Barrier

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Barrier that repels the Teras Pharma

The barrier (結界, Kekkai) is a magical effect in Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki. It protects the Holy Empire of Ionia from the attacks of the Teras Pharma.

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The weather sucks, I'm staying inside the barrier this century

When the world was nearly destroyed by the continued rampage of the Teras Pharma, the sages made full use of their sorcery to create a barrier that the monster could not penetrate. Although the small amount of land covered by the Barrier was protected, the rest of the world was plunged into catastrophe by the Teras Pharma.

The barrier roughly extended from Mt. Orosk in the north to the fringes of the Apiro Desert in the south, and from Mt. Hioni in the west to a little past Therbe Village in the east.

In addition, once every 100 years, the barrier becomes unstable, allowing the Teras Pharma to enter the distortion from the outside. The nature of the distortion is the reason that the Teras Pharma are referred to as the centennial monsters as they appear from the inside to only appear once a century.

Only very few people, with unusual magical prowess, would be able to pierce the barrier deliberately. Only Astrid and Zephon are seen to be able to do so. The barrier can be seen from the outside world but from the inside merely looks like continued, unblemished scenery. Approaching its edge from the inside causes a person to seemingly loop the same small amount of space leading up to it, never breaching it.

This effect is what led to the dismantling of all ships in the Holy Empire of Ionia around HIY 100. Ships that neared the edge of the barrier would become hopelessly lost at sea with no reference points to guide them and even the stars proving ineffective for navigation.

Knowledge of the barrier itself would be suppressed around that same time in order that the people of the land not continue living in despair in knowledge of what happened to the outside world. The barrier itself would fall for good with the defeat of Renefarious, allowing unfettered access to the vast open world for all.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki The Complete Guide (ISBN 978-4-04-886462-6), page 240
Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Characters
108 Stars (present) HeroBhutrugaBjornBoldonCadmusDucasEphilErmioneForneGinoGonbosrenGuillerigaGuwainiIlia BarcaiJagwanJansenJudielaLaskaris LiuisLulusaLuseriMeameiMoudiMyraNajinNidoNoderryNumistroOuyaRegiusRistilScharffSunilTserendrumUtzeZaveedZephon
108 Stars (100 years ago) BadamhatanBeagaBelthaBerenique NobiliousChamjinChikuraDagzumaGerelGoseHeidrakeIngolfIrinKauriyaKersiusKookaburraMazarika ZaphirMephitisMezwarMudogaraMuiNelvanNimaOlmarPollockRolf LaugRujinSorabThorwad AlbreckTrimalchioSuomjinWafdiWanWarrgYaguas LiuisYofeurs
108 Stars (200 years ago) AmoryAstridCleionDiririDomitiaEnhebatFridikaHortensiusHuguesJandakKetilKiaroLaquilaLetheMaximus ZaphirMoslomas LiuisMyrielNarishuyaNeisaNikumbaNolbanos NobiliousNumaOdoPeljidRadninRodricSatiyakaSau JinSeu JinSiu JinSou JinSuu JinSyldisTarascio LucioUfredYowinnYuyudraya
Non-playable characters Aaron BarcaiBazarte LugamDamdinDilom LancesHagar BiarkiLatiere RochLugat LugamMachia ZaphirNeosQuinelia LiuisRenefarious XIIIRochelle KollekSyggni AlbreckToryggZoxiom
Locations
Coutan RepublicHoly Empire of IoniaYuga
Eastern provinces Eastern RoadEpat BridgeLake FortressLake ValleyLucille PlainMountain CavernMt. OroskOrosk VillageRalos WoodsSchradtTherbe VillageWyvern Nest
Northern provinces FairpeakGugleionHioni VillageHodos VillageMartylionMartylion WastesMelisma PrairieMt. Hioni (Glacial Cave) • Perie GroveSidas ForestTios FortressTourmarieUnderground RuinsWest Mt. Hioni
Southern provinces AchlitesApiro DesertApiro HillsBayan OasisBehemoth GraveGreat Wall of AchlitesPeft RuinsZephtelos Fortress
Inner Ionia Floating Fortress of TorgiaHoly City of Thaksis (Yggdrasilian Palace) • Mt. Plegate (House of Wisdom) • Nabarre East CoastPort Town NabarreRiolta PlainsGreat BridgeSouthern HighwaySkrilo MarshTower of Zoe
Lore
Races FeatherfolkHumanRefiantScalehorde
Terms 108 StarsBarrierBlue Flash StyleCentennial monstersCoutanese peopleEra TreeEra Tree saplingGrubHoly Imperial calendarInfinityOrder of the Gilded LeafMagiciteMaliciteMemento DaggerMountain RootsProhibited documentsShipTeras PharmaTrue Era TreeVermilion AxeWyvernYuga people