Suikoden series timeline

Chronological list of events in the main Suikoden universe

This is a timeline for events in the Suikoden series.

The timeline is an amalgamation of timelines given through Suikoden series publications over the years. They do not include any fan-calculated dates based on in-game statements from characters. There may be small inconsistencies in the timeline as it preserves any non-clarified errors made in their original sources.

This timeline uses the in-universe Solar calendar to divide years. As Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no Shiro, Suikoden Tierkreis and Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki take place in separate continuities, the events of those settings are naturally not covered in this timeline.


Solar Calendar -375

Sierra Mikain discovers the Moon Rune and through it becomes the “Founder”.

Solar Calendar -250?

This is said to be the year that the Queendom of Falena was founded but no historical records exist to prove this.

Solar Calendar -2

The hero Hikusaak overthrows the Kingdom of Aronia and establishes the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia.

Solar Calendar 0

Hikusaak begins his tenure as High Priest at head of a religious government ii. This year is enshrined as the first year of the Solar calendar.

Solar Calendar c.20

Clift the Crusader repels a Harmonian invasion of the Lorimar region. The region is granted autonomy and Clift founds the Warriors' Village.

Solar Calendar c.70

The Holy Kingdom of Harmonia slaughter the Clan of the Gate. Leknaat and Windy divide the Gate Rune between them and escape.

Solar Calendar 78

Neclord steals the Moon Rune and flees from the Blue Moon Village, beginning its decline.

Solar Calendar c.80

The Great Contract is enacted in the Great Forest region of Toran with the help of the Six Wise Men of the Forest.

Solar Calendar 110

The Dunan Monarchy is established in South Window City. Bernando is the monarchy’s first king.

Solar Calendar c.140

Halad of the Ishvaak Clan raises an army and is sponsored by the Queendom of Falena in order to increase stability in the powerful clans located on the eastern reaches of the southern continent, across the bay from Falena. After a dozen years, the clans are unified by Halad and the New Armes Kingdom is established to the southeast of Falena.

Solar Calendar c.150

Windy attacks the Village of the Hidden Rune. Ted escapes with the Soul Eater, alias of the Rune of Life and Death.

Solar Calendar 185

Muse City establishes a mayoral system of government. Revier is the first mayor.

Solar Calendar 212

The bicameral parliament is established in Two River City and begins governing the area.

The New Capital Calendar is established with the transfer of the capital of Falena from Stormfist to Sol-Falena by order of Queen Khorshed. The same year, the Queen's Knights are established under the direct control of the Queen in order to guard her and her family.

Solar Calendar 230

The Scarlet Moon Empire separates from the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia during its civil war. Kranach Rugner becomes the first emperor and the Sovereign Rune becomes the symbol of the Rugner house.

Solar Calendar 237

Mauro Blight establishes the Highland Kingdom with lands gifted to him for suppressing the civil war in Harmonia and the Blight family is granted the title “Guardian of the Faith” and gifted the Beast Rune.

Solar Calendar c.250

Queen Khorshed finally completes her move to Sol-Falena from Stormfist.

Solar Calendar 252

Civil war occurs in the Dunan Monarchy. The Highland Kingdom invades eastern South Window (now Muse territory). The revolt succeeds and South Window City is established under a mayoral system.

Solar Calendar 280

Funded by Muse City, local knights are gathered to counter the military strength of the Highland Kingdom. The Matilda Knights are established.

Solar Calendar c.287

Warlock summons the Giant Tree from another world and develops Rune Cannon technology from its materials. At the same time, Yohn appears in the Scarlet Moon Empire and meets Walter.

Solar Calendar c.292

The Rune of Punishment is taken from the Kingdom of Obel. The Queen of Obel uses it against pirates.

Solar Calendar 292~307

The Kooluk Empire's Southern Expansion Policy begins.

Solar Calendar 294

The Matilda Knights gain independence from Muse City as the Matilda Knightdom. A fair exchange system is issued to tie the cost of land belonging to the Knights of Matilda and the Muse knights.

