Fog Ship Guide

Mysterious ethereal being from a parallel world
Fog Ship Guide
霧の船の導者, Kiri no Fune no Dōsha

Illustration Kawano Junko
Voice Taki Satoshi (S4)
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The Fog Ship Guide (霧の船の導者, Kiri no Fune no Dōsha) is a antagonist in Suikoden IV. The Fog Ship Guide appears on board the Fog Ship as part of the recruitment process for Ted.


I will have my revenge... against this world... against chaos...

—  Fog Ship Guide
The Eternal City is clearly a victim of urban decay.

The Fog Ship Guide is a mysterious being from a parallel world. Filled with bitterness for unknown reasons, they seek the power of the 27 True Runes to enact revenge on this world.

While they have the appearance of an enormous monster, this is a magical shape that has no true substance, much like their vessel, the Fog Ship. The Guide's plan was to invite True Rune bearers to the Fog Ship where they would then take their power for their own.

Ted, who bore the Rune of Life and Death, was one such person but as he wanted to escape the curse of the "Soul Eater", boarded the ship voluntarily. During the Island Liberation War, the Guide would attempt to persuade the the leader of the Headquarters Ship to give up his Rune of Punishment but the leader instead convinced Ted to reclaim his rune, the Fog Ship Guide would turn on Ted and his newfound allies and attacked.

The Fog Ship Guide has extremely potent battle magic and proved to be a formidable foe. However, when Leknaat appeared, she was able to dispatch the being easily, returning it, cryptically, to its "Eternal City".


Main article: Fog Ship Guide (enemy)

The Fog Ship Guide is fought at the conclusion of Ted's recruitment side-quest in Suikoden IV. In this battle, three of your party members will be locked in (The hero, Lino En Kuldes, and Ted), leaving you only one free slot in your party.


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 411
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
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
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