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Sharmista (シャルミシタ, Sharumishita) is a supporting character in Suikoden V. Sharmista is a high-ranked officer in the Armes Western Marine Corps, working under Shula Valya.
Sharmista served as the secretary and bodyguard to Shula Valya, helping to lead the Armes Western Marine Corps as one of the unit's senior officers along with the equally capable Nifsara.
A beautiful and intelligent woman, she was a member of one of the leading families in the Madra Clan. Her quiet, flexible form of thinking marked as an intellectual sort. She and Shula have known each other since childhood and she was also very close to Nifsara.
Following the withdrawal of the New Armes Kingdom from Falena in the Sun Rune War, she and Nifsara would join the Imperial City Recapture Army along with Shula Valya himself in order to help foster more peaceful relations between the two countries post-war. In battle, Sharmista not only fought exquisitely alongside Nifsara but also specialized in rune magic herself.
Following the war, she and Nifsara would be stationed alongside Shula Valya in his new position as New Armes ambassador in Sol-Falena. It was said that her wisdom and grace soon won over the hearts of Falena's people.
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 608-9