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This is a complete list of all of the Stars of Destiny (recruitable characters) in Suikoden V. 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
1Prince FalenasTenkaiJoins automatically at the beginning of the story.
2LyonTeneiJoins automatically at the beginning of the story.
3SairohChikouWhen Salt goes up in price (check prices and/or rumors), talk to Sairoh in Raftfleet and he will ask what you will do to take care of the salt price problem. Sell 6 Salts to a trade shop immediately and talk to him again. To get Salt, buy it (earlier) in trade shops.
4Boz WildeTenmouJoins automatically at Haud Village after escaping from Lunas.
5Luserina BarowsChikaiJoins automatically during the defense of Rainwall.
6CornelioChirakuAfter the defense of Rainwall, talk to him in Haud Village. Fight all of his DoReMi elves, and he'll join afterwards.
7LoggChitanJoins automatically after speaking with Kisara on the Dahak.
8LunChikakuJoins automatically after speaking with Kisara on the Dahak.
9CiusChikaiJoins automatically after Lucretia's rescue from Agate Prison.
10LeleiChifukuJoins automatically after Lucretia's rescue from Agate Prison.
11Lucretia MercesTenkiJoins automatically after she is rescued from Agate Prison.
12RajaTengouJoins automatically after the defense of Raftfleet.
13KisaraChisatsuJoins automatically after the defense of Raftfleet.
14TakamuChimouAfter recruiting Lucretia, bring Cius to Agate Prison and meet Takamu. Find his maps in the basement, and let him join afterwards.
15JosephineChichinTalk to her in Haud Village with Sialeeds or Sharmista in your party. You can also take Shula to her just after he, Sharmista, and Nifsara join.
16Egbert AethelbaldChiheiAfter the defense of Raftfleet, talk to Egbert in the tunnels underneath Agate Prison. Do not skip any of his dialogues. You can exit the area and come back if you messed up.
17ShinroChiyuAfter the defense of Raftfleet, talk to him in the Raftfleet item shop.
18KyleTenkoJoins automatically in Rainwall.
19ChuckChisonJoins automatically after obtaining the Dawn Rune.
20NordenChiyuAfter the relocation from Rainwall to Raftfleet, talk to him in the Raftfleet Inn and allow him to join. Norden will move to Lordlake after its restoration northwest of the town's entrance.
21OboroChiyuTwo ways to recruit:

1. After initially hiring Oboro in Rainwall, go to the inn and talk to the drunk at the bar. Upon leaving the inn, accompany Shigure and Sagiri for Norden's investigation. When Oboro speaks about employing mice, ask "That man went inside the house", and when talking to Norden with Oboro in the Tavern, say "We need to talk to you about something". After the relocation of Raftfleet, talk to Oboro and ask him to join in his office in Raftfleet.

2. If you did not successfully perform the Norden investigation, you may have to ask him to join up to five times as storyline progresses: after Raftfleet; after HQ; after Lelcar; after Sable; and after Beaver Lodge. If you wait until after the Queen's Campaign, his ship will be gone from Raftfleet forever.
22FuyoChizenJoins with Oboro.
23ShigureChikouJoins with Oboro.
24ZegaiTensyoAfter relocating to Raftfleet, meet him near Lunas Northern Woods (needs Takamu, Urda, or Isato). Ask him to join. He will likely not join you immediately if you did not stick up for him in the events in the beginning at Stormfist. You can also catch a dialogue with him in the prison of Sol-Falena when you are heading for Lunas with Lymsleia. Some people have reported overcoming this barrier by repeatedly asking him.
25SorensenChisyunAfter relocating to Raftfleet, go to the Rotation Bridge and talk to the soldier there. Return to Estrise and talk to Babbage again. Sail to the bridge, and go to the top. After dismantling the bridge, leave the place, and return to Estrise. Sorensen will join afterwards if you ask Babbage to join.
26VikiChitatsuJoins automatically after leaving the Ceras Lake Ruins.
27ZeraseTenkaiJoins automatically after you acquire your headquarters.
28LorelaiChikatsuJoins automatically in the Ceras Lake Ruins.
29ZweigChisokuJoins automatically in the Ceras Lake Ruins.
30MuroonChimanAfter the restoration of Lordlake, talk to Muroon near the HQ dock.
31TalgeylTenkiJoins automatically after destroying Hatred Fortress.
32GoeschChitouJoins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.
33SilvaChireiJoins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.
34TomaTenkouJoins automatically after the restoration of Lordlake.
35WilhelmTenbouAfter the restoration of Lordlake, bring Viki to meet him in Raftfleet Inn. Can also be recruited later on at Lelcar or Doraat. Must bring Viki, or Faylen, or Norma. Do note that the Godwins will hire Wilhelm and Mueller at some point after you capture Doraat.
36MuellerTenkokuJoins with Wilhelm.
37SubalaChikeiAfter the restoration of Lordlake, bring Lun to meet her in Raftfleet. Beat Subala in an incredibly easy fishing game to make her join.
38BastanChiseiAfter the restoration of Lordlake, with a "? Painting" in your inventory, activate and close Bastan's Appraisal Shop in Haud Village until you get a scene. Note: You should not appraise the "? Painting", as the scene triggers randomly and identifies it as a painting by Ivanov.
39ZundaChiriAfter the restoration of Lordlake, talk to Zunda in the Dwarf Camp. Take her to Lunas and let her see the window on the 1F of the Master's sanctuary. Zunda is found behind another dwarf in the area you can reach by ladder.

