|Fortress of Garan|
ガランの城塞, Garan no Jōsai
The Fortress of Garan (ガランの城塞, Garan no Jōsai) is a fortress which appears in Suikoden. It is a citadel located between the regions of Kunan and Gouran.
The Fortress of Garan, although visually resembling a stone bridge, is an internal citadel dividing the regions of Kunan and Gouran. As the only connecting point between the two regions, its strategic value was said to have been very high. During the early stages of the Gate Rune War the fortress was closed, with travelers forbidden from passing through.
Following the defeat of Kwanda Rosman and the addition of Flik's forces to the Toran Liberation Army, Garan was attacked by the Liberation Army and quickly fell.
Following the disastrous First Battle at Scarleticia Castle, the Liberation Army regrouped at Garan before deciding on a reconnaissance mission in Kunan.
The Fortress of Garan's theme in Suikoden is the song "Gate", which is song 16 on disc 2 of the Genso Suikoden Original Game Soundtrack.
Garan shares "Gate" as its theme with most "fortress"-style locations throughout the game, including the Fortress of Kwaba, Pannu Yakuta Castle, Moravia, the Fortress of Lorimar, the Northern Checkpoint, and the Floating Fortress of Shasarazade.
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 39