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    >>>>>Suikoden V Newspaper Guide<<<<<
    By Blazefeeler (Kooptsk@hotmail.com)
    1. Introduction
    -A) Contribution History
    -B) Copyrights
    2. Taylor
    3. The Articles
    4. Credits
    1. Introduction
    In the Suikoden Series, we've had an opportunity to
    really get a feel for the political spectrum as well
    as what is going on behind the scenes by way of often
    reflective, as well as introverted characters found in 
    game who give us a bit of narration to the overall story. 
    Suikoden V has been no exception to this rule with the 
    inclusion of Taylor, who chronicles the "Dawn Times". 
    I'm not going to go into recruitment details on how to 
    obtain him, as there are already many fine guides on how
    to bring him and others into the fold. What I will detail, 
    however, is all of the information contained in game and 
    delivered up for you in the story by way of his newspaper 
    Please keep in mind that several names, mainly those of your
    army and headquarters, may differ from something you may read 
    here in the guide. I'm going to try to filter out all 
    references to names that I use in my own games, but if I miss 
    one or two, you'll just have to bear with me until I notice it
    and can correct the error. 
    These articles are often based on both what we see firsthand
    playing the game, but sometimes more importantly, what we 
    do not get to see going on behind the works with characters
    in the story as they come and go. I hope you find as much 
    interest in reading this, as I do in bringing it to you in 
    this guide. Enjoy! 
    -A) Contribution History
    10/14/2008- Initial Entry
    -B) Copyrights
    This guide may not be posted in any other website other than
    Gamefaqs.com without my expressed and prior written approval.
    I will more than 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 for your find. This guide may 
    not be sold or bartered for on Ebay or any other website 
    for sake of profit. If I see my work on said site, or any like it, 
    I will report it immediately and legal action will more than likely 
    be taken against the user who violated this copyright of original 
    content if an agreement can not be reached or communication is 
    not returned. This could include action being taken by said site 
    staff on my behalf against said offender, if said offense occurs. 
    Comprende? Good. 
    2. Taylor
    Enigmatic and blunt, you'll find his character key to your 
    unlocking of his collective works as you won't be able to take 
    advantage of the newspaper feature in game without him. As I 
    mentioned above, you can recruit him into your party early on 
    in a scenario that plays out mostly around the HQ. If you 
    need help in recruiting him, I suggest you read up on one of the 
    other guides or feel free to ask on the board. Sending me an email 
    works as well, but overall, he's really not that difficult to bring
    into the fold. 
    3. The Articles
    You often get new "issues" of the newspaper after any of the story
    related events get completed, post recruitment of Taylor. They are
    usually broken down into a front page, back page, and serial article. 
    You'll want to play close attention to all three of these, if you 
    are seeking more information on your enemies, their motives, and 
    the backdrop to this epic story. 
    With all of that being said, we're going to start out proper here 
    by going from Issue #0 on up. This would be the very first issue 
    in the series and acts as a "Preview Edition" of what is to come. 
    Issue #0
    "The Dawn Times" -Preview Edition
    Thanks to the kindness of Prince, our newspaper, "The Dawn Times", 
    will soon be ready for publication here at the castle. And now, 
    with publication nigh, there is one thing we hope our esteemed
    readers will understand: 
    Although "The Dawn Times" does support His Royal Highness' cause, we 
    are not an arm of the Prince' Army. Our purpose is strictly to report
    the news from an unbiased perspective. We will be ever-vigilant in 
    pursuit of the truth. 
    Taylor, "The Dawn Times" Reporter. 
    Issue #1
    Front Page-
    "Queen's Knights Reduce Lelcar to Ashes" 
    According to top-secret sources, "The Dawn Times" has learned that 
    during the recent battle for Lelcar, the Godwin army set fire to the 
    town in order to facilitate their own speedy evacuation. 
    After pouring fuel throughout the western islet and igniting it, the
    Godwin troops waited for the Prince's siege to let up, then evacuated. 
    Although many Lelcar residents still remained behind, the Godwin troops
    then ruthlessly destroyed the western bridge to make sure they couldn't
    be followed. 
    Thanks to rescue efforts of the Prince's army and Orok, the leader of 
    the western islet, casualties were kept to a minimum, but the 
    populace is furious over the Godwin faction's barbarous act. And the 
    fact that the Godwin commander was a Queen's Knight, sworn to protect
    Falena, is inciting even more anger. 
    Back Page-
    "Lelcar Strikes Alliance with Prince"
    The representatives of Lelcar's three islets, Volga, Wasil, and Orok, 
    have recently promised full cooperation with the Prince's army. 
    Lelcar's islets have long been known for their disparate political 
    views. Since the start of the war, hostility between these factions 
    has only intensified. 
    However, the cowardly actions of Queen's Knight Zahhak during the 
    recent battle over the town have instilled a great anger and resolve
    in all the peoples of Lelcar; all factions are now firmly in the 
    camp of His Royal Highness. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Introduction"
    In this special serial publication, "The Dawn Times" hopes to use its
    extensive investigative acumen to focus on the heinous cast of enemy 
    characters who continue to threaten the Prince Army and, indeed, the
    very way of Falenan life. 
    Many of our esteemed and loyal readers have been gravely injured or 
    had family members maimed, murdered, and kidnapped by this rogues' 
    gallery of scoundrels. Therefore, it's natural to wonder why anyone
    would want to learn more about them. 
    However, in order to achieve victory, it is vital to know one's enemy
    as one knows himself. Therefore, "The Dawn Times" firmly believes that 
    this series, however controversial, can help contribute to the 
    eventual victory of the Prince Army. 
    Next time, "Portraits of the Enemy" will take an in-depth look at the
    traitorous Queen's Knight Zahhak, who cowardly set Lelcar ablaze during 
    the recent battle over that town. 
    Issue #2
    Front Page- 
    "Prince Living Double Life as Bandit?"
    Rumors have been circulating that the Prince has been spotted in Sable 
    performing what are described as "bandit-like activities". This news has 
    caused much consternation among the Prince's forces. However, there are 
    conflicting reports that state the Prince was in Lelcar at the time. 
