The Karakas Desert (カラカスの砂漠, Karakasu no Sabaku) is a location in mentioned in the Suikoden series.
The Karakas Desert spreads across the northwest of the Scarlet Moon Empire. In the City-State of Jowston, it is usually referred to simply as the Senan region. In preparation of expected invasion from Jowston, several fortresses exist on the southern fringes of the desert, including the Fortresses of Duha, Rakan and Moravia.
The desert makes up about 70% of the region and the walls that extend into the desert have existed since before the founding of the Scarlet Moon Empire. It is theorized that they were built by the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. The dangerous Red Wind blows through the desert.
Viktor and Flik crossed the desert between the Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars with the journey taking longer than expected when Viktor had the duo turn around halfway through to retrieve something he forgot in Toran. Viktor was used to making the long journey, but Flik found it much more trying.
- Genso Suikoden I & II Official World Guide Book (ISBN 4-471-36033-7), page 51
- Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.7 (ISBN 4-7753-0044-X), page 116
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 64