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    Suikoden V Rune Guide
    *********************
    
    By Blazefeeler
    
    Contents~
    =======
    1. Introduction
    
    -A) History
    -B) Copyrights
    
    2. Rune Guide
    
    -A) Magic Rune Orbs
    -B) Effect/Status Rune Orbs
    -C) Advanced Rune Orbs
    -D) Technique Rune Orbs
    -E) Character Specific Runes
    
    3. Credits
    
    1. Introduction
    =============
    I began writing this guide a few days after
    recieving the game, and shortly after I
    realized that there was a vast difference in
    some of the runes, including name changes, effect,
    and animations, in regards to previous games.
    Therefore I will try to give you the most
    comprehensive guide to the runes as I can
    provide from my own playing experience
    and what information I could gather from time 
    spent playing the game. If you should
    happen to find some errors or faults in the information
    please contact me via email and I will give credit 
    where due.  
    
    
    -A) History
    =========
    3-27-2006 Started work on the Rune Faqs.
    4-01-2006 Magic Orbs Entry
    4-06-2006 Status Orbs/Effects Entry
    4-24-2006 Faq nearly finished
    4-25-2006 Faq finished and pending submission
    1-24-2007 Copyrights Update
    5-05-2007 A little polish
    
    -B) Copyrights
    ===========
    This guide may not be posted in any other website other then
    Gamefaqs.com, or informational source without my approval.
    I will more then likely grant permission if you simply ask, and
    give credit where it is due. If you notice an error, or have found
    something not listed in this guide, please email me and I will
    correct the faqs and give credit where due.This guide may not be 
    sold or bartered on Ebay or any other website for sake of profit. 
    If I see my work on said site, I will report it immediately and 
    legal action will more than likely be taken against the user who 
    violated this copyright of original content. 
    
    2. Rune Guide
    ===========
    
    -A) Magic Orbs
    **************
    
    2.1 Fire Rune
    -------------
    Level 1-Flaming Arrows (100+ Damage to one Enemy)
    Level 2-Dancing Flames (200+ Damage to cluster of Foes)
    Level 3-Blazing Wall (300+ Damage to Row of Foes)
    Level 4-Explosion (700+ Damage to all Foes)
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Sol Falena
    Equipped on-Lun
    Monster Drop-Salamander, Wyvern, Prison Guard (Agate)
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.2 Lightning Rune
    ------------------
    Level 1-Thunder Runner (100+ Damage to Column of Foes)
    Level 2-Beserk Blow (300+ Damage to one Enemy)
    Level 3-Soaring Bolt (900+ Damage divided among Foes)
    Level 4-Furious Blow (1000+ Damage to column of Foes)
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Sol Falena
    Equipped on-Jeane, Lorelai
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.3 Water Rune
    --------------
    Level 1-Kindness Drops (Fully restores Hp+Status of one ally)
    Level 2-Breath of Ice (100+ Water Damage to all foes)
    Level 3-Kindness Rain (Restores 300 Hp to all allies)
    Level 4-Silent Lake (Blocks all Ally+Foe magic spells for 5 turns)
    
    Purchased-7000 Potch
    Found-Sol Falena, Lunas
    Equipped on-Kyle, Logg
    Monster Drop-Dagon(Yahr/Nelis Event), Elite Soldier
    Sold-3500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.4 Earth Rune
    --------------
    Level 1-Clay Guardian (Raises all allies PDF-MDF for 3 turns)
    Level 2-Vengeful Child (Protects one ally from one magic spell)
    Level 3-Guardian Earth (Removes all status changes from all allies)
    Level 4-Earthquake (800+ Damage to all Land-based Foes)
    
