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    Suikoden III Newspaper Articles Guide
    Written by: Clara Pierce (c-pierce@rogers.com)
    Last Updated: 01/04/03 (Version 1.0)
    
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    =============================== Contents ===============================
    
       1.  Introduction
       2.  Newspaper Articles
           2.1  Storyline Articles
           2.2  Character Articles
       3.  Credits
       4.  Updates
    
    ================================ Guide =================================
    
    1.  Introduction
    
    There is a spoiler warning for this FAQ as some stories involve
    characters and information that appear in the later chapters
    of the game.
    
    After you recruit Arthur, a newspaper is started on the second floor
    of your castle. Different articles will appear periodically, some
    involving storyline events and some just random information about
    the characters. Most are very easy to miss, thus the purpose of this
    guide. The articles are split up into these separate categories for
    ease of viewing.
    
    In case anyone needs to know how to get Arthur, go with Hugo, Geddoe,
    or Chris to the Lake Castle so you have the ability to recruit people.
    If you recruit him with Thomas, you obviously can skip that step.
    Arthur is located in the Brass Castle dining area right beside the 
    door to the kitchen. Talk to him and agree to help him look for clues. 
    Go to the kitchen area and examine the big fireplace. Your characters 
    will fall down to a secret passage. Run all the way through the passage
    and back outside, and you can now get Arthur to join.
    
    These articles were taken from a file on the Suikoden III DVD and
    had to be organized into the format which you see now. Because of
    the annoying method to put them together, some of the information
    may be in the wrong place or missing. I'm quite sure I have all the
    important elements, but feel free to send any corrections if you see
    the articles in the game.
    
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    2.  Newspaper Articles
    
    2.1  Storyline Articles
    
    A few of the articles concerning the Flame Champion's successor are
    very similar except for a phrase or name. I put the alternate or
    default name in brackets except where it became too much of a pain 
    to format. These articles are in the order in which most people would
    see them in the game. The acronym FC refers to the Flame Champion.
    
    I also tried to mark where the certain article would appear, but for
    some I'm simply unsure. It would also be very helpful to send me an
    e-mail if anyone knows for certain.
    
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    Zexen Council besieges [Budehec]
    --------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: During Thomas Chapter 2. **
    
    Today, Master Thomas issued a
    rejection of the Zexen Council's order
    to immediately evacuate the Castle.
    The Zexen Council responded with
    a hardline policy, mobilizing the Border
    Guards and part of a Zexen Knight
    regiment to surround the Castle, on
    the grounds that the current occupants
    are now in violation of the law.
    The Castle then filed for an injunction,
    alleging that the Council is acting on
    a baseless pretext. Master Thomas also
    announced that the Council has his full
    permission to search the Castle.
    The Council has since ordered its forces
    to withdraw while the situation is
    sorted out. The Council's Upper Chamber
    has been embroiled in this controversy,
    with no solution in sight. Whatever the
    outcome, it is clearly a time of great
    anxiety for our residents.
    
    
    Master Thomas removed from Zexen Council
    ----------------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: During Thomas Chapter 2. **
    
    At noon today, the Zexen Council
    designated Sir Leo, of the Zexen
    Knights, as Special Envoy. The Council
    further declared the Castle grounds to
    be territory belonging to the Zexen
    Federation. In addition, they announced
    their decision to send Master Thomas
    off to Vinay del Zexay under armed
    guard. Master Thomas's arbitrary
    dismissal by the Council has thrown
    the Castle into an uproar, but a
    rejection of the Council's decision
    would inevitably provoke an armed
    confrontation with the Zexen Knights.
    Even if the dismissal is accepted, the
    future safety of the Castle's residents
    cannot be guaranteed. Surrender or
    fight? On Master Thomas's decision hangs
    the future of our Castle and its
    occupants.
    
    
    Harmonia declares war on Chisha Clan
    ------------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: During Hugo/Chris Chapter 3. **
    
    A messenger of Harmonia visited the
    village of Chisha, declaring that the
    village to be under the control of
    Harmonia until the investigation of
    the 'Fire Bringers' comes to an end.
    Sana, the chief of the Chisha Clan,
    rejected this plan, deeming it one-
    sided. This culminated in a sword fight
    between the angry messenger and the
    knights at the scene.
    Although the messenger left quickly
    when threatened by the knights,
    conflict with Harmonia may not be
    avoided. The atmosphere is tense among
    the usually nonviolent Chisha Clan.
    
    
    Harmonian army withdraws from Chisha
    ------------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: During Hugo/Chris Chapter 3. **
    
    Bishop Sasarai, who attempted several
    attacks on the village of Chisha,
    withdrew from the village the other day.
    This was due to unexpected resistance
    from Hugo, son of the Karaya Chief,
    and other soldiers who were present at
    the village after the auxiliary
    forces of Grassland arrived.
    Strategist Caesar Silverberg's tactics
    may deserve the most credit, as the
    army of Harmonia was held back despite
    the modest size of Chisha's arsenal.
    Caesar will stay in Grassland,
    prepared for Harmonia's next invasion.
    He is a strong ally.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    [FC] takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Hugo is FC **
                and changes his name.
    
    Hugo, the eldest son of Lucia, the
    Karaya Chief, took over the True Fire
    Rune from its former bearer, Sana.
    Sana is chief of Chisha Village, and
    once fought with the Flame Champion
    against the Army of Harmonia.
    Hugo, in his new position, has changed
    his name to [FC]. From now on,
    his obligations are the same as his
    predecessor's: to protect Grassland
    from Holy Harmonia Kingdom, whose
    recent actions are cause for suspicion.
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of a 15-year-old
    boy.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    Hugo takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Hugo is FC. **
    
    Hugo, the eldest son of Lucia, the
    Karaya Chief, took over the True Fire
    Rune from its former bearer, Sana.
    Sana is chief of Chisha Village, and
    once fought with the Flame Champion
    against the Army of Harmonia.
    From now on, Hugo's obligations are the
    same as his predecessor's: to protect
    Grassland from Holy Harmonia Kingdom,
    whose recent actions are cause for
    suspicion.
    Can Hugo match the achievements of
    [FC], now 50 years in the past?
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of a 15-year-old
    boy.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    [FC] takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Chris is FC **
                and changes her name.
    
    Chris Lightfellow, Captain of the Zexen
    Knights, took over the True Fire
    Rune from its former bearer, Sana.
    Sana is chief of Chisha Village, and
    once fought with the Flame Champion
    against the Army of Harmonia.
    Chris, in her new position, has changed
    her name to [FC]. From now on,
    her obligations are the same as her
    predecessor's: to protect Grassland
    from Holy Harmonia Kingdom, whose
    recent actions are cause for suspicion.
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of Zexen's
    'White Maiden'.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    Chris takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Chris is FC. **
    
    Chris Lightfellow, Captain of the Zexen
    Knights, took over the True Fire
    Rune from its former bearer, Sana.
    Sana is chief of Chisha Village, and
    once fought with the Flame Champion
    against the Army of Harmonia.
    From now on, Chris' obligations are the
    same as her predecessor's: to protect
    Grassland from Holy Harmonia Kingdom,
    whose recent actions are cause for
    suspicion.
    Can Chris match the achievements of
    [FC], now 50 years in the past?
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of Zexen's
    'White Maiden'.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    [FC] takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Geddoe is FC **
                and changes his name.
    
    Geddoe, Captain of the Twelfth Unit
    of the Holy Harmonia Kingdom's Southern
    Frontier Defense Force, took over the
    True Fire Rune from its former bearer,
    Sana. Sana is chief of Chisha Village,
    and once fought with the Flame Champion.
    Geddoe, in his new position, has changed
    his name to [FC]. From now on,
    his obligations are the same as his
    predecessor's: to protect Grassland
    from Holy Harmonia Kingdom, whose
    recent actions are cause for suspicion.
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of
    the captain of the mercenary forces.
    
    
    There is a new Flame Champion
    Geddoe takes over True Rune
    -----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 4 if Geddoe is FC. **
    
    Geddoe, Captain of the Twelfth Unit
    of the Holy Harmonia Kingdom's Southern
    Frontier Defense Force, took over the
    True Fire Rune from its former bearer,
    Sana. Sana is chief of Chisha Village,
    and once fought with the Flame Champion.
    From now on, his obligations are the
    same as his predecessor's: to protect
    Grassland from Holy Harmonia Kingdom,
    whose recent actions are cause for
    suspicion.
    The fate of the people of Grassland
    rests on the shoulders of
    the captain of the mercenary forces.
    
