Wow, everybody getting so intense in this topic I see
Lets go with my idea everybody!
From my experience playing Suikoden series from 1 to 5, Konami seems to make many secrets which have never unfolded *yet* from certain characters such as Jeane, Viki, Zerase, and many more. Indeed those characters are the best to be speculated by fans, the problem is the characters themselves tend to keep their stories so minimum from us (or maybe it's just Konami's intention to tease the fans.. who knows?)
What happened in the game is just like this
*when we asked Jeane about her story:
Jeane: "Tee hee
~the charm rune worked and we completely lost our mind..!~
*when we asked Viki about her story:
Viki: "Story? What story... A..ATCHOOOO!!"
~Viki sneezed and we were teleported back in the future in the middle of world war II!~
I though before and wondering if Konami can tell us all of their stories and the connectivity with past 108 stars of destiny at once before this series end. We always speculate and havenâ€™t seen any truth yet except if Konami unfold the story little-by little.
So how about if there's a force so powerful governing a universe in Suikoden world which hold the story of every living being?
True Rune of Memory
True rune governing memory and oblivion
*Duality: for all of those which are memorized and forgotten
If you have some time to think, we can see the fact that everything in the world can be known because it is memorized either by people's experience or told directly by book, like the knowledge exists because there are books and teachers who have memory of respective knowledge. History will be always known by the world if there's a single memory left behind. However, if it's not protected those memories can be extinct when everybody forgets about it, and thus leads to oblivion or complete forgetfulness.
(sayâ€¦ itâ€™s not physical existence, but spiritual existence centered in complexity of living beingâ€™s relationship)
The past knowledge of ancient time often never said to be in existence before itâ€™s discovered by human. So many things that disappeared from the past, either stay within a ruin (like Sindar Ruins hmm?) or buried deep in the earth being kept as a treasure until somebody got it. Complete oblivion leads to a discovery and thus being kept in our memory again.
This duality tends to be a cycle of universe in Suikoden world, in fact this True rune may take a role in the existence of human being. e.g. A foreigner wonâ€™t be known by somebody because he is never being kept in somebodyâ€™s memory, the foreigner exist in some peopleâ€™s memory but not the others. Itâ€™s also said when humans die, they leave their name behind, in which people related with them will remember their name as a memoriesâ€¦ which are attached to their souls..
As the memory itself, if Suikoden world really works with concept of reincarnation, the 108 stars of destiny hold their memories within their soul, allowing this rune to see even the deepest memory behind oblivion, generation by generation.
WHY HARMONIA SUBJUGATION FORCE WANT IT ??
Being the True Rune of Memory, it also can see some from other true runeâ€™s memories, however, how deep the memory unfolded is depend on its masterâ€™s mastery over this rune. Thatâ€™s why Harmonia wishes to hold this rune so they can know a clue where is the other true rune supposed to be.
(just like dragonballâ€™s radar gives location of the ball, so this can make an interesting plot right?)
PLOT of Suikoden (time for story telling!)
~ Hey I just finished suiko V recently so i took some of the good story from it
Itâ€™s started with a fine kingdom, once ruled by a wise king who has a son. Being the son of a king made him a prince and the rightful heir of this kingdom. Everything was perfect until one day, the great kingâ€™s brother, the princeâ€™s uncle, suddenly changed his personality and went to a rebel. Because nobody expected a rebellion from a kingâ€™s brother, the kingdom was easily overthrowed, killing almost every royal members except the prince and one of his lucky distant relative who was an ambassador in neighbor nations. fortunately the prince was saved by one of his trustful servant and by many life of kind soldiers who trade their lives for princeâ€™s sake..
The prince shocked by the accident, and because he was a boy with fragile mind back there, he fell into a coma, luckily he was treated by his loyal servant. They hardly escaped from an assassin group ordered by the new evil king. The servant protected prince from assassination and lost his left arm in the process, they eventually came into a small border village and the days just go on.
Years passed. The prince has awaken, however he didnâ€™t know who he is, he got a complete amnesia about his past, the servant decided not to tell the prince about the truth and acted as a father for him. The servant also give a new name for the prince (the name you entered before playing the game of course, ..and donâ€™t give him Jacky Chan for his name, amnesia is not only in â€œWho am Iâ€ movie ok).
Loyal prince turned into a fine young villager until one day in the present timeâ€¦
~a point of intro movies~
Assassination attempt happen again, this time the evil king decided to obliterate all village area at once and also as an attempt to widen itâ€™s kingdom territory. Obviously the assassins which now are the kingdomâ€™s national armies are directly ordered to kill the prince. Violence and fury, words only cant describe the cruelness of evil king.
Prince and servant are now in great danger, they retreat to nearby ruin which is always sealed before. In the ruin (soon SoD will know it as a sindar ruin), the servant decided to protect the entrance, and tell the prince to run away alone deep into the exit of the ruin.
Seems like endless path in front of prince, run, and running again, the prince just doesnâ€™t know why this can happen, he cries while still running.
And suddenly a voice shouted in princeâ€™s ears:
..My voice will help those without memories; I shall shine my knowledge for those who wish to see another side of eternal oblivion..
You got True Rune of Memory!!
(I think itâ€™s better for the rune to have a distinguishable personality, which only the prince, and another true rune user like lady Leknaat, know it)
From here the story develops, maybe the rune shall tell the prince about his true memory, and the servant shall tell him also. Fortunately the servant has the proof of absolute truth that the prince is the heir of kingdom.
With the runeâ€™s power theyâ€™re able to counter the assassin and they journeyed to find the princeâ€™s distant relativeâ€¦
When recruiting SoD, the prince also can have option to see some of their memories, and even leknaatâ€™s memory. The rune begins itâ€™s collection of memory puzzle.
In the middle of story Holy Kingdom of Harmonia will joined its force with evil king, desperately try to get a hand of the True rune.
The Genso Suikoden begins.
Lv1: Saddening Days
250 dmg hit to one enemy, makes prince in fury status
~automatically acquired, reflecting the sad memory of past
Lv2: The Shattered Memories
8 x 60+dmg random hits to all enemies
~after recruiting 36 Stars of Destiny, representing their piece of memories being tied together
Lv3: Gate of Oblivion
500+dmg to one enemy, high probability of bad status to all enemies
~after recruiting 72 Stars of Destiny, and after turning point when the princeâ€™s army lost
Lv4: Forever Existence
1250+ non-elemental damage to one enemy and resurrect dead allie(s)
~after recuiting 108 Stars of Destiny, and after blessed by Lady Leknaat
Note: sorry if my English grammar is completely rubbish
Give me your though people.