Sovereign Rune

One of the 27 True Runes
Sovereign Rune
覇王の紋章, Haou no Monshō

Type True Rune
Appears in

The Sovereign Rune (覇王の紋章, Haō no Monshō) is one of the 27 True Runes. It is the rune of Barbarosa Rugner.


That's the kind of rune that could win you a war.

The Sovereign Rune is a heirloom of the Rugner family that is in the form of the Dragon King Sword. It is said that the rune came into possession of the Scarlet Moon Empire around the time of its founding, but the details are unclear.

The Sovereign Rune protects its user from all forms of magic, even that of magical coercion, such as the Conqueror Rune and the power of the other True Runes such as the Gate Rune. It also enables its user to possess the form of the Golden Hydra.

The fact that the Sovereign Rune was, in fact, embedded in the Dragon King Sword was a secret of the Rugner family, known only by direct members of the family line. As such, Windy did not know of the rune's location until Barbarosa revealed it to her. Its whereabouts following Barbarosa's leap from Gregminster Palace are unknown.


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 211
  2. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), page 66
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 84
Runes in the Suikoden series
27 True Runes
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of Life and Death (Soul Eater) • Rune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
True Rune Aspects Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneDawn RuneTwilight Rune
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