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This is a complete list of all of the Stars of Destiny (recruitable characters) in Suikoden IV. It details where they're found and how to get them.

Highlighted characters are optional and will not join you automatically.

  Name Star How to Recruit
1LazloTenkaiYou control the Hero from the beginning of the game. You will be able to assign him a name at the beginning of the game.
2KenethTensyoBefore starting on your first mission, you can choose two of the four Razril Knights. If you choose Keneth he will join. If not, Keneth will join automatically when liberating Razril.
3TalTenyuBefore starting on your first mission, you can choose two of the four Razril Knights. If you choose Tal he will join. If not, Tal will join automatically when liberating Razril.
4ChiepooTenfuJoins automatically after the Hero is banished from Gaien.
5DesmondChisuJoins automatically after acquiring your headquarters.
6LouiseChiinJoins automatically after acquiring your headquarters.
7ChadliChikouJoins automatically after acquiring your headquarters.
8TovChimanJoins automatically after acquiring your headquarters.
9OrnanChihiAfter the King of Obel requests new recruits, speak with Ornan near the armor shop in Obel.
Important Notice: Ornan cannot be recruited after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
10PerraultChiyouAfter the King of Obel requests new recruits, speak with Perrault at the trading shop in the Nay Island Kobold Settlement.
11MitsubaChiinAfter the King of Obel requests new recruits, speak with Mitsuba at the town square in Na-Nal and defeat her in a duel.
12ReinholdChibakuJoins with Mitsuba.
13RitaChikeiAfter the King of Obel requests new recruits, speak with Rita at the Inn in Na-Nal and reduce her points to 3,000 or less in Ritapon.
14RakgiTenrouJoins automatically after the second Guard is defeated in the Obel Ruins.
15RikieTensuiJoins automatically after the second Guard is defeated in the Obel Ruins.
16LilinChisatsuJoins automatically after the battle with the mermaid poacher ship.
17CedricTensokuAfter the battle with the mermaid poacher ship, visit the Inn at Obel and view the scene with Cedric. Speak with the woman near the Inn and then return to your headquarters. Once you arrive, speak with Louise.
Important Notice: Cedric cannot be recruited after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
18OlegChimaJoins automatically after speaking to him by the request of Desmond.
19AkaghiChikouJoins automatically after defeating him in battle.
20MizukiChikyouJoins automatically after defeating her in battle.
21RamadaTenritsuJoins automatically after defeating Akaghi and Mizuki in battle.
22YuChireiAfter the King of Obel orders you to evacuate the citizens of the town, speak with Yu beside the appraisal shop in Obel.
Note: Yu must be recruited in order to proceed with the evacuation (He does not automatically join though, you must find him).
23AdrienneChikoAfter the King of Obel orders you to evacuate the citizens of the town, speak with her near the trading shop in Obel. If you do not recruit her during the evacuation, you can find her in Middleport and give her a Hammer (you may need to give the Silver Hammer).
24HarutoChimouJoins automatically after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
25LinoTengouJoins automatically after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
26NicoChisinJoins automatically after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
27PabloChizikuJoins automatically after your headquarters is launched into the sea.
28MaoChitouAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, rest in your room and then exit to enter a conversation with Tov. Enter the room across from Reinhold's training room.
29NaoChisyunAfter some time has passed after recruiting Mao, rest in your room and then exit to enter a conversation with Tov once again. Enter the room across from Reinhold's training room.
30BangChikaiAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, speak with him at the raffle shop in the Nay Island Kobold Settlement.
31BartholomewChikyouAfter your headquarter is launched into the sea, observe Perrault's first volume of the newspaper and read about Bartholomew. Visit the house south of the hotsprings in the Nay Island Kobold Settlement and speak with Bartholomew.
32VikiChitatsuAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, make your way towards the Nay Island Kobold Settlement. Before crossing the bridge that leads there, a scene with Viki will occur. Continue onward until you reach the Kobold Settlement and then return to the location where Viki appeared earlier.
33JeaneChiketsuAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, return to Na-Nal and speak with the man beside the hotsprings and the man beside the armor shop. Visit the rune shop and inquire about the famous rune mistress.
34ManuChisouAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, speak with Manu at the inn in Na-Nal.
35UgetsuTensonAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, return to Na-Nal and speak with him beside the trading shop.
Note: Ugetsu appears randomly. Repeatedly leave Na-Nal and return until he shows up. He seems to appear automatically after recruiting Rita.
36ShiramineTenheiAfter recruiting Ugetsu, return to your headquarters and speak with him.
37LilanChiiAfter recruiting Shiramine, have him lower the net and sail between Na-Nal and Nay Island until Lilan is captured.
38IzakTenyuAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, speak with Izak in Iluya and then give him a flower seed.
Flower seeds can be purchased at the trading shop in Middleport and the Nay Island Kobold Settlement.
39KateChisokuAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, speak with Kate at the town square in Iluya with Mizuki in your group.
40NatalyChiriAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, speak with Nataly in Iluya.
41TaisukeChiretsuAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, return to the Deserted Island cavern and speak with Taisuke. After speaking with him, attempt to leave; he will eventually request that you bring over his clothes. After doing this, leave the cavern and then return to speak with Taisuke once more.
42LilenChiyuAfter recruiting Taisuke, visit the Deserted Island cavern and speak with Lilen.
43ReneChikouAfter your headquarters is launched into the sea, return to Nay Island and find the message bottle on the beach. Visit Donut Island and give the message bottle to Rene.
44PhilChisuiAfter acquiring 42 Stars of Destiny, speak with Phil beside the inn at the Nest of Pirates.
45DarioChibiJoins automatically after forming an alliance with the pirates.
46HerveyChimouJoins automatically after forming an alliance with the pirates.
47KikaTenkoJoins automatically after forming an alliance with the pirates.
48NalleoChikenJoins automatically after forming an alliance with the pirates.
49SigurdChikiJoins automatically after forming an alliance with the pirates.
50LilonChiyuAfter the events with Snowe in Razril, speak with the man near the blacksmith at the Nest of Pirates. Leave the Nest of Pirates using your ship and sail around the entrance until Lilon calls out to you.
51LiloonChisaAfter recruiting Lilan, Lilen, Lilin and Lilon, speak with Liloon at the harbor in Iluya.
52AgnesChifukuJoins automatically after naming your army and ship.
53Elenor SilverbergTenkiJoins automatically after naming your army and ship.
54BrecTenkokuJoins with Jango.
55JangoTenbouAfter naming your army and ship and after acquiring 51 Stars of Destiny, return to your room.
56AldoTeneiAfter naming your army and ship, return to the Hermitage Island and speak with Aldo behind Elenor's house.
57GauTensatsuAfter naming your army and ship, return to the Hermitage Island and wander around the forest in front of Elenor's house. Gau will eventually appear as a random encounter and will need to be defeated.
58Katarina CottTenjyuAfter naming your army and ship, speak with Katarina in Kika's bedroom at the Nest of Pirates.
59Lo FongTenzaiJoins with Lo Seng.
60Lo HakTenpaiJoins with Lo Seng.
61Lo SengTenkenAfter naming your army and ship, enter the hotsprings in Mordo Island. Refuse to pay 10,000 potch and then defeat Lo Seng, Lo Fong and Lo Hak in a battle.
62IgorChidoAfter recruiting Lo Seng, Lo Fong and Lo Hak, speak with Igor beside the hotsprings in Mordo Island.
63ChampoChikakuJoins with Nalkul.
Important Notice: Champo cannot be recruited after liberating Obel.
64NalkulChitanAfter naming your army and ship, return to Nay Island with Chiepoo in your group. Visit the trading shop in the Nay Island Kobold Settlement and then leave the town. Upon crossing the bridge that leads to Nay Island, a scene with Nalkul and Champo will occur. Return to the Kobold Settlement and find the duo beside the locked house.
Important Notice: Nalkul cannot be recruited after liberating Obel.
65MickyChibunJoins with Schtolteheim Reinbach III.
66Schtolteheim Reinbach IIITenkiAfter making an alliance with Middleport, Reinbach will approach you at the harbor in Middleport; he will request that you bring him a Rose Crest. Acquire the Rose Crest from Gareth at the inn in Nay Island and then deliver it to Reinbach.
67GarethChiyuAfter recruiting Reinbach, speak with Gareth at the inn in Nay Island with Reinbach in your group.
68EtienneChirakuAfter recruiting Reinbach, speak with Etienne outside Reinbach's manor in Middleport with Reinbach in your group.
69DeborahChiyuAfter making an alliance with Middleport, speak with Deborah at the inn in Middleport.
70OskarChizokuJoins with Deborah.
71HelgaTenkuAfter making an alliance with Middleport, speak with the man staying at the inn in Nay Island. Return to Middleport and speak with Helga at the inn.
72CharlemagneChichinAfter recruiting Helga, speak with Charlemagne at the inn in Middleport. Leave the town and then immediately return to speak with Charlemagne again. Leave the town again and then immediately return to speak with Charlemagne once more.
73KeenTeniAfter defeating the Moving Island, speak with Keen beside the trading shop in Middleport with Sigurd in your group. Remove Sigurd from your group and then speak with Keen again; pay him the 10,000 potch he wants. Declining once will drop the asking price by one potch.
74TedTenkaiAfter acquiring 71 Stars of Destiny, return to the war room in your headquarters. Upon doing so, a fog ship will appear nearby. Complete the event that takes place on the ship.
Note: If you leave the fog ship before completing the quest, the ship can still be found somewhere on the world map.
Important Notice: Ted cannot be recruited after liberating Obel.
75AxelTenmouJoins automatically after liberating Na-Nal.
76EugeneChisyuAfter liberating Na-Nal, speak with Eugene outside the inn in Na-Nal.
77SelmaTeniAfter liberating Na-Nal, speak with Selma at the harbor in Na-Nal.
78KevinChikeiJoins automatically after making an alliance with Nay Island.
79PamChisouJoins automatically after making an alliance with Nay Island.
80MillayChikyuAfter making an alliance with Nay Island, speak with the man beside the trading shop in Middleport. Return to Na-Nal with Reinbach in your group and defeat the scoundrels at the harbor.
81JeremyChisatsuAfter receiving the orders to liberate Razril, speak with Jeremy at the town square in Na-Nal with Mitsuba in your group.
82HelmutChianIf your "forgiveness level" is high enough (which can be affected by judging in Confession sessions), you can tell him to join your forces after defeating his fleet.
83JewelTentaiBefore starting on your first mission, you can choose two of the four Razril Knights. If you choose Jewel she will join. If not, Jewel will join automatically when liberating Razril.
84PaulaTenmanBefore starting on your first mission, you can choose two of the four Razril Knights. If you choose Paula she will join. If not, Paula will join automatically when liberating Razril.
85Basil (SIV)ChisonAfter liberating Razril, speak with Basil at the town square in Razril.
86KonradTenkyuAfter liberating Razril, speak with Konrad at the inn in Razril with Katarina in your group.
87MaxineChiheiSpeak with Maxine at the town square of Na-Nal and defeat her in battle. Then speak with her at Stonecutter's Field and defeat her in battle. Then speak with her once more at the inn in Razril after liberating Razril.
88FredericaChikatsuAfter defeating Helmut's fleet during the sunset in Razril, speak with Frederica at the item shop.
89FunghiChisyuAfter defeating Helmut's fleet during the sunset in Razril, speak with Funghi at the kitchen in the Hall of Knights.
90AmeriaChimeiAfter Razril's sunset scene, speak with Ameria at the top of the tower in the Hall of Knights.
91GretchenTenbiAfter Razril's sunset scene, speak with Gretchen beside the armor shop in Razril.
92KarlChiakuAfter Razril's sunset scene, spend the night at the inn in Razril and then speak with Karl in the back streets.
93WarlockChizenAfter liberating Razril, speak with Pablo and then visit the abandoned house in Middleport. Search the opened treasure chest and select "24". Enter the dungeon that opens up and defeat the boss at the end.
94PecolaChizouAfter recruiting Warlock, speak with the woman beside the inn in Middleport to receive an Interior Book. Then visit the abandoned house there.
95TanyaChikaiAfter liberating Razril, speak with Tanya at the entrance of the Nest of Pirates.
96FlareTenkouJoins automatically after liberating Obel.
97SetsuChizenJoins automatically after liberating Obel.
98CarrieChijyuAfter liberating Obel, speak with Carrie above the appraisal shop/trading shop in Obel.
99EmaChieiJoins with Gary.
100GaryChiiAfter liberating Obel, speak with Gary beside Obel Palace.
101GunterChisyuSpeak with Gunter in Middleport near the beginning of the game and later just after [Na Nal]'s liberation. After liberating Obel, speak with Gunter near the rune shop in Obel.
102NabokovChiseiAfter liberating Obel, speak with Nabokov at the appraisal shop in Obel and allow him to join.
103NoahChikuAfter liberating Obel, speak with Noah in the throne room of Obel Palace and answer her question three times.
104TrishtanChihiAfter liberating Obel, speak with Trishtan at the inn in Obel with Yu in your group.
105WendelChitaiAfter liberating Obel, speak with Nico and then speak with Wendel at the harbor in Obel.
106RachelTenyuAfter liberating Obel, speak with Rachel in the cave where your headquarters used to be. Cedric must be in the group and you must agree to pay off Cedric's debt.
107TravisTensyoAfter liberating Obel, speak with Travis at the Obel Ruins. Use a Scroll of Return and then speak with Travis once more.
108Snowe VingerhutTenanIn order to recruit Snowe, you must do the following after liberating Obel:
1. If you have scene the a cutscene involving Ramada's bird by visiting the ship's deck, DO NOT enter the War Room. Once you trigger the War Room scene, it will be too late to activate (3).
2. Recruit all other 107 Stars of Destiny.
3. Visit Mordo Island and speak with the man who gives trading tips in front of the bathhouse, he should mention seeing a body drifting out in the ocean. Then sail west from Mordo Island until a cutscene activates.
4. Ask Snowe to join. Note that your "forgiveness level" (influenced by your judgements in Confession sessions) may affect the ability to recruit him.