    Purchased-4000 Potch
    Found-Sol Falena, Lelcar
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Elite Soldier
    Sold-2000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.5 Wind Rune
    -------------
    Level 1-Wind of Sleep (Causes all Foes to sleep 20%)
    Level 2-Healing Wind (Fully restores HP+Status to one ally)
    Level 3-The Shredding (200+ Damage to all Foes)
    Level 4-Funeral Wind (300+ Damage or instant Death to foes 50%)
    
    Purchased-5000 Potch
    Found-Sol Falena, Lelcar
    Equipped on-Sialeeds
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-2500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.6 Rage Sword Rune
    -------------------
    Level 1-Sword of Rage (Weapon Element becomes Fire 1.1x Damage)
    Level 2-Fire Guard (Greater resistance/protection to Fire in Battle)
    Level 3-True Rage (Weapon Element becomes Fire 1.2x Damage
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Dwarf Camp
    Equipped on-Roog
    Monster Drop-Elite Soldiers(Queens Camp, Doraat)
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.7 Thunder Sword Rune
    ----------------------
    Level 1-Sword of Thunder (Weapon Element becomes Lightning 1.1x Damage)
    Level 2-Lightning Guard (Greater resistance/protection to Lightning 
    during battle)
    Level 3-True Thunder (Weapon Element becomes Lightning 1.2x Damage)
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Dwarf Camp
    Equipped on-Isabel
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.8 Flowing Sword Rune
    ----------------------
    Level 1-Sword of Flowing (Weapon Element becomes Water 1.1x Damage)
    Level 2-Water Guard (Resistance/protection from water damage in battle)
    Level 3-True Flowing (Weapon Element becomes Water 1.2x Damage)
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Dwarf Camp
    Equipped on-Rahal
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.9 Mother Earth Sword Rune
    ---------------------------
    Level 1-Sword of Earth (Weapon Element becomes Earth 1.1x Damage)
    Level 2-Earth Guard (Resistance/protection from Earth during battle)
    Level 3-True Mother (Weapon Element becomes Earth 1.2x Damage)
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Dwarf Camp
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.10 Cyclone Sword Rune
    -----------------------
    Level 1-Sword of Cyclone (Weapon Element becomes Wind 1.1x Damage)
    Level 2-Wind Guard (Resistance/protection from Wind during battles)
    Level 3-True Cyclone (Weapon Element becomes Wind 1.2x Damage)
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Dwarf Camp
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.11 Pale Gate Rune
    -------------------
    Level 1-Open Gate
    (100+ (Thrust) Damage/instant death 30% to cluster of Foes)
    Level 2-Royal Passage (350+ Lightning Damage to one Foe)
    Level 3-Pale Palace (600+ Water Damage to all Foes)
    Level 4-Empty World (900+ Dark Damage to all Foes-10% Damage to Allies)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Eresh, Levi
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-15000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.12 Resurrection Rune (Holy Element)
    -------------------------------------
    Level 1-Scolding (50+Holy Damage to one Foe)
    Level 2-Yell (Raises one ally from Unconciousness)
    Level 3-Charm Arrow (300+ Holy Damage to all Foes)
    Level 4-Scream (Restores 300HP to all Allies)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Eresh
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-12000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.13 Rune of Condemnation (Dark Element)
    ----------------------------------------
    Level 1-Black Shiver (100 +Damage to one Foe, 10+ to user)
    Level 2-Endless Ordeal (300 +Damage to one Foe, 50+ to user)
    Level 3-Inevitable Blade (300 +Damage to all Foes, 100+ to user)
    Level 4-Dark Summoning (Causes death to one Foe 80%, user 10%)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Alhazred Recruitment
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-10 Potch
    Rune Piece-No
    
