Race noted for their long ears and long lives

Elves (エルフ, Erufu) are a race that exist in the Suikoden series. Several prominent characters in the Suikoden series have been elves.


Elves are a forest-dwelling race known for their long lives and their pointed ears, which differentiate them from humans. They are also known to be skilled in the arts of magic and archery. One elf year is about equal to 1.5 human years and so it is not uncommon for humans to think that an elf looks young for their age.

Elves tend to cherish vegetation and life, especially in forests and mountains. Elves are traditionally exclusionary towards other races, and it is rare to see elves participate in mainstream human society, but this attitude is slowly changing in some areas.

One traditional home for elves was the Village of the Elves, atop the giant tree Lukie Ende Towayo, located in south-eastern Toran. However, it was destroyed during the Gate Rune War. A colony of elves also existed on Na-Nal Island, in the Island Nations.


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 40
  2. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), page 110
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 28, 132, 285-6, 395
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinCreation MythElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales