Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1

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Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi

幻想水滸外伝Vol.1 ハルモニアの剣士 Gensōsuikogaiden Vol.1 Harumonia no Kenshi

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PlayStation Japanese cover art
Developer KCE Tokyo
Released Sony PlayStation
Japan.gif September 21, 2000
Japan.gif September 21, 2001 (KONAMI the Best)
Japan.gif June 5, 2003 (PS one Books)
Platforms Sony PlayStation
Sales Sony PlayStation
Japan.gif 71,142
Predecessor Suikoden II
Successor Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2

Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 (幻想水滸外伝Vol.1, Gensōsuikogaiden Vol.1), subtitled Swordsman of Harmonia (ハルモニアの剣士, Harumonia no Kenshi), is the third instalment of the Suikoden series as well as the first side-game of the franchise. The title was designed and released for the Sony PlayStation.

This first volume tells the story of Nash Latkje, an officer of the Harmonian Southern Frontier Defense Force assigned to investigate reports of a True Rune appearance in the City-State of Jowston in the early stages of the Dunan Unification War. The game weaves Nash's story in and out of that of Suikoden II.


Unlike its predecessors, Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 is a visual novel game in which static images and text boxes portray the events to the player. Often the player will be given dialogue choices which will have an effect on the players Luck Points (LP), depending on the response chosen. Depending on the amount of LP the player holds, new dialogue options and story paths will become available. The game takes place across four chapters.

Plot Overview

Nash Latkje travels through the Highland Kingdom on his way to Jowston, along with Sierra Mikain. Stopping at a mansion, they're forced to battle Rein Penenberg. Afterwards, an exhausted Nash is dropped off at Muse City by Sierra. There he encounters many of the characters from Suikoden II before sneaking into a Highland camp. Following this, he makes his way through the forests, fights a duel against Culgan and Seed and spends some time with Elza, who he knew from his time in Howling Voice Guild. He eventually makes his way to Greenhill City where he attempts to help the defense of the town from the Highland Army under the command of Jowy Atreides. The city eventually falls, but not before Nash meets the man who wants him dead, Zaj Quiroz.

Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi
Key characters Nash LatkjeHero IICulganDominguezElzaJillia BlightJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLuca BlightNanamiSeedSierra MikainTeresa Wisemail
Other characters AdlaiAnnalleeAyanaAydaBadeauxBobCliveConnellEmiliaFlikGasparGeorg PrimeHannaHauserHixHoiJeaneJudeKahn MarleyKelleyKinnisonLeonaMaximillianMazusNinaPilikaRauraRein PenenbergRowdShiloShinStallionTempletonTengaarViktorWakabaYuriZaj Quiroz
City-State of JowstonHighland Kingdom
Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Events Dunan Unification War
Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales