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El Forado (formerly known as Elfville) is a town in Dragon Quest IV. Located at the foot of Yggdrasil and surrounded by impassable mountains, it is home to the elves, and is only accessible with the balloon.


The Hero and their party receive a treasure map from Conrad 'Ilton in Mintos, but the location marked on it is all but inaccessible on foot. After acquiring a hot-air balloon, the party can finally explore the area.

They discover the gigantic world tree, Yggdrasil, along with a village of elves at its base. Some of the elves mention hearing a voice calling for help from atop the tree, so the party set off to investigate. Upon reaching the upper canopy, they find an injured Zenithian woman, who requests help in returning home. The party agree, and she tells them that the Zenithian sword, needed for reaching Zenithia, is located nearby. After a brief search, the party find the legendary sword hidden amongst the leaves.

Shops and Services[]

Armour shop
Item Price Attributes
Power shield 13,000 G Defence +40, casts Midheal when used as an item.
Flowing dress 15,000 G Defence +43, reduces fire and ice damage.

5 G per person


The name is a play on El Dorado, a mythical South American city believed to be made of gold, and the word Elf.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French El Forado
German El Forado
Spanish El Forrado
Italian El Forado
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