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2 Operating the Controller 8 108 Companions
3 Background 8 Headquarters
4 Map of the Scarlet Moon 10 Fighting
5 Starting the Game 11 Abnormalities in Character's
5 Beginning a New Game 12 Major Battles
5 Continuing a Game 12 Healing Items
5 Saving 13 Attribute Related Rune Pieces
6 The Game Screen 14 List of Runes
6 Normal Commands 15 Other Items of Interest
6 Item 16 Introduction to the
Liberation Army
6 Strength 18 List of the 108 Stars of
7 Rune
7 Formation
8 Equipment
8 Setup



Operating the Controller





Once there was a hero named Barbarossa - "the Golden Emporer" - hero of
the Scarlet Mooon Empire. But the sun is now setting on that Empire.

The day is silently drawing near. The 108 Stars of Destiny are gathering.

The son of distinguished soldier Teo McDohl, one of the five Imperial
Generalss, lives without want for anything, surrounded by his attendant
Gremio, his father's servants Cleo and Pahn, and his best friend Ted.

One day, Teo makes a trip to the north to protect his Empire. It is then
that the boy realises his place in the Empire and sees the world with his
own eyes for the first time. A world filled with resentment toward the
Empire awaits...



Map of the Scarlet Moon Empire

The Scarlet Moon Empire holds sway over the tract of land surrounding Toran
Lake. At the mouth of the river, where the waters from Toran Lake flow out
into the ocean, lies the seat of the Empire, Gregminster. Lenankamp, the
town of trade, is located south of Gregminster, while Mt. Seifu rises up in
the east. Protecting the area around the Empire's seat are the water
fortress Shasarazade and the fortress Kwaba. In the south of the Empire
sprawls the Great Forest. Inn the west are the Warriors' Village and
Lorimar, and the Dragon's Den and Dragon Knights' land. The border of the
great wasteland to tthe North is the front-line to the Joston
Confederation, a bitter enemy of the Empire.




Starting the Game

We can't recommend highly enough that you use a memory cardTM (sold
seperately) to save your game(s) in progress. This enables you to take
breaks, and -more importantly- resume a game from a previous point if you
make an unwise decision in the game.

• Insert a memory card into your PlayStation machine. (Warning: if the
memory card is not inserted properly, a message telling you there is no
memory card will appear on the screen. You can still play the game without
a memory card, but the game cannot be saved.)

• From the Title Screen, press the Start Button to get the Start Screen.

• Make sure there are enough free blocks on your Memory card before
commencing play.

• Insert a memory card into one of your Playstation's slots.

Beginning a New Game

When beginning a new game select New Game from the menu, and you will be
asked to enter the name of the game's hero. This is the character you play
throughout the story - your alter ego, if you will.

• Highlight the desired character with the Directional Buttons and enter it
with the X Button (or L2 Button). If you make a mistake, you can cancel
your entry with the O Button (or L1 Button).

• Once you are finished entering your name, the computer will ask you if
the entry is OK. Choose Yes to start the game or No to return to the Name
Entry Screen.

Continuing a Game

With Suikoden, you can save as many as seven games on one memory card. If
you want to continue a saved game, choose Continue Game from the Start
If there is saved data on the card, a screen will be displayed. Highlight
the game you wish to continue and select it with the X Button.


Games can only be saved at inns or other specified places in the scenario.
Look for a blue sphere on a pedestal during the game. Stand before it and
press the X Button to initialise the game save function.
Please note: the game will only recognise a memory card inserted into
memory card slot 1. You can reset the game at any time by pressing L1, R1,
Start button and Select button and hold them for two seconds.



The Game Screen

Normal Commands

Pressing the [Image] Button in the
Map Movement Screen will bring up the
Command Window. In this game,
commands are divided between normal
commands that can be executed in the
Map Movement Screen and commands that
you can execute when fighting or
during battles. Here we will only
describe the normal commands. There
are six types of normal commands:
Item, Strength, Rune, Formation,
Equipment and Setup.

1. Item

With this command, you can choose to
Use, Hand Over (to another player),
or Give Up (drop) an item.
Note: Some items cannot be given up.

2. Strength

This command allows you to view the
status of each character, his/her
weapon, and any runes attached to the
character or weapon.
• EXP (experience points): Accumulate 1000 to move up to the next
• ATK (attack): The character's attacking power.
• ARM (armor): Defense rating based upon armor, shields, and other
protective gear.
• PWR (power): A higher value increases the damage a character
inflicts on an opponent.
• SKL (skill): The character's ability to attack successfully and
to evade an opponent's attack.
• DEF (defense): Higher values make it difficult for an enemy to
inflict damage.
• SPD (speed): Affects the order of attack. Faster characters
attack quicker.
• MGC (magic): Magic ability; affects the frequence of attacks and
the amount of damage inflicted.
• LUK (luck): With a lot of luck, a character can easily dodge an
enemy and occasionally strike a crushing blow.



3. Rune

The Rune command is used to cast magic spells. First, select a character
with magic ability. The available Runes will be displayed. Highlight the
Rune you wish to use and select it with the X Button. Certain Runes - such
as the Fire and Water Runes - can be used after they have been lodged in
the character's body.

There are four levels of magic
spells, each requiring a different
amount of Magic Points. The highest
level that can be used by a character
will be decided by that character's
magic ability. Character's with low
magic ability can only cast low-level
spells, until their magic ability
increases. After using a magic spell
once, the number of points required
for that spell will be subtracter
from the characters total Magic
Points. When a character's Magic
Point total reaches zero, that
character cannot cast any more
spells. Magic Points can be restored
by resting at inns.

Note: By taking a Crystal to a Rune Master, characters can have the Master
embed the spell of a Rune in their body. A character cannot cast a spell
without the Rune and without taking its spell into his or her body.
Crystals can be obtained in fights with monsters or can be found in
treasure chests.

4. Formation

Here you can change the positioning of
characters in battle between front guard and
read guard. Choose positions for your
characters carefully, as the formation will
place limits on your attacking methods as
well as your enemy's.
Note: There are (S)hort-, (M)edium-, and
(L)ong-range weapons.
Short-range weapons can only be used in the
front guard.
Medium-range weapons can be used in either
position, but can only reach the enemy's
front guard.
Long-range weapons can be used in either
position and can reach the enemy's front and
rear guards.



5. Equipment

Here you can equip your characters with armor, shields and other protective
gear. First select the character who will use the item, then select the
item to be equipprf. Only equipment that can be worn by the selected
character will be displayed.
Note: Some characters may be using items that cannot be changed.

6. Setup

This command allow you to change various settings, such as message speed
and sound options.

In Suikoden, you can acquire up to 108 companions. As the game
progresses, you will meet a great variety of characters. Some of them
will join your party and others may not because certain condtions have
not yet been fulfilled. Each character has its own special ability and
distinguishing characteristic. It is to your advantage to increase the
number of your companions for strength in battle and for protecting your


The headquarters system

Early in the scenario, the hero will take control of a castle to use as
headquarters for the Liberation Army. Upon taking the castle, he will be
able to assemble a party from the charactershe has recruited on his
journey. However, only six characters can be in a party at one time. The
remaining companions must wait in readiness at the castle. The characters
left in the castle all have duties for helping to develop the castle. If
you acquire Rock the storage guard, for example, he will build you a
storage area in which to keep your items and other valuables. By increasing
the number of companions, your castle will grow larger as each character
lends his or her services to you.

The main functions of the castle

Return Spell: If you acquire a character that can use the Return Spell, you
can return to the castle from anywhere in the Empire with a Blinking

Teleport: Using the Blinking Mirror, you can teleport to any village or
castle that you have visited before.



Exchanging Members: You can exchange members if you talk to Sanchez or

Wars: Check with your military advisor and strategist often to stay abreast
of current events.

Other shops to visit

Stop at inns to restore your members' hit points and
magic points, or to save the game.
You can buy and sell magical items, potions and
You can buy and sell armor and items at their
respective shops.
[Image]The Rune Masters
To gain special abilities and magic spells, a character
must have a rune attached to his/her body. The Rune
Master will do this for you, but you must take him a
[Image]The Smiths
Increase the level of your weapons at a smith's shop.
The smiths have different ranks, though, and the amount
you enhance your weapon is limited by the smith's rank.
You can also give your weapons special powers using
Rune Pieces, which some smith's will attach for you.
The Appraisers
Occasionally you will obtain an ancient artifact after
winning a battle. Take these unknown items to an
Appraiser to have them identified.




