SUIKODEN V
                        
                         OBORO´S INVESTIGATIONS FAQ
                         

                               Author: Jygga




1). DISCLAIMER
2). UPDATES
3). INFO
4). CONTACT ME!!
5). INVESTIGATIONS. 
6). SPECIAL THANKS

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1. DISCLAIMER

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This FAQ was written by me, Jygga and me alone. It cannot be used
on any other website besides Gamefaqs without my permission and
approval. All characthers are copyright by Konami.

This is also my very first FAQ ever written.

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2. UPDATES

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24/3-06: Started writing this FAQ.
27/3-06: Finished the game. (Yay!!)
29/3-06: Finished writing 39 of the characthers, still much to do...
1/4-06:  Finished writing all of them. Took its sweet time.


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3. INFO

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Oboro is a charachter that works as a Private Detective. He can
give you information on all your recruited characthers, and thus, 
giving more depth to the characthers. He is just like Richmond of 
Suikoden II or Kidd from Suikoden III.

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4. CONTACT ME!!

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You can contact me if you need permission to use this FAQ for another 
website besides Gamefaqs. My e-mail is: jygga9@hotmail.com (also MSN)

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5. INVESTIGATIONS

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ALHAZRED

#1: Alhazred is a traveling book peddler... No, that´s not right. He´s a
collector of rare tomes. He doesn´t collect the tomes to sell them, he
said, so the term "peddler" apparently offends him.

#2: He must be a very rich man, if he comes across a rare enough tome,
he shell out enough cash to build a castle. Must be nice having that 
kind of cash to throw around, eh?

#3: The other day, I saw him... It was the middle of the night, and he
was holding a hide-bound tome as if he were in love. And that was no 
ordinary hide...

AX

#1: Ax is a baby dragon horse still training in Gordius. When Nick
officially becomes a Dragon Cavalry soldier, he and Ax will be 
partners. They pretty much already are.

#2: He´s full of curiousity and can be restless at times. 
But curiosity is a sign of intelligence, so the Dragon Cavalry 
considers it something of a virtue.

#3: It´s hard to see, since he´s still just a baby, but he´s got
three horns. Three horned dragon horses are very rare, so they
expect him to be something special one day.

BABBAGE

#1: Babbage is an inventor from Estrise. Without exaggeration,
the man has devoted every fiber of his being to gears and nothing but.

#2: His masterpiece is the revolving bridge, but all of Estrise´s 
windmills are his, too. He wanted to build the windmills with 
their gears exposed, but the sea winds would have worn them down,
so he reluctantly put ´em on the inside.

#3: He´s a technical genius, but he´s got no concept of how to 
take care of himself. He left all the housework to Sorensen 
without so much as a "thank you." Sorensen has got to be
the most patient man...

BASTAN

#1: Bastan was a Haud Village art appraiser. He´s always had
a hard time about it, trying to forcehis own aethethic tastes
into matching up with Lord Barows´. But now, thanks to you,
he knows he doesn´t have to do that anymore.

#2: He says he´s less interested in painting and sculptures
than he is in pottery and dishes. They´re both useful in 
everyday life and artistically valuable.

#3: He´s got a family living somewhere else, and he sends 
them money regularly. That´s why he couldn´t tear himself
away from Haud Village -- he had to support them.

BELCOOT

#1: Belcoot used to be a gladiator, but he escaped ten years
ago. After training himself abroad, he came back to participate
in the Sacred Games. He made it all the way to the finalmatch...
But you know how that went.

#2: Believe it or not, as good as he is now, he was a pretty 
lousy gladiator back in the day. That´s why no one knew who he
was when he appeared in the Sacred Games.

#3: It seems he gets along well with Dinn because they both 
use those giant swords. I´ve seen `em practise together, and
they´re not half-bad.

BERGEN

#1: Bergen´s a dwarf boy who calls himself Levi´s "apprentice."
His work seems to consist of digging up Rune orbs for Levi to 
use in his research.

#2: He´s not so much interested in becoming a wizard himself.
He just wants to watch Levi do his magic. Levi seems to know 
that, and tends to take advantage of the boy. But if Bergen
doesn´t mind, I guess it´s all right. 

#3: "I don't know about humans, but dwarves consider me a pretty
good-looking guy!" he insists.

BERNADETTE

#1: Bernadette´s the daughter of Admiral Skald Egan, the one
in charge of the Island Nations Federation Fleet. She´s also
the Vice-Captain of the flagship, the Lino En Kuldes.

#2: She looks more like Admiral Egan´s grandchildthan his daughter,
being the youngest of eight siblings and all. Her siblings 
are soldiers, explorers andshipping agents. Some she keeps in 
touch with. Others, not so much.

#3: Georg pmce said she was in a postition similair to Sialeeds.
What do you suppose he meant by that?

BOZ

#1: Boz is the lord of Estrise and a former Barows faction noble... 
But he wants us to forget about that, he said. He has a wife and two
sons in Estrise.

#2: He´s a devoted husband, and his wife´s a fine lady, so they 
rarely fight. Except one time -- apparently, she asked him to change
that hairstyle of his, and they almost had a divorce.

#3: Hmm. Well, he´s pretty much on the up-and-up, so I couldn´t
dig up much dirt. Except for one thing: The reason he prefers land
battles to sea battles, even though he´s the lord of a port town,
is that he can´t swim.

BYAKUREN

#1: Byakuren is a giant white serpent from Ceras Lake. At first,
she thought we were intruders and wanted to chase us out. 
Now she thinks of us as her friends.

#2: She can´t understand our speech, but it seems she´s as smart
as we are, regardless. She often talks with Genoh.

#3: She seems confident in her looks, but she sees Flail and 
Miroon as rivals. I guess I sort of understand about Flail, 
but why Miroon, I wonder... 

CATHARI

#1: Cathari is a mysterious woman, supposedly from the northern 
continent. So far, here´s what we know: She´s met Lucretia, 
and she carries a rare weapon called a "gun".

#2: She owns a rare Rune called the Godspeed Rune, which makes her
insanely fast. Between that and the gun, she´s a killer. 
Because you never see her till she shoots you dead, some people
call her the "Invisible Howl".

#3: Only a certain organization in the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia
knows how to manufacture her weapon. Nether Gate tried to steal
their technology, but failed. In retrospect, that´s a very good thing.

CHISATO

#1: Chisato´s a young lady who used to do puppet shows on Nirva Island.
She´s amazing with voices -- she can produce any voice
she wants at any time.

#2: I thought her voices might be magical or something, 
but they aren´t. No magic, no gimmicks. Just talent and practise.
It´s incredible what people are capable of.

#3: Chisato doesn´t know it, but she´s a legend in the world
of theater: "The Woman of Thousand Voices." Most people think
she´s a myth. If they knew better, I bet every theater
group in the world would be clamoring for her.

CHUCK

#1: Chuck is the young man who guarded the Barows family´s
storage. Now he guards our storage here.

#2: He lost his family during the Armes invasion eight years ago.
He drifted around, and wound up stumbling into Lord Barows´ mansion.
As the guards drove him out, Luserina stood up for him,
and he ended up staying with them.

