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Coffinwell is a very Gothic town in Dragon Quest IX. It is located to the northeast of Stornway. With a great deal of high stone-made walls, the town's design is similar to that of an fortress, and is shaped as a shield. The Mayor's house is the highest house in the town. Staircases can be seen around the town.

Initially, its residents have contracted a deadly disease which is plaguing the entire town. The sickness is related to the nearby Quarantomb.

Story[]

In the past Coffinwell was the previous seat of power for the Gittish Empire, before the son of current ruler, Godwyn, poisoned his own father King Godfrey and seized power for himself, sealing the body of the old king inside the Quarantomb. Beginning a campaign of world conquest, the Empire seized many new lands, relocating their capital at Gittingham Palace; following the destruction of the Empire's leaders and armies by Greygnarl and his allies, Coffinwell, left leaderless, restructured itself, becoming a separate kingdom of its own.


When the Hero reach the pass that King Schott has recently opened, you go through and head north. You reach Coffinwell and see that the townsfolk are deadly ill here. According to the man in the front of the town, Coffinwell's "days are numbered", meaning Coffinwell's citizens will die soon. The hero then heads to the biggest house in the town, Mayor Laria's home. You see him on the second floor studying old manuscripts (however he isn't making much progress). He sees you and asks you to go to Dr. Phlegming's lab to the west of town. Then you take the house directly to the west and see a woman. Her name is Catarrhina. She is Dr. Phlegming's wife. She takes you to the lab and has the doctor open the door.

The hero walks in to see a man who introduces himself as Dr. Phlegming. He is studying why the town has come down with this disease. You tell him the Mayor's message and he reads it, saying that long ago, there was a shrine known as The "Qurarantomb" and that when the people saw it, they rather rashly decided it to be a good idea to venture inside. A ghost of an unnamed king layed there, and to keep the ghost there, the people made a terrible disease and sealed it away. But during the recent Earthquake, the seal has broken and the contagion has gotten to all the citizens.

You go back to Mayor Laria and he gives you the Quarantomb Key, which you are to give to Dr. Phlegming. When you do, he says he will need someone to help him because of all the monsters. When you reach the tomb, you venture in and at the seal chamber, you see the broken seal and a monster reveals itself. It is the Ragin' Contagion. He has been doing this and you must stop him. Meanwhile, Dr. Phlegming is fixing the seal to trap the Ragon Contagion once again. When you defeat him, Dr. Phlegming fixes the seal and successfully seals away the Ragin' Contagion for good.

When you get back to the town, every one is cured, but Catarrhina is dead. Because of this dark event, everybody cannot help but feel sad, preventing any benevolessence from being obtained. The Hero has to fix this. Mayor Laria tells you to come to his house in the evening to collect your reward. Compared to other gifts you get for beating the boss (Angel Falls, you get Stornway Inn, and for Wight Knight and Morag you get treasure in Stornway Castle) this one is not so great. He gives you a feather hairband.

When you exit, you see Catarrhina's ghost asking you to take Phlegming around town to see who was ill. When you finsh, you exit the town and go back to the Starflight Express, because now you have Catarrhina's benevolessence. This ends Coffinwell's story.

Places of Interest[]

You can find recipes for: Tracksuit Top, Tussler's Top, Tracky Bottoms, Feline fan, Kitty shield, Catty shield, Cat ears, Lunaria, Magic water, Mystifying mixture, Hephaestus' flame and Aggressence.

You can learn the party trick "Provoke" in Dr. Phlegming's laboratory.

Shops and services[]

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Item iconDQ9 MedicinalHerb Medicinal herb 8 G Restore 30 HP
Item iconDQ9 AntidotalHerb Antidotal herb 10 G Cure poison state
Item iconDQ9 MoonwortBulb Moonwort bulb 30 G Cure paralyze state
Item iconDQ9 ChimaeraWing Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages
Item iconDQ9 Evacubell Evac-u-bell 28 G Escape from dungeons
Item iconDQ9 HolyWater Holy water 40 G Monster repellent


Weapon Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
Sword Rapier 480 G Attack +19 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
Sword Iron broadsword 1000 G Attack +27 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
LanceIron lance 450 G Attack +17 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest Icon
LanceLong spear 1400 G Attack +29 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest Icon
KnifeBronze knife 200 G Attack +10 DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
KnifeDivine dagger 640 G Attack +18 DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
KnifePoison moth knife 1250 G Attack +24 DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
StaffOak Staff 120 G Attack +3
MP Absorption Rate +1.0%
Priest IconMage IconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9SageIcon
StaffWizard's staff 840 G Attack +7
MP Absorption Rate +1.5%
Priest IconMage IconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9SageIcon
StaffStaff of sentencing 1600 G Attack +11
MP Absorption Rate +2.0%
Priest IconMage IconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
WhipThorn whip 350 G Attack +11 Mage IconMinstrel IconDQ9LuminaryIcon
WhipBattle whip 960 G Attack +17 Mage IconMinstrel Icon
PoleCarrying pole 530 G Attack +15 Priest IconMartial Artist Icon
PoleOaken pole 780 G Attack +22 Priest IconMartial Artist Icon
ClawIron claws 620 G Attack +17 Martial Artist IconThief Icon
ClawRazor claws 1750 G Attack +28 Martial Artist IconThief Icon
FanIron fan 300 G Attack +14 Martial Artist IconMinstrel IconDQ9LuminaryIcon
FanWar fan 920 G Attack +24 Martial Artist IconMinstrel IconDQ9LuminaryIcon


