The flying carpet is an item and mode of transportation in several Dragon Quest games, beginning with Dragon Quest V. Using it, the hero's party can travel over flat land and sea, but not over hills, mountains and forests.
The flying carpet can be obtained during the third generation from a chest in Lofty Peak.
This game has two variations with the same function. The flying bed, obtained in Clearvale, is the first, but it only works in the Dream World. The carpet is obtained later on by participating in the Best-Dressed Contest and winning the first three rounds. The prize is a plush rug, which must be taken to the magical city of Sorceria, where it can be re-enchanted.
The flying carpet is first mentioned in the village of La Bravoure. A man named Honoré lives there and dreams of giving the carpet to someone who will find the Legendary hero. When the party speaks with him, he gives away the carpet immediately, but it won't fly. They return to Honoré with the carpet. He tells the party that he didn't mean to deceive the party, but the carpet hasn't worked for anyone who used it. He runs away from his house in frustration. Colette, Honoré's maid, tells the party about his father's promise and what she did to the real flying carpet. She tells them that she would give the party the real carpet if they show her the Mermaid moon. After saving the town of Wetlock from Gracos, the party receives the Mermaid moon and shows it to Colette. She takes them to a secret storeