Dilber Novum

Falenan general known as Dilber of the West
Dilber Novum
ディルバ・ノウム, Diruba Noumu

Illustration Miki Sato
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 42 (S5)
Birth Year SY 407
From Queendom of Falena
Voice Futamata Issei (S5)
Appears in

Dilber Novum (ディルバ・ノウム, Diruba Noumu) is an antagonist in Suikoden V. Dilber Novum is a famed Falenan general who holds a fanatical loyalty to Marscal Godwin.


Dilber Novum was one of the Queendom of Falena's most powerful generals. Known as "Dilber of the West", he was considered the counterpart and rival of Boz Wilde, "Boz of the East".

During the Armes Invasion in SY 441, Dilber's unit was so enraged by the brutal tactics of the enemy that they deviated from Lucretia Merces' strategy and charged the enemy line. This would lead to Dilber being surrounded and it was only a valiant charge, led by Marscal Godwin that saved Dilber and his men. From that moment on, Dilber would consider himself indebted to the Godwin Faction, becoming their eternally loyal ally.

During the initial stages of the Sun Rune War, Dilber led the Godwin Army in its attack on Rainwall but would, with a little persuasion from Lucretia Merces, agree to a short-term alliance in order to rout a contingent of Armes troops lurking in the southern forests. Following this, Dilber was assigned to crush the burgeoning Imperial City Recapture Army along with Bahram Luger and Childerich. Maintaining his hardline loyalty, he refused to question the appointment of Childerich to the Queen's Knights or his vicious tactics and treatment of both soldiers and civilians. Eventually, after the retaking of Doraat, Dilber was called back to Stormfist.

Toward the end of the war, he was cut down as the Recapture Army took Stormfist. Dilber never surrendered, even though he and a handful of men were the only ones left standing. He wished to protect Godwin Castle, Rosalind Godwin's resting place, to his last breath. But his efforts were not enough, and he died on the drawbridge to the Castle, dying for the loyalty he prized so dearly.


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 630
Suikoden V
108 Stars (Battle) Hero VAlhazredAxBelcootBergenBernadette EganByakurenCathariCiusCornelioDinnDongoEreshErnstFaylenFaylonFlailGalleonGavayaGenohGeorg PrimeGoeschGundeHazukiIsabelIsatoJeaneJosephineKilleyKisaraKyleLanceLeleiLeviLoggLorelaiLuLunLyonMaroonMathiasMeroonMiakisMiroonMoroonMuroonNakulaNelisNickNifsaraNikeaNormaRahalRavenRichardRoogRoySagiriSharmistaShigureShoonSorensenSubalaUrdaVikiWabonYahrZegaiZeraseZweig
108 Stars (Support) BabbageBastanBoz WildeChisatoChuckCraig LadenEgbert AethelbaldEuram BarowsFuwalafuwaluFuyoHalethHaswarLinfaLucretia MercesLuserina BarowsMarinaMohsenMuellerMuradNordenOboroOrokRajaRaniaRetsoSairohShinroShula ValyaShun MinSilvaTakamuTalgeylTaylorTomaVolgaWasilWilhelmYoranZunda
Other playable characters FaSoLaLaTiDoMiFaSoReMiFaSialeedsSoLaTi
Other characters AleniaAlison BarowsArshtat FalenasBahram LugerChilderichDe BeersDilber NovumDolphDonna WildeElmelarkElsieFalzrahmFeridGizel GodwinHaladHiram BarowsJalatJidan GuisuKaussKeith WildeKhorshedKurtz WildeLeknaatLymsleia FalenasMaha SparnaMardasMarscal GodwinOlhazetaRodney Rondot RovereRosalind GodwinSalisha RaulbelSalum BarowsSanjiShahrewarShamshirSkald EganSolis RaulbelZahhak
Island Nations FederationKingdom of ZelantNagareaNew Armes KingdomQueendom of Falena
North Falena AlseidAshtwal MountainsEast PalaceFeitas RiverFounder's SiteLunasRaftfleetSol-Falena (Sun Palace) • West Palace
West Falena DoraatHershville Naval BaseStormfist (Arena) • Western Woods
East Falena Agate PrisonBig HoleCeras Lake HeadquartersCeras Lake RuinsEstriseHaud VillageNirva Island (Ship Graveyard) • Rainwall (Barows Mansion) • Revolving BridgeYashuna Village
South Falena Baska MineBeaver LodgeDeep Twilight ForestDragon Horse LairDwarf CampGordiusHatred FortressLelcarLordlakePort SpinacksRanro MountainSableSauronix Castle
Events Armes InvasionLordlake UprisingQueen's AssassinationRoyal Family Succession ConflictSun Rune War
Races BeaverCave dwarfDragon horseElfHuman
Three Runes of Falena Dawn RuneSun RuneTwilight Rune
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