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Stock
Stock lugs his heavy crossbow to the next battle.
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Vital statistics
Class Ranger -> Bow Knight
Gender Male
Race Centaur
Faction Cypress resistance
Birthplace Cypress
Relatives none known
Appearances Shining Force Gaiden
Shining Force CD


Stock is a member of the Cypress resistance and serves as a playable Ranger in the games Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force CD.

BackgroundEdit

Prior to Shining Force Gaiden, Stock joined the Cypress resistance to battle against Woldol's oppression, and his entirely family was killed by Woldol. It is not known in which order these two things occurred in.

In Shining Force Gaiden, Woldol's men find the resistance's base on Asreet Island, and Stock charges out to try and keep them away from the other resistance members. An expedition from Guardiana shows up and saves them, and Stock joins the group.

PersonalityEdit

Though hardened by the loss of his family, Stock is very friendly with his companions, to the extent that Claude complains about him talking too much. Furthermore, he does not seem at all vindictive, with justice rather than revenge serving as his motivation.

Stock tends to be very critical of people. While noting Claude is a good person, he in the same breath complains of his forgetfulness, and even calls Mayfair "impertinent" despite his obvious fatherly affection for her.

StrategyEdit

Stock joins several levels below what your incumbent party will be at at that point, and while he becomes quite powerful once you build him up, it may not be worth the effort. Stock can't be used in Book 4, and in Book 3 he is outclassed by Graham and Chester.

However, in Shining Force Gaiden and Book 1 of Shining Force CD you have at least four battles with Stock before you can switch him out. If you have him caught up in levels at the end of that time, it's not a bad idea to keep him at least through the end of Book 1; though his HP is lower than Shade's, his Attack is noticeably higher. If you're still having trouble getting him caught up, however, it would be best to drop him.

Powers & MagicEdit

QuotesEdit

  • On Asreet Island
Stock: (speaking of Mayfair) "Woldol killed her father, and blinded her. She barely escaped... He killed my family, too. There's nothing left for me here."
  • Book 3 headquarters, not in the active party
Claude: "A bit of a warning, Stock likes to preach. Just listen to his words 'cause it's the fastest way to shut him up."
Stock: "Mayfair is impertinent? Oh, don't get me wrong. She's kind and cute, I know."

TriviaEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Claude, a close associate of Stock's in the Cypress resistance
  • Mayfair, another member of the Cypress resistance
  • Asreet, where the Cypress resistance's base is

External linksEdit

  • External link

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