Armor Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
ShieldBronze shield 370 G Defence +6
Block +0.5%
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
ShieldShell shield 600 G Defence +8
Block +0.5%
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon
HeadwearHardwood headwear 120 G Defense +4
Magical Might +2
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconThief IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
DQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIcon
HeadwearTurban 310 G Defense +7
Magical Might +3
Magical Mending +3
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
DQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
BodywearChain mail 540 G Defense +11 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIcon
DQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9LuminaryIcon
BodywearBronze armour] 720 G Defense +14 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
BodywearIron cuirass 1000 G Defense +16 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
BodywearMale only iconGarish garb 660 G Defense +12 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
BodywearWhite t-shirt 520 G Defense +11 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
HandwearLeather gauntlets 60 G Defense +2 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
HandwearIron gauntlets 450 G Defense +5 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
HandwearLeather gloves 190 G Deftness +16 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
LegwearMale only iconLeather kilt 110 G Defense +5 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
LegwearFemale only iconRed skirt 340 G Defense +5
Magical Might +3
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
LegwearIron kneecaps 640 G Defense +9 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
FootwearLeather boots 70 G Defense +2 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
FootwearIron sabatons 580 G Defense +9 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
FootwearClogs 160 G Evasion Chance +1.5% DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
DQ9GladiatorIconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9RangerDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon


Inn
Price
5G per person


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

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

Quests[]

Quest #026 - "Doug and the Sluggers"
Location Coffinwell - Outside the Mayor's House
Available at After visiting Alltrades Abbey
Requested by Doug
Response to Doug
Requirement Kill 10 Sluggers
Reward Mini medal / Snakeskin (on repeat)
Detail Poor old Doug in Coffinwell has had his feelings hurt by his granddaughter, who said he looked like a slugger. He wants you to make him feel better by going just outside town and battering ten of them.
Hint for solution Sluggers are located outside of Coffinwell.


Quest #027 - "Big-Headed Bard"
Location Coffinwell - Between the armor and item shop
Available at After visiting Alltrades Abbey
Requested by Earnest
Response to The nun in Coffinwell church
Requirement Technicolour dreamcloth
Reward Elfin charm
Detail A poet in Coffinwell called Earnest wants you to find him a bolt of Technicolour dreamcloth. Once you've found it, he wants you to present it to the nun in the church, along with a love poem he wrote for her.
Hint for solution To make a Technicolour dreamcloth combine x3 Grubby bandage, a Brighten rock and a Celestial skein. The nun is located outside Coffinwell Church, find her and give all the Technicolour dreamcloth and the love poem to her.


Quest #044 - "A Climber for a Climber"
Location Coffinwell
Available at After completing main story
Requested by Mrs. Tofferton
Response to Mrs. Tofferton
Requirement Stone's Throw ability
Reward Mini Medal
Detail Mrs. Tofferton, the richest lady in Coffinwell, wants you to find her a beardy weirdy. Apparently, it's fashionable among certain circles to keep one as a pet.
Hint for solution Defeat a Treevil with Stone's Throw. If the beardy weirdy's beard is less than 100 cm long, it will not count toward completing the quest. This quest is repeatable.


Quest #045 - "Tale of the Paper Trail"
Location Coffinwell
Available at after completing main story
Requested by Jade
Response to Jade
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Brainy bracer
Detail A worried mother wants you to find her son's test paper, which has blown off somewhere outside of Coffinwell.
Hint for solution Fight random Monsters around Coffinwell until you obtain all three pieces of the torn exam paper.


Quest #046 - "Puttin' 'Em in Platinum"
Location Coffinwell
Available at after completing main story
Requested by Dominique
Response to Dominique
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Divine Dress
Detail Dominique from Coffinwell wants you to help her son pass his all-important entrance examination. All you need to do is find a platinum sword, platinum shield, some platinum mail, and some platinum headgear.
Hint for solution More info collecting...


Quest #141 - "Coffinwell Conundrum"
Location Coffinwell
Available at after finishing quest #137 and #46
Requested by Dr. Phlegming
Response to Dr. Phlegming
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Learn Professor's Pose Party Trick
Detail Dr Phlegming needs your help to decipher an old manuscript detailing historical links between Coffinwell and the Gittish Empire. He wants you to try and find a book on the Gittish Empire for him.
Hint for solution Look in a previously uninteresting bookshelf found in the the Oubliette.


Material Gathering[]

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

Layout[]

Trivia[]

  • As with other towns in IX, Coffinwell is named for its relation to the plot of the game. "Coffinwell" is actually a pun ("coughing" "well") on the town's sickness.
  • Coffinwell also has the word "Coffin", hinting towards the people killed by the virus.
  • The archeologist in Coffinwell is named Dr. Phlegming, this is a play on "phlegm"(the mucus created from coughing) and "Fleming"(the discoverer of penicillin).
  • The name of a notable NPC in Coffinwell, Catarrhina, is a pun on the term "catarrh."[1]
  • The name of the mayor is also a pun. "Mayor Laria", is a play on malaria, another disease.
  • Muniyeka Town from DQX has a layout based on it.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Bacilli
German Siechau
Spanish Catacumba
Italian Malazia
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown


References[]

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