Think of your friends. Think of your families. And fight for them!
Lepant was Kouan's wealthiest trader and some would credit the town's welfare to his good works. He was known to be well accomplished in both the literary and military arts and very much respected. Normally mild-mannered, he had no mercy for those who would harm his beloved family. He was actually very passionate but excelled at controlling his feelings.
Initially during the Gate Rune War, Lepant refused to involve himself with the Toran Liberation Army, fearing the danger such cooperation would bring to his family. When the Liberation Army attempted to steal the Lepant family sword Kirinji in order to force a meeting, Lepant reacted with anger, only calming down when he heard the name of Mathiu Silverberg.
However, while Lepant gently rebuffed the rebel forces, not willing to place his own feelings above his family, Kraze Miles, the newly appointed military commander of Kouan, kidnapped Lepant's wife, Eileen. Furious, Lepant would fight through Kraze's guards, sword in hand, and rescue his beloved wife.
No longer given the option to look away from the empire's cruelty, Lepant would then try and annul their marriage so as to spare Eileen from any retribution brought down on Lepant as a wanted man. Eileen would reject his attempts and together they would join the Toran Liberation Army.
Possessed of righteousness, well-liked, and highly capable as a commander, Lepant devoted himself as one the primary commanders of the Liberation Army. When the army moved to attack Moravia in the Senan region, Mathiu charged Lepant with drawing out the garrison at the Fortress of Duha.
After the Gate Rune War, once McDohl had declined the position, Lepant was elected the first President of the Toran Republic, in part due to his success as a leader in Kouan. As President, he would throw himself into the role, working hard towards the nationwide reconstruction needed following the war. He would prove to be a popular president due to his hard work.
Lepant is perhaps named after the town of Lepanto or the battle which took place there. On 7 October 1571, there was a large naval battle in the Gulf of Patras (Greece), near the town of Lepanto.
Lepant passes his sword onto his son, Sheena, after taking on a more prominent government role.
Lepant is the only returning character in Suikoden II who receives a portrait, but never joins your party or your convoy.
Like McDohl, Lepant's ending in Suikoden was inexplicably changed in the English versions of Suikoden; in his Japanese ending, he becomes elected the first President of the Toran Republic, but the English version says that Lepant returns to Kouan to live in peace with his family.