#3: He used to tend the Barows gardens -- he loves flowers and trees.
I wonder how those gardens are doing now...

CIUS

#1: Cius used to be a guard at Agate Prison. But when they 
imprisoned Lucretia, he became so concerned for her that he 
helped set her free.

#2: He comes from a long line of Doraat military men. He´s a
real straight arrow, and he´d normally rather die before defecting
to the enemy. Heh, Lucretia´s a wicked woman for bringing him 
around to the other extreme...

#3: He´s a little too fussy about following rules, so the people
of Raftfleet, in particular, keep him at arm´s length. Still,
I guess an army needs guys like him.

CORNELIO

#1: Cornelio is an eccentric -- CREATIVE musician who wants to 
gather up DoReMi Elves and start an orchestra.

#2: He´s got that DoReMi Rune, so gathering more DoReMi Elves
makes his magic more powerful.

#3: Their fields are different, but he gets along well with
Josephine. Makes sense. They´re both high-class, and all that.
When the two of them are together, I don´t dare go near them.
That´s because I´m a "mediocrity," you see.

CRAIG

#1: Craig is the Commander of the Dragon Cavalry. He´s a great
leader. Even while he´s fighting on the front line, he sees the
big picture and gives the right orders. All his men trust him 
with their lives.

#2: He and Miakis´ father are best friends, just like Rahal and Roog.

#3: He likes fishing, but he asked me not to tell Subala because
she´d challenge him to a competition. He said he fishes to relax,
not to compare his catch with someone else´s.

DINN

#1: Dinn´s head of the garrison in Sable. He´s a reliable leader
-- his men and his lord, Raulbel, agree on that. He looks like 
a man with very few faults.

#2: Dinn used to be all alone in the world. The last Lord
Raulbel took him in with the intention of making him a gladiator.
Solis must have talked his father out of that.

#3: He´s courting Solis Raulbel´s daughter, Salisha with her 
parents´ approval. He´s so devoted to her, I almost wonder who 
his real master is.

DONGO

#1: Dongo´s a cave dwarf blacksmith. His master´s a tyrant,
always yelling and calling him a "hack" or a "dimwit."
But he´s actually a damn good smith.

#2: He loves forging weapons. He says that a fine blade is the
true art of a blacksmith´s talent.

#3: You know those metal fittings that secure the  rails of 
Wabon´s mining carts? Dongo´s the one who made those.
They say he helped with the mining carts themselves, too. Wabon´s
got no business giving that guy a hard time.

EGBERT

#1: Egbert is the descendant of the Aethelbald family, who fell
into ruin after being politically crushed by the Godwins about a 
century ago. So he claims, I think. He´s not the most coherent
fellow around.

#2: After about a hundred years ago, all record of the Aethelbald
family suddenly stops, and nobody knows what happened to their
descendants after that. So Egbert´s either a crazy old man,
or he´s a crazy, honest old man.

#3: Whenever Egbert sees Mr.Mouse, he licks his lips. I guess
now we know how he managed to stay survive in that underground
passage all this time... Ugh.

ERESH

#1: Well, you found her somewhere and brought her back with you.
Beyond that... Give me some time on this one.  

#2: Those clothes she´s wearing are reserved for high-level clergy.
But you have to be at least 40 to attain a position that high,
no matter how fast you climb. Do they even make 
those clothes in her size? That girl is one big mystery. 

#3: Refresh my memory -- you said the two of you went into some 
ruins in that place? I checked the place out, but I didn´t see
any entrance...

ERNST

#1: A smart leopard that accompanies an animal tamer and gives 
astonishingly eye opening performances. That´s Ernst´s 
outward persona. Turns out he´s some unlucky kid -- a pretty boy,
apparently -- who´s cursed because of some Rune.

#2: If he really tries, he can turn back into a human temporarily.
During that time, he can harness the Rune´s powers 
-- and those are some powers, let me tell you. Also, for some reason,
his curse takes a break on full-moon nights.

#3: Ernst has a real sweet tooth, but no matter what he eats when 
he´s a leopard, it doesn´t taste sweet. So when there´s a full moon,
he tries to eat enough sweets to keep himself going for the 
next whole month.

EURAM

#1: Euram is Lord Barow´s son and heir. He´s a fool, but a 
tenacious fool, which makes him very hard to deal with. Although,
to be fair, he seems to have turned himself around now.

#2: Bet you didn´t know this: Euram and Luserina used to have an
older sister, but she died of illness. They had an older brother,
too. He got assassinated. Then their mother became too afraid
to set foot outside.

#3: Maybe when his mother became phobic, he started acting like
a foll who´d always need his mommy. You know, for her sake.
Maybe after he´d been doing it long enough, he started thinking
that was who he really was. That´s my guess.

FAYLEN

#1: Faylen is Faylon´s younger sister. One of Roy´s bandits,
or at least she used to be.

#2: Originally, Roy wasn´t supposed to be the only one in disguise.
Faylen was supposed to dress up as Lyon, too. But when she 
showed Roy her costume, he laughed so hard, she got mad and 
refused to wear it.

#3: Lyon asked me once, "I don´t think Faylen likes me, 
Do you know why?" Ah, kids!

FAYLON

#1: Faylon is Faylen´s older brother. He used to be one of Roy´s
bandits.

#2: He´s a year older than Roy, but he acts like Roy´s above him.
Actually, it seems like everyone´s above him, even his own 
little sister. And he doesn´t seem to mind!

#3: When Roy was pretending to be you, Faylon tried pretending
to be Georg. But when he tried on the costume, it was so small,
it got all ripped up. And that was the end of that plan.

FLAIL

#1: Flail is Rahal's dragon horse. She's powerful and has great
reflexes, and gets along very well with Rahal. 

#2: As dragon horses go, she's very pretty. The males fight over
her all the time. Eventually, the males will sort out who gets to
be her mate. But, what with the state of emergency and all, 
they've put that aside for now. 

#3: She has a beautiful voice. Her cry sounds like a song. 
When Rania heard her "lowing," it moved her to tears. 
Too bad Rania's the only one who can hear that sort of thing.

FUWALAFUWALU

#1: Fuwalafuwalu is the elder of the beavers. If he rolls 
himself up, he looks like a big furry ball. ...
Oh, that last part´s what Toma said.

#2: The average life expectancy of a beaver is about thirty years,
but Fuwalafuwalu is already beyond that. They say his father 
lived over fifty years. I guess longevity runs in his family.

#3: Come to think of it, though, he´s younger than I am... 
But I guess that´s neither here nor there.

FUYO

#1: Fuyo is a wonder. She single-handedly keeps the Oboro Detective
Agency´s office running. She comes from a merchant´s family, 
so accounting and clercial work are right up her alley. Without her,
 we would never survive.

#2: When Sagiri, Shigure and I first opened the agency, Fuyo was our
very first client. I guess she couldn´t stand how inefficient we were,
so after her investigation was over, she came back to help us.
She´s been with us ever since.

#3: I thought Fuyo might run for the hills when she found about
our past, but instead she stuck around. Said she wanted to work
with us as a family, for Sagiri and Shigure´s sake. Like I said,
she´s a wonder.

