Suikoden 3 Thomas Chapter 1 Suikoden III Index : Walkthrough/FAQ
Thomas Chapter 1
Before you even start Thomas’ chapter, understand that it is completely optional and doesn’t affect the 108 Stars of Destiny in any way. Several people absolutely despise Thomas’ two chapters. Some people like me think they’re the best part of the entire game. MUTO – enough said right there. Thomas more or less is sent by his dad (one of the shady council members) to “run” Budehuc castle. Not a lot of money runs through this place and Thomas is set up to lose basically.
Upon arrival Cecile will stop you at the gates. Go to the central house, which is to your west and north, roughly. The whole gang of trouble-makers will be here, so get used to this group. You show your seal to prove your authenticity, and then you’re allowed to walk around the next day. Downstairs is Sebastian who will suggest you great all your new friends. Wise choice, so go do so. Eike is upstairs in the library, Muto is in the basement warehouse, Juan is outside but on the west-exterior, while the others (Cecile, Piccolo, and Martha) are in the central area. Talking to Cecile illicits a flashback with your evil councilor dad sending you off in hopes that you utterly fail.
Back in the main house, Sebastian will give you a letter to the knights regarding your authenticity that you must deliver to Brass Castle. Cecile will come along for protection purposes. Thomas and Cecile actually are quite nice when you level them up, but they start at level 1 and are poorly equipped. That said Yaza Plain doesn’t have much to bother you so just follow through to Brass Castle.
Talk to Leo when you get there, and then Roland. You probably won’t have Potch to upgrade anything (unless you put statues in Budehuc Castle with other characters to sell with Thomas, or unless you’re a lottery-crackhead). Upstairs in the tea room is Salome, who is actually very nice about the appointment and even allows Cecile to be head guardsmen. Your work here is done so return back to Budehuc.
Get your rest now and then leave the castle the next day. A lady will be looking for her lost son, Thomas. You and your friends offer to help look for the guy, so check out the broken elevator on the 1st floor, the library on the second floor, and the wrecked ship in the 1st basement floor. Now leave and go to Juan who will know what happened. You must go to Mount Hei-Tou (where the Blue Mantix is, but all the way east instead) and Piccolo, Cecile and Juan will be with. Juan and Piccolo are also underrated in battle, with Piccolo having the effective Lightning Rune and Juan being phenomenal if you give him a Turtle Tunic (or something to cure the Waking Rune that you can’t take off) and build him up.
Go to Mount Hei-Tou now, and it is a bit of a treck so hopefully you have some medicine along. Again, go directly east the entire way through and you’ll see a Boar and the little kid named Thomas. This thing can be tough with the levels you’re at, especially if he doesn’t target Juan. You’ll want him to wake Juan up, which will in the mean time give Piccolo a chance to pull off his best Lightning spells (despite his poor aptitude with Lightning skills). After the boar goes down you’ll have saved Thomas.
Everyone will love you but the next day you won’t know where Sebastian is. Talk to a few of your friends (Cecile, Juan, Muto) and go towards the stairs to find Sebastian depressed over the castle finances. Thomas will gather everyone and discuss options; eventually it is decided that you are to get people to come sell things on your land since it is commonly held between Grassland and Zexen. Unfortunately you don’t have the seal, so go inside your room and look. Eventually you’ll find it and then you’ll have the option to form your party with Sebastian, so do so and put Martha as your Support.
Take your party to Iksay, one of many spots to open up on your map. Talk to Mel outside the Inn and she’ll go to Budehuc if you ask. She’s useful for the upcoming battles with Thomas. Head to the second floor of the Inn now to meet Tuta and Mio. Tuta will go off to aid other villages but Mio joins and she has the Healing Support ability. Gordon at the Item Shop will denounce you for having such lousy partners with you. The girl near him will give you a Pale Gate Rune though. Before you leave, check the Rarities and if at any time you see a Rose Brooch, purchase it. With this you can go to Vinay del Zexay to get Augustine outside of the Armor shop. After this, put only Augustine with Thomas and go to Iksay to get Gorden at the Item Shop to join. Brass Castle shouldn’t have much for you unless you found the ! Screw with Thomas instead of Geddoe. Do buy a Deer Antler for Scott and Waurenhyte outside the left part of Brass Castle, if you didn’t before. They’ll then join.
A trip to the Great Hollow is in order, as Twaikin is digging and will join you after some scenes. Note that he is in the area you were at with Geddoe when you were chasing the intruders. Head back and rest, and the next day Cecile will run in saying she does not know where Eike went. You’ll discuss the matter with your friends and have control again, and if you try to leave Shizu the elevator-installation girl will show up. Her work will take a while so leave to do some more recruiting.
In the Yaza Plains you’ll see Kenji exercising. Choose the second option twice to exercise and to get some water and he’ll go to Budehuc. In the Plain of Amur – North, Kathy has some horses that she needs you to count. It was 16 for me but I think it’s random. When you choose correctly tell her to go to Budehuc, and then one last group to get. At Vinay del Zexay is Shabon being chased by Guillaume, which you may have seen with another character. Talk to Nei north of the market area and then return to the center area, by the council’s guild. Run around for a while and you’ll confront Guillaume who is chasing Shabon again. He’ll duel you and it is not easy. Thomas has a horrible defense unless you spent some money, and even a well-sharpened Thomas-sword won’t do that much damage. What does this mean? Well you won’t have to be flawless but you better be close. An Attack by both of you can be nearly fatal for you; you need all the turns without damage that you can get. When he’s done, Shabon, Nei and Toppo join you.
Whenever you are ready to advance the story (recruited/built up all the characters) go sleep in your room. Shuzu will be done with the elevator by morning and you’ll give it a test run with the main group at Budehuc. You’ll find a suspicious bottom floor that you’ve never seen before, and you’ll then explore it. Go straight and at the fork you’ll split up. Take the right path and look for a path that curves off to the left. It’s hard to see but it’s where you need to go, so take it and you’ll bump into Juan and Piccolo! So it must lead to the same pathâ€¦join together and head north to Eike’s pad. A nice one too I must say. He’s just been reading the last few weeks and is sorry you came looking for him. Thomas’ chapter will then end, and usually I pick the second one right after.