Chronicles (書, Sho) are a major item and plot element in both Suikoden Tierkreis and Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no Shiro. They are objects that hold the entire history of their world, past, present and future.
Every world in the Infinity apparently has a Chronicle, which contains the natural history of the world, from beginning to end. These Chronicles usually contain records of natural disasters and such. They do not contain records of human activities or actions, as the Chronicles do not exist to define sentient creatures in such a manner.
Chronicles have been found and researched by humans many times. The Magedom of Janam and the United Kingdom of Ritterschild in particular greatly increased their magic and technological prowess through research into their respective Chronicles. The Kingdom of Astrasia was also able to improve their smithing technique through careful research.
People who can gleam knowledge from Chronicles are referred to as Readers. Being a Reader is apparently related to holding the Mark of the Stars and, thus, tied to being a Starbearer.
A Chronicle in its own world is generally referred to as a True Chronicle. A Chronicle from another world is generally called a False Chronicle.
List of Chronicles
True Chronicle (The Chronicle of the world of Suikoden Tierkreis)
The Chronicle of Infinite Recursion is mentioned in Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no Shiro but it is not seen.
- Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no Shiro
- Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Official Illustrations & Art Works (ISBN 978-4-86155-247-2), pages 262-271