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Rune Piece Guide by Blazefeeler

Version: Fortune | Updated: 05/20/2007

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>>Suikoden V Rune Pieces Guide<<
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By Blazefeeler

Contents~
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1. Introduction

-A) History
-B) Copyrights

2. Rune Pieces Guide
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3. Credits
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1. Introduction
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I started working on this guide on 3-27-2006. 
It seems that there is a great need for direction
as far as this installment of Suikoden is concerned
as there are multiple runes, changes in the way 
you obtain them, and often times, multiple ways 
to get the runes or rune pieces you are looking 
for. I will try to list and guide you, the best I can
so you may obtain every piece you are 
determined to find. Please keep in mind however
that you may obtain some of these items or runes
at points not listed in this faqs, such as from War
battles or in unknown enemy encounters, as I 
don't claim to have found all pieces in the game
at this point, I just compiled my notes and 
corrected a few places that were inaccurate in 
finds. Alot of the drop percentages were 
obtained both with the help of the Brady Games
Strategy Guide, and also my own playing 
experience. 

Obviously, to increase your chances 
for obtaining treasure after battle, or from enemy 
drops, put someone with a good support skill in, 
such as Babbage. Zwieg, Bergen and Lorelai also 
work well and can participate in battle. One thing 
also on the percentages. It has come to my attention 
that although the guide states that these are the correct 
drop percentages,the boss battles almost ALWAYS 
give you full or 100% drops. Speaking with several 
people on the boards, this seems to be the current 
consensus. Take it for what it is worth, I guess
and don't base too much concern on the 
percentages. If you fight those random monsters 
and have the right skills equipped, you almost 
always come away with what you were looking 
for. With that said, let the faqs
begin!

-A) History
===========
3-24-2006 Recieved and started playing SV
3-27-2006 Started work on the rune piece Faqs. 
4-9-2006 Finished up Version 1.0 of the Faqs.
4-17-2006 Updated the Thunder Piece information, 
and the introduction. 
4-27-2006 Added a brief description and name of 
the rune when assembled. 
1-24-2007 Copyrights Updates. 

-B) Copyrights
==============
This guide may not be posted in any other website other then
Gamefaqs.com, or informational source without my approval. 
I will more then likely grant permission if you simply ask, and 
give credit where it is due. If you notice an error, or have found 
something not listed in this guide, please email me and I will 
correct the faqs and give credit where due. This guide may not be 
sold or bartered on Ebay or any other website 
for sake of profit. If I see my work on said site, I will report it 
immediately and legal action will more than likely be taken against
the user who violated this copyright of original content. 

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rune Pieces<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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1. Rage Piece
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Monster Drops- 
Diamond Sun A 20% (Sindar Ruins), 
Raging Alenia 20% (Sun Palace).

Found-
(Chest)-Lelcar(Western Islet North),
Estrise(Docks area), Port Spinack. 

Description when assembled:
Rage Rune-
Grants the bearer access to higher level, and advanced 
Fire magic. Can use Unite Magic. 

2. Thunder Piece
----------------
Monster Drops-
R. Assassin 20% (Dwarf Camp Event), 
Dilber Battle 20%. 

Found-
(Chest)- Hershville Naval Base (Admin Building 2nd floor), 
Sauronix Castle (Entryway to Castle),
Raftfleet-Inn (Opposite deck to entrance),
Doraat War Battle (random drop)

Description when assembled:
Thunder rune-
Grants the bearer access to higher level, and advanced
Thunder magic. Can use Unite Magic.

3. Flowing Piece
----------------
Monster Drops- 
Diamond Sun B 20% (Sindar Ruins).

Found-(Chest)-Raftfleet (Dahak Upper Decks), Beaver 
Lodge (Fuwalafuwala's Room), Sauronix Castle
(Upper Port Level).

Description when assembled:
Flowing Rune-
Grants the bearer access to higher level, and advanced 
Water magic. Can use Unite Magic.

4. Cyclone Piece
----------------
Monster Drops-
Ancient Creeper 10% (Twi. Forest), 
Shepcesska 20% (Eresh Event). 

Found- 
(Chest)-Yashuna Village, Ranro Mountain 
(Bandit Cave), Estrise, Twilight Forest Ruins.
Ceras Lake Ruins-(Before HQ is Regained)

Description when assembled:
Cyclone Rune-
Grants the bearer access to higher level, and advanced 
Wind magic. Can use Unite Magic. 

5. Mother Earth Piece
---------------------
Monster Drops- 
Hydra 40% (Yahr/Nelis), Shepcesska
10% (Eresh Event), Jidan 20%.

Found-
(Chest)-Baska Mines, Yashuna Village, 
Underground Ruins (East side, 2nd Room), Twilight 
Forest.

Description when assembled:
Mother Earth Rune-
Grants the bearer access to higher level, and advanced 
Earth magic. Can use Unite Magic. 

6. Pale Gate Piece
------------------
Monster Drops-
Ancient Creeper 40% (Twi. Forest)

Found-
(Chest)-Doraat Fortress, Underground 
Ruins (B1), Godwin Palace/Castle (1st Floor Docks,
Western Area)

Description when assembled:
Pale Gate Rune-
Various elemental attack spells. 

7. Resurrection Piece
---------------------
Monster Drops-
Book of Condemnation Event 40%, 
Bahram 20%, Dolph 20% (Beaver Lodge Events),
 
Found-
(Chest)-Baska Mines, Waterfall Basins, 
Underground Ruins (B2), West Palace.  

Description when assembled:
Resurrection Rune- 
Grants bearer the powers of life and healing, 
Is considered a Holy Rune. 

8. Power Piece
--------------
Monster Drops-
Bronze Sun 5% (Ruins), 
Copper Sun 10% (Ruins), Peckles 10% (Doraat Fields/Rainwall), 
Peckles Boss 40% (Fields Rainwall, Razor Back 10% (Doraat), 
Razor Back Boss 40% (Estrise/Sable),
Wild Boar 5% (Haud/Rainwall), Wild Boar Boss 40% 
(Haud/Rainwall). 

Found-
(Chest)-Haud Village(Near Inn on North End 
of Town)

Description when assembled:
Power Orb-
Gives the user 50% boost in attack power, 
PDEF is reduced by one half. 

9. Magical Piece
----------------
Monster Drops-
Billioneye 1% (Ruins,Ashtwal), Malifaux 10% (Eresh-Ruins), 
Millioneye 10% (Ruins),Magical Eye 10% (Ruins), 
Rock Golem 20% (Doraat), Stone Golem 20% (Doraat), 
Rock Golem Boss 40% (Doraat), Visage Box 1% (Eresh-Ruins).

Found-
(Chest)-Lunas (Bottom Level)

Description when assembled:
Magical Orb-
Magic increases by 50%, MDEF is reduced by one half. 

10. Fire Sealing Piece
----------------------
Monster Drops- 
Dagon (Yahr/Nelis)10%, Greater
Salamandy 5% (Water/Basins), Hydra 10% (Yahr/Nelis), King 
Salamandy 10%, Salamandy 5%(Basins), Zadom 10%, 
Zadom Boss 20% (Basins/Hills). 

Found-
(Chest)-Raftfleet(North of Inn Ship) 

Description when assembled:
Fire Sealing Orb
Blocks Fire Magic, reduces wearers resistance to Water 
Magic by 1. 

11. Water Sealing Piece
-----------------------
Monster Drops-
Hydra 20% (Yahr/Nelis), 
Salamander (Hills-Beaver Lodge)
1%, Salamander Boss 20%, Wyvern 10%, 
(Fields/Hill Area) Wyvern Boss 40%. 

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available

Description when assembled:
Water Sealing Orb
Blocks Water Magic, reduces bearers resistance to Fire
Magic by 1. 

12. Sunbeam Piece
-----------------
Monster Drops-
Armadillon 10% (Sable/Ranro), Furball 20%, 
Furball Boss 20% (Lake Castle/Sable), Rockadillo 10% (Ranro). 

Found-
(Chest)-Stormfist(Eastern Outcroppings)

Description when assembled:
Sunbeam Orb-
User recovers 1Hp every 3 steps outside of battle, 
15Hp recovered per turn, in battle. 

13. Drain Piece
---------------
Monster Drops-
Arrow Bat 1% (Dwarf Mines), Man Eating Bat 5% (Cave)
Nariqua 20%(Cave), Vampire Bat 20%

Found-
(Chest)-Haud Village (Park area)

Description when assembled:
Drain Orb-
User recovers 10% of each successful attack/damage done, 
as HP. 

14. Equilibrium Piece
---------------------
Monster Drops- 
Condor Zombie 10% (Doraat), Killer Bald Eagle 
5% (Sable), Mad Condor 1%. 