Solar Calendar 299

Rakgi's father is shipwrecked and becomes the bearer of the Rune of Punishment. Graham Cray would inherit the rune and cut off his arm to escape its curse. The rune would then move to Cray’s son who would use the rune to stop Scarlet Moon nobles from engaging in Man-Hunting, a sport in which Imperial nobles would disguise themselves as Kooluk soldiers and raid Imperial villages during peace time. Following many twists and turns, the rune would end up in the hands of the pirate, Steele.

A large battle takes places between the Dukedom of Gaien and the Kooluk Empire off the coast of El-Eal Fortress. The Gaien navy are comprehensively routed by the strength and skill of Troy. Walter travels to Razril in search of information about the true nature of Rune Cannons.

Solar Calendar 302

Conflict breaks out in the Island Nations over the Rune of Punishment, one of the 27 True Runes.

Solar Calendar 305

Walter and Edgar lose their lives in a battle against the notorious pirate Steele. Walter’s son, Kyril, was seriously wounded in the battle. Struck down, the Rune of Punishment passed from Steele to Brandeau. Brandeau would establish his own pirate band along with Peck, a fellow pirate who had been transformed into a half-fish creature by an exploding Rune Cannon.

Solar Calendar 306

A Gaien escort led by Snowe Vingerhut is attacked by the pirate Brandeau. Brandeau is killed in the attack and the Rune of Punishment passes from Brandeau to Glen Cott, Commander of the Knights of Gaien. Glen dies using the rune to repulse a pirate attack on Razril and the rune passes to the future leader of the Allied Forces. Iluya Island is destroyed by Kooluk’s giant Rune Cannon stationed at El-Eal Fortress and the Kingdom of Obel falls to the Kooluk Navy.

Solar Calendar 307

Ted escapes from the clutches of the Fog Ship Guide and uses his Soul Eater rune to aid the cause of the Allied Forces for a time.

The Island Nations and the Kooluk Empire agree to a ceasefire after El-Eal Fortress is demolished by the forces of the Allied Forces. Lino En Kuldes becomes the first Chairman of the Island Nations Federation, established to create a united front against any future aggression towards the region.

Solar Calendar 307~314

The Kooluk Empire is dismantled. Each region of the nation is absorbed into the Scarlet Moon Empire.

Solar Calendar 308

Kyril recovers from his injuries and takes up his father’s investigation into the true nature of rune cannons. In the Kooluk Empire, conflict between the Imperial and Patriarchal Factions flares into civil unrest, destabilizing the nation.

Solar Calendar c.309

Kyril and his friends manage to destroy the Evil Eye, stopping Iskas from using it to control the Kooluk Empire, although the Emperor of Kooluk, Julius, and his heir, Martin, had already fallen victim to the Patriarchal Faction member. Having seen the state of Kooluk during her travels, Martin’s daughter, Corselia, now heir to the throne of Kooluk decides to dissolve the nation rather than assume the throne.

Solar Calendar 314

The City-State of Jowston is established by the founding members of Muse City, South Window City, Two River City and the Matilda Knightdom. The name is derived from Jowston Hill, the location where the treaty was signed.

Solar Calendar c.330

The Nagarea theocracy is established to the south of Falena with the consolidation of several regional powers. Details remain largely unknown, however.

Solar Calendar 337

The Queendom of Falena, ruled by Queen Elmelark, begins trade relations with the Island Nations Federation.

Solar Calendar 340

The magicians Crowley and Mazus have a great duel. Their battleground is reduced to the notorious Karakas Desert and both magicians die in the fight.

Solar Calendar 347

Soniere Prison is completed in the Kunan region of the Scarlet Moon Empire. It serves as a prison for criminals and political dissidents.

Solar Calendar c.360

Nagarea invades the Queendom of Falena. Falena forges an alliance with the Dragon horse peoples in the south-west to fight off the invasion.

Solar Calendar 362

Grand Leaf Academy is established by Alen Wisemail in Greenhill City, located in Muse Principality.

Solar Calendar 365

Renovations on L'Renouille Palace is completed in the Imperial Capital of the Highland Kingdom.

Solar Calendar 366

Tinto City is established by the Tinto’s Miner Guild, using its organizational structure and promptly joins the City-State of Jowston.

Solar Calendar 370

Scarleticia Castle is completed in the Kunan region of the Scarlet Moon Empire. The castle is intended to serve as a front-line defense against the City-State of Jowston.

Solar Calendar 373

Greenhill City is granted independence from Muse Principality by Mayor Uriah when the city’s Grand Leaf Academy insists on “academic independence”.

Solar Calendar 376

The Great Earthquake strikes southern Falena, destroying all routes between it and Nagarea. The earthquake was very strange in that it did nothing to divert the flow of the Feitas, nor did it damage any buildings, including nearby Sauronix Castle. Following the earthquake, Nagarea becomes an insular, isolationist nation.

Solar Calendar 378

Once key government facilities are moved to Greenhill City from Muse City, Greenhill City was admitted into the City-State of Jowston.

Solar Calendar 392

Reform is carried out at Grand Leaf Academy. The Wisemail family’s hereditary position of principal becomes a post determined by student elections. As a result, the school is renamed New Leaf Academy.

Solar Calendar 407

Moravia is built in the northern Senan region of the Scarlet Moon Empire, replacing Scarleticia Castle as its front line defense against the City-State of Jowston.

The Fire Bringer, led by the Flame Champion, first appear in the Grassland. The group crosses the border and raids the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia.

Solar Calendar 411

The Harmonian Army is sent to defeat the Fire Bringer which continues its guerilla attacks on Harmonian villages and towns. The Harmonian Army is thought to be dominant when the two forces battle but they would be lured to a mountain trap, severing communication between their front and rear and wiped out.

Solar Calendar 415

The Fire Bringer steal the True Water Rune from the One Temple in Crystal Valley, capital of Harmonia. Wyatt Lightfellow would go on to bear the rune.

Solar Calendar 416

The Harmonian Army cross over into the Grassland and captures 5,000 Grassland civilians.

Solar Calendar 417

The Harmonian Army offers to trade the 5,000 Grassland prisoners for the Flame Champion. Ignoring the protestations of his friends and troops, the Flame Champion gives himself up.

Solar Calendar 419

Grassland and Harmonian rebels battle the Harmonian Army, but ill-discipline and the absence of the Flame Champion leads them to be easily defeated. Many rebel towns and villages are razed and civilians captured as slaves.

Solar Calendar 420

The Zexen Federation is established around the prosperous commercial city of Vinay del Zexay.

Solar Calendar 421

Border conflict begins to break out between the Zexen Federation and the Grassland clans. The Flame Champion escapes from Harmonia, now bearing the True Fire Rune.

Solar Calendar 422

Brass Castle is completed on the border between the Zexen Federation and the plains of the Grassland. It will serve as the headquarters for the Zexen Knights.

The Fire Bringer and Harmonian rebels fighting for the freedom of the Grassland battle with the Harmonian Army. During the battle, the True Fire Rune rages out of control, decimating both Harmonian and Grassland forces. The fire caused burns for three days, with no night due to the light of the blaze.

Solar Calendar 423

The Zexen Free Merchant Guild is established in the Zexen Federation.

Solar Calendar c.425

The Fire Bringer, backed by the Grassland clans, fight an all battle against the Harmonian Army. Repelling the invasion, a 50-year non-aggression pact is signed. Six Clans cooperation established. Geddoe helps negotiate the area of Budehuc Castle as common land between the Zexen Federation and the Grassland.

Solar Calendar 426

Threatened by both the clans of the Grassland and the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia, the Zexen Knights are established in order to defend the territories of the Zexen Federation.

Solar Calendar 428

The Highland Army, under the command of King Robert Blight and 1st Army General Han Cunningham invade the City-State of Jowston. Darell, Mayor of Muse, retreats to South Window City. Genkaku begins to lead the remnants of the Muse City forces in resistance. Genkaku and Han possess both halves of the Rune of Beginning.

Solar Calendar 430

The Harmonian Southern Frontier Defense Force is established as part of the lessons learned from the conflict with the Fire Bringer. The Flame Champion disappears from history and the Fire Bringer disperses.

Solar Calendar 431

The clandestine feud regarding the matter of inheritance breaks out in the Queendom of Falena. Falzrahm wishes to become Queen despite being the younger sister of Shahrewar, the Crown Princess of Falena and eldest daughter of Queen Olhazeta.

Solar Calendar 432

The City-State army led by Genkaku begins their “Great Offensive.” They successfully recapture Greenhill City and the Matilda Knightdom. Also, in order to aid the Winged Horde displaced from their lands in Tinto, Genkaku purchases the sandbar in Two River City for use as a settlement.

Solar Calendar 433

The Sacred Games are held to determine the husband of Princess Arshtat of Falena even though she was not the daughter of the Queen or the daughter of the Crown Princess of Falena. The contest was won by the warrior Ferid rather than by a gladiator representing a member of the aristocracy as is the norm. The games were held as part of Falzrahm’s plot to create legitimacy for her claim to the throne.

Solar Calendar 434

City-State Army Supreme Commander Genkaku and Highland 1st Army General Han Cunningham reach an agreement regarding a ceasefire. However, a dispute breaks out over a small territory in eastern Highland. Han and Genkaku engage in a duel to settle the matter and when Genkaku loses, he is exiled from the City-State.

Solar Calendar c.438

An incident occurs in which several gladiatorial slaves escape from their captors. Following this incident, the abuse and resale of gladiator slaves becomes even more prevalent in Falena.

Solar Calendar 438

Olhazeta, Queen of Falena, passes away. Inheritance disputes between Falzrahm and Shahewar drag the country to the brink of civil war. Many lords and ladies are killed in the struggle, including Mardas and Rosalind of the Godwin family and Hiram and Kauss.

Solar Calendar 439

Too tired to continue the fight, Shahewar relinquishes her claim to the throne. Falzrahm is crowned Queen of Falena and immediately begins a purge of her sister and her relatives and supporters.

Solar Calendar 440

Queen Falzrahm dies suddenly and her eldest daughter, Arshtat, is crowned Queen of Falena. Queen Arshtat’s younger sister, Sialeeds, has her engagement to Gizel Godwin annulled so as to avoid a repeat of the succession struggles that plagued the nation previously.

Solar Calendar 441

The New Armes Kingdom invades eastern Falena under the command of a king heavily favored by the hardline Darja clan but is eventually repelled thanks to the efforts of the Queen’s Knights and the strategies of Lucretia Merces. In the ensuing fallout, the king is deposed and the more moderate Jalat of the Ishavaak Clan is installed as King of New Armes.

Solar Calendar 443

On the journey back from a meeting in Muse City, the Highland royal caravan is attacked by bandits. The bandits capture Queen Sara and Prince Luca but King Agares escapes and raises the alarm. The bandits were surprisingly well-equipped leading to rumors that the attack was orchestrated by Mayor Darell of Muse.

Solar Calendar 446

The War of Succession breaks out in the Scarlet Moon Empire with the passing of Emperor Michelan. Michelan’s elder brother, Geil, had been passed over for the throne by their father, Emperor Kallnach, and so Geil pressed his claim while Crown Prince Barbarosa was attending to duties in Kunan. Civil war would ensure with Barbarosa initially boxed in at Pannu Yakuta Castle. With the aid of Leon Silverberg and his Six Great Generals, however, Barbarosa was able to turn the tide and within a year Geil was defeated and the country belonged to Barbarosa.

Solar Calendar 447

The southern City-State forces centered around Tinto City attempt to take advantage of the Scarlet Moon Empire civil war by invading but are repelled by Emperor Barbarosa and his allies.

Lord Godwin discovers traces of a Sindar ruin in the far northern Ashtwal Mountains.

The region of Lordlake undergoes drought for about six months with the construction of a dam on its tributary of the Feitas River before a protest march on the East Palace takes place. Lord Barows uses this opportunity to incite a riot, having the Dawn Rune stolen from the palace in the process. In retribution, Arshtat scorches the lands around Lordlake with the Sun Rune.

Solar Calendar 448

The Kalekka Incident occurs. Leon Silverberg orchestrated the slaughter of the village of Kalekka by the Imperial Army with the aim of pinning the massacre on Jowston and so reigniting pro-war sentiment when morale had been flagging in their war against the City-State. Following this incident vice strategist Mathiu Silverberg leaves the Imperial Army.

Solar Calendar 449

North Window Village is destroyed by the vampire Neclord.

Queen Arshtat is killed in a plot by Lord Godwin and her daughter Lymsleia is installed as Queen of Falena as head of a puppet regime. The Imperial City Recapture Army is established by the Prince of Falena who managed to escape the chaos. The army is backed by the strategist Lucretia Merces and the Sun Rune War begins.

Solar Calendar 450

The Sun Rune War ends with the liberation of Sol-Falena. Queen Lymsleia remains ruler of Falena and instigates numerous political reforms, including the replacement of the old noble-based senate with a more representative parliamentary system.

Solar Calendar c.450

The merchant Anji tires of Imperial oppression and establishes the Lake Toran Pirates.

Solar Calendar 453

Odessa Silverberg organizes the Toran Liberation Army starting the Gate Rune War. Future leader McDohl would be in possession of the Soul Eater.

Solar Calendar 455

The son of Teo McDohl inherits the Rune of Life and Death from Ted. Odessa Silverberg is killed in a raid on the Liberation Army’s headquarters in Lenankamp and McDohl assumes leadership with the support of Odessa’s brother, Mathiu.

Solar Calendar 456

As part of the strategy of Mathiu Silverberg of the Liberation Army, City-State forces from Tinto and South Window City occupy the northern region of the Empire.

Solar Calendar 457

The Scarlet Moon Empire is defeated by the Liberation Army led by the eldest son of the McDohl house. Lepant is appointed first president of the Toran Republic.

Solar Calendar 458

The Toran Republic begin their recapture of the northern region. South Window City is repelled early on while Tinto City is repulsed at the end. The Highland Kingdom become active on the border following the death of Genkaku.

Solar Calendar 460

The Dunan Unification War breaks out in the wake of the invasion of the City-State of Jowston by Highland Prince Luca Blight. The New State Army leader and Jowy Atreides possess both halves of the Rune of Beginning. The war would encompass the deaths of Kings Agares and Luca and the fall of the Highland Kingdom under King Jowy. The conflict would end with a new nation being formed out of the ruins of the participants, a new Dunan Republic.

Solar Calendar 461

Overhearing rumors from Leknaat, Luc travels to Crystal Valley alone and rescues the young mage, Sarah.

Solar Calendar 461/462?

Teresa Wisemail is elected President of the Dunan Republic. Shu steps down as Chancellor and is replaced by Klaus Windamier.

Solar Calendar 465

The Zexen Federation makes claims on Grassland territories, sparking a war between the two. Sgt. Joe would fight in this conflict.

Solar Calendar 467

Representatives of both the Grassland and Zexen negotiate a ceasefire, ending their war.

Solar Calendar 470

Zexen celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Zexen Federation Day Ball. The event is overshadowed by a brawl between Chris Lightfellow and Lilly Pendragon.

Solar Calendar 471

A Zexen caravan is attacked in the Grassland by the Lizard Clan. An attempt at negotiation is made but a forged Zexen demand for territorial concessions causes the conflict to flare up again.

Solar Calendar 472

Higheast Rebellion takes place between the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia and the Dunan Republic over the territories of the former Highland Kingdom that had been incorporated into the latter at the end of the Dunan Unification War. The war would start from a small riot in Higheast, leading to the Harmonian Frontier Army, under Sadram, invading without any orders from Crystal Valley. The conflict would last half a year before Harmonian recalled Sadram, ending the war.

Solar Calendar 473

Disputes between the Zexen Federation and the Grassland continue to intensify.

Solar Calendar 475

Zexen Knight Captain Galahad is killed in combat against the Grassland clans. Chris Lightfellow would assume his position. As part of Luc’s machinations, the War of the Champions breaks out between the Zexen Federation and the Grassland clans. The Holy Kingdom of Harmonia would invade the region with the expiration of their 50-year cease fire agreement. Eventually all three forces would unite to thwart the destructive goals of Luc and his Destroyers.

The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales