Winged Horde

Race of winged, claw-footed demi-humans

The Winged Horde (ウイングホード, Uinguhōdo), sometimes referred to as Winghorde and, colloquially, Wingers, are a race in the Suikoden series. Several characters in the series have been members of this race.


The Winged Horde are a demi-human race, with large wings on their back. Their wings do not support sustained flight. Rather, they are used for gliding purposes. They use nerek, a foul-smelling liquid to protect their wings and repel insects. This and their custom of storing food for long periods of time, gave rise to a stereotype of Winged Horde as malodorous. They were also known as sanguine, which lent itself to mischief.

Their largest known settlement is in Two River City, although other communities apparently exist in the Grassland. They once had settlements in Tinto Principality but were expelled from the area as Tinto's strip mining began to damage the land. A displaced people, the Winged Horde were brought to Two River City by Genkaku in 432, where they were given land on the sandbar that divides the Lana River and recognized as citizens with the right to be involved in the civil process there.

The reputation of the Winged Horde in Two River suffered to a lack of cultural understanding between the races there. However, their bravery during the Dunan Unification War was noticed and following the conflict, the persecution they suffered in the past has ceased.


  1. Genso Suikoden I & II Official World Guide Book (ISBN 4-471-36033-7), page 59
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 33-34
  3. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), page 110
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 282
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales