Suikoden Tactics (Rhapsodia)
Character Recruitment Guide
Version .01
By Joe Boland (jboland@gmail.com)

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                            *~Character Recruitment Guide~*
                            
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Note: This guide WILL contain spoilers for those of you who haven't yet
completed the game! I strongly recommend not reading through this until your
second playthrough, or unless you don't care about spoilers.
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Name                     How To Recruit
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Akaghi                   Akaghi joins you after reaching Obel Palace in 
                         Chapter 9.

Ameria                   Ameria automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.

Andarc                   Andarc is with you from the beginning of the 
                         game!

Axel                     Axel automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.

Blue Mercenary           The Mercenary Group will join you if you
                         complete the "A Letter of Challenge" quest.
                         This quest will only appear if you succeed
                         at doing all of Chiepoo's quests and NONE of
                         X & Co.'s quests. You must also have completed
                         the Ruins of Obel dungeon atleast once and
                         have a Guild Rank of S. To complete "A Letter
                         of Challenge" head to the 6th floor of the 
                         Obel Ruins on a Water Day (The Flowing Chamber)
                         and defeat the mercenaries.
                                                 
Busk                     Busk automatically joins after Chapter 18.

Carrie                   Carrie automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.
                         
Cedric                   Cedric joins after you successfuly complete the 
                         "Catch the Eat-and-Run Bandit" quest. Be careful
                         NOT to kill him during this battle, and he will 
                         join along with Rachel.

Champo                   Head to Merseto in, or after, Chapter 15. In
                         the "Gossip" section talk to the Old Man.
                         Head to the port and win the battle to have Champo
                         join!
 
Charlemagne              Charlemagne joins with Reinbach after you 
                         successfully complete the "Dear Friend..." 
                         quest.
                                                                          
Coop                     Coop automatically joins at the beginning of
                         Chapter 15.
                         
Corselia                 Corselia automatically joins after Chapter 13.

Dario                    Head to the Nest of Pirates in Chapter 10 on 
                         a Wind or Earth Day and Dario will join along 
                         with Nalleo. If you get Sigurd and Hervey 
                         instead, by visiting on a Fire or Water Day, 
                         then Dario and Nalleo will be available again 
                         after Chapter 14.

Ema                      Visit Merseto in of after Chapter 11 to have
                         Gary and Ema join your party.

Eugene                   Head to Na-Nal on a Water Day and speak to 
                         Eugene in the "Gossip" section to have him join.
                         
Flare                    Flare automatically joins after leaving Obel 
                         Palace for the first time.  
                         
Frederica                Frederica automatically joins in Chapter 16.
                            
Gary                     Visit Merseto in of after Chapter 11 to have
                         Gary and Ema join your party.

Gretchen                 Gretchen automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.       

Hero IV (Lazlo)          For Lazlo (Hero IV) to appear you must have loaded 
                         Suikoden 4 data with all 108 Stars at the 
                         beginning of the game. Then in Chapter 12 visit 
                         Obel and talk with Lino in the "Gossip" 
                         section. Head to the Deserted Island, help
                         the hero, and he'll join.
                                                  
Hervey                   Head to the Nest of Pirates in Chapter 10 on 
                         a Fire or Water Day and Hervey will join along 
                         with Sigurd. If you get Dario and Nalleo 
                         instead, by visiting on a Wind or Earth Day, 
                         then Hervey and Sigurd will be available again 
                         after Chapter 14.

Jeane                    Successfully finish the Rank A quest "Fragments 
                         of the Five Elements" and bring the 5 fragments 
                         to Haruna's Inn to have Jeane join.  

Jeremy                   Jeremy automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.    
                         
Jewel                    Jewel joins automatically in Chapter 16.

Karl                     Get the Rank B quest "Missing Children" and head
                         to the Ruins of Collanbal. Now, have Kyril talk 
                         to Karl to get him to join. Karl will NOT join 
                         if Kyril doesn't speak to him in this battle.
                         
Katarina                 Get the Rank C quest "Get the Imposters (Part 2)" 
                         and head to El-Eal. Win the battle and Katarina 
                         will join with Keneth.
                         
Kate                     Head to Haruna in CHapter 18 or later and "Head 
                         to the Street" Corner. Win the battle and 
                         recruit her.      
                                            
Keneth                   Get the Rank C quest "Get the Imposters (Part 2)" 
                         and head to El-Eal. Win the battle and Katarina 
                         will join with Keneth.  

Kika                     Kika automatically joins after you visit Obel in 
                         Chapter 9. 
                                                                        
Kyril                    Kyril is your main character, you don't need to
                         recruit him!
                         
Lalacle                  Lalacle can only be recruited in New Game+.
                         She will join in Chapter 4 of New Game+.
   
Lino En Kuldes           Lino join automatically in Chapter 18.