    
    Fire Bringers at the castle!
    ----------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Chapter 4 after the FC arrives at **
                the castle.
    
    The Zexen Knights and the Six Clans of
    Grassland have united to counter the
    invasion of Grassland by the Army
    of Harmonia. Fire Bringers gathered
    at this castle, having chosen it as
    their stronghold. Castle residents
    were excited by the sudden notice.
    Brass Castle and the Great Hollow were
    also considered as stronghold locations,
    but lack the geographical advantage of
    the Castle, which lies directly between
    Zexen and Grassland. This came as
    great news for people who engage in
    trade here. Merchants are excited, as
    they can expect profits from new
    traders and military personnel.
    
    
    (Hugo/Chris) bears True Water Rune
    ----------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Beginning of Chapter 5. **
    
    At the Ruins of Cyndar, outside the
    door of the underground road, the True
    Water Rune went out of control, freezing
    the surroundings. The Rune was brought
    under control with much difficulty by
    (Geddoe/Chris/Hugo/FC), and (Hugo/Chris) ended up bearing it in
    (his/her) body. A group of magicians,
    probable suspects for this and other
    recent events, were witnessed near
    the site. It is believed they triggered
    the Rune at Cyndar. (Hugo/Chris), the new
    successor of the True Rune, is expected
    by many to bring these incidents to a
    close.
    
    
    Fire Bringers save Le Buque
    ---------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Chapter 5, after Geddoe's scenario. **
    
    Le Buque managed to pull through a
    crisis with the help of the Fire
    Bringers. A gang of magicians, often
    in the news as of late, suddenly
    attacked the village. They were trying
    to sacrifice its residents as part of
    a ritual when (Geddoe/FC) and his friends
    arrived, forcing their retreat.
    Afterwards, another attack was
    averted when the Fire Bringers drove
    away a group of monsters with the
    help of Duke's unit of the Frontier
    Defense Force. It seems there was a
    quarrel between the villagers and
    Duke's unit, but this quickly passed,
    and the village has restored its peace.
    
    
    True Runes are stolen!!
    -----------------------
    
    ** Appears: Chapter 5 after all three True Runes **
                are stolen.
    
    During the battle at Brass Castle,
    in which (Hugo/FC) was fighting, the True
    Fire Rune fell into the hands of the
    magicians. Losing the Fire Rune was
    a great blow to the Fire Bringers, as
    they have already been deprived of the
    Lightning Rune and the Water Rune,
    There were rumors that the magicians
    intend to destroy the True Runes. If
    this occurs, the tragedy will be
    far more serious than that of 50 years
    ago, when the True Fire Rune got out
    of control. If the group of magicians
    are not tracked down, and the Runes are
    not brought back quickly, the future of
    this land cannot be guaranteed. The
    Fire Bringers will now be put to the
    test.
    
    
    Last war between (Geddoe/Chris/Hugo/FC) and magician
    ----------------------------------------------------
    
    ** Appears: Chapter 5 after the Ceremonial Site **
                is opened.
    
    It has been reported that the magician,
    Luc, who stole the True Runes,
    is performing a wicked ritual to
    destroy them at the Cyndar Ruins, to
    the north of Great Hollow. The effect
    of performing this ritual is unknown.
    According to analysts, the minimum
    result would be the destruction of
    Grassland. The worst-case scenario
    would be to bring about the end of the
    world. The Fire Bringers have dispatched
    soldiers to prevent the ritual and bring
    an end to the war with Luc. It will be
    the fiercest war ever. Let us pray
    that the Fire Champion, (Geddoe/Hugo/Chris/FC)
    will all return safely.
    
    ========================================================================
    
    2.2  Character Articles
    
    These are articles involving specifics characters and
    events that happen to them. I assume they appear at any
    point after you recruit the characters.
    
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    Winner of the drinking championship!
    Winner is the owner of the tavern
    ------------------------------------
    
    Anne won the heavy drinkers'
    championship held the other day.
    Her incredible record was 6 bottles
    of wine, 8 bottles of whiskey, and
    7 gallons of Japanese sake
    When the title favorites, among them
    Wan Fu, Joker and Leo, started to
    fall down, she continued drinking,
    keeping a firm expression. This
    inspired such comments from the
    audience as 'manly' and 'impossible.'
    The prize was a years' supply of
    Kanakan local wine. After Anne
    declared that she would drink it with
    the participants to commemorate the
    event, they ran away. For now, the
    customers at the bar will be quiet.
    
