Quests (Dragon Quest IX)

[edit] Overview

Quests in Dragon Quest IX are tasks assigned to the player that have little to no relation to the main storyline. They come in many different flavours, ranging from 'Kill X amount of Y' to 'Wear this type of armour' and much more.

Quests are usually quite short in length and are sometimes intentionally cryptic, requiring the player to figure out exactly what is being asked of them. They are rewarding challenges, the value of the reward usually being directly relative to the difficulty of the quest - the harder the task, the better the spoils.

All in all, quests provide a pleasant distraction with decent rewards and a challenging experience for completionists who desire to conquer them all.

[edit] How To Quest

The first step in questing is to find an NPC with a quest on offer. NPCs who possess a quest for the player have a blue speech bubble atop their heads when approached, instead of the usual white speech bubble indicating normal dialogue.

Talking to the NPC yields a brief description of their problem, followed by the option to accept or decline. The Records screen keeps track of all of the player's accepted and completed quests, including the date of when they were accepted/completed and how much of the quest the player has since completed.

Completing a quest entails simply returning to the quest giver when the task is finished.

[edit] Quest List

The following is a list of the available quests within Dragon Quest IX, placed in ascending order by quest number.

Each individual table includes the quest's name, number, the quest-giver's location, the specific request, the solution, the reward, if there are any pre-requisites to picking the quest up, if the quest is repeatable and lastly, any additional points of note.