    But and eyewitness from Sable who requested anonymity is sure the culprit
    is indeed His Royal Highness. "I seen him with my own two eyes." the 
    witness said. "He was walkin' all regal. Ain't no doubt it was the Prince". 
    Perhaps not even an official denial by the Prince will put an end to 
    these suspicions. 
    Back Page- 
    "Yashuna Village Hot Springs Dry Up?" 
    "The Dawn Times" has learned that Yashuna Village, a tourist resort 
    famous for its hot springs, is experiencing a strange and sudden reduction
    in the amount of hot water coming from its subterranean source. The 
    proprietors of the hot springs inn are at their wits' end. 
    Adding to the stress and heartbreak for the citizens of Yashuna is that 
    no one can pinpoint the cause of this mysterious drop in water volume. 
    "None of us can figure out what's gone wrong!" an inn proprietor 
    tearfully exclaimed. "If something doesn't happen soon, we'll be out of 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Zahhak" 
    As promised in the previous installment of "Portraits of the Enemy," 
    "The Dawn Times" will share what we have learned about the traitorous 
    Queen's Knight Zahhak. To begin with, we must mention that Zahhak is of 
    noble birth; he is actually a distant relative of the Godwin Family. 
    In fact, it was Lord Godwin who first discovered Zahhak's talent for 
    swordsmanship and recommended him for a position as a Queen's Knight. 
    Zahhak's first real taste of battle was during the Armes invasion 
    eight years ago, where he proved himself among the strongest of the 
    Queen's Knights. 
    Zahhak is known for his quiet, measured disposition, but he's actually 
    more cold and unfeeling than calm and composed. Those who have worked
    closely with him reveal an almost megalomanical personality--one who 
    would do absolutely anything to achieve his goals. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy" has uncovered the reason Zahhak turned his 
    back on the royal family. According to insiders, Zahhak is firmly 
    convinced that Lord Godwin's iron-fisted methods are truly the best 
    way to make Falena into a more powerful nation. 
    Zahhak's unwavering devotion to the strong-arm tactics of Lord Godwin
    is probably the reason he set Lelcar ablaze. In Zahhak's judgement, this 
    tactic was probably the best way to put the Prince's forces in disarray
    and secure the Godwin faction's rapid evacuation, even if it put many
    innocents at risk. 
    Former comrades of Zahhak now say that they won't put anything past him
    in the future. "I was surprised at the time, but now that I think about 
    it, that's just the kind of cold, calculated maneuver he'd make in 
    battle." former Queen's Knight Kyle said. "I was a damn fool not to 
    expect it." 
    Issue #3
    Front Page- 
    "Euram Barows Behind "Bandit Prince" 
    "The Dawn Times" has learned that, as expected, the Prince was indeed 
    innocent of the "bandit-like activities' ascribed to him by witnesses
    in Sable. The Prince's forces succeeded in capturing a band of bandits
    on Ranro Mountain outside of Sable; the bandit ringleader had been 
    pretending to be the Prince. 
    It turns out that Euram Barows was the mastermind behind this scheme;
    in his words, he wished to "sully the Prince's name." But the Prince's 
    forces were able to lure Euram to Sable and revealed his scam in public, 
    clearing the Prince's name. Instead, it is the Barows family whose name
    has now been "sullied". 
    Back Page- 
    "Sable Corps Joins Prince's Camp"
    With the "Bandit Prince" scandal resolved, "The Dawn Times" has learned
    that Lord Raulbel of Sable has declared complete support for His Royal 
    Highness. Lord Raulbel officially announced that the main force of the 
    Sable Corps, led by General Dinn, would be placed under the Prince's 
    On the condition that he join the Prince Army, Roy, the leader of the 
    bandits, was pardoned of the crime of "gross impersonation of a regal 
    with the intent to profit and deceive." Roy himself has now personally
    sworn fealty to the Prince; he is currently residing in the Castle. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Euram Barows" 
    In this installment of "Portraits of the Enemy," we examine one Euram 
    Barows, the man behind the "Bandit Prince" scheme. 
    Due to his incompetence and other shortcomings, we strongly considered 
    whether he was even worth including in this series. However, his plot 
    could have severed ties between the Prince Army and Sable, so we will 
    take a closer look at him. 
    As our readers doubtlessly know, Euram is Lord Barows' second son. 
    Because his eldest son, Hiram, was assassinated during the battle over
    succession between Princess Falzrahm and Princess Shahrewar, Euram is 
    in line to eventually become head of the Barows family. 
    Euram is certainly not the ideal candidate to head up a Senatorial 
    faction, lacking common sense, strength, and bravery. Furthermore, he 
    is hugely unpopular among the citizenry. "Portraits of the Enemy" has
    reason to believe that this chicken-hearted man is not done scheming 
    against the Prince. 
    According to Luserina, Euram's sister, the two of them were very close
    when they were children. But as she got older and began to help their 
    father with his work, Euram became cold and distant. Around this time, 
    he became deeply--indeed, some might say obsessively--attached to 
    Princess Lymsleia. 
    Issue #4
    Front Page-
    "Nether Gate Sets Fire to Beaver Lodge"
    Beaver Lodge was set ablaze last night in a bold and shocking pre-dawn
    attack. Fortunately, the Prince's forces rushed to the scene and 
    performed search-and-rescue operations, keeping casualties to a minimum. 
    However, most of the Beaver Lodge's residences were severely damaged in 
    the attack. 
    According to the Prince's forces, Nether Gater, the assassin group that 
    also participated in the assault on the Sun Palace, was behind last 
    night's arson. One of the attackers is alleged to have declared that the
    purpose of the assault was 'complete and total genocide' against the 
    beavers and their community. 
    Lord Godwin has often made public references to Falena's historic, racial, 
    and cultural identity being 'subverted by the continued existence of the 
    inferior demi-human races.' There is little doubt that his scurrilous 
    beliefs are behind this surprise attack on the beaver community. 
    Back Page- 
    "Beavers, Prince Strike Accord"
    The morning after Nether Gate's sudden assault on Beaver Lodge, 
    Fuwalafuwalu, the beaver elder, expressed his deep appreciation to the 
    Prince for rushing to help his community in its greatest hour of need. 
    He formally announced the beavers' official intention to ally with His 
    Highness and to oppose the Godwins. 
    The beaver community is known for its ability to stay out of conflicts. 
    During this war, the beavers have done well to maintain their neutrality,
    but after discovering that the Godwin faction was plotting their 
    extermination, they deemed it pointless to maintain this position any 
    Prince heartily accepted Fuwalafuwalu's offer of an Alliance. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Dolph" 
    This time, "Portraits of the Enemy" examines Dolph, the enigmatic young 
    man apparently behind the surprise attack on Beaver Lodge. Dolph is a 
    member of the notorious assassination organization Nether Gate, and we 
    have reason to believe that he played some role in the assault on the 
    Sun Palace as well. 
    However, "Portraits of the Enemy" has been unable to uncover the 
    slightest hint about his personal history prior to joining Nether Gate. 
    In fact, even his place of birth and parentage are shrouded in mystery. 
    We do know however, that he has been known to go by the alias of 
    "Michafute." This name is strikingly familiar to that of Takefute, who 
    was supreme commander of Nether Gate at the time of its dismantling 
    eight years ago. But we can only speculate on the relationship--if there
    is any--between the two. 
    Front Page- 
    "Rainwall falls into Enemy Hands" 
    Around the same time Beaver Lodge was attacked, the Godwin Army 
    stormed into Rainwall and gained control with little resistance. 
    But the townsfolk had little sympathy for Lord Barows, now knowing 
    that he had secretly conspired with Armes to divide our beloved
    Falena. Some even said that he deserved this defeat. 
    Back Page-
    "Lyon Snaps at 'Bandit Prince'
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that, upon capture of the 'Bandit Prince,'
    the Prince's bodyguard, Lyon--known for her mild disposition--openly
    unleashed her fury on Roy, the one who had been impersonating His
    Highness. Lyon apparently urged him in no uncertain terms to repent
    for his actions. 
    Rumor has it that this "talk" with Lyon is what persuaded Roy to 
    give up his bandit ways. Allegedly, Lyon was sent over the edge
    after Roy persisted in addressing her as 'sweetie' and calling
    His Royal Highness a 'coward'. 
    'The Dawn Times' attempted to reach both parties for interviews,
    but was rebuffed in both cases. 'Please, don't ask me about that!
    I'm so embarrassed." Lyon said. Roy was less cordial, simply 
    snorting and walking away, muttering what sounded like, "Crazy -
    ass reporter!' under his breath. 
    "Portrait of the Enemy: Salum Barows" 
    This time, we examine the actions of Salum Barows, the unscrupulous
    head of the Barows family. When Rainwall collapsed, Lord Barows was
    forced to surrender to the Godwins, his long-standing enemies. 
    The public, however, tired of his constant selfish maneuvering, has
    shown no sympathy. 
    After all, it was Lord Barows who pushed for Princess Falzrahm to 
    ascend to the throne despite her being only second in line to the 
    title, igniting the Falzrahm-Shahrewar conflict. And it was Lord
    Barows who pushed dam construction forward, which planted the 
    seeds for the Lordlake uprising. 
    Lord Barows even stole the Dawn Rune and allied with the New Armes
    Kingdom. Lord Barows' intentions were decent, as his goal was to 
    maintain peace by preventing the rise of the hard-line Godwin 
    faction. But he is a man who would sell Falena out to accomplish 
    that goal, a true blight on our nation. 
    Issue #6
    Front Page- 
    "Godwins Planning Lymsleia Coronation"
    According to reliable sources, the Godwin faction is planning to push
    forward with Princess Lymsleia's 'coronation' ceremony as soon as the 
    period of mourning for the late Queen Arshtat has ended. 
    After suffering a series of humiliating losses to His Royal Highness, 
    "The Dawn Times" believes that if the Godwins cannot defeat the Prince
    militarily, they will out-maneuver him politically. 
    "Please, this isn't even worth commenting on." a spokesperson for the 
    Prince Army commented. While the Prince's forces may be putting up a 
    facade of nonchalance, there is little doubt that, in private, schemes
    are being hatched to stop this 'coronation.' 
    An informal survey by the 'The Dawn Times' reveals that the Godwins 
    have little support among the common folk. "The Godwins have already 
    taken one Queen from us." said a townsperson who requested 
    anonymity. "Do they really plan to further desecrate the throne by 
    installing their own puppet ruler?" 
    Back Page- 
    "Godwin Coronation: International Affair" 
    With Princess Lymsleia's 'coronation' ceremony approaching, sources
    say that the Godwins have sent out invitations to all the surrounding
    nations. The Godwins are no doubt planning to use the presence of 
    international delegations at the ceremony to prop up the legitimacy
    of their suspect regime. 
    Recipients include the Island Nations Federation, The New Armes 
    Kingdom, the Scarlet Moon Empire, and the Dukedom of Gaien. In a 
    shocking development, an invitation was even sent to Nagarea. We 
    have not had formal diplomatic relations with this violent 
    theocracy since their invasion of Falena generations ago. 
    While the invited countries surely have heard rumors about the 
    legitimacy of the 'coronation', none are in a position to make
    waves by turning down such an invitation. Reliable sources say 
    that all the invited nations are expected to show diplomatic 
    courtesy; all will be sending delegations to the ceremony. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Gizel Godwin" 
    As soon as Princess Lymsleia's 'coronation' ceremony is held, Gizel
    is expected to assume the role of Commander of the Queen's Knights. 
    His father, Lord Godwin, is a man who makes his presence felt, while 
    Gizel lurks in the shadows. But insiders say that Gizel is the one 
    who's really dangerous. We have reason to believe that he was the 
    brains behind Childerich's victory at the Sacred Games. 
    While Lord Godwin is known for taking only necessary action, Gizel 
    is the opposite. He loves to meticulously set traps and then watch 
    his victims squirm in the palm of his hand. One can only imagine 
    what sort of diabolical schemes he'll have in store as Commander
    of the Queen's Knights. 
    Issue #7
    Front Page- 
    "Coronation Ceremony Held" 
    The Godwins announced that Princess Lymsleia's 'coronation' ceremony
    was held at the Sun Palace yesterday, celebrating the new Queen's 
    enthronement with grandeur. They also demanded the Prince's 
    allegiance to Queen Lymsleia and immediate cessation of rebellion, 
    calling for unity throughout Falena. 
    "We will not negotiate with a corrupt and tyrannical occupying regime,'
    a spokesperson for the Prince said. 'We will continue to demand the 
    immediate halt of Princess Lymsleia's unlawful detention and an end
    to the illegal occupation of the SUn Palace." 
    Back Page- 
    "Meeting with Island Nations Delegate"
    More than ten days before Lymsleia's 'coronation' ceremony, the Prince
    traveled to Nirva Island for a secret meeting with the Island Nations
    Federation delegate, Admiral Skald Egan. The Prince was able to 
    negotiate an alliance with Admiral Egan, sure to be a strategic ally 
    from now on. 
    In the interest of full disclosure, 'The Dawn Times' had received word
    of this meeting beforehand. However, in the interest of protecting the 
    safety of His Royal Highness and Admiral Egan, we decided to hold off 
    on running the story until the well-being of both parties could be 
    Side Notes: 
    "The Dawn Times Editorial Position"
    The Godwin faction has announced Princess Lymsleia's enthronement, 
    proudly proclaiming her the new Queen of Sol-Falena. However, "The 
    Dawn Times" entirely supports the Prince's opinion that this 
    'coronation' was completely illegitimate, illegal, and invalid. 
    While we maintain the utmost respect and reverence for Her Royal
    Highness the Princess, we do not recognize the puppet Queen of 
    an occupying regime. Therefore, "The Dawn Times" will continue to 
    refer to Prince as 'His Royal Highness the Prince', and to 
    Lymsleia as 'Her Royal Highness the Princess.' 
    We hope we have the understanding and support of our esteemed 
    readers on this matter. Please note that, due to space limitations, 
    the 'Special Series' column will not appear in this edition. 
    Issue #8
    "Notice: Publication To Be Suspended"
    Due to circumstances beyond our control, publication of "The Dawn Times" 
    has been temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience this 
    may cause to our loyal readers. 
    We will, however, return before long. We plan to resume publication in 
    time to cover the next big military operation. Thank you for your 
    patience, loyal readers. 
    Issue #9
    Front Page- 
    "Prince Proves Military Superiority" 
    Pushing his forces into Doraat, a strategic position for the Godwin
    faction, the Prince succeeded in capturing the city. In the middle of the
    battle, the people of Doraat threw open the castle gates, which 
    contributed largely to the Godwin Army's defeat. 
    The news of the Queen's Knights setting fire to Lelcar had spread 
    throughout the Queendom so, wanting to avoid a similar fate, the people 
    of Doraat were probably trying to evacuate as quickly as possible. 
    With the capture of Doraat, His Royal Highness is now in control of more
    than two-thirds of Falena. The Prince' Army holds an overwhelming 
    advantage over the Godwin faction. 
    Back Page- 
    "Twilight Rune Used" 
    The siege on Doraat ended in triumph for the Prince, but "The Dawn Times" 
    has learned that the Godwin faction, in its desperation for victory, 
    brought the sacred Twilight Rune into battle. The Queen's Knight Alenia
    held the Rune, but was unable to handle its power, nearly causing the 
    Rune to go berserk. 
    The Prince's forces have strongly condemned this action. Not being 
    Falenan royalty, it is blasphemous for the Godwin faction to bring the 
    Twilight Rune--a sacred symbol of the Royal House of Falena--onto the
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Alenia" 
    This time, "Portraits of the Enemy" takes a look at the traitorous 
    Queen's Knight Alenia, who recently carried the Twilight Rune into 
    battle during the siege of Doraat. 
    Her father, also a Queen's Knight, trained her with a blade. When he 
    fell in battle during the Armes invasion, Alenia said that he "died
    because he was weak." Thus, she hates for anyone to imply that she is 
    following her father's footsteps or trying to avenge his death. 
    For some time, she has made no secret of her strong affinity for the
    Godwin faction --or rather, the Godwin family itself. This affinity
    is thought to be the reason for her betrayal, unlike Zahhak and his 
    unshakable convictions. Indeed, Alenia seems to often act based on 
    her emotion rather than logic. 
    Special Issues
    "Aethelbald Family Tree Discovered" 
    Prince recently acquired a chart of the Aethelbald family tree. Even 
    though the Aethelbalds fell into ruin 100 years ago, they are still 
    considered one of the most prestigious families in all of Falena, as 
    one can trace their lineage to the country's founding. 
    The family's brilliant history is gloriously inscribed in the chart
    that His Highness obtained. The family tree is deemed priceless as 
    both a museum piece and a historical artifact. 
    However, a mysterious thief known only as "Crow" has been targeting
    the family trees of the aristocracy recently, so the Prince has asked
    the detective Oboro to safeguard the precious Aethelbald chart. 
    "This 'Crow' is nothing more than a third-rate thief," Oboro said, 
    his lips forming a confident smile. "I've caught him in the act
    before, and I'll do it again. Believe me, the Prince has got nothing
    to worry about!" With such an experienced detective on the case, it 
    appears the Prince can rest easy. 
    Issue #10
    Front Page- 
    "Princess Lymsleia to the Front?" 
    Fresh from defeat at Doraat, the Godwins have released a shocking 
    statement: 'Our new monarch, Queen Lymsleia, intends to go into battle
    to personally put down the rebel army." a Godwin spokesperson said. This 
    plan is surely not Princess Lymsleia's own; many feel the Godwins have 
    forced her to the battlefield.
    However, the Prince's tactician, Lucretia, remained characteristically
    unfazed at this development. 'We were expecting something like this," 
    she said. 'We need only deal with whatever the enemy may bring. We 
    cannot allow the enemy's actions to fluster our ranks and cause panic
    and dissent.' 
    Back Page-
    "Mysterious Man Appears at Big Hole" 
    "The Dawn Times" has learned that a peculiar-looking old man was recently
    seen at the Big Hole north of Rainwall. A Prince' Army guard on duty at 
    the Big Hole said that he man had a dwarven companion with him, and 
    continously stared at the western sky with a look of grave concern. 
