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Ballymoral (formerly known as Bonmalmo) is a castle town and kingdom in Dragon Quest IV. Located between Lakanaba and Endor, the city has fallen on hard times as of late, with its King planning to invade its wealthier southern neighbour for its riches.


A fairly compact town, Ballymoral is dominated by its castle. Its armour shop is closed during Chapter 3, due to a shortage of armour owing to the army buying it all for its planned invasion of Endor. It has re-opened by Chapter 5, following the improvement in relations between the two states.

As a result of its pursuit of arms, the castle will gladly buy unwanted armour from the player for an increased markup during Chapter 3.


Upon his arrival to Ballymoral, Torneko discovers that the bridge to Endor is out, and that the architect commissioned to carry out the repairs has yet to arrive. Tracking the missing architect to the trick village of Shinnock, Torneko succeeds in saving him from the enchantments of the local foxes, and delivers him back to the castle to begin his work.

With the bridge repaired, however, King Shamus can finally realize his ambition to invade Endor. Learning that Torneko is to visit the kingdom, Ballymoral's Prince Regan asks the merchant to deliver a letter to Endor's Princess Veronica. Torneko obliges, and sets out on his way.

Upon delivering the letter, it transpires that Regan and Veronica are secret lovers. The King of Endor, seeking to prevent any conflict, requests that Shamus approve of the marriage of the two young royals. Realizing he can use this position to fulfill his ambitions without any bloodshed, the Ballymoran king agrees, and war is averted.

Shops and Services[]

Weapon shop
Item Price Attributes
Copper sword 100 G Attack +12
Hunter's bow 350 G Attack +18
Chain sickle 550 G Attack +20
Iron lance 880 G Attack +28
Steel broadsword 2,000 G Attack +40

Armour shop (Chapter 5+)
Item Price Attributes
Fur coat 600 G Defence +22
Bronze armour 700 G Defence +25
Iron armour 1,200 G Defence +30
Iron shield 650 G Defence +12
Hardwood headwear 120 G Defence +6
Feathered cap 200 G Defence +8

Item shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8 G Restores a small amount of HP.
Antidotal herb 10 G Cures poisoning.
Holy water 20 G Casts Holy Protection.
Chimaera wing 25 G Casts Zoom.

10 G per person

Other notable attributes[]

   Save icon    This is a location where the game can be saved.

   Zoom icon    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.


The name is probably a play on bally, a dated English term used to express anger in place of a profanity, and Balmoral, a Scottish castle and residence of the British royal family.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Ballimore
German Bruckstetten
Spanish Alcazaba
Italian Balmontone
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
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Korean Unknown