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Rune of Punishment

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Rune of Punishment

罰の紋章 Batsu no Monshō

Rune of Punishment.png
Type True Rune
Appearances

The Rune of Punishment (罰の紋章, Batsu no Monshō) is one of the 27 True Runes. It is the rune of the protagonist of Suikoden IV and is also usable in Suikoden Tactics.

Information

The Rune of Punishment is said to be the rune representing forgiveness and atonement. As a cursed rune, it drains the life of its host in exchange for its considerable power. Once the host dies, their body is turned to ash and their soul absorbed by the rune, which then passes on to a new host. It is said that if a host can overcome this "time of atonement" then the curse will be lifted, but the truth of this is not clear.

Tag, you're DEAD! (Eventually.)

The rune had been sealed in the Ruins of Obel for many years before being released by the Queen of Obel in order to prevent a pirate attack on the Kingdom of Obel. Since then, the rune has passed on to many bearers, from Rakgi's father to Graham Cray to his son and then to the pirates Steele and Brandeau before ending up in the possession of Glen Cott. Except for Graham Cray, who cut off his arm to escape the rune's curse, all the other bearers died using the rune.

After Glen died using the rune to repel a pirate attack on Razril, his successor, who would go on to lead the Headquarters Ship during the Island Liberation War, would end up with the rune. Although he would use it several times during the war to ward off the Kooluk Empire, he would not succumb to its curse and finally, with his strong will and the aid of all the friends and companions he made, he would overcome it's curse and achieve the salvation spoken of in legends of the rune.

Data

Data
Cost 0 potch
Drop No enemy drops this rune.
Equipped Hero (Suikoden IV) Rune left hand.png Lock.png Event key item.png
Found No location in-game contains this rune.
Sold No store in-game sells this rune.
Spells
1 Eternal Ordeal
-300HP to 1 enemy, -30HP to self.
2 Double Edged Sword
-150HP to all enemies, -50HP to self.
3 Voice of Death
Very fatal (1 enemy), 10% fatal (self).
4 Everlasting Mercy
-500HP (all enemies), +500HP (allies).

Data
Cost 0 potch
Drop No enemy drops this rune.
Equipped Hero (Suikoden IV) Rune left hand.png Lock.png
Found No location in-game contains this rune.
Sold No store in-game sells this rune.
Spells
1 Eternal Ordeal
Deals damage to a single foe within distance.
2 Double Edged Sword
Randomly damage enemies within range 8 times.
3 Voice of Death
High probability of instant-death against one foe.
4 Everlasting Mercy
Heals allies + damages enemies in target area.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 458
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other playable characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Locations
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
Lore
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
Characters
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
Locations
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) • Collanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressHarunaGraskaMersetoMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Lore
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire