Vital statistics
Class Ranger -> Bow Knight
Gender Female
Race Centaur
Faction Shining Force
Birthplace Ribble
Relatives None
Appearances Shining Force II

May (Machiruda, or Matilda, in Japanese) is a playable Centaur Ranger and a member of the Shining Force in the game Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing.


Having lived in Ribble, she has decided that the people there are cowards, hiding away from strangers and not doing anything to stop the creatures that are ravaging the area. When she meets Bowie, she decides to travel along with him, practically pushing her way into the Shining Force so that she can help their cause.


May is shown as a very curious and adventurous centaur.


May is a centaur archer and the successor to Lyle from the previous game, sher is a optional fighter recruited from Ribble. She joins much sooner then Lyle did, thus has more potential to be useful throughout the game. She has range of an archer and speed of a knight. She is overall a balanced fighter with no favoritism for any particular stat. Due to being a centaur she best excels at the plains battles mid-game and is great alongside other centaurs.

Her extra movement square means she can maneuver herself into position quickly and due to her large archer-base range, can easily reach most foes in the battlefield with ease. This makes her stand out as a archer, with the added bonus of being able to dominate smaller battlefields. Her overall stats grow better then either Elric or Janet post promoted, meaning overall she will become stronger then both.

She is slower in the forest area compared to the other archers because she is a centaur, so some battles will leave her with sharply reduced movement range. Like all 4 archers, there are stronger Force members late game.

Due to the location of Ribble, it is possible to walk by the town without seeing it the first time the player comes across it, thus it is possible to miss her out for a long time.

Powers & MagicEdit

May can cast no spells and has no powers.


Other appearancesEdit


  • May has the highest attack among the archers.
  • She´s considered the second worst archer, second only to Janet.

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