Karate Suit, Headgear, (Water Amulet)
Zamza - Robe, Headgear

Shiro, Gadget, the five squirrels, Feather, Sigfried, Abizboah and
his wife and child can't have anything equipped.


Types of equipment

 Helmets/Headgear

  Bandana (headgear)         def + 1
  Leather Hat (helm/hdgr)    def + 2
  Feathered Hat (headgear)   def + 3, Spd + 3, resists wind
  Pointed Hat (headgear)     def + 5, protects against balloons
  Circuret (helm/hdgr)       def + 7
  Half Helmet (helm/hdgr)    def + 10
  Head Gear (headgear)       def + 14
  Silver Hat (headgear)      def + 19, restores HP, resists darkness
  Full Helmet (helmet)       def + 20
  Wind Hat (headgear)        def + 24, Spd + 7, resists wind
  Flame Helmet (helmet)      def + 30, Str +4, resists fire
  Horned Helmet (helmet)     def + 35
  Mole Helmet (helm/hdgr)    def + 12, Prevents unfriendly


 Armor (R = Robes, MA = Martial Arts Karate Suit, Lt = Light Armor, Hvy = Heavy
Armor)

  Robe (Lt/MA/R)             def + 1
  Tunic (Lt/MA)              def + 2
  Leather Coat (Hvy/Lt/MA)   def + 4
  Brass Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 6
  Guard Robe (Lt/MA/R)       def + 7
  Karate Uniform (Lt/MA)     def + 10, Tech +5
  Leather Armor (Hvy/Lt)     def + 14
  Chain Mail (Lt)            def + 16
  Ninja Suit (Lt/MA)         def + 17, Spd +15
  Half Plate (Hvy)           def + 19
  Magic Robe (Lt/MA/R)       def + 22
  Thunder God Garb (MA)      def + 25, Hit +10, resists lightning
  Scale Mail (Lt)            def + 28
  Dragon Armor (Hvy/Lt)      def + 30
  Master Robe (MA/R)         def + 33, Restores HP
  Full Plate (Hvy)           def + 36
  Taikyoku Wear (MA)         def + 40, Spd +10
  Master Garb (Lt/MA)        def + 45, Str + 15, Tech + 15
  Robe of Mist (MA/R)        def + 47, Repels magic, resists water
  Earth Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 49, Anti-bat, resists earth
  Dream Robe (MA)            def + 52, can't be attacked
  Silver Armor (Lt)          def + 55, Restores HP, resists darkness
  Knight Armor (Hvy)         def + 58
  Blood Armor (Hvy/Lt)       def + 62, Drains HP
  Windspun Armor (Hvy)       def + 65, Spd +15, resists wind
  Mole Suit (Hvy/Lt/MA/R)    def + 29, Resists earth, no target


 Shields

  Wooden Shield   def + 2
  Steel Shield    def + 7
  Kite Shield     def + 12
  Mangosh         def + 19, Return stab x 1.5
  Silver Shield   def + 27, Restores HP, resists darkness
  Chaos Shield    def + 34
  Earth Shield    def + 36, Anti-bat, resists earth


 Accessories

  For hands (cannot be worn by Kobolds)
   Gloves         def + 2
   Gauntlet       def + 4
   Power Glove    def + 16, Str + 15
   Silverlet      def + 11
   Goldlet        def + 18

  Footwear (cannot be worn by Wingers or Kobolds)
   Wooden Shoes   def + 1
   Leggings       def + 2
   Boots          def + 3
   Toe Shoes      def + 9
   Winged Boots   def + 14, Spd +10
   Iron Boots     def + 15

  Necklaces (can only be worn by Kobolds and Wingers)
   Necklace         def + 7
   Heavy Necklace   def + 11
   Silver Necklace  def + 17, Restores HP
   Gold Necklace    def + 21, Mag def + 5

  Capes (* can be worn by all)
   Cape             def + 1
   Leather Cape     def + 5
   Fur Cape         def + 9
   Cape of Darkness def + 12
   Crimson Cape     def + 14

  Emblems (cannot be worn by Kobolds or females)
   Fire Emblem       def + 7, Str +15, resists fire
   Gold Emblem       def + 10, Mag def +10

  Rings (* can be worn by all)
   Guard Ring   def + 7, Mag def +10

  Rings (not yet tested or found a pattern for)
   Speed Ring   def + 10, Spd +15
   Skill Ring   def + 9, Tech +20
   Lucky Ring   def + 12, Luck +20
   Magic Ring   def + 7, Mag +15
   Power Ring   def + 8, Str +20

  other accessories (* can be worn by all)
   Cheek Guards      def + 3
   Shoulder Pads     def + 5
   Belt of Strength  def + 6, Str +5

  other accessories (can only be worn by feminine characters)
   Blue Ribbon       def + 6, can't be targeted
   Star Earrings     def + 8, Restores HP

  other accessories (not yet tested or found a pattern for)
   Water Amulet      def + 6, Repels magic, resists water
   Thunder Amulet    def + 9, Hit +15, resists lightning
   Wind Amulet       def + 12, Spd +10, resists wind

