Suikoden 2 Viktor’s Fort Flik
Highland Youth Brigade
As you start off with your friend Jowy you will be prompted to go out, but you might as well just go to bed. You will be ambushed at night, run east and then you’ll consult with Jowy and decide to go back to camp. Back there you’ll see Rowd your leader with Luca Blight.
Just run north and you’ll be at a meeting spot you’ll remember much later. A battle ensues with Rowd and some highland soldiers but just use Riou and Jowy’s unite attack to win the battle and then jump off the cliff to escape.
Viktor’s Warriors Fort
You’ll be saved by Viktor and Flik of the state arm. You’ll recognize them if you’ve played Suikoden I. Now you have to do some chores for them while you’re here, like pushing boxes against a while and picking up Rope. Then this guy who is telling you to do this stuff, Pohl, will ask you to get some Flint, Boots and Flour. Get 3 Flint and 3 Boots and then try to go upstairs and get the Flour but there won’t be any. Return to Pohl and he’ll talk to Leona. Afterwards you can go upstairs and talk to her to get Gengen and Tuta in your party to go to Ryube and get that flour.
It’s a short walk northeast, you shouldn’t have a problem getting there and to the item shop. Ask for Flour and take it back to Pohl.
The next day at the Warrior’s Camp you’ll be wiping up oil spills. There are a few on the first level and then one on each floor above, but also another in Flik’s room of command. After talk to Pohl and another night passes.
Jowy comes to save you but you two can’t make it out, and end up having to tell about how highland faked the attack on the state. Viktor and Flik are curious about this news to say the least. At night Jowy uses a spoon to get out of your cell. Jowy then uses the flint to light the rag on fire to divert the guards, and then run up the stairs and south to the balcony area outside. The rope gets you down and you can leave. The two decide to go to Kyaro Town.
First go to Ryube Town and see the circus show. You can move or not during it, will not matter much. Rina, Eilie and Bolgan join you for a bit afterwards.
North Sparrow Pass
Go north of Ryube Town to find North Sparrow Pass. Rina will perform a favor for the guards that wouldn’t let you past previously. The battles around here can be difficult at first. Use your unite to dominate any enemy group. Take the left path as you head north for a Flaming Wall treasure and an HP / MP bath. Head east to continue of course.
Take the east fork again for an Escape Talisman and then north to go to the next screen. Here you’ll have another east / west fork, with the east leading to a Brass Armor and the west having the path that leads to the next screen. The enemies around here get tougher, with Bees and Bandits.
In the next screen you’ll be at your first Journeyman’s Crystal so save and heal up. Up north is the Mist Shade. Use your unites when you can, and then Rina’s Flaming Arrow fire rune magic. You’ll also probably have some available attack items at your disposal should this get even harder. Kindness Drops are dropped by Mist Shade. Afterwards return back and save and then continue north, taking the east exit for a Feathered Hat and the opposite path out of the North Sparrow Pass.
In Kyaro town you’ll split up with Eilie, Rina and Bolgan. Seems you are being looked for so go to your house to the west. Actually first take the north path leading to the big tree by itself. Search it as you face up three times and Riou will walk around the tree and Mukumuku will be recruited. Most people forget to recruit mukumuku but he is a valuable addition. Now go to your house to the west, and then go left and south upon entering. Search the desk for ? book and then north to exit and for some scenes with Nanami your sister.
As Riou and Nanami leave your house, the house of Genkaku, you are taken away by Rowd your former commander. Then a scene with Jowy being disowned by his dad. More scenes as you and Jowy are saved from death by Viktor and Flik, and then you all go save Mukumuku and Nanami. Run out and town and through North Sparrow Pass back to Viktor’s Fort. You can then get recruits.
Talk to Rikimaru and pay for his Inn tab of 3000 Potch. That’s expensive right now. Talk to the frantic girl in the northeast, Millie, and agree to help her find Bonaparte in the forest.
First go northwest and put the baby bird in the nest. Then go south and work your way east. This boss battle against Bonaparte can be hard. Just use attacks, thats all you have probably. After Millie is recruited go west back to where the bird was and Shiro and Kinnison will be here. Allow them to join, they have a unite and Shiro is great.
That’s the end of the recruits for Ryube so go north and then veer west instead of east towards North Sparrow Mountain. This will lead to a new village, Toto. Enter the Inn to recruit Zamza assuming Nanami is with. Get that ? book appraised to see it is the Old Book Volume 1. You can try to visit the north house, this is where Pilika lives but she isn’t home. Sometimes she’s here already but if not go to the Warrior’s Fort and rest and then come back, that should do it.
Pilika and her family took Jowy in when he fell off the cliff. Pilika now wants to get a Wooden Amulet. Go west out of Toto and then northwest to Muse City. This city is huge, you may want to use the rune shop. West in Muse leads to the item shop with the Wooden Amulet for 500 potch. Buy it and return to Toto to see it is burned down.
Pilika will be the only one alive, crying for a bit. Then Apple walks in, the same Apple from Suikoden I. You’ll exit Toto but go right back in to recruit Hanna. Hurry back to Viktor’s Fortress. Apple, Flik and Viktor reunite and talk about Matthiu from Suikoden I and the Toran Republic.
After that scene Jowy and Riou will be downstairs with Pilika pondering the future. Leona requests their presence above. Flik and Viktor want you to go to the forest in Ryube and recruit Tsai to use the fire spears and you’re given 2000 potch for this.
In ryube go to the forest and take the northwest path through where you got Shiro and Kinnison. Take the left fork for a Gauntlet and Leather Cape and east to Tsai’s place. After talking he’ll help you for free and then you can leave.
Back in Ryube, highland will be slaughtering the villagers. Luca Blight is a pretty sick guy.
Return to Viktor’s Fort and challenge Flik to a duel so that you can fight along side them. You don’t need to defeat him, just hit him a few times to show you are a formidable opponent.
Downstairs you’ll be talking to Jowy about the company name, so choose one. Pohl will start screaming shortly after and highland is here. Outside for some talking and then a battle commences. Just use the Fire Spear here in your first battle, against Solon Jhee, Seed and Culgan. Should be an easy victory and they will retreat. Unfortunately Kiba and Solon Jhee are here to battle you. Luca Blight will send his army right afterwards and you will be in a bad way. Inside the fortress Jowy and Riou will want to find Pilika. So go inside through the front and go upstairs into the main room, using the Buddy Attack on the highlands to get by. Watch in the command room at Pohl gets sliced by Luca, and then some scenes with Pilika and Luca saying some things that turn out to be ironic much later on. You are saved by Flik and Viktor and then are to go to Muse.
Your party is comprised of a random assortment of the characters you’ve recruited so far. If you get a grouping you don’t like, you can keep reset and reloading your quest (save before the 2nd fight at Viktor’s Fort).Â (Millie, Gengen and Kinnison are particularly pathetic, while some of the more desirable characters include Shiro (especially with a Double Beat Rune), Zamza (for his magic ability) and Mukumuku (a personal favorite with decent attack power).
Head to Toto and you’ll be in a shrine. Leknaat appears and Jowy and Riou acquired the Black Sword Rune and Bright Shield Rune respectively. You can go to Coronet to get level 5 weapons or to Muse to find out you can’t get in. Backtrack to the White Deer Inn.
White Deer Inn
You’ve probably seen this before, southeast of Muse. Go inside for some scenes with Alex and Hilda, and then the next morning Alex makes a proposal and you can go in Muse afterwards. First you must help him hunt down Sindar Treasure.
Go east and north to get there after he joins, he’ll open it all up for you.
Go west at the fork for a Stone of Magic and Mega Medicine, and then take the other path and go north. The enemies here are tough just for reference, you’ll soon find out yourself. Take the first east path and then south for an Angry Blow spell. Return back and go north and east to continue onward. Take the north path for a Gauntlet and then south, west, and north under the bridge into a new area.
You’ll see a door you can’t open so go past it and move the statue into it’s proper place. This opens a door leading to a Shoulder Pads and a Round iron plate. Use the Round plate at the door you saw that was closed and it’ll open. You are now in a room with a two headed snake statue. Go left all the way across the bridge to get to a half shut door that you can walk through, leading to a Fire Lizard Crystal. Return back to the previous chamber and go north to get the Triangle Plate.
Return to the central area with the snake and go north and then east to put the Triangle Plate in. You just stopped the water. Go straight north from the previous intersection and you’ll get a Chain Mail. Return south a little and go west and south now that the path is opened up. Go south all the way until you see a treasure on a ramp to your left. It is a Water Rune. Return north and take the next west for the square plate! Return back and go all the way north as the other west paths lead to dead ends. Return to the first snake statue and go east to get a bunch of goodies. Actually just Old Book Volume 2 and the Magic Drain crystal.