To get to Lunas, you need to get through the Lunas North Woods to enter Lunas through the back. This requires either an elf or Takamu.
40BelcootTenanAfter the restoration of Lordlake, talk to him in Yashuna Village. Ask Marina inside the inn to join, and Belcoot will join her.
41MarinaChihiAfter the restoration of Lordlake, talk to Belcoot in Yashuna Village. Afterwards, go inside the inn and offer Marina a job.
42AlhazredChisuiWhile based in Rainwall, run into Alhazred by the Trading shop. After the Coronation Ceremony, head to Yashuna Village and talk to the fortune teller in Tricolor Inn 2nd floor closest room to the stairs. Get the Cursed Tome. Place the Cursed Tome in storage, then sleep at Marina's Inn. Go back to storage and get the book from Chuck. Go back to Yashuna Village, but the fortune teller isn't there. Go to Estrise and talk to Alhazred, then take him to Yashuna Village where the fortune teller was. Fight the Cursed Book. After the scene with Euram, get the Condemnation Rune and ask him to join immediately or you can recruit/find him in Estrise afterwards.
Note: You cannot trigger Alhazred's sidequest after Godwin's troops pull out of Rainwall.
43RichardChianAfter the restoration of Lordlake, talk to him at the Waterfall Basin, then talk to Mueller in Marina's Inn. Return to Richard, and he'll join.
44GenohChihiAfter restoring Lordlake, find Genoh at the waterfall area in Waterfall Basin(where Richard is/was training). To do this ...

1. You need to have spoken to a beaver who mentions "The Boss" at the Beaver Lodge Inn, and talk to the Beaver Clan Chief, Fuwalafuwalu until he mentions "The Boss" as well. You can speak with Fuwalafuwalu when he's in your HQ as well (usually is except when storyline events are happening).

2. Take Alhazred, Levi, Wabon or Galleon to Waterfall Basin, but the old person must be at 95% of Prince's Level (which generally translates to 1 level below, possibly 2).

* If the old person does not meet the level requirement, Genoh will think you disrespect old people and always have them sit in your castle! Simply come back when you meet the requirement.

* If you bring Jeane or Zerase instead, Genoh will come out sensing an old person but will feel mistaken because they look young!

