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Burland is a city and kingdom in Dragon Quest IV. Ragnar's home, it is located in the northerly reaches of the planet's main continent, and provides the setting for the game's first chapter.


Chapter 1[]

After learning that children are going missing from the village of Strathbaile, the King of Burland sends out his finest men, including Ragnar McRyan, to investigate. After travelling to the remote village, Ragnar discovers monsters based out of a nearby tower are behind the disappearances, kidnapping children in search of the legendary Hero. Defeating the monsters and rescuing the captive kids, Ragnor returns to Burland Castle a hero. Feeling uneasy about the safety of the Hero, however, Ragnor requests permission to leave in order to find and protect the Chosen.

Chapter 5[]

Hearing that Burland houses a piece of the Zenithian Equipment, the Hero and their party travel to the northern nation. Upon speaking with the King, however, it transpires that a past monarch had gifted the relic to a Queen of neighbouring Femiscyra, in the hopes of winning her heart. The party thus set out for Femiscyra to continue their search for the legendary gear.

Nearby enemies[]

Chapter 1[]

Chapter 5+[]

Shops and Services[]

Weapon Shop
Item Price Attributes
Oaken club 30 G Attack +7
Copper sword 100 G Attack +12
Divine dagger 200 G Attack +14
Chain sickle 550 G Attack +20

Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes
Leather armour 180 G Defence +12
Chain mail 350 G Defence +18
Leather shield 90 G Defence +4
Scale shield 180 G Defence +7
Leather hat 65 G Defence +2
Hardwood headwear 120 G Defence +6

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 30 G Restores a small amount of HP.
Antidotal herb 10 G Cures poisoning.
Holy water 20 G Casts Holy Protection.

4 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.

Version differences[]

  • From the DS version onwards, characters in Burland speak in a Scots dialect, rather than standard English.
  • After the ultimate key is obtained (Nintendo DS) or the boss at Zamoksva is defeated (Mobile), the following recruits for the Immigrant Town can be found in the city:
    • Bones, in the church.
    • Prelvis Esley, in the inn.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Bastione
German Burland
Spanish Burlandia
Italian Burlandia
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown