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Alen

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Alen

アレン Aren

108 Stars Chimou Star
Alen (Genso Suikoden Card Stories).png
Illustration Miki Sato
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 25 (Suikoden)
28 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 433
Appearances

Alen (アレン, Aren) is a supporting character in Suikoden who makes a cameo in Suikoden II. During the Gate Rune War, Alen is a member of General Teo McDohl's Armored Cavalry, along with his colleague Grenseal.

Biography

Alen served as one of the commanders of the Scarlet Moon Empire's Armored Cavalry alongside Grenseal, under the command of General Teo McDohl. His personal loyalty was to Teo, rather than the Empire as a whole. Bearing a Rage Rune, he held the nickname of the "Flame General" due to his intense, heated personality.

Childhood and Training

Born to a fishing family, Alen was first inspired to join the Imperial Army at the age of 12 when he saw Teo McDohl's victory parade in Gregminster following his victory over the City-State of Jowston. His parents were reluctant to give their blessing, partly because of their lack of noble or military ties, but eventually agreed and at 15, Alen would enroll in the Imperial Academy.

Within six months, Alen was recognized as one of the more promising students. Skilled in swordplay from the beginning, he had steadily improved in rune handling, but suffered from an impatient temperament. He would be classmates with Clet and would quickly develop a rivalry with Grenseal, whose more reserved, studious natured irked the passionate Alen.

An argument between the two would provoke Grenseal into improving his swordsmanship as well as his mind, and in the 4th round of a training tournament, Alen would be soundly defeated by Grenseal's more methodical fighting style. This greatly unnerved Alen as he felt that his sword skills were what gave him the edge in competing for a rare, coveted appointment in the Central Army.

Alen would attempted to rematch Grenseal later that night, only for the two to come to the understanding that they had both been driving the other forward the entire time. More appreciative of each other, the two vowed to do all they could to both graduate to the Central Army, a goal they eventually reached.

Gate Rune War

My army will never surrender, even if it's down to the last soldier.

—  Alen

During the Gate Rune War, Alen aided General Teo in the First Battle with Teo. His intensity led him to ask Teo for permission to continue pursuit of the enemy after Pahn had dueled Teo but he was rebuked and ordered to withdraw. Following the Imperial defeat at the Second Battle with Teo, Alen vowed to battle down to the last man. Teo once again had to tell Alen to stand down, when Alen tried to stop him from dueling his son.

General Teo said you owe me 20 bucks.

When Teo was defeated, Alen pleaded with Teo to hold on, unsure of what the empire would do without him. However, Teo ordered Alen and Grenseal to join the Liberation Army, saying it was the best thing for them to do. Alen consented to Teo's final wish. It said that his passionate soul meant that if he had not held Teo's final request in such high esteem, Alen may never have surrendered to the Liberation Army, viewing surrender as a great humiliation and feeling that while one lives one should always fight.

Alen served the Toran Liberation Army throughout the remainder of the Gate Rune War, showing no regret in his choice as he continued to burn brightly on the battlefield. Like many former Imperials who were unfamiliar with the Liberation Army, he stayed at the castle's western building.

Following the war's end, Alen became the right Commander of the Republican Guard, serving along with his colleague, Grenseal. Three years later, during the Dunan Unification War, Alen continued to serve in this position, being stationed in Gregminster.

Game info

Recruitment

Recruiting
Alen (portrait).png Recruited automatically following the Second Battle with Teo.
Level Gender Range
29 Male S

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by This character is not protected by anyone
Co-op Attacks
1 Pretty Boy Attack w/ Flik, Grenseal

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Leather Armor
Shield Steel Shield
Other --
Rune Rage Lock.png
Equipment Type
Head Helmets
Body Light armour
Shield Can equip
Accessory Male

Stats

Stat Grades
HP PWR SKL
D C F
DEF SPD MGC
D E D
LUK
E
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP PWR SKL DEF SPD MGC LUK
1 24 13 12 13 12 13 12
20 170 75 51 68 60 68 60
60 600 163 108 146 128 146 128
90 770 190 130 170 150 170 150

War

Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Humphrey's Team Charge 150 13 3

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 7 9 12 16 20 33 40 48 59 70 80 102 115 134 150
Name Fire Sword Flame Sword True Flame Sword
W Type W Level Element
One-handed sword 7 Fire

Gallery

Trivia

  • Alen and Grenseal have the exact same endings in the English-language versions of Suikoden, not a word between them has been changed, but in the Japanese version, the two have similar but unique endings.
  • Alen is the only character in the game to come equipped with a Rage Rune.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 1 (ISBN 4-8402-1494-8), pages 107-148
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 28
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 22-23, 33, 127
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Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IAlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphrey MintzJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasim HazilKasumiKesslerKimberlyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnie BellRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonya ShulenStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarValeriaVarkasViktorWarrenYam Koo
108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
Non-player characters Ain GideBarbarosa RugnerBlackChief of the DwarvesChief of the ElvesClaudiaGeil RugnerGradyHanzoKanaanKraze MilesLeknaatMina (cat)MinisterNeclordRoshSanchezStar Dragon SwordThrashVillage ChiefWindyYuberZorak
Locations
Scarlet Moon Empire
Arus Banner MountainsFortress of KwabaFloating Fortress of ShasarazadeGregminster (Floating GardenGregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Lenankamp (Keyaki Inn) • Magician's IslandMt. SeifuMt. TigerwolfRocklandSaradyTolna Canal
Dana Banner MinesBanner MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkakuSecret Factory
Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
Great Forest Dwarf TrailDwarves' Vault (Dwarf Mines) • Forest of IllusionKobold VillageLukie Ende TowayoPannu Yakuta CastleVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the Elves
Kunan AnteiRikonScarleticia CastleSoniere PrisonTeien
Lorimar Fortress of LorimarLiukan's HermitageNeclord's CastleQlon Temple (Cave of the Past) • Warriors' Village
Senan Fortress of DuhaFortress of RakanMoraviaNorthern CheckpointPirate's Fortress
Lore
Events Gate Rune War (Battle at Pannu Yakuta CastleBattle at Fortress of GaranFirst Battle at Scarleticia CastleSecond Battle at Scarleticia CastleFirst Battle with TeoSecond Battle with TeoBattle at the Northern CheckpointBattle at Floating Fortress ShasarazadeThe Last Battle) • Kalekka IncidentNew Liberation Army's Founding DayWar of Succession
Races DwarfElfGulhorseHumanKobold
True Runes Dragon RuneGate RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathSovereign RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms Astral ConclusionsBinocularsBlueprintCliftCopper AxeDragon King SwordEarringsFake ordersFinal BattleFire SpearGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's letterMoonlight weedPrakkProdigyQlon (priest)RokkakuRunning Water RootSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
Suikoden II
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioElzaGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
South Window Principality Cave of the WindKuskus TownNew State Army HeadquartersNorth WindowRadat TownSouth Window City
Tinto Principality Crom VillageLampdragon MountainTigermouth VillageTinto CityTinto Mines
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku
Lore
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
Races HumanElfFlying squirrelGriffinKoboldWinged HordeUnicorn
True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Black Dragon GroupBlue Drop RuneBlue Moon VillageBorder GuardCircle RuneDunan (region)Dunan MonarchyDunan RepublicDunan RiverFire SpearFree Knights of CamaroGolden Bird Holy Flower Dragon Tooth Glory PunchGordon's MercentileGreenhill PrincipalityHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening CrystalMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation