Fugitive on the run from Kooluk
バーソロミュー, Bāsoromyū
108 Stars Chikyou Star¹

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 32 (S4)
Birth Year SY 276
Height 186cm (6'1") (S4)
Voice Harasawa Kōki (S4)
Appears in

Bartholomew (バーソロミュー, Bāsoromyū) is a character in Suikoden IV. Bartholomew is a fugitive on the run from the Kooluk Empire.


I doubt my pursuers will chase me on board this ship, but I will try not to be too conspicuous. I don't want to cause any trouble.

—  Bartholomew
Bartholomew's just quoting my social media now.

Bartholomew was a man on the run for attacking and slaying a number of Kooluk soldiers in the early stages of the Island Liberation War. Fearing that being a wanted man would mark him as a risk to any surrounding people, he would go on the run, eventually hiding out in the Nay-Kobold Settlement on Nay Island. With his large build and sharp eyes, Bartholomew radiated an intimidating presence but, in reality, he was a calm, polite man.

When the leader of the Headquarters Ship discovered who Bartholomew was, he invited him to join the Allied Forces. Bartholomew would eventually agree to the proposition, joining the crew. As a member of the ship's crew, he would talk with both Tov, eventually discovering an interest in woodcarving, creating small carvings of birds and animals. He would also learn from Gareth, a professional engraver, but made sure to stick to his own methods.

Once the Island Liberation War ended, Bartholomew set out on a journey to the Queendom of Falena in search of battle.



Following plot events after the Defending Obel naval battle, and after reading Perrault's article on him in Issue #1 of the newspaper, speak to Bartholomew in the Nay Island Nay-Kobold Settlement and ask him to join you.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-729 Bartholomew Free CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 457
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon