-GENSOU SUIKODEN V-

CHARACTER GUIDE

 >Version 1.2
 >Created 3/8/2006
 >Last updated 7/2/2006

by Eclesis [eclesis@gmail.com]

VERSION HISTORY----------------------------------------------------------------

1.2
-added some alternate methods of recruiting certain characters
-added stuff to special thanks

1.1
-removed Notes & Trivia section
-fixed more typos
-edited Jean's section
-fixed timing on Boz
-added rest of battle skills

1.0
-fixed timing for Kathary
-added all characters
-fixed yet more typos
-added more battle skills

0.7
-fixed more typos
-free characters up to Sauronix

0.6
-created 3/8/2006
-characters up to Battle of Doraat
-not quite finished with all the battle skills/trivia
-fixed some typos

INTRODUCTION-------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to a characters guide for Suikoden V. Considering that this game is 
essentially a matter of playing Pokemon for all the random shopkeepers and
passers-by who just happen to be Stars of Destiny, this is essentially a list
of all the recruitable characters and how to get them, listed in chronological
order of availability. This guide is based on the Japanese version of the game.

The purpose of this FAQ is for checking missing characters, for the most part,
since it's an awful lot of hassle going over every single town and dungeon
after every major event with a fine-toothed comb. I may, if I have the time,
throw in combat/stat details at some point, but for now it's just a list of
how to get the characters.

The usual disclaimers apply: I'm fishing romanizations and translations out of 
in-game text, but use my own translations when there aren't any. I don't own
the artbook and therefore have nothing on the official translations if there
were any. Phrases, locations etc are for the most part translated literally,
though I have taken a few liberties to convey approximate meaning without
having results 20 words long that wish they were written in kanji. This
guide assumes knowledge of Japanese. I'm probably not going to update the
names and so forth when the English version is released since I won't be
playing the English version.

And of course, as with any FAQ, this is chock-full of spoilers, so read at your
own risk. I've tried to leave out specific detail on plot, but reference to
major events is kind of inevitable.

This FAQ is copyright to myself; you may repost it elsewhere as long as it's
posted unaltered in its entirety and credit is given. The lastest version of
this FAQ will always be posted to GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com). Also, this FAQ
is intended for personal use only, meaning it may not be sold or published as
part of any commercial transaction. All trademarks mentioned herein are
copyright to their respective creators.

TABLE OF CONTENTS--------------------------------------------------------------

0. Version History
1. Introduction
2. Basic Information
 2a. Timing
 2b. Choices
 2c. Oboro's Agency
 3d. Misc
3. Plot Characters (46)
4. Free Characters (63)
 4a. Rainwall~ (3)
 4b. Battle of Raft Fleet~ (3)
 4c. Dawn Rune~ (5)
 4d. Acquiring HQ~ (12)
 4e. Battle of Relkar~ (7)
 4f. Bandits in Sable~ (4)
 4g. Attack on Beaver Lodge~ (2)
 4h. Coronation~ (11)
 4i. Battle of Doraat~ (6)
 4j. Queen's Campaign~ (6)
 4k. Visit to Sauronix~ (2)
 4l. Battle at HQ~ (1)
 4m. Assault on Stormfist~ (1)
5. Extra Characters (6)
6. FAQ
7. Credits


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SECTION 2: BASIC INFORMATION
===============================================================================

Basic information on how events and timing work.

-TIMING------------------------------------------------------------------------

Essentially, when a character's join condition is "after a certain event", the
event isn't considered completed until you go back to base and report in in
the council chamber. For instance, after finishing the Battle of Relkar, you
can't get any characters' events to occur until after you finish reporting in.

The game also keeps track of time - sometimes an event requires that you wait
awhile before advancing to the next step. In this case, just go poke around or
do other events and then come back later.

Note that you can't start collecting characters until after the first battle at
Rainwall after escaping Sol Falena, so don't worry about it in the prologue
parts of the game. You'll know you're in the prologue because combat at that
stage is a cakewalk due to the various Queensguard members who're always
tagging along.

There are a number of ways timing and choice wise to get the various
characters. The descriptions in this guide are essentially the ones for getting
a character as soon as they're available. There are different choices and
timing you can follow to get them as well, and as the game is rather long I
haven't had time to go test all of that.

Also, some characters require events to be completed awhile before they
actually join. The ones to watch out for are: Oboro, Muraad, Kirie.


-CHOICES-----------------------------------------------------------------------

If you're trying to just get people to join, normally it works to just be frank
about it and simply keep asking them. However, picking a different choice
sometimes initiates different events. Generally speaking it's not possible to
screw up choices so that someone doesn't join - you can usually find them
later. After a certain amount of time passes or a major event, you can usually
ask them again. There are of course exceptions to this rule.

Like most RPGs, it pays to be a busybody and stick your nose into everyone's
business. It also pays to be persistent, as there are characters who will only
join you after you've nagged them repeatedly as the game progresses.


-OBORO'S AGENCY----------------------------------------------------------------

After you get Oboro, you can use his agency to check background on characters
who have already joined and find characters who haven't yet (though you'll need
to have met them at least once first). Sometimes a character seems like they
should appear in a location and they're not; in this case, investigating their
whereabouts through Oboro will sometimes get them to appear.


-MISC--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Getting certain character combinations triggers events such as the letter box
and bathhouse. Depending on the timing at which you acquire various characters,
you may or may not be able to see these sub events (it's not always ideal to
acquire characters as soon as they're available).


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SECTION 3: PLOT CHARACTERS
===============================================================================

-TEMPLATE----------------------------------------------------------------------

>Basic template for character data:

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CHARACTER NAME
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat, support, or NPC
    FUNCTION: Additional abilities/functions of the character at your base,
              such as providing shops, minigames etc
BATTLE SKILL: The skill that this character provides in warfare
       EVENT: Whether or not this character is required to fight in certain
              event sequences (ie, whether you'll have to worry about level/
              equipment for them). Obviously non-plot characters don't have 
              this section.
      LINKED: Characters that join together. Note that sometimes if you lose
              one of a set of characters that join together in warfare the
              other(s) may leave.
     PRE-REQ: Some characters require that you already have other characters
              first.
AVAILABILITY: The event brackets when the character is available for
              recruiting.
    LOCATION: Where the character is found
  CONDITIONS: Conditions for getting the character to join. Omitted for plot
              characters.
       NOTES: Misc notes
===============================================================================


Plot characters will join you automatically and you don't really have to worry
about them. They're usually pretty good in combat and won't die in warfare, but
sometimes it's possible to lose them during events.

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PRINCE
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Player character
BATTLE SKILL: Charge -> Dawn Magic
       EVENT: Duh
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: From the beginning
    LOCATION: Sol Falena
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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RION
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge (2)
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: From the beginning
    LOCATION: Sol Falena
       NOTES: Rion will be in your party for most of the game.
===============================================================================

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RAN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Recovery (2)
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Log
AVAILABILITY: After visiting Raft Fleet
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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LOG
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Ran
AVAILABILITY: After visiting Raft Fleet
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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LUCRETIA MERCES
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        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: War God
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Lelei, Cius
AVAILABILITY: After rescuing her from the Agate Prison
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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LELEI
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Lucretia, Cius
AVAILABILITY: After rescuing Lucretia
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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CIUS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Lucretia, Lelei
AVAILABILITY: After rescuing Lucretia
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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KYLE
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Recovery
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After rescuing Lucretia, when you return to Rainwall
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: You get Kyle briefly as an NPC in the beginning of the game,
              though he doesn't join officially until Rainwall. You'll need
              him for a couple of events and a boss battle.
===============================================================================

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RAAJA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Kisara
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Raft Fleet
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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KISARA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: Raaja
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Raft Fleet
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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BOZ
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Raft Fleet
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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LUCELINA BARROWS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Party organizer
BATTLE SKILL: Morale
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Chack
AVAILABILITY: After finding the Dawn Rune
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
CHACK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Storage
BATTLE SKILL: Stabilize
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Lucelina
AVAILABILITY: After finding the Dawn Rune
    LOCATION: Rainwall
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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BIKKI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Teleporter
BATTLE SKILL: Wind Magic
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After exploring the Sindal Ruins
    LOCATION: Sindal Ruins
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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ZWIKE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Find Weakness
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Lorelai
AVAILABILITY: After exploring the Sindal Ruins
    LOCATION: HQ
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
LORELAI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Find Weakness
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: Zwike
AVAILABILITY: After exploring the Sindal Ruins
    LOCATION: HQ
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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ZERASE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Tablet guardian / (Magic trainer)
BATTLE SKILL: Star Magic
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquisition of HQ
    LOCATION: HQ
       NOTES: Zerase is the only character early on who can teach high levels
              of magic Skill proficiency once you find the manuals. Use her
              Instructor skill from the skill menu.
===============================================================================

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TALGEYU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Earth Magic
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Toma, Gesh, Sylva
AVAILABILITY: After restoration of Lordlake
    LOCATION: Lordlake
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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GESH
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Farmer
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: Talgeyu, Toma, Sylva
AVAILABILITY: After restoration of Lordlake
    LOCATION: Lordlake
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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TOMA
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        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Survival Instinct
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Talgeyu, Gesh, Sylva
AVAILABILITY: After restoration of Lordlake
    LOCATION: Lordlake
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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SYLVA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Medicine
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Talgeyu, Gesh, Toma
AVAILABILITY: After restoration of Lordlake
    LOCATION: Lordlake
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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WASHEEL
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        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Vorika, Oroc
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar
    LOCATION: Relkar
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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VORIKA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Washeel, Oroc
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar
    LOCATION: Relkar
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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OROC
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        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Confuse
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Washeel, Vorika
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar
    LOCATION: Relkar
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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DAIN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After bandits in Sable
    LOCATION: Sable
       NOTES: Dain appears as early as Rainwall but doesn't join until after
              Sable.
===============================================================================

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ROY
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: (Feiren, Feiron)
AVAILABILITY: After bandits in Sable
    LOCATION: Sable
       NOTES: It's possible to lose Roy in the latter half of the game if you
              select certain choices. You'll also need him for a plot boss
              battle.
===============================================================================

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FWARAFWAL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Water Magic
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Maroon
AVAILABILITY: After the attack on Beaver Lodge
    LOCATION: Beaver Lodge
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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MAROON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Gnaw
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: Fwarafwal
AVAILABILITY: After the attack on Beaver Lodge
    LOCATION: Beaver Lodge
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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BERNADETTE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Water Magic
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the visit to Nilba
    LOCATION: Nilba
       NOTES: Bernadette starts with a Stream Rune (removable)
===============================================================================

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MIAKIS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Recovery
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Doraat
    LOCATION: HQ
       NOTES: Like the other Queensguard members, you get Miakis briefly in
              the prologue but she doesn't officially join until much later.
===============================================================================

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GHALEON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the Queen's campaign, when you exit out of the fort after
              being told to visit Spinax.
    LOCATION: HQ
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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WAPON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Gande
AVAILABILITY: After reaching the Twilight Forest via the dwarf tunnels
    LOCATION: Dwarf tunnels
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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GANDE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Wapon
AVAILABILITY: After reaching the Twilight Forest via the dwarf tunnels
    LOCATION: Dwarf tunnels
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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RYUUG
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After visiting Sauronix the second time
    LOCATION: Sauronix
       NOTES: You won't be able to use Ryuug and Laharl's dinos when you first
              get them, so they'll be normal cavalry/ships for that first
              battle.
===============================================================================

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LAHARL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After visiting Sauronix the second time
    LOCATION: Sauronix
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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GEORGE PRIME
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the boss battle in the Dino Nest
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp (officially join)
       NOTES: 1) you'll get George early on but won't get him back until near
                 the end. If you're looking to have him equip the Saint's Garb
                 to make up for his bad magic defense, pay attention to how you
                 fight in the beginning.
              2) except for the magic defense, George is about as good of a
                 straight fighter as Ryhalt.
              3) George's Critical Rune isn't unique but it's not removable
                 either.
===============================================================================

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CRAIG
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the events at Goldias
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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LANCE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the events at Goldias
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: The dinos can't participate as individual units in warfare, but
              unlike Genou or Byakuren, they only take up one slot in normal
              combat.
===============================================================================

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FLAIL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After reopening the water gates in the Sindal ruins
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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NICK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: Yoran, Axe
AVAILABILITY: After reopening the water gates in the Sindal ruins
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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YORAN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Survival Instinct
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: Nick, Axe
AVAILABILITY: After reopening the water gates in the Sindal ruins
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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AXE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: Nick, Yoran
AVAILABILITY: After reopening the water gates in the Sindal ruins
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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SHURA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: -
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After retaking Sable/Doraat, in the inn at Yashna
    LOCATION: Yashna
       NOTES: One of 3 characters with 5 stars in warfare
===============================================================================

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SHARMISITA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After retaking Sable/Doraat, in the inn at Yashna
    LOCATION: Yashna
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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NIPHSARA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: No
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After retaking Sable/Doraat, in the inn at Yashna
    LOCATION: Yashna
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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SHUN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
AVAILABILITY: After the war phase of the assault on Stormfist
    LOCATION: Stormfist
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================


===============================================================================
SECTION 4: NON-PLOT CHARACTERS
===============================================================================

Non-plot characters can be picked up at will once you've met the conditions and
timing for them. Note that if their regiment is defeated in warfare, there's a
chance that these characters will die.

The list is arranged in order of availability, by major events.


-RAINWALL----------------------------------------------------------------------

The first free characters are available after you're given freedom of action
following the Defense of Rainwall.

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CORNELIO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Music test
BATTLE SKILL: Water Magic
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: Defense of Rainwall~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: Enter his house in Howd and fight the Do-Re-Mi sprites.
       NOTES: 1) you need Cornelio to get the various Do-Re-Mi sprites, but the
                 sprites are not Stars of Destiny.
              2) you'll unlock the BGM test when you find all 5 sprites.
===============================================================================

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SAIROU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support
    FUNCTION: Trade shop
BATTLE SKILL: Supply
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: Defense of Rainwall~
    LOCATION: Trade shop, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) buy 6 units of salt at any trade shop(s)
              2) talk to Sairou to trigger a rise in the price of salt in
                 trade.
              3) sell the salt to the trader in Raft Fleet and talk to Sairou
       NOTES: If you failed the initial event (the price drops before you find
              and sell 6 salt), you can try again any time the salt price rises
              again.
===============================================================================

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EGGBART
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Find Potch)
    FUNCTION: Minigame (checkers)
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After rescuing Lucretia 
    LOCATION: Tunnels to Agate Prison
  CONDITIONS: You'll find Eggbart on the west end of the tunnels leading from
              the Dwarf Camp to Agate Prison after rescuing Lucretia. Listen
              to his rants WITHOUT pressing Circle until the prompt appears.
              If you fail this you can try again by going back to Dwarf Camp
              and re-entering the tunnels.
       NOTES: You can acquire giant statues by beating Eggbart's minigames on
              Expert Mode.
===============================================================================


-BATTLE OF RAFT FLEET----------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after defending Raft Fleet from the Bafram Fleet.

===============================================================================
SHINROU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support
    FUNCTION: Item shop
BATTLE SKILL: Supply
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Raft Fleet~
    LOCATION: Item shop, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him in the item shop (all the way at the east end) of
              Raft Fleet.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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JOSEPHINE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Fire Magic (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Sayalise OR Sharmisita/Niphsara
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Raft Fleet~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: talk to her with Sayalise in the party
              OR
              talk to her with Sharmisita and Niphsara in the party after you
              get those two characters
       NOTES: 
===============================================================================

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TAKAM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Find Shortcut)
    FUNCTION: Mapmaker
BATTLE SKILL: Shortcut
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cius or Lelei
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Raft Fleet~
    LOCATION: Agate Prison
  CONDITIONS: 1) go to Agate Prison with either Cius or Lelei to open Takam's
                 cell and release him.
              2) find his gear in the storage room with the save orb
       NOTES: The only thing you'll use Takam's support ability for is to get
              into Lunas.
===============================================================================


-DAWN RUNE---------------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the discovery of the Dawn Rune and relocation to
Raft Fleet.

===============================================================================
ZEGAI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Arms trainer
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Takam
AVAILABILITY: After discovering the Dawn Rune~
    LOCATION: Forest north of Lunas
  CONDITIONS: 1) Go to the forest north of Lunas with Takam to reveal the elf
                 path.
              2) After meeting Ulda and talking to Isato, exit back out to the
                 world map, and return to the forest.
              3) Go to the riverbed at the top of the mountain where you found
                 Ran and talk to Zegai.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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NORDON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After discovering the Dawn Rune~ 
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet or Lordlake
  CONDITIONS: 1) if you've finished the chain of events involving Oboro's
                 investigation, he'll be in the inn at Raft Fleet and you can
                 persuade him to join there.
              2) otherwise, he'll be in Lordlake after the restoration of 
                 Lordlake, at which point you can recruit him.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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OBORO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Detective agency
BATTLE SKILL: Rumor
      LINKED: Shigure, Fuyou
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Raft Fleet~before the Queen's campaign
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) after the Battle of Rainwall, visit Oboro's ship in Rainwall.
              2) when asked to hire Oboro to investigate Lordlake, talk to him;
                 after Oboro accepts the job, go to the inn in Rainwall and
                 talk to Nordon a couple of times.
              3) leave the inn, and follow the event sequence to the end.
              4) after the Battle of Raft Fleet, talk to Oboro at Raft Fleet
                 and ask him to join.
       NOTES: If you missed the investigation event, you can still get Oboro
              to join by asking him 5 times. However, his ship disappears from
              Raft Fleet after the Queen's campaign.
===============================================================================

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SHIGURE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Ambush
      LINKED: Oboro, Fuyou
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Raft Fleet~before the Queen's campaign
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: See OBORO
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

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FUYOU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Minigame
BATTLE SKILL: Rumor
      LINKED: Oboro, Shigure
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Raft Fleet~before the Queen's campaign
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: See OBORO
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================


-HQ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after acquiring HQ.