    
    Previous owner of the Star Dragon Sword
    Questions from war participants
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Some of the participants in the
    [Dunan] Unification War are
    questioning the owner of the
    Star Dragon Sword. The Star Dragon 
    Sword is known as Edge's sword, and
    it speaks human languages.
    It is said that it
    was owned by the captain, Victor,
    who took part in the [Dunan]
    Unification War.
    In response to
    our inquiries, Edge stated, 'An
    important person asked me to keep
    it.' There are rumors that there
    is some kind of close relationship
    between the two owners, according
    to a source. The truth has yet to
    be revealed.
    
    
    Secret leaks from a friend
    Franz flirting with Ruby before Iku
    -----------------------------------
    
    Franz and Iku are one of the few
    acknowledged couples at the Castle.
    A surprising fact was revealed about
    the two by Mr. R (pseudonym),
    who emigrated from Le Buque.
    By chance, R witnessed them
    quarrelling at Ruby's station six
    months ago. According to him,
    Franz, who believed Iku was being
    sullen, was making insinuating
    remarks to her. He told her that
    'Ruby is different,' and that
    'Ruby doesn't mind small matters.'
    R says Franz was behaving childishly.
    Interviewed by this newspaper,
    Franz said it was a ridiculous
    accusation. He said he would
    not accept further interviews.
    
    
    Piccolo and Martha doing business!
    A synergy effect?
    ----------------------------------
    
    Mr. J (pseudonym), following the
    advice of Piccolo, recently bought
    lottery tickets of groups A to Z, with
    the last three numbers of '777.'
    According to Piccolo's prediction,
    the last three numbers of the first-
    prize lottery ticket would be 777,
    but this was not the case. Mr. J was
    aghast when, afterward, he saw Martha
    paying Piccolo. J said, 'It's possible
    they have worked out some kind of deal.
    Could there be a cozy relationship
    between a fortune-teller and a lottery
    ticket seller? After interviews with
    this newspaper, Piccolo and Martha
    are saying 'not possible,' as if they
    arranged beforehand to tell the same
    story. The truth remains to be seen.
    
    
    Mike and his mysterious face:
    His smile and the underworld
    -----------------------------
    
    Mike has many female fans because of
    his charming appearance and lighthearted
    smile, but it seems he is secretly
    meeting men dressed in black every
    night. A witness, whom we
    call M, said that he had seen these men
    saluting Mike. A boy detective, who
    claims familiarity with such things,
    said, 'It is possible that he is
    connected with an underworld
    organization.' However, there is no
    evidence to support this claim.
    Will there be a day when the true
    face behind his smile will be
    revealed?
    
    
    Gordon a popular actor!
    Supply shop owner's surprising past
    -----------------------------------
    
    Gordon, the Casanova supply shop
    owner, was a popular actor until a
    few years ago, according to recent
    interviews. The producer of the theater
    said Gordon became famous because of
    his distinctive appearance and strong
    acting ability. The reason why
    he retired is not clear, but the
    director of the playhouse suspects
    it may have been to spend more time
    with his family. At any rate, as the
    theater is a source of profit for the
    Castle, we look forward to Gordon's
    return, having learned of this past
    experience.
    
    
    How Tuta and Mio met each other
    Sad past revealed
    -------------------------------
    
    Tuta and Mio have been looking after
    the health of castle inhabitants at
    the clinic. They seem a perfect couple,
    but what was revealed by this
    newspaper is too cruel to discuss.
    Three years ago, when the war was
    raging, the Harmonia Frontier Force
    invaded Highland. That was when Tuta,
    who was a doctor, and Mio, who was
    taking care of patients, met each other
    at a field hospital. At the same
    hospital, in spite of Tuta's desperate
    efforts, Mio's husband died after his
    operation. It is sad to hear that
    Mio became a widow so young,
    and that Tuta couldn't save her
    husband. The distance between
    the two seems so far.
    