Maxine                   Get the Rank E quest "Hand Delivery" and 
                         head to Hermitage Island. 
                                              
Mercenary Leader         The Mercenary Group will join you if you
                         complete the "A Letter of Challenge" quest.
                         This quest will only appear if you succeed
                         at doing all of Chiepoo's quests and NONE of
                         X & Co.'s quests. You must also have completed
                         the Ruins of Obel dungeon atleast once and
                         have a Guild Rank of S. To complete "A Letter
                         of Challenge" head to the 6th floor of the 
                         Obel Ruins on a Water Day (The Flowing Chamber)
                         and defeat the mercenaries.   
                         
Millay                   Millay automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.    
                         
Mitsuba                  Head to Merseto in Chapter 16 or later and 
                         speak with Reinhold in the "Gossip" section.
                         Head to the Terana Plains and beat Mitsuba 
                         in a one-on-one duel with Kyril and she 
                         joins.  
                                 
Mizuki                   Mizuki joins you after reaching Obel Palace in 
                         Chapter 9. 
                                                                
Nalkul                   Head to Merseto in, or after, Chapter 15. In
                         the "Gossip" section talk to the Old Man.
                         Head to the port and win the battle to have Nalkul
                         join!

Nalleo                   Head to the Nest of Pirates in Chapter 10 on 
                         a Wind or Earth Day and Dario will join along 
                         with Nalleo. If you get Sigurd and Hervey 
                         instead, by visiting on a Fire or Water Day, 
                         then Dario and Nalleo will be available again 
                         after Chapter 14.
                                                  
Noah                     Head to Merseto in, or after, Chapter 15. In
                         the "Gossip" section talk to the Old Man.
                         Head to the port and win the battle to have Noah
                         join!
                                       
Ornela                   Ornela automatically joins after Chapter 18.

Pablo                    In Chapter 9 speak to Pablo in the "Gossip" 
                         section of Middleport to get him to join.
                         
Paula                    Paula joins automatically in Chapter 16.

Red Mercenary            The Mercenary Group will join you if you
                         complete the "A Letter of Challenge" quest.
                         This quest will only appear if you succeed
                         at doing all of Chiepoo's quests and NONE of
                         X & Co.'s quests. You must also have completed
                         the Ruins of Obel dungeon atleast once and
                         have a Guild Rank of S. To complete "A Letter
                         of Challenge" head to the 6th floor of the 
                         Obel Ruins on a Water Day (The Flowing Chamber)
                         and defeat the mercenaries.

Rachel                   Successfuly complete the "Catch the 
                         Eat-and-Run Bandit" quest. Be careful
                         NOT to kill Cedric during this battle, 
                         and he will join along with Rachel.
                         
Reinbach                 Reinbach joins with Charlemagne after you 
                         successfully complete the "Dear Friend..." 
                         quest.  

Reinhold                 After getting Mitsuba return to Merseto 
                         and speak with Reinhold.
                         
Rene                     Successfully complete the Ranke E quest 
                         "Seeking Treasure Hunt Partners" and Rene
                         will join.  
                            
Rita                     Successfully complete the Ranke E quest
                         "Game on!" and Rita will join.
                                                                      
Roget                    In the Graska Palace battle in Chapter 18 you
                         MUST speak to Roget with Kyril if you want him
                         to join! If you do not speak with him, he won't
                         be able to be recruited for the rest of that
                         playthrough!  

Selma                    Selma joins automatically in Chapter 16.
                         
Seneca                   Seneca is with you from the beginning of the
                         game!

Sigurd                   Head to the Nest of Pirates in Chapter 10 on 
                         a Fire or Water Day and Hervey will join along 
                         with Sigurd. If you get Dario and Nalleo 
                         instead, by visiting on a Wind or Earth Day, 
                         then Hervey and Sigurd will be available again 
                         after Chapter 14.   
                                               
Simeon                   Simeon automatically joins after Chapter 16.

Snowe                    For Snowe to appear you must have loaded Suikoden
                         4 data with all 108 Stars at the beginning of the
                         game. Then, after recruiting Lazlo (Hero IV), 
                         head to Razril and speak to the boy in the 
                         "Gossip" section. After, head to the Back 
                         Alley and help Snowe.
                         
Tal                      After recruiting Keneth head to Razril and speak
                         to Tal in the "Gossip" section.   
                                               
Trishtan                 Trishtan automatically joins after leaving Obel 
                         Palace for the first time.  
                         
Wendel                   Wendel automatically joins at the end of Chapter 
                         11.    
                                                                       
Yellow Mercenary         The Mercenary Group will join you if you
                         complete the "A Letter of Challenge" quest.
                         This quest will only appear if you succeed
                         at doing all of Chiepoo's quests and NONE of
                         X & Co.'s quests. You must also have completed
                         the Ruins of Obel dungeon atleast once and
                         have a Guild Rank of S. To complete "A Letter
                         of Challenge" head to the 6th floor of the 
                         Obel Ruins on a Water Day (The Flowing Chamber)
                         and defeat the mercenaries.
                         
Yu                       Successfully complete the Rank D quest "Medecinal
                         Roots Wanted" by gathering 3 Savage Sprout Roots.
                         Bring the Roots to Obel and speak with Yu,

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