Bearer of the True Earth Rune
ササライ, Sasarai
108 Stars Tengou Star
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 17 (S2)
32 (S3)
Birth Year SY 444
Height 166cm (5'5") (S3)
From Holy Kingdom of Harmonia
Family Hikusaak ("father")
Luc ("brother")
Appears in

Sasarai (ササライ, Sasarai) is a minor character in Suikoden II and Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 and a major one in Suikoden III. Sasarai is a bishop within the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. Sasarai is the bearer of the True Earth Rune and is loyal to Hikusaak, the High Priest of Harmonia. He has participated in several wars as a general.

In Suikoden II, Sasarai leads a unit of Harmonian soldiers in order to assist the Highland Kingdom during the Dunan Unification War. In Suikoden III, Sasarai leads the Harmonian advance into the Grassland, playing a prominent role in the War of the Champions.



Leads the regular army as the Bishop of the Holy Harmonia Kingdom and a bearer of the True Earth Rune.

—  Sasarai's profile

Like his brother, Luc, Sasarai has green eyes and brown hair that reaches his shoulders. At 166 centimeters (about 5’5”), he is a little shorter than average. His build is on the thin side of average.

Sasarai is always dressed in a Harmonian bishop’s uniform, but his uniform's appearance differs with each game. In Suikoden II, he wears a blue robe with white trim and the Harmonian insignia on the front and a large bishop’s hat with the same insignia.

In Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2, his hat is smaller, and he also has a short, dark blue cape draped about his shoulders. In Suikoden III, he does not wear a hat, and his robes have been replaced with a blue shirt with white trim with the Harmonian insignia on the front and white pants.

In Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2, he can be seen with a ring on the middle finger of his right hand. In his Suikoden III artwork, he is shown to have one on the left hand as well. His weapon is a ring called “Guardian Eye,” so these may be to enhance his magic.


My desire is to stop those seeds of violence before a war breaks out.

—  Sasarai, before deploying for the Safir village

Although Sasarai is a skilled general, he is also a very kind person who dislikes violence, and he has a strong sense of justice. His subordinates place a lot of trust in him. In turn, Sasarai is loyal to Hikusaak and his convictions.

Sasarai is also intelligent and capable of great cunning. An example of this is when, in the aftermath of the Dunan Unification War, he worked behind the scenes to help Lena Suphina save Nash Latkje's sister, Julie. He knows when to question others as well, such as when he suspected Luc (disguised as the Masked Man) had ulterior motives for wishing to serve Hikusaak.

Although Sasarai appears to be formal and fastidious, this is due to his attendants helping him out. He’s actually very nonchalant.


You again!!!! Who are you!!!!! What’s your relationship to me!!!!

—  Sasarai to Luc

Sasarai was created in SY 444 along with his brother, Luc, as a clone of Hikusaak and a host for the True Earth Rune. He was raised in the One Temple as a bishop and was kept ignorant of his true nature. At some point in his childhood, he and Luc were involved in some sort of incident at the temple. It appears they saw each other when Leknaat appeared to take Luc away from the temple but the exact details are unknown.

Sasarai did not have many friends in his life, but his sub-Commander Dios tried his best to fulfill the role and look out for Sasarai's well-being when he could.

Involvement in the Dunan Unification War

No….how could my ‘True Rune’ fail me…

—  Sasarai
Sasarai finds himself attacked by Luc during the Dunan Unification War.

During the Dunan Unification War in 460, Sasarai was sent to aid the Highland Kingdom in the conflict. Even at this young age he was widely considered the second most powerful figure in Harmonia after Hikusaak himself.

At first, he was calm and effective as an ally, but he would begin to feel uneasy due to Luc's presence among the New State Army. Later, Luc confronted him directly on the battlefield, devastating Sasarai’s troops with a powerful spell. Although Sasarai demanded to know what connection Luc had to him, Luc refused to answer Sasarai’s question. Sasarai managed to escape Luc’s attack using his True Earth Rune and did not reappear during the war.

Following the war, back in Crystal Valley, Sasarai discreetly assisted Lena Suphina in saving Nash Latkje’s younger sister, Julie, from Zaj Quiroz. This would not only help keep Harmonia politically stable; Zaj's schemes would have culminated in an attempt to bring down the government, it would also cause Nash to owe a favor that he would have to pay back himself.

War of the Champions

I strive to ensure continued peace between Harmonia and Grassland.

—  Sasarai
Sasarai withdraws from Chisha Village after duelling Hugo.

Following the Dunan Unification War, Sasarai continued to serve in the Harmonian army.

During the War of the Champions, Sasarai would lead the Harmonian army in their attempt to crush the Flame Champion and recover the True Fire Rune. Around the same time, he appointed Luc as a bishop under Hikusaak's orders, although he was unaware at the time that the Masked Man was Luc. He still had his suspicions, however, noting the specific pledge that the Masked Man made.

