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Bath is a location in Dragon Quest IV. A town famed for its hot springs, it is situated south of the great desert. It is also the resting place of Bladud, a local hero known for his legendary armour.


With its hot springs, Bath is a tourist trap, and its merchants will attempt to fleece visitors. In particular, the town features two competing inns, with the owner of the more expensive one offering guided tours that conclude at his premises.

The Zenithian armour is kept on display in the town church, although it is rumoured to be merely a replica.


Many years ago, a local man named Bladud defended the town against a monster attack. Though he was slain in combat, he is regarded as a hero by the townspeople, and his armour is still displayed in the church.

If the party explore the town at night, they will encounter Bladud's ghost in the graveyard. He will inform them that the armour in the church is actually a forgery, swapped with the real armour when it was stolen several years earlier. He pleads with them to find the genuine article and return it to its rightful home, before fading from view.

Returning with the armour in hand will result in Bladud thanking the party, and granting them permission to keep it.

Shops and Services[]

Weapon shop
Item Price Attributes
Hunter's bow 350 G Attack +18
Chain sickle 550 G Attack +20
Iron fan 620 G Attack +22
Poison moth knife 750 G Attack +24, may inflict paralysis.
Iron lance 880 G Attack +28
Holy lance 1,250 G Attack +33

Armour shop
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 280 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 Repels weaker monsters; same effect as Holy Protection.
Chimaera wing 25 G Warp to previously visited towns; same effect as Zoom.
Moonwort bulb 30 G Cures paralysis.

4 G per person (southern inn)
10 G per person (northern inn)


Item Location
50 gold coins Pot inside the shop.
Antidotal herb Barrel behind the southern inn.
Leather shield Wardrobe in the northern inn.
Mini medal Chest of drawers in the bath house.
Seed of agility Pot in the northwestern house.
Seed of strength On the ground by Bladud's grave.

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 woman at the hot springs will have a different reaction to the Hero depending on their sex; if the Hero is female, the woman will insult her bust size.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Bourg-les-Bains
German Bad Jungbrunn
Spanish Baños del Secano
Italian Bonacqua
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown