Suikoden II 2 Walkthrough Neclord Tinto
Bring Clive along with since his next stop is Matilda. You must get here under 14 hours, a pretty easy task. Since I haven’t recruited Sid or Gabocha, I brought Chaco and Gengen along respectively to recruit them. Along your way to Two Rivers, stop in the sewers and go through that path that leads west and into a room where somebody sleeps. You’ve seen this before but were scared off, if you have Chaco with you’ll recruit Sid here.
In the Kobold Village, go in the first east hut with Gengen and you will recruit Gabocha. Out of the Kobold district and northeast to see Meg and Gadget being blocked by highlanders. Choose the first option a few times to recruit them, and then go to the north checkpoint.
Matilda – Greenhill Border
Go north past the guards and ‘talk’ to Badeaux. Can’t recruit him yet so go east and north for a Guard Ring and then continue on north. Watch out for the Do Re Mi Elves around here. After a few screens north you’ll see a hidden path with a treasure, with is a Mega Medicine. Take the upper right path when you get a choice for a Dragon Armor, saving the southeast path for after that. This leads to Viki, and if you ask her to come with she’ll teleport you to your North Window Castle. If you choose not to go with her, just skip two paragraphs ahead.
Now that you have Viki it will be more convenient for you to get recruits.
Teleport to Radat and try to outrace Stallion. You’ve probably ran from enough enemies at this point to beat him. If you are doing the Clive / Elza sidequest, he can be a huge benefit for you.
Back to the Forest Path after you found the Dragon Armor and Viki, you’ll be near the exit. As you pass the Matilda guards, Miklotov of the Blue Knights is here to greet you. He escorts you to the castle of Rockaxe.
Go north and talk to Gorudo. He treats you like a nobody. You can choose to take it or yell back at him. Choose to rest and at night Leknaat will visit Riou. The next day, Miklotov will be in a rush to Gorudo. He’ll tell of highlanders near Matilda border, pursuing Muse refugees. You can join this battle but you might as well just watch the slaughtering as Gorudo does nothing.
After you will see a furious Miklotov, and then Camus asks you to follow him to Muse to protect him. Go south through town and you’ll see Miklotov leaving.
First though, some important matters. Head to the Inn with Clive and he’ll learn that Elza is in Radat Town now. Since it hasn’t been taken over by highland yet, you might as well run there with Stallion to reduce time, and she’ll be there for a shootoff with Clive. Clive’s gun Storm fails and he gets shot. You appear back at HQ with Huan looking over Clive. He’s okay thankfully, but you can’t continue this story until you re-take the city of Muse.
You can go to Muse now (if so, skip down to Muse below) or get some recruits. If you want recruits, keep reading.
Southeast of Rockaxe is the Highway Village. Go inside the inn and Futch will run past you. Go north and talk to Humphrey. More scenes follow. After this talk with Humphrey he pays for your Inn stay. As you leave you’ll see Kent run off to Rakutei Mountain, so go talk to Humphrey and say to go. Stay another night at the Inn and the next day you hear Kent didn’t return. Take out two members and Humphrey and Futch will join as you are to go to Mt. Rakutei.
Go north and the Bright Shield Rune clears the fog. North for a few screens and then west for a Fur Cape. Back to the far east for a Thunder Runner and north to exit. Another east / west split, so go east for a Thunder Amulet, and then back west a few screens to the split and northwest to exit. Yet another split, so grab the Stone of Power to the west and east to exit.
A bigger, more open area now. Take the north path and then directly east for 2000 Potch. Go north and west first for the Dragon Plans 2. Go south from here until you reach a wall and then go east and southeast to get the Unicorn Plans 2. Now work your way to a northeastern path for a Medicine Crystal. Before you go further northeast towards the boss, go back south from the Medicine Crystal and then east for a Skill Ring. Now go northeast towards the boss. Also there is a chance the Hawkman in the area drop the Turtle Plans 3. As you go north veer off to the west when you can, so that you can save quick.
The boss is a Harpy. It has around 7500 hit points. Hopefully you saved most of your best rune spells. It will attack twice, mostly with physical attacks that make you unbalanced. Most generally have Nanami with Riou, so that leaves two open slots. Good magicians like Luc and Rina can just cast high level Lightning Spells until this thing is dead, while the front row characters absorb the punishment. Not a tough battle, but a long, grueling one. Enjoy the 40,000 Potch. A screen north and you see the dragon Bright find a new master, Futch.