===============================================================================
MUROON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Gnaw (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: HQ
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him at the docks of HQ and ask him to 
              join.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
BELCOOT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Yashna
  CONDITIONS: 1) Talk to Belcoot in front of the inn in Yashna
              2) Enter the inn and talk to Marino. Ask her to join, and Belcoot
                 will join with her.
       NOTES: Sometimes you'll find Belcoot but not Marino in Yashna; in this
              case, advancing plot to the next event will sometimes get Marino
              to show.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MARINO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Healing)
    FUNCTION: Inn
BATTLE SKILL: Rest
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Yashna
  CONDITIONS: See BELCOOT
       NOTES: Marino's support skill is Healing, which heals your party about
              10-25 HP per round.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
SUBARU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Fishing
BATTLE SKILL: Charge (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Ran
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) head to the main square (where the save orb is) of Raft Fleet
                 with Ran in the party to meet Subaru.
              2) beat Subaru at fishing to get her to join.
       NOTES: 1) the fishing minigame is a highly efficient source of income
                 from selling all the pots.
              2) despite all appearances, Subaru is a girl.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
WILHEIM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Mueller
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him at the inn in Raft Fleet with a pretty girl in the
              party (eg, Bikki)
       NOTES: Although you can't use them in normal combat, Wilheim & Mueller's
              cavalry is one of the strongest regiments in warfare. 
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MUELLER
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Wilheim
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: See WILHEIM
       NOTES: Joins with Wilheim
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
RYHALT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Mueller
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Waterfall, south of Beaver Lodge
  CONDITIONS: 1) head west out of Beaver Lodge and south along the river to
                 the Waterfall cavern, and talk to Ryhalt at the very end
              2) return to base and talk to Mueller
              3) go back to the Waterfall and talk to Ryhalt
       NOTES: 1) dispite his innocous appearance, Ryhalt is easily the best
                 fighter in the game.
              2) if you have Jean or Zerase in the party, you'll find Genou
                 instead of Ryhalt in the cavern. Just remove those characters
                 (or recruit Genou) to meet Ryhalt.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
GENOU
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: (Zerase or Jean)
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Waterfall, south of Beaver Lodge
  CONDITIONS: 1) in order to get Genou to appear, you'll have to have either
                 gotten the information about him from Fwarafwal, or have Jean
                 or Zerase in your party.
              2) bring an elderly character (Azrad, Levi etc) to meet Genou.
                 You can successfully convince him to join if the elderly
                 character is one level beneath that of the protagonist or
                 higher.
       NOTES: Genou takes up two party slots, and you can only use the special
              Beast formations (Suzaku etc) when he's in the party. He also
              can't be equipped with any gear other than accessories, or any
              runes other than his default.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
SORENSEN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Ballista (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Estlyze
  CONDITIONS: 1) meet Babbage, Sorensen, and Lue in Babbage's workshop in
                 Estlyze.
              2) go to the Revolving Bridge west of Rainwall and talk to the
                 soldier there.
              3) return to the workshop and talk to Babbage. Head back to base
                 and take the boat to the Revolving Bridge with Babbage,
                 Sorensen, and Lue.
              4) clear the events at the Revolving Bridge and return to Estlyze
                 to recruit Sorensen.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
BASHTAN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Appraiser)
    FUNCTION: Appraiser
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: 1) visit Bashtan's shop the first time you arrive in Howd and
                 listen to his grievances
              2) talk to Bashtan with a ?Painting in your inventory. The event
                 trigger is random, so if you get the shop window instead of
                 event dialogue just cancel and try again.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
ZUNDA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Menu frame changer
BATTLE SKILL: Shortcut
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Takam
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Dwarf Camp
  CONDITIONS: 1) talk to Zunda at the Dwarf Camp and agree to show her windows
              2) bring her to Haswaal's room in Lunas
       NOTES: You can't go to Lunas without Takam in the party early on.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
AZRAD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Earth Magic
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After acquiring HQ~
    LOCATION: Yashna/Estlyze
  CONDITIONS: 1) you'll first meet Azrad in front of the Trade Shop in Rainwall
              2) after acquiring HQ, go to the top room on the second floor of
                 Miroon's hot spring hotel to encounter a suspicious fortune
                 teller, who'll give you a Weird Book.
              3) ignore the guy's advice and stick the book in storage. Wait
                 awhile and talk to Chack, and he'll give you the book back.
              4) take the book back to the hot springs hotel and leave it with
                 the maid there.
              5) go to Estlyze to find Azrad standing in the square next to the
                 fountain (if he's not there, ask Oboro to look for him and
                 he'll show up). When he asks if you've seen any weird books,
                 tell him yes, and take him to Yashna.
              6) you'll fight a boss battle there, after which you'll get the
                 Orb of Judgement and can ask Azrad to join. If you don't ask
                 him immediately he'll be hanging out at the Trade Shop (on
                 the docks) of Estlyze where you can ask him again.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================



-BATTLE OF RELKAR--------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the Battle of Relkar.

===============================================================================
MONSEN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support
    FUNCTION: Armor shop
BATTLE SKILL: Aegis
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Relkar
  CONDITIONS: 1) visit Monsen's shop when you first arrive in Relkar. Buy a
                 few items from him.
              2) talk to Monsen after the Battle of Relkar.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MURAAD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Medic)
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Medicine
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the Battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Relkar
  CONDITIONS: 1) Muraad will show at various towns after war events. In order,
                 this will be Rainwall and Raft Fleet. Talk to him when you see
                 him in those locations (he'll refuse to join early on, just
                 keep asking).
              2) ask him to join in Relkar after the battle
              3) if you missed talking to him in Rainwall and Raft Fleet, you
                 can still get him to join later on by talking to him in each
                 location he visits. The earliest you can get him is Relkar.
       NOTES: Muraad's support skill, Medic, heals your party about 30% after
              each combat.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
JEAN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat, Support (Rune Shop)
    FUNCTION: Rune Shop
BATTLE SKILL: Thunder Magic
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Rune shop in Relkar
  CONDITIONS: 1) meet Jean at the Rune shop in Sol Falena prior to the
                 engagement banquet at the beginning of the game. (THIS STEP
                 IS OPTIONAL)
              2) visit the Crater and talk to the guard at the entrance
              3) after the battle of Relkar, talk to Jean in the Rune shop in
                 Relkar, and agree to her request.
              4) take Jean to the dungeon at the bottom of the crater and
                 proceed to the end of the dungeon.
       NOTES: 1) you'll get some extra dialogue if you have Kyle in the party
                 when you meet Jean in Relkar, but it's not required to 
                 trigger the event.
              2) the dungeon that Jean asks you to take her to is significant
                 in that the mobs drop Drain Magic shards and there's a King's
                 Orb hidden in the final room, behind the wall of the little
                 alcove at the top of the stairs in the southwest corner.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
TAYLOR
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Scan)
    FUNCTION: Journalist
BATTLE SKILL: Rumor
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: HQ
  CONDITIONS: 1) after you meet Taylor during the events, he'll be in front of
                 the inn (the small side tower on the southwest side of the 
                 fort). Allow him to conduct his investigations.
              2) you'll find him again at the top floor near the Sealed Room.
                 Again, give him permission to investigate.
              3) finally, he'll be found in front of George's room on the
                 second floor. Ditto allowing him to investigate.
       NOTES: You can read Taylor's newspaper by talking to him. After the
              fortress expands, it'll be posted on the wall on the southeast
              side of the bottom floor of the main tower.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
NIKEA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Estlyze
  CONDITIONS: You'll find Nikea in the inn in Estlyze after the Battle of
              Relkar. Defeat her in a duel to get her to join.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
RINFA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: Minigame (cards)
BATTLE SKILL: Confuse
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Inn, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) meet Rinfa in the inn in Estlyze, and accept her challenge for
                 the card game. Whatever you do you'll lose.
              2) find Rinfa again in Yashna, and she'll return your money
              3) finally, challenge her again in the inn at Raft Fleet.
                 Regardless of whether you win she'll join, but if you lose
                 you'll have to pay 5000.
       NOTES: It's possible to advance up to step 2 as early as acquiring the
              HQ, but you can't get Rinfa until after Relkar.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
DONGO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Blacksmith)
    FUNCTION: Blacksmith
BATTLE SKILL: Shortcut
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After the battle of Relkar~
    LOCATION: Smithy, Dwarf Camp
  CONDITIONS: 1) find the Iron Hammer in Lordlake after the restoration of
                 Lordlake, give it to Dongo, and upgrade any character's 
                 weapon to level 10.
              2) Give Dongo the Silver Hammer found in a house in Sable, raise
                 any character's weapon to level 12 or above, and Dongo will
                 come with you to HQ.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================


-BANDITS IN SABLE--------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after clearing the bandit problem in Sable.