   Sun Badge         def + 4, Restores HP
   Fish Badge        def + 6, Repels magic (** I can't seem to figure this out)

  Wing Ornament      def + 19, Spd +12 (can only be worn by Wingers)

  Rose Brooch        def + 13 (can only be worn by Vincent and Simone)

  Special Accessories (these can be equipped by characters other than the ones
                                   listed, but won't have any effect)
   Rose Bouquet      Narcissus ATK Up (Vincent, Simone)
   Millet Dumplings  For Badeaux. Beastmaster ATK Up
   Dog Whistle       For Kobold Attack.... (Gengen, Gabocha)
   Lubricating Oil   If Meg equips, Gadget's ATT Up
   Secret Writings   Ninja ATK Up (Kasumi, Mondo)
   Invincible Smile  Fancy Lad ATK Up (*** see note)
   Cup of Promise    Manly, Bandit ATK Up (Amada, Rikimaru, Gijimu, Koyu, Lo Wen)
   Leisure Set       For Family Attack....

Notes
 * can be equipped by all characters, Except those who can't have any items at all,
   of course.
 ** I thought that it could only be worn by characters younger than 18 years old,
   but Viki can't wear it and according to Richmond, she's only 16...
 *** I think this is really supposed to be either the Pretty Boy ATK (Flik, Miklotov,
  and Camus) or the Cutie Boy ATK (Futch, Luc, and Sasuke)


Credits and Thanks to:
 whoever at Konami made Suikoden2 and the booklet that came with the game, otherwise
I wouldn't have anything to write about.
 Aya Brea for chatting with me via e-mail and asking "Don't you hate powerful stuff
like Windspun Armor that no one can wear?" which is what gave me the idea to make
this list.
 The people who post on the Suikoden board at rpgamer for giving me feedback
and encouragement (I post on there as Viki) and Pesmerga for just being helpful
in general.
 Anyone else who helped me in any way that I may have forgotten to mention.

If you'd like to use this list for something, feel free, but Please give me credit for
typing it all up and testing most of the stuff to make sure it's accurate.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-Your Castle-_-_-_-_-_-_-
In Suikoden, you had a castle in the middle of a lake. It was comfy and it got the job
done. In Suikoden 2, you rule over an entire town!! This town is home to more then just
shops, an Inn, and a couple mini-games, as in Suikoden. Rather, it houses about six
different mini-games and many, many shops, rooms, and people to talk to. This will
hopefully make your Suikoden 2 home a little bit less confusing.

-Levels-
Your town grows every time you recruit someone, but there are certain points in the game
where it grows a lot in a quick spurt.

~Level 1~
This is, of course, what it starts on. It stays like this till you have

1. Recruited 30 people
2. Join forces with Two River City

~Level 2~
Once it’s level 2, it stays level 2 until you

1. Recruit 61 people
2. Recruit Klaus and Kiba

~Level 3~
The castle starts getting very big and confusing at this point, with the huge amount of
rooms and tunnels that, in fact, all join together. If you’re not careful you could find
yourself lost in your own castle! But, it gets even bigger as soon as you

1. Recruit 102 people
3. This level is the final level, and last until you beat Suikoden 2

-Shops-
Of course, certain people you recruit run shops in the town and castle. With all 108
characters, you’ll have everything from an Inn to a Trade Center.

~Item Shop~
Owner: Alex
Alex runs the Item shop in town, and stocks whatever item shop you’ve visited before
stocked. For example, if you went to a town and went to an item shop that sold Mega
Medicine, Mega Medicine will be added to Alex’s inventory. Outstandingly useful, if you
ask me.

~Armor Shop~
Owner: Hans
Hans, of course, sells Armor. Like Alex, he stocks whatever armor shops you’ve visited
so far.

~Rune Master~
Owner: Jeane
Once Jeane is recruited, you’ll have your own Rune Master to engrave, remove, or sell
Runes. She sells, you guessed it, whatever the Rune Master’s shop’s sold that you’ve
visited before!

~Magic Scrolls~
Owner: Raura
This special shop is opened after you get Raura to join you. She specializes in Magic
Scrolls (i.e. Flame Wall). This is the only shop of its sort in the game giving it special
qualities. Not only does she sell Magic Scrolls, but also if you bring a Rune to her, she’ll
actually change it into a Scroll!

~Trade Center~
Owner: Gordon
Gordon opens a Trade center, which can make you quite rich. You have to know what to
trade at what center, of course, to get the best results. The following chart should clear
this up a little. As you can see by looking at it, some items are real good investments,
while other aren’t as good.

