Tsai

Skillful spearman known as "Tsai of the Divine Spear"
Tsai
ツァイ, Tsuai
108 Stars Tenyu Star²
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 37 (S2)
Birth Year SY 424
From Ryube Village, Dunan Republic
Family Tomo (daughter)
Appears in

Tsai (ツァイ, Tsuai) is a character in Suikoden II. Tsai is a craftsman who is so well-known for his skills with spears that he has acquired the nickname of 'Tsai of the Divine Spear.'

History

Any craftsman would be ashamed to begin a job and not finish it!

—  Tsai
It's like he doesn't even know he's in an RPG.

Tsai was a talented spearman and spear craftsman. He once pierced an iron helmet with a spear, earning him the nickname 'Divine Spear.'

Unpretentious and strong-willed, he was considered first-rate both as a soldier and as a craftsman but considered himself a craftsman first and foremost. Though capable of many forms of crafting, he preferred to work mainly on spears.

He originally lived in Ryube Village but moved into the mountains surrounding the town seeking privacy. His reputation also led to his recruitment by Viktor as Viktor recognized his skill and believed that only Tsai could repair the damaged Fire Spears.

Tsai would agree to help the group, worried about Luca Blight's advance. Too late to prevent the razing of Ryube Village, Tsai recognized Luca's strength and prevented the hero and Jowy from confronting him, knowing they would die in the attempt. Tsai would coninue to aid the mercenary force, eventually joining the New State Army after it was founded.

Tsai served as an infantry leader during the Dunan Unification War, utilizing his outstanding handling of the spear. Although he downplayed his nickname as the Divine Spear, he was still proud of his spearmanship, which he brought to bare against the Highland Army.

During the war, he would return to him home to collect some tools only to be confronted by his daughter, Tomo. It was revealed that Tsai was estranged from his family as he was absorbed in his work. He would refuse to return home with her, saying he had a responsibility to the New State Army. This instead led to Tomo joining the army over Tsai's protests.

Prior to the Liberation of Greenhill, Tomo would once again try to persuade Tsai to come home. Tsai would again refuse, stating that all he had done was made his wife and child sad. He would ask Tomo to tell her mother that he was never found if he died in the upcoming battle.

Following the conflict he reunited with his wife, dragged home by his daughter and seemed to have lived a happy family life from then on.

Gameplay

Recruitment

Recruitment
Tsai automatically joins you during plot events in Ryube Forest.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
11 Male M M N 3

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Tomo
Protected By Tomo
Unite Attack
1 Dad & Daughter Attack w/ Tomo

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Leather Hat
Body Fur Robe
Shield Can't equip
Other Clay Guardian 4
Gauntlet
Greaves

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
C E C
Lightning Wind Holy
C B B
Darkness Gate ???
C E -
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Unicorn Rune
Left Hand Level 20
Weapon Never available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MGC
E E F
CON MDEF DEX
D E B
SPD LCK
E C
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP STR MAG CON MDEF DEX SPD LCK
1 20 12 12 13 12 14 12 13
20 170 60 51 68 60 86 60 75
60 290 94 80 107 94 134 94 119
90 410 128 108 146 128 182 128 163

War

War Stats
ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
-- -- +1 -- Fire Spear x2 --

Weapon

Weapon
LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 8 12 24 32 37 42 48 53 80 88 98 110 120 130 140
Name God Spear Raijin Spear Raijin Long Spear
W Type W Level Range
Spear N/A M


Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
052 Tsai Booster Pack Vol.1
305 Tsai Premium Pack
CS2-176 Tsai CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-442/R052 Tsai Remake Booster


Gallery

Trivia

  • Tsai's ending will change depending on whether or not you've recruited his daughter, Tomo.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), pages 148-9
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 175
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 167, 168, 179
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Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageSindar RuinsToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
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Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku Hamlet
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