Found-
(Chest)-Revolving Bridge

Description when assembled:
Equilibrium Orb-
Blocks the Unbalance effect for the bearer of this rune. 

15. Magic Absorb Piece
----------------------
Monster Drops-
Mummy 10% (Ruins), Royal 
Mummy 20%,(Ruins) Unicorn Zombie 10%, 
Zombie 5%. (Underground Ruins-Jeane/Eresh events)

Found-
(Chest)-Rainwall(East)

Description when assembled:
Magic Absorb Rune-
User recovers 1mp from lowest-highest rank spell, 
for every successful physical attack. 

16. Boundary Piece
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Monster Drops-
Hellsteed Boss 5% (Ruins-Lower Levels), 
Royal Mummy 10% (Ruins). 

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available.

Description when assembled:
Boundary Orb-
Magical damage reduced by 80%, PDEF goes to O. 

17. Steel Piece
---------------
Monster Drops-
Differential Gear 20% (Babbage/
Sorenson), Magic Shield 10%, Embryo 10%
(Sindar Ruins), Mechanical Archer/Soldier 10%
(Rotating Bridge),Ghost Shield 10% (Sindar Ruins).

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available. 

Description when assembled:
Steel Orb-
Physical damage reduced by 80%, MDEF goes to O. 

18. Violence Piece
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Monster Drops-
Copper Sun Boss 40% (Ruins), Gray Ulse 
20% (Lordlake), Hellhound 5% (Lordlake), Red Ulse 
10%,(Lordlake/Rainwall/) Red Ulse Boss 20% (Beaver Lodge), 
Ulse 5%.

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available. 

Description when assembled:
Violence Orb-
User is entered into Violence status after two hits, 
Next attack will do 3x damage. 

19. Boost Piece
---------------
Monster Drops-
Gray Ulse 10% (Lordlake), Red Ulse 
5%, Red Ulse Boss 10%, Ulse 1%.

Found-
(Chest)-Haud Village (Park Area)

Description when assembled:
Boost Orb- 
Users stats boost for 3 turns, then hp reduced to 1hp. 

20. Fortune Piece
-----------------
Monster Drops-
Billioneye 20% (Ruins, Ashtwal Mt.), 
Copper Sun 1% (Underground Ruins-Eresh recruitment).

Found-
(Chest)-Rainwall(West), 
Ceras Lake Castle (Viki-blunder warp)
-Credits~Evrin Springess

Description when assembled:
Fortune Orb-
All party members recieve double experience. 

21. Prosperity Piece
--------------------
Monster Drops-
Evil Toad 1% (Yushuna Caves), Golden Bunny 1%, 
Ogre Frog 1% (Caves-Yushuna), Dolph 40%(Sun Pal)
Childerich 40% (Sun Pal), Giant Snake 1%(Byakuren).

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available
  
Description when assembled:
Prosperity Orb-
Gain double the potch after battle, 
Stacks with armor and ring sets. 

22. Great Firefly Piece
-----------------------
Monster Drops-
Avolo Pestis 10% (Hill/Forests), 
Avolo Pestis Boss 20%, 
Centipede 5%, Dragonfly 5% (Sable/Ranro).

Found-
(Chest)-Not Available. 

Description when assembled:
Great Firefly Orb-
User will encounter twice the number of foes, 
Encounter rate x 2. 

23. Blinking Rune Piece
-----------------------
Monster Drops-
Not Available.

Found-
(Chest)-Ship Graveyard(Nirva-Estrise, 
Doraat Fortress, Underground Ruins (B2), Hershville
Naval Base(Outside Admin), Ashtwal  Mountains 
(South East are of Northern Segments).

Description when assembled:
Can not assemble-For use to bring party members, 
from your entourage to your ABP. 


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3. Credits
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-Thanks to Konami, for yet another excellent addition to the 
Suikoden Series. 

-Thanks to Gamefaqs and CJayC for providing posting of this
 faqs and the boards at Gamefaqs. 
(my home away from home)

-BradyGame Guides and Official Strategy Guides

-All of the posters at Gamefaqs, for which this guide is
 intended to help

-Evrin Springess- for his find of the Fortune Rune Piece 
 obtainable in the Viki-accident warp, Ceras Lake Castle.  

-Thanks to my family for being so patient with me, 
and my hobbies. 

-My email should you wish to contact me about this 
guide, is kooptsk@hotmail.com

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