Item to Trade   Best Place to Buy       Best Place to Sell

Ancient Text    700p, Kobold Town       35000p, Forest Town
Book            3500p, Forest Town      7300p, Rockaxe City Crystal Ball    300p, Crom
Village      7000p, Kobold Town
Candle          200p, Rokkaku Town      750p, Crom Village
Deer Antler     1100p, Forest Town      5500p, Headquarters
Flute           200p, Headquarters      700p, Rockaxe City
Fur             350p, Headquarters      800p, South Window
Gold Bar       17000p, Rokakku Town    40000p, Highway Town
Holly Barrie    550p, Forest Town       1100p, Rockaxe City
Mayonnaise      400p, South Window      2200p, Highway Town
Musk            4500p, Highway Town     8500p, Crom Village
Native Costume  800p, Gregminster       2500p, Highway Town
Pearl          18000 Rokakku Town      35000p, Rockaxe City
Red Pepper      1200p, Crom Village     3200p, Rockaxe City
Salt            270p, South Window      700p, Rokakku Town
Soy Sauce       300p, Rokakku Town      850p, Gregminster
Sugar           150p, Forest Town       550p, Highway Town
Wine            650p, Gregminster       1900p, Rockaxe City
Wooden Amulet   350p, Kobold Town       850p, Crom Village

-Helpful Areas-
Aside from shops, your town includes other helpful areas of interest, such as an Inn.

~Blacksmith~
Owner: Tessai
This is pretty basic, but sharpening your weapons is pretty darn important. This just go to
show you that you shouldn’t forget the basics!

~Inn~
Owner: Hilda
Alex’s wife, Hilda reopens her old Inn in your headquarters! It is, of course, useful to be
able to rest and save before a major battle or something of that nature without having to
go to the nearest town and back.

~Appraiser~
Owner: Lebrante
This is the only ‘helpful area’ I’m not exactly satisfied with. At 400p per appraisal, it’s
actually better to go to a town and get it done there.

~Telescope~
An interesting addition, indeed. On top of the castle’s watchtower, you’ll find a telescope
that’s used for sightseeing. It’s useless, actually, but still pretty
neat-o.

~Library~
Owner: Emilia
Whenever you get Emilia to join you, you’ll get a library. Once you do, go get all your
‘Old Books’ from the storeroom and give them to her. She’ll put them on the shelf and
you can read them, intern, getting some sort of history lesson about the game or other
information. It’s actually quite interesting.

~Storeroom~
Owner: Barbara
This is outstandingly useful, and best of all, you get it at near the start of the game. This
is used for storing items that you might not need at the moment, or when you have to
make some quick room in your inventory. With the Storeroom, you won’t have to drop
items nearly as much as you WOULD have to.

~Cartographer~
Owner: Templeton
Otherwise known as a mapmaker, Templeton has made a map of the whole State area.
Not only does he give you one when you recruit him, but he also posts one on the wall of
your castle. This huge map simply list towns, locations, buildings, and pictures of every
town featured in the game (except Greminster, I think).

~The Bar~
Owner: Leona
Now, this may sound a bit useless, but it’s actually not. Aside from running the bar,
Leona also manages your party members. Of course, this is anything but useless!

~Fast Transportation~
Owner: Viki
Viki is a pretty messed up girl, but she can get you around very fast nonetheless. Once
you recruit her, you’ll be able to teleport to any single city you’ve already visited (except
Greminster). Something you should know, also. The more you use Viki to get around, the
better chance you have of getting accidentally teleported to a secret room in the game!
You’ll know if Viki says “Huh?” instead of “Shazam!” then you’re on your way to the
secret room. If you DO get to the room, WALK, don’t run, take every treasure you see
(its really good stuff) and soon someone will run up the stairs, find you, and throw you
out.

-Other Interesting Things and Places-
Interesting things and places are things like the Suggestion Box, or the Bronze Statue you
get sometime in the game.

~Suggestion Box~
This appears outside the Main Hall. People write things and leave them in the box for you
to read. Of course, there isn’t always something in there, but the more people you get, the
more letters you get as well.

~Troop Placement~
This is quite nifty, but not really necessary for beating the game. Still, you can tinker
around with your units (the ones that are used in major battles). The possibilities are
simply endless! I suggest you experiment with this a bit, you may find something you
like. When you want to mess with your troops, talk to Apple in the Main Hall.

~Boat~
The boat, which rests at the docks, can be used to sail anywhere in the lake, but you’ll
probably just start using Viki for your main sort of transportation once you have her.

~Window Settings~
Once you have Tenkou, give him the Window Sets that you’ve found for new window
setting options! Useless, but neat-o!!

~Bronze Statue~
When your castle is finally level 4 a statue will appear on the fourth floor telling you who
has been the most useful in the battles of the game to that point.