After Harmonian forces annihilated the Safir Clan, Sasarai led the army into the Chisha Village, where he met Hugo, who managed to stall the Harmonians by claiming to be the Flame Champion. The invasion was temporarily repelled when Karayan reinforcements came. Similarly, an attack on Brass Castle on the frontier of the Zexen Federation was thwarted by various members of the Fire Bringer.

When Sasarai was admitted into the ranks of the Fire Bringer, he supported the Flame Champion to his utmost and met many different kinds of people. However, the presence of ninjas Watari and Ayame astounded him, as they used Kage techniques familiar to him, although he was sure the group had been disbanded with the fall of Highland.

Facing Luc

Look closely! It’s us!! This is what we're made of. Made to bear the True Runes while maintaining a human appearance. We are duplicates of Hikusaak himself, who's also a rune bearer.

—  Luc to Sasarai
Sasarai relays Luc's plans after joining the Fire Bringer.

As the War of the Champions raged on, Luc would infiltrate the One Temple and reveal that Sasarai was created as a clone of Hikusaak and given the position as bishop to keep him close. After losing his True Earth Rune to Luc, Sasarai would look to ally with the Fire Bringer in order to prevent Luc’s destructive plan from coming to fruition.

Although upset violently by the revelations of his creation, Sasarai held fast to his beliefs in order to avoid the catastrophic destruction Luc would have caused. At the Ceremonial Site, Sasarai confronted Luc for a final duel, which he lost. However, Luc spared Sasarai's life, telling him that while he hated Sasarai more than anyone else, he could also empathize with him.

Following Luc’s defeat and with his True Earth Rune regained, Sasarai would return to service as a bishop within Harmonia but continued to be plagued by existentialist doubts regarding his being.



Joins automatically during Chapter 5.
Level Gender
57 Male

Battle bonds

Battle Behavior
Ease to Anger Difficult
Movement Teleporter
Battle AI Magic focused
Unite Attack
1 ' w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head Cap
Body Robe
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Crown of Destiny
Body Silver White Robe
Shield Can't equip
Other Earth Magic Ring
Reflect Ring
Mega Medicine B 4


Magic Compatability
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Gate
Sword Jonguleur Shield
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand True Earth Rune
Left Hand Flowing Rune
Weapon Never available


Free Skill Slots Locked Skill Slots
This character has 3 open skill slots. This character has 4 locked skill slots.

Physical Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Swing D C
Accuracy D C
Damage C B
Heavy Damage
Continual Attack
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Repel 1 D D C
Shield Protect
Armor Protect D C
Adrenaline Power
Holy Dash D C
Fighting Spirit

Magic Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Fire Magic B B+
Water Magic 1 B A A
Wind Magic C B
Earth Magic 1 A S S
Lightning Magic B B+
Shield Magic
Blinking Magic
Pale Gate Magic 1 B A A
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Sword of Magic C B
Magic Repel 1 B A A
Magic Resistance A A
Precision 1 C B B+
Magic Rationing
Chanting Volume
Chanting Purity


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 16 11 12 14 12 13 13 12
20 150 36 51 86 60 75 68 60
60 370 71 108 182 128 163 146 128
99 460 90 130 215 150 190 170 150


War Stats
Leader Support War Skill 1 War Skill 2
Lightning Rune x2 --


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 18 31 43 55 78 88 98 107 117 127 151 161 171 180 190
Name Guardian's Eye Guardian's Eye Guardian's Eye
W Type W Level Range
Other N/A S

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
041 Sasarai Commoner Booster Pack Vol.1
294 Sasarai Commoner Premium Pack
480 Sasarai Leader Booster Pack Vol.4
556 Sasarai Leader Booster Pack Vol.4
CS2-006 Sasarai Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-140 Sasarai Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-279 Sasarai Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-431/R041 Sasarai Commoner Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
393 Two Successors Other Premium Pack
540 Conflict of Two Mission Booster Pack Vol.4


Sasarai’s weapon is called a “Guardian Eye,” which may have something to do with the eye-shaped monsters called “Guardians” that patrol the “Gray World” that Luc sees in his vision. Its name stays the same regardless of how much it is sharpened. Luc has the exact same weapon, so it’s possible that such rings are routinely given to bishops.

The Guardian Eye serves as a medium in place of a staff and is both expensive and precious.



  • Sasarai is one of a select few characters whose weapon name does not change as it levels up.
  • Sasarai learns the unique Magic skills Precision, Pale Gate Magic, and Magic Repel. A dedicated mage, Sasarai does poorly in all Melee skills but outstanding in Magic. Unsurprisingly he can reach S level in Earth Magic.
  • Sasarai was referred to as a “High Priest” (神官長, “chief priest”) in Suikoden II; this would later be corrected to “Bishop” (神官将, “priest-general”). It was also incorrectly stated in Suikoden II that Sasarai gave the Beast Rune to Highland, but this would have happened before Sasarai was born.


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 229
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 115
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.12 (ISBN 4-7753-0159-4), page 11
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 157, 252, 306-7
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