Suiko II 2 South Window Kuskus
You meet the circus people after you go to the port and return to the top part of the Inn. Then go to the southeast part of town to a hut where Sheena bursts out. Go in and agree to gamble playing dice with Tai Ho while Yam Koo looks on. Go to the bottom part of the Inn to get the circus people. Sheena misses the trip to Kuskus.
You’ll see ship travel, how exciting right? In Kuskus you can upgrade your weapons to level six but not much else to do so go straight south to South Window.
Go here and Viktor will see you immediately. After speaking with him, go left and talk to the shrouded figure, Clive, but he needs a way to Lakewest. Go to the Inn and get Flik and Viktor to join, and then go northeast to the South Window City Hall.
Lord Granmeyer of South Window wants you to go to North Window with Freed Y and investigate. North Window is northwest of South Window, so go to the Inn and it’ll be you, Nanami, Viktor, Freed Y and Eilie.
You’ll meet a familiar face as you get here. Neclord is alive and well, and if you fight him he’ll wipe you out. You’ll need to get the Star Dragon Sword from the Cave of Wind to the south.
Cave of the Wind
Save and Viktor destroys the boulders. Just go north and follow east as it wraps around to the second area. In the next area continue to the northeast to exit out. Follow the third area to the east and then it’ll go north and wrap around with several ways to go. Take the northwestern most for a small area with a Sun Badge, then take the southwest exit to continue west for a screen or so.
You’ll be at another east / west split. Take the west path for a Fish Badge and then the east one through a few areas. Continue east and then take the northwest path first that leads to a Fire Wall item. Go back east and then northeast until you get to some boulders, which you should push aside so you can go west. Here you’ll see you’ll have to push boulders to block the air that pushes you into the pit. Do this simply in the first room.
It’s a little harder in the second room but not too difficult. In the third try to get to the very northwest part with 3000 potch, Medicine and the valuable Blue Gate Rune as three treasures. Talk to the old guy if you want to go back, but refuse his offer.
Let the wind take you south and then held left so that you can get in the lower west alcove. You’ll get to a split as you go southwest so take the lower path and then take the west path that gets to a three way. Take the west for a Half Helmet. The south has a Stone of Defense and the northwest leads to an area with Kahn, a crafty fighter and good mage with his Resurrection Rune.
Just continue to take this path north and east. You’ll get to the Star Dragon Sword, but you’ll have to fight it! Use Kahn’s Charm Arrow for heavy damage but otherwise attack and use your Family Attack. With Riou’s Bright Shield Rune you should have enough healing methods, and I usually give Nanami a water rune early on for healing purposes as well.
You’ll gain a few levels but gain nothing from this battle other than the sword itself for Viktor.
You may wish to go to South Window to rest and then go here. Go all the way north to enter a building and hear vampiric organ music. Go east and grab the Fire Rune, then go west at that split. Go west a bit and you’ll be at a much bigger room, go south and grab the Magic Def Stone. Continue west until you get to a boulder room.
First, go to the left boulder that is on the floor switch. Move it off the switch, and the center room opens – go through for a valuable Darkness Rune. Now return and push the boulder on the obvious spot on the floor in the center, and take the exit to another room with torchs.
From the top, you will see three lit candles, an unlit one, and then a lit one (going left to right). Copy this same exact sequence on the bottom row of candles, and go through the center door that opened for a Blue Ribbon. Return and light the one in the row that isn’t lit on the top to continue. You’ll end up going east to a new building and then up a pair of stairs. Don’t go up the next pair but go east for a Necklace and Chain Mail, then go north up the stairs.
You’ll make your way to Neclord. He’s not ready to die so he brings ‘daisy’ alive to taunt viktor. Neclord leaves you with Abomination. Use your best magic on him, he is weak against Holy magic so the Resurrection Rune and especially Charm Arrow can hurt this guy bad. Use Kahn’s Scolding tactics after that. He does have a lot of HP and his magic attacks can be brutal. It is much better if he just does physical attacks on you. You get 10,000 Potch for your work.
Go south out of North Window and your fellow army members will come up. Seems that South Window has been taken over by highland and Lord Granmeyer’s head has been taken by Solon Jhee. Choose ‘there must be a way’, and then Apple talks about Shu from Radat, a pupil of Mathiu’s that is adept at strategy. Choose your party and you are on your way.
Save on your way out. Radat is to the far east, east of South Window even.