Bring Miklotov here now. Some strange things are going on around Muse. You see visions of the Beast Rune. Jowy seems indifferent towards Luca’s perverse ways. The Muse people are going sacrificed at the hands of Luca so as to provoke the Beast Rune. Go northwest when you get in Muse to go to the Jowston Hilltop. You’ll be stopped by highlanders and a muse citizen will tell you of the sacrifices. Fight a highland soldier battle and then retreat back to Matilda.
Gorudo won’t go along with Miklotov’s feelings. Miklotov and Camus then abandon Gorudo and Matilda and join the Conewalk army. So do their soldiers. Camus stays behind and brings a ton of matilda friends with. Shu is here also. You appear at your North Windows Headquarters.
North Window Headquarters
Back at HQ you are told go get some rest. Go to your room and Pilika is there.
At nighttime Luca is plotting with Jowy, and Jowy brings along Leon Silverburg. The next morning in the meeting room you learn Kiba took Radat (this is why you brought Clive here before that). Viktor wants to check it out, so put Stallion in your party and teleport to Radat. Agree to go in and then you’ll have a scene with Klaus if you’re patient enough. Run back to headquarters.
Save and go tell Shu it’s time for war. This is your first true battle so hopefully you’ve aligned your units usefully. I generally have Luc with the best attack bonus characters and have him dominate. For this particular battle though, Ridley will be upset that the kobolds are on the front line. After about three turns his troops will flee and Rowd will be more aggressive. As long as you didn’t spread yourself too thin after Ridley leaves, you should be able to survive this. A few turns and your City State army flees, defeated because of Ridley fleeing.
Back to your room to rest after a talk with Shu. Meanwhile, you’ll see Agares Blight for the first and last time in Suikoden II. He is poisoned, as Jowy goes along with it and poisons himself to make the plan work. Luca tries to reason to Jillia about killing Agares but she has none of it.
Shilo wakes you up the next day, and at the meeting area it’ll be time for battle against Kiba again. They’ll be charging you, as they expect an ambush but just plan on pushing through it anyway. Rowd stays back and continues to stay back in this battle. Your ambush parties are sprung rather early, but just start doing damage when they come out.
The highland army will continue to push and it’ll look as though you’re in trouble. Ridley and his kobolds will appear behind Kiba and will allow you to have them covered on both sides. It’ll be easy to destroy Kiba’s sidekicks but his unit has a 16 defense. He takes three hits to defeat. Jeane’s Lighting Rune can do one pretty easily, and then Ridley and Luc could probably do some damage too. Leon comes in after Kiba wonders about Rowd and the Fourth Company, and Leon tells Rowd to flee! Kiba is abandoned by Luca and you capture him and Klaus.
After the battle make sure you choose the second option three times. After the third time, a city state soldier runs in to hand off a letter. Seems that Agares has been murdered by Luca, according to Klaus. They now know it’s time to join you. Kiba and Klaus are great war additions.
Attempt to leave the North Window HQ and you’ll bump into Sheena. Go back to the meeting room and you’ll be talking for a while, and Sheena comes in and talks about how his dad Lepant is the king of the Toran Republic. It is decided that Sheena and Freed Y will join you along the way.
This is where you must go to get to Toran. Freed Y wants to go to South Window first, so go to the northeast part and he has some memories of Granmeyer. Now go to Radat and talk to the guy in the southeast part of the port and you’ll be on a boat south to Banner Village.
Buy a Rose Brooch if you see one in the rare section of the item shop. Otherwise, rest up and go north. Take the northwest path first for a Mega Medicine and east to exit. Next for you get to, go east for a Full Helmet and south to continue onwards.
You’ll see some ladders as you work your way north. Get the Stone of Luck from the left ladder and go up the right one for two more ladders. Go up the left one for yet two more. Go up the center one for a Wing Ornament and the left ladder for a Magic Ring. Backtrack now and take the far east ladder for a Poison Crystal and another ladder.
You’re in a new area, where you should work your way east. It is a pretty straightforward route from the ladder until you reach a Save Point. Take the top path for a Silver Shield, the bottom for a Silverlet and the middle path to continue on.
You will see the boss Worm ahead. It is rather tough depending on who you have with. High level spells are a quick way to whittle Worm’s 4500 or so HP down. 35,000 Potch is your reward.