    2.14 Blinking Rune
    ------------------
    Level 1-Ready! (Teleports one Foe, or Ally if it Fails)
    Level 2-Set! (200+ Damage to all Foes)
    Level 3-Go! (Teleports all Foes, or Allies if it Fails)
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Viki Recruitment
    Equipped on-Viki
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.15 Shield Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-Battle Oath (Provokes Fury on all Allies 40%)-Earth Based
    Level 2-Great Blessing (Restores 200 +HP to all Allies)-Water Based
    Level 3-BattleField ( Raises the power of all Allies Magic for 3 
    turns)-Earth Based
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-35000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Miakis
    Monster Drop-Prison Guard(Agate)
    Sold-17500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    -B) Effect/Status Rune Orbs
    ***************************
    
    2.16 Strike-Back Orb
    --------------------
    Effect-User can Counter all Physical attacks, but Evasion drops by 50%.
    Purchased-75000 Potch
    Found-Lelcar Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Skull Army (Ruins-Eresh), Pirate Captain
    Sold-37500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.17 Double-Edged Orb
    ---------------------
    Effect-Damage both dealt and recieved is double.
    Purchased-150000 Potch
    Found-Lelcar Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Bone Soldier(Ruins)
    Sold-75000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.18 Multi-Strike Orb
    ---------------------
    Effect-Can deal consecutive attacks more often, but damage recieved 
    is double.
    Purchased-300000 Potch.
    Found-Sauronix Castle Shop
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-150000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.19 Killer Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-Critical Hit odds increase by 50%, 10% Chance of Instant Kill.
    Purchased-300000 Potch
    Found-Port Spinacks Shops
    Equipped on-Georg Prime
    Monster Drop-Dilber(Boss Fight-Stormfist), Killer Bunny(Big Hole)
    Sold-150000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.20 Gale Orb
    -------------
    Effect-User always goes first in combat.
    Purchased-300000 Potch
    Found-Port Spinacks Shop
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-150000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.21 Counter Orb
    ----------------
    Effect- 1.5% chance of Thrust Back after Weapon Defense or Parry.
    Purchased-5000 Potch
    Found-
    Equipped on-
    Monster Drop-Blade Bunny, Dark Bunny, Killer Bunny
    Sold-2500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.22 Power Orb
    --------------
    Effect-Attack Power increased by 50%, Physical Defense Halved.
    Purchased-32000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-16000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.23 Magical Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-Magic increases by 50%, Magic Defense Halved.
    Purchased-22000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-11000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.24 Fire Sealing Orb
    ---------------------
    Effect-Blocks Fire Magic, lowers users Water resistance by one grade.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-4000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.25 Water Sealing Orb
    ----------------------
    Effect-Blocks Water Magic, lowers users Fire resistance by one grade.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-4000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.26 Wall Orb
    -------------
    Effect-User's Defense is doubled, but the user can only Defend in 
    Combat.
    Purchased-3500 Potch
    Found-Lordlake Treasure
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-1750 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.27 Waking Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-User begins battle asleep, gains Fury condition upon being 
    woken.
    Purchased-35000 Potch
    Found-Lelcar Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-17500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.28 Turtle Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-Blocks all negative Status Conditions/Effects.
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Baska Mine Treasure
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.29 Firefly Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-User has Bull's Eye Status(Targeted by Foes more often)
    Purchased-25000 Potch
    Found- Sol Falena (Late Game) 
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Euram Barrow(Sable events)
    Sold-12500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.30 Skunk Orb
    --------------
    Effect-User has Stench Status(Targeted by Foes less often)
    Purchased-25000 Potch
    Found-Yashuna Village Shop, Estrise
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-12500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.31 Alert Orb
    --------------
    Effect-User enters Alert Mode upon their 3rd turn in battle.
    Purchased-50000 Potch
    Found-Estrise Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Imperial Guard(Dilber's Henchmen-Crossbow User)
    Sold-25000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.32 Sunbeam Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-User recovers 1hp every 3 steps outside of battle, 15hp each 
    turn-in battle.
    Purchased-25000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-12500 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.33 Drain Orb
    --------------
    Effect-User recovers 10% of Damage Dealt as HP.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Lorelai
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-10000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.34 Equilibrium Orb
    --------------------
    Effect-Blocks the Unbalance Status for user.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-20000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.35 Magic Absorb Rune
    ----------------------
    Effect-Recover 1MP from lowest-highest for every successful physical 
    attack.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-4500 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.36 Boundary Orb
    -----------------
    Effect-Magical damage reduced by 80%, but Physical Defense goes to 0.
    Purchased-15000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-7500 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.37 Violence Orb
    -----------------
    Effect-User enters Violence state after being hit twice, users next hit 
    will 
    do 3x Damage.
    Purchased-18000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-9000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.38 Fury Orb
    -------------
    Effect-User enters Fury state during combat (50% more damage but 
    accuracy 
    reduced)
    Purchased-300000 Potch
    Found-Nirva Islands Shop
    Equipped on-Nakula
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-150000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.39 Boost Orb
    --------------
    Effect-User's Stats boost for 3 turns, then HP is reduced to 1.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-5000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.40 Crazed Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-User enters Beserk status during battle, 2x Damage but 
    uncontrollable.
    Purchased-5000
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Assassin (Beaver Lodge, Dwarf Camp, Gordius Event), Raging 
    Assassin
    Sold-2500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.41 Knight Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-User will automatically defend allies with 1/5 or less max HP.
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Galleon
    Monster Drop-Elite Soldier(Doraat), Godwin Soldiers(Lelcar-Sol Falena)
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No
    
    2.42 Phero Orb
    --------------
    Effect-Opposite sex character will defend the user, 50% chance.
    Purchased-50000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-25000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.43 Fortune Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-All party members recieve double Experience.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-10000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.44 Prosperity Orb
    -------------------
    Effect-Gain double the potch after battle.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-85000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.45 Champion's Orb
    -------------------
    Effect-Enemies who are lower level then user, will not attack.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Big Hole Ruins (Jeane Recruitment)
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-8000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.46 Great Firefly Orb
    ----------------------
    Effect-User will encounter foes twice as often, encounter rate 2x.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-6000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.47 Steel Orb
    --------------
    Effect-Physical Damage reduced by 80%, Magical Defense reduced to 0.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-15000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes.
    
    2.48 Silence Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-Silence effect added to attacks. (30%).
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Western Woods, Estrise Treasure
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-2500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.49 Poison Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-Poison effect added to attacks. (30%).
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Large Spider
    Sold-2500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.50 Venom Orb
    --------------
    Effect-Venom effect (Double Poison-30%) added to attacks. 
    May poison User-20%.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Huge Legs(Boss Version), Tarantula(Boss Version)
    Sold-2500 Potch.
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.51 Sleep Orb
    --------------
    Effect-Sleep effect added for attacks. (30%).
    Purchased-6000 Potch
    Found-Stormfist Treasure
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Banshee, Siren, Siren(Boss Version)
    Sold-3000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.52 Hunter Orb
    ---------------
    Effect-Attack deals 1 damage and accuracy is reduced to 5%. If 
    successful, enemy will drop a rare item.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Ashtwal Mountains
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-18000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    -C) Advanced Rune Orbs
    **********************
    Advanced Rune's can be used in combination with
    each other in Suikoden V. Meaning, if you have one ally,
    such as Jeane, and the Prince (Hero V), both equipped
    with Advanced Orbs, you can have them unite on all
    4 Levels of the two Advanced Rune's.  You can also use Unite
    Magic by having several mage-type characters with
    Advanced Rune's in the party, such as Hero V, and Jeane.
    As long as both people have the same Level Spell option open,
    and an un-used spell available you can use a stronger, Unite
    attack spell. Following the Advanced Rune section I have
    included all of the Unite's and their description.
    
    2.53 Rage Rune
    ------------------------
    Level 1-Dancing Flames (200+ Damage to cluster of Foes)
    Level 2-Blazing Wall (300+ Damage to row of Foes)
    Level 3-Explosion (700+ Damage to all Foes)
    Level 4-Final Flame (1200+ Damage to all Foes)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Killey, Nelis
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-6000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.54 Thunder Rune
    ------------------------
    Level 1-Beserk Blow (300+ Damage to one enemy)
    Level 2-Soaring Bolt (900+ Damage divided among Foes)
    Level 3-Furious Blow (1000+ Damage to column of enemies)
    Level 4-Thunder Storm (1100 damage to all enemies)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-6000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.55 Flowing Rune
    -----------------
    Level 1-Breath of Ice (100+ Damage to all Foes)
    Level 2-Kindness Rain (Restores 300Hp to all Allies)
    Level 3-Silent Lake (Blocks Ally/Foe magic for 5 turns)
    Level 4-Mother Ocean (Restores one ally to perfect health)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Bernadette
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-7000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.56 Mother Earth Rune
    ----------------------
    Level 1-Vengeful Child (Protects one Ally from one spell)
    Level 2-Guardian Earth (Removes status changes from all Allies)
    Level 3-Earthquake (800+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes)
    Level 4-Canopy Defense (Protects all Allies from one Spell)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Levi Recruitment
    Equipped on-Levi, Sharmista
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-4000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    2.57 Cyclone Rune
    -----------------
    Level 1-Healing Wind (Fully restores HP+Status of one Ally)
    Level 2-The Shredding (200+ Damage to all Foes)
    Level 3-Funeral Wind (300+ Damage or instant death 50%, all Foes)
    Level 4-Shining Wind (500+ Damage to all Foes, 300HP Recovery 
    all-Allies)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Mathias,
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-5000 Potch
    Rune Piece-Yes
    
    Unite Magic of Advanced Runes
    *****************************
    Scorched Earth (Mother Earth-Rage Rune's)
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-300+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
    Level 2-500+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
    Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
    
    Flame Array (Rage and Thunder Rune's)
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.
    
    Thunder God (Thunder and Flowing Rune's)
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.
    
    Water Dragon (Flowing and Cyclone Rune's)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.
    
    Fierce Wind Fang (Cyclone and Mother Earth Rune's)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
    Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.
    
    Creation (Dawn and Twilight Rune's)
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Level 1-500+ Damage to all Foes, slightly heals all Allies.
    Level 2-750+ Damage to all Foes, moderately heals all Allies.
    Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes, greatly heals all Allies.
    Level 4-1500+Damage to all Foes, fully heals all Allies.
    
    -D) Technique Rune Orbs
    ***********************
    
    2.58 Howling Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-Gives Ally monster the Fury Status.
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Byakuren Events
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Byakuren Events
    Sold-5000 Potch.
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.59 Viper Orb
    --------------
    Effect-A successful hit will kill Foe, but Accuracy is lowered to 1/3.
    Purchased-10000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Alenia(Boss Fight)
    Sold-5000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.60 Titan Orb
    --------------
    Effect-For 2-Handed Sword Users, deals 1.5x Damage, 
    then seals Rune abilities.
    Purchased-12000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Dinn
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-6000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.61 Unicorn Orb
    ----------------
    Effect-Spear Users, Deals .8x damage to a column of Foes, 
    then user is unbalanced.
    Purchased-12000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Nifsara
    Monster Drop-Hellsteed (Ruins Area Boss), Unicorn Zombie
    Sold-6000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.62 Minotaur Orb
    -----------------
    Effect-For Axes, Deals .6x damage to cluster of Foes, 
    then seals rune abilities.
    Purchased-15000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-Gavaya
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-7500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.63 Lion Orb
    -------------
    Effect-For Hand User's, Deals 1.5x damage, then lowers 
    Magic/M.Defense.
    Purchased-20000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Zahak(Queens Camp)
    Sold-10000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.64 Kite Orb
    -------------
    Effect-For Throwing User's, Deals .5x damage to all foes, 
    then user is Unbalanced.
    Purchased-16000 Potch
    Found-Rainwall Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-Bandit(Crossbow Female-Ranro)
    Sold-8000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.65 Great Hawk Orb
    -------------------
    Effect-For Bows, Deals .5x damage to all foes, then user is Unbalanced.
    Purchased-15000 Potch
    Found-Rainwall Shops
    Equipped on-Isato, Urda
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-7500 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.66 Pixie Orb
    --------------
    Effect-For Scepter User's, 2x damage then user is Unbalanced.
    Purchased-18000 Potch
    Found-N/A
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-9000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    2.67 Ogre Orb
    -------------
    Effect-For Clubs, Deals .6x damage to front row Foes, 
    then user is Unbalanced.
    Purchased-20000 Potch
    Found-Rainwall Shops
    Equipped on-N/A
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-10000 Potch
    Rune Piece-No.
    
    -E) Character Specific Runes
    ****************************
    These are Runes that come with several of
    your main characters and with many of your
    recruits. Obviously, since these are character
    specific, they are unique to that character.
    These Runes will not be able to be removed,
    nor swapped between characters. Most of them
    are usually powerful, and sometimes only usable
    once per battle.
    
    2.68 Dawn Rune
    --------------
    Level 1-Time of Awakening (Removes all status changes from all Allies)
    Level 2-First Ray (400+ Damage to column of Foes)
    Level 3-Light of Day (Restores one ally to perfect Health/Status)
    Level 4-Crimson Sky (1200+ Damage to all Foes)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-RainWall event
    Equipped on-Prince
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Sun
    Notes: A Rune that is unlocked during the course of the game. Very good 
    Rune for the entire game, especially when coupled with a good attack Rune, 
    such as the Killer Orb. A strong magical orb is what I usually end 
    up rounding out the Prince with, usually Rage. 
    
    2.69 Twilight Rune
    --------------------------
    Level 1-Evening Dusk (Causes all enemies to Sleep 20%)
    Level 2-Setting Sun (300+ Damage or Instant Death to one Foe 70%)
    Level 3-Silent Afterglow (600+ Damage to row of Foes)
    Level 4-Vermillion Sky (1300+ Damage to all enemies)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Sol Falena Events-Endgame
    Equipped on-Lyon
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Sun
    Notes: A powerful Rune that you obtain late in the game. When coupled 
    with the Prince's Dawn Rune, it becomes even more spectacular. You will 
    have an opportunity to see this rune in action several times before 
    being able to acquire it, however.
    
    2.70 Star Rune
    --------------
    Level 1-Twinkling Star (300+ Damage to one enemy)
    Level 2-Starry Stillness (Causes Sleep 20%/Silence 30% to all Foes)
    Level 3-Comet (800+ Damage to a column of Foes)
    Level 4-Meteor Shower (1000+ Damage to all Foes)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Zerase Recruitment
    Equipped on-Zerase
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Star
    Notes: Very powerful Rune here. Good for both War battles, and 
    active party battle or combat. Zerase has the sharpest tongue, 
    and a bit of a dark attitude about most things, so all in all the 
    Rune seems to fit her very well.
    
    2.71 DoReMi Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-Fugue (Recruits a DoReMi Elf Encountered as a Foe)
    Level 2-Serenade (Sleep 20% to all Foes, need 2 DoReMi Elves)
    Level 3-March 
    (Fury and Alert Status 50% to all Allies, need 3 DoReMi Elves)
    Level 4-Concerto (1500 Damage to all Foes, need 4 DoReMi Elves)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Cornelio Recruitment
    Equipped on-Cornelio
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Sound
    Notes: People don't give this rune much credit in the game, nor its 
    bearer Cornelio. However, with the proper leveling, and a little talent, 
    you can easily take down your enemies with this Rune looking all cute
    and adorable as you do. 
    