    
    Elevator girl doing mysterious training
    ---------------------------------------
    
    There was a strange rumor in the castle
    about Shizu, the elevator attendant,
    leaving every night with a mysterious
    group to undergo some kind of training.
    According to a resident, who claims to
    have seen the training site in the
    forest, half-naked men with masks were
    pulling giant stones up and down with
    ropes. Shizu was giving commands, such
    as: 'The stone's weight is a life's
    weight!' and 'Dad, don't give up!'
    To this the men would reply, 'yes, sir!'
    What is this training? Of course, it
    could be the power for the elevator,
    but nonetheless, it makes us curious.
    
    
    Contents of the dogs' baskets revealed
    Thanks to a boy's investigation
    --------------------------------------
    
    Money, mementos of the owners,
    shopping lists, jerked meat. The
    mysterious contents of the basket dogs'
    baskets were revealed by the desperate
    investigation of a boy detective. There
    were stones in Koroku's, Koichi's
    Kosanji's and Kogoro's baskets. It
    is a mystery why there were
    strawberries in Connie's basket
    The boy detective said, 'I was
    surprised by the stones, but more
    surprised when I found the fresh
    strawberries. I thought it was an
    illusion. Did someone change the
    contents?' Was it a trick? Kidd's
    investigation has led only to further
    mysteries, as usual.
    
    
    Yumi seen sleepwalking
    Men want to cure her
    ----------------------
    
    Yumi, the beautiful warrior who is
    always at the top of the popularity
    polls, was suspected of sleepwalking.
    A witness said, 'When I went to the
    kitchen at midnight, Yumi was wandering
    about the hallway. I called her, but it
    seemed she did not notice. My wife said
    she was sleepwalking. I hope she gets
    better.' Although it is a mystery what
    the witness and his wife were doing in
    the kitchen at night, we are worried
    about Yumi. We hope there are not any
    ill-intentioned people who want to take
    a walk with her at night.
    
    
    Nash having an affair?
    Not revealing the truth
    -----------------------
    
    Nash, known as a devoted husband,
    is suspected of having an affair.
    Nash was seen walking with an
    unknown girl by the lake at night.
    A witness said, 'Ho ho ho, it must
    have been an affair. Who was it?
    I couldn't see clearly because it
    was far away, but she seemed to
    be a beautiful girl with a creamy
    complexion. I wanted to take his
    place.' Nash claimed she was 'just
    an old friend' when he was
    interviewed. This seemed a little
    evasive. His wife's troubles
    continue.
    
    
    Kenji with a lover and hidden child!
    That's my wife and child
    ------------------------------------
    
    Yesterday evening, Kenji was seen
    walking in the entertainment district
    of Vinay del Zexay with a beautiful
    woman and a child. The first witness,
    Aranis, stated that the three were
    walking happily and were like a true
    family. 'It IS my true wife, and I have
    never hidden that fact,' Kenji said,
    when interviewed by the newspaper.
    'Illegitimate child? No! I've never
    hidden the fact,' he stated. Are they
    really a true family?' Wait for the next
    news.
    
    
    Thomas faints eating Cecile's food!
    A born sweet lover's tragedy
    -----------------------------------
    
    Recently, Master Thomas fainted after
    eating a lunch made by Cecile. It was
    revealed that Thomas, who was working
    hard, received a homemade lunch from
    Cecile, and fainted suddenly after eating
    meatballs. Cecile was shocked at what
    happened, and when she tried to go up
    to the castle roof, was stopped by a
    resident. Afterwards, the tragedy was
    resolved, because it turned out that
    Cecile's lunch was extremely hot, and
    she hadn't known that Thomas likes
    very sweet food. You'd better know
    the tastes of the person you make
    lunch for [It just cuts off there.]
    
    
    Reed sobbing at the Little Match Girl
    Rumor that he is quite delicate
    -------------------------------------
    
    Recently, 'The Little Match Girl' was
    staged. At the end of the play, when
    the girl goes to heaven, Reed broke
    down weeping. Samus, surprised,
    thought he was sick and took him to the clinic.
    But it seems his only problem was
    that he couldn't stop weeping.
    Beneath his manly front lies the heart
    of a delicate girl. Samus was laughing
    heartily. Reed was saying something about
    chopping onions while watching the play,
    but nobody believed him.
    
