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Richmond

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Richmond

リッチモンド Ricchimondo

108 Stars Chiyu Star
Richmond.png
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 35 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 426
From South Window City, Dunan Republic
Appearances

Richmond (リッチモンド, Ricchimondo) is a character in Suikoden II. Richmond is a detective who aided the New State Army with his investigative skills.

History

That Richmond is something all right. I guess he really does 'know everything' after all.

—  Man

Richmond is a self-styled "hard-boiled detective" and the self-professed best private eye in Radat Town. During the Dunan Unification War, Richmond helped the New State Army recruit Shu. Later on in the war, Richmond agreed to join the New State Army provided its leader won a heads/tails coin flip. After losing several times, due to a trick coin, the leader eventually figured out the trick. Richmond then agreed to join the New State Army, as the hero had shown his ability to see through such cheap tricks.

At the New State Army Headquarters, Richmond provided investigations on future recruits, as well as information gathered from its inhabitants. Following the war, Richmond continued his private eye career in Radat.

Gameplay

Recruitment

Recruiting
Richmond (portrait).png After acquiring the New State Army Headquarters, speak to Richmond in southern Radat Town and play his coin-toss game. After losing, enter Radat's restaurant, speak to the nearest customer and obtain a coin. Return to Richmond and insist he use the coin.


Music

Dandy Richmond
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Richmond's main theme is the song "Dandy Richmond". It plays during the player's initial interactions with Richmond in Radat Town. It is song 14 on disc 2 of box 1 of the Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack.

After recruiting Richmond, the song will play whenever you speak to him at New State Army Headquarters for investigative purposes. The song has a vocal rendition, with lyrics, on the album Genso Suikoden Vocal Collection ~Distant Star: Echoes Of Love~.

Trivia

  • Richmond is a cat-owner, and his cat, Bianca, can be seen with him in some of his illustrations.
  • One of Richmond's suggestion box letters uses the phrase "Loose lips sink ships"; this is a reference to a famous phrase from World War II, which meant Americans should avoid talking about ship movements, lest German submarines use the information against them.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 302
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