This is the complete list of all recruitable characters in Suikoden V.
Characters Recruitment listEdit
|1||Freyjadour||Joins at the start of the game.|
|2||Lyon||Joins at the start of the game.|
|3||Sairoh||Buy 6 Salt at the start of the game at trade shops. When Salt goes up in price (check prices and/or rumors), talk to Sairoh in Raftfleet and he will ask what you will do to take care of the salt price problem. Sell those 6 Salts to the trader immediately and talk to him again to get him to join you.|
|4||Boz Wilde||Joins automatically in Haud Village after the party escape through the Lunas Woods.|
|5||Luserina||Joins automatically during the Rainwall Defense.|
|6||Cornelio||After the defense of Rainwall, go back to Haud Village and enter the big house in the south of the city. Upon entering, you will be attacked by 5 DoReMi elves. Defeat them and an upset Cornelio will tell you to catch him a new orchestra of them. Capture the DoReMi Elf wandering in Haud Village, and he joins the party.|
|7||Lun||Joins automatically after talking to Kisara on the Dahak, after freeing Lucretia from Agate Prison.|
|8||Logg||Joins automatically after talking to Kisara on the Dahak, after freeing Lucretia from Agate Prison.|
|9||Lelei||Joins automatically after talking to Kisara on the Dahak, after freeing Lucretia from Agate Prison.|
|10||Cius||Joins automatically after talking to Kisara on the Dahak, after freeing Lucretia from Agate Prison.|
|11||Lucretia||Joins automatically after she was freed from Agate Prison.|
|12||Kisara||Joins automatically after the Defense of Raftfleet.|
|13||Raja||Joins automatically after the Defense of Raftfleet.|
|14||Takamu||After recruiting Lucretia, bring Cius and/or Lelei to Agate Prison and meet Takamu. He is eager to join, but needs his maps back. Go to the room in the basement to find his stuff and let him join afterwards.|
|15||Josephine||Talk to her in Haud Village with Sialeeds (in her normal clothes) in the party and she will join. Alternatively, talk to her with Shula or Sharmista in the party and she will join.|
|16||Shinro||Speak to him after freeing Lucretia from Agate Prison and he will join.|
|17||Egbert||After the defense of Raftfleet, talk to Egbert in the tunnels underneath Agate Prison (between the Dwarf Camp and Agate Prison). Upon starting the dialogue, he will rant about the Godwin family and starts talking very slowly. Do not skip any of his dialogues (Don't press any buttons until prompted. Let him rant.). You can exit the area and come back if you messed up. He will offer to join when he's finished talking.|
|18||Kyle||After recruting Lucretia and defeating Bahram Luger in the major battle, Kyle joins you automatically near the end of the second chapter.|
|19||Chuck||Joins automatically after receiving the Dawn Rune and leaving Rainwall.|
|20||Norden||After the relocation from Rainwall to Raftfleet, start the investigation on Norden with Oboro. If you finish the investigation successfully, talk to Norden in the Raftfleet Inn and allow him to join. If you didn't recruit him in Raftfleet, Norden will move to Lordlake after its restoration northwest of the town's entrance.|
|21||Fuyo||Fuyo joins together with Oboro and Shigure.|
|22||Shigure||Shigure joins together with Oboro and Fuyo.|
|23||Oboro||There are two ways to recruit Oboro:
1. After initially hiring Oboro in Rainwall, go to the inn and talk to the drunk at the bar. Upon leaving the inn, accompany Shigure and Sagiri for Norden's investigation. When Oboro speaks about employing mice, ask "That man went inside the house", and when talking to Norden with Oboro in the Tavern, say "We need to talk to you about something". After the relocation of Raftfleet, talk to Oboro and ask him to join in his office in Raftfleet.
2. If you did not successfully perform the Norden investigation, you may have to ask him to join up to five times as storyline progresses: after Raftfleet; after HQ; after Lelcar; after Sable; and after Beaver Lodge. If you wait until after the Queen's Campaign, his ship will be gone from Raftfleet forever.
|24||Sorensen||Firstoff, talk to Babbage in Estrise after relocating to Raftfleet. Go to the Revolving Bridge and talk to the soldier there, he will mention that the creator of the bridge lives in Estrise. Return to Estrise and talk to Babbage again. He will agree on the subject of the Revolving Bridge being used by the wrong side. Sail to the bridge and go to the top. After dismantling the bridge, leave the place, and return to Estrise. Sorensen will join afterwards if you ask Babbage to join.|
|25||Zegai||After relocating to Raftfleet, take Takamu into your party to find back to Lunas and go through the Elven Road. Once through you'll hear a loud yell, go north to where Logg and Lun were caught stealing gold dust. After some odd converstation offer to let him join and he should do just that if you were fair to him in your choices at the Sacred Games. Note: If he refuses talk to him again and he should agree.|
|26||Zerase||Joins automatically after getting the HQ.|
|27||Viki||Joins automatically after exiting the Ceras Lake Ruins.|
|28||Zweig||Joins automatically after the Ceras Lake Ruins.|
|29||Lorelai||Joins automatically after the Ceras Lake Ruins.|
|30||Muroon||After the restoration of Lordlake, talk to him at the dock of the HQ and let him join.|
|31||Talgeyl||Joins automatically after destroying Hatred Fortress.|
|32||Toma||Joins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.|
|33||Goesch||Joins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.|
|34||Silva||Joins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.|
|35||Mueller||Joins together with Wilhelm.|
|36||Wilhelm||There are two ways of recruiting Wilhelm:
1. After the Battle at Hatred Fortress if you only lost a handful of soldiers and got a Victory+ as a rating, speak to him and Mueller at the inn in Raftfleet to have him join.
2. After the restoration of Lordlake, bring Viki to meet him in Raftfleet Inn. He can also be recruited later on at Lelcar or Doraat. You must bring Viki, Faylen or Norma. Do note that the Godwins will hire Wilhelm and Mueller at some point after you capture Doraat.
|37||Bastan||After the restoration of Lordlake, with a "? Painting" in your inventory, talk to him and close the appraise window in Haud Village until you get a scene. Note: You should not appraise the "? Painting", as the scene triggers randomly and identifies it as a painting by Ivanov. So if it does not trigger, exit the shop and go back in.|
|38||Zunda||After the restoration of Lordlake, talk to Zunda in the Dwarf Camp. Take her to Lunas and let her see the window on the 1F of the Master's sanctuary. Zunda is found behind another dwarf in the area you can reach by ladder. To get to Lunas, you need to get through the Lunas North Woods, which either requires an elf or Takamu.|
|39||Subala||After the restoration of Lordlake, take Lun into your party. Go to Raftfleet afterwards to trigger a scene with Subala. Afterwards, beat Subala at the fishing mini-game.|
|40||Marina||Joins with Belcoot.|
|41||Belcoot||After establishing your HQ, go to Yashuna Village and talk to Belcoot outside of the inn. Go indoors afterwards to talk to Marina and offer her a job at the HQ to get them both to join you.|
|42||Alhazred||While based in Rainwall, run into Alhazred by the Trading shop. He will mention a cursed book. Later, 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 (or any other for that matter). Go back to storage and get the book from Chuck, who will tell you that it glows strangely and he doesn't want to storage it anymore. Go back to Yashuna Village, but the fortune teller isn't there. 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.|
|43||Genoh||After restoring Lordlake, find Genoh at the waterfall area in Waterfall Basin (where Richard is/was training). To do this ...
1. You need to have spoken to a beaver who mentions "The Boss" at the Beaver Lodge Inn, and talk to the Beaver Clan Chief, Fuwalafuwalu until he mentions "The Boss" as well. You can speak with Fuwalafuwalu when he's in your HQ as well (he usually is the only exception is when storyline events are happening).
2. Take Alhazred, Levi, Wabon or Galleon to Waterfall Basin, but the old person must be at 95% of Prince's Level (which generally translates to 1 level below, possibly 2).
|44||Richard||Note: Mueller needs to be recruited, otherwise Richard will not join and will continue his training. After the restoration of Lordlake, talk to him at the Waterfall Basin, then talk to Mueller in Marina's Inn at Ceras Lake Castle. Return to Richard, and he'll join.|
|45||Murad||Talk to him at each location and offer to let him join 4 times:
1. Rainwall - From the first appearance of Dinn until before the first battle with Bahram Luger.
2. Raftfleet - After defeating Bahram Luger's fleet for the first time until you gain the Dawn Rune.
3. Lordlake - From when Boz leaves to negotiate with Sable until the first battle at Lelcar.
4. Lelcar - From after you enter the HQ meeting room after winning the battle at Lelcar until you enter your own room in the HQ and choose "Yeah, I'll do that".
5. Beaver Lodge - From when you enter the HQ's meeting room after you gain Beaver Lodge's support until you commence the attack at Doraat.
6. Doraat - From after the battle at Doraat until the start of the New Queen's Conquest.
7. Raftfleet - From either before the Lelcar or Lordlake defense battle until before the "final defense" battle at your HQ or before you take your HQ back.
8. Sable - From before the battle where you chase after Childerich or Armes until the battle at Stormfist.
9. Stormfist - From after taking over Stormfist until before Sol-Falena's Battle.
|46||Wasil||Joins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.|
|47||Orok||Joins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.|
|48||Volga||Joins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.|
|49||Mohsen||There are two ways to recruit Mohsen:
1. While in Lelcar, buy about 50,000 worth of armor from his shop (normal armor only, Rare Find is not counted). After the destruction of Lelcar, talk to him, choose the first answer (blaming yourself), and offer him to open a new shop at your castle. 2. Mohsen will move to Doraat soon after the Lelcar fire incident and if he doesn't join then, try purchasing more from his shop. He will move again to Hershville after Doraat is reclaimed by the enemy forces. (Possible bug with Mohsen: You may have difficulty recruiting Cathari later in the game if you recruit Mohsen while he is in Lelcar.)
|50||Jeane||First, speak with the guard at the entrance of the Big Hole. After the Battle of Lelcar, talk to Jeane in Lelcar's Rune Shop in the Western Islet. Take her to the Big Hole northwest of Rainwall (and northeast of the Eastern Wharf). Take her through the entire dungeon until you reach the sarcophagus. She will join you regardless of your dialogue choice.|
|51||Nikea||After the Battle of Lelcar, she is staying in the inn of Estrise. Talk to her and agree to duel; she will join afterwards.|
|52||Taylor||After the Battle of Lelcar, talk to Taylor outside Marina's Inn, and allow him to interview. Talk to him again outside the Room of the Seal (Roof) and allow him to interview. Talk to him for the third time outside of Georg's room and allow him to interview. He will join you after these three interviews. Leaving the castle before completing all three interview rooms will bring Taylor back to the inn, and you will have to start over.|
|53||Dongo||Give him two Hammers on two different occassions, upgrading your weapon to the max both times. If you are unable to recruit Dongo before Wabon joins, place Wabon in your party and speak with Dongo.|
|54||Roy||Joins automatically after defeating him in Sable.|
|55||Dinn||Joins after defeating the bandits in Sable. Pick the second choice when talking to him in Solis' mansion.|
|56||Faylen||Three ways to recruit:
1. After dueling with Roy, choose "I'll do no such thing", "I was only trying to clear my good name...", and "All right, it's a deal!", and Faylon and Faylen will join you.
|57||Faylon||Joins with Faylen.|
|58||Nakula||After solving the bandit mystery at Sable, talk to the Armes soldier upstairs in the Inn. After finishing talking to him, go to the Oboro Detective Agency in the HQ. With Oboro, Shigure, and Sagiri in the party, return and talk to Nakula. Nakula will leave the inn at some point, so recruit him as soon as possible.|
|59||Linfa||After the meeting in Beaver Lodge, play cards (and lose 2000 potch) to her in Estrise. Next, talk to Linfa in Yashuna Village after the Battle of Lelcar. Lastly, play her in cards in Raftfleet after Lymsleia's coronation. You never have to win against her but you have to pay her 5000 potch debt.|
|60||Sagiri||Joins with Nakula.|
|61||Maroon||Joins automatically after the fire attack at Beaver Lodge.|
|62||Fuwalafuwalu||Joins automatically after the fire attack at Beaver Lodge.|
|63||Mathias||Joins with Isabel.|
|64||Isabel||After saving Beaver Lodge from the Nether Gate, visit Estrise and go to Babbage's home. Mathias and Isabel will appear, then leave. Return to HQ and talk to Boz and Luserina. Agree to Euram's terms and play through the sub-plot. Note: You cannot recruit them after Godwin's troops pull out of Rainwall.|
|65||Bernadette||Joins automatically after the events in Nirva Island.|
|66||Byakuren||After the coronation ceremony and your HQ is upgraded (combined scene), fight Byakuren on the bridge leaving HQ. After recruiting Genoh or Levi, fight Byakuren on the same bridge. Ask her to join. If you didn't recruit Byakuren the first time, she comes back every 20 recruits. Make sure to have recruited Genoh or Levi before the last set of 20 recruits.|