If you encounter an enemy in the Map Movement Screen, the display will
change to a fight scene.

Entering commands in a fight scene

Selecting this command brings up a menu
display of five fighting strategies: Attack,
Defend, Rune, Item and Unite.

Attack: Attack with a weapon
Defend: Take a defensive stance
Rune: Cast a spell
Item: Use the selected item
Unite: Attack in combinations

Let's Go
Select this when you want to flee from the enemy without fighting. However,
you will not always be allowed to run away.

Sometimes you can avoid a fight by bribing the enemy with money. The enemy
may not let you get away if the amount is too low.

Free Will
Fighting runs automatically, with all players attacking with their weapons.

During battle, both you and your enemy assume formations in which members
are either in the front guard or rear guard.

Front guard: Characters can use any style of attack, including direct
attack. The disadvantage is that they are vunerable to more damage.
Rear guard: Chatacters can only attack with magic or medium- to long-range
weapons. They cannot be engaged in hand-to-hand combat by the opponennt. If
a player in the front guard becomes unable to fight, a player behind him
becomes part of the front guard.



This selection will allow you to fight in combination with other players.
Specific combinations of two or more characters can have spectacular


• Gremio and Pahn together will inflict 1.5 times the
damage on an enemy.
• Tai Ho and Yam Koo will inflict twice the damage on an
enemy, but will not be able to move the next turn.
• Anji, Kanak, and Leonardo will inflict twice the amount
of damage when lined up together directly in front of an

There are many other effective combinations, but you must experiment
uniting different members of your party.

Abnormalities in a Character's Status

Characters may be inflicted with various troubles during a fight. Most of
these go away automatically after the fight is over, but some do not. It is
wise to keep an eye on each character's status.

Status Condition Cure

Poison Hit points decrease when the Antitoxin; cure spell; moving
character moves limited intervals at a time
Paralysis Can do nothing during the Cure spell; cure
battle automatically at the end of
the fight
Silence Cannot cast spells During battle: Mother Ocean
or Yell spells
Bucket Success in direct attacks is OK on the next turn
cut in half
Balloons A balloon is attached to the Cure spell; needle
character's head. Three
balloons will cause the
character to float up and off
the screen.
Unbalanced Cannot move for one turn
Unable to Can do nothing during the After battle: Medicine or
fight battle Cure spells



Major Battles

Once you have progressed a certain amount into the story, you will begin to
face major battles. In accordance with your progress in the scenario, the
battles will suddenly break out when you begin talking to your strategist

Fighting major battles
Battles between the Liberation Army and the Imperial Army unfold like a
card game.
When a battle breaks out, all of the companions you have collected so far
are seperated into established groups (as many as three in a group) and
displayed on the screen.
You select a group with which to attack. After a group has attacked once,
it cannot be used again for the remainder of the battle. Next, the Imperial
Army's choice of attack method is displayed, followed by the results of the
This pattern is repeated until the troop strength of one side reaches zero.
If the Imperial Army's troop strength reaches zero first, the Liberation
Army wins. However, if the Liberation Army's troop strength drops to zero,
you lose the battle and must start over from the last point at which you
saved the game.
It is advantageous to have many companions for major battles. Thus, if you
lose a battle, try increasing the number of your companions before trying

Battle groups
In a major battle, the 108 companion
characters are divided up into
prearranged groups for fighting. Each
group consists of three characters:
one commanded and two that are second
in command. Some groups may be
missing characters who have not yet
joined the party. In this case, the
fighting strength of the group will
be lower.



Healing Items

You can find these items, win them in battle, or buy them at Hardware

Item Effect
Medicine ..... Restores 100
Mega ..... Restores 500
Medicine HP
Antitoxin ..... Counteracts
Needl ..... Removes

Attribute Related Rune Pieces

Sometimes, you will come across these rune pieces which will come across
these rune pieces which will help improve a characters attributes. Select
the item, then use it on a character of your choosing.