GALLEON

#1: He´s the oldest active Queen´s Knight. Back in the Armes 
Invasion, he fought right on the front, brave as all hell. 
He´s from Lordlake, and ever since the uprising there two
years ago, he seems worried about something...

#2: He used to be married, but got divorced twenty years ago.
Actually, his ex-wife is in this castle right now. 
But it´s probably not my place to say who she is.

#3: Well, it´s probably obvious by now, so I might as well say it:
His ex-wife is Silva. They met on the battlefield when she was 
an army doctor and, before long, they got married. What happened
after that is private, though...

GAVAYA

#1: Gavaya is a fighter from Armes. But he apparently doesn´t care
at all about his homeland anymore. He travels from country to country
now, looking for somebody to marry.

#2: Looks aside, Gavaya´s a gentleman. He´d never dream of hurting
a woman in any way. Not even in a tournament -- if he winds up 
facing a female competitor, he just withdraws.

#3: looks like he knows Hazuki and Nikea from various tournament 
circuits. I overheard he and Nikea moaning the other day about not 
getting into the Sacred Games.

GEORG

#1: Georg has always been a great warrior. That´s why Falena and 
Ferid made him a Queen´s Knight so quickly. He´s been in a difficult 
position since the day the Sun Palace was attacked, 
but I guess you know all about that.

#2: Before coming to Falena, he was in the Scarlet Moon Empire, 
on the northern continent. Believe it or not, he was one of the 
Six Great Generals. They called him "Deathblow George."
But, apparently, Ferid knew him even before all that.

#3: I don´t know about that left eye of his... Usually, when a man´s 
blind in one eye, he moves or acts like he has a blind spot. 
Not Georg, though...

GENOH

#1: Genoh is a giant turtoise that lived in the waterfall basin 
upstream from Beaver Lodge. Surprisingly enough, he´s just about
as smart as a human. Maybe even smarter. The beavers 
call him "Boss."

#2: He claims he´s over a thousand years old, but that´s a little 
far-fetched. Whenever I ask him about the past, he just says he 
"can´t quite remember." But, hey, if it´s true its
amazing.

#3: Byakuren´s been around awhile herself -- a little over a hundred
years -- so the two of them get along, it seems. I get the impression
that Genoh wants to be friends more than she does, though.

GOESCH

#1: Goesch is a young farmer from Lordlake. He´s a real leader among
the youth.

#2: He loves Lordlake more than anyone, but he´s sensible enough not
to let those feelings get the better of him. Word is, he even 
stayed out of the uprising two years ago.

#3: Since the uprising, Lordlake´s youth kept wanting to storm 
Hatred Fortress, but Goesch always talked them out of it. 
He didn´t want to lose more friends in vain, he said.

GUNDE

#1: Gunde's your typical cave dwarf in just about every way. 
He's good friends with Logg, apparently. 

#2: Even by dwarf standards, he's one of the best diggers around. 
He digs fast, accurately, and as quietly as possible.

#3: Years ago, Godwin soldiers stuck Gunde's father with a bogus
charge and threw him in jail. But Logg helped Gunde's father escape.
After that, Gunde started helping Logg with his work. 

HALETH

#1: Haleth's an ex-bureaucrat from the Hershville Naval Base. 
Not what you'd call a bad guy, but shady as hell. He loves to gamble,
and embezzlement's right up his alley. Not to mention all those 
forged documents.

#2: You know about Logg's fugitive-smuggling runs? Haleth used to
help with those by forging passports and IDs. No doubt, that 
experience came in handy when he went on to fudge all those 
cargo receipts.

#3: He organizes betting on dragon horse races, apparently without
the Cavalry's permission. But pretty much all the Cavalry soldiers
like gambling, so Commander Laden just looks the other way.

HASWAR

#1: Haswar is the Oracle of Lunas. She´s the daughter of Lady 
Shahkrewar, the late Queen´s older sister. So that makes her Queen
Arshtat and Lady Sialeeds´ cousin.

#2: She has a tendency to give hugs to anyone she thinks is cute.
Toma, Maroon -- Fuyo, even. Although Fuyo doesn´t complain about
it all that much...

#3: Since the only women left now in Falena's royal family are
the Princess and Lady Haswar herself, she's worried about the
family dying out. 

HAZUKI

#1: Hazuki´s a beautiful young swordswoman. She followed Belcoot
here. It´s odd... As clueless as Belcoot is about women,
he sure can reel them in, can´t he?

#2: She actually comes from a family of government sword intructors.
She took a journey to hone her skills, and lost to Belcoot 
in Kanakan. She´s sworn not to go home again until she gets even.

#3: Over the course of her travels, she met Nikea and Gavaya. 
When she first met Gavaya, he was so persistent in his marriage 
proposals that she actually drew her sword on him.

ISABEL

#1: Isabel calls herself "the heir to the Maximillian Knight´s 
aspirations." And she´s got the skills and conviction to back 
that up. She´s a very strong woman. Good looking, too.

#2: The Maximillian Knights used to operate in the 
Scarlet Moon Empire, on the northern continent. But because they 
acted on their own convictions, without the Emperor´s permission,
they were dissolved.

#3: When Isabel, Zerase and Cathari are together, no man can approach
them, all three are pretty overbearing, but they´re as capable as 
their attitude implies, so better keep your distance.

ISATO

#1: He´s both the chief cleric in Lunas and the Oracle Haswar´s
right-hand man. Also, believe it or not, he´s an elf.

#2: Elves age much more slow than humans, so he must be a lot older 
than he looks. He´s probably been a cleric longer than most of 
his peers have been alive.

#3: He´s from a hidden elf village called Alseid. Supposedly, 
it´s up in the North Woods of Lunas, but no human´s ever set
foot there in the history of time.


JEANE

#1: Oh, Jeane´s a Rune Mistress. She came to Lelcar from Sol-Falena.
Beautiful, isn´t she? And she´s damn good at her job.

#2: Eh? You want to know about Jeane? Well, hmm... You know, 
there are some doors you´re really better off not opening...

#3: So you really want to know, eh? All right, fine, Jeane is... 
a very nice young lady, with absolutely no mind-boggling 
secrets to hide. None whatsoever. Moving on...

JOSEPHINE

#1: Josephine is a young lady who searched throughout Haud Village
for culture. Culture. In Haud Village. I´m not going to 
say anything...

#2: She apparently makes all of those odd clothes and parasols
herself. Good for her.

#3: What a shock, eh? I'd heard the rumors about the Valya family's
daughter running away, but who would've thought it would turn out 
to be Josephine? By the way, it's a moot point now, but 
good thing Lord Barows never found out.

KILLEY

#1: We don't know much about Killey -- not even why he was locked
up in Agate Prison. He seems to be researching the Sindar
civilization, but I'm still trying to find out why. 

#2: When Lord Godwin held a gathering of Sindar civilization experts,
Killey showed up. Not to help out or anything -- 
he just couldn't resist the chance to snag that much Sindar 
information all at once.

#3: I don't think there's any doubt he's from this country. 
I asked him which city, but he wouldn't tell me. He only said, 
"You wouldn't know it even if I told you." Heh, i doubt that.

KISARA

#1: Kisara serves as Raja´s aide. She´s also Logg´s wife and Lun´s
mother.

#2: She´s still beautiful even now, but when she was young, word
of her beauty spread even outside of Raftfleet. When she decided 
to marry Logg, the men of Raftfleet were just about ready to kill him.

#3: I found out how their romance began! Well, it´s a real nice story,
but I was asked to keep it secret... They haven´t even told Lun,
apparently. So I guess I´d better not tell you. Sorry...

KYLE

#1: Well, needless to say, Kyle is a Queen´s Knight. People thought 
he sided with the Barows faction, but that was just a rumor.
Back at the Sun Palace, he played a critical role in your escape...
But you know that better than I do, of course.

#2: When he was in Lelcar, Volga often looked after him. 
Even as a kid, he hit on every girl in sight, whenever he wasn´t 
pummeling his sparring partners. Even for Volga, that kid must
have been a handful.

#3:About 10 years ago, he had some trouble in Lelcar, 
packed his bags, and left. During the Armes invasion, he became 
a volunteer soldier and fought like mad. His performance caught
Ferid´s eye, and that led him to what he is today.

LANCE

#1: Lance is Roog's dragon horse. The two of them are alike in 
every way. Well, at least according to Rahal. I wonder what he
meant specifically...

#2: When he was younger, he had such a violent temper, 
they worried nobody'd be able to ride him. Even now, if someone tries
to ride him when Roog's not around, he flips out and goes 
completely wild.

#3: He's a big eater, but a picky one, too. He only eats fresh, 
fat fish. That's the only point he and Roog differ on, Rahal said.
I wonder what he meant by that.

LELEI

#1: Lelei used to be a guard at Agate Prison, but she fell for 
Lucretia´s pretty -- I MEAN, she was concerned about Lucretia,
as she came with her. Now she´s kind of Lucretia´s...assistant.

#2: As a female prison guard, she was assigned to watch Lucretia. 
Maybe that´s why she was the first one to get over to Lucretia´s 
side. Ever since then, Lucretia has been teaching her military 
strategy, I guess.

#3: She stands so tall that all the other girls admire her.
But actually she wishes she were a little shorter. When she´s 
by herself, she stoops.

LEVI

#1: Levi calls himself a "Rune magic scholar," and doesn´t like to
be called a "sorcerer" or a "wizard." Me being a layperson, 
I don´t see the difference...

#2: One time, I saw him talking to that serpentine staff of his.
Is that normally part of his "research"?

#3: He seems incredible interested in Zerase and Jeane. 
Not "that" kind of interest, mind you -- It´s all about his 
research. So he says.

LINFA

#1: Linfa´s said, on the record, "I´d rather gamble than eat."
But she´s terrible at hiding her emotions, so she´s not a very 
good gambler. What are we going to do with her?

#2: To get away from her gambling debts, she´ll not only cheat,
but even break out the old feminine wiles. She´s slipped past 
plenty of guys that way. And not just g--
I really shouldn´t say anymore.

#3: Well, she really hasn´t cheated people out of THAT much money...
When you get right down to it, she´s not quite a "bad girl" yet. 
And she gave you back your money, right?

LOGG

#1: Logg is Raftfleet´s jack-of-all-trades. He´s Kisara´s husbands,
and Lun´s father.

#2: How he won Kisara´s heart is one of Raftfleet´s seven wonders.
As in, mysterious beyond all comprehension. There was no sign that
they were even going out, and then, all of a sudden, they 
announced their engagement.

#3: Logg probably told you that, back when he was young, he 
and Gunde used to smuggle fugitives. I hear he did the same for
gladiators, although Belcoot doesn´t seem to have been one of them.

LORELAI

#1: Lorelai is a gorgeus girl (if I do say so,) devoted to pursuing
the Sindar civilazation´s mysteries. But she´s quite a 
mystery herself.

#2: On one of her "expeditions," she wound up trapped in the Deep 
Twilight Forest´s ruins... with Killey. She won´t say how they 
got out, but I heard her mumble something about Viki. But Viki...
well, Viki sounds clueless about it.

#3: I´ve seen Gavaya follow Lorelai, Hazuki, and Norma around.
They´re all very pretty girls, so I guess I can understand how 
he feels, but still...

LUCRETIA

#1: Lucretia was Lord Godwin´s tactician, but she got in the way 
of his ambitions, and he and his family locked her up. Later, 
this great Prince came along and rescued her, and she became 
his tactician. That´s about the gist of it.

#2: Lord Godwin originally found her on a trip to the northern 
continent and came back with her. At first, people called her his
mistress, but after all she did during the Armes invasion, 
no one ever bad-mouthed her again.

#3: She always carries this unusal necklace, with braided cord
and gems, but I´ve never seen her wear it. It looks like it might
have come from a Grasslands clan, way up to the north.

LU

#1: Lu´s a quirky kid who likes mechanical gizmos. She´s not so 
much interested in what they do, or how they´re built... She just 
likes the way they´re shaped and the way they  move. Eh,
kids like toys, I guess.

#2: Guess she´s forgotten all about that time she called you 
"Apprentice Number 2." Not a care in the world, that girl.

#3: You know that revolving crossbow she´s got? Babbage designed it,
and Sorensen put it together. Not sure, but there may be a mechanism
in there to link the crossbow with her other equipment somehow.

LUN

#1: Lun is Logg and Kisara´s daughter. She used to help her father
in his jack-of-all-trades work. She always has so much energy,
and not enough to do with it.

#2: She really respects her mother, and hopes to be like her one day.
The way she´s going though, she may well turn out like her father
instead. But that´s just part of her charm.

#3: She´s growing more and more every day. Pretty soon,
she´s gonna catch up with her mother, if you know what I mean...
Hey, nothing but the straight facts, right?

LUSERINA

#1: She´s Lord Barows´ daughter, but she´s got none of her brother´s
incompetence. Believe it or not, she´s a geniunely good person. 
Competent, too.

#2: Here´s something our sources just came across; Lord Barows 
planned for you and Luserina to marry! Of course, you probably
already knew that...

#3: It took some digging, but I found a flaw in her characther.
She doesn´t get the concept of art. It doesn´t matter what she´s
looking at. Any painting, any sculpture -- she has no idea if 
it´s good or bad. Blame her dad for that one.

LYON

#1: You know Lyon better than I do, but here goes... Ferid took 
her in 8 years ago, and she displayed remarkable skill with a blade.
She was then chosen to become both a Queen´s Knight apprentice
and Your Highness´ bodyguard.

#2: Actually, if you want to know, Ferid once asked me to find 
her real parents, I checked everywhere, but... nothing. Lyon´s
probably better off not knowing about that, though...

#3: I remember Lyon when she used to be in Nether Gate. As 
striking as her skills were, what sticks in my memory most
is the colour of her eyes. You know what I mean, right?

MARINA

#1: She´s a very energetic young lady, with a job at the inn over
in Stormfist. I guess a lot happened during the Sacred Games, but 
she´s too cheerful to let bad times bring her down.  

#2: Her parents died when she was little, and the couple at the inn
took her in as their own.

#3: She´s very expressive with her emotions. Every time she sees 
Hazuki tagging along with Belcoot, she frowns with jealousy.
Kids. They don´t know how good it is to be so young...

MAROON

#1: Maroon is the young leader of the beavers, in practise if not
in name. He´s also Fuwalafuwalu´s righ-hand man. And he´s the oldest
of the five siblings.

#2: By beaver standards, he´s already a young man, but his actual
age isn´t all that different from Toma´s. Let me guess what you´re
thinking: "Oh, okay. That explains it, then."

#3: Lately, he´s been Haswar´s favourite. He pouts and insists he´s
too old to be called "cute," but Haswar is oblivious.

MATHIAS

#1: Mathias is Isabel´s slave -- Excuse me, "assistant." They 
came together all the way from the northern continent, but they´ve
had no trouble fitting in around here.

#2: You or I might think his commitment to Isabel´s a little extreme,
but he calls it "his sole reason for being." Go figure.

#3: When Mathias, Dinn and Rahal were training in the dojo, 
this huge crowd of women came to watch and caused a stir.

MEROON

#1: Meroon is the fourth sibling of the five. She makes that 
mysterious beaver sound: "Nuooooh." What do you mean, 
"Beavers don´t make that sound?"

#2: Even after all the other beavers shut themselves up in their 
lodge, she came out to Raftfleet all by herself. I guess she just
loves  having fun, no matter what else is going on.

#3: For some reason, she´s the only one Moroon never, ever tries
to cross.

MIAKIS

#1: Miakis is a Queen's Knight, and the Princess' bodyguard. 
Well, not just a bodyguard. Much closer than that, by all accounts.
But I guess you would know more about all that than I do.

#2: She's the kind of person who could get along with just about
anybody, but I hear Alenia couldn't stand her. I guess it was 
some kind of instinctual thing...

#3: Her father was a Dragon Cavalry soldier. When his daughter 
became a Queen's Knight, he retired, and he and his wife began a
leisurely trip around the world. Even Miakis doesn't know where 
they're traveling right now.

MIROON

#1: Miroon is the second beaver sibling of the five. She loves baths,
and works at the hot springs inn over in Yashuna Village.

#2: Apparently, beavers consider her a peerless beauty. I´ll take
their word for it.

#3: When Gavaya tried to peek into the women´s bath, I hear she
sent him to the infirmary with a single blow. I hesitate to say this,
but I think she might actually be super-strong...

MOHSEN

#1: Mohsen´s a merchant. He used to run a huge armor shop in Lelcar.
He was one of the Godwin faction´s biggest supporters, 
right up until his shop got torched.

#2: I suppose it´d be smart business for any armorer to support
Lord Godwin, but Mohsen didn´t care about the money. He geniusesly
believed in Lord Godwin´s cause. That betrayal must have cut him 
to the bone...

#3: He often goes around asking warriors how comfortable their 
armor is, or if they have any requests. Then he uses their answers
to help shape his marketing strategies. The man loves his work,
doesn´t he?

MOROON

#1: Moroon is the youngest beaver sibling of the five. He used 
to live as a lone wanderer. Hated both beavers and humans, 
he said. But he let his siblings talk him into coming here.

#2: Two years ago, when the beavers were forced to build 
Hatred Fortress, Moroon was just a little kid. He must´ve 
hated every second of it.

#3: He carries something that looks like some kind of foreign, 
stringed instrument. But really, it´s just a wooden board and 
stick put together to make a mallet.

MUELLER

#1: Mueller is Wilhelm´s first officer in the Lindwurm Mercenary
Brigade. Wilhelm has a laid-back approach to command, so it´s on
Mueller to keep things moving.

#2: They call him a "tyrant." He calls men "useless" for 
slacking off, curses them out, hits them with a rod, abd scares
them senseless. But other than that, he´s pretty resonable, so his
troops don´t hate him, apparently.

#3: Richard is extremely attached to him, but Mueller won´t tell 
me anything about it. In fact, when I pestered him about it, 
he threatened me with that metal rod of his. Can you believe it?

MURAD

#1: There´s no better expert on medicines. He proved that at the
Sacred Games, and again when Ferid asked him to prepare that
Dark Arcanum antidote.

#2: He and Silva studied medicine under the same teacher, 
who taught them all about "humanitarian principles," apparently.

#3: After the uprising two years ago, he packed for Lordlake, too.
But when he heard Silva was already there, he changed his mind. 
Lordlake wasn´t the only place that needed doctors, he said.

MUROON

#1: Muroon is Fuwalafuwalu´s assistant. All beavers are good at 
digging and building, but he´s exceptionally gifted. He´s the 
middle sibling of the five.

#2: Even though he´s the third sibling, he looks older than Maroon,
who´s the oldest. That seems to worry him.

#3: Supposedly, he´s the only beaver who can actually read Miroon´s
facial expressions.

NAKULA

#1: Nakula used to be a lancer if the Armes Southern Mountain Corps,
under General Jidan Guisu. But after getting injured, he stayed 
behind in Sable... And you know about the rest, Your Highness.

#2: His family had a lot of prestige in the Darja Clan, one of the
five major clans of Armes. But his father, the head of the family,
advocated drastic measures against Falena, and got killed by 
Nether Gate.

#3:Nakula has a twin brother back in his home country, but they 
haven´t seen each other for a long time. It seems his brother thinks
the life  he´s leading now is more important than avenging 
his father.

NELIS

#1: Nelis is an Island Nations Federation soldier. Just like Yahr,
she´s been assigned the special duty of finding and gathering up 
shells for the Rune Cannons.

#2: Yahr calls his work just a "cushy job," but Nelis, on the other
hand, specially  volunteered for the assignment.

#3: Apparently, someone in her family helped invent the 
Rune Cannon 150 years ago, and the family´s passed down the guilt.
It´s ancient history, and she had nothing to do with it, but I 
guess she´s the type who has a hard time letting go.

NICK

#1: The boy´s been training hard in Gordius to become a Dragon 
Cavalry soldier. He´s not officialy "there" yet, but he and Ax are
already like partners.

#2: He´s the best swordsman in his class and his riding´s top-notch,
but at playing the flute, he´s just hopeless. He says it´s because
he can´t sing, but you don´t have to be a good singer to play 
an instrument.

#3: Once, when Roy, Richard, and Nick were talking, they saw Nifsara
staring at them with a big smile on her face. Three pretty boys
at once -- she must have been overwhelmed!

NIFSARA

#1: She and Sharmista are Shula´s bodyguards in the Armes Western 
Marine Corps. Nifsara´s an expert in Armes´ special weapon, the
long spear.

#2: I heard Nifsara became Shula´s bodyguard because he´s such a 
handsome "boy" (if you can call him that -- he´s older than she is).
She´s always liked that sort of guy. Hey, at least she knows what 
she wants, eh?

#3: One of Armes´ better known tactics is group spearmanship,
carried out by groups of three spearmen. Nifsara´s been trained
for it, I´m sure.

NIKEA

#1: You think of most martial artists as serious folks, but Nikea´s
just bright and bubbly all the time. She tried to sign up for 
the Sacred Games, apparantly thinking it was just another 
martial arts competition.

#2: She frequents martial arts competitions across various 
countries, wreaking havoc wherever she goes. Guess she´s good 
at what she does. If she can live off the prize money like that.

#3: She´s a real pig. Not to say that she´s ugly, or have a snout 
or anything, but have you SEEN that girl eat? Forget martial arts
-- she could make twice the money in eating contests.

NORDEN

#1: Norden was Vice-Captain of the Barows garrison. After the 
Lordlake uprising, he resigned and started drinking, but we 
persuaded him to tell us the real story.

#2: Euram was technically Norden´s superior, but Norden was the real
man in charge. Still, whenever Euram spouted orders, 
actually on a whim, Norden couldn´t go against him. That´s how 
the trouble started...

#3: Did you hear his wife left him? We actually went out and 
found her. Apparently, she had no idea why Norden started drinking.
We told her everything. Probably overstepped our bounds as bit 
in the process, but hey... 

NORMA

#1: At first glance, Norma looks like any other wandering entertainer
accompanied by a wild beast. You´d never know she´s out to find 
a wizard who can break the curse on her childhood friend. 
She said they came from across the western sea. 

#2: She became an entertainer because that was the only way she 
and Ernst could travel without arousing suspicion. She says the 
whole gig is embarrasing, but she actually looks like she´s 
enjoying herself to me.

#3: Her hobby is making sweets. She wasn´t always very good at it...
But she learned for Ernst´s sake, to give him something good to eat
on those full moon nights. Heartwarming, eh?

OBORO

#1: Oboro is an excellent detective. Swift investigations, 
privacy guaranteed, nothing but the straight facts. His hobby is 
making business cards. Is that good enough? This is kind of 
embarrasing...

#2: You know my assistant, Mr.Mouse? Well, actually, there´s more than
one of them! Eh? How´d I train them? Well, there are some 
secrets I´m sworn to protect...

#3: I grew up in Nether Gate. The intelligence division, specifically,
so I had a lot of opportunities to get to know the outside world.
It gave me a lot to think about...

OROK

#1: Orok´s an influenital man, especially in Lelcar. He controls
the western islet. His men look intimidating but, just like Orok 
himself, they´re all pretty good guys.

#2: The mansion he´s using belonged to Lord De Beers. When De Beers
was about to flee, Orok persuaded him to loan it out.

#3: He says he´s against the Godwins right now on account of their
hypocrisy, but his core beliefs haven´t changed. That´s probably 
why he still argues with Volga so much.

RAHAL

#1: Rahal´s an ace, and the Dragon Cavalry´s proud of him. 
Commander Craig Laden considers him his best advisor. The way he
and Flail move on the battlefield -- like the two of them together
are one spirit -- no one can top that.

#2: The Dragon Cavalry´s female fans have him pegged as the most
popular. Roog´s the runner-up. But the two of them are usually 
together, so that makes things easy on all their admirers.

#3: When he was a kid, he and his older sister used to play all
kinds of pranks, where they'd switch clothes and pretend to be
 each other. No wonder he doesn't mind disguising
himself as a woman now.


RAJA

#1: Raja´s an elderly lady, and the leader of Raftfleet. 
Everybody calls her "Admiral" because she was the Commander of
the Royal Navy until a few years ago.

#2: She joined the Navy when she was just still a girl. She quickly
rose through the ranks and before long they started calling her 
"Hurricane Raja." Back then, people from Raftfleet were looked
down upon, but that didn´t bother her at all.

#3: The Queen before last -- your great-grandmother -- appointed
her Commander of the Royal Navy. Soon after, Raftfleet was granted
autonomy. If it weren´t for Raja, Raftfleet possibly wouldn´t 
be what it is today.

RANIA

#1: Rania is Rahal´s older sister. She´s a craftswoman, 
specializing in those flutes the Dragon Cavalry uses. Her flutes
are so popular with both soldiers and dragon horses that she has 
orders piled up for years in advance.

#2: A Cavalry soldier´s flute has to be able to make sounds that
only dragon horses can hear, so they´re hard to make. But. 
apparently, Rania can hear those sounds, too, and theysay that´s
why her flutes work so well.

#3: Rania can hear lots of things regular humans can´t, including
dragon horse voices. Maybe that´s why she seems so eccentric. 
None of us are equipped to understand what she´s talking about.

RAVEN

#1: Raven´s what we call a "phantom thief." "Midnight Raven" is our
nickname for him, whether he likes it or not.

#2: His Raven Rune lets him hide in darkness. He never uses it for
anything other than larceny, but I guess it might come in handy if
you were, say, exploring a cave.

#3: An uppity client had us capture Raven one time, but then refused
to pay us what he promised. So when we handed Raven over, we didn´t
mention his Raven Rune, and thanks to that, he busted out easily.
You´d think he´d be grateful!

RETSO

#1: Retso is a chef from the east. His wife passed away several 
years ago, and ever since then, he and his daughter Shun Min have
been traveling around, studying the culinary arts.

#2: His speciality is fish, especially sashimi. His knife handling
and presentation are sheer work of art. And I looked into these 
things personally, just to be sure. Check your bill for the expenses.

#3: He came to this castle to try and unravel the mysteries of his
teacher´s dish, "Mythical Fish Sashimi." He said something about 
making some progress, that the secret might not have anythingto do
with the mythical fish after all.

RICHARD

#1: Richard is one of the big shots in Wilhelm's unite of the Lindwurm
Mercenary Brigade. 
He's the best of the best when it comes to the sword -- 
they even call him the "Blademaster." But he's so easygoing, 
you'd never know it.

#2: They say he joined the Sacred Games because Mueller told him to,
as a joke.  Belcoot says he's not sure he could've won if he he'd
had to face Richard.

#3: No matter how many times I ask him, he won't tell me why he's so
crazy about Mueller, or how it all got started. Anything else, 
he'll blab about forever, but he just won't talk  about Mueller.
Must be extra personal, whatever it is.

ROOG

#1: Roog´s a fiery swordsman. Quick as a whirlwind, strong as the
stormy seas. He´s head of the Assault Squad, the Dragon Cavalry´s
vanguard. When he and Lance go charging out together, they´re
unstoppable.

#2: Every Dragon Cavalry trainee in Gordius sees him as a 
"big brother" figure. According to Rahal, though, that´s because 
Roog and the trainees are mentally about the same age.

#3: Long ago, he tussled with Lance -- who never let humans near him
-- an entire day to prove himself a worthy partner.

ROY

#1: Roy used to disguise himself as you. Your Highness, while out
on bandit raids and such. Word is, Euram´s the one who put him up
to it.

#2: He looks so much like you, it made me wonder if there wasn´t
some kind of blood relationship. So I checked it out, but apparently
there isn´t. The resemblance really is just a big coincidence.

#3: Even here in the castle, I hear he still sometimes disguises 
himself as you and pulls pranks. Keep an eye out.

SAGIRI

#1: Sagiri is not only a very capable investigator, she´s also a 
member of our family. At least, that´s how I think of her. I hope
she feels the same way.

#2: Nether Gate´s chief trainer was a horrible woman. She thought
that having a little girl come up to people and smile would catch
them off guard, so she trained poor Sagiri to smileall the time. 

