Thief whose manipulations often go awry
クリン, Kurin
108 Stars Chizoku Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 27 (S1)
Birth Year SY 431
Appears in

Krin (クリン, Kurin) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Krin is a thief who attempts to use situations for his own profit.


Hee hee, catch me if you can.

—  Krin

Krin was a petty thief who cannot really be considered anything of a real threat. While skilled at escaping and disappearing, he lacked any real cunning as a thief and was usually dreaming of bigger heists, making him prone to blunders in the present. He was seen operating in Lenankamp, breaking into one house and stealing the savings of another person from their room at the Keyaki Inn.

Oh heck yeah, I love tea!

During the Gate Rune War, he attempted to steal the sword Kirinji from Lepant's mansion in Kouan, both directly and by trying to manipulate McDohl, only to fail both times. Still, he did not discard his dreams of wealth, instead deciding to join the Toran Liberation Army. He did not really understand the conflict between the Liberation Army and the Imperial Army, only joining having smelled the possibility of a profit from following the group.

He would prove useful during the war in espionage actions, helping to sneak the Liberation Army into Moravia to rescue Viktor and Warren. Even then, his cowardice was clear as he maintained he would abandon the party at the first sign of trouble, much to Kasumi's ire. The two had a volatile relationship, with Krin mocking Kasumi for her crush on the hero.

Despite seeming like something of a dolt, Krin was in fact quite shrewd. At the end of the war, Krin managed to loot Gregminster Palace before disappearing with his ill-gotten gains.

Game info


Recruited automatically following plot events in Kouan.
Level Gender Range
7 Male L

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 Opposites Attrack w/ Humphrey


Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Tunic
Shield no
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 13 12 13 11 14 12 12
20 95 51 75 43 97 60 60
60 410 108 163 88 202 80 80
90 580 130 190 110 240 185 185


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Thieves Other 5 -- --


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 8 11 20 25 31 35 39 45 69 78 89 99 113 128 150
Name Needle Gold Needle Super Needle
W Type W Level Element
Dart N/A Wind




Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
226 Krin Craftman Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-504/R226 Krin Craftman Remake Booster


  • Before his compulsory recruitment, Krin can be found in Lenankamp. If you bring him back there towards the end of the game, you can find a small scene of him being confronted by one of his victims on the second floor of the inn.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) クリン
Japanese (romaji) Kurin
Chinese simplified (HDR) 克林
Chinese traditional (HDR) 克林
Chinese pinyin Kè lín
English Krin
French Krin
German Krin
Italian Krin
Spanish Krin


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 85-6
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 53
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 45, 85
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