Let me add some more questions…
- Arus or Arlus (katakana is アールス)? Gensopedia says “The name of the region is often romanised online as Arlus, where you'd need to fuzz the reading of the katakana a bit to get that result.”
- Where is the small border village located? According to Suikox it’s in the south of the great forest. In the year 80 the forest of illusion was created to keep the great forest protected from the outside world; this was long before the scarlet moon empire was established. How could the reach and govern this part?
- As for Rokkaku, it seems to be in an area either contested or ignored by the SME and Jowston. S2 suggests it’s rather part of Jowston (north of the border to Toran where we met Varkas). The problem is that the above makes Teo’s razing of Rokkaku even more peculiar. It means he even left the empire, crossing the border, to destroy a small village for reasons unknown (wasn’t he supposed to protect the border and fight Jowston forces?). As for the location, it is east of the Dunan river, so it must be slightly north of Dana then, right?
Just some thoughts and speculation…
So each general has its region, whether they govern themselves or leave it to magistrates. Milich has Kunan, Kasim has Senan, Sonya has the lake and waterways (and maybe Dana), Teo was sent to the northern border, Kwanda is sent to the great forest area; Neclord takes over Lorimar. Gouran and Arus are still in question. I’m thinking now that Arus and Kwanda makes more sense, because Kwanda distinguished himself in the succession wars by protecting the emperor, hence his nickname Iron Wall. He should be stationed in Gregminster, but ironically he is one of only two (Kasim) who has no house there visible in the games. Gouran and Teo also makes sense, that’s where he battles his son. Feeling responsible for him, he would have gone there anyway I guess, but from a military-strategic point of view, at that location, an involvement of the navy (Sonya) would have made more sense imo.
BrucePrintscreen wrote:It seems logical that Valeria is stationed in Pannu Yakuta. In Suikoden 1, she says she is from the Great Forest. She is also a Captain in Pannu Yakuta. She joined you after fighting for peace in the region. So Pannu Yakuta is a logical choice for Valeria.
Yes, and besides it makes sense to keep Kwanda away from the area where he caused great harm. To sum up and supplement the assumption mentioned by Vextor: Kasim is sent back to the desert region Senan. Sonya is sent back to Shasarazade, because she’s the only general capable of leading the navy. Camille and Kai are formally given the Kunan and Dana region, but they are kept as instructors in Arus or ordered to rotate through the regions. Kwanda as commander-in chief is probably used as both Gregminster guard force and vanguard force like Teo was before. As mentioned above, Valeria is in charge of the great forest area and maybe Gouran, because the former alone aren’t considered as (main) region.