Further north and east until you reach one of my favorite Suikoden I characters, Varkas. He is the border patrol and he brings you into Gregminster. You are to meet in the waiting room, the same waiting room that Teo and Tir McDohl waited in long ago. The maid will come get you soon.
The talk with Lepant is kind of funny. Your first choice is “Forging an State with you..”. Choose that of course. You now have an option of taking Valeria or Kasumi. I choose Kasumi because you can recruit the other ninjas faster. Valeria though is a better fighter. Lepant also gives you Sheena, and the most important item on the game, the Blinking Mirror! You can now teleport anywhere with Viki and use the Blinking Mirror to return to her, making character recruitment much faster.
You’ll be back on that path to Banner Village. Re-enter Greminster though as there are things to do. Go to the second floor of the Inn and get the Cyclone Rune from Suikoden I Sara. Lorelai is around town but you cannot recruit her at this point. Buy a Flowing Rune from the rare buy’s at the rune shop. Their defensive gear is also pretty good. The trading shop probably has a Celadon Urn, and you need one of these to recruit Lebrante in Radat.
As you return from Gregminster and make your way to Banner Village, you’ll be stopped by Ridley and Apple. Highland is on the attack, specifically Luca Blight and the White Wolves. You’ll be back at base and told to go to the strategy room.
North Window Headquarters
Things sound bleak there. Rest and then talk to Nanami, and then go back to your bed. The next day in the meeting room, Ridley has been ambushed. Try your best to get him out of this, it’ll be tough. You need to move one of your units next to him to get him out.
In the meeting room, you’ll be plotting with Shu. Go back to your room to rest and Tsai will run up and ask you to go to his house. Bring him with to Ryube and his daughter Tomo will join at his house. Return back to your room and sleep.
Ridley will be getting bitched at by Luca this night. Leon has a bright, young general that he has enlisted.
The next day, save and talk to Shu to start the war.
Kiba will draw Luca in and you’ll get a shot. Your troops appear, but shortly after Sasarai and Yuber appear as well. Luc will come in to use a powerful wind spell to hurt most of their reinforcements and cause Sasarai to retreat. Do your best to inflict damage on Luca, but it’s tough. If you cause some damage to him he’ll go insane and the battle will end, and if you don’t do any damage you’ll be forced to withdraw.
Ridley will be back thanks to Chaco (or the Rokkaku Ninjas if you have them). He has a note from Leon (if Ridley isn’t around, Leon delivers it by himself). Turns out Luca will have a night raid tonight.
Don’t deploy unless you have several characters (I mean about 15-18) that are ready to deliver a high amount of damage. As many 100 + magic lightning Rune users that you can find. Banner Village is probably the best level up place you can find, up to the high 30′s. For magicians, the obvious are Luc, Viki and Rina. Other lesser knowns but still close to 100 in magic at level 38, are Zamza, Nina, Millie and Flik. The Valeria / Anita combination is pretty good as well. Keep in mind you can still sharpen your weapons to level 11 at Kuskus.
Save and tell Shu it’s time to go.
Choose your parties (Riou is last to fight him, Flik is 1st and Viktor is 2nd).
The battles with Luca start soon. He is pretty much a monster. His defense and magic defense basically halve all of your attacks. He goes three times per round with devastating moves, whether they are the fire based ones or just a regular attack. Since Luca is bound to cut through your defenses so quickly don’t be afraid to use your top level spells. You only need to do about 2000-3000 damage per party, and then he’ll flee to the next group. If he kills you, it’ll all be up to your later groups to make up for the HP you didn’t take off on Luca. So the better you do earlier the easier for Riou later! Just keep dishing out high level Lightning rune magic and other rune magic, and he’ll eventually go down.
After these three party battles, you’ll follow Luca. Make sure Riou is healed up and has the best armor around for right now. You have to fight two groups of highlanders. As you continue north and see Luca, he opens a card and Pyreflies emerge, revealing Luca’s position to the archers. He is shot down and so are his soldiers. However he manages to muster enough strength to get near enough to duel you, and I guess your other army members are just watching?
Anyway Luca is a monster here as well regardless of the fact that he has about 1/5th of his HP, if that. He’s actually kind of hard to gauge as he sounds crazy with all of his quotes, so I tend to be overly passive against him and we had a few defend – defend exchanges this time around. All you need is one good Wild Attack on him or one of his to fail and he should be gone. If he hits you once though it’s easy to panic and lose the whole damn thing.
After Riou cuts Luca Blight down, Jowy and Leon seem pleased. Afterwards Riou passes out at the North Window HQ. Jowy and Jillia are married meanwhile, as Jowy has played the entire Blight family and they’re now out of power in Highland.
The next day, leave with Nanami out of the castle and she wants to go to Kuskus. Teleport there and go to the port to get Culgan. Bring him back to your castle, the meeting room. He has a formal request from Jowy for peace negotiations, and that they are to be conducted at the Jowston Hilltop. Bring a party and ship over to Coronet and then Muse.
Of course it’s a trap and Jowy has archers on Riou. Viktor busts in and Pilika runs in also. She can talk now, and she stops Jowy from having Riou shot. Run down the hill and leave Muse. Back at home Shu will talk to you and Nanami quick and then you’re on your own.
If you got a Rose Brooch from Banner Village by now, go to the southwest shore of the Radat port to recruit Simone. At the bar is some guy named Hoi impersonating Riou. You’ll get beat up when you stick up for him but he is recruited.
Karen in Kuskus Inn will join you after a short dance routine. You have to memorize 8 buttons basically. Go to South Window now and Max will join you just as you walk in. Go to the Inn and you’ll see Annallee get banished. Now go to the northeast part where the city hall is and you’ll see Annallee on the grass. Listen to her sing and then say you want to listen to her again. She will be recruited. See the red guy by the trade shop? That’s Killey and if you tell him that Alex knows about the Sindar he’ll walk off.
Go back to the Inn / Item Shop at your North Window HQ and Killey will be there. Return back to South Window to recruit Killey.
Go to the Forest Path with Shiro. Talk to Badeaux and this time he’ll hear a voice and will join you. He also gives you two listening crystals.
At the Forest Village go to the second house on the left with a sound set and Connell will join you. Further north is Ayda and Feather. You’ll have to fight three Griffin to save the two of them. An easy battle and they join afterwards. Talk to Wakaba in the south before you leave to get him to join you after you prove you are strong to him.
In Lakewest talk to Hix and Tengaar. This quest is easy to do now. When they leave go south to Kobold Village and then to the chief’s hut. After some talk it’ll be night time and the next day it seems Tengaar has a curse of the unicorn. You have to get a Blue Stone at the South Window Item Shop so go there and do that. Back to the Kobold Village and deliver it, but you need the Red Flower at the Cave of Wind. Return that and then last you need to go to the sewers to get the Green Bell. After this is returned you learn that Tengaar has been kidnapped and is in the Unicorn Woods. Go north to enter and take the west path first, and then hold east. The north path going east is a Necklace and the lower one leads to a big tree. Everyone is here, and then a Unicorn pops out. Hix protects Tengaar against it, and it disappears. Hix and Tengaar join you now.
Talk to Yuzu who is now in town and she needs her sheep. After agreeing to help, go north and get the Mangosh hidden by the tree branch. Catch all three sheep, one may be hiding by the tree also. Tell her to come to your place and you will recruit Yuzu. Return back to the forest and get the lamb on the way back to that single tree. When you get to the tree use a listening crystal, your last one. Sigfried the unicorn appears and you can recruit it if you have a maiden (I had Wakaba).
You can probably recruit Bob in the kobold part of Two Rivers so try to do so. If not you’re getting close so check back soon.
That’s enough recruiting so go to the front of your castle. Koyu is here and you’ll talk here and then in the meeting room.
To Tinto you go, with Koyu and Viktor and Nanami along.
This is a quiet village. Just go to the guard and you’ll get past with Koyu’s help. Go west along the path and then northeast when Koyu tells you to. You’ll get to a west / east fork, so take the west one for the exit and the east for a Master Robe. After some talking with Gijimi you are to go to Tinto to ally with Gustav.
For now go further down the path west and you’ll reach Tigermouth Village. Get out of here and then go west to Crom Village quick, and to the northeast house here. Tenkou is inside and if you have a Window Setting he will join you.
Rest up and go up the stairs to the state building. Talk to Raura outside to recruit her and then go in. You’ll meet Gustav personally. After some talking you’ll fight together and then be shown your room. Take a nap and rest. The next morning you’ll see Klaus and Ridley, and then Lilly says the monsters are here.