|67||Shun Min||Joins with Retso.|
|68||Retso||After the coronation ceremony and your HQ is upgraded (combined scene), talk to Retso and learn about the Mythical Fish Sashimi. Catch a Weird Fish in Subala's mini-game and bring it to Retso in the Raftfleet Inn.|
|69||Miroon||After the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), meet her in Yashuna Village with Muroon. Go into the cave until you discover the problem. During the scene with the dwarves, Miroon will be recruited regardless of your choice.|
|70||Meroon||After recruting Maroon, Muroon and Miroon, visit Beaver Lodge and speak with Meroon. Agree to take her to Moroon (who is at the Baska Mines) and then take him back to Beaver Lodge. Both Moroon and Meroon will join then.|
|71||Moroon||Take Maroon to speak with Moroon at Baska Mine at any time. Then after recruiting Maroon and Miroon, speak with Meroon in Beaver Lodge and ask her if she was referring to Moroon. Take her to see Moroon at Baska Mine and the two will join.|
|72||Babbage||After Gizel and Lymsleia's coronation, bring Sorensen to the Gear Room in the HQ (HQ has upgraded along with coronation scene). Go back to Babbage's office, talk to him, and bring him to the gears. Leave the HQ and return, then return to the Gear Room. Babbage will join there.|
|73||Lu||After recruiting both Sorensen and Babbage, take Sorensen back to Babbage's Workshop in Estrise. Inside help Lu locate the missing Revolving Bridge gear (in a crate by the door) and she'll join you.|
|74||Chisato||While on Nirva Island, trigger the handpuppet scene by approaching Chisato and the crowd of children. Then, after the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), bring Bernadette to Nirva to trigger the kidnapping event, then talk to Chisato and ask her to help. After the event, she will join.|
|75||Yahr||After the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), return there with Bernadette and look at the cannons on the Lino En Kuldes. Afterwards, head into the Inn and talk with Yahr and Nelis. Take the ship back to Estrise, and the two will join. Offer to check out the Rune shell, and go through the ship graveyard. Suggest use of the rune cannon to defeat the monster during the quest, and choose to destroy the Rune Cannon, and, back at Nirva Island, Yahr and Nelis will join.|
|76||Nelis||Joins with Yahr.|
|77||Gavaya||Talk to him in Raftfleet with one of the three-girl unites in your party:
Viki, Faylen, and Norma OR Jeane, Sialeeds, and Nelis OR Jeane, Sharmista, and Nelis OR Isabel, Cathari, and Zerase.
|78||Miakis||After the Doraat Siege you'll end up dueling Miakis at the end of the Fortress, defeat her and she'll join you.|
|79||Bergen||Joins with Levi.|
|80||Levi||After summoning the Tablet of Stars, talk to him in the Big Hole. Offer to let him come with you.|
|81||Ernst||Joins with Norma.|
|82||Norma||After the summoning of the Tablet of Stars and recruiting Levi, talk to Norma in Raftfleet,the lower room at the inn, and she will mention she's looking for a powerful wizard. Take Levi to Norma in Raftfleet. Ask her to join afterwards.|
|83||Raven||After calling the Tablet of Stars, talk to Solis in Sable and offer to help. Then, talk to Oboro in HQ . Next, talk to Egbert inMarina 's Inn. back to Oboro , Last back to Marina 's Inn. When inside the warehouse, looking near the top right corner to find it. If you fail to find him in time, others will catch him and you can talk to him in your jail. Ask him to join. Note: You must have recruited Egbert, Oboro, Marina, and Taylor to recruit Raven.|
|84||Galleon||Joins automatically after the Queen's Campaign.|
|85||Isato||Joins with Haswar.|
|86||Urda||Joins with Haswar.|
|87||Haswar||After the Queen's campaign, return to the Lunas Northern Woods with Takamu in the party. Talk with Urda and go through to Lunas. In the Master's Conclave, enter the dining room for a scene and the three will join your party regardless of your choice. As you exit Lunas North Woods, Haswar, Isato, and Urda will officially get recruited.|
|88||Eresh/Euram||For Eresh: Take Jeane to the Big Hole again after Queen's Campaign, meet Eresh. Eresh will accompany you. Go to where you took Jeane in the ruins and go through the new passageway. Go through the dungeon and defeat the boss within. After fighting the Ancient Armes' boss, Eresh will permanently join. Note that you can exit the Big Hole before defeating the boss to avoid recruiting Eresh, as another character is recruitable in her place.
For Euram: In order to recruit Euram, you must have completed the 2 sidequests involving Alhazred and Isabel/Mathias and must not have recruited Eresh. After the soldiers pull out of Rainwall, go into the city. Go back to your HQ and enter the Prince's room. Go back to Rainwall and talk to Euram in the Barows Mansion. Go downstairs and talk with Luserina. Note: There might be a minimum recruit requirement you need to reach before taking Stormfist or before the Barows/Sialeeds scene.
|89||Hazuki||After meeting with Craig Laden, talk to her in Port Spinacks without Belcoot in the party. After that, bring Belcoot to see her. Ask her to join.|
|90||Cathari||After arriving at Port Spinacks, talk to a person to learn about Hershville. Sail there, talk to Cathari by the exit going out to land. Return to Port Spinacks, talk to her, choose the response "Very well" and take her to Lucretia in the 3F War Room.|
|91||Rania||Talk to her with Miakis or Rahal in the party in her house in Sauronix Castle when going to meet Craig. A scene will happen in front of the house. Go back inside and ask her to join.|
|92||Killey||Killey has several methods to recruit:
Bring Cius and Lelei to Agate Prison and talk to him in his jail cell. Killey will later show up an the eastern bridge of your headquarters (Lorelai and Zweig in your party may be needed to trigger this). If (1) occurs before going to Twilight Forest for the first time, Killey will leave and find you in the Twilight Forest Ruins after the mission. You can recruit him after completing the Twilight Ruins just after you exit. If you do not recruit him at (1a), he leaves and you can find him later standing in front of the Dawn Ruins, where the Prince uses his Rune to open the sealed door. If (1) happens after Twilight Forest event, he will join you when your HQ is Level 3. 2. If you did not free Killey and complete the event at Twilight Ruins, return to the last room of Twilight Ruins later to find him.
|93||Gunde||Joins with Wabon.|
|94||Wabon||After the assassins destroy his mining car, Wabon will join your cause regardless of your dialogue choices.|
|95||Roog||Joins automatically after meeting with Craig Laden for the second time in Sauronix Castle.|
|96||Rahal||Joins automatically after meeting with Craig Laden for the second time in Sauronix Castle.|
|97||Georg||Joins automatically after the events in Gordius.|
|98||Craig||Joins automatically after rescuing the Dragonhorses in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).|
|99||Lance||Joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).|
|100||Flail||Joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).|
|101||Ax||There are two ways to recruit Ax:
If you chose to flee HQ, Nick joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village. Ax joins with Nick. If you chose not to flee HQ, enter Gordius Village with an all-male party. Complete a mission with Nick and choose the response "It was Nick and Yoran!". Nick will join later.
|102||Yoran||There are two ways to recruit Yoran:
1. If you chose to flee HQ, Yoran joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village. 2. If you chose not to flee HQ, enter Gordius Village with an all-male party. Complete a mission with Nick and choose the response "It was Nick and Yoran!".
|103||Nick||There are two ways to recruit Nick:
1. If you chose to flee HQ, Nick joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village. 2. If you chose not to flee HQ, enter Gordius Village with an all-male party. Complete a mission with Nick and choose the response "It was Nick and Yoran!". Nick will join later.
|104||Haleth||After the liberation of Sable or Doraat, talk to Logg in the Tavern. Afterwards, go to Hershville and enter one of the warehouses. Go back to the HQ, then back to Hershville. Enter the Administration building to find Haleth no longer there by talking to the other employees. Return to the HQ and hit the Tavern. Ask Haleth to join.|
|105||Sharmista||Joins with Shula.|
|106||Nifsara||Joins with Shula.|
|107||Shula||Automatically joins you in Yashuna Village after he sends for you. This will take place after the liberation of Sable.|
|108||Shoon||Joins automatically during the recapture of Stormfist.|