Warriors' Village (戦士の村, Senshi no Mura) is a village which appears in Suikoden. It is a strongly independent village which, befitting its name, carries a strong martial tradition.
The Warriors' Village, located in the Lorimar region, came under the supervision of the vampire Neclord during the Gate Rune War and the two soon came into conflict over Neclord's desire to take Tengaar of the Warriors' Village to be his wife. The intervention of the Toran Liberation Army and their defeat of Neclord led to the Warriors' Village allying with the Liberation Army for the remainder of the war.
The village was originally founded around the year 20 by Clift the Crusader following a conflict with the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia known retrospectively as the "Final Battle". Despite the name of that conflict, the village had been involved in several conflicts even before its participation in the Gate Rune War. While Zorak held pride in the history and traditions of the village, others held a different view, dismissing it as a backwater.
Culture and traditions
According to the culture of the Warriors' Village, women do not fight even though at least one female native of the village (Tengaar) fought in the Gate Rune War. Male warriors, on the other hand, are only allowed to enter combat after they have proved themselves and named their sword.
The naming of a sword has great significance in the culture of the Warriors' Village, the name chosen usually being that of the warrior's beloved. It is not uncommon for warriors to make oaths by the name of their swords. When men are old enough, they traditionally depart the village on the Trial of Manhood after which they are recognised as full-fledged adults and warriors.
Bandanas are commonly worn by the people of the village but there is no strong cultural reason for this.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 67-8