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Sairoh is the Chikou Star in Suikoden V.



Sairoh is a retired merchant from Raftfleet and the grandfather of Shinro. During his younger years the scope of his business stretched all across Falena, and even beyond. There were rumors long ago that he sold arms to both sides in times of war, or even hired out mercenaries and that rumors was the reason of his retirement.


Despite the fact that he was once a powerful man because of his business knowledge, he remained modest in his old age. In fact, if one would look at his clothing, he couldn't possibly think that he was once more than an elderly fisherman.

He is wearing a rice hat and an open, brown mantle with golden ornament (the only sign that he once was a wealthy man). He is also wearing black shorts and the same open socks like other inhabitants of Raftfleet (like Lun or Subala). In addition to that, he is carrying a gourd bottle with a red-and-blue bead chain on his shoulder.


Sairoh is a nice, elderly person from Raftfleet. Over the course of his life, he has seen a lot of things and rumors say, that his business indirectly led to the death of his son and daughter-in-law.

While he is retired to take a break from the business, he still has a fire for trading in him. He even gave parts of his knowledge to Shinro, his grandson, and opened a shop at the Prince's castle when the Prince showed some knowledge about supply and demand.



During the Sun Rune War, Sairoh noticed the salt price was increasing rapidly and thought that it may triggers people's anxiety. When Freyjadour Falenas was in Raftfleet, he asked him about what he would do to take care of the salt price problem. Freyjadour thought of a way to decrease the price of salt by selling salt. After seeing what Freyjadour did, he joined the Loyalist Army and opened a Trading Shop in Ceras Lake Castle. After the war, he finally retired (for real) in Raftfleet, where he drinks with Raja and lends a hand to Shinro every now and then.

Role in the Game

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 6 Salts to a trade shop (Preferably Dwarf Cave) immediately and talk to him again. To get Salt, buy it (earlier) in trade shops.

Sairoh adds the Trade In ability that allows you to sell items in your inventory.

Sairoh opens a trading post in the Ceras Lake Castle.

Sairoh adds the Extra ability to a military unit that allows a unit to use their special ability one additional time.

  1. You wouldn´t know it to look at him today, but Sairoh was once a great merchant. A legend, almost. He retired quite a while ago, but he decided to open up shop again for your sake, Your Highness.
  2. Back in his prime, the scope of his business stretched all across Falena, and even beyond. You can see why his grandson Shinro would want to be just like him.
  3. There were rumors long ago that he sold arms to both sides in times of war, or even hired out mercenaries. It´s even been said that the reason he retired is because the rumors got to be too much for him. Well, that´s all history now.

  • Trade

Your Highness seems reluctant to conduct trade, though it would be by far the best way to raise funds for the war. It may sound troublesome, even overwhelming, but it's really not all that difficult -- not with experience. I assure you, I have only the best of intentions. Why don't you give it a try?

  • The Beavers

During my days as a merchant, I conducted business with Beaver Lodge. Back then, Fuwalafuwalu's father was leader. What a fond memory.

  • The Bath
The bath is one of the few pleasures we old folks can really enjoy. This bath is wonderful. Your Highness has our thanks for building it.


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