Suikoden 2 II Matilda LRenouille
North Window HQ
Now that Tinto is on your side go back and you’ll see Sheena by the elevator. Go to Shu and he’ll suggest taking Greenhill back to the city state side. Rest up in your room and at night go down the stairs and talk to Chaco. You can talk to the circus people downstairs too if you wish. Return to your room and an assassin, Lucia, will attack you. She can be defeated, but your friends will rush in before too long.
Back at headquarters you’ll have to deploy against Greenhill and put an army near Muse to stop the highlanders from helping. Riou can join either one or he can watch. You should have the idea with wars by now. The Yuber battle (taking Greenhill) is a bit more difficult and takes longer while the other one is quite simple.
After you win either battle you’ll end up here. Continue to go north up the trail and stick to the right to grab the Cape of Darkness and the Dream Robe. Go west all the way for a Stone of Skill and then the middle path to continue. Push past the highlanders that come past. You’ll be at a familiar area now, when you escaped Greenhill. Soon you’ll see Lucia and a bunch of Karayan. Assuming you brought most of your best characters, this shouldn’t be a problem. You have to fight another boss but you can rest beforehand so dump everything on Lucia. 33,000 Potch and another precious Blue Gate Rune are acquired from her.
Do hurry along as Teresa suggests. As you path through the school you can rest with the girl on your right and save with the guy on your left. Two more highlander fights and then you’ll see Yuber. Great. He summons Bone Dragon. This is not an easy fight. Your lightning Runes are worthless here, your fire runes almost are. But, your Resurrection Runes are great. Kahn will do about 1250 per Charm Arrow. Careful though as Bone Dragon has spells that absolutely maul your party. Luckily he goes once per turn. Still, 9,000 HP takes a while to kill. You get 100,000 potch!
North Window Headquarters and Muse
Apple will want to attack Muse right away, after hearing that Gorudo and Matilda surrendered to Highland. You’ll end up in Greenhill and will be running around with Nanami, you’ll see Lucia as soon as you leave the dorm. Follow her north and through the forest to Jowy. After some talking you’ll have to run back to Apple and then start the war.
Just go ahead and slaughter the Karayans. Once Lucia is gone the war is over and you can go in Muse. Choose a party that can handle a boss, and go in the city council building. You’ll have to fight a Golden Wolf. Leave and Luc will say it is the Beast Rune. The highlanders then tried to surround you but you get away and are to rest. Before that, some recruits.
Since you’ve recruited Annallee in South Window, go talk to Pico in the Inn. He’ll join you once you tell him about Annallee. Go to Jude at the blacksmith part of the academy, and he’ll need some Clay. Teleport to the Forest Village and go to the northeast part (where the fake Elza was) and you’ll see a green robed guy who can get you some Clay. Bring this back to Jude and he is recruited.
Teleport to Tinto and you can recruit Alberto at the Armor Shop. Put Viktor in your party and go to the blacksmith in Kuskus, and you can recruit Tessai. Make your way through Banner Village and eventually to Toran. Lorelai will definitely join you at this point, and then try to recruit Gordon. You’ll need to do all sorts of trading (50,000 potch worth of profits). First of all, buy all the Ancient Texts he has and sell them off at the Forest Village. Do the same for Kobold Village Ancient Texts that you find, bring them to Forest Village. This should do the bulk of it. Otherwise, get Wide Urns from Forest Village / Kobold Village and sell them off at Crom. Or get Crystal Balls from Forest Village / Crom and sell them at the Kobold Village. Basically, you only have a few trading places open to you right now so figure out what is expensive / cheap where (or read above) and you’ll make 50,000 in no time. Go back to Gordon to recruit him.
On your way back, you should have enough characters to recruit Mondo and Sasuke from Rokkaku, even if you didn’t pick Kasumi. If you picked her you could have gotten them much earlier.
In Radat, bring Simone along and go to where you found him (her?). Vincent De Boule is there and he is recruited automatically thank god.
Check the top of the Cave of Wind again and you’ll find Pesmurga, who is still looking for Yuber. He joins you in this hunt.
Go to the Greenhill Academy blacksmith, near where you got Judo. Get the Silver Hammer from the student and give it to Tessai at your base. Now, sharpen Riou’s weapon to level 15 and then sale from your North Window HQ to Coronet. Recruit Genshu now that you have a level 15 weapon.
Last but certainly not least, go to the Tinto Mines and travel through to Mazus. He should be your last recruit, the top magician. That should be all 108 Stars of Destiny for Suikoden II.
North Windows Headquarters
Go to Shu’s room and he’ll be talking with Kiba. After this, talk to Shu yourself and assemble in the meeting room. If you got all 108 Stars, Leknaat will come and break the level 4 seal on the Bright Shield Rune. Now it is time for war.
Kiba takes a small attachment to the Mercenery Fortress so see him out and then prepare yourself. You have powerful new characters so utilize them in these wars. Gorudo and Matilda are separated from Jowy and the others. Culgan will ambush you after a few turns. Continue to hang in there and use your runes if you need to heal. After a few more turns you have reinforcements of your own that show up and cause the enemy to flee. The reinforcements are.. Barbara, Leona, Alex and Hilda.
You’ll be back at Greenhill, resting. Choose your party and then say that you’re ready to go. As you split up you hear that Kiba and Leon were mortally hurt.
You are in Rockaxe now and the enemy is going the other way. Enter this secret entryway. There are tough enemies around here, just to warn you. Go west for a Stone of Speed and then up the stairs. East for an Escape Talisman and west to continue up. When you get to a door, go up for a Stone of Defense and Crimson Cape. Back down and down the ladder, and then north through the door and north through another door and up a ladder.
Go east when you can and then north and east again. Grab the Earth Shield, and then go back west and down the ladder. Take the south route for Power Gloves and then back north and then east. You’ll go through a few doors and will be outside.
Go in through the main gates, and then enter the room that is north and then west a little. Kill the Matilda Knights for a Mega Medicine and the room over has a Gold Necklace. North of this is a Flame Helmet. Return south of the two rooms and then go west and north for a Matilda Knight battle, leading to the stairs.
Go right on the second floor and then south to fight some Matilda Knights. Enter this room for Dragon Plans 4 and Unicorn Plans 4. Go up the stairs and save, hopefully making two saves because coming up is a very very important part.
Out on the balcony you’ll be fighting more Matilda Knights, continue left and then you’ll be at another stairway where your party will split up. Only Riou and Nanami will go to burn the flags. As you do this, you see Jowy. They talk for a while, and then Gorudo sneaks up on them with archers. Nanami fights them off but she gets hit eventually. If you hit one of the options for Riou within half a second, Nanami will get hit still but will be alive later with the best ending. If you didn’t know whether you got that off in time, then that’s why you should make separate saves. Either way it’s Jowy and Riou against Gorudo and five matilda knights. An easy, easy battle. Use Jowy’s level 4 Black Sword Rune spell, its a nice one, that Hungry Friend. You get 125,000 Potch and Knight Armor for this battle. Gorudo dies after this battle. Nanami passes out also. Shu comes along and dispatches someone else to burn the flag. The highland flag is burnt and replaced with a state flag.
It seems Huan can’t save Nanami. He does ask to speak with Shu about the matter in private (this is if you succeed in saving her). After this you wake up in your bed. Go to Shu and proclaim that it is time to attack highland at L’Renouille. As you leave Riou will pass out and Freed Y will see him. Jowy passes out during a ceremony of his own.
At night when you gain control, go to the third floor to see Apple and Shu talk. Go back to your room and rest. Another gathering in the meeting room and your army will be marching out in full force to L Renouille.
L’Renouille War Battle
Your party splits up and Viktor is the protector of Shu it seems. Now it is a battle with Shu and Viktor’s unit against Seed, Culgan and Leon. They rush Shu, but he burns the forest that he is sitting in. He has highland flanked now. Apple thinks Shu is dead, but Shu and Viktor turn up.
You can rest with Hilda and save. Re-arrange your units if you want and then it’s time to take L Renouille. The computer just rests on it’s laurels here so move your units as close as you’d like, picking away with your high-attack magician units.
As you get near L Renouille, Yuber will flee since he doesn’t really care what happens. Luc and Mazus can just pick off the Karayan’s and weak highland units. Once you open up a path, all you have to do is move any unit inside L’Renouille. You can continue to kill the enemy generals but it’s a waste of your time, really. After the war is over, choose your party and you can go inside. Pick Clive as one of your members (as long as you are under 20 hours). and bring him to Muse City. Elza is at the Jowston Hilltop. Storm still won’t shoot for Clive. Teleport to L Renouille and then travel northwest of there to Sajah Village. One more showdown with Clive and Elza. Elza gives Clive the choice of guild trust (Stern / Star) or guild betrayal (Mond / Moon). He chooses trust in the guild, and he kills Elza. After all of this, he gets sad and wishes he didn’t kill her. If you did this sidequest and recruited all 108 Characters of Destiny then good for you, it’s probably the hardest Suikoden sidequest you can do. Most importantly you don’t have to race everywhere you go or be 100% efficient with your time.
If you go back to Muse, you can get some things. For example, a Silver Armor from the armor shop clerk, the Old Book Vol. 12 from an inn habitant, and a Flowing Rune from the rune shop resident.
The Crom village elder has a Sunbeam Crystal. In Tinto you can get the Dragon and Unicorn Plans #3 in the southeast section of town. Gustav has a Mother Earth Rune, and then he and Lilly say untranslated things to you.
