Lino En Kuldes

Jort-sporting ruler of the Kingdom of Obel
Lino En Kuldes
リノ・エン・クルデス, Rino En Kurudesu
108 Stars Tengou Star
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 44 (S4)
46 (ST)
Birth Year SY 264
Height 185cm (6'1") (S4)
From Kingdom of Obel
Family Flare (daughter)
Hero (Suikoden IV) (son)
Queen of Obel (wife)
Voice Shimura Tomoyuki (S4) (ST)
Appears in

Lino En Kuldes (リノ・エン・クルデス, Rino En Kurudesu) is a major character in Suikoden IV who also appears in Suikoden Tactics. Lino is the rough but open-minded ruler of the Kingdom of Obel.

A father who lost much of his family to the sea, Lino has spent years preparing his small island kingdom for a future conflict with the Kooluk Empire that he views as inevitable.


A leader should always maintain a smile, even when it gets tough. Otherwise, no one will follow your lead. That's what I've learned, at least.

—  Lino En Kuldes

Lino En Kuldes was the King of the Kingdom of Obel. Years before the Island Liberation War, he had lost his son and wife to a pirate attack. Since then, he had diligently prepared Obel to defend against the Kooluk Empire, having noticed their increasing interest in the lands of the Island Nations.

As a king, he was known to be unfazed by almost anything and was respected as a fierce warrior, wielding his spear masterfully on the battlefield with courage and conviction. He was also known as a great king who cherished his people who, in return, cherished him back and gave him their trust and devotion. In spite of his appearance, he was also a skilled politician and would be one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Island Nations Federation following the war.

Lino restored Obel and showed off this outfit in the same party. Efficient.

When the hero was brought to Obel, Lino saw the potential for greatness and had him begin the task of rounding up recruits for what would become the Headquarters Ship. Once the Kooluk Empire began their invasion of Obel, Lino would join the crew of the ship and leave the island, swearing to return to liberate its citizens. Following the evacuation from Obel, he would take Elenor Silverberg's advice and duel the hero for leadership of the vessel, in order to ensure a strict hierarchy. After losing the duel, he would gift the hero with the Golden Seal, the symbol of his position as King of Obel.

Once the Headquarters Ship had gathered enough allies, Obel would be liberated, and the people freed from their occupation. Lino would continue to fight for the remainder of the war, wielding his spear without fear all the way up to the final battle at El-Eal Fortress. Following the end of the war, he would become the first Chairman of the new Island Nations Federation, vowing to restore peace to the islands.

Lino supported Kyril's travels, first as a ruler, then as a warrior.

As Chairman, he usually presented himself with the dignity of a royal but was still as warm-hearted as before, especially with friends and his daughter.

After Kika introduced Kyril to him, he supported his journey from behind the scenes, sending trusted officers of his to accompany him. Although both Chairman of the Island Nations and King of Obel, his authority to direct military had to be approved by the council. By the time he realised how dire the situation in Kooluk was becoming, Lino would gain that permission and travel to Kooluk to join Kyril's group personally, shortly after Iskas' attempt to usurp the throne.

He would return to Obel with Flare and his officers following the collapse of the nation. The events in Kooluk convinced him that regardless of whether Rune Cannons had been eliminated from the world or not, they were too dangerous to be used any further.



Keen You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.
Lino En Kuldes Judgment, huh...Well, I guess I'll humor you...
Keen Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?
Lino En Kuldes Hmm...Well, if I had to pick one...I suppose it would be Tov...He's certainly competent, but he is far lacking in social graces. Other than that...probably Setsu and his gut...
Keen Then, would you tell me what you think of the Hero?
Lino En Kuldes Oh, he's a good leader, I think.
Keen Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.
Lino En Kuldes ...Even as we speak, the people of the kingdom are suffering...For that I feel terrible...
Lino En Kuldes All right! Of course!!
Lino En Kuldes


Joins automatically following plot events after the Defending Obel naval battle.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-677 Lino En Kuldes Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4
Non-character cards depicting this character
CS2-782 Recapturing Obel Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4



  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 493, 561
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon
Suikoden Tactics
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Canal Town MersetoCollanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressFrontier Town HarunaImperial City of GraskaMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire