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A chronological documentation of Suikoden world history.
The list of stars of destiny in Suikoden 1 and 2.
A trove if facts on the Suikoden Setting.
Tributes and in-depth articles on particular groups within Suikoden.
| The Suikoden world is unique among many fantasy RPGs due to the fact that the entire world has not been revealed to the players. Conflicts happen at local levels, and we do not get to see the other parts of the world. For that reason, it is difficult to ascertain the locations of the various nations. This is an attempt to give some information on the places you can visit in the Suikoden World. |
SARSadmin's Comment: A nation of fantasy rpg cliches. They have all demi-human races shoved in one corner of the country, vampires in another corner, dragon knights shoved in another corner, pirates, bandits, evil magic users, corrupt government officials, tragic royals, and lets not forget the ninjas who just seem to appear from out of nowhere.
SARSadmin's Comment: A much more realistic reflection of the real world than Suikoden 1, where a nation is being eaten away from within through internal political struggles. Location-wise they are like the middle-east of the Suikoden world, with many trade routes going through the country and powerful nations surrounding them. However, we still have the ninjas appearing out of nowhere.
SARSadmin's Comment: A nation that survives by exporting their mined resources. Oddly enough, I made Tinto independent in a Suikoden RPG I ran a long time ago.
SARSadmin's Comment: There ain't much to say about Harmonia... Well, actually, there is--in fact, too much to say. They have their share of shady deals and political scandals. Murayama (The director of the Suikoden Series from Suikoden 1-3) compares Harmonia to Russia, but his idea of Russia seems to be a bit off because they don't seem to have vodka in Harmonia.
SARSadmin's Comment: This is where Suikoden 3 takes place, but not the ONL place, as Suikoden 3 takes place in Zexen, and even in Harmonia to a limited degree.
SARSadmin's Comments: Older Japanese sources called Zexen a federation of free-traders, but now they seem more like a country with a rigid hierarchy ruled by old boys... which is basically the same thing I guess. Oh yes, and they also have ninjas appearing out of nowhere.
SARSadmin's Comment: A big mystery despite how this country is screaming for a sequel. I mean, gladiators, assassins, knights, ancient ruins and a strange tribe of red-bird worshippers? Obviously a basis for a great plot.
SARSadmin's Comment: What an original name for not one, not two, but an entire friggin cluster of nations! I mean, get real. At least give me a name of one or two of these nations. Look at the above description, all we know is that one effeminate puppy went to school there--it makes us look VERY desperate! [Addedndum post Suikoden 3: Well, after Suikoden 3 has been released, more have been discovered, such as how they are called "Northern Territorries, Northern Outlands, and the Outlands." Thanks goes to the translators for being so poetic.]
SARSadmin's Comment: A sad place that is almost always mentioned due to its liquor. Many wonder whether Kanakan is some island, or is part of some other land mass. Heck, I don't even know if it's a nation. By the looks of it, it might simply be a name of a pub located south of Rikon, where drunken sword masters give lessons.
SARSadmin's Comment: Almost as bad as the "Nameless Lands."
SARSadmin's Comment: I guess this is like how in the US of A we call Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and all those states collectively "The South." They have Chinese-looking guys, Japanese-looking girls, and Indian/Arabic-looking swordsmen as far as we know.
SARSadmin's Comment: Why did I even include this?
SARSadmin's Comment: Her world makes me nauseous. No wonder why Viki gets lost so easily if she has been living in such a "Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds" world.
SARSadmin's Comment: More like "the village formerly known as the Village of the Hidden Rune."
SARSadmin's Comment: A good name for a hippy commune. The "Blue Moon Rune" can easily be replaced with a huge lava lamp.
SARSadmin's Comment: Man, I'll have to make an entire section once they release info on every single one of these worlds...
The World of Wings and Scales
SARSadmin's Comment: One wonders whether Humphrey, Oulan, and Sheena were left inside this world after they were teleported by the renegade dragon in Suikogaiden Vol.2.
The World of Emptiness
SARSadmin's Comment: With all the monsters we end up killing, it doesn't seem like this world is quite empty.
SARSadmin's Comment: The Catholic church would love Templeton.