The Bright Shield Rune is a type of rune in Suikoden II.


It is one of two runes of power that make up the Rune of the Beginning, the other being the Black Sword Rune. Bright Shield is a rune that embodies the power to protect.


  • Great Blessing: Heals 70 HP (and cures abnormal status) for all allies.
  • Shining Light: 130 damage to all enemies.
  • Battle Oath: Heals 300 HP for all allies. May cause Berserk.
  • Forgiver Sign*: Heals 2000 HP for all allies, remainder deals 2000 damage to a single enemy.
*Only usable when all 108 Stars of Destiny are found.


War EffectEdit

  • Heals all player troops within 2 squares of Hero's group.


The Shield Rune is one of the halves of the Rune of the Beginning. Representing the defensive power, and nature of stability and protection in order for creation in "the beginning," this rune holds amazing restorative powers. Much of the power is manifested in the form of shields, and all of the spells have a restorative effect.

The earliest known usage of the Bright Shield Rune was by Master Genkaku, hero of Jowston. It's combative nature drove him to battle his friend, Han Cunningham. When Genkaku refused to fight in the duel, Highland won the territory surrounding Kyaro Town, where he later resided.

Han and Genkaku resolve their disputes and seal their runes away at the shrine at Toto Village. The runes remained there until Luca Blight's attack on the village many years later, when Jowy and Riou are led by Pilika to the shrine.


  • The Forgiver Sign ability will only be activated if the Poison Moth cannot be defeated during the Tir McDohl side quest. Riou and McDohl will use their runes to defeat the beast by casting the Forgiver Sign and Judgment from McDohl's Soul Eater Rune.



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