Quest #001 - One Good Turn
Location Angel Falls; girl in front of the Church
Request Bring her a tangleweb
Solution Find one on the other side of the river near Angel Falls
Reward Sleeping Hibiscus; same for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes Tangleweb can also be bought in Batsureg
Quest #002 - Pleased as Punch
Location Stornway; girl in church
Request Perform the 'Air Punch' Party Trick
Solution Assign 'Air Punch' as your Party Trick and perform it in front of the girl by holding B and selecting the assigned button
Reward 'Pirouette' Party Trick
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #003 - We Like To Party
Location Stornway; girl in church
Request Perform the 'Pirouette', 'Clap', 'Jump' and 'Air Punch' Party Tricks consecutively.
Solution Assign these Party Tricks and map them to the Down button. Hold B and press down to perform them in front of the girl.
Reward 'Pray' Party Trick
Pre-req Complete Quest #002
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #004 - Pick Me Up A Panacea
Location Stornway; man near the billboard
Request Bring him a Panacea
Solution Use the Alchemy Pot
Reward Gleeban Guinea
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to Recipes page
Quest #005 - Herb'list
Location Stornway; soldier inside the northwestern tower
Request Bring him a Medicinal Herb, Antidotal Herb and Moonwort Bulb
Solution Can be found in most Item shops
Reward Gleeban Groat
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #006 - Get Well Water
Location Stornway; soldier inside the northwestern tower
Request Bring him an Angel's Tear
Solution Get Fresh Water by the waterfall north of Slurry Quay and talk to the man on the bridge in Angel Falls twice for the Angel's Tear
Reward Seed of Life
Pre-req Complete Quest #005
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #007 - Curious Crevice
Location Stornway; man inside Stornway Castle's well
Request Bring him a Slimedrop
Solution Most Slimes drop this item
Reward Seed of Strength
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #008 - Don't Cry Over Spilt Ink
Location Stornway; old man inside Stornway Castle's library
Request Bring him Magic Water
Solution Buy in Porth Llaffan's item shop or later shops
Reward Seed of Magic
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Alternate: Refer to Bestiary for item drop
Quest #009 - Labour Of Love
Location Stornway; woman inside armour shop
Request Bring her an Evencloth
Solution Steal from Ragged Reaper
Reward Pretty Betsy
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Alternate: Refer to Materals Map for spawn points
Quest #010 - Wings Of Love
Location Stornway Checkpoint; soldier inside the house
Request Bring him a Wing of Bat
Solution Item drop from Drackmage
Reward 200 gold
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #011 - The Not-So-Great Escape
Location Coffinwell; man inside the well
Request Bring him Hammer Handrills
Solution Use the Alchemy Pot
Reward Unhappy Hat
Pre-req Ultimate Key
Repeat No
Notes Refer to Recipe page
Quest #012 - Putting on the Glitz
Location Porth Llaffan; bunny girl inside the inn
Request Equip yourself with fancy attire
Solution Equip Platinum gear (Sword, Shield, Headgear, Mail), Silver Bracelets, Red Tights, Acroboots and Bow Tie.
Reward Majestic Mantle
Pre-req Defeat Lleviathan
Repeat No
Notes Many possible combinations to complete this quest
Quest #013 - All Fired Up
Location Dourbridge; old man near bonfire
Request Bring him something to burn
Solution Bring him any item
Reward 1 gold; same for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes He will not burn a rare item
Quest #014 - Snug as a Thug
Location Dourbridge; man in northern house
Request Bring him something fluffy
Solution Bring him Lambswool which can be bought in Batsureg's item shop
Reward Utility Belt
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Alternate: Refer to Bestiary page for item drop.
Quest #015 - Collapsus' Call
Location Zere Rocks; man lying on broken stairs before you enter the stone village
Request Bring him a Special Medicine
Solution Use the Alchemy Pot
Reward Granite Tunnel of Woe Lv. 1 Treasure Map
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Alternate: Refer to Recipe page.
Quest #016 - Help Meowt Here!
Location Bloomingdale; cat on the second floor of the inn
Request Meow?
Solution Purchase and equip a set of Cat Ears
Reward Kitty Shield
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes The Cat Ears can be purchased in Bloomingdale
Quest #017 - You Shouldn't Have... Really
Location Angel Falls; girl inside house near entrance
Request Bring her 5 Belle Caps and 5 Fisticups
Solution Find the mushrooms at their respective spawn points and bring them to the girl to receive the Packed Lunch. Bring the Packed Lunch to her father who is near the entrance of Hexagon and then report back to the girl in Angel Falls.
Reward Prayer Ring
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Materials Map for the spawn points
Quest #018 - Our Precious Precious
Location Mountain Pass; woman at the north
Request Find the family's pet slime
Solution Use the Alchemy Pot to create a Slood and Gooey Gear. Only have the hero in your party and only equip those two items on him or her. Defeat a Slime (#001) in battle and once it joins you report back to the woman.
Reward Seed of Skill
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Recipe page
Quest #019 - Moving House
Location Stornway; old man on the west side of town
Request Bring him a Raging Ruby
Solution He gives you a Strength Ring upon acceptance of the quest and all you need is Corundum to Alchemise the Raging Ruby
Reward Life Ring
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to Material Map for the Corundum spawn point
Quest #020 - A Masky Task
Location Stornway; woman inside a house on the western side of town
