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Sairoh is a retired merchant, who was known, in his prime, to be an extremely powerful and skilled merchant who sold arms to both sides of a conflict and even hired out mercenaries.

Sairoh is the Chikou Star in Suikoden V.


Appearance Edit

Despite the fact that he was once a powerful man because of his business knowledge, he remained modest in his old age. In fact, if one would look at his clothing, he couldn't possibly think that he was once more than an elderly fisherman.

He is wearing a rice hat and an open, brown mantle with golden ornament (the only sign that he once was a wealthy man). He is also wearing black shorts and the same open socks like other inhabitants of Raftfleet (like Lun or Subala). In addition to that, he is carrying a gourd bottle with a red-and-blue bead chain on his shoulder.

Personality Edit

Sairoh is a nice, elderly person from Raftfleet. Over the course of his life, he has seen a lot of things and rumors say, that his business indirectly let to the death of his son and daughter-in-law.

While he is retired to take a break from the business, he still has a fire for trading in him. He even gave parts of his knowledge to Shinro, his grandson and opened a shop at the Prince's castle, when the Prince showed some knowledge about supply and demand.

Story Edit

Suikoden V Edit

Sairoh retired many years ago. Many people thought it was because the rumors were getting to him, but some also speculate that it has to do with Sairoh's son and daughter-in-law dying, and being the only person left to raise their child, Shinro.

Although retired, Sairoh kept his eyes on the trade business. One time, he noticed the price of salt increasing rapidly. Since salt is a necessity of life, that would create a serious concern among the people. He asked the Prince, who was in the shop at the time, what he would do at a time like this. The Prince responded by selling salt to bring the price down. Impressed at the royal's business savvy, Sairoh decides on one last business hurrah. Sairoh helps supply the Prince's army during the war, and retires soon after the battle ends. He spends the rest of his days drinking with a fellow retiree, Raja, and checking up on Shinro's business.

Suikoden VEdit


When Salt goes up in price (check prices and/or rumors), talk to Sairoh in Raftfleet and he will ask what you will do to take care of the salt price problem. Sell 6 Salts to a trade shop (Preferably Dwarf Cave) immediately and talk to him again. To get Salt, buy it (earlier) in trade shops.

Character DetailsEdit

Sairoh opens a trading post in your castle.

Entourage Ability Edit

Sairoh adds the Trade In ability that allows you to sell items in your inventory.

Military Unit Edit

Sairoh adds the Extra ability to a military unit that allows a unit to use their special ability one additional time.

Oboro Investigations Edit

  1. You wouldn´t know it to look at him today, but Sairoh was once a great merchant. A legend, almost. He retired quite a while ago, but he decided to open up shop again for your sake, Your Highness.
  2. Back in his prime, the scope of his business stretched all across Falena, and even beyond. You can see why his grandson Shinro would want to be just like him.
  3. There were rumors long ago that he sold arms to both sides in times of war, or even hired out mercenaries. It´s even been said that the reason he retired is because the rumors got to be too much for him. Well, that´s all history now.

Suggestion Box Letters Edit

  • The Beavers

During my days as a merchant, I conducted business with Beaver Lodge. Back then, Fuwalafuwalu's father was leader. What a fond memory.

  • The Bath

The bath is one of the few pleasures we old folks can really enjoy. This bath is wonderful. Your Highness has our thanks for building it.

Suikoden V
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