Kwanda Rosman

Great General known as Kwanda the Insurmountable
Kwanda Rosman
クワンダ・ロスマン, Kuwanda Rosuman
108 Stars Tenmou Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 36 (S1)
Birth Year SY 422
Appears in

Kwanda Rosman (クワンダ・ロスマン, Kuwanda Rosuman) is a supporting character in Suikoden. One of the Five Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire, Kwanda Rosman loyally served Barbarosa for 10 years.



Kwanda Rosman was a large, powerful man. He had blue eyes. He is never shown without his helmet and full body armor, so his hair color is unknown. His silver armor consists of large pauldrons, a breast plate, graves, and gauntlets. His chest plate alone weighs over 30kg (66 lbs.). Underneath he wears navy blue clothing as well as a red tabard.

His halberd has an axe head attached to one side of the spearhead and a thorn on the opposite side.


Some assume that Kwanda's strength lies in his armor, but they would be mistaken. He is able to fight for long periods of time without any loss of stamina due to his armor. He also has the mental strength to continue defending himself against any attack without moving at all, and to aim for an opening in the enemy. He has inexhaustible stamina and unbreakable mental strength.

His loyalty to Emperor Barbarosa was absolute but he also held firm to his convinctions as a warrior, declaring he could not serve the current emperor, whoever they were, in the crumbling Scarlet Moon Empire. It is said that if he were not under the corrupting influence of Windy's Conqueror Rune he would have been even more difficult for the hero to overcome in battle.


My loyalty for Emperor Barbarosa remains firm. But I cannot serve the present Emperor, whoever he may be.

—  Kwanda Rosman
What if you both wore armor though?

Kwanda Rosman was a powerful soldier and Great General who favors the use of the halberd in battle. Kwanda was born into a military family and his impressive armor had been handed down through his family for generations.

When the War of Succession broke out, Kwanda was an officer stationed at Pannu Yakuta Castle. He would become part of Barbarosa's forces when Barbarosa began to reorganize his forces from the region. Kwanda's force, which protected Barbarosa, became known as the Guard. Following the war, they would be reorganized into the Imperial Guard.

During the War of Succession, he once used his own body as a shield when Barbarossa was taken by surprise by a volley of archers. He wore his armor ever since. He became known as "Iron Wall Rosman" and "Kwanda the Insurmountable" for his invulnerable defense, heavy armor and dedication towards protecting Barbarosa's life during the war.

What's 10 years between co-conspirators?

During the Gate Rune War, Kwanda Rosman was stationed at Pannu Yakuta Castle and under the influence of Windy's Conqueror Rune used the Burning Mirror to destroy the Village of the Elves. In response to this, the Toran Liberation Army defeated Kwanda at the Battle at Pannu Yakuta Castle and its leader defeated Kwanda in a duel.

Freed from the effects of the Black Rune and realizing that the Empire was quickly becoming corrupt beyond repair, Kwanda initially requested to be executed as befitting a warrior. However, the hero would convince him to join the Liberation Army as his work was not finished. He wished to remonstrate with the emperor and be the wall that shielded him from the corrupt influences destroying the Empire.

As a former Great General, he was more comfortable spending time with his fellow former imperials at Toran Castle. Following the fall of the Scarlet Moon Empire, he became the Commander in Chief of the Republican Army, his dilligence making him best suited for uniting the former Liberation Army and the remaining remnants of the Imperial Army, showing that the new Toran Republic was also insurmountable.

Game info


Choose not to execute Kwanda when given the opportunity following your duel with him at Pannu Yakuta Castle.
Level Gender Range
30 Male M

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 None w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head Half Helmet
Body Leather Armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Helmets
Body Heavy armor
Shield Can equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 26 13 12 14 11 12 12
20 190 75 51 97 43 60 51
60 660 163 108 202 88 80 108
90 830 190 130 240 110 185 130


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Invulnerable Defense Charge 300 14 3


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 9 14 18 23 28 32 37 42 67 77 86 95 106 130 150 170
Name Alkaid Hatchet Mizar Hatchet Alioth Hatchet
W Type W Level Element
Axe N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-278 Kwanda CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3


  • The names for Kwanda’s Hatchets: Alkaid, Mizar, and Alioth, are stars in the constellation Ursa Major, forming the tail of the bear; these stars are also present in the constellation of the Big Dipper.
  • Kwanda is the first Star of Destiny the player will encounter who has the option of being executed. Should one choose to execute Kwanda when given the first opportunity to do so, Windy will show up to taunt you, but she will not appear if you choose to kill Kwanda later on in the scene after he requests that you do so.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) クワンダ・ロスマン
Japanese (romaji) Kuwanda Rosuman
Chinese simplified (HDR) 宽达·洛斯曼
Chinese traditional (HDR) 寬達・洛斯曼
Chinese pinyin Kuān dá·luòsī màn
English Kwanda Rosman
French Kwanda Rosman
German Kwanda Rosman
Italian Kwanda Rosman
Spanish Kwanda Rosman


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 94-5, 183
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 63
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), pages 62-3
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 41, 49-50, 76
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