"Despite his dislike for fighting, he is a member of the Defense Corps and a good friend with the Hero and Jale. Often considered a goof-off, he actually is clever and very knowledgeable."
Suikoden Tierkreis Digital Artbook Description

Liu-Shen, also known as Liu, is the Tenki Star in Suikoden Tierkreis. He is a member of the Scribes, but left them three years ago because he refused to hide from the world and wanted to know what it was like, and ended up in Citro Village and became friends with Sieg, Marica, and Jale. Despite his leaving, he is eventually given the Tatau Council by Lao-Kwan, making him the new Elder of the Scribes.



Liu is usually cowardly and frivolous, wanting to devise a plan rather than just fighting. However, he believes strongly in what he likes and dislikes, which is what caused him to leave the Scribes. Liu is also very intelligent and always wanting to know more. It can also be said that he has a vorcaious appetite, which is hinted several time throughout the game.


Liu was born in the Woodland Village within the Noslaw Woods. He grew to be very intelligent, if not cowardly, and also became close friends with Len-Lien. When he was twelve-years old (the time when a Scribe gains their tatoo), he refused to accept his tatoo and left the village. After his leave, he journeyed across the continent and ended up in Citro Village, where he lived for the next three years.

Suikoden TierkreisEdit

When the game begins, Liu is shown in the Gathering Spot getting ready while Sieg waits impatiently. Liu comments on how Sieg is treating him badly just because Sieg "woke up early one lousy time". Marica then arrives, shocked to see that Sieg is ready before Liu. Liu finishes up and the three head over to the Town Square to meet up with Dirk

In Sieg's Company, Liu is Sieg's adviser and "The Thinker", along with being one of the first four members. He also, once he gains the Tatau Chronicle, assists in aquiring and (described in one quest) studying the Chronicles.

Role in the GameEdit


Automatic recruit. Joins at Citro Village.


Liu is a strong mage and can participate in Defense Corps Unite Attack.

Lv. 99 StatusEdit

Character Statistics
LVL 99 EXP 999
HP 457/457
MP 617/617
STR 109 MAG 214
PDF 129 MDF 189
SKL 169 SPD 169
LUC 149

Mark of StarsEdit


Weapon : Sword, Mace, Staff, Bow, Dual Weapon
Armor : Garments, Robes, Light Armor
Accessory : Headwear, Capes, Footwear, Auxiliary

Unite AttacksEdit

Liu can perform the Tattoo unite attack with Luo-Tao/Len-Lien/Hao-Shi/Kow-Low/Mun-Tsang and the Defense Corps unite attack with Sieg, Marica and Jale.


  • Liu is one of the youngest strategist in the series, quite possibly the youngest.
  • Liu is the first strategist who fights in battle, he is also a mage type. The second strategist to be playable is Regius.
  • When Liu-Shen was little, Len-Lien gave him a greenstone.
  • There is a promotional error on the poster for Suikoden Tierkreis, it shows the main characters. Liu, however is holding throwing knives, a weapon he cannot equip in the game! Why they did this is a mystery, as it is not accurate with the game.
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