45MuradChijyuTalk to him at each location and ask him to join 4 times:
1. Rainwall - From the first appearance of Dinn until before the first battle with Bahram Luger.
2. Raftfleet - After defeating Bahram Luger's fleet for the first time until you gain the Dawn Rune.
3. Lordlake - From when Boz leaves to negotiate with Sable until the first battle at Lelcar.
4. Lelcar - From after you enter the HQ meeting room after winning the battle at Lelcar until you enter your own room in the HQ and choose "Yeah, I'll do that".
5. Beaver Lodge - From when you enter the HQ's meeting room after you gain Beaver Lodge's support until you commence the attack at Doraat.
6. Doraat - From after the battle at Doraat until the start of the New Queen's Conquest.
7. Raftfleet - From either before the Lelcar or Lordlake defense battle until before the "final defense" battle at your HQ or before you take your HQ back.
8. Sable - From before the battle where you chase after Childerich or Armes until the battle at Stormfist.
46OrokTenpaiJoins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.
47VolgaTenkenJoins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.
48WasilTenzaiJoins automatically after the Battle of Lelcar.
49MohsenChiyuTwo ways to recruit:
While in Lelcar, buy about 50k worth of armor from his shop (normal armor only, Rare Find is not counted). After the destruction of Lelcar, talk to him, choose the first answer (blaming yourself), and offer him a job. Mohsen will move to Doraat soon after the Lelcar fire incident and if he doesn't join then, try purchasing more from his shop. He will move again to Hershville after Doraat is reclaimed by the enemy forces.
50JeaneChiketsuFirst, speak with the guard at the entrance of the Big Hole. After the Battle of Lelcar, talk to Jeane in Lelcar's Rune Shop in the Western Islet. Take her to the Big Hole northwest of Rainwall (and northeast of the Eastern Wharf). Take her through the entire dungeon until you reach the sarcophagus. She will join you regardless of your dialogue choice.
51TaylorChiyouAfter the Battle of Lelcar, talk to Taylor outside Marina's Inn, and allow him to interview. Talk to him outside the Room of the Seal and allow him to interview. Talk to him outside Georg's room and allow him to interview. He will join the SoD. Leaving the castle before completing all three interview rooms will bring Taylor back to the inn, and you will have to start over.
52NikeaChiakuAfter the Battle of Lelcar, find her in Estrise and agree to duel with her. She will join regardless of the outcome.
53DongoChikoGive him two Hammers on two different occassions, upgrading your hammer to the max both times. If you are unable to recruit Dongo before Wabon joins, place Wabon in your party and speak with Dongo.
54DinnTenmanJoins after defeating the bandits in Sable. Pick the second choice when talking to him in Solis's mansion.
55Roy (SV)ChizokuJoins after defeating him in Sable.
56FaylonChisuThree ways to recruit: 1. After dueling with Roy, choose "Fine. Let's see what you've got", "I was only trying to clear my good name...", and "All right, it's set!", and Faylon and Faylen will join you. 2. After defeating Roy in Sable, find Faylon and Faylen in Ranro Mountain in the furthest room, help them return the loot, pick up all 3 parts in that room, and talk to the person in the mayor's house. 3. If you did not recruit Faylen and Faylon and choose to defend the castle, you can talk to them (dialogue choices don't matter).
57FaylenChiinJoins with Faylon.
58LinfaChisyuAfter the meeting in Beaver Lodge, play cards (and lose) to her in Estrise. Next, talk to Linfa in Yashuna Village after the Battle of Lelcar. Lastly, play her in cards in Raftfleet after becoming allies with Sable. You never have to win against her.
59NakulaTeniAfter solving the bandit mystery at Sable, talk to the Armes soldier upstairs in the Inn. After finishing talking to him, go to the Oboro Detective Agency. With Oboro, Shigure, and Sagiri in the party, return and talk to Nakula. Nakula will leave the inn at some point, so recruit him as soon as possible.
60SagiriChikyouAfter solving the bandit mystery at Sable, talk to the Armes soldier upstaris in the Inn. After finishing talking to him, go to the Oboro's Detective Agency. With Oboro, Shigure and Sagiri in the party, return and talk to Nakula. Sagiri will join.
61FuwalafuwaluChikyouJoins automatically after the fire attack on Beaver Lodge.
62MaroonChimaJoins automatically after the fire attack on Beaver Lodge.
63IsabelChiiAfter saving Beaver Lodge from the Nether Gate, visit Estrise and go to Babbage's home. Mathias and Isabel will appear, then leave. Return to HQ and talk to Boz and Luserina. Agree to Euram's terms and play through the sub-plot. The sub-plot involves taking a small party--reducing your party down to at most 3 will prompt Luserina to become worried, meaning you can trigger the event at Haud Village.
Note: You cannot recruit them after Godwin's troops pull out of Rainwall.
64MathiasChieiJoins with Isabel.
65Bernadette EganTenjyuJoins automatically during the events in Nirva Island.
