Retso is a chef from the east. Ever since, his wife passed away several years ago, he and his daughter Shun Min have been traveling around, studying the culinary arts.
During the Sun Rune War, he went to the Queendom of Falena hoping to find a Mythical Fish on it's bountiful river, while looking for it he was working as a chef in Raftfleet's Inn, when Freyjadour Falenas came and asking him to join in the Loyalist Army. Retso was flattered by Freyjadour's offer but he have other mission and it is making the Mythical Fish Sashimi. For Retso it was the most delectable thing ever, Retso was so determined to prepare the Mythical Fish Sashimi, to honor his former master. But very few people have ever seen, let alone eaten, the mysterious fresh water Mythical Fish and he had no luck finding one. Losing hope of finding the Mythical Fish and with all the conflict across the Falena, he is thinking to move somewhere else with his daughter.
Upon learning this, Freyjadour find the Mythical Fish and gave it to him. Retso was happily accepted and tasted Mythical Fish, but it doesn't taste good. He immediately fix it into sashimi and told Shun Min that they were closed for the day. After preparing the Mythical Fish Sashimi, it taste terrible. Retso thanking Freyjadour for his effort and asked to take him to the place where Freyjadour found the fish and he did. Retso feel disappointed but Shun Min was there to cheer her father up and Retso accept Freyjadour's offer to become the Ceras Lake Castle chef. Retso open a Restaurant in the castle and sells food to the people. After the war, Retso discover the secret of his teacher's dish, but keeps it under lock and key. Then he meets the chef Jinkai.
Suikoden II Edit
Retso and Jinkai had a dream that people would learn the true beauty of cooking. Nothing could make a chef happier. So the two conceived of the "Dragon Plan" and use the Moon Bird Recipe. Shun Min learned that the plan was just to fulfill Jinkai's lust for power, she stole the recipe and gave it to her lover, Hai Yo, to keep it safe. But she was killed afterwards. Retso blamed Hai Yo for Shun Min's death and sent members of the Black Dragon Clan after him to get the recipe back. At that time Hai Yo, had joined Riou's New State Army and with Riou's help, Hai Yo fought off chef after chef and win over them. They even defeated Gyokuran of Suzaku. Because of this Retso decides to handle things himself, and on their first battle with the sound of the wok and the flash of the knife Retso used Hypnosis to win against Hai Yo. Hai Yo gave the "Moon Bird" recipe to Retso, but before Retso leave Hai Yo told him that Jinkai is planning to use that recipe to carry out an evil plan. Retso doesn't believe that Jinkai is that type of person but he still gave Hai Yo a chance because he think that everything Hai Yo said is not all lie either. So he promised he'll comeback and fight Hai Yo one more time.
Upon Retso's returned on the New State Army's headquarter the North Window. Hai Yo discovered his hypnosis trick and then on Retso promise not to used his trick again and he will fight fair. Retso looses the cook off duel and return the recipe back to Hai Yo. He also asked Hai Yo to protect the recipe with his very life, Retso also gave his own secret recipe to Hai Yo the "Sashimi Combo Recipe."
Role in the GameEdit
After the coronation ceremony and your HQ is upgraded (combined scene), talk to Retso and learn about the Mythical Fish Sashimi. Catch a Strange Fish in Subala's Fishing mini-game and bring it to Retso. He's in Raftfleet Inn.
Retso opens a restaurant at your castle where you can purchase food items.
Retso adds the Cook ability that allows you to receive more food items after battle.
Retso adds the Nourish ability to a military unit that allows a stationary unit to gradually recover health.
- Retso is a chef from the east. His wife passed away several years ago, and ever since then, he and his daughter Shun Min have been traveling around, studying the culinary arts.
- His speciality is fish, especially sashimi. His knife handling and presentation are sheer work of art. And I looked into these things personally, just to be sure. Check your bill for the expenses.
- He came to this castle to try and unravel the mysteries of his teacher´s dish, "Mythical Fish Sashimi." He said something about making some progress, that the secret might not have anything to do with the mythical fish after all.
- Shun Min
Thanks to Your Highness, that girl is really excited about being able to help everybody out here in the castle. I haven't seen Shun Min this happy since before my wife passed away. Your Highness has my thanks.
All these new customers are putting in requests for much wider variety of foods. There are only so many ways I can prepare the same foods, so we'll have to find some new ingredients.