Ruins of Obel

Ruins that once housed the Rune of Punishment

The Ruins of Obel (オベル遺跡, Oberu Iseki) are a location which appear in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. It is located in the Kingdom of Obel.


The front entrance of the Ruins of Obel.

These ruins, which lay to the west of the Obel Royal Palace, once housed the Rune of Punishment, one of the 27 True Runes. The ruin's interior is a labyrinthine nest of corridors, making it extremely difficult to navigate without the help of a guide.

In the deepest portion of the ruins lay an open area. There was a grave which once contained the Rune of Punishment, which had ravaged the island in the past and had remained attached to the last survivor for some time.

In the past, the King of Obel had forbidden people from visiting the ruins due to the presence of a guardian who would eliminate any intruders. When the bearer of the Rune of Punishment was allowed to visit the ruins, he and his party were attacked by the guardian and were almost killed.


Ruins, first segment

  1. Exit to Obel Royal Palace
  2. Treasure chest (Thunder Amulet)
  3. Treasure chest (5,000 potch)
  4. Treasure chest (Magic Hand)
  5. Treasure chest (One-Piece Dress)
  6. Angel Hairball treasure chest (Golden Hammer)
  7. Exit to Ruins, second segment

Ruins, second segment

  1. Exit to Ruins, first segment
  2. Treasure chest (Window Set 2)
  3. Treasure chest (Mega Medicine)
  4. Treasure chest (Mushroom x3, Mega Medicine x3, Escape Talisman)
  5. Treasure Map


Early game

Enemy Units
Name LV HP Potch Drop
Jellyman 24 155 450 Antitoxin
Unicorn 23 153 420 Unicorn's Horn
Stone of Speed
Angel Hairball 40 3000 10000 Stone of Speed
Giant Bird's Feather
Guard 32 1500 1000 Platinum
Good Luck Cat
Guard 32 2000 1500 Iron Hammer

Late game

Enemy Units
Name LV HP Potch Drop
Armored Wolf 49 600 1600 Bone
Golem 50 5000 10000 Platinum
Skeleton 50 450 1800 Bone
Pot of Obel
Unicorn Zombie 51 600 1700 Unicorn's Horn
Stone of Magic
Killer Golem 55 12000 30000 Platinum


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 398
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon
Suikoden Tactics
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Canal Town MersetoCollanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressFrontier Town HarunaImperial City of GraskaMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire