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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.
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 Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 457