The Black Dragon Clan (黒竜料理会, Kokuryū Ryōri Kai) is a group in Suikoden II.
A group of chefs living on Black Dragon Island; many famous chefs including Jinkai, Retso, Mamie, Shun Min and Seiryu all come from this Island. Secretly, the clan leader was seeking to find the perfect recipe that will bring joy to whoever may eat it; the chefs plan to use this perfect recipe so that they may rule the world through its use. The group actually achieved some success in this goal, creating the Moon Bird Recipe, a simple, dish that way easy to prepare that appealed to everyone. However, Seiryu and Shun Min, unhappy at seeing how the recipe was corrupting the Black Dragon Clan, stole the recipe, intending to run away with it.
Shun Min, though successful in stealing the recipe, was found out and assassinated by another member of the clan; before dying, however, she hung on long enough to give the recipe to Sieryu, her lover and one of the top-ranking members of the clan. Sieryu ran far from Black Dragon Island, eventually finding a place to stay in the City-States of Jowston as a chef for the New State Army under the name Hai Yo. However, the Black Dragon Clan successfully tracked Hai Yo down in the Allied Army’s kitchen, and several members challenged him to cook-offs for the recipe, including Jinkai, the leader of the clan.
However, Seiryu's cooking talents were phenomenal, and overcoming his competition, he managed to retain victory even over Jinkai. Tearing up the Moon Bird Recipe that had brought so much strife, Seiryu proclaimed that the best dish was any dish baked with emotion. Jinkai, seeing the error of his ways, apologized and allowed Seiryu to return to Black Dragon Island, where he visited Shun Min's grave. Whether he returned to the group or not is unknown.
The Black Dragon Clan contains four special members known as the "Four Lords" following is a list of them.
- The anime Fushigi Yugi, has a similar concept to the "Four Lords of the Black Dragon Clan". With the "The Universe of the Four Gods", two characters in particular are "Suzaku" and "Seiryuu".