    
    Guillaume throws Koroku in the fountain
    Koroku barking loudly
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Guillaume was witnessed by a resident
    swinging Koroku by the tail and throwing
    him into the fountain, while he let out
    a peculiar cry. After an investigation
    it turned out that Guillaume was boiling
    with rage because Koroku had eaten his
    lunch. 'It was a deliberate action at an
    hour when there were very few people,'
    said a boy detective. 'Guillaume
    has always been antagonistic toward
    Koroku. This incident is only the
    beginning.' Thankfully, Koroku was not
    injured. Is there going to be a feud
    between Guillaume and Koroku?
    
    
    Wan Fu and Leo fainted in a bath
    The two give no reason
    --------------------------------
    
    A bath craftsman found that Wan Fu
    and Leo fainted in a bath the other
    night. The two were showing the
    white of their eyes, but their life was
    in no danger. When the craftsman put
    them into a water bath they awakened.
    The interviewers asked them the reason
    why they had fainted, but the two only
    gave a vague answer. 'Our baths are so
    comfortable that they may have fallen
    asleep,' said Goro. We have never heard
    of anyone fainting after taking a nap
    in a bath, but a long bath may be very
    dangerous. Normal people should take
    baths of a reasonable length.
    
    
    Fighting scene at a ball
    Chris and Lilly's terrible past
    -------------------------------
    
    Chris and Lilly performed a fighting
    scene at a ball that commemorated
    Zexen's National Foundation Day
    a few years ago, and it spoiled the
    whole event. According to a source,
    the tragedy happened when Chris,
    who was not good at dancing, missed a
    turn and collapsed onto Lilly's
    table. Wine was spilt on Lilly's
    evening dress and, furious with anger,
    she threw a cake into Chris's face
    In return, Chris slapped her across
    the face. They ended up throwing
    tables at one another. Fortunately,
    the two became friends, but it would be
    best not to make them angry. Let
    us pray that such a disaster will
    not take place in this castle.
    
    
    Appointer and farmer in a night duel
    The two quarrelling
    ------------------------------------
    
    The appointer, Jefferson, and the
    farmer, Barts, fell down at the dock and
    were carried to the clinic today before
    dawn. Both were injured, but fortunately
    it didn't affect their operations. After
    they were interviewed, it was revealed
    that the appointer called the farmer
    'Blue Sky Baron.' He got angry and
    challenged him to a duel at night.
    The farmer, lying on a bed, was
    still angry, but Jefferson, lying
    on the next bed, stated that the name
    he had appointed was absolute and that
    Barts was now known as 'Blue Sky Baron.'
    They dislike each other even more.
    
    
    Forbidden love between elves
    Nei and Roland in love?
    ----------------------------
    
    The traveling busker, Nei, is in love.
    The object of her affection is Roland,
    of the Zexen Knights. The two were
    recently witnessed talking at night
    by the edge of a ship. According to a
    witness, Roland, who usually does not
    show any emotions, was listening to Nei,
    smiling. The two are elves, so it is
    no wonder that they have fallen in love.
    Nei mentioned, 'We talked, but there
    was nothing more,' responding to an
    interview by this newspaper. On the
    other hand, Roland didn't change his
    expression when he was interviewed, and
    said the paper should investigate more
    serious matters. Let us see what happens
    with the two.
    
    
    Who is the mysterious magician Luc?
    Viki shares her memories
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    The mysterious magician, Luc, was
    a member of the [Dunan] Army as
    well as the [Liberation] Army. He was
    a person of merit, who once led the
    two armies to victory with his powerful
    magic. Viki, who knew him at both
    campaigns, shared her memories:
    'Luc was always standing in front of
    a lithograph. I thought he was lonely
    and asked him if he wanted to go
    on a picnic, but he refused and said
    I should go alone. But later he
    apologized and said he didn't go
    because the weather was poor. He's a
    nice person.' There is a big difference
    between the Luc we know as a magician
    and the Luc that Viki once knew.
    
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    3.  Credits
    
    - Shiro from the GameFAQs Suikoden III message board, for figuring out
      where this information was held on the DVD.
    
    - CJayC for GameFAQs, of course.
    
    - Konami for making this great game.
    
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    4. Updates
    
    * Version 1.0 (01/04/03)
      - First version of the FAQ, added all articles found on DVD.