Oh, if you missed Templton earlier, you can recruit her now too. Just walk all the way east through Radat. On the world map, go northeast to the Mercenary Fortress where Templton will be getting kicked out. Now leave and go to Toto and go north past the first house and west to recruit Templton. Templton gives you the Suiko Map. Return to Radat now.
Go west past the bridge and grassy area and then go north to Shu’s House. He is stubborn and won’t join. Leave and go to the bar. Talk to the owner up at the top for Recipe # 14 and then leave, as Shu will bump into you. He still won’t join you.
Go south out of the bar and talk to Richmond. He can help you, he says. Give him 1500 Potch and go to the Inn to rest. He’ll return and say Shu will be at the port tomorrow night, so you’ll plan to meet him then. When you do meet Shu he’ll throw a gold coin in the lake and you’ll have to find it to get him to join.
First, save at the Inn and then talk to the guy by the Sluice Gate on the bridge. Ask him to close it and he’ll get Amada to come out and he wants to duel you. It’s not a hard duel, just make sure you save beforehand in case. After the defeat he’ll close the sluice gate. Go down and then east to the dock to start searching. It’ll seem hopeless until Richmond throws an identical coin into the lake and Riou finds it. Shu is there watching and he joins. After seeing the coin he also see’s Riou’s Rune and knows that the City State has a chance to win the war. Time to defend against Solon Jhee.
Back here, go save and then go to the conference room south of the Save Crystal. Shu shows up and is cocky about defeating Highland. He asks Riou to be the leading unit against Solon Jhee.
War Battle – Solon Jhee in North Window
Solon Jhee clearly underestimates your army. After a turn Riou’s unit will appear and you should work your way towards Solon Jhee of course. Once you attack him the South Window units will betray Highland and join you. Just keep attacking Solon and you should be able to take him down a bit, if he gets a hit on you be sure to Repair Self or use the Bright Shield Rune to heal. After six or seven turns Solon Jhee will turn and retreat!Riou returns to North Window with celebrity status. Shu just goes out and says that with that Bright Shield Rune and the relation to Genkaku, Riou must be the leader that takes over the City-State. You don’t have to decide now, and soon it’ll be night time.
Go to the bar to listen to Viktor’s story about Genkaku and his past with the City State. The next morning go to the meeting room to tell Shu you will be the leader. After some talking Huan comes in and you recruit Huan the doctor. Then you get to name the castle. Leknaat appears and entrusts Luc to you. He was a weak character in the first Suikoden but he is an absolutely brilliant magician in this one.
When you regain control go to the southeast part of the castle as if you were leaving. You’ll bump into Fitcher who is looking for Riou but doesn’t believe you. Go to the meeting room and it turns out he wants you to ally with the Two River City. Can’t get there without out a boat. Actually you have boats, you just need someone to command one. Bring Freed Y. Then go to Radat.
With Freed Y you can recruit Yoshino in the southeast part of town. Talk to Richmond to play the coin game with him, but you can’t win. Go to the tavern and talk to the guy directly to your west who gives you a coin, and then return to Richmond.This time you can recruit Richmond. You’ll notice Lebrante in the appraisal shop. If you find a Celadon Urn in battle or at a trader’s market, you can give it to him and he will join you. For now you probably don’t have one so just go to Amada by the bridge.
Another duel with Amada. He was very aggressive with me, using Wild Attacks each time. Either way, he’s rather predictable and afterwards he joins you. Leave towards South Window.
Go to the Inn and to the second floor. Alex and Hilda will join, being item shop salesman and Inn mistress respectively. Adlai is here, in the building north of the Armor Shop. He’ll join you if you give him a Sacrificial Jizo, Wooden Shield, and the throw a Wind Crystal at him. He is the elevator guy. If you don’t have Bolgan’s Sacrifical Jizo it may take a while to recruit Adlai.
Go to the northeast part to speak with Tai Ho and Yam Koo. You’ll have to win 5000 Potch from Tai Ho in Chinchinorin. Make sure you save before you do this so he doesn’t steal tons of potch from you. Tai Ho and Yam Koo are recruited and you have two characters who can man a boat now.
Back at North Window bring one of the boat characters. You can now go to Lakewest so go to the basement and follow the anchor sign. As you go northwest to Lakewest, Fitcher will depart and give you his Reference Letter. Go to the northwest hut and talk to Taki four times and she can be recruited. If you lost Bolgan’s Sacrificial Jizo then you can buy one at the item shop here.
Bring a party full of females with Riou. Nanami, Yoshino, Millie, Anita, and Rina would work. If you have talked to the old lady just to the left as you enter town, she will have mentioned scoundrels around Kuskus. Well, with that party full of females head to the west part of Kuskus to see a group of guys. They knock Riou out. But Oulan saves you. She’s a bodyguard type and you’ll be glad to have her on your side.
Talk to Clive. You can take him to Lakewest now. Talk to Adlai with the Sacrificial Jizo if you haven’t already (Clive has one). Then buy a Wooden Shield south in the armor shop and talk to him. Then bring a Wind Crystal from the Rune Shop and throw it at him and he will join. You will be teleported back to North Window and he’ll show you the elevators.
Bring Clive to Lakewest. Go to the Inn and talk to the green clad guy by the Innkeeper. He’s got a letter from Elza, saying she’s in the Forest Village west of Greenhill. We’ll deal with this later, you might want to keep using Clive since he’s a good shooter. Shilo here won’t join you so go west to Two Rivers.
Two Rivers City
As you enter Two Rivers, Chaco will steal Riou’s wallet. Talk to Hans on the top floor of the Inn and you can make him give you money to join. The more money the longer it takes but I usually ask for the highest amount and get him later on. Leave and try to enter the main building, but Chaco stole your wallet with the reference letter inside so they won’t let you in. You’ll see Chaco running west of you so follow him.
What an annoying little bastard. Chase him around but to no avail, he’ll fly off. Return to Two Rivers and you’ll see Ridley about to whip Fitcher. Riou will run in and show his bright shield rune, and then you’ll talk to Ridley and Makai of two rivers. Go to the New Leaf Inn now.
Talk to the Innkeeper and Fitcher will leave. Go upstairs and you’ll see Chaco, who flies away. Go to the meeting hall in Two Rivers and Ridley seems to be perturbed. Leave and go talk to Ridley at the kobold settlement. To get there, go northwest of Chaco’s winged creature village. The kobold’s won’t let you in and when you leave, Chaco will rob Fitcher.
Two Rivers Sewer
Chase Chaco into the sewer. Go east across the bridge at the fork and then grab the Head Gear you see. Then go east and north for a Resurrection Rune and southwest to continue. You can go west through a waterfall type area, after you climb down the ladder, but this leads to a character you can’t do anything with right now. Continue south instead for a long while until you see a Healing Wind treasure. Go west and you’ll be at an intersection, go north for a Stone of Defense and a valuable Fire Emblem (strength+15!). Follow the straight forward path west and then north to exit out to the next area.
Save when you see it, rest up, and head inside the door. You will see a big hedge hog, a Pest Rat in fact. Use your best magic spells on it. What you use depends on who you brought with but use Riou’s Bright Shield Rune to heal and Nanami’s Water Rune for the same reason. The Pest Rat has regular physical attacks that are easily dodgeable, but he attacks twice per round. He also has a boulder attack that does 100 on everyone. He gives 10,000 potch and a Poison Crystal.
You’ll end up in the Kobold section of Two Rivers. Ridley catches you and bitches you out, and then you are to leave the kobold area. Back in the human part of Two Rivers, Kiba and Klaus will be visiting Lord Makai of Two Rivers. A peace treaty it seems? Go to the city hall and Makai will talk of the peace treaty. Fitcher says he’s getting reinforcements, and then Chaco speaks with you. Go to the main hut in his village and talk to Susu quick, and then Chaco taunts you again.
Go to the New Leaf Inn and rest. The next morning, Kiba and Klaus of the highland army will have lied and are attacking Two River. It seems Makai is another gullible and incompetent city-state governor. Fight a battle and then agree to talk to Ridley. Fitcher tries to convince him to fight, but the winged fighters join the fight in the mean time. Chaco wants to protect the town. Ridley eventually gives in and all three forces of Two Rivers have joined to fight Highland! You’ll have to fight another highland battle and then the highlanders will retreat and concede defeat, as you have reinforcements coming.
Meanwhile, Luca Blight will be pissed at this defeat. He sends Solon Jhee off to his execution, much to the dismay of the others around. Jowy steps up and takes the task of taking Greenhill for highland.
The next day, go to the city hall. Lord Makai and Ridley agree to aid your army, with Ridley joining the 108 Stars of destiny. Fitcher is fired by Makai, but so that he can join your army as well. Leave, and Chaco will be waiting. He joins and gives you your wallet and money back, but not Fitcher’s. They run off together. If you have Gengen along you can recruit Gabocha in the first hut in the kobold section of Two Rivers.
With Clive along you can go northwest of Two Rivers until you reach Forest Village. He says Elza is here so head due north past the Trader’s Shop and you’ll see her – or a girl that looks like Elza. Note that you have to get here within 12 hours. Seems Elza is in Matilda, we will check back on that later.
Go to the building just south of that to meet Tony the farmer. You can recruit Tony by asking him to come to the castle.You should be able to recruit Wakaba by the Armor Shop in the southeast part of the village as well. For both of these characters, you may need to return to HQ and come back to Forest Village. I did at least (and I don’t mean going back to HQ and reporting to Shu and taking on the Greenhill mission – just go back to HQ and rest and return).
In Lakewest before you go back, talk to Shilo. He’ll challenge you to 5000 potch of Chinchirorin. Of course save before this to make sure you don’t lose much. You can do the Hix / Tengaar sidequest but I save that until I have the Blinking Mirror and Viki.
North Window Headquarters
Return to North Window HQ. Go to the eastern part of it and then outside to meet Hai Yo. He’s the cook, you may have to search a bit if you aren’t familiar with the castle.
Go up to the meeting room and Shu will tell you to rest. The next day, return to the meeting room and Shu says that Jowy took Greenhill. You are to sneak in as students thus you can only bring along young characters. Choose your best (take Luc!).
Greenhill is northwest of Two Rivers and southeast of Forest Village. You’ll sneak in successfully and then go north to see Nina. Continue north and talk to the desk clerk, Emilia. She will go north, so follow her and talk to her and you’ll see a scene with Shin.
Return back to the desk and talk to Emilia and answer the first choice each time and she’ll be recruited. Leave and Flik will be taken away by Nina. Go west to the dorms and talk to the center clerk to get your rooms. Go upstairs and east and south to your rooms to rest for the night.
The next morning leave and Flik will be hounded by Nina. Go east and south to talk to Emilia and then go south into town. Go to the entrance and then west to the Inn to see a ruckus. The highlanders are looking for Teresa also. Rowd seems to be here as well. Follow Shin back northeast to the academy after he disappears. Go back to your room and sleep.
The next day go to the main academy and go west at the entrance to see Nina. Go south to get Flik and further south into town for another scene. Fitcher will be getting hounded by the citizens so Flik saves him. Back north at the academy, Nina chases Flik down and then you are to rest in your rooms.
At night you hear some spooky stuff. Go to the top floor and move around, and it’ll go to the second floor. Move around and it’ll go to the first floor, and then to the basement. Search the light fixture on the north wall to open a path. Follow this and then go west when you can, and you’ll see the shadow. Your party rushes it, and it’s Flik.
Go west and north and search the statue to open a path into the forest. Go right at the first fork you come across for Protect Mist, and then left to continue. You’ll be going northwest a ways until you reach a house. Shin will prepare to fight you but Teresa and Pilika stop him.
Teresa explains what happened to Greenhill, with the dwindling provisions. Teresa still won’t join you, and you’ll wake up the next day ready to leave Greenhill. Rowd is out offering a 200,000 potch reward and highland citizenship for capturing Teresa. Jowy comes out, and then Pilika rushes him.
The highlanders are after you, as you go north towards the academy and Teresa’s. Use the secret path and fight the highlanders as you go. When you get to Teresa’s House you’ll see her, Shin and Nina. She won’t come with but instead goes to highland to surrender. Hurry back to the academy and in front she is about to surrender, but Shin and your party doesn’t let her. Fight a few highland battles and then you’ll regain control with Teresa in your party.
Continue to go north through the forest. Shin will stop Rowd and the highlanders. Go north into the new area and then east, taking the lower path for Toe Shoes. Northeast from there is a Silver Hat and then you’ll be heading south. Grab the Chimera Crystal you easily see and then continue south. Soon you’ll be out, but not before seeing Jowy.
Jowy lets you by and then Rowd confronts him. Seed and Culgan back up Jowy so Rowd is forced to be a lacky and return to Greenhill to quell the rebellion.
North Window Castle
Go to Two Rivers Rune Shop first to recruit Jeane. Return back to North Window Castle and the meeting spot to report to Shu. Shin and Nina and Fitcher will be following you. Go to bed at night and a scene will commence.
Jowy asks Luca Blight for his reward to be marriage between him and Jillia. Back in the meeting room Shu and Viktor propose going to Matilda to forge an alliance.