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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

A spoiler draws near! Click 'show' to display, otherwise run away!

When you 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.

Thou hast defeated the spoiler.

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.

Inn

Inn
Price
5G per person


Item Shops

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 Shops

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


Armor Shops

Armor Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations


Location Attributes

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

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

Monsters in the Area

Eastern Coffinwell

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#033 Leafy larrikin 28 G 42 Item icon Moonwort bulb
Item icon Strong medicine
1/8
1/32
#034 Clockwork cuckoo 41 G 72 Item icon Chimaera wing
Item icon Iron nails
1/32
1/64
#035 Slugger 47 G 64 Item icon Medicinal herb
Bodywear Garish garb
1/16
1/128
#036 Chariot chappie 60 G 90 Item icon Angel bell
Lance Iron lance
1/32
1/64
#037 Morphean mushroom 45 G 75 Item icon Belle cap
Item icon Fistcup
1/16
1/16
#038 Lost soul 40 G 96 Item icon Holy water
Item icon Angel bell
1/8
1/64
#039 Flython 70 G 100 Item icon Snakeskin
Item icon Wing of bat
1/16
1/32
#040 Badger mager 60 G 105 Item icon Moonwort bulb
Item icon Magic beast hide
1/16
1/32

Note: In Eastern Coffinwell, Badger magers are summoned by Leafy larrikin, not directed encountered.

Western Coffinwell

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#017 Wooper trooper 32 G 40 Shield Pot lid
Sword Soldier's sword
1/16
1/64
#029 Healslime 30 G 56 Item icon Medicinal herb
Item icon Slimedrop
1/8
1/8
#034 Clockwork cuckoo 41 G 72 Item icon Chimaera wing
Item icon Iron nails
1/32
1/64
#035 Slugger 47 G 64 Item icon Medicinal herb
Bodywear Garish garb
1/16
1/128
#036 Chariot chappie 60 G 90 Item icon Angel bell
Lance Iron lance
1/32
1/64
#037 Morphean mushroom 45 G 75 Item icon Belle cap
Item icon Fistcup
1/16
1/16
#038 Lost soul 40 G 96 Item icon Holy water
Item icon Angel bell
1/8
1/64
#039 Flython 70 G 100 Item icon Snakeskin
Item icon Wing of bat
1/16
1/32
#040 Badger mager 60 G 105 Item icon Moonwort bulb
Item icon Magic beast hide
1/16
1/32
#041 Crabid 96 G 220 Item icon Tortoiseshell
Item icon Crimson coral
1/16
1/64
#042 Mean spirit 66 G 99 Bodywear Silk robe
Headwear Pointy hat
1/16
1/128


Loch Storn island

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#020 Ragged reaper 28 G 56 Item icon Evencloth
Handwear Linen glove
1/16
1/32
#054 Drackyma 74 G 145 Item icon Wing of bat
Accessory Gold ring
1/8
1/64
#097 Expload 146 G 522 Item icon Toad oil
AccessoryBow tie
1/8
1/64
#101 Diethon 110 G 432 Item icon Snakeskin
Item icon Wing of bat
1/8
1/16
#115 Battering ram 108 G 600 Item icon Lambswool
Item icon Magic beast horn
1/8
1/32
#189 Genie sanguini 96 G 1260 Accessory Prayer ring
Item icon Saint's ashes
1/64
1/128


Outside Tower of Nod

Note: Quest #039 must be completed to access this area.

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#140 Sluggernaut 120 G 720 Bodywear Cloak of evasion
Footwear Starlet sandals
1/32
1/128
#179 Boss troll 98 G 2400 Staff Oaken club
Legwear Boomer briefs
1/16
1/64
#185 Mandrake marshal 140 G 2200 Handwear Dragon scale
Sword Dragonsbane
1/64
1/128
#192 Gigantes 110 G 3200 Accessory Strength ring
Pole Ace of clubs
1/64
1/128
#197 Cobra cardinal 184 G 2180 Bodywear Fizzle-retardant blouse
Item icon Elfin elixir
1/128
1/256
#201 Barbatos 187 G 3400 Accessory Terrible tattoo
Headwear Raging bull helm
1/16
1/128


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
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 More info collecting...
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 #138 - "Shaman You!"
Location Island on Western Coffinwell map
Available at after finishing the main story
Requested by Shaman
Response to Shaman
Requirement More info collecting...
Reward Mitre
Detail The shaman at the shrine on the small island in Loch Storn wants you to try equipping at least three cursed items.
Hint for solution The three cursed items must be equiped on the same character.


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:

  • Slipweed - in the wheat field south of the town
  • Superior medicine - at a lone tree way east of the town
  • Belle caps - near the rotting stump south of the Quarantomb
  • Holy water - along the beach in Western Coffinwell
  • Iron ore - in a crevice in the west side of Western Coffinwell
  • Mythril ore - just outside the Tower of Nod

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.

Other languages

Other languages
French Bacilli
German Unknown
Spanish Unknown
Italian Malazia
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

References

  1. http://definr.com/catarrh
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