Borus Redrum

The Zexen Knight's Swordsman of Rage
Borus Redrum
ボルス・レッドラム, Borusu Reddoramu
108 Stars Chimou Star¹
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 25 (S3)
Birth Year SY 451
Height 171cm (5'7") (S3)
From Zexen Federation
Appears in

Borus Redrum (ボルス・レッドラム, Borusu Reddoramu) is a supporting character in Suikoden III. Borus is one of the Six Mighty Zexen Knights.


A member of the six renowned Zexen Knights. He is unrivaled with his sword handling techniques and is known as the "Swordsman of Rage".

—  Borus' profile

Borus was one of the Six Mighty Knights, the most renowned of the Zexen Knights. He was raised by proud parents in a prominent Zexen family that has produced many fine Zexen Knights but seems to become angry whenever this is brought up. As such, he had apprenticed in the knights from an early age.

He was said to be the best swordsman out of the entire Zexen Knights but was also said to lack composure. He wielded a double-edged, one-handed sword that slightly longer than normal so that it could be used from horseback. His temperament and skill led to him being known as the "Swordsman of Rage." Nevertheless, he was extremely loyal, honest, and passionate person. As a knight, he held absolute confidence in his skill as a swordsman and was unintimidated by any opponent.

He was friends with Percival Fraulein. Though the two graduated at the same time, they were initially assigned to different companies and so did not have much contact. It is only after they both became two of the Six Mighty Knights that they got to know each other. They were initially rivals but eventually forged a bond as comrades.

Borus had harbored strong feelings towards Chris for quite some time, though perhaps these feelings were more of admiration than romance. This has led him to become easily flustered and enraged should he be mocked for it.

During the Zexen attack on the Karaya Village at the outset of the War of the Champions, the resulting massacre cast a dark shadow across his mind. Although the massacre itself was perpetrated by the Destroyers, Borus could not deny that he had been caught up in his anger, bringing out his brutality. Since then, he struggled to forgive himself, even for a moment. His pride as a knight also got in the way of his acceptance of what had happened.

Borus' personality clashed somewhat with the more laid-back members of Budehuc Castle. The castle staff did not like him, especially Juan. Borus however paid little attention to them and followed Chris everywhere she went. Suspicious of just about everyone, Borus immediately let Chris know that Kathy was showing an interest in her horse. In his spare time, Borus indulged in wine collection as a hobby.

As the knights made their way through the Ceremonial Site for the final battle against the Destroyers, he requested to be expelled from the Zexen Knights. He was aware that his guilt would not be removed by expulsion but was unwilling to let the incident lie. Chris Lightfellow refused and requested that they continue to fight together. Moved, Borus would swear allegiance to Chris once again. By acknowledging his own prior immaturity, Borus had finally begun to mature as a knight.

Following the war, Borus continued to serve the Zexen Knights and Lady Chris. His cavalry would act as the vanguard in many border disputes between Zexen and the Tinto Republic.



Borus joins automatically during Chris Chapter 1.
Level Gender
20 Male

Battle bonds

Battle Behavior
Ease to Anger Easy to anger
Movement Short-range
Battle AI Attack-minded warrior
Unite Attack
1 Knight Attack A w/ Percival
2 Knight Attack B w/ Chris and either Leo or Percival
Members must be on horseback


Starting Equipment
Head Helmet
Body Heavy armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head New Helm
Body New Armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Boots
Flame Amulet
Medicine A 6


Magic Compatability
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Gate
Sword Jonguleur Shield
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Fire Rune
Left Hand Never available
Weapon Never available


Free Skill Slots Locked Skill Slots
This character has 2 open skill slots. This character has 3 locked skill slots.

Physical Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Swing C B
Accuracy 1 E B B+
Damage 1 E A A
Heavy Damage 27 E A A
Continual Attack
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Repel 1 D C B
Shield Protect
Armor Protect 1 D A A
Adrenaline Power
Holy Dash D C
Fighting Spirit

Magic Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Fire Magic C B
Water Magic D C
Wind Magic D C
Earth Magic D C
Lightning Magic D C
Shield Magic
Blinking Magic
Pale Gate Magic
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Sword of Magic B B+
Magic Repel
Magic Resistance C B
Magic Rationing
Chanting Volume
Chanting Purity


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 24 13 13 11 12 12 12 13
20 190 75 68 43 51 51 60 68
60 450 163 146 88 108 108 128 146
99 540 190 170 110 130 130 150 170


War Stats
Leader Support War Skill 1 War Skill 2
Riding --


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 18 29 41 60 70 80 90 100 110 135 144 153 162 171 180
Name Eins Zwei Drei
W Type W Level Range
One-handed sword N/A Short

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
406 Borus Leader Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-057 Borus Commoner CS2 Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-287 Percival & Borus Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3



  • Borus has a Suggestion Box letter that only occurs if Hugo is selected as Flame Champion and Chris acts in a play, talk about specific.
  • Borus first name is likely a reference to Bors (ボールス), one of the Knights of the round table. Their Japanese names only slightly differ. His last name is murder read backwards, probably referencing the Stephen King novel The Shining.


  1. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), pages 16-7
  2. Genso Suikoden III 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0331-7), pages 203-4
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 277, 357-358
Suikoden III
108 Stars (Battle) AceAilaAlanisAugustine NaborAyameBazbaBeechamBelleBorus RedrumBrightCecileChris LightfellowDukeDupaEdgeElaineEmilyEstellaFranzFred MaximillianFubarFutchGadget ZGauGeddoeHallecHugoJacquesJimbaJokerJuanKenjiKorokuLandisLeo GalanLilly PendragonLucLuciaMelMelvilleMuaNash ClovisNeiNicolasPercival FrauleinPiccoloQueenReedRhettRicoRodyRoland LesaurusRubySalome HarrasSamusSanae YamamotoSarahSasaraiSgt. JoeShabonSharonShibaThomasToppoTutaTwaikinVikiViki (child)Wan FuWatariWilderYuberYuiriYumi
108 Stars (Support) Albert SilverbergAnneAppleArthurBartsBillyCaesar SilverbergDiosDominicEikeElliotErnieGordonGoroGuillaumeHortez VIIIkuJeaneJeffersonKathyKiddLouis KeefersonLuceMamieMarthaMikeMioMutoNadirPeggiScottSebastianShizuYun
Other playable characters ConnieKogoroKoichiKosanjiLulu
Non-player characters Anna LightfellowBrankyBrownErk de ForeverFlame ChampionGalahadGeorge SilverbergGezel HyattHikusaakJohannaLanchetLeknaatLowmaMasked ManMyriamPelizeRickSanaStar Dragon SwordThomas (youth)WaurenhyteZepon
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaZexen Federation
Grassland Alma Kinan VillageAmur PlainAncient HighwayCeremonial SiteChisha VillageDuck VillageFlame Champion's HideawayGreat HollowKaraya VillageKuput ForestMt. Hei-TouNorth Amur PlainRuins of CyndarTablet of StarsYaza Plain
Holy Kingdom of Harmonia Altar of the Mantor TrainersCaleria (Caleria Fortress) • Circle PalaceLe BuqueMountain PathMt. Senai
Zexen Federation Brass CastleBudehuc CastleIksay VillageNorth CavernVinay del Zexay (CouncilSeigal Gate) • Zexen Forest
Events Higheast RebellionWar of the ChampionsZexen Federation Day BallZexen-Grassland Armistice
Races DuckDwarfElfHumanKoboldLizardWinged Horde
True Runes Circle RuneEight Section RuneNight RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
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