Seed-seeking Qlon Temple gardener
ゼン, Zen
108 Stars Chikei Star²

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 34 (S1)
Birth Year SY 424
Appears in

Zen (ゼン, Zen) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Zen is a gardener who worked at Qlon Temple before joining the Toran Liberation Army.


Not a great year for flowers. Not enough wind.

—  Zen
Oh. Bathroom's to the left.

Zen was a skilled gardener known for his expertise in landscaping and his ability to cultivate vibrant and colorful flowers. He served as the gardener at Qlon Temple, where his talent for nurturing flowers shone through in the beautiful displays he created.

When approached by the leader of the Toran Liberation Army, Zen willingly agreed to join their cause. However, before joining, he requested specific seeds—Red Flower Seeds, Blue Flower Seeds, and Yellow Flower Seeds—to finish his work at the temple. These flowers were chosen as they didn't require constant maintenance, allowing their natural beauty to flourish over time.

After planting the requested seeds, Zen became a member of the Liberation Army. During his time at Toran Castle, he worked on the flower garden where Milich Oppenheimer and other aristocrats spent their time but often mentioned that it was not an ideal season for flowers due to a lack of wind. With a gentle and good-natured demeanor, Zen was a reserved individual who preferred working quietly in the background, tending to his flowers with utmost care and tenderness.

Even after the conclusion of the Gate Rune War, Zen remained at Toran Castle, continuing to lend his expertise and passion to create flourishing gardens adorned with blossoming flowers. His presence and efforts contributed to the beauty and ambiance of the castle's surroundings.

Game info


When your castle is at Level 3 or higher, talk to Zen at the rear of Qlon Temple and bring him the Red, Yellow and Blue Flower Seeds. They are found at the item shops in the Warriors' Village, Teien and Rikon respectively.


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Fellows Charge 300 6 4

Other languages and releases

Japanese katakana ゼン
Japanese rōmaji Zen
Chinese simplified (HDR)
Chinese traditional (HDR)
Chinese pinyin Chán
English Zen
French Zen
German Zen
Italian Zen
Spanish Zen


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 156
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 83
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 67
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