Headquarters Ship

Flagship of the Allied Forces
It was a very big boat.

The Headquarters Ship (本拠地船, Honkyochi-sen) is an ocean-fearing vessel in Suikoden IV. It is the home base of the protagonist's forces.


This enormous ship was built to hold a large crew and number of soldiers. It was designed and built by the shipwright Tov on the orders of Lino En Kuldes, King of Obel.

As the vessel was so large, it had a difficult time evading Rune Cannon fire from enemy vessels, though its large size and frame also made it very durable. It also held three Rune Cannon ports on both port and starboard sides, making it a formidable counterattacker when orientated correctly. Its hull could be enhanced with Ocean Rune Pieces increasing its durability further.

The ship had five decks in total. The first deck held quarters for priority crew, such as the hero, the Obel royal family, and strategist Elenor Silverberg. The second deck contained the operations room. The third deck contained a host of facilities and shops. The fourth deck held the general crew quarters, and the fifth deck were where the Rune Cannons were stored.


Headquarters 2
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The Headquarters Ship has two themes in Suikoden IV, appropriately named "Headquarters 1" and "Headquarters 2". The first theme plays while the headquarters is still established within the Kingdom of Obel and is song 25 on disc 1 of the Genso Suikoden IV Original Soundtrack.

The second headquarters theme plays once the Headquarters Ship leaves Obel and becomes the flagship of the Allied Forces. This theme is song 1 on disc 2 of the same album.



  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 475-6
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