Schtolteheim Reinbach III

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Schtolteheim Reinbach III
シュトルテハイム・ラインバッハ3世
Star of Destiny Tenki Star
Schtolteheim Reinbach III.png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 30 (Suikoden IV)
32 (Suikoden Tactics)
Birth Year SY 278
Height 170cm (5'7") (Suikoden IV)
From Middleport
Family Schtolteheim Reinbach II (father)
Voice Shinomiya Gō (Suikoden IV)
Appearances

Schtolteheim Reinbach III (シュトルテハイム・ラインバッハ3世, Shutorutehaimu Rainbahha 3-sei), also known simply as Reinbach, is a supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. Reinbach is the aristocratic son of the lord of Middleport, Schtolteheim Reinbach II.

Biography

Schtolteheim Reinbach III
“ He is a wonderful man. I would place him second to myself. ”

Reinbach was the scion of Middleport, being the son of the town's lord, Schtolteheim Reinbach II. He behaved much like a typical member of the aristocracy, wearing overly flamboyant clothing and frequently breaking into histrionics. Although he had a fondness for those who share his aesthetic sense, he also has a stubborn side, shown when he disassociated himself with his father due to the latter's shady business deals concerning Rune Cannon components as, unlike his father, Reinbach III possessed a pure and noble heart.

When Reinbach discovered the actions of his father, he would leave his household, accompanied by his faithful servant Micky before being offered a place on the Headquarters Ship by the leader of the Island Liberation Navy. Although eager to aid the naval forces, he suffered from extreme seasickness, causing him to spend most of his time on ship laying down.

Following the Island Liberation War, Reinbach reconciled with his father and succeeded his father, taking up the mantle of Lord of Middleport. Some years later, he would encounter Kyril through their mutual use of the Quest Guild where, upon learning of Kyril's journey to destroy rune cannons, he would accompany the youth's party on their quest, along with his good friend Charlemagne.

A biography on Reinbach by Micky, titled The Rose Swordsman, would enshrine Reinbach as a noble hero into posterity. In future generations, his name would be used as an alias on several occassions, including by Viktor during the Gate Rune War as he tried to pass through the Fortress of Kwaba undetected.

Name and Weapon

Reinbach's name has been a running gag in the series and was often used by characters during undercover missions:

  • Viktor uses the name when the party tries to pass the Fortress of Kwaba.
  • The player has the choice to call Flik by that pseudonym during their undercover mission in Greenhill.
  • Chris has the option to call herself by that name when she introduces herself to Yun.
  • The leader of the Island Liberation Navy can introduce himself by that name to Reinbach personally.

His name has a German tone to it, with the suffix -heim meaning home. Reinbach can be translated to clear stream.

His weapon names Rosage, Marguerite and Orchidees are identical to those of Milich Oppenheimer in the original Suikoden.

Confessions

Keen You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.
Reinbach Ah, who could possibly understand the things I agonize about? Still, I shall take this a good opportunity to reflect upon myself. Now, carry on...
Keen Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?
Reinbach Let's see...Micky is...not taking very good care of me. It is troubling...He came aboard this ship with promises of caring for me...It is deplorable how he has seemingly broke that promise.
Keen Then, would you tell me what you think of Lazlo?
Reinbach He is a wonderful man. I would place him second to myself.
Keen Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.
Reinbach I spend everyday reflecting upon myself in contrition. I spend my time diligently, so as not to trouble anyone else. Therefore, I would never need to apologize! You see?

Forgiven

Reinbach Splendid...This is the right result.

Punished

Reinbach ...!!...!!...!! What is the meaning of this? This...What does this mean?!

Trivia

  • Suikoden V is the only main title that does not feature a Reinbach gag.

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 60, 430, 559