66ByakurenChidoAfter the coronation ceremony and your HQ is upgraded (combined scene), fight Byakuren on the bridge leaving HQ. After recruiting Genoh or Levi, fight Byakuren on the same bridge. Ask her to join. If you do not recruit Byakuren the first time, she comes back every 20 recruits. Make sure to have recruited Genoh or Levi before the last set of 20 recruits.
67RetsoChizouAfter the coronation ceremony and your HQ is upgraded (combined scene), talk to him and learn about the Mystical Fish Sashimi. Catch a Weird Fish in Subala's mini-game and bring it to Retso. He's in Raftfleet Inn.
68Shun MinChisyuJoins with Retso.
69MiroonChiretsuAfter the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), meet her in Yashuna Village with Muroon. Go into the cave until you discover the problem. During the scene with the dwarves, Miroon will be recruited regardless of your choice.
70MeroonChikuTake Maroon to speak with Moroon at Baska Mine at any time. Then after recruiting Maroon and Miroon, speak with Meroon in Beaver Lodge and ask her if she was referring to Moroon. Take her to see Moroon at Baska Mine and the two will join.
71MoroonChibakuTake Maroon, Miroon, or Meroon to speak with Moroon at Baska Mineat any time. Then after recruiting Maroon and Miroon, speak with Meroon in Beaver Lodge and ask her if she was referring to Moroon. Take her to see Moroon at Baska Mine and the two will join.
72BabbageChisouAfter recruiting Sorensen and Lymsleia's coronation, bring Sorenson to the Gear Room in the HQ (HQ has upgraded along with coronation scene). Go back to Babbage's office, talk to him, and bring him to the gears. Leave the HQ and return, then return to the Gear Room. Babbage will join there.
73LuChikeiAfter recruiting Sorensen and Babbage, return to Babbage's office in Estrise with Sorensen in the party. Find the gear for Lu and she'll join.
74ChisatoChikenWhile on Nirva Island, trigger the handpuppet scene by approaching Chisato and the crowd of children. Then, after the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), bring Bernadette to Nirva to trigger the kidnapping event, then talk to Chisato and ask her to help. After the event, she will join.
75NelisChitaiAfter the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), return there with Bernadette and look at the cannons on the Lino En Kuldes. Afterwards, head into the Inn and talk with Yahr and Nelis. Take the ship back to Estrise, and the two will ask to sail with you. Offer to check out the Rune shell, and go through the ship graveyard. Suggest use of the rune cannon to defeat the monster during the quest, and choose to destroy the Rune Cannon, and, back at Nirva Island, Yahr and Nelis will join.
76YahrChisinAfter the coronation ceremony/HQ upgrade (combined scene), return there with Bernadette and look at the cannons on the Lino En Kuldes. Afterwards, head into the Inn and talk with Yahr and Nelis. Take the ship back to Estrise, and the two will join. Offer to check out the Rune shell, and go through the ship graveyard. Suggest use of the rune cannon to defeat the monster during the quest, and choose to destroy the Rune Cannon, and, back at Nirva Island, Yahr and Nelis will join.
77GavayaChibiTalk to him in Raftfleet with one of the three-girl unites in your party:
Viki, Faylen, and Norma,
Jeane, Sialeeds, and Nelis,
Jeane, Sharmista, and Nelis, or
Isabel, Cathari, and Zerase.
78MiakisChiinJoins automatically after the attack on Doraat.
79LeviChizenAfter summoning the Tablet of Stars, talk to him in the Big Hole. Offer to let him come with you.
80Bergen (dwarf)ChisyuJoins with Levi.
81NormaTenyuAfter the summoning of the Tablet of Stars and recruiting Levi, talk to Norma *without Levi in your party* and she will mention she's looking for a powerful wizard. Then take Levi to Norma in Raftfleet and ask her to join.
82ErnstTensatsuJoins with Norma.
83RavenChisatsuAfter summoning the Tablet of Stars, talk to Solis in Sable and offer to help. Then, talk to Oboro in HQ. Next, talk to Egbert in Marina's Inn. Lastly, return to Oboro. When inside the warehouse, search near the top right corner to find him. If you fail to find him in time, someone else will catch him and you can talk to him in your prison. Ask him to join.
84GalleonTenyuJoins automatically after the Queen's Campaign War.
85Haswar FalenasTensyoAfter the Queen's campaign, return to the Lunas Northern Woods with Takamu in the party. Talk with Urda and go through to Lunas. In the Master's Conclave, enter the dining room for a scene and the three will join your party regardless of your choice. As you exit [Lunas North Woods], Haswar, Isato, and Urda will officially get recruited.
86IsatoTenritsuJoins with Haswar and Urda.
87UrdaChisouJoins with Haswar and Isato.
88EreshTenfuTake Jeane to the Big Hole again after Queen's Campaign, meet Eresh. Eresh will accompany you. Go to where you took Jeane in the ruins and go through the new passageway. Go through the dungeon and defeat the boss within. After fighting the boss, Eresh will permanently join. Note that you can exit the Big Hole before defeating the boss to avoid recruiting Eresh, as another character is recruitable in her place.
89HazukiChikyuAfter meeting with Craig Laden, talk to her in Port Spinacks without Belcoot in the party. After that, bring Belcoot to see her. Ask her to join.