Power Rune Piece: Increases a character's strength.
Skill Rune Piece: Increases a character's skill.
Defense Rune Piece: Increases a character's defending ability.
Magic Rune Piece: Increases a character's magic ability.
Speed Rune Piece: Increases a character's speed.
Fortune Rune Piece: Increases character's luck.

Attacking methods
The following are the various methods of attack available, each with their
specail characteristics and temperament.

Charging attack
Good against arrow attacks. Weak against magic.

Bow and arrow attack
Strong against magic attacks. Weak against charges.

Magic attack
Strong against charging attacks. Weak against arrow attacks.


Strategist: Increase the strength of charging attacks over several
Ninja: Learn the opponents next strategy.
Dragon Knight: Attack with a dragon. Weak against arrow attacks.
Merchant: Bribe the enemy to change sides. Sometimes fails.
Thief: Learn the opponent's next strategy. Sometimes fails.



List of Runes

[Image] [Image]Water [Image] Counter
Rune Rune
Gives its Doubles
owner the your
ability ability to
to use deliver an
water effective
spells, counter
which are blow.
spells. [Image]
Soul Eater Fire Rune Earth Rune
One of the 27 Gives its Gives its
Runes of Rune of owner the owner the
Truth. Central the Gate ability to ability to
to the story. One of use fire use earth
Often called the 27 spells, spells,
the Curse Rune Runes of which are which
that governs [Image]Truth. mostly [Image] consist
like death. Said to attacking mostly of
have the spells. spells
power to having
link special
worlds. effects.

[Image] Killer Rune [Image] Wind Rune
Doubles your Spark Rune Gives its
effectiveness When one owner the
in delivering a character ability to
critical blow. is equipped use wind
[Image] with this spells,
Rune, all
other consisting
characters of both
can use its spells of
power. attacking
and curing.


Dragon Rune

Dragon Rune

One of the

One of the

27 Runes of

27 Runes of

Truth. This

Truth. This

Phero Rune
Makes a
character of
dragons to
[Image]the opposite
exist in
sex protect
this world.
you from
in the

in the



of the

of the



[Image] [Image] [Image]
Boar Rune Fortune Rune Shrike
Owned by Pahn. Doubles your Rune
Knocks the experience Owned by
enemy points. Kasumi.
senseless Produces
Gives its
causing twice special
owner the
the amount of attacks.
ability to
damage, but
makes you [Image]
on your next
which cause


damage to
the enemy.
[Image] Hate Rune
In Ronnie
Fires a
Turtle Rune
Protects you
from all status



[Image] [Image]Holy Rune [Image]Double-strike [Image]Clone Rune
Allows you to Rune Allows
runs quickly Delivers two your
over terrain. blows at one character
time in to attack
hand-to-hand leaving a
combat. cloned
Hazy Rune Falcon
Cuts a Sunbeam Rune Rune
monsters Restores your Owned by
successfully hit points Valeria.
attacking [Image]little by Rains
effectiveness little as you punishing
in half. walk. blows on
the enemy. [Image]
[Image] Champion's
Keeps weaker
hiding in the
[Image] shadow's.
Prosperity Resurrection
Rune Rune
Allows you to Gives its
recieve double owner the
the amount of ability to
gold when cast
slaying a resurrection [Image]
monster. spells.
Contains cure [Image] Crystals
and attacking House
spells, and Runes
can be used
to heal a
unable to

Other Items of Interest

Dragon Seal Incense: Restores some of the HP of all characters when used in
Blinking Mirror: Returns the party to Liberation Army Headquarters. (Can
only be used on the map movement screen.)
Suiko Map: Allows you to view the entire map.
Sacrificial Buddha: Automatically restores the HP of the character who
possesses it, should the character be incapacitated in battle.
Escape Talisman: Removes the party from a dungeon.



Introduction to the Liberation Army

Hero (You Select the name!) Flik (25 years old)
Son of Teo McDohl, one of One of the earliest members
five Imperial Generals, and of the Liberation Army.
hero of the game. Odessa's boyfriend. Popularly
called Blue Thunder.
Ted (? years old) Humphrey (32 years old)
Best friend of the hero. A Formerly a commanding officer
child orphaned by the war, he of the Imperial Army in
was taken in by Teo. charge of 100 soldiers. One
of the first to join the
Liberation Army. His nickname
is Long Sword Humphrey.
Gremio (27 years old) Varkas (34 years old)
A childhood friend of the A leader of the bandits holed
hero, whom he is always up on Mt. Seifu. Curiously he
worrying about. gets along well with Sydonia.
Cleo (28 years old) Sydonia (22 years old)
A servant of Teo McDohl who Another leader of the bandits
is like an older sister to holed up on Mt. Seifu.
Viktor (29 years old) Tai Ho (22 years old) [Image]
A drifter from the North who A fisherman in the town of
introduces the hero to Seika
Odessa, leader of the Lepant (42 years old)
Liberation Army. A wealthy merchant living in
Pahn (29 years old) the town of Kouan. He is
A servant and hanger-on of discontent with the condition
Teo McDohl. Serious by of the Empire, but obeys the
nature. A heavy eater. Emperor's commands for the
Odessa (24 years old) sake of his family.
Founder of the Liberation Yam Koo (25 years old)
Army. Throwing away her An apprentice to Tai Ho, who
rights as a member of the is like a brother. He
Empire's nobility, she puts occasionally has to restraing
all her efforts into the Tai Ho, who has a reckless
Liberation Movement. streak.
Mathiu (35 years old) Eileen (32 years old)
Once a respected tactician in Wife of Lepant who is very
the Imperial Army, he now graceful and ladylike, but
operates a private school in has a strong will.
the village of Seika. Krin (27 Years old)
Luc (14 years old) A thief with his sights on
A young magician training the family heirlooms in
under Leknaat who has a Lepant's mansion.
certain flaw in his
Leknaat (? years old)
An astrologist living on
Magician's Island who lost
her sight. The youngest
sister of Windy, the Imperial



Juppo (26 years old) Hix (17 years old)
A jester who sponges off A boy who lives in the
of Lepam at his mansion. Warrior's village. He [Image]
Kirkis (24 Elf-years old) has feelings for
He campaigns for the Tengaar, but is shy and
Liberation Army, Elves, connot tell her.
and Dwarves alike to band Vincent de Boule (31
together to save the years old)
Village of the Elves. A nobleman of the Empire
Valeria (26 years old) who describes himself as
Formerly an officer of a man pursuing
knowledge. Is he just an
[Image] the Imperial Army, she imposter?
betrays the Empire in
order to save the Village Tengaar (15 years old)
of the Elves from being Daughter of the
burned to the ground by Warriors' Village chief.
the Burning Mirror. Barbarossa (52 years
Sylvina (17 Elf-years old)
old) Seventeenth emperor of
Granddaughter of an Elf the Scarlet Moon Empire.
elder. Also, Kirkis' Hero of the war for
girlfriend, whose heart succession to the
she cannot seem to throne, he is called the
understand. Golden Emperor.
Kuromimi (20 Kobold-years [Image]Windy (? years old)
old) The Imperial Magician.
A Kobold who tries to It is said that in her
help families taken off charming features traces
by the Imperial Army. can be seen of the
Gen (26 years old) Emperor's dead wife
A shipbuilder who lives Claudia.
in the village of Teien. Teo McDohl (42 years
Friends with Kamandohl, old)
but the two are always Father of the hero. The
arguing. Emperor's most
trustworthy general.

Kamandohl (55 years old) Sonya Shulen (27 years
An alchemist living in old)
the village of Teien. One of the five Imperial
Kasumi (16 years old) Generals. A lady of
A female Ninja born and beautiful features who
raised in the village of commands the Imperial
Rokkaku who comes to warn Navy.
the Liberation Army of Kwanda Rosman (36 years
impending danger. old)
Mose (37 years old) One of the five Imperial
Superintendent of the Generals. He has
Liberation Army's secret defended the Emperor
factory. Everyone calls from many impending
dangers, earning him the
[Image] him "Pop", but he does nickname Iron [Image]
not care for the name
much. Wall'Rosman.
Liukan (? years old) [Image]Kasim Hazil (43 years
A highly renowned doctor, old)
known especially for his One of the five Imperial
skill in mixing Generals. His skills
mysterious potions of with a sword is said to
medicinal herbs. exceed that of the
Emperor himself. He is
called Blue Moon Kasim.
Yuber (? years old)
The Black Knight.
Neclord (400 years old)
A vampire.



List of the 108 Stars of Destiny

1. Hero 14. Valeria 27. Anji 40. Jeane

Tenkai Star Tensyo Star Tenken Star Chiketsu Star
2. Lepant 15. ? 28. Tai Ho 41. Eikei

Tengou Star Tenritsu Star Tenhei Star Chiyu Star
3. Mathiu 16. ? 29. Kanak 42. Maximilian

Tenki Star Tensyo Star Tenzai Star Chii Star
4. Luc 17. Flik 30. Yam Koo 43. Sancho

Tenkan Star Tenan Star Tenson Star Chei Star
5. Humphrey 18. Camile 31. Leornardo 44. ?

Tenyu Star Tenyu Star Tenpai Star Chiki Star
6. ? 19. Kreutz 32. Hix 45. ?

Tenyu Star Tenku Star Tenrou Star Chimou Star
7. ? 20. Stalion 33. Tengaar 46. Tesla

Tenmou Star Tensoku Star Tensui Star Chibun Star
8. ? 21. Kage 34. Varkas 47. Jabba

Temi Star Tenbi Star Tenbou Star Chisei Star
9. Gremio 22. Fo Su Lu 35. Sydonia 48. Lorelai

Tenei Star Teni Star Tenkoku Star Chikatsu Star
10. Warren 23. Kirkis 36. Eileen 49. Blackman

Tenki Star Tenbi Star Tenkou Star Chitou Star
11. Kum To 24. ? 37. ? 50. Joshua

Tenfu Star Tenkyu Star Hhikai Star Chikyou Star
12. Cleo 25. Pahn 38. Georges 51. Morgan

Tenman Star Tentai Star Chisatsu Star Chian Star
13. Viktor 26. ? 39. Ivanov 52. Mose

Tenko Star Tenjyu Star Chiyu Star Chiziku Star



53. Esmeralda 67. Sheena 81. Meg 95. Rock

Chikai Star Chimei Star Chikei Star Chison Star
54. Melodye 68. Kessler 82. Taggart 96. Ledon

Chisa Star Chisin Star Chima Star Chido Star
55. Chapman 69. Marco 83. Giovanni 97. Sylvina

Chiyu Star Chitai Star Chiyou Star Chisatsu Star
56. Liukan 70. Gen 84. Quincy 98. Ronnie Bell

Chirei Star Chiman Star Chiyu Star Chiaku Star
57. Fukien 71. Hugo 85. Apple 99. Gaspar

Chijyu Star Chisui Star Chifuku Star Chisyu Star
58. Futch 72. Hellion 86. Kai 100. Window

Chibi Star Chisyu Star Chihi Star Chisu Star
59. Kasumi 73. Mina 87. Lotte 101. Marle

Chikyu Star Chiin Star Chiku Star Chiin Star
60. Maas 74. Milia 88. ? 102. Zen

Chibaku Star Chii Star Chiko Star Chikei Star
61. ? 75. Kamandohl 89. Onil 103. Sarah

Chizen Star Chiri Star Chizen Star Chisou Star
62. Fuma 76. Juppo 90. Kuromimi 104. Sansuke

Chikou Star Chiraku Star Chitan Star Chiretsu Star
63. Moose 77. Kasios 91. Gon 105. Qlon

Chikyou Star Chiraku Star Chikaku Star Chimou Star
64. Meese 78. Viki Star 92. Antonio 106. Templeton

Chihi Star Chitatsu Star Chisyu Star Chimou Star
65. Sergei 79. Rubi 93. Lester 107. Krin

Chisou Star Chisoku Star Chizou Star Chizoku Star
66. Kimberly 80. Vincent de 94. Kirke 108. Chandler
Chikou Star Chihei Star Chikou Star
Chichin Star
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