#3: I wanted Sagiri and Shigure to have a normal life, so we all 
live together now. In all the last eight years, I´ve never seen
Sagiri without that damn smile. Nether Gate´s destroyed everything
it´s ever touched.

SAIROH

#1: You wouldn´t know it to look at him today, but Sairoh was once
a great merchant. A legend, almost. He retired quite a while ago,
but he decided to open up shop again for your sake, Your Highness.

#2: Back in his prime, the scope of his business stretched all
across Falena, and even beyond. You can see why his grandson 
Shinro would want to be just like him.

#3: There were rumors long ago that he sold arms to both sides
in times of war, or even hired out mercenaries. It´s even been
said that the reason he retired is because the rumors got to be
too much for him. Well, that´s all history now.

SHARMISTA

#1: Sharmista may seem like Shula´s private secretary, but she´s
actually a high-ranking staff officer in the Armes Western Marine
Corps. She also serves as Shula´s bodyguard, and she´s 
great at magic, so she joins in battles.

#2: Like Shula, she´s from an influential family of the Madra Clan.
She and Shula have known each other since childhood. And I hear
she and Nifsara are practically family, too.

#3: The other day, I saw Sharmista, Jeane and Nelis out walking
together after their bath. A bunch of guys nearby completely 
forgot what they´d been doing and just stood there staring at
them, fascinated.

SHIGURE

#1: Ah! Shigure is one of our investigators, he might seem lazy,
but he´s... Well, okay, he IS lazy, let´s just say his work´s not
exactly incompetent and leave it at that.

#2: Fuyo´s always telling him those bangs of his are driving
her crazy, and to cut them, but he refuses. I guess he doesn´t
want anybody to see his eyes.

#3: Until eight years ago, he never had any expression on his
face at all. It´s a wonder he can show his emotions even as much
as he does now. It´s partly thanks to Fuyo, and also because
Shigure cares about Sagiri and wants to help her.

SHINRO

#1: Shinro´s an energetic young man. He used to have an item
shop in Raftfleet. His dream is to one day become a great 
merchant like his grandfather Sairoh.

#2: You know, I thought he carried that huge abacus around just
to impress his customers. I was wrong -- he really does use 
it to figure change. How strong IS he?

#3: Both his parents died when he was little. His grandfather
Sairoh´s been his only family ever since. Come to think of it,
it was right after Shinro´s parents -- Sairoh´s son and hiswife
-- died that Sairoh retired.

SHOON

#1: Shoon is good at kung fu, as you saw when you faced him in 
the Sacred Games´ opening ceremony. No more gladiator games for
him, though -- he´s free now.

#2: His hometown´s so small and remote that it´s not on the map.
To support his poor family, he volunteered as a gladiator 
-- as a boy, mind you. But now that the Godwins have lost
their grip on his village, he´s free to do what he wants.

#3: He gets along well with Nikea. Makes sense -- they´re both 
martial artist. They like to spar together.

SHULA

#1: The New Armes Kingdom has five major clans. Shula comes from
the Madra Clan´s Valya family. He´s the Commander of the Western
Marine Corps.

#2: Armes´ five major clans constantly struggle over national policy.
King Jalat´s Ishvaak Clan and Shula´s Madra Clan are both moderate
factions. The Darja Clan´s more militant, as their Southern 
Mountain Corps proves.

#3: Because he is from Armes, people were cautious of him at first.
But now they´re starting to welcome Armes people left and right,
like Sharmista and Nifsara. Guess they´re good at fitting in.

SHUN MIN

#1: Shun Min is Retso´s daughter. She helps him in his resturant.
I heard her late mother taught her to raise fish.

#2: The resturant customers all say that they always finish
their food, even if they have to force it down. That´s because,
if they don´t, Shun Min looks at them with such big, sad eyes...

#3: She told me if she ever gets married. It´ll only be to someone
who cooks better than her father does. She may stay single for 
quite a while...

SIALEEDS

#1: Well, this is an easy one. You know Lady Sialeeds well, I´m sure.
She´s Queen Arshtat´s younger sister, and your aunt.

#2: Some people say she could be more serious. They say it´s 
unbecoming for royalty to be so easygoing. But that´s natural when 
she gets out so much, and that was her job: Observing the real world 
on the Queen´s behalf.

#3: She was never a morning person, even as a child. I asked Silva
about it, and she said it wasn´t a case of low blood pressure or 
anything like that. Apparently, it´s just the way she is.

SILVA

#1: Silva hasn´t got much of a bedside manner, but she´s a hell of a
doctor, regardless.

#2: When the Queen turned her wrath on Lordlake and scared other
doctors away, she was the only one to stay and help. Because of that,
she actually lost her license, and she´s been practicing without
one ever since. Good for her, I say.

#3: She traveled more when she was younger, never staying in a
particular clinic for long. She volunteered to be an army doctor
and saved lots of wounded troops on the battlefield. That´s how
she met... you know, "him."

SORENSEN

#1: Sorensen is the apprentice of Babbage, the inventor from Estrise.

#2: They say Sorensen respects Babbage from the bottom of his heart,
but I think it´s Sorensen that deserves the respect. I mean, there
he is, taking care of all the household chores all by himself, 
for such a weird -- ECCENTRIC,uh, genius...

#3: And if taking care of Babbage weren´t bad enough, he has to
visit with Lu every time she comes over, AND clean up afterwards...
Seriously, I salute that guy.

SUBALA

#1: Subala used to be a fisherwoman in Raftfleet. She´s even 
rougher and coarser than Lun -- And by that I mean, she´s a very
energetic, kind individual. Really.

#2: Her fishing skill put men to shame. It´s hard to believe with
her build, but she can pull in enormous fish as if they were nothing.
Retso used to buy fish from her and serve them up in his resturant.

#3: The reason she acts like Lun´s rival is because Lun stole
her first love away. Well, that´s what she says. Meanwhile, Lun 
says she doesn´t remember anything about that. That  sort of
thing happens when you´re young I guess.

TAKAMU

#1: Takamu was originally a court official at the Sun Palace. 
Then Ferid ordered him to make an accurate map of Falena, and
Takamu dedicated his life to that one task.

#2: I asked Shigure to find flaws in Takamu´s maps. Not that I 
doubted him or anything -- I was just curious. When Shigure 
got back, he just went off yelling, "These maps don´t have
any flaws! Don´t waste my time like this!"

#3: One of his talents is a great sense of direction. They say he
never gets lost, not even in caves or deep forests. If ever a man
was meant for cartography, he´s the one.

TALGEYL

#1: Talgeyl used to be Lord Rovere´s steward. He even had a noble´s
title, but he gave that up two years ago. Even without a title,
though, he´s naturally become Lordlake´s leader, and everyone
there counts on him.

#2: After the uprising, word is that he actually planned to follow
Lord Rovere to the grave. But they way things were at the time,
if he´d gone through with it, others might´ve done the same.
That´s why he didn´t do it in the end.

#3: He´s as polite as he is stubborn. I heard he clashed with Raja
the other day over how to make tea, of all things.

TAYLOR

#1: Taylor´s a newspaper reporter, known for his wild ways of
getting material. You know that whole story about how he got
arrested for being too aggressive with his investigation of the
Godwins, right?

#2: I´ve known him well for quite a while. We´re both in the
information business, so we  sometimes meet and swap tidbits.
Only difference is that I guard secrets. He exposes them.
That gets awkward sometimes, let me tell you.

#3: When he was younger, he probably wouldn´t have helped us like
he did with Doraat. He used to hold this belief that a journalist
had to be impartial and fair. But after he realized who he should
be reporting for, he changed.

TOMA

#1: Toma is an energetic young boy from Lordlake. He mentioned 
you rescued him once when he was in trouble?

#2: The other kids treat him like a leader. They all adore him and
call him their elder brother.

#3: The kid´s got good instincts. One time, we had Shigure try
to sneak up on him, and he noticed right away. Maybe he´d be 
good at martial arts?

URDA

#1: Urda is... wait for it... an elf. She´s Isato´s childhood friend,
and supposedly came here to take him back with her.

#2: The elves think that humans are barbarous creatures that cheat,
betray, and kill each other. Not that I disagree, necessarily...

#3: Nearly every elf is a master of the bow. Just two archers, 
firing in succession, can easily control a wide area.

VIKI

#1: Viki´s a strange girl. We know that she owns the Blinking Rune,
and that she can teleport. Besides her background and her abilities,
we´re also trying to figure out her personality...

#2: Besides teleportation, she also has the amazing power to sleep
standing up. One time, as a prank, Wilhelm ws going to write on 
her face while she was napping, but he got teleported off somewhere.
Guess she was only half-asleep.

#3: Come to think of it, during the Island Liberation War, 
150 years ago, King Obel had a teleporting magician on his side.
One of Viki´s ancestors maybe...?

VOLGA

#1: Volga´s an influential man. He controls Lelcar´s eastern islet.
He´s got charisma and a strong sense of duty.

#2: Surprisingly enough, he doesn´t like conflict. But he hates 
compromising his priniciples even more. You can see why he and 
Lord De Beers didn´t get along. De Beers was always flip-flopping.

#3: His nature won´t allow him to ignore those in need. He used to
take in orphans and care for them, Kyle was one of those orphans.

WABON

#1: Other than the master/apprentice thing, cave dwarves don´t really
have any sort of "rank" in their social structure. But with that
influential voice, and the way other dwarves respect him. I guess
you could say he´s their "elder" of sorts.

#2: I hear they call him "Master of Mine Carts," and rightly so. 
It´d be impossible for a human to make carts the way he does. Well,
maybe Babbage could pull it off, but if there aren´t any gears
involved, he´s not interested.

#3: When Wabon, Isato and Alhazred are together, this blinding
light streams off their... intellects.

WASIL

#1: Wasil´s the man in charge of Lelcar´s central inlet. He´s got
the thankless task of mediating between the eastern and western 
inlets. I don´t envy that man. Those two sides are on very bad terms.

#2: He doesn´t belong to the Godwin or the Barows faction. 
If anything, he´s on the Queen´s side. He was good friends
with Lord Rovere and made a petition to save his life during the
uprising two years ago.

#3: Ever since Queen Arshtat had the good fortune of marrying Ferid,
Wasil´s been hoping to marry an Island Nations woman. He´s
still single for now, but it seems he hasn´t given up hope yet.

WILHELM

#1: Wilhelm commands one of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade units.
He can be quite a problem, though, ´cause he loves to tease women.

#2: The Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade has about 5,000 members. 
Of course, not many countries are in the market for that many
mercenaries at once, so they´re broken up into small units,
like Wilhelm´s, and sent out to various jobs.

#3: I happened to ask if he´d known Mueller before they joined
the Brigade. He told me, "unfortunately." They used to do odd
jobs together, right along that line between "mercenary"
and "bandits."

YAHR

#1: Yahr´s an Island Nations Federation soldier with a special
assignment: He finds and gathers Rune shells. At first, he did it
on his own, but they just assigned Nelis to work with him.

#2: So he found a Rune shell, then destroyed it. Hmm, first time for
everything. No way he did it on purpose... Although now I´m hearing
that he hasn´t turned in the other shells he found...

#3: He said he knew about Nelis´ family history.

YORAN

#1: Yoran is a dragon-horse stable boy. To Gordius, he was 
just in charge of Ax, but here, he looks after all the
dragon-horses.

#2: He follows Nick around all the time, but he´s not just
a tagalong -- he keeps Nick out of trouble. This despite Nick
being the older of the two.

#3: He´s spent so much time in Gordius that he´s got no experience
with women. And, unlike Nick, he has a hard time saying no. 
So some women treat him like a plaything. Not that
SOME guys wouldn´t mind...

ZEGAI

#1: As you know, Zegai was Lord Barows´ gladiator and was 
supposed to fight for Euram in the Sacred Games.

#2: He comes from a small, nomadic hunting tribe. They roam the 
continent, not caring whose borders they cross. His tribe happened
to be in Armes when he was born, so Armes considers him one
of their own.

#3: A few years ago, he was out on a hunt when he barely crossed
Falena´s border. He got arrested for looking "shady," but they say
it took over 100 soldiers to get him. That caught Barows´ eye,
and he decided to take Zegai in as a gladiator.

ZERASE

#1: Hmm, Zerase´s a tricky one. Cautious, too. I couldn´t find out
much... She´s pretty and wears black. She´s got great magical
powers and a very bad attitude. Other than that, that woman is
a walking mystery.

#2: She keeps up a calm face, but people have overheard her
grumbling. Like "the Sword of Night, blah, blah, blah," or 
"Why do I have to do this?" What´s she talking about? I´m 
working on that.

#3: You know, I´ve never ever seen her sleep. Does she, even?
Eh? Do I usually watch women while they´re sleeping, you ask?
That´s strictly confidential.

ZUNDA

#1: As you may already know, Zunda is a cave dwarf. In order
to improve her cave´s ventilation, she´s always digging air holes
everywhere.

#2: Most dwarfes just dig without thinking, and it´s no rare
sight to see a dwarf passed out from lack of oxygen. So Zunda´s
taken on the duty of protecting other dwarfes from that sort
of problem.

#3: Many of the male dwarfes are happy as long as they´re 
digging, but the women seems a little more practical. 
In Zunda´s case, she goes out of her way to help others. She looks
rough, but the dwarfes love her and call her "Sis."

ZWEIG

#1: Zweig is both a scholar researching the Sindar civilization
and a master of fighting with the staff. He´s the one who 
discovered the ruins of the sluice gate.

#2: A few years ago, when Lord Godwin first started gathering
up Sindar civilization experts, Zweig thought it was suspicious
and didn´t go. Lucretia heard that he´d refused and tracked
him down in secret. That´s how they first met.

#3: Somewhere in Falena, he´s got a secret laboratory where 
he keeps all kinds of research materials. Lorelai constantly
demands that he take her there, but he just keeps on playing dumb.
      

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6. SPECIAL THANKS

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I would like to thank Konami for a really great and well-made game. 

Thanks to Serdio for giving me Norden´s third investigation.

Maybe I will make another guide in the future, who knows????

Bye for now...