~Sound Settings~
When you’ve recruited Connell, give all your Sound Sets to him and you’ll be able to
change the game’s menu sound effects.

~Guardian Deity Statue~
Jude, who you recruit during the game, builds this statue. But you also need to collect all
the 16 plans scattered over the world. You can build a Dragon, a Bunny, a Unicorn or a
Turtle. Or you can mix them up, which can get… sort of interesting. The first time you
build a statue, you’ll receive some sort of gift. Below is a list of what you can get. I’ve
used abbreviations so it won’t take as long to type (I’m lazy!!!). The abbreviations are as
follows:
D = Dragon
R = Rabbit
T = Turtle
U = Unicorn
1 = Plan 1
2 = Plan 2
3 = Plan 3
4 = Plan 4

Body    Tail    Legs    Head    Item you receive
D3      D2      D1      D4      Dragon Incense
U3      U2      D1      D4      Rage Rune
U3      U2      U1      D4      Skunk Rune
U3      U2      T1      D4      Firefly Rune
T3      T2      D1      D4      Gold Bar
T3      U2      R1      D4      Wall Rune
R3      R2      D1      D4      Dragon Incense or Fortune     Rune
D3      D2      D1      T4      Silver Armor
D3      U2      U1      T4      Technique Rune
D3      D2      T1      T4      Whirlwind Armor
D3      U2      T1      T4      Silence Rune
T4      U1      R2      U3      Boulder Set or Toy Boat
T4      T1      U2      U3      Mother Earth Rune
T4      R1      D2      U3      Dream Robe
T4      D1      T2      T3      Prosperity Rune
T4      T1      T3      D1      Mother Earth Rune
T4      D1      D2      R3      Robe of Mist
T4      T1      U2      R3      Dryad Rune
T4      T1      R2      R3      Cyclone Rune
R4      R1      U2      U3      Phero Rune
R4      T1      T2      T3      Fine Bone China
R4      R1      T2      T3      Prosperity Rune or Fortune Rune
R4      R1      R3      D2      Chaos Shield
U4      T1      D3      T2      Landscape Painting
U4      T1      R2      D3      Rubber Duck
U4      T1      U2      U3      Hunter Rune
U4      U1      T2      T3      Thunder Rune
U4      U1      T2      T3      Flowing Rune
U4      T1      T2      T3      Goddess Statue
U4      R1      R2      R3      Fortune Rune

~Ranch~
The ranch is where Yuzu hangs out. Whenever you find a farm animal, catch it and she’ll
take care of it for you. Of course, this really increases the food supply of the restaurant in
your castle quite a bit.

~Farm~
Right next to the ranch is this farm. Bring Tony seeds to plant and you’ll have a garden in
no time at all.

~The Band~
When you’ve gotten Albert, Pico and Annallee to join, you can talk to them and they’ll
play you any background music you want to hear from the game. Oh, by the way, be sure
to listen to the neat-o morning music (nicely titled Beautiful Morning)!!!

~Richmond~
Richmond can give you nice hints on where to find new recruits, and how to get them. He
also tells you secrets about the people in your army!

-Mini Games-
~The Old Whack-A-Mole Game~
Location: The Farm
Owner: Tony

Tony’s garden has a lot of moles that need to be beaten, and so you can beat them for
him! Alright!! There are about four difficulty levels, beat the four of them and you’ll get
some Mole armor.

~Fishing~
Location: The Docks
Owner: Yam Koo

Fishing is probably the easiest mini game. Simply keep the power gauge in the big bar
going up and down; and you’ll have a fish, or a boot. The list goes on. The best fish is
Salmon, which can be sold for over 4000p.

~Dancing~
Location: The room behind the stage
Owner: Karen
This can get kinda tough, for me especially cause my reflexes aren’t that great. This game
has five levels of hardness, and stages four and five are random when it comes to the
dance! However, levels one two and three have set dance steps to follow.

Level 1:
Triangle
Square
Circle
X
Triangle
X
Circle
Square

Level 2:
Triangle
Square
Circle
X
Triangle
X
Circle
Square
Triangle
Square
Circle
X
Triangle
X
Circle
Square

Level 3:
Circle
Square
Triangle
Triangle
Square
X
Circle
X
Circle
Square
Triangle
Triangle
Square
X
Circle
X
Circle
Square
Triangle
Triangle
Square
X
Circle
X

Level 4:
Random, but watch out for the use of the L1 and R1 buttons.

Level 5:
Same as Level four.

As you can plainly see, it gets much hardy each dance. You can win some nice stuff from
this, though, so good luck!

~The Climbing Game~
Location: Through the door above the restaurant
Owner: The owner of this mini game has no name
This is pretty interesting, I must say. There are three leagues; they all have their own
prizes and prices to play. It’s pretty much just a big board game, really. But even so, there
are some really nice prizes to be won! To make it really annoying though, the prizes are
chosen at random and depend on if you came in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

The Expert 10000p League:
3rd                    2nd                 1st
Mega Medicine         Ninja Suit          Turtle Plans 4
Graffiti              Silverlet           Goldlet
Sunglasses            Sexy Wink           Celadon Urn
Mantle                Kite Shield         Kaikioku Wear
                                          Millet Dumpling
                                          Gold Bar
                                          Dog Whistle

The Intermediate 5000p League:
3rd                    2nd                 1st
Medicine              Stone of Power      Invisible Smile
Boots                 Magic Stone         Ninja Suit
Failure Urn           Boulder Set         Silver Shield
                      Lubricating Oil     Secret Writings
                      Deer Antler         Blur Dragon Urn
                                          Leisure Set

The Beginner 1000p League:
3rd                    2nd                 1st
Medicine              Teriyaki            Karate Uniform
Wooden Shoes          Gauntlet            Cup of Promise
Hex Doll              Blow of Anger Card  Sun Patch
                      National Outfit     Wide Urn
                                          Rose Bouquet

And that’s about it! Even though this game can be frustrating, it’s also fun, sometimes. ?

~Chinchirorin~
Location: Barracks
Owner: Shilo
Once you get Shilo, you can have the pleasure of playing this outstandingly annoying and
frustrating game any time you want!!! YEAH!!!!

~Cooking~
Location: Restraint
Owner: None
This is probably the most popular mini game in Suikoden 2. But it would be a waste of
my time to write an ingredients list or something, since there are several on the Internet!
When you recruit Hai Yo, strange chefs will appear and challenge him all the time. Be
sure to visit the restaurant often to see if a new chef is there.

-Anything I Might Have Missed-
This section is always open for people to send me anything they want me to put up about
the castle that I missed. I only have one thing at the moment, and that is this list of things
to do in your bath. And I’ve only heard of these things, I’ve never bothered to do any of
them yet. So if you want to tell me any more things to do for bath time fun, or want to tell
me what some of these combos do, feel free.

First you have to get all the flying squirrels. Now you need all the character that show up
on the stone tablet, then you have to have access to all towns, finish all the cooking
contest then when you have done all of the above go to where your dock is in your castle.
Characara will appear near Yam Koo, chase him until his friends appear (Ruladia, and the
other one) then they are yours to control.

There are several hammers hidden throughout the world. Bring these hammers to Tessai
and you can automatically jump one of your weapons to a very nice level.

Bring Viktor and Flik into the cypress bath.

Bring Viktor and Flik into the jungle bath.

With any party, put six Blue Dragon Vases around the bath and two Landscape Paintings.

Enter the bath 20 times once your castle reaches level four.

Put six Vases and two Flower Paintings Around the bath.

If you put 6 hex dolls and 2 Graffiti’s in the bath, The Hex dolls' eyes begin to shine, and
the Graffiti’s eyes begin to bleed.

Put six Hex Dolls around the bath.

Put six Chinese Dishes all around the bath.

Put six Pertain Lamps around the bath.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-SUGGESTION BOX LETTERS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
This isn’t a necessary section of the game, or the guide, but I found a lot of these letters
interesting and funny. These are, by the way, in alphabetical order, but since I don’t have
many up yet it just seems like I just typed them up. But I didn’t! Alphabetical all the way!
If you have any letters you’d like to submit, go for it! Send them to jook@ignmail.com!

ARE YOU GOOD?
From Captain Gengen Jonathan, are you good? Gengen is trying very hard to be good
solder. Me work hard as a bee.

Gengen

A KNIGHT’S PLEDGE
Lord Hero, as a knight in the service of justice and good, I vow to aid you in any way I
can.

Maximillian

 A FANTASTIC LETTER
I'm strong and I can use magic. I know you must be happy to have me on your side, but I
don't like it when you take me out of the party. Got it?

Zamza

AMAZING TRICK
I taught Bonaparte a new trick. I call it "Swallow the Man". I'll show it to you later. Bye-
bye.

Millie

BEST OF THE BEST!!!
I’ve been traning. I’m faster then ever. Faster then the wind!

Stallion

BUSTED AGAIN
That thing on Gadget is busted again. He’s making so much noise. Maybe I should
tighten his thingamajig.

Meg

BONAPARTE
Bonaparte is so cute. When he saw this box, he wanted to pee on it. But I stopped him.
Tee hee hee.

Millie

COME BY SOMETIME
Why don't you come by and see us once in a while. I think Bolgan misses you.

Eilie

CLEAN UP, BRO
This room really needs a good going over. I moved the dresser and it was so dusty back
there!

Hoi

COME ON BY
Sir Hero, Hey there. Why don't ya come by. I'll tell ya all about the country I'm from.

Amada

EXTRA CRYSTALS
If you’ve got extra crystals, bring them to me. You can’t find the scrolls I make anywhere
else. Give them a try.

