クン・トー, Kun Tō
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Kun To (クン・トー, Kun Tō) is a supporting character in Suikoden. A sea-faring merchant and trader, Kun To transported the Fire Spear from Kirov to Toran Castle for the Toran Liberation Army.
Kun To is a merchant living in Kirov who made his living through sea trade. He was generally a benevolent person, a role that earned him the nickname of "Boss" in Kirov. In addition to his dealings through trade, Kun To was also willing to smuggle cargo, although the crackdown on such activities by the Scarlet Moon Empire prevented Kun To from doing much such activity during the Gate Rune War. As such he has experience with both legitimate business and living dangerously with his underground work, earning him a lot of potch over the years.
During the war, his old friend Tai Ho travelled to Kirov and asked Kun To if the Toran Liberation Army could his ships to smuggle Fire Spears. When he realized that Tai Ho was a member of the Toran Liberation Army, he decided to join with him.
After the war ended, Kun To became the head of the Merchant's Guild in the newly founded Toran Republic, where he is said to wield much power, and this may in fact have been his true motivation for assisting the Liberation Army in the first place. He also continued to help his friend Tai Ho, this time helping Tai Ho run away from his wife Kimberly by becoming his employer once more and sending him to the City-State of Jowston.
|Recruited automatically in Kirov following plot events at the Secret Factory.|
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- In the English-language version of Suikoden II, Kun To is referred to as Kun Tze, but this is a mistranslation, not a relative as was once theorized.
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 95
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 50