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Bright Shield Rune

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Bright Shield Rune

輝く盾の紋章 Kagayaku Tate no Monshō

Bright Shield Rune.png
Type True Rune
Appearances

The Bright Shield Rune (輝く盾の紋章, Kagayaku Tate no Monshō) is one of the 27 True Runes. It is the rune of the protagonist of Suikoden II.

Information

The Bright Shield Rune was a rune inherited by the leader of the New State Army as the Dunan Unification War began to intensify. It originally comprised half of the Rune of Beginning, along with the Black Sword Rune, which was inherited by Jowy Atreides.

Although considered a True Rune, it does not confer eternal youth while split in two. The rune is destined to come into conflict with the person who bears the Black Sword Rune. In comparison to the aggressive Black Sword Rune, the Bright Shield Rune holds many powerful curative spells and abilities. Like its counterpart, use of the rune chips away at the life of its bearer.

Rune scholars interested in the nature of True Runes debate whether the two runes choose their bearers based on their personalities or if the runes instead manipulated the bearers.

Genkaku held the rune in the past but sealed it in Toto Village, along with Han Cunningham's Black Sword Rune. Once Toto was destroyed during the Dunan Unification War, the runes were inherited by Jowy and Genkaku's adopted son. The rune would become something of a symbol for the New State Army during the war.

Data

Data
Cost 0 potch
Drop No enemy drops this rune.
Equipped Hero (Suikoden II) Template:HA Lock.png Event key item.png
Found No location in-game contains this rune.
Sold No store in-game sells this rune.
Spells
1 Great Blessing
Heals 70 HP to all allies. Cures all negative status effects on all allies.
2 Shining Light
130 shield DMG to all enemies.
3 Battle Oath
Heals 300 HP to all allies. Cures all negative status effects on all allies. Inflicts Berserk (50%) on all allies.
4 Forever Sign
Heals 2000 HP divided among all allies. Cures all negative status effects on all allies. 2000, minus amount healed, shield damage to one enemy.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.1 (ISBN 4-88317-796-3), page 35
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 53-54, 93
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 135
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