Alhazred is the Chisui Star in Suikoden V.



Alhazred is a collector of rare tomes and books. He is very rich and ready to pay for books that are rare, especially this games variation of the Necronomicon, the Book of Condemnation.





Before the Sun Rune War, Alhazred heard a rumor about a curse book in Rainwall. Upon hearing it, he headed to Rainwall but found nothing, and he met Freyjadour Falenas. Alhazred told to him that, if he found the curse book, he must tell it to him.

During the Sun Rune War, Euram Barows took the curse book that his father kept and he went to Yashuna Village. There he disguised himself as a fortune teller and gave the curse book to Freyjadour to cursed him. Freyjadour keep it and put it on the Ceras Lake Castle's Storage Room. Chuck told him that it glow's strangely and doesn't want to keep it anymore. Freyjadour decided to give the curse book back to the Fortune Teller and went to Yashuna Village but he can't find the fortune teller and he decided to leave the book to the innkeeper, then he went to Estrise and tell Alhazred about it. Alhazred and Freyjadour went back to Yashuna and saw the book draining Euram's life. Freyjadour and Alhazred manage to seal the book again and saved Euram's life.

After it, Alhazred gave the Rune of Condemnation to Freyjadour and he joined in the Loyalist Army. He became the librarian in the Ceras Lake Castle and he helped Freyjadour on his fight against the Godwins. After the war, he heads for Nagarea Theocracy in search of arachaic tomes, but is refused entry. Of course, that's hardly enough to stop him.

Role in the GameEdit

While your base is in Rainwall, run into Alhazred near the Trading shop. After you got your HQ, head to Yashuna Village and talk to the fortune teller in the Tricolor Inn 2nd floor closest room to the stairs. Get the Cursed Tome. Place the Cursed Tome in storage, then sleep at Marina's Inn. Go back to the storage room and get the book from Chuck, who will tell you that it glows strangely and doesn't want to storage it anymore. Afterwards, go back to Yashuna Village, to find out that the fortune teller isn't there anymore. Instead, give it to the woman in the room who says that she will give the book to its owner. Go to Estrise and talk to Alhazred near the fountain, then take him to Yashuna Village where the fortune teller was. Fight the Cursed Book. After the scene with Euram, get the Condemnation Rune and ask him to join immediately or you can recruit/find him in Estrise afterwards.

Note: You cannot trigger Alhazred's sidequest after Godwin's troops pull out of Rainwall, since you can't talk to him anymore.

Alhazred is the librarian in the castle. If you acquired a book from treasure chest, shop and etc. you can give it to Alhazred.
List of Old Books:

  • Old Book #1 - Location: Raftfleet, the Dahak.
  • Old Book #2 - Location: Ceras Lake Ruins, western side.
  • Old Book #3 - Location: Godwin Castle, second visit.
  • Old Book #4 - Location: Eresh's dungeon.
  • Old Book #5 - Location: Lunas, Priest's room.
  • Old Book #6 - Location: Deep Twilight Forest.
  • Old Book #7 - Location: Stormfist, Arena Front, by the Double Arm Tactic
  • Old Book #8 - Location: Sable, Armes Border.
  • Old Book #9 - Location: Alhazred starts with this book.
  • Old Book #10 - Location: Alhazred automatically gets this book after certain events.
  • Old Book #11 - Location: Alhazred automatically gets this book after certain events.
  • Old Book #12 - Location: Sauronix Castle, town.
  • Old Book #13 - Location: Gordius, inside a tent.

Alhazred is a powerful mage, but his short range makes him weak for the frontline. He has strong elemental affinity which makes him a versatile mage with his three rune slots but he lacks the raw power or special qualities of mages like Zerase and Viki.

Fortunately for him, since he can work with any kind of element, he can also be put in any kind of magic role you want to fill. His incantation skill is at SS, allowing him to be faster than a good amount of enemies.

It is possible to evolve Alhazred into a damage-slinging buff machine. Or, if you want to concentrate on one element only, you can give him a Magical Rune/Magic Absorb Rune/elemental rune setup, giving him a sheer endless amount of spells. This setup, however, works best if you also put a tank with a Firefly Rune in the party to block of the damage.

Alhazred, while not the best mage, is certainly the most flexible, so fit him how you see fit and start casting.

  • Head - Gained at Lv. 40
  • R. Hand - Gained at Lv. 1
  • L. Hand - Gained at Lv. 1

  • Head - Light
  • Body - Clothes
  • Hand - Medium
  • Foot - Medium

  • HP: 590
  • LV1: 9
  • LV2: 9
  • LV3: 7
  • LV4: 4
  • ATK: 443
  • MGC: 617
  • PDF: 91
  • 601
  • 290
  • 290
  • 189
  • 201
  • 298

Weapon Type: Book
Weapon Range: S

Weapon Growth
Name Nameless Cults Seven Cryptical Books Howls of Demons
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 10 15 30 45 55 75 110 120 130 150 165 180 200 210 220 230

Alhazred can participate in Shining Scalp.

Character Skills
Name Max Rank
Stamina C
Attack C
Defense B
Technique C
Vitality C
Agility C

Character Skills
Name Max Rank
Magic S
Magic Defense S
Incantation SS

Character Skills
Name Max Rank
Divine Right A
Sacred Oath S

Alhazred can lead a three-star archery unit or a three-star rune archer ship and adds one use of the Mother Earth spell to his unit.

  1. Alhazred is a traveling book peddler... No, that´s not right. He´s a collector of rare tomes. He doesn´t collect the tomes to sell them, he said, so the term "peddler" apparently offends him.
  2. He must be a very rich man, if he comes across a rare enough tome, he shell out enough cash to build a castle. Must be nice having that kind of cash to throw around, eh?
  3. The other day, I saw him... It was the middle of the night, and he was holding a hide-bound tome as if he were in love. And that was no ordinary hide...

  • ???

(The gorgeous calligraphy is illegible.)

  • ?????

(You can make out a few words here and there, but don't know what they mean.)


  • His name originates from Abdul Alhazred, a fictional author created by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft as the author of the Necronomicon.
  • His starting weapon, Nameless Cults is another book used by writer H.P. Lovecraft, as Unaussprechlichen Kulten and its upgrade, Seven Cryptical Books is likely based on the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan from "The Other Gods" and "Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath".
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