===============================================================================
FEIREN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge (2)
      LINKED: Feiron
     PRE-REQ: Roy
AVAILABILITY: After the bandits in Sable~
    LOCATION: Bandit hideout, Rambling Moutain
  CONDITIONS: 1) during the bandit sequence, if you answered "I won't do that"
                 and "Welcome" to Roy during the two choices involving Roy,
                 Feiren and Feiron join automatically with Roy.
              2) otherwise, after the events, return to the bandit hideout
                 and talk to them, and agree to help them take the stolen
                 goods back to Sable.
              3) pick up the 3 stolen good boxes and take them back to Sable
       NOTES: If you chose to defend HQ during the battle with Armess and
              didn't recruit Feiren/Feiron beforehand, they can be found in the
              graveyard of HQ after the war events, and you can convince them
              to join then.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
FEIRON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Feiren
     PRE-REQ: Roy
AVAILABILITY: After the bandits in Sable
    LOCATION: Bandit hideout, Rambling Moutain
  CONDITIONS: See FEIREN
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
NAKURA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Sagiri
     PRE-REQ: Oboro
AVAILABILITY: After the bandits in Sable~before going to Nilba
    LOCATION: Sable, upstairs in the Inn
  CONDITIONS: 1) talk to the maid in the upstairs room at the inn, and talk
                 to Nakura.
              2) leave and come back after awhile, and he'll wake up. Talk to
                 him.
              3) talk to Oboro at Raft Fleet.
              4) bring Oboro to Sable to talk to Nakura.
       NOTES: The window for getting Nakura and Sagiri is very short.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
SAGIRI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Ambush (2)
      LINKED: Nakura
     PRE-REQ: Oboro
AVAILABILITY: After the bandits in Sable~before going to Nilba
    LOCATION: Sable, upstairs in the Inn
  CONDITIONS: See NAKURA
       NOTES: Joins at the same time as Nakura.
===============================================================================


-ATTACK ON BEAVER LODGE--------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the attack on Beaver Lodge.

===============================================================================
ISABELLE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Matthias
     PRE-REQ: Azrad
AVAILABILITY: Attack on Beaver Lodge~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: 1) after clearing the bandit problem in Sable, meet Isabelle and
                 Matthias in the back streets of Estlyze, near Babbage's 
                 workshop
              2) after the attack on Beaver Lodge, you'll find Boz with
                 Lucelina at Lucelina's usual place in your HQ. Approach
                 them to get Yuram's letter
              3) follow the instructions on the letter and go to Howd with a
                 party of three or less. Persuade Isabelle to join after the
                 events there
       NOTES: The second step appears to only be available after acquiring
              Azrad, due to the event connection.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MATTHIAS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge (2)
      LINKED: Isabelle
     PRE-REQ: Azrad
AVAILABILITY: Attack on Beaver Lodge~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: See ISABELLE
       NOTES: Matthias will leave if Isabelle dies in warfare. He also comes
              equipped with a Whirlwind Rune, which is removable.
===============================================================================


-CORONATION--------------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the Coronation event and the first expansion of the
HQ.

===============================================================================
BYAKUREN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Genou
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: HQ
  CONDITIONS: After the Coronation event and the expansion of HQ,
              attempt to leave the base via the bridge to the Sindal ruins at
              the lower left, and you'll encounter and fight Byakuren. If you
              have Genou, he can persuade Byakuren to join after the combat.
              Otherwise, Byakuren will appear every time your base expands.
       NOTES: Like Genou, Byakuren is a large character and will take up two
              party slots.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
BABBAGE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Treasure Hunt)
    FUNCTION: Activates the elevator
BATTLE SKILL: Ballista (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Sorensen
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Estlyze
  CONDITIONS: 1) after recruiting Sorensen and the base expands, bring
                 Sorensen to the Gear Room at the bottom of the base.
              2) take Sorensen to the workshop in Estlyze to meet Babbage.
              3) take Babbage to the Gear Room, at which point both Sorensen
                 and Babbage will leave the party.
              4) wait awhile, return to the Gear Room and talk to Babbage.
       NOTES: Babbage has an S in the Treasure Hunt skill, making him quite
              useful as a support member.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
LUE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Babbage
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Estlyze
  CONDITIONS: 1) after recruiting Babbage, bring Sorensen to the workshop in
                 Estlyze to meet Lue
              2) agree to help her find the gear (it's by the door)
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MIROON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Bathhouse
BATTLE SKILL: Rest
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Maroon, Muroon
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Tricolor Hot Springs Bathhouse, Yashna
  CONDITIONS: 1) visit Miroon with Maroon and Muroon in the party, and agree to
                 help investigate the hot springs
              2) exit through the back door of the bathhouse to the hot springs
                 cavern, and talk to the dwarves there (note that the monsters
                 in the cavern are rather tough for this stage of the game)
              3) agree to let Miroon build a bathhouse in your fort
       NOTES: It's probably easiest to do all the Beaver recruiting in close
              sequence.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MEROON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Rest
      LINKED: Moroon
     PRE-REQ: Maroon, Muroon, Miroon
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Beaver Lodge
  CONDITIONS: 1) requires that you've met Moroon at Baska Mountain at least
                 once
              2) talk to Meroon in Beaver Lodge with Maroon, Muroon, and Miroon
                 in the party, and agree to take her to Moroon.
              3) talk to Moroon at Baska Mountain, and take him to Beaver Lodge
       NOTES: Joins with Moroon
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
MOROON
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Gnaw
      LINKED: Meroon
     PRE-REQ: Maroon, Muroon, Miroon
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Baska Mountain
  CONDITIONS: See MEROON
       NOTES: Joins with Meroon
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
RETSUO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Cook)
    FUNCTION: Cook
BATTLE SKILL: Gourmet
      LINKED: Shunmin
     PRE-REQ: Subaru
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Inn, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) talk to Retsuo and he'll mention trying to find a Spirit Fish
              2) go fishing in Subaru's minigame until you capture a Wierd 
                 Fish (Subaru will comment on it when you exit the minigame)
              3) take the Weird Fish to Retsuo
       NOTES: Joins with Shunmin
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
SHUNMIN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support (Cook)
    FUNCTION: Fish breeder
BATTLE SKILL: Gourmet
      LINKED: Retsuo
     PRE-REQ: Subaru
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Inn, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: see RETSUO
       NOTES: By giving Shunmin roe to raise, you'll increase both the items
              available on Retsuo's menu and the types of fish you can catch
              during fishing. However, if you're using fishing to raise money
              by fishing up vases, it's probably better to hold off on giving
              Shunmin the roe as it decreases the chance of getting vases.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
CHISAT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Support
    FUNCTION: Voice changer
BATTLE SKILL: Confuse
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Bernadette
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Nilba
  CONDITIONS: 1) you'll meet Chisat when you first go to Nilba. After the 
                 Coronation, return to Nilba with Bernadette, and you'll run
                 into a pirate problem.
              2) ask Chisat to help you with the problem, and you can get
                 her to join after the event.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
YARL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: Neris
     PRE-REQ: Bernadette
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Nilba
  CONDITIONS: 1) after the Coronation event, go to Nilba with Bernadette and
                 proceed to the wharf where the Rino En Kuldes was to hear
                 about the Rune Cannon.
              2) go to the inn in Nilba to meet Yarl and Neris
              3) attempt to leave Nilba by ship, at which point Yarl and Neris
                 will ask to come with. Agree to let them board.
              4) you'll automatically head towards the Ship Graveyard. Clear
                 this dungeon (there's a boss fight) and choose to destroy the
                 Rune Cannon.
              5) ask Yarl and Neris to return with you to Falena.
       NOTES: The choices during these events don't appear to make a difference
              EXCEPT for the choice of what to do with the Rune Cannon. It
              appears to be impossible to recruit Yarl & Neris if you chose
              "I want one of those" at the end of the Ship Graveyard.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
NERIS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
      LINKED: Yarl
     PRE-REQ: Bernadette
AVAILABILITY: Coronation~
    LOCATION: Nilba
  CONDITIONS: See YARL
       NOTES: Neris comes equipped with a Wildfire Rune
===============================================================================


-DORAAT------------------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the fall of Doraat. Note that you can't go out and
do recruiting until after you talk to Zerase and get the tablets following the
events at Doraat.

===============================================================================
LEVI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: Magic trainer
BATTLE SKILL: Fire Magic
      LINKED: Beggen
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: Crater
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him (may require you've met him once before)
       NOTES: 1) Levi comes equipped with a Blue Gate Rune (not removable) and 
                 Mother Earth Rune (removable), and is a high level elderly 
                 character whom you can immediately use to recruit Genou if you
                 didn't feel like leveling Azrad.
              2) Levi is the only Magic trainer who has an actual shop in the
                 fortress; Zerase and Eresh require you use their skill from
                 the party menu.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
BEGGEN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge (2)
      LINKED: Levi
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: Crater
  CONDITIONS: See LEVI
       NOTES: Beggen's Treasure Hunt skill can go up to SS rank.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
NORMA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Recovery (2)
      LINKED: Ernst
     PRE-REQ: Levi
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: Inn, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: 1) meet Norma and hear about her search for the "great wizard"
              2) talk to her with Levi in the party after you get Levi
       NOTES: Norma's Find Potch skill goes up to SS and said skill works even
              if she's in a support slot.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
ERNST
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Recovery (2)
      LINKED: Norma
     PRE-REQ: Levi
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: Inn, Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: See NORMA
       NOTES: Ernst will leave if Norma dies in warfare.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
GAVAYA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Bikki, Norma, Feiren
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: Raft Fleet
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him with the Bikki, Norma, and Feiren (participants in
              the Cute Girl combo attack) in the party.
       NOTES: I've heard that it's possible to get him with Sayalise, Jean,
              and Neris (Ladies) instead, but haven't confirmed this.
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
RAVEN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Confuse
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Oboro, Taylor, Eggbart
AVAILABILITY: Battle of Doraat~
    LOCATION: HQ
  CONDITIONS: 1) talk to the lord of Sable to hear about the stolen family
                 records
              2) talk to Oboro at base, and you'll be asked to find a family
                 record
              3) the right character for this is Eggbart. Speak to Eggbart to
                 receive the record, and return to Oboro
              4) go to the inn at your HQ and rest for the night. You'll
                 automatically wake up and proceed to capture Raven
              5) talk to Raven either in the empty room beneath the inn, or
                 the jail once your base has expanded to convince him to join.
       NOTES: Raven's Crow Rune allows him to evade all single target physical
              attacks, but only works indoors.
===============================================================================


-QUEEN'S CAMPAIGN--------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after the Queen's Campaign. You'll need to finish off the
main event sequence at HQ before you'll be allowed freedom of
movement and party organization to collect pokemon.

===============================================================================
HASWAAL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Rest
      LINKED: Isato, Ulda
     PRE-REQ: Takam
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~
    LOCATION: Lunas
  CONDITIONS: 1) bring Takam with you to the forest north of Lunas (see ZEGAI's
                 section) to get to Lunas and meet Ulda. You can talk to Isato
                 and ask him to join but he'll refuse. This step can be done
                 any time after you acquire Takam.
              2) after the Queen's campaign, return to Lunas with Takam and
                 go to Haswaal's room in the temple
              3) bring Haswaal, Isato, and Ulda out of Lunas using the hidden
                 path (you can replace Takam, since Ulda/Isato serve the same
                 function) and return to your HQ.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================

===============================================================================
ISATO
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain
      LINKED: Haswaal, Ulda
     PRE-REQ: Takam
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~
    LOCATION: Lunas
  CONDITIONS: See HASWAAL
       NOTES: -
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ULDA
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain (2)
      LINKED: Haswaal, Isato
     PRE-REQ: Takam
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~
    LOCATION: Lunas
  CONDITIONS: See HASWAAL
       NOTES: -
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ERESH
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: (Magic trainer)
BATTLE SKILL: Thunder Magic
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Jean
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~
    LOCATION: Crater
  CONDITIONS: 1) sometime after the Queen's campaign, you'll get a letter from
                 Jean in the letterbox (the thing next to your room), asking
                 if you want to return to the ruins beneath the Crater.
              2) take Jean with you to the ruins, and you'll find Eresh. Agree
                 to help her in her trial.
              3) proceed to the room where Jean removed something from the
                 sealed tomb, and descend into the dungeon. At the end, you'll
                 fight a large boss (not terribly hard, especially if you have
                 the earth spell ). Eresh joins you after the fight.
       NOTES: 1) Eresh shares the same Star as Yuram. If you get Eresh, you
                 cannot get Yuram later.
              2) Eresh is equipped with a Blue Gate Rune and an Exorcism Rune,
                 neither of which is removable.
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HAZUKI
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Charge
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Belcoot
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~
    LOCATION: Spinax Harbor
  CONDITIONS: 1) meet Hazuki at Spinax WITHOUT Belcoot in your party, and
                 answer that you know him when she asks.
              2) bring Belcoot with you to meet Hazuki.
       NOTES: -
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KATHARY
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Arrow Rain (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Lucretia
AVAILABILITY: Queen's Campaign~Assault on Stormfist
    LOCATION: Spinax Harbor
  CONDITIONS: 1) after arriving at Spinax, talk to the guy standing near the
                 southwestern Save Orb to lean about Harshbill Harbor.
              2) take the ship from Spinax into Harshbill, and talk to Kathary
                 who's standing by the gate out of the harbor.
              3) return to Spinax and find Kathary on the bridge between the
                 east and west sides of the harbor, and she'll ask you to
                 take her to see Lucretia.
              4) take Kathary to see Lucretia in the council room.
       NOTES: 1) note that if you don't go to Harshbill prior to visiting
                 Sauronix/Forest of Twilight, you won't be able to get there
                 again until after the entire mess with Armess. It's very easy
                 to miss Kathary.
              2) Kathary has the True Godspeed Rune, which allows you to dash
                 with the X button when she's in your party.
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-SAURONIX----------------------------------------------------------------------

Characters available after visiting Sauronix.

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LANIA
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        TYPE: Support
    FUNCTION: Sound effect changer
BATTLE SKILL: 
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Miakis / Laharl
AVAILABILITY: Visit to Sauronix~
    LOCATION: Sauronix
  CONDITIONS: 1) talk to her with Miakis or Laharl in the party.
              2) exit her shop and witness the dinos converge.
              3) return to the shop and ask her to join.
       NOTES: -
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KIRIE
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Fire Magic (2)
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Lorelai, Cius/Lelei
AVAILABILITY: Visit to Sauronix~
    LOCATION: Spinax Harbor
  CONDITIONS: 1) BEFORE the Queen's campaign, let Kirie out of his cell at
                 Agate prison with Cius/Lelei & Lorelai in your party.
              2) after returning HQ, you'll meet Kirie at the entrance and 
                 he'll head off somewhere.
              3) when you explore the ruins in the Forest of Twilight, with
                 Zwike and Lorelai, Kirie will show up and join if you let him
                 come with you.
              4) if you miss him here, he'll be in the final room of the Sindal
                 Ruins next to your HQ.
       NOTES: Kirie will only be in Agate prior to the Queen's campaign.
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-BATTLE AT HQ------------------------------------------------------------------

Character available after either defending or reacquiring HQ.

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HALETH
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        TYPE: Support (Bargain)
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Confuse
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: After reacquiring HQ
    LOCATION: Harshbill Harbor
  CONDITIONS: 1) after reacquiring or defending HQ vs the Armess forces and it
                 upgrades to the full-sized fort, go to the basement and you'll
                 encounter an event at the bar involving Log and some smuggled
                 wine, and he'll mention Harshbill.
              2) go to Harshbill, and check the bottom left warehouse at the
                 docks to witness Log dealing with Haleth
              3) wait awhile and return to Harshbill. When you enter the office
                 and talk to the guy who's standing where you normally find
                 Haleth, he'll tell you that Haleth's escaped.
              4) to your HQ, in fact. You'll find him in the bar of HQ, where
                 you can ask him to join.
       NOTES: -
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-ASSAULT ON STORMFIST----------------------------------------------------------

The only character that you can get after Stormfist is Yuram, and only if you
haven't gotten Eresh, since Yuram and Eresh occupy the same Star.

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YURAM BARROWS
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        TYPE: NPC
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: 
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: Assault on Stormfist~
    LOCATION: Rainwall
  CONDITIONS: Talk to him at Rainwall after the assault on Stormfist and the
              forces occupying Rainwall leave.
       NOTES: -
===============================================================================


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SECTION 5: EXTRA CHARACTERS
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Characters who're not part of the 108 Stars. The Do-re-mi sprites are bonus
characters who can't equip runes, skills, weapons, or armor other than
accessories, but gain very good defensive stats as they level. They're
recruitable via Cornelio's special rune if you have an extra slot in your
party (including inactive party members). The encounters are random across
certain areas, but if you kill it instead of capturing it it will appear again.
Note that the various colored Do-re-mi sprites around the Lordlake area are
not recruitable.

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SAYALISE
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: Wind Magic
       EVENT: Yes
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: -
AVAILABILITY: From the beginning
    LOCATION: Sol Falena
  CONDITIONS: Automatic
       NOTES: Sayalise joins from the very beginning and is in a number of
              event sequences, but you lose her after the Queen's campaign.
===============================================================================

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RE-MI-FA
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cornelio
AVAILABILITY: After recruiting Cornelio~
    LOCATION: Howd
  CONDITIONS: Use Cornelio's Rune to capture it during the initial event when
              you recruit Cornelio.
       NOTES: Is pink.
===============================================================================

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FA-SO-LA
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cornelio
AVAILABILITY: After recruiting Cornelio~
    LOCATION: Forest southeast of Rainwall
  CONDITIONS: Use Cornelio's Rune to capture it in the forest south of
              Rainwall, across the bridge.
       NOTES: The green one.
===============================================================================

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SO-LA-TI
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cornelio
AVAILABILITY: After recruiting Cornelio~
    LOCATION: Mountain path between Yashna & Beaver Lodge
  CONDITIONS: Use Cornelio's Rune to capture it.
       NOTES: Blue! Yellow- er, just blue.
===============================================================================

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MI-FA-SO
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cornelio
AVAILABILITY: After recruiting Cornelio~
    LOCATION: Forest southeast of Doraat
  CONDITIONS: Use Cornelio's Rune to capture it.
       NOTES: Yellow.
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LA-TI-DO
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        TYPE: Combat
    FUNCTION: -
BATTLE SKILL: -
      LINKED: -
     PRE-REQ: Cornelio
AVAILABILITY: After recruiting Cornelio~
    LOCATION: Forest of Twilight
  CONDITIONS: Use Cornelio's Rune to capture it.
       NOTES: White.
===============================================================================


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SECTION 6: FAQ
===============================================================================

1) What do you get for collecting all 108 stars?

The best ending(s). Whacky hijinks.

--

2) Do characters who fall in wars come back?

No, they don't. And sometimes other characters will leave. Any non-plot
character has a chance of dying in warfare if their troop is annihilated. It
doesn't appear to be possible to kill plot characters this way - they'll just
retreat from the battlefield.

--

3) Can you lose characters in other ways?

Generally speaking once a character joins they're there to stay unless
you get them killed in warfare. However, if you choose to defend your home
fort during the attack by Armess, you'll lose Roy and be unable to complete
the 108 Stars. Similarly, if you allow Belcoot/Ryhalt/Zegai etc to duel
Gilderick and lose, the character will die rather than having you Continue.

You'll also lose Sayalise to an event, but she's not one of the 108 and
there's no way around it.

-

4) Are there characters who become unavailable after the story advances to a
certain point?

Yes. Of note are Muraad, Oboro (and related characters), Nakura & Sagiri,
Takam, Kirie, Haleth, and Kathary. In particular, Nakura & Sagiri are easy to
miss because the window for recruiting them is quite short, as are Haleth
and Kathary.

-

5) A character's joined but they're not available in the roster when trying
to switch party members.

Probably because they're involved in the next major event. Characters such as
Sayalise, Kyle, Shigure & Sagiri etc are sometimes unavailable when they're
busy with plot. Roy stays unavailable for a pretty long while towards the end
of the game.

-

6) What characters are good in combat?

Depends largely on what Runes you have. A Boost/Strength/Blade Rune can make
just about anybody a decent fighter, while any magic Rune + Drain Magic will
make a decent mage.

That said, the game's built-in I Win Buttons are George, Ryhalt, and Zerase,
as they've got better stats than anybody else of their character type and
highly useful Runes to boot.

For most of the game you'll have the prince and Rion, both quite good mid-
range fighters. Once you acquire the Drain Magic Rune, put one on your mage
(Zerase, Jean, Levi etc) and one on your healer (hybrid character with good
MP progression, there's about two dozen of these, take your pick), and blast
away.

Ryhalt and George are the best frontline fighters by far, although George may
suffer in boss battles due to his low magic defense. Belcoot, Dain, Hazuki, 
or Shigure are also quite decent.

For M/L range fighters, you can usually safely equip them with a Strength
Rune as they're less likely to get attacked. Kirie, Sagiri, and Kathary are
all pretty good L range fighters.

For mages you'll probably want to find ones with at least an A in the type
of magic you want them to use, though you can boost that with accessories. L
or M range weapon and good speed a plus, but the most important thing is that
they've got the right hand Rune slot free so you can give them Drain Magic.

Healing magic in this game heals fixed amounts regardless of the caster's
magic power, so really you can use anybody with a decent amount of MP.
Ideally you want a hybrid character (Kyle, Miakis, Lorelai etc) who can
equip 3 Runes and whose damage output isn't dependent on their MP so they've
got something to do when you're not in need of healing.

If you really have problems you could always make a tank with Firefly and
Wall Runes, though I've never really found that to be necessary, especially
if you equip your frontliners with Drain Runes or the Eyeball Ring.

Really, the combat in Suikoden isn't terribly hard or complicated, and you
can just go make a party of whatever characters you happen to like.

--

7) Why are certain characters available in regiment formation and not others?

You can use most characters in warfare. However, only certain characters can
be troop leaders, while others must be support. Usually leaders can also be
support, but support characters can't be leaders. There's also a difference
between the 2nd and 3rd slots - usually completely non-combatant characters
such as the doctors, Sairou & Shinrou, Lucelina etc can only be placed into
the third slot.

Each regiment can have up to two types of skills, and order of priority is
assigned via character order in the regiment, so if all three members have
different skills you won't be able to use the third member's skills. Usually
each character has 1 use of their skill, but certain characters have 2.

As hinted in the tutorial, magic-type abilities can only be used by Rune
Archer and Rune Bowship regiments, with the sole exception being the
protagonist.

You cannot use the Do-Re-Mi sprites, Genou or Byakuren in warfare. Beaver
regiments are amphibious but fight poorly on land; in water they're strong
against everything. You can only put Beaver characters into Beaver
regiments.

Similarly, Dino regiments are strong against everything in water and count
as cavalry on land. They move faster than Beavers, but again you can only
put Dino Knights into Dino regiments.

--

8) How many endings are there?

2 good endings (require all 108 Stars), 2 normal endings (split based on how
many characters you've collected and story choices), 7 bad endings.

--

9) 7 Bad Endings?

Usually you're given the choice to Continue if your party is defeated in war
or combat. However, there are certain points where it'll just skip you to the
Bad Ending or Gameover. These points are:

>Agreeing to Salm's proposal in Rainwall
>Losing the duel vs Roy at the bandits' hideout
>Losing any of the 3 boss fights immediately after the Queen's campaign. You
 get separate Bad Endings (?) depending on which party lost.
>Losing the duel vs Gizel (just Gameover)
>Losing the duel vs Gilderick as Roy, if you chose to defend HQ

--

10) What's the clear save file?

You get bonuses for starting the game over on a game clear save. It allows you
to keep the following:

>group SP
>money
>items in inventory and storage (except for event items and the Sun gear set)
>option items such as the various frame, voice, music sets (the treasure chests
 will contain money if you already have the item)
>formation and skill manuals (ditto treasure chests turning into money)
>list of items sold in the various stores around HQ (not
including certain trade items)
>the pieces you've won in Eggbart's minigame

In addition, you retain the protagonist's name and can use George in the final
battle. Character kill counts (relevant to being able to equip certain pieces
of gear) are not retained. Note that Runes/equipment that are actually 
equipped on characters are not carried over, and neither is personal SP, so
you may want to de-equip useful items and convert all personal SP to group SP
prior to clearing the game.

Additional bonuses allow you to use Dash without Kathary in the party, from
the very beginning, and you can listen to Cornelio's music test without
collecting the Do-Re-Mi sprites.



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SECTION 7: CREDITS, THANKS, ETC
===============================================================================

-SPECIAL THANKS-

>King and the rest of the dev team at Konami. Their enthusiasm conveyed
 through the official blog convinced me to get the game and put an obscene
 number of hours into it.

>the folks over at 2-ch, without whose rumors, information, and occassional
 flamewars, the world would be a much less interesting place.

>Hiyato, for the alternate method of recruiting Feiron/Feiren