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Charlemagne

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Charlemagne

シャルルマーニュ Sharurumānyu

108 Stars Chichin Star
Charlemagne (Suikoden IV).png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 43 (Suikoden IV)
45 (Suikoden Tactics)
Birth Year SY 265
Height 170cm (5'7") (Suikoden IV)
From Middleport
Voice Yamaguchi Shigeomi (Suikoden IV)
Appearances

Charlemagne (シャルルマーニュ, Sharurumānyu) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. Charlemagne is a highly refined gentleman from Middleport and friend of Schtolteheim Reinbach III.

History

The bath is splendid! It is as if the day's fatique just melts away in the water. I am grateful to Master Taisuke...

—  Charlemagne
Innkeep by day, narcissist by night.

Charlemagne ran the Lovely Ringlet Cottage inn on Middleport island around the time of the Island Liberation War. He was a gentle hearted man who was unfaltering polite to everyone. He also practiced swordplay as a hobby, having discovered a taste for it at some point.

He would find himself involved with the Allied Forces when they recruited Helga, who had previously damaged his inn. Charlemagne would cover the costs of Helga's damages, freeing her to join them. Having heard of the leader's accomplishments, he would ask to join the crew after taking some time to sort out his personal affairs.

Aboard the Headquarters Ship, Charlemagne's refined attributes along with finely honed aesthetic sense would lead him to become a close friend of Schtolteheim Reinbach III. Following the war, Charlemagne would be given peerage as a nobleman by Reinbach for his service.

Two years later, Charlemagne traveled alone into Kooluk territory, following bandits who had stolen Reinbach's Rose Crest. His friendship was such that he was willing to risk his life alone to recover it. Kyril would be hired by Reinbach to assist him, and, fighting together, Charlemagne was able to retrieve the precious object, but he was devastated that Reinbach apparently doubted his ability.

They returned the item to its rightful owner who explained that he did not doubt Charlemagne's skills, but was worried that something might have happened to his trusted friend, bringing Charlemagne much relief. When they learned of Kyril's mission to destroy the Rune Cannons, they joined his endeavor. During their journey, the two of them deepened their friendship once again.

Gameplay

Recruiting

Recruiting
Charlemagne portrait.png After recruiting Helga, speak to Charlemagne outside the Middleport inn. Leave the town, return and speak to him. Repeat the process once more and he will join you.

Name and Weapon

Charlemagne is named after the real Charlemagne, king of the Franks, who united most of Western Europe and laid the foundation for modern France and Germany.

His weapon names are French for different types of celestial objects: Etoile (エトワール Etowāru star), Lune (リュンヌ ryun'nu moon) and Soleil (ソレイユ soreiyu sun).

Trivia

  • If you do not recruit Reinbach in Suikoden IV, his ending will change and he becomes the new owner of Lovely Ringlet Cottage.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 428-9, 526
Suikoden IV
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108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
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Other playable characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Locations
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
Lore
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
Suikoden Tactics
Characters
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Locations
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Collanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressHarunaGraskaMersetoMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Lore
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire