Cranach Rugner was part of the military aristocracy in the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia who revolted against the country during its civil war. He occupied the Holy City of Rupanda, renaming it Gregminster.
With this action, Cranach established the Scarlet Moon Empire, its name stemming from his title as "Knight of the Scarlet Moon", previously bestowed on him by Harmonia.
- More commonly translated as Kranach Rugner, which is perfectly valid. Cranach may be a reference to Lucas Cranach (ルーカス・クラナッハ), German Renaissance artist. As Cranach is a historical name and also matches the Germanic influence on many Harmonian names it may be a better choice.
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 14
- Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol. 9 2002 Summer Issue (ISBN 4-7753-0088-1), page 79
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 21, 44
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