    2.72 Beast Rune
    ---------------
    Level 1-Transformation (Leopard-Human form-Once per battle)
    Level 2-Resounding Roar (Unbalances all Foes-Only in Human Form)
    Level 3-Ripping Claws (700+ Damage to row of Foes-Only in Human Form)
    Level 4-Devouring Jaws (Kill 1 Foe, recover all HP-Only in Human Form)
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Ernst Recruitment
    Equipped on-Ernst
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Sound/Slice/Thrust, Level-2-3-4
    Notes: Ernst is a powerhouse with this Rune. His Level 4 Spell is 
    godly, giving him a 100% kill rate, with a full recovery at the same 
    time. His Resounding Roar attack tends to work on almost every Foe, 
    including bosses, making him even more attractive to use.
    
    2.73 Falcon Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-Falcon Rune (3x Damage with decreased Accuracy after use)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Belcoot Recruitment
    Equipped on-Belcoot
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Slice
    Notes: Not as useful as it once was in Suikoden' past, but still 
    devastating. The multi-hit attack is now compressed into one blow, with 
    3x damage. It also, unfortunately alters Belcoot's accuracy for the next 
    turn, making him a bit more vulnerable.
    
    2.74 Godspeed Rune
    ------------------
    Level 1-(2x normal field movement speed, 100% escape rate in combat)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Cathari Recruitment
    Equipped on-Cathari
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Unknown?
    Notes:The Godspeed Rune beckons back to the beginning of the Suikoden 
    Video game series. Much like the Soul-Eater, it holds a place in the 
    memoray of fans and is simply put, a Speed Rune. Cathari has abnormally 
    high speed, and when placed in your party, gives you the ability to 
    dash at high speeds when traveling. (Triangle Button) 
    
    2.75 Parent/Turtle Rune
    -----------------------
    Level 1-(Prevents 50% of all Allies status changes)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Genoh Recruitment
    Equipped on-Genoh
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Physical/Unknown?
    Notes:A handy Rune if you like using the two monster type 
    characters in your party often. 
    
    2.76 Sickle Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-(1x damage in a line from user)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Hazuki Recruitment
    Equipped on-Hazuki
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Slice
    Notes:A very, VERY handy rune to have. This will let Hazuki attack 
    those Foes in the back of the rows and column and deal damage to all of 
    those foes who happen to stand in front of it.
    
    2.77 Charm Rune
    ---------------
    Level 1-(Foes that attack Jeane, get Charmed 50%-attack other enemies)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Jeane Recruitment
    Equipped on-Jeane
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes:This Rune is another rune that has been around the Suikoverse for 
    ages. The Charm Rune simply diverts attacks away from Jeane and back 
    towards another foe. There has been some speculation as to whether she 
    needs such a rune or not, considering prowess in other certain *ahem*
    shall we say, areas of expertise. 
    
    2.78 Red Rose Rune
    ------------------
    Level 1-(2x Damage to a single Foe, makes other party members hostile)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Josephine Recruitment
    Equipped on-Josephine
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-
    Notes: The Red Rose Rune is a rune that is usually associated with a 
    fopish like character who dresses formally, and does a love/love type of 
    attack. Such as Reinbach, Simone, or Vincent. Use the rune once for 
    yourself and you will understand. You have to be a ham of sorts to use 
    this rune. It is an effective one, but hard to justify at times as 
    Josephine can't inflict much physical damage on her own to 
    begin with. 
    
    2.79 Mischief Rune
    ------------------
    Level 1-(From 0.2-1x damage to all Foes)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Lu Recruitment
    Equipped on-Lu
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes: The mischief Rune is fun in itself to use, but you may want to think
    of this rune as something that would compare to the Great Hawk, or Kite 
    Rune, only with less/more damage. It varies, but on higher levels, Lu can 
    usually do more raw damage without using this rune. 
    
    2.80 Boar Rune
    --------------
    Level 1-(3x Damage to one Foe, decreased accuracy afterwards)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Nikea Recruitment
    Equipped on-Nikea
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Fists/Knuckles/Punch
    Notes: A handy rune which is almost identical for all practical 
    purposes to Belcoots' Falcon Rune. Nikea for me, can again, 
    cause more damage with regular attacks than by using the rune
    but if you are looking for a sure hit, this is the one. 
    
    2.81 Raven Rune
    ---------------
    Level 1-(100% evasion of direct attacks against user)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Raven Recruitment
    Equipped on-Raven
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes: This is one of my favorite Runes. Raven has an already high 
    evasion and agility rating, and when you couple this rune with say, 
    a firefly rune....watch out. Not only will all of the Foes attack Raven, 
    they will usually all miss, and he will counter with his own attacks 
    more often then not. A+ Rune in my book. 
    
    2.82 Swallow Rune
    -----------------
    Level 1-(20% instant death to Foe, or 2x Damage)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Richard Recruitment
    Equipped on-Richard
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes: Richard is another one of my favorites. 
    This rune only compliments his total package as a 
    physical powerhouse. On higher levels, 60+ it will often
    act much like a killer rune, and simply outright kill the 
    foe where it stands. A+ for the Swallow Rune. 
    
    2.83 Shrike Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-(2x Damage to one Foe)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Sagiri Recruitment
    Equipped on-Sagiri
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes: Sagiri is a monster of a long-range attacker. 
    This rune was more useful to me after just getting here, rather
    then later on as she was later using 4-5 multiple attacks. 
    
    2.84 Fierce Tiger Rune
    ----------------------
    Level 1-(2x damage to one Foe)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Shoon Recruitment
    Equipped on-Shoon
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Fists/Knuckles/Punch
    Notes: Shoon is one of my favorite characters. It's too bad
    you end up getting him so late in the game. This rune is 
    another one that is just a 100% attack, for 2x damage of 
    a normal blow. Not too shabby. 
    
    2.85 Gadget Rune
    ----------------
    Level 1-(0.4 Damage to all Foes)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Sorenson Recruitment
    Equipped on-Sorenson
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-N/A
    Notes: This rune may not look to thrilling, but when used
    properly it can lay out some decent damage to all Foes. 
    Sorenson for some reason reminds me of Tuta though...
    and for that reason I rarely take him out to party. 
    
    2.86 Angry Dragon Rune
    -----------------------
    Level 1-(2x Damage to one Foe)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Yahr Recruitment
    Equipped on-Yahr
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Slice
    Notes: Yahr gets props just because he has the wicked dual sword
    thing going for him. Nah, seriously an under-rated character. 
    This is another 2x damage rune which is handy to have once in 
    awhile with your crew.
    
    2.87 Wrath Rune
    ---------------
    Level 1-(Recovers 50% of lost HP, causes Fury Status)
    Level 2-N/A
    Level 3-N/A
    Level 4-N/A
    
    Purchased-N/A
    Found-Zegai Recruitment
    Equipped on-Zegai
    Monster Drop-N/A
    Sold-N/A
    Rune Piece-No.
    Element-Slash/Pierce
    Notes: Zegai! One of, if not the best spear users in the game. 
    This rune is a monster also, as it will heal Zegai and then also
    give him more attack power for follow-up blows. A+ Rune. 
    
    3. Credits
    ===========
    -Credits-
    
    -Thanks to Konami, for yet another excellent addition to the 
    Suikoden Series. 
    
    -Thanks to Gamefaqs and CJayC for providing posting of this
     faqs and the boards at Gamefaqs. 
    (my home away from home)
    
    -BradyGame Guides and Official Strategy Guides
    
    -All of the posters at Gamefaqs, for which this guide is
     intended to help. 
    
    -Thanks to my family for being so patient with me, 
    and my hobbies. 
    
    -My email should you wish to contact me about this 
    guide, is kooptsk@hotmail.com
    

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