Timeline Events
Some important events that happened in history in this region: wars, political events, and anything else of note.
420 - Zexen Established
Zexen Confederation and Knights are formed. Construction begins on Brass Castle.
422 - Brass Castle Completed
Brass Castle is completed.
470 - Zexen 50th Ball
50 year anniversary of the foundation of the Zexen Federation. A large celebration is thrown, where two prominent young women - Lilly Pendragon and Chris Lightfellow - get into a big fight, causing much amusement for all others in attendance.
475 - Second Fire Bringer War
The Lizard and Karaya Clans in the Grasslands ambush the Zexen Knights at a peace treaty negotiations at the Amur Plains following the Lizard Chief Zepon's murder, and fighting between the Grasslands and Zexen continues. Meanwhile, Harmonia attacks the Grasslands, capturing the Safir Clan and attempting to invade the Chisha Clan. In response, a young Grasslander boy named Hugo gains control of the True Fire Rune and becomes the new Flame Champion. After some hesitation, the Grasslands and the Zexen Knights are united under this new banner and the Second Fire Bringer War begins. The Fire Bringer suffer initial defeats but then drive the Harmonians under Bishop Sasarai from Brass Castle. Luc, another Harmonian Bishop, gains control of all five True Elemental Runes in an attempt to destroy his True Wind Rune, and Sasarai's Harmonian forces switch sides to help the Fire Bringer face Luc and his forces, who are soon defeated.
A mercantilistic nation that used to be a part of Grassland, but seceded from Grassland to form a new nation 20 years prior to Suikoden III. Headed by an elected senate, trade and merchants are encouraged. Zexen has advanced further then the Grasslands, but they are regarded by Harmonia as little more then an offshoot of a Grassland tribe. The military forces of Zexen are separated into private teams managed by the Council, but the most well-known is the Knights of Zexen, headed by the majestic Six Knights.
On the eastern border of Zexen; Brass Castle is the destination of many caravans before heading east to Grassland or south to Tinto. Brass Castle is the frontier defensive line against Grassland, but it is a generally open and accessible city.
The capital of the Zexen Federation. It is a seaport, and the Council and the Knights of Zexen are based here. It is the center of commerce and diplomacy in the region.
A small farming village in Zexen, that is known for its friendly townsfolk, its windmills, and its annual fall harvest festival. During the Second Fire Bringer War, it is attacked by the Lizard Clan, but quickly rebuilt.
Owned by Master Thomas, the son of Durabum, one of the Zexen councilors, Budehec Castle is an old, run-down fort. Many castle masters have headed up this castle before, but they all ran away when they couldn't take the pressure. Budehec has a small population, but it is selected as the base of operations during the Second Fire Bringer War.
A cave north of Vinay del Zexay which leads up to a cliff with a magnificent view of the ocean. Its secluded location, yet easy access to important trade routes make it a prime location for bandits and thugs to base their operations from.
A forest connecting Vinay del Zexay to the rest of the country. It is oft-travelled, but bores the hell out of all its travellers with its lack of anything remotely scenic.
A small village in Zexen, unseen to players of the game. Children wander off from here into monster-ridden Mt. Hei-Tou because it is so boring.
Another vast plain, connecting many parts of Zexen with the Grasslands. Popular with gym instructors who need vast amounts of space to exercise.