Request Make a Papillon Mask
Solution Use the Alchemy pot
Reward Stiletto Heels if you show her the mask and Jaguarment if you decide to give it to her
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to Materials Map and Recipe page
Quest #021 - Spud-She-Like
Location Stornway; woman inside a house in the west of town
Request Bring her a Sunstone
Solution Use the Alchemy pot
Reward Saint's Ashes
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to Materials Map and Recipe page
Quest #022 - Mantle a la Mode
Location Stornway; man inside the armour shop
Request Bring him a Macabre Mantle
Solution Use the Alchemy pot
Reward Seed of Deftness for showing him the robe and a Lunar Fan if you decide to give him the robe
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Recipe page
Quest #023 - Research Assistant
Location Stornway; old man inside Stornway Castle's library
Request Find information about Brigadoom inside the castle
Solution Obtain three Magic Waters and check the opened red chest in the middle of Stornway Castle's treasure room for a Crumpled Note
Reward 3 Seeds of Sorcery
Pre-req Complete Quest #008
Repeat No
Notes Buy Magic Waters in Porth Llaffan
Quest #024 - Battering Batterflies
Location Zere; man outside of the church
Request Scare 10 Batterflies
Solution Have someone at a high enough level (25+) to make the Batterflies flee from you in battle
Reward Seed of Defense; Toald Oil for repeat
Pre-req A character that has a high enough level to scare a Batterfly
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to Materials Map and Recipe page
Quest #025 - Warbling Wellard
Location Zere; thug outside church
Request Bring him a Birdsong Nectar
Solution Use the Alchemy pot
Reward Gleeban Gold; same for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to the Recipe page
Quest #026 - Doug and the Sluggers
Location Coffinwell; old man near the northern house
Request Defeat 10 Sluggers
Solution Sluggers are found near Coffinwell
Reward Mini-Medal; Snakeskin for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes None
Quest #027 - Big Headed Bard
Location Coffinwell; bard on the east of town
Request Bring a Technicolour Dreamcloth to the nun in the church and report back to the bard
Solution Use the Alchemy pot
Reward Elfin Charm
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Recipe page
Quest #028 - Desert Foxes
Location Gleeba; read the sign southwest of Gleeba in the desert and check it from behind to accept the quest
Request Defeat Parched Peckerels until you obtain 10 Duneberries
Solution Defeat them around Gleeba and once you are done, report to one of the dancers in the dancehall
Reward Platinum Ore; Silver Platter for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes This is a special item drop so the quest must be accepted before the Duneberries will drop
Quest #029 - fool's Gold
Location Gleeba; soldier in southwestern house
Request Defeat a fake Gold Golem
Solution Defeat Gold Golems in the southern pit of the Djust Desert until the fake Gold Golem reveals himself
Reward 1000 gold; 500 gold for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes None
Quest #030 - Wrapper's Delight
Location Gleeba; soldier in the southwestern barracks
Request Bring him 5 Grubby Bandages
Solution They can be stolen from Mummy Boys in the Plumbed Depths in Gleeba
Reward Ruby of Protection; Corundum for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to the Beastiary for other monsters that can drop this item
Quest #031 - Feather for a Fan
Location Gleeba; man inside the dancehall
Request Bring him 3 Hocus Chimaera Feathers
Solution Defeat Hocus Chimaeras until they drop the feathers. They are common encounters in Zere Rocks.
Reward Magical Skirt
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes The feathers are a special item drop and so the quest must be accepted before they can drop
Quest #032 - Oil Get It
Location Gleeba; merchant in centre of town
Request Bring him Turbo Toad Oil
Solution Defeat Expload with a critical hit. They can be found near the oasis in the Djust Desert. Thunder Thrust and Hatchet Man useable.
Reward 2000 gold; 1000 for repeat
Pre-req Post-game; Sterling's Whistle
Repeat Yes
Notes The Oil is a special drop and so the quest must be accepted before they can drop
Quest #033 - Lady of the Dance
Location Gleeba; book in the northwestern room of the first floor of the palace
Request Find the Lady of the Dance
Solution Defeat Goodybags until she teaches you the dance
Reward 'Belly Dance' Party Trick
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes None
Quest #034 - A Simple Task
Location Batsureg; girl in the centre of the village
Request Get the 'Simple Simon' or 'Simple Simona' Accolade
Solution If your Hero is Female, as a Ranger equip: Headsman's Axe, Minotaur Helm, Jaguarment, Gloomy Gloves, Steppe Steppers and Agiliboots. If your Hero is a male, then as a Priest equip: Sadistick, Dragon Shield, Hermetic Hat, Dark Robe, Heavy Handwear, Blue Jeans, Classy Clogs, and Utility Belt. Check your Battle Records to make sure you get the accolade and assign it in your profile.
Reward Veteran's Helm
Pre-req Post-game access to Stornway's upgraded shop may be necessary
Repeat No
Notes Refer to a shop list and the Recipe page. Other combinations are possible.
Quest #035 - All Dolled Up
Location Batsureg; man in southwestern yurt
Request Retrive the Ragdoll from the Brainy Badboon
Solution The Brainy Badboon must be put to sleep with either Snooze or Kasnooze before you use Half-Inch to steal it from him
Reward Einhander
Pre-req None
Repeat No
Notes The Ragdoll is a special item drop so the quest must be accepted before it can be dropped
Quest #036 - Little Miss Bossy Boots
Location Swinedimples Academy; girl inside the school, near the church
Request Bring her Holy Water and 2 Royal Soils
Solution Buy the Holy Water and collect the Royal Soil from the spawn points
Reward 'Salute' Party Trick; Thunderball for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to the Materials Map for the spawn point locations
Quest #037 - Funghi for a Fun Guy
Location Pluvi Island; small island southeast of Gleeba, man inside the well
Request Bring him 3 Belle Caps
Solution Find them at spawn points
Reward Finessence; Magic Beast Horn for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to the Materials Map for the spawn point locations
Quest #038 - Muffled Admiration
Location Wormwood Creek; man inside weapons shop
Request Give a scarf to 3 types of Sanguini
Solution Defeat each Sanguini until they accept the scarf. Teeny Sanguini is by Angel Falls, Pink Sanguini is by Bloomingdale and the Genie Sanguini is on a small island north of the lake by Stornway.
Reward Elfin Elixir; Mystifying Mixture for repeat
Pre-req None
Repeat Yes
Notes None
Quest #039 - Follow That Fish
Location Porth Llaffan; Jonah's house - the southeasternmost in town
Request Summon Lleviathan and defeat him
Solution Talk to the ghost in Porth Llaffan at night. Buy or alchemize a Watermaul Wand, Flowing Dress and Silver Shield. Talk to Jonah once you have them and go to the summit of Tywll Cave and equip the gear. Talk to Jonah again, defeat Lleviathan and eat the Fygg.
Reward Sterling's Whistle, which can summon the Starflight Express
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes Story, Check shop list or Recipe page for the required equipment.
Quest #040 - Man Eating Vegetables
Location Angel Falls; woman inside the item shop
Request Get the 'Herbalist' Accolade
Solution Use the herb item 100 times to earn the accolade. Check your Battle Records to be sure you got it and assign it in your profile.
Reward 3 Yggdrasil Dew
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #041 - Style Gooru
Location Angel Falls; Professor by the well
Request Bring him a Goododendron which is dropped by Slime (#001).
Solution Defeat Slimes until you get the flower
Reward Seed of Agility; Nectar for repeat
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat Yes
Notes This is a special item drop so the quest must be accepted in order for this item to drop.
Quest #042 - Letter Getter
Location Stornway; Man lying down near the church
Request Bring him a Crumpled Letter which is dropped by Bling Badger (#251)
Solution Bling Badgers can be found in high level Water grottos. Keep defeating them until you receive the letter.
Reward Glombolero
Pre-req Post-game; Access to high level Water grottos
Repeat No
Notes This is a special item drop so the quest must be accepted in order for this item to drop.
Quest #043 - Maid To Wait
Location Stornway; Old man inside southern house
Request He wants to talk to his maid.
Solution Buy a Maid's Mop and Maid's Outfit and equip your character with both items and talk to the man. The maid equipment can be bought from the secret shop in Dourbridge.
Reward Halo
Pre-req Post-game; Ultimate Key
Repeat No
Notes Both genders can equip the maid equipment.
Quest #044 - A Climber for a Climber
Location Coffinwell; Woman near the northern house
Request Obtain a 100 cm Beardy Weirdy from a Treevil.
Solution Defeat Treevils (#110) in Urdus Marshland with the Fisticuff Stone's Throw ability. You will automatically keep throwing away the Beardy Weirdies you win if it is lower than 100 cm.
Reward Mini Medal; same for repeat
Pre-req Post-game; Fisticuff Stone's Throw ability
Repeat Yes
Notes None
Quest #045 - Tale of the Paper Trail
Location Coffinwell; Woman near the SE house
Request Retrieve 3 pieces of the Torn Exam Paper.
Solution Fight random monsters around Coffinwell until you obtain all three pieces.
Reward Brainy Bracer
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes None
Quest #046 - Puttin'em In Platinum
Location Coffinwell; Woman inside western house
Request Give her all of the Platinum gear (Sword, Shield, Headgear, Armour).
Solution Buy the sword and headgear in Gleeba, buy the shield in Bloomingdale and alchemize the armour.
Reward Divine Dress
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes Story, Refer to the Alchemy Page
Quest #047 - Dozy Mayor
Location Porth Llafan; The man inside the mayor's house
Request Wake up the mayor.
Solution Obtain some Freshwater from spawn point at Slurry Quay and return to Angel Falls and speak to the man by the bridge so he can give you the Angel's Tear. Report back to the man in the mayor's house.
Reward Seed of Magic
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes Alternate: Refer to Materials Map for other spawn points.
Quest #048 - A Task for a Cask
Location Slurry Quay; Barrel at the dock
Request Bring it Holy Water, Freshwater and Magic Water.
Solution Buy the Holy Water and Magic Water from item shops and get Fresh Water from the spawn points.
Reward Seed of Defence
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat Yes
Notes Refer to Materials Map and shop list for location of the items.
Quest #049 - Rock On!
Location Zere Rocks; Boy near the church
Request Show him a Resurrock, an Enchanted Stone and an Agate of Evolution.
Solution Resurrock appears at spawn points. Use the Alchemy Pot to create an Enchanted Stone and an Agate of Evolution.
Reward Rusty Shield
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Materials Map and Alchemy Recipe Guide.
Quest #050 - Confession of Cin'
Location Bloomingdale; Nun in the church
Request Bring her a Dead Man's Dagger from the Bloody Mummy (#146) in the Bowhole.
Solution Keep killing Bloody Mummies until the item drops.
Reward Seed of Therapeusis
Pre-req Post-game
Repeat No
Notes Refer to the Alchemy Recipe page.



All quest information obtained from Zaraf's Quest Guide.

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