Wolkendrache wrote:I've got some questions concerning the generals, so I'm just placing this here...
Toran has 5 main regions: Arus, Gouran, Kunan, Senan, and Dana (Lorimar and the Dragon Knights' domain actually being autonomous regions, and Great Forest region being part of Gouran).
Most sources state that the Gouran region stretches as far as the Great Forest Village, and does not include the great forest itself. I found one instance where the great forest is to "spread within Gouran," but it was only one mention, and besides that the Great Forest seems to be treated separately.
I can't remember region names being mentioned in the games, where do they come from?
Not all regions are mentioned in the game. Fore example, Arlus and Dana I don't think are mentioned at all within the game. I learned of those names for the first time in the Suikoden 1 official site (the Japanese one, of course). They used to have a world map which included the region names.
We've met Kwanda in Gouran, Milich in Kunan, and Kasim in Senan. Are the great generals in charge of a specific region? (considering that they seem to have their main residences in Gregminster)
If yes, isn't Teo actually in charge of the Arus region (Gregminster)?
Who is in charge of the Dana region: Sonya or the missing sixth general?
I've always thought Sonya is exclusively in charge of Toran's waterways, so it must be the missing general, which in turn is the reason why Teo had to travel north. On the one hand, it's actually the Senan region where battles against Jowston take place, on the other hand, Teo razed Rokkaku, which is likely to be part of Dana.
The encyclopedia doesn't provide much insight. In the page where it describes the structure of the Scarlet Moon Empire's government and military, it states each Great General is responsible for each region, but does not tell you which one. It also states how magistrates also exist who are selected by the great generals to govern the land in their stead. I suppose this can mean some unnamed magistrate may be governing areas that do not seem to have any defined great general presence.
Teo clearly was treated more of as a strike force without any particular land assigned for governance. He was always busy hunting some enemy, and otherwise stayed in Gregminster. The same is true with Sonya, who was assigned to guard the waterways close to Gregminster with her base being Shasarazade. Arlus itself had formidable protection anyhow, with folks like Ain Gide guarding the walls, the presence of the Imperial Guards, and even Barbarossa himself (along with Windy and her minions).
Rokakku is clearly outside what would be considered as the traditional territory of the Scarlet Moon Empire (or Toran) due to how it is outside the border that was guarded by Varkas when you visit in Suikoden 2. For that reason I surmise it is not part of Dana. Perhaps Dana is simply under the governance of some unnamed magistrate. Otherwise, because the only real town located in the region is Kirov, perhaps it is under the influence of Sonya. Kun To is a marchant who became successful due to trading he did on the lake, after all.
I'm also curious about the distribution after the establishment of the republic, so if there is official information, please tell me.
And a final question: Is it mentioned somewhere, when exactly Camille became one of the six generals?
Unfortunately there is no official information. However, Kwanda is the Commander in Chief of the Toran military, which probably means he is no longer holed up in Pannu Yakuta. Kasim's station is not clarified, but one can assume he can live nowhere other than the desert, so he is likely in Senan. Sonya is assigned as the head of the navy, so one can assume she is located in the same place. With Kai, it only mentions he is a martial arts instructor and general, and you basically have the same lackluster explanation for Camille, who is said to have become the spear instructor and general. No information on where they are stationed, but if they are instructing... it would seem they are located around Gregminster. In regards to Valeria, when you visit Toran during Suikoden 2, you are told hoe Valeria happens to be visiting from Pannu Yakuta castle, so it seems she is located in the great forest for whatever reason. As far as when Camille became of the six generals, there is no exact info, but one can assume she was named immediately after the formation of the republic...