Raura the Scribe

ENCERAGE HIM
Bolgan has been coming a lot recently and has been studying really hard. If you see him,
please tell him how proud you are of him.

Emilia

FANTASTIC LETTER #3
With me on your side, you have no excuse for losing. Just remember that and we’ll have
no problems.

Zamza

GREAT CAPTION
Captain Gengen showed me how to use a sword today. Captain Gengen is so strong!

Gobocha

GREAT CAPTAIN #2
Todat Captain Gengen taught me how to track enemies. You have to sort out the different
smells.

Gobocha

GREAT CAPTIAN #3
Captain Gengen taught me how to swim today. He can stay underwater for 15 minutes!
The fisherman was so surprised, he jumped in too!

Gobocha

HEY!
This is the suggestion box, huh. Just wanted to see if you’d read this. Hee hee hee. See
ya, bro.

Nanami

HA HA HA HA HA…
I know your secret.

Sid

HE HE HE!!
This is a cursed letter. If you don’t pass it on to 5 more people, you’ll be cursed. Have a
nice day.

Cid

HOUSE IN RYUBE
Lord Hero, I’ve left a bunch of tools at my home in Ryube. I can’t do without them.

Tsai

HEALTH WARNING
Lord Hero, you’ve been looking tired lately. Please remember your health comes first.

Huan

HOW DOES THIS SOUND?
I want to write a letter to Flik. How does this sound? “Lord Flik, you’re as lovely as a star
in the sky…”

From Nina

HEY BRO
Hope your working hard. As for me, I'm giving it all I've got.

Hoi

I WANT ONE!
Next I want a cute little pink piglet.

Yuzu

I DON’T THINK
Lord Hero, I don’t think I’m cut out to be a warrior. What do you think?

Hix

IS IT REALLY OK
Is it really okay for me to be in the New Army?  I feel so out of place.

Karen

I’M HAPPY
D’ya know what? Taro… Taro loves Yuzu!

Yuzu

I DON’T GET IT
Why aren't people nicer to my little sweetie, Bonaparte?
He's very nice... once you get to know him.

Millie

I REALLY MESSED UP
I made a slight teleporting error earlier. I was aiming for the restaurant, but I wound up in
the men's bath. Boy were they surprised!

Your Viki

I’M SO EMBERESSED…
I'm so embarrassed to be asking you this, but what kind of women do men like?  I need
some advice.

Teresa

I MISS MY FUTON
I just can't get used to these 'beds' of yours.... I'd appreciate it if you could do something
about it.

Mondo

LET’S GET TOGETHER…
Hero, why don’t ya come visit me at the docks. The salt air smells great and we can do
some fishing together.

Yam Koo

LIBRARY
I was so surprised to hear how few of your solders read books. Fortunately more people
seem to be getting interested lately.

Emilia

LIBRARY #2
I hope that even when he war is over, people will continue to come to the library to study
and learn....

Emilia

LIFE LESSON!
To live is to fight!!!

Long-Chan Chan

MY SECOND GREAT LETTER
The castle is too hot. Also there are too many people. Why don’t you ask some of the less
important people to leave?

Zamza

MY DREAM
I want to work hard so I can be a great doctor like Cr. Huan someday.

Tuta

MY SOUL
The hammer is the soul of the blacksmith.  If I had better hammers, I could sharpen
everyone's weapons to a higher level!!!

Tessai

MY PLANS
I'm planning to marry Hix when we get back to our village. You'll be invited too of
course.

Tengaar

MY DEAREST FAMILY
Mary, Thomas, are you well? I’m in the )*&^)&*^ Army now. I hope to return in the
spring.

Love,
Gilbert

MY THANKS
Thanks to the Celadon Urn you gave me, I know have 100 vases and my collection is
complete. I thank you.

Liberante

MU-MU!!
MUMUMU? Mu-Mu, Mu!!! MUMUMU.....

MU-MU-MU…
"Mu-Mu? MUMUMU???"

MU-MU-MU...
"MU-MUN, MUN? MUMUMUMU...."

NEEDS EXERSISE
That Marlowe guy is always reading books.  I think I'll drag him to the dojo for some
exercise.

Koyu

OKAY, HOW ABOUT THIS?
I’m going to try a more mature approach. How’s this sound: “Ciao, Flik. How ARE you?
I’m laying in bed in my pajamas…”

From Nina

PLEASE DO SOMETHING
With all these villages and forts disappearing, it’s hard to keep the map updated. Please
end this war soon.

Templton

PLEASE COME
Hello!!! Please come to the restaurant!  I will make something special for you!!!

Hai Yo

PICNIC
We had a picnic today. It was fun. I ate lots of food.

Bolgan

PLEASE
Please Lord Hero. Please make Hix into a true warrior.

Tengaar

PLEASE
I'm leaving Koyu up to you.  He's not smart, but he's lovable just the same.

Lo Wen

RICHMOND INVESTIGATIONS
Remember that all my investigations are handled absolutely discreetly. Loose lips sink
ships.

Richmond

SLOW DOWN
From Captain Gengen, Jonathan, don’t work too hard. You might hurt yourself. Come
talk to Gengen is you feel sad, okay.

Gengen

STRIKE WITH YOUR MIND
To strike truly with your sword, you must strike truly with your mind.

Genshu

SORRY
Oh, sorry about that last letter.  I mixed you up with someone else.  Don’t worry, I won't
do it again.

Your Viki

SO NICE
Everyone here is nice. It’s a pleasure to wash their cloths.

Yoshino

SUGGESTION
Hey, Lets get some more cute girls to join our army.

Sheena

STRANGE MORTALS
I still do not fully understand you mortals.  But I enjoy that wine your friend Viktor
sometimes brings me when he is lonely.

Sierra

THAT’S WEIRD
I had to take Gadget apart and put him back together.  There were a few screws left when
I was done though.... I hope it's okay.

Meg

THEN HOW’S THIS…
How's this: "Dearest Flik. I love thee as a bee loves a flower...." Well, that's just a first
draft, but you get the idea...

From Nina

THANK YOU
Lord Hero, I’ll never forget how you helped me find the coin that day at the river. Thank
you.

Apple

THANKLESS WORK
Considering how much people use my elevator, you would think I could get a 'thank you'
once in a while.  Don't you agree?

Adlai

THANKS
Thank you for saving Bright. I’ll take good care of him. I promise.

Futch

TELL ME
Tell me if you find any new clues about the Sindar. Don't tell you-know-who!

From Lorelai

THE BEST
The food here is great! The best!!!!

Rikimaru

THANKS
Lord Hero, thank you. I’m so happy that you listened to my singing in South Window.
I’ll never forget you.

Annallee

TODAY’S LESSON
Today, sensei taught me the secret art of kicking.  It's all in the back...

Wakaba

TODAY’S LESSON #2
Sensei is still so much stronger than me.  I've got a lot to learn still. More training, I
guess.

Wakaba

RATS
Lately, the warehouse has been full of rats. Please do something about it….

Barbara

WHAT ABOUT IT?
Did Apple say anything about me? Tell me if you hear anything, okay?

Sheena

WINDOW SET
I saw a Window Set in Greenhill.  I wonder what happened to it...

Tenkou

YOU STRONG
From Captain Gengen, Jonathan, you are very strong now. Not as strong as me, but
strong enough. Me proud of you.

Gengen

Here are three letters that I don’t know the titles for:

I'm not as accomplished a phonologies as my father yet, but I hope to be someday.

Connell

I've gotten used to your lovely castle, but the more I'm here the more I wish I realize I
belong in Greenhill.

Teresa Wisemail

Lord Hero, forgive me. I mistakenly put a letter to my family into this box

Gilbert

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-THE OLD BOOKS-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
The old books found throughout the game are interesting at the most, they contain
information about a number of things you wouldn’t normally find out during the game.
There are 8 books in all, but these are all I’ve found. If you’ve gotten all the books, I’m
open to contributions. If you DO send me one of the books (that is, what the book says),
I’ll be sure to put it up. Thank ya.

Seeker of Sindar
(Personal note about the book: The Sindar are a very strange addition to Suikoden 2.
About three of your recruits are people looking for the Sindar treasure, and it makes me
wonder if they’ll be mentioned anymore throughout the Suikodens.)

Page 1: I spent my life chasing the secrets of the Sindar, but here in these ruins,
Page 2: I’ve reached the end of my strength. And so I write some of what I’ve learned.
Page 3: The Sindar are a phantom race. They have become known throughout history and
yet their true nature is a mystery.
Page 4: They came from the north and traveled south, leaving mysterious ruins behind
them.
Page 5: Legends say the clan leader had a cursed rune inscribed in him forehead.
Page 6: It granted eternal life but doomed the clan to a life of wondering.
Page 7: They say a secret treasure lies in the heart of the ruins,
Page 8: but there are many traps, and most seekers only find death, like myself…

Rare Find List
(Personal note about the book: One of the more useful books of the game. It contains a
list of Rare Finds for a lot of the town throughout the game. However, once you buy the
Rare Finds, this book won’t do you much good.)

Page 1: Ryube: Leather Coat, Brass Armor. Toto: Feather Hat.
Page 2: Kyaro: Winged Boots. Muse: Sun Badge, Guard Robe, Circuret, Water Crystal,
Fury Crystal.
Page 3: Coronet: Tunic, Karate Uniform. Kuskus: Sacrificial Jizo.
Page 4: South Window: Half Plate, Kite Shield, Water Crystal. Radat: Speed Ring, Sound
Set #5, Magic Robe.
Page 5: Lakewest: Headgear, Earth Crystal. Two River: Guard Ring, Silver Hat, Wizard
Crystal.
Page 6: Kobold Village: Gold Emblem, Heavy Necklace. Greenhill: Draining Crystal.
Forest Village: Scale Mail.
Page 7: Rockaxe: Silverlet, Brass Armor, Thunder God Garb. Highway Village: Rabbit
Plans #2, Thunder Armlet.
Page 8: Banner Village: Rose Brooch, Rabbit Plans #3, Full Plate. Gregminster: Winged
Boots, Mangosh, Mother Earth Crystal, Flowing Crystal.
Page 9: Tinto Town: Skill Ring, Wind Hat, Tunic, Kaikyoku Wear. Crom: Magic Ring.

Character List
(Personal note about the book: This doesn’t actually list every recruit in the game, but
actually just a few. And it doesn’t tell you how to recruit them, it just tells you about
them and where they can be located.)

Page 1: Clive: From the Howling Voice Guild is chasing a “woman.” Be careful of his
gun.
Page 2: Oulan: Trying to rid Kuskus of a thief who preys on all female parties.
Page 3: Zamza: Seen in South Window. A master a magic and fists, he can also be seen
in Toto.
Page 4: Killy: Hunts for the secrets of the Sindar. Seems to be exploring in South
Window.
Page 5: Hoi: A thief who goes in and out of Radat.
Page 6: Simone Vedricci: Staying in Radat while he studies away from home.
Page 7: Pesmerga: Black Knight seens in Toran as well as the Cave of the Winds.
Page 8: Jeane: Rune master from Toran. Opened a shop in Two River.
Page 9: Meg, Gadget: Apprentice to a machination. Seen traveling from Greenhill to
Muse.
Page 10: Genshu: Seen at the inn in Coronet. Travels the world to improve his
swordsmanship.

The Gate Rune War
(personal note about the book: If you, for some reason, didn’t play the first Suikoden, this
will possibly shed some light on the Toran Republic. If you DID play the first game, you
will have lived the book, and then some. So, aside from getting to read about yourself, the
book is rather useless.)

Page 1: The war in which the Toran Republic defeated the Scarlet Moon Empire is
known as the “Gate Rune War” or the “Liberation War.”
Page 2: The first leader of the victorious Liberation Army was a woman named Odessa
Silverburg.
Page 3: She was originally emperial nobility, but her lover was killed by the Empire and
Page 4: so she joined the Resistance and formed the Liberation Army.
Page 5: The original members were Flik, Humphery and Sanchez, but according to
another member, Viktor,
Page 6: the later victorys were due to the intervention of McDohl, the son of the 6th
emperial general.
Page 7: During the war, Odessa was killed and McDohl took over leadership over the
Liberation Army.
Page 8: McDohl followed the advice of General Mathiu and set up Hora Castle as the
new Liberation Army base.
Page 9: After many battles, they succeeded in over throwing emperor Barbossa.
Page 10: However after helping form a new nation McDohl journeyed off somewhere
without seeing the fruits of his long labors.

The Grasslands
(personal note on the book: I’ve heard rumors that the Grasslands are where the next
game may take place. If that turns out to be true, then this will be enlightened a little bit.
This book is very short, one of the shortest books you find, and it doesn’t give much info
on the actual Grasslands. It just tells you its location (north of Tinto), and who live there,
etc. Anyway, this really makes me want Suikoden 3 to hurry up to see if this is where it
takes place… It’s ever so mysterious…

Page 1: The Grasslands are a grassy plain stretching from the western part of Tinto to the
north.
Page 2: Many different peoples live there, and are trying to take control of it.
Page 3: Tinto plans on more raids in the future, but they’re hindered by the Grasslanders,
Page 4: particularly the Karaya and Chisya clans, as well as the Free Knights of Camaro.
Page 5: Recently, border attacks by a group of thieves called the “Keeper of the Flame”
have increased.
Page 6: (blank)

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-FAQ-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Where the more common questions end up.

Q: How do you use the Blinking Mirror? Lepant has already given it to me, but it doesn't
show up in my inventory.

A: It shows up in the ‘Special Items’ section of your inventory; the same place the
Listening Runes are, and the Suiko Map.

Q: Who can where the Windspun Armor?

A: I hear Miklotov can wear it with no problems.

_-_-_-_-_-_-_-THANK YOU’S-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
I’d like to thank Feral (FeralNoa@aol.com) for his armor list and information (i.e,
pointing out some of my mistakes). And Odin135 (Odin135@hotmail.com) for his huge
character list which was very helpful. Jakob for all his tons of info. Tim Saxton for his
very nifty recruiting trick for… dang… what were there names? The big octopus guys? ?
 Elizabeth Hollinger for directions, HP levels, secrets, and her Players Guide published
by Prima, which all that stuff is contained in.