Sure enough it’s Neclord and his zombies. They’re just here for a quick scare, and then they leave. Jess and Hauser are here and Jess claims Riou killed Anabelle. Those two leave and say they’re going to take care of the zombies themselves. Talk to Gustav some more about your strategy and it’ll be night. Go to bed after the scene with Jess.
Leknaat wakes you up tonight. Now you talk to Nanami. At this point you can ‘quit’ and get an alternate ending. Just choose the first option and the game goes on. The next day Jess and Hauser are going to war with the muse troops. You won’t be able to leave Tinto so go to the northeast part where the mine is.
Go east when you can for a Cape of Darkness and then north for Neclord. He can handle you easily but the Bright Shield Rune protects you and allows you to escape. As you get out, Riou passes out and Nanami carries him away. Meanwhile, Jowy passes out. Pilika runs in and calls him Joei.
You wake up in Crom. Talk to Leona and put Wakaba in your party and then go to the Inn and a scene with L.C. Chan occurs. LC Chan then runs off and hides behind the item shop, so talk to him here and he joins. Try to leave Crom and you’ll run into your old buddy Kahn.
You have to meet Kahn’s old buddy here. It’s the weird girl Sierra that was sleeping in the inn. She’s being ridiculed right in the middle of town but she pulls out some magic. Challenge her to a fight and use your best stuff, she joins afterwards. She has a new rune, a great rune especially for a powerful magician like herself.
Back in Crom Klaus and Sierra have a scene. Go to bed for the night and the next morning it’ll be time to go to the mines to the east. You are to sneak into Tinto this way. Conserve your MP, I’ll say that right away.
Continue along and go right at the first intersection to a new screen, and then stay north at the next intersection. At a T go right for some Dancing Flames and west for a long route that will span a few screen lengths. A stone bridge in the middle of a water area, go east before you cross for a Full Helmet and Magic-Def Stone, and then take the upper left path to move on. Take the north path again when you get a chance and then stay north as it wraps northeast. Get the Master Garb and slide down. Further east and then you’ll wrap north to a new screen.
Go left at the next T for a path that acts as a bridge and then wraps underneath two bridges going north for a Window Setting 5 and Old Book Volume 9. Go south, east and north up the ramp and along the bridge. Head right a few screens until you are allowed south.
Grab the Silver Necklace and Mega Medicine. Go back up and right, and then fall down the far slide. Down the far right slide again and then all the way south down a slide for a Double-Strike Crystal. Go left now and you’ll meet Mazus. You can’t get him until you have about 100 characters so remember that he’s one of the last.
Go back to the northeast and up a few ramps to a Save Point. Fall down the far right slide for a Wind Hat, and then up and down a slide for a Star Earrings. Now go to the Save Point, Save, and slide down the middle slide to a new area. Push the crate in the crevace above and then go west, north and east across the crate and north until you reach a boss.
It’s the Stone Golem. Use some of your best magic but not all of it – you still have another boss to fight with this amount of magic.
It has 7000 HP but is weak against Thunder. 50,000 Potch is your reward, and keep going along now. The path is pretty linear just don’t beat yourself up too much as you make your way to the elevators. Soon you’ll be back in Tinto.
Go south and take the elevator when you are in town. Fight the group of Zombies by the blacksmith and then go up the stairs, past the city council area and further north to the church.
You will be asked if you want to go in. Confirm yes, as you can’t leave Tinto right now. Inside is Neclord, Lilly and Lo Wen. Kahn and Sierra will have set Neclord up so that he can’t use his powerful magic. Now it’s just time to kill him. Use the best magic you have – he only has 4500 HP so his survival is gauged on whether or not you burnt all your magic out on the way here (like on the Stone Golem). Once his 4500 HP are up enjoy the show, as Viktor cuts him up for good after Neclord gives his Night Rune back to Sierra. You get 70,000 potch and The Shredding for your efforts.
Before returning back to North Window HQ, go to the Tigermouth Path and take that southern path leading east as you enter. You’ll meet Georg Prime and he’ll join you since you liberated Tinto.
Back at HQ, put in a bunch of strong characters and teleport to South Window. Talk to Gantetsu, you’ve seen him before, but now you can push him far and recruit him.
I left Tetsu in Lakewest for now. You need to be toasty to recruit him. Buy some Fried Tacos from the kobold settlement in Two Rivers, and then equip them on someone. Use them on Riou in battle until he starts smoking (or becomes toasty) and then Tetsu will join.