Go back to the first snake statue and go north and then west to get to the Save Point. Rest up and equip the best stuff you have, a boss battle looms.
The Double Head is not easy. Use the Black Sword Rune specifically Piercing One. Continue to use your best spells and hopefully you equipped healing items. Great Blessing does a good job of this too. Just keep at it and Double Head will go down and you can continue north for your ‘treasure’. A Spark Rune is your reward for the battle. Use an Escape Talisman to get out, if you have one. Alex will discard the healing herb from sindar ruins.
Back at the White Deer Inn, Hilda will be sick. When you get a chance go get the Healing Herbs Alex discarded and this will heal Hilda. All is well now and you get Alex’s Muse pass.
As you go to Muse you’ll have to make up a story to get in. It doesn’t work. But you are bailed out but your buddies Flik and Viktor. At least you got in Muse.
Go to Leona to dump off Pilika and then go to the northeast to meet Elza. She’ll give you two packages and then Clive comes by. Tell him you haven’t seen her and then return to the front of Muse to give her the packages back, and she gives you Sound Set #1. They run out of there and there isn’t anything you can do with them for later. The Clive / Elza sidequest needs to be completed within 20 hours, which means you basically have to beat the game in 20 hours by speeding through everything. More on this quest later.
Go to the town hall now so Viktor can show you to Anabelle. Go east and north to talk to Jess afterwards about sneaking into highland. Search the northeast shelf for ? book and then go to the bar.
Buy some antitoxin and come back. Anita is here and she wants you to do random things for her. After you do one thing you have to exit Muse and come back to do another. After three or four she’ll join you. You can do this now or much later, so just get this out of the way now, she’s pretty good. Tuta is outside and north of the Inn, talk to him to recruit him and meet Huan. Talk to Huan a few times to get recipe 3.
Note that at this point, you can go through Toto and back to Viktor’s Mercenary Fort for another recruit. You will see Templton being ushered out of Viktor’s Fort, and then go to Toto. As you head north through the village take the second left to see Templeton looking at a burned down house. Templton joins your army and hands you the Suiko Map.
Leave and go north to the Muse / Matilda gate and then you’ll get to go east through the forest. Generally you head north to get to the enemy camp but if you go directly east for a while you’ll get a Circuret. Before camp Jowy and Riou change to highland clothes. Go to the northeast to look at the provisions, and then when Rowd sees you go get the Fire Sealing Crystal to the east and then run into Jillia’s tent. After some scenes you’ll leave but Rowd will have been waiting. Just keeping killing highlanders until Jowy tells you to run, so do so. You’ll have to fight more battles with your other party members, so do that and keep running.
Back in Muse go to the north building to see Jess but he’s busy so go to the Inn. Back to Jess and Anabelle’s building and Viktor breaks in and confronts Jess. Back at the Inn Nanami chooses to wait outside. Go talk to her and then go back to the Inn. Jowy will come back at night time. Strange.
The next day go to the Jowston Hilltop Conference and Flik gets you in. You’ll meet all the big shots from the City State like Gorudo from Matilda, Teresa from Greenhill, Makai from Two Rivers and a few more. They are all in disagreement but they’ll hear that highland is coming to attack Muse right this minute.
Muse War Battle
Anabelle asks Viktor to spare a few days to hold the highlanders back. Talk to Viktor and the battle starts. Do some damage to Gilbert and he’ll join you (it’s likely Flik will do it with Fire Spear). This battle will go on for quite a while, and you’ll get Miklotov’s help until Camus tells him to retreat.
Talk to Nanami at night and Jowy will be talking to Kage in the other room. The next day go to Anabelle. Talk to her for a sec and then return to the Inn. Speak with Nanami and then go to the city building to see Jowy and Kage talking outside. Talk to Jowy about it and then it’ll be nighttime.
Viktor and Anabelle will share a drink for a bit. When you regain control take Nanami and Riou to Anabelle’s but you’ll find Jowy beat you to the punch. You’re going to see somethingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦interesting here, with Jowy and Anabelle. After these dramatic scenes go to the Inn to get Pilika. Get Pilika there and Leona will tell you to go south to Coronet and eventually South Window.
You’ll be very close to this town. Go to the southwest part of it to try to get on a boat, to no avail. Return to the top part of the Inn to meet Rina, Eilie and Bolgan again.