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Beast Rune

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Beast Rune

獣の紋章 Kemono no Monshō

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Type True Rune
Appearances

The Beast Rune (獣の紋章, Kemono no Monshō) is one of the 27 True Runes. It is the national rune of the Highland Kingdom and appears in Suikoden II.

Information

The Beast Rune has the ability to show and draw out raw power; passion, the violent emotions and spirits that dwell within all creatures. The official story states that High Priest Hikusaak gifted the Beast Rune to Mauro Blight in SY 236 to represent the right of the Blight family to rule the newly established Highland Kingdom. However the truth is that the Beast Rune moved to L'Renouille of its own accord and the truth was covered up and the rune's movement presented as a gift.

Although the rune functions as a symbol of Highland's power and was considered the nation's most important national treasure, it was never practical to attempt to use its power in anything more than a symbolic function.

During the Dunan Unification War, Highland Prince Luca Blight plotted the destruction of the world by releasing the Beast Rune, invading the City-State of Jowston and slaughtering the citizens of Muse City in order to awaken it. Many Golden Wolves appeared in Muse City as the Beast Rune manifested itself there.

After Luca Blight's death the rune was re-sealed in L'Renouille Palace and just before the end of the Dunan Unification War, Leon Silverberg released the Beast Rune with his own blood. The rune manifested itself as a two-headed Silver Wolf but the New State Army managed to defeat it.

Since the fall of Highland, the rune's whereabouts has been unknown.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho VOL.5 2001 Summer Issue (ISBN 4-88317-884-6), pages 16-17
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 98
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 150, 251
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