In Rokkaku you can get Sound Setting #6 and a Piglet in the Trade Center. There is a guy with a Blinking Crystal outside Hanzo’s hamlet.
Gregminster has a Copper Hammer and Old Book Vol 7 in the first castle area.
Rest and save and enter L’Renouille. I generally take Flik, Viktor, Mazus, Luc and Rina along with here. That’s entirely up to you and that party just listed makes it a little too easy.
Enter and you will fight a battle against Lucia by herself, and she spams fire rune on you (3 attacks per round). 50,000 potch is your reward. Lucia will try to kill Teresa, but Teresa’s trust in Lucia makes Lucia not do this and Lucia stands down.
If you take the left path and then up, you’ll reach a side route that leads to a Fury Crystal. Grab this and return back to the original area and go to the right side and do this and there will be a Bolt of Wrath and a Robe of Mist. Go north after either of these side paths. Expect highlanders around these parts, but you’re fighting them in random battles anyways.
You’ll eventually circle around and meet up with Han, Genkaku’s old buddy. This is your last duel, and with a powered up Riou it tends to be an easy one. Continue your way north a bit and then wrap around south for a while.
The west path is blocked here. Take the east path and if you go north eventually you’ll get to some stairs and a floor with green tiles which lead to a storage room north that has a Stone of Power and Stone of Defense. If you take a left at this T split you’ll get some more highlanders and then a larger room with the Champion’s Crystal and Wind Amulet.
Back at that fourway after Han, go south a screen.
Continue south until you get to some highlanders and then work your way west and north, further in LRenouille. There are only a few doors around here that are open so it’s more linear than you’d think. You have to keep going north until you see stairs.
When you get to the green tile and lighter colored walls, work your way inside. There are a lot of deadend rooms but eventually to the southwest is an exit to the outside. More locked doors so just continue the way that you can and fight the highlanders. You’ll get to an area with some open doors,one leading to a save crystal. The other is an Escape Talisman, and then if you continue that way and then south through another courtyard type area, you’ll get a Goldlet. North from here now and then it wraps around south, so grab the Window Set #7. If you go south when you get the chance as you go west, you’ll go to the sacrifice area. Nothing is here so go north for a save crystal that heals you.
Seed and Culgan greet you here. This is a tough boss battle. They each have around 4000 HP so gang up on one until that one is gone. Expend all of your spells, there is the healing save crystal behind you. Forgiver Sign, Thor Shot, Thunder Storm, Shining Wind, and more rune spells like that. Seed can use the Water Rune spell to stop magic for a few turns so prepare to attack and heal with items if that’s the case.
You’ll see a scene with Pilika, Jillia and Jowy Blight. It’s not too late to run back and Save.
Beast Rune – Leon Silverburg
If you continue past the save point you’ll reach Leon Silverburg. He cuts himself on the Beast Rune, provoking it. This is your last battle.
Good luck. You’ll want to work on the legs first. The Beast Rune will attack several times per round, likely three. It’ll use a weirdThe right leg can revive and the left can use status ailments on you. Because of this, they should be your first targets.
Lightning Magic is pretty poor against this enemy. Blue Gate Rune might be your best bet. If you have Mazus and Luc you can use the third level Blue Gate spell to do massive damage. You’ll need a few characters with healing ready, hopefully with a Flowing Rune and Bright Shield Rune. With the Blue Gate Rune strategy, the heads and rune should die at about the same time while your physical attackers were spending time on Beast Rune legs.
After the battle you gain several levels, to the mid-60′s, 200,000 potch and then it’s over. Go to the throne room, but it’ll be empty and you are forced to flee as L’Renouille is about to be destroyed.
North Window HQ
What ending you get depends on what you do here. You can go to the main hall and accept your leadership position, or you can turn it down. Remember Jowy saying to go back to the pass where you two left your mark on the stone? Teleport to Kyaro Town and walk northwest to Tenzan Pass. You’ll recognize this place. Just head west, and you’ll see where the old unicorn brigade camp was. Then you’ll see Jowy by the spot you two promised to meet.
Choose the second option when you’re given one. A duel ensues. You can defeat him if you want or just defend for three turns and Jowy will talk some more, choose the first answer. Another duel, just keep defending. If you continue to defend and then say you won’t take the rune from him, eventually he falls down and is about to die.
Leknaat teleports in and heals him with the power of the rune. Jowy and Riou decide to go on a journey and start over. As they leave, Shu comes by. He’s sad Riou is leaving but understands, and lets him know the truth about the Nanami incident (assuming you saved her!). Jowy and Riou then go off to Kyaro and see Nanami at Genkaku’s house. The three then go on a journey, stopping by to see Jillia Blight and Pilika in Harmonia. This is the toughest but probably most rewarding ending.
You then see the fate of the 108 Stars of Destiny and then the Suikoden II 2 Credits.