    The Prince' Army guard called out to this enigmatic elder in an attempt
    to get his attention, but the man didn't respond, and proceeded to enter
    the Big Hole. The soldier gave chase, but both the old man and the dwarf 
    had mysteriously vanished. 
    This sighting occurred on the same day as the siege of Doraat. The old 
    man appeared to be looking in the direction of Doraat, but one wonders
    how he could have seen it from the Big Hole. But the Prince' Army guard
    reported that the man didn't seem to be simply looking in that direction
    by chance. 
    "Portrait of the Enemy: Queen's Army" 
    This time, 'Portraits of the Enemy' won't discuss a single person, but
    will instead investigate the newly formed force that the Godwin faction 
    has chistened the 'Queen's Campaign Army.' 
    The battleground against the Queen's Campaign Army will probably be 
    on the plains northeast of Doraat. Thus, this will likely be a battle
    of ground troops only. The strongest Godwin ground soldiers are 
    General Novum's troops, but they haven't budged from Rainwall. 
    This means, then, that the main main force of the Campaign Army must
    be the Imperial Defense Force stationed in Sol-Falena. And Queen's 
    Knights such as Zahhak and Alenia will most likely head them up. 
    Normally, the Commander of the Queen's Knights takes control of a 
    campaign army, but these are hardly 'normal' circumstances at the 
    Sun Palace. Thus, it remains a mystery whether Gizel himself 
    will show his face in battle. 
    Issue #11
    Front Page-
    "Prince Prevails Northeast of Doraat" 
    The Prince's army engaged the Godwin main force, which approached from 
    the north, in a battle northeast of Doraat, and succeeded in driving 
    them back. Princess Lymsleia herself accompanied the Godwin Army, but 
    it is thought that she safely withdrew to Sol-Falena along with the 
    core of the Godwin Troops. 
    'The rebel army has gone too far even for them! Imagine, to revolt
    against our fair Queen herself?' a Godwin spokesperson said. The 
    people of Falena aren't buying this propaganda, however, and popular
    perception is that the Godwins themselves put Princess Lymsleia in 
    harm's way. 
    Back Page-
    "Lyon Severely Injured" 
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that the Prince's bodyguard, Lyon, was 
    critically wounded in the recent engagement northeast of Doraat. Even
    though she seems to have narrowly escaped death thanks to the healing
    efforts of Dr. Silva, Lyon remains in a coma, critically wounded. 
    Without a hint of celebration anywhere in the Castle over the recent
    victory, we have been strongly reminded of exactly how important 
    Lyon really is to our cause. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Queen's Knights" 
    In the engagement northeast of Doraat, the Queen's Knights--meant to 
    serve and protect the Royal House of Falena--were instead divided into 
    two camps and forced to do battle, essentially destroying themselves
    from the inside. 
    Today, we focus on the Queen's Knights. Their history dates back to 
    the founding of Falena, but they were originally a part of the 
    Imperial Defense Knights, with hundreds of members. 
    But when the capital was relocated to Sol-Falena, an Imperial 
    Defense Corps was organized separately. Instead, the Queen's Knights
    were assigned as 'personal bodyguards' to protect the Queen and her
    closest relatives alone. 
    Their numbers were also drastically reduced, with less than ten at 
    any given time. Being chosen as a Queen's Knight, therefore, meant
    being recognized as one of the best warriors in Falena; there was 
    no higher honor. 
    It is certainly distressing, then, to see warriors given such a 
    distinguished honor become mere puppets of the Godwin faction. 
    Issue #12
    Front Page- 
    "Prince to Meet with Dragon Cavalry" 
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that the Prince is scheduled to visit
    Sauronix Castle to officially meet with the leader of the Dragon 
    Cavalry. The cavalry is forbidden to get involved in domestic disputes
    within Falena; it seems unlikely that the Prince will gain any immediate
    support from them. 
    However, because it's impossible to deny the possibility that the Godwin
    faction, caught in an inferior military position, might conspire with 
    foreign powers, we believe that the Prince would like to discuss this 
    scenario in advance with the Dragon Cavalry. 
    Back Page-
    "Oracle Haswar Returns to Lunas?" 
    Ever since the Godwin faction occupied Sol-Falena, the oracle of Lunas, 
    Haswar, has stayed at the Sun Palace as a show of support for Princess
    Lymsleia. However, we have received word that she returned to Lunas 
    following the recent 'coronation' of Her Royal Highness. 
    Information within Sol-Falena is being strictly regulated these days, 
    so this rumor is difficult to confirm. However, we have received 
    confirmation from several different channels. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Sialeeds" 
    It is with the deepest regret imaginable that 'Portraits of the Enemy' 
    runs this column. But there is no denying that it was Sialeeds who 
    interfered with the operation to rescue Princess Lymsleia during the
    engagement northeast of Doraat. Sadly, we now have no other choice 
    but to call her an 'enemy'. 
    So, what caused Sialeeds' sudden turn to the enemy's side? An 
    investigation reveals that her turn may not have been so sudden. 
    About ten years ago, Queen Falzrahm was crowned with the help of the
    Barows family. Despite this, however, she was always careful not to 
    let their influence grow too great. 
    To preserve the balance of power between Senatorial factions, she 
    engaged her second daughter, Sialeeds, to be married to young 
    Gizel of the Godwin Family. 
    However, Gizel and Sialeeds, rather than being distressed about being 
    forced together for political reasons, were actually quite pleased. 
    In fact, Gizel is said to have practically worshipped Sialeeds. 
    It would probably be too simplistic to assume that Sialeeds' relationship 
    with Gizel is the reason for her traitorous actions. However, 'Portraits
    of the Enemy' can find no other plausible explanation. 
    Issue #13
    Front Page- 
    "Dragon Cavalry Promises Cooperation" 
    After a meeting at Sauronix Castle with Commander Craig Laden of the 
    Dragon Cavalry, the Prince received a firm promise of full cooperation
    in the event of foreign military intervention. The talk was quite 
    cordial from beginning to end; Commander Laden couldn't hide his 
    sympathy for the Prince's cause. 
    However, the discussions didn't end with a simple confirmation of 
    the Dragon Cavalry's intentions. Instead, they will take a much more 
    active role than originally anticipated. 
    'Both Commander Laden and His Royal Highness the Prince are well-aware
    that Falena will be in grave danger if the Godwin faction conspires 
    with any foreign powers.' a spokesperson for the Prince said. 'The 
    two sides will work together to actively pursue any leads on the 
    Back Page-
    "Lyon Recovers" 
    The Prince returned home to a surprise after his meeting with 
    Commander Craig Laden of the Dragon Cavalry. Lyon, who had been in a 
    coma, suddenly took a turn for the better and has regained conciousness. 
    Her subsequent prognosis is turning out to be quite favorable. 
    Some are of the opinion that the Prince saved Lyon by using the Dawn 
    Rune's new powers, but 'The Dawn Times' is unable to confirm the 
    details of this story. Regardless, morale inside the castle has 
    improved for the first time in what seems like ages. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Enemy Mysteries" 
    On their way back from Sauronix Castle, the Prince's forces investigated
    the ruins in the Deep Twilight Forest. Inside, they were suddenly 
    attacked by a gigantic tree and forced to fight it off. Huge, 
    mysterious monsters also appeared in the Ceras Lake Ruins. 
    While these creatures are not directly involved with Lord Godwin's 
    forces, one can certainly call them 'enemies' nontheless. However, 
    they seem to only appear in Sindar ruins. Why might this be?
    Issue #14
    Front Page- 
    "Godwins Begin Counteroffensive?" 
    In a daring pre-dawn attack, the Godwin Army has quickly and decisively
    brought Doraat under their control. And we have word that in concurrent 
    attacks, the Armes Western Marine Corps invaded Estrise, and the 
    Armes Southern Mountain Corps made an assault on Sable. 
    With simultaneous attacks in Doraat, Estrise, and Sable, it seems 
    clear that the Godwin faction has made an alliance with the Armes Army,
    suddenly putting the Prince in an inferior military position. Just as 
    had been feared, the Godwins have conspired with a foreign power. 
    But, the Prince' Army had anticipated the possibility of an attack 
    like this, and came up with a detailed evacuation plan. In Sable, 
    evacuation was carried out quickly; everything went according to 
    plan, without a single casualty. 
    In Doraat, too, the evacuation proceeded smoothly, but pro-Godwin
    residents refused to go along with the plan, choosing to stay behind. 
    Now, there is much concern about how the Godwin Army will treat them. 
    Some reports claim that Estrise fell without a fight, though 'The
    Dawn Times' has yet to confirm this. 
    Back Page- 
    "Alliance Between Godwins and Armes"
    In the past, Lord Godwin has been quoted as saying that Falena 
    should use the unparalleled might of the Sun Rune to take control 
    of all 'barbaric' nations. It has long been believed that, were 
    Lord Godwin in a position of military authority, the New Armes
    Kingdom would be first on his 'hit list'. 
    Armes, too, has long been aware of Godwin's supremacist beliefs, 
    and has never tried to conceal its animosity toward the Godwin
    That is why this alliance is all the more incomprehensible. 
    There are rumors that the Godwin faction has promised Armes
    some kind of grand 'reward' for their cooperation, but our sources
    are unable to determine what exactly this 'reward' might be. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Childerich" 
    Today, we focus on Childerich, newly appointed as a Queen's Knight. 
    Just as with Dolph, however, information about him is surprisingly
    limited. Everyone knows that he was the Godwin faction's representative
    at the Sacred Games, but his activities before then are a complete 
    The only thing we can say for certain is that he is a member of 
    Nether Gate. But while most Nether Gate assassins show no emotion, 
    the cold-hearted, cruel Childerich is quite different. 
    After gaining control of Doraat, rumor has it that he enforced 
    discipline in the most brutal of ways--ways so violent and cruel, 
    in fact, that they are unsuitable for printing in this newspaper. 
    Childerich is sure to remain a key enemy of the Prince' Army. 
    Issue #15
    Front Page- 
    "Dragon Cavalry Doesn't Respond" 
    After the Armes invasion, the Prince rushed personally to Sauronix Castle.
    The Prince and the Dragon Cavalry had agreed to an alliance in the event 
    of a foreign invasion, but Commander Craig Laden refused to go through
    with an attack, not even giving reason for his actions. 
    There are rumors that the Godwin faction is blackmailing the Dragon
    Cavalry in order to keep them in line. However, with war raging, there
    is simply no time to investigate the matter any further. 
    Back Page- 
    "Cave Dwarves, Prince Reach Alliance" 
    His Royal Highness has gained more allies in the fight against the 
    occupying regime. Lord Godwin, still determined to wipe out the 
    'inferior' demi-human races, recently ordered Nether Gate to 
    annihilate the cave dwarves, with several murders successfully carried
    However, the Prince's forces happened to pass through the cave dwarves'
    underground lair just as an attack was taking place. In great debt to 
    the Prince, the cave dwarves have sworn vengeance on the Godwins. 
    They are the newest members of the Prince' Army. 
    "Portrait of the Enemy: Nether Gate" 
    Thanks to the Prince, the Nether Gate assassins who attacked the 
    dwarves were turned back. Upon investigation, these assassins were
    using a powerful drug called Raging Nostrum, which temporarily 
    gives an ordinary man superhuman strength. When its effect wears off, 
    however, the user invariably dies. 
    At one time, there was a division of Nether Gate that specialized in 
    drug development. 'Portraits of the Enemy' believes that Raging 
    Nostrum and the Dark Arcanum used in the Sacred Games and the attack 
    on the Sun Palace are, without question, creations of that allegedly 
    defunct division. 
    That leads to this question: Could the Nether Gate drug division have
    been revived? 'Portraits of the Enemy' will investigate this matter 
    with the greatest vigilance possible. 
    Issue #16
    Front Page- 
    "Lordlake, Lelcare Fall to Enemy" 
    With the Armes Southern Mountain Corps bearing down on Lordlake, and
    the main force of the Godwin Army approaching Lelcar, the Prince' Army
    advanced on both towns. 
    They carried out bold defensive battles in both Lordlake and Lelcar but, 
    in the end, the Prince's forces were hopelessly outnumbered. Not being
    able to maintain the front lines of either town, they were forced to 
    retreat, regrettably allowing enemy troops to take both Lordlake and 
    But the defeats were not a total loss. The strong defensive fight 
    shown by the Prince's forces gave the townsfolk enough time to 
    evacuate completely. In fact, sources say that the safe evacuation of 
    Lordlake and Lelcar was the reason behind the Prince' Army presence
    in the first place. 
    Back Page-
    "Prince's Forces Hanging on by a Thread" 
    After losing Lordlake and Lelcar, the only territories still held by 
    the Prince's forces are Raftfleet and his HQ Castle. Fortunately, 
    these areas can probably withstand a siege. But with Lord Godwin
    gaining much military might, the Prince's outlook seems grim. 
    Still, the Prince's tactician, Lucretia, isn't showing the slightest
    bit of anxiety, and the Prince and his staff seem to be maintaining
    their composure as well. How can they be so calm? Does the Prince's 
    inner circle have some sort of trick up their sleeves in the event
    of invasion? 
    "Portrait on the Enemy: Jidan Guisu"
    Jidan Guisu is the leader of the Armes Southern Mountain Corps, 
    who invaded both Sable and Lordlake. Many of our readers will also 
    remember that Guisu also once conspired with Lord Barows. Yesterday, 
    Barows. Today, Godwin--he certainly lacks loyalty. And he has apparently
    always been this way. 
    'That guy only got where he is by kissing Commander Sparna's ass.' an 
    anonymous Armes insider said. 'He'll make a deal with anyone, anywhere,
    as long as it'll get him ahead. And once the deal's over--or even
    before--he'll stab you right in the back if he finds something better.'
    Issue #17
    Front Page- 
    "Prince Floods Out Foes" 
    The Prince had to flee his own castle and literally go 'underground,' 
    but recently was able to return safely. First, he managed to secure
    the services of the Feitas Dragon Cavalry. Then, in an ingenious plan,
    the enemy occupation met a swift and speedy end. 
    The Prince closed the sluice gate that controls the water level of 
    Ceras Lake. In the ensuing flood, the enemy forces that had been 
    occupying his HQ Castle were forced to evacuate. With His Royal 
    Highness recapturing his base of operations, things are looking up 
    for the first time in a long while. 
    Back Page-
    "Godwin-Dragon Cavalry Blackmail Plot" 
    'The Dawn Times' has uncovered the truth behind the Dragon Cavalry's 
    recent refusal to repel the Armes invasion. It turns out that the
    Godwin's took dragon horse foals and eggs as hostages, threatening to 
    slaughter them if Sauronix Castle did not agree to complete silence
    and compliance. 
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that it was none other than His Royal 
    Highness the Prince who uncovered this malevolent consipiracy. The 
    Dragon Cavalry is said to have sworn vengeance on the Godwins for 
    their reprehensible act. 
    Side Notes-
    "Armes Western Marine Corps Goes Home" 
    The Godwin Army and Southern Mountain Corps' defeat at the Prince's 
    castle has apparently convinced the Western Marine Corps, which 
    had been occupying Estrise, to withdraw to its native Armes without
    incident. Despite a long period of occupation, Estrise appears to 
    have suffered little damage. 
    With its return home, the Western Marine Corps has essentially 
    deserted the Southern Mountain Corps, who still occupy Sable. 
    However, the valya Family, the head of the Western Marine Corps, 
    has always been known as a moderate Armes faction. 
    In fact, 'The Dawn Times' has learned that the Western Marine Corps
    may have not been dispatched for fighting purposes at all. Sources 
    say they were sent only to keep the more hard-line Southern 
    Mountain Corps in check, preventing the wholesale slaughter of 
    major Falenan cities. 
    Issue #18
    Front Page- 
    "Doraat and Sable Recaptured" 
    The Prince's forces have recaptured Doraat and Sable in two separate, 
    spectacular military triumphs. After the valiant defense of his Castle, 
    the Prince dispatched units to pursue the fleeing enemy. The main force
    of the Godwin Army holed themselves up in Doraat, where they were 
    Meanwhile, the Armes Southern Mountain Corps fled to Sable, where they 
    were intercepted by the Prince's forces and repelled. With these two 
    victories, the Prince' Army has succeeded in regaining the territory 
    originally lost in the shocking Armes invasion. 
    'The Dawn Times' has confirmed that General Bahram Luger, Commander
    of the Godwin Navy, and General Jidan Guisu of the Armes Southern
    Mountain Corps, both perished during these recent skirmishes. 
    Back Page- 
    "Prince repels Southern Mountain Corps" 
    Leading the pursuit of the Armes Southern Mountain Corps, His Royal 
    Highness and General Dinn stormed into Sable. They defeated the enemy
    General, Jidan Guisu, and completely expelled the Armes forces, finally
    liberating Sable from the iron fist of Armes. 
    According to information gleaned from the battlefield, part of the 
    reason for the Armes collapse is due to the traitorous actions of 
    Southern Mountain Corps Commander Maha Sparna, who secretly fled
    back to her native Armes while Guisu was engaged in the defensive. 
    Furthermore, Sparna even demolished Sable's southern gate, creating
    a blockade so that the Prince couldn't pursue her. As a result, Guisu
    and his men were boxed into Sable, forced to fight to the death. 
    After stabbing her own men in the back, Sparna will surely not be 
    welcomed back with open arms in Armes. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Maha Sparna" 
    Maha Sparna, the great Commander of the Armes Southern Mountain Corps, 
    cowardly deserted Jidan Guisu in an attempt to save her own skin. But
    after all the trouble she went through to escape back to Armes, her
    country apparently didn't give her a very warm welcome. 
    The nation of Armes is an alliance of five major clans, and the 
    Sparna family is a prestigious member of the Darja Clan, one of these
    The recent invasion of Falena came about because of collusion 
    between the Darja Clan and the Godwin faction. However, 
    even from the very beginning, there were apparently many who feared
    that an invasion would be imprudent. 
    Even King Jalat himself could not have been called enthusiastic 
    about the idea. And when the invasion ended in failure, the Darja
    Clan turned on Maha, making her a scapegoat for the entire Armes
    This means that after being used by the Godwin faction and betraying
    General Jidan, Maha was betrayed by her own clan as well. Due to her
    selfish actions on the battlefield, 'Portraits of the Enemy' 
    cannot say that her ultimate fate is undeserved. 
    The ultimate outcome of the Armes invasion, then, may well be a 
    positive one. The military failure has greatly weakened the hard-line
    Darja Clan's position within the country. Wanting to avoid future
    conflict, the more moderate Ishvaak and Madra Clans have taken 
    over leadership. 
    Issue #19
    Front Page- 
    "Godwins' Stronghold Collapses" 
    The Prince' Army recently pushed its troops into Stormfist, the Godwin
    faction's stronghold and, after a fierce engagement, succeeded in 
    capturing the town. A group of former gladiators joined forces with the
    Prince's forces, contributing significantly to the victory. 
    Lord Godwin and the main force had already moved to Sol-Falena, so the 
    capture of Stormfist doesn't mean an end to the war. But General Novum
    and Childerich both died during this battle so, combined with the 
    loss of their castle, the Godwin faction has been dealt a heavy blow
    Back Page- 
    "Sialeeds with Twilight Rune?" 
    During the recent siege of Stormfist, the Godwin faction once again 
    showed its desperation by using the Twilight Rune. This time, however, 
    it was in the hands of the Prince's aunt Sialeeds, not Queen's Knight
    Alenia, and its power was noticeably stronger. 
    Sialeeds' actions are becoming more and more enigmatic and unpredictable.
    Many in the Prince's inner circle have privately confided to 'The Dawn
    Times' that Sialeeds' erratic behavior is becoming a grave concern. 
    "Portrait of the Enemy: Dilber Novum" 
    Novum, who was defeated by the Prince during the siege of Stormfist, 
    was known as a warrior among warriors. Many, including Lord Wilde, 
    lamented his death. As with his friend General Luger, siding with the
    Godwin faction was Novum's downfall. 
    However, one can understand Novum's devotion to the Godwin faction. 
    During the Armes invasion eight years ago, Novum's unit was so 
    enraged by the brutal tactics of the enemy that they deviated from 
    tactician Lucretia's strategic plan and charged the Armes forces. 
    But they soon found themselves boxed in by the enemy--only a valiant
    charge by the Godwin family troops, led by Marscal, rescued Novum
    and his men. From that day forward, Novum never forgot the debt 
    he owed the Godwin family, and vowed to do absolutely anything for
    However, because that devotion led to his ultimate demise, 'Portraits
    of the Enemy' wonders if he was satisified with his choice in the 
    Issue #20 
    Front Page- 
    "Sun Palace Recaptured, Princess Rescued" 
    The Prince's forces have stormed the Imperial Capital Sol-Falena, 
    stamping out the last of the Godwin forces. During the assault, 
    Princess Lymsleia, who had been held captive in the Sun Palace, was
    finally rescued. The long war against the occupying regime appears
    to have finally come to an end. 
    Back Page- 
    "Lord Godwin Steals Sun Rune, Flees" 
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that Gizel Godwin, pretender to the 
    position of Commander of the Queen's Knights, has died in battle. 
    Almost all remaining Godwin underlings, including Queen's Knights
    Zahhak and Alenia, have also fallen in combat. The Godwin faction 
    is now nearly completely annihilated. 
    However, the remains of the occupying regime, including Lord Marscal
    Godwin himself, have fled Sol-Falena and, in a cowardly and desperate
    act, seized the Sun Rune and are now at large. With such a powerful
    weapon still at their disposal, Falena is not yet free from the 
    tyranny of the Godwin Faction. 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: Marscal Godwin" 
    Now that he has lost Gizel, his only blood relative, and nearly all of 
    his men, we wonder what Marscal will do now. Marscal had a cousin that 
    he was extremely close to ever since childhood, and they continued to 
    be very close even into adulthood. This cousin was Mardas, the man 
    who married Princess Shahrewar. 
    And Marscal was said to have a very loving relationship with his wife, 
    Rosalind. But Marscal lost both Mardas and Rosalind during the 
    succession conflict. While these tragedies no doubt influenced 
    Marscal's current behavior, they are no excuse for the bloodshed
    he has brought on this nation. 
    Issue #21
    Front Page- 
    "Feitas Water Level Rises Rapidly" 
    In an urgent special report, 'The Dawn Times' has learned that the 
    water level of the Feitas River has risen considerably, quickly reaching
    dangerous and deadly heights. 
    According to unname sources within the Prince' Army, it is believed that 
    while Marscal was making his getaway, he used the Sun Rune to melt the 
    Ashtwal Mountains Glacier. His Royal Highness has expressed his intention
    to go there immediately and investigate. 
    Back Page- 
    "Yashuna Village Hot Springs Recover?" 
    'The Dawn Times' has learned that Yashuna Village, whose very existence
    had been threatened by an unexplained reduction in hot water volume
    from its famed hot springs, has experienced a sudden, miraculous 
    Business at Yashuna's once-popular hot springs inn, which had been 
    drastically reduced since the drop in water volume, has now 
    returned to normal. 'The War is over!' an unidentified inn worker 
    exclaimed, beaming with joy.'We're back in business!' 
    "Portraits of the Enemy: The Sun Rune" 
    The Sun Rune is one of the 27 True Runes and is also a symbol of the
    Queendom of Falena. The Sun Rune, however, has revealed its frightening
    side to its people. This weapon of unimaginable power is now in the 
    possession of Lord Godwin. 
    According to an investigation by Zweig and others, an inscription on 
    an ancient tablet gives precise instruction on how to draw out the
    Sun Rune's power. Marscal apparently brought this tablet with him 
    to the Sun Palace. 
    If Marscal is still able to unleash this power, must we fight the 
    Sun Rune as our enemy? And can we hope to win such a battle? Many 
    feel that only the Prince's Dawn Rune and Lyon's Twilight Rune
    can stand up to such brutal power. 
    4. Credits
    -Thanks to Konami, for yet another excellent addition to the 
    Suikoden Series. 
    -Thanks to Gamefaqs for providing hosting and posting of this
    guide in all of its forms. 
    -All of the posters at Gamefaqs, for which this guide is
     intended to help.
    -Last and most importantly, thanks to my family for being 
    so patient with me and my hobbies for all of these long years. 

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