ゼクセン連邦, Zekusen Renpō
Flag of the Zexen Federation
|Capital||Vinay del Zexay|
The Zexen Federation (ゼクセン連邦, Zekusen Renpō) is a nation that forms part of the focus of Suikoden III. It is also mentioned in Suikoden II.
The Zexen Federation is a center of commerce that lies to the west of the City-State of Jowston, even further west than the Grassland. It is a bustling area, dealing in a wide range of industries and taking in products from all over the world.
Gezel Hyatt was a trader who built a harbor in Vinay del Zexay, allowing it to become a center of trade. Following this, the town continued to develop and in 420, a parliamentary federation was established in the city, beginning the Zexen Federation.
The Zexen Council oversees political matters, while the merchant's guild controls the economy and the Zexen Knights were established to strengthen the Zexen military. Over the years, Vinay del Zexay would become one of the continent's leading cities.
As a major commercial center in the west, it is an extremely appealing location for traders and the merchant's guild holds a great deal of power in the enforcement of government there.
However, the nation has had frequent border clashes with the Grassland and this, in part, led to the invasion by the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia during the War of the Champions.
Deer antlers are the adopted national emblem of the Zexen Federation. This is because Vinay del Zexay, the nation's capital, was established on the trading of these goods. As such, the antlered deer features prominently on many Zexen national symbols.
Both the Zexen flag and the Zexen coat of arms feature tributes to the goddess Loa, written in Zexen script. The Zexen flag reads "Horned Goddes Loa (sic)", whereas the crest reads "Loa the Horned Goddes (sic)".
Zexen flag, from Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book
Zexen flag texture taken from Suikoden III
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 155
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 319-320