(Note: You can see extra dialogue if you bring Marina or Gavaya to speak with Hazuki, but they may delay your ability to recruit her.)

90CathariTensokuAfter arriving at Port Spinacks, talk to a person to learn about Hershville. Sail there, talk to Cathari by the exit going out to land. Return to Port Spinacks, talk to her, choose the response "Very well" and take her to Lucretia in the 3F War Room.
91RaniaChisaTalk to her with Miakis or Rahal in the party in her house in Sauronix Castle when going to meet Craig.
92KilleyTenbiSeveral methods to recruit..
1. Bring Cius and Lelei to Agate Prison and talk to him in his jail cell. Killey will later show up an the eastern bridge of your headquarters (Lorelai and Zweig in your party may be needed to trigger this).
1a. If (1) occurs before going to Twilight Forest for the first time, Killey will leave and find you in the Twilight Forest Ruins after the mission. You can recruit him after completing the Twilight Ruins just after you exit.
1b. If you do not recruit him at (1a), he leaves and you can find him later standing in front of the Dawn Ruins, where the Prince uses his Rune to open the sealed door.
1c. Unverified: If (1) happens after Twilight Forest event, he will join you when your HQ is Level 3.

2. Unverified: If you did not free Killey and complete the event at Twilight Ruins, return to the last room of Twilight Ruins later to find him.

(NOTE: Having Lorelai in your party for these events will trigger dialogue between the two.)

93WabonChizikuAfter the assassins destroy his mining car, Wabon will join your cause regardless of your dialogue choices.
94GundeChibunJoins with Wabon.
95RahalChikiJoins automatically after meeting with Craig Laden in Sauronix Castle.
96RoogChimouJoins automatically after meeting with Craig Laden in Sauronix Castle.
97Georg PrimeTeniJoins automatically.
98Craig LadenTenyuJoins automatically after rescuing the Dragonhorses in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).
99FlailTensonJoins automatically after the events in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).
100LanceTenheiJoins automatically after the events in Gordius Village (or after the events that follow choosing not to flee HQ when it is attacked).
101NickTensuiTwo ways to recruit:
1. If you chose to flee HQ, Nick joins automatically after the events in Gordius Village.
2. If you chose not to flee HQ, enter Gordius Village with an all-male party (there will be limited time when this is possible due to mandatory female party members). Complete a mission with Nick and choose the responses "Is this the missing egg?", "It was Nick and Yoran!", and "Join us at our castle." If you do not pick those responses, Nick will not join and you must return and ask him to join after each major battle until he does.
102AxTenkuJoins with Nick and Yoran.
103YoranTenrouJoins with Nick and Ax.
104HalethChikouWhen the Castle is Level 3, talk to Logg in the Tavern. Afterwards, go to Hershville and enter one of the warehouses. Go back to HQ, then back to Hershville. Enter the Administration building to find Haleth no longer there by talking to the other employees. Return to HQ and hit the Tavern. Ask Haleth to join.
105ShulaTenkyuAutomatically joins you in Yashuna Village after he sends for you. This will take place after the liberation of Sable.
106NifsaraChimeiJoins automatically with Shula after the liberation of Sable.
107SharmistaChiiJoins automatically with Shula after meeting him following the liberation of Sable.
108ShoonTentaiJoins automatically during the recapture of Stormfist.
109Euram BarowsTenfuIn order to recruit Euram, you must have completed the 2 sidequests involving Alhazred and Isabel/Mathias and must not have recruited Eresh. After the soldiers pull out of Rainwall, go into the city. Go back to your HQ and enter the Prince's room. Go back to Rainwall and talk to Euram in the Barows's mansion. Go downstairs and talk with Luserina.
Note: there may be a minimum recruit requirement you needed to reach before taking Stormfist or before the Barows/Sialeeds scene.