Shula Valya is the Tenkyu Star in Suikoden V.



Shula is the eldest son of the Valya Family, an influential family in one of Armes' major clans; the Madra Clan; and was also the Commander of the Armes Western Marine Corps.

Shula had a younger sister named Yuma Valya, but he was often embarrassed by her sister's strange behavior.


Shula is a handsome man, who wears a red turban with an orange feather at the center; a red, orange, and brown garb; an orange cape; and yellow sandals.




During the Sun Rune War, King Jalat´s Ishvaak Clan and Shula´s Madra Clan were both moderate factions, but the Darja Clan was more aggressive. After the Godwins promised to cede all former Barows territory to Armes, Commander Maha Sparna took the bait and even won over a number of factions at the Grand Council of Chieftains, to side with the Godwins. As an ally to the Godwins, they invaded Falena to defeat Freyjadour Falenas' Loyalist Army.

Commander Maha Sparna of the Armes Southern Mountain Corps were engaging in the large-scale destruction of Falenan citizens and towns, while Shula's forces invaded Estrise, but didn't engage in any battles. There were a few minor skirmishes, all initiated from Estrise's end, and that was the only combat the Western Marine Corps saw. Alenia's first attempt to see some action failed because Shula did not pay her much attention.

When Armes Southern Mountains Corps had failed to capture the Loyalist Army's headquarters, Alenia attempted to get their Western Marine Corps to join the frontlines. However, Sharmista came and after hearing Alenia's report, Shula decided to pull his Western Marine Corps out of Estrise. Alenia objected and Shula responded that his vacation had gone on long enough. He stated that the Island Nations Federation Fleet is sailing south towards Estrise and Armes was not on good terms with the Island Nations.

Not long before Commander Sparna fled back to Armes in disgrace, leaving Jidan Guisu to die, the elders at the Grand Council of Chieftains realized that the Godwins will use the Sun Rune to bring Armes under their control and had no intention of ceding any lands. King Jalat and the Grand Council of the chieftains both agreed that Godwin must no be allowed to remain in the Sun Palace and that is why they decided to send Shula, along with his bodyguards Nifsara and Sharmista, on a goodwill mission to provide whatever assistance that they could for the Loyalist Army.

Shula, Nifsara and Sharmista stayed at Yashuna Village to meet Freyjadour face-to-face, as well as Lucretia Merces, Lelei and Cius. Cius and Lelei didn't get along with them, but Freyjadour trusted and accepted them as members of the Loyalist Army. At the Ceras Lake Castle, Shula met his younger sister and called her Yuma, but Yuma responded that her name was, "JOSEPHINE," and he could only address her as such because her reason is Yuma is such a vile, uncultured name. When Shula told his sister that she is a bratty little sister, Josephine denied that she knew her older brother. Shula apologized about her little sister's eccentric behavior, and told Freyjadour about Josephine's true identity. Shula called his sister a, "blithering idiot," after saying that if she can't see the problem she will make if it became known that the eldest daughter of the House of Valya was involved on the fight between the Loyalist Army and Commander Sparna's Southern Mountain Corps.

After the war, per King Jalat's wishes, Shula helped forge a pact of friendship with Falena, where he later resided as ambassador.

Role in the GameEdit

Automatically joins you in Yashuna Village after Freyjadour's meeting. This will take place after the liberation of Sable.

Shula is a five-star commander that can lead a cavalry unit and grants this unit one use of the Charge ability. He can also lead a five-star ram ship.

  1. The New Armes Kingdom has five major clans. Shula comes from the Madra Clan´s Valya family. He´s the Commander of the Western Marine Corps.
  2. Armes´ five major clans constantly struggle over national policy. King Jalat´s Ishvaak Clan and Shula´s Madra Clan are both moderate factions. The Darja Clan´s more militant, as their Southern Mountain Corps proves.
  3. Because he is from Armes, people were cautious of him at first. But now they´re starting to welcome Armes people left and right, like Sharmista and Nifsara. Guess they´re good at fitting in.

  • Newspaper

It's interesting. It really is. Many believe that leaders control information to make it easier to control the people, but that's actually wrong. They only do it because they're afraid that someone will expose their incompetence as leaders. Against such foes, an ally like Taylor is worth a hundred thousand soldiers.

  • Young Miss Eresh

Who exactly is she, anyway? If she's from Nagarea, there are a few things I'll have to think about. Nagarea is a potential enemy nation for Armes, too. But I guess we have no right to talk, seeing as we pushed into Falena recently ourselves.


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