Lino En Kuldes

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Lino En Kuldes
リノ・エン・クルデス
Star of Destiny Tengou Star
Lino En Kuldes (Suikoden Tactics).png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 44 (Suikoden IV)
46 (Suikoden Tactics)
Birth Year SY 264
Height 185cm (6'1") (Suikoden IV)
From Kingdom of Obel
Family Flare (daughter)
Hero (Suikoden IV) (son)
Queen of Obel (wife)
Voice Shimura Tomoyuki (Suikoden IV) (Suikoden Tactics)
Appearances

Lino En Kuldes (リノ・エン・クルデス, Rino En Kurudesu) is a major character in Suikoden IV who also appears in Suikoden Tactics. Lino is the rough but open minded ruler of the Kingdom of Obel.

Biography

Lino En Kuldes
“ A leader should always maintain a smile, even when it gets tough. Otherwise, no one will follow your lead. That's what I've learned, at least. ”

Lino En Kuldes was the King of the Kingdom of Obel. Years before the Island Liberation War, he had lost his son and wife to a pirate attack. Since then he had diligently prepared Obel to defend against the Kooluk Empire, having noticed their increasing interest in the lands of the Island Nations.

As a king, he was known to be unfazed by almost anything and was respected as a fierce warrior, wielding his spear masterfully on the battlefield with courage and conviction. He was also known as a great king who cherished his people who, in return, cherished him back and gave him their trust and devotion. In spite of his appearance, he was also a skilled politician and would be one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Island Nations Federation following the war.

When the hero was brought to Obel, Lino saw the potential for greatness and had him begin the task of rounding up recruits for what would become the Headquarters Ship. Once the Kooluk Empire began their invasion of Obel, Lino would join the crew of the ship and leave the island, swearing to return to liberate its citizens. Following the evacuation from Obel, he would take Elenor Silverberg's advice and duel the hero for leadership of the vessel, in order to ensure a strict hierarchy. After losing the duel, he would gift the hero with the Golden Seal, the symbol of his position as King of Obel.

Once the Headquarters Ship had gathered enough allies, Obel would be liberated and the people freed from their occupation. Lino would continue to fight for the remainder of the war, wielding his spear without fear all the way up to the final battle at El-Eal Fortress. Following the end of the war, he would become the first Chairman of the new Island Nations Federation, vowing to restore peace to the islands.

As Chairman, he usually presented himself with the dignity of a royal but was still as warm-hearted as before, especially with friends and his daughter. After Kika introduced Kyril to him, he supported his journey from behind the scenes, sending trusted officers of his to accompany him. By the time he realised how dire the situation in Kooluk was becoming, Lino would travel to Kooluk to join Kyril's group personally. He would return to Obel with Flare and his officers following the collapse of the nation.

Confessions

Keen You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.
Lino Judgment, huh...Well, I guess I'll humor you...
Keen Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?
Lino Hmm...Well, if I had to pick one...I suppose it would be Tov...He's certainly competent, but he is far lacking in social graces. Other than that...probably Setsu and his gut...
Keen Then, would you tell me what you think of Lazlo?
Lino Oh, he's a good leader, I think.
Keen Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.
Lino ...Even as we speak, the people of the kingdom are suffering...For that I feel terrible...

Forgiven

Lino All right! Of course!!

Punished

Lino

Gallery

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 493, 561