Bloomingdale is a big town in Dragon Quest IX. It is located on the southwest of Dourbridge. It is the location where the Hero/Heroine acquires a ship in IX. This is the first town in game that has 2 armor shops.

Recipes: hobnail boots, classy clogs, stiletto heals, highness heals, sorceress sandals, platinum sword, platinum platter, platinum shield, platinum headgear, platinum mail, kestrel claws, kite claws, fowl fan, eaglewing, feathered cap.

Story

After leaving the Heights of Loneliness, the hero reaches Bloomingdale, a large town in a region of the same name. You're here for a ship, which would allow you to explore the world easier.

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You soon reach the manor of Marion Bloome, where she has company; when you talk to her and ask her for the ship, she recognizes you as a Celestrian and runs off. Everyone leaves, forcing you to make Marion come out of her room. The hero heads to Marion's childhood nanny and asks her for help, who then guides you to the doll maker, Randolph - one of the few people Marion still cares for, as he gifted her Marionette, her closest friend, a doll she has deeply cherished since childhood.

You return with him to Marion's room and knock on the door, but she's nowhere to be found. She has been kidnapped by F.I.C.K.O., a band of thieves who had heard of her wealth and took her to their hideout - the Bad Cave - demanding ransom. After Randolph announces that Marion has been kidnapped, a ghost that looks like Marion leads you through a previously locked door in her bedroom. You see it's some type of cemetery. The ghost says she is the true Marion Bloome, and the girl who has been kidnapped is really her beloved doll, Marionette.

She explains that she used to be a horridly sickly girl, and not long ago one of the servants brought her a fruit that was thought to heal all ills. She had her doll, Marionette, share it with her - but rather than healing Marion, the fruit made Marionette come to life. Marion, who at that point was deteriorating rapidly, gave everything to Marionette and told her to make many friends as she could not. She laments that she has to leave so soon after Marionette was brought to life, explains that "the celestrians are coming for her", and dies shortly after. Since then, the townspeople, oblivious of the doll taking Marion's place, believe that the fruit cured her. Marionette had been giving out the wealth that was left to her in order to make friends, as Marion had asked of her; never seeing that those "friends" were just using her for her money. The ghost of Marion says that we need to rescue her "one true friend", as she never wished for Marionette to be taken advantage of like this.

The hero goes to the Bad Cave, where the kidnappers ask you for the ransom for Marionette, promising her safety in return for the gold - however, she (again) has disappeared.

In pursuit of Marionette, you head to the deepest part of the cave; upon finding her, she is surprised you know her real name. Before you're able to rescue her, the Tyrantula appears. Marionette, being largely unaware of danger of any kind, thinks she is a friend despite being "odd-looking" - after which she is struck down, and becomes unresponsive. You engage Tyrantula in battle; upon defeat, F.I.C.K.O. makes an appearance and Marionette is assumed dead - they are shocked when she stands again despite not breathing and after they flee, the ghost of Marion appears and tells Marionette that she shouldn't try to live as her anymore.

When you return to Bloomingdale, you find out Marionette told everyone she was going away to travel, but you find her, returned to being a doll, in the secret cemetery. Marion's voice thanks you, and the hero receives a Fygg. After that, Marion's nanny comes and takes Marionette back to the bedroom. Upon going to the harbor, the ship warden tells you that The Pride of Bloomingdale, Marion's ship, has been left to you. You are now free to sail the protectorate.

Thou hast defeated the spoiler.

Inn

Inn
Price
8G per person


Item Shop

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Item icon.pngDQ9 SleepingHibiscus.png Sleeping hibiscus 68 G Hypnotize a single group of enemy
Item icon.pngDQ9 Wakerobin.png Wakerobin 66 G Wake from sleep state
Item icon.pngDQ9 MedicinalHerb.png Medicinal herb 8 G Restore 30 HP
Item icon.pngDQ9 SuperirorMedicine.png Superior medicine 50 G Restore 60 HP
Item icon.pngDQ9 AntidotalHerb.png Antidotal herb 10 G Cure poison state
Item icon.pngDQ9 MoonwortBulb.png Moonwort bulb 30 G Cure paralyze state
Item icon.pngDQ9 Softwort.png Softwort 95 G Cure paralyze state
Restore 60 HP
Item icon.pngDQ9 ChimaeraWing.png Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages
Item icon.pngDQ9 Evacubell.png Evac-u-bell 28 G Escape from dungeons
Item icon.pngDQ9 HolyWater.png Holy water 40 G Monster repellent
Item icon.pngDQ9 AngelBell.png Angel bell 90 G Cure confusion state
Item icon.pngDQ9 MagicWater.png Magic water 500 G Restore 30 MP


Weapon Shop

Weapon Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
Sword.png Cautery sword 3000 G Attack +42 DQ9 Warrior Icon.pngThief Icon.pngMinstrel Icon.pngDQ9GladiatorIcon.pngDQ9ArmamentalistIcon.png
Sword.png Platinum sword 4500 G Attack +51 DQ9 Warrior Icon.pngThief Icon.pngMinstrel Icon.pngDQ9GladiatorIcon.pngDQ9ArmamentalistIcon.png


Armor Shops

Armor Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations


Armor Shop (Shoe)
Item Price Attributes Vocations


Monsters in the Area

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#001 Slime 24 G 72 Item icon.png Medicinal herb
Item icon.png Slimedrop
1/8
1/16
#072 Trigertaur 136 G 350 Item icon.png Magic beast hide
Lance.png Holy lance
1/8
1/128
#079 Gum shield 108 G 226 Shield.png Light shield
Sword.png Iron broadsword
1/64
1/128
#080 Pink sanguini 112 G 236 Item icon.png Moonwort bulb
Item icon.png Nectar
1/16
1/32
#081 Scarewolf 126 G 325 Item icon.png Magic beast hide
Claw.png Sacred claws
1/8
1/64
#082 Big badboon 96 G 420 Item icon.png Magic beast hide
Accessory.png Strength ring
1/8
1/128
#090 King slime 164 G 600 Item icon.png Slimedrop
Headwear.png Slime crown
1/8
1/256
#093 Axolhotl 104 G 360 Headwear.pngIron helmet
Sword.pngCautery sword
1/32
1/64


Notable Monster

#001c - Slime
Slime Family
DQ9SLIME.png
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
76 4 52 65 128
Exp Gold Drop Item icon.png
Medicinal herb
Item icon.png
Slimedrop
72 24 G
Note: Stronger than normal slime, they can form King slime when 8 of them gathered.



#090 - King slime
Slime Family
DQ9KingSlime.png
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
245 32 136 95 75
Exp Gold Drop Item icon.png
Slimedrop
Headwear.png
Slime crown
600 164 G
Note: Appear as 8 normal slimes when encountered, if anyone is defeated, a substitute will be summoned. If there is no slime missing, they will form King slime in the next turn.



Lighthouse

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#001 Slime 24 G 72 Item icon.png Medicinal herb
Item icon.png Slimedrop
1/8
1/16
#054 Drackyma 74 G 145 Item icon.png Wing of bat
Accessory.png Gold ring
1/8
1/64
#076 Hocus chimaera 126 G 288 Item icon.png Chimaera wing
Accessory.png Prayer ring
1/16
1/128
#078 Stone golem 126 G 400 Item icon.png Flinstone
Item icon.png Resurrock
1/16
1/128
#086 Raving lunatick 98 G 310 Whip.png Thorn whip
Item icon.png Strong antidote
1/32
1/64
#090 King slime 164 G 600 Item icon.png Slimedrop
Headwear.png Slime crown
1/8
1/256


Quests

Quest #016 - "Help Meowt Here!"
Location Bloomingdale - Second floor of Inn
Available at Upon arriving in Bloomingdale
Cat ears equipped on any member
Requested by Meowser
Response to Meowser
Requirement Cat Ears
Reward Kitty Shield
Detail A cat called Meowser in Bloomingdale has meowed a request at you!
Hint for solution Buy them from the armour shop or alchemise them using x2 Kitty Litter and a hairband.


Quest #050 - "Confession of Cin's"
Location Bloomingdale
Available at Upon arriving at Bloomingdale
Requested by Sister Cindy
Response to Sister Cindy
Requirement dead man's dagger
Reward Seed of therapeusis (Sage's Elixir for repeat)
Detail Sister Cindy at the church in Bloomingdale wants you defeat a blood mummy and retrieve a dead man's dagger for her.
Hint for solution More info collecting...


Quest #122 - "Bert's Berfday"
Location Bloomingdale
Available at after finishing the main story
Requested by Bert
Response to Bert
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Fingerless gloves
Detail Bert at the inn in Blomingdale wants you to get him a birthday cake and a party popper.
Hint for solution Change your birthday in the profile settings to today and talk to the special guests in Erinn's inn.


Material Gathering

The following items can be gathered on the map in this region:

Location Attributes

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

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

Trivia

  • A "dale" is another word for a valley, and the name "Bloomingdale" is likely in reference to how open and flowery the region is.
  • F.I.C.K.O. is similar phonetically to "thicko" which is an insult meaning unintelligent. This reflects the slapdash nature of the organization.

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