Roland Lesaurus

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Roland Lesaurus
ロラン・レザウルス
Star of Destiny Chiin Star
Roland Lesaurus.png
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Elf
Age 26 (elf years), 39 (human years) (Suikoden III)
Birth Year SY 437
Height 205cm (6'9") (Suikoden III)
Appearances

Roland Lesaurus (ロラン・レザウルス, Roran Rezaurusu) is a supporting character in Suikoden III. Roland is one of the Six Mighty Zexen Knights.

Biography

Roland's profile
“ The only elf among the six renowned Zexen Knights. ”

Roland is the only archer and elf in the Zexen Knights, making him a unique asset for the group. His past before joining the Zexen Knights is shrouded in mystery as he does not talk much about his past. It is known that Roland was one of a number of mercenaries hired by the Zexen Knights in the past and would eventually join the organisation thanks to the strong recommendation of Captain Galahad. Galahad's recommendation was needed due to opposition against the idea of an elf joining the ranks of the Zexen Knights.

Both his loyalty to the Zexen Knights and his skill with a bow are without parallel. As he is an archer, he prefers to wear armour that offers him some mobility.

He tends not to speak unless necessary but when he does, his words carry weight, perhaps because his elven longevity means he tends to consider the big picture in situations. Despite his aloofness, he has no particular prejudice against humans. He may come off as harsh to people but that is because he feels a Zexen Knight should project authority and he enforces that same discipline on himself. This was the case when he interrupted Hugo as he tried to approach Chris Lightfellow at Brass Castle.

He is not a natural leader but his strict and cool temperament make him highly trusted by his comrades and he trusts them in turn. When the Six Clans attacked the Zexen Knights at the outbreak of the War of the Champions, Roland's collected nature allowed him to realise that the group needed to retreat before they were surrounded, even before the attack was launched. His composure also stopped Borus from attacking the enemy lines blindly, allowing Salome's plan to be implemented and succeed.

Ever loyal, Roland continued to serve the Zexen Knights and Chris Lightfellow following the war for the rest of his life.

Trivia

  • Roland's weapon names Night Bow, Moon Bow and Elfin Bow are the same as Sylvina's in Suikoden.

References

  1. Gensosuikoden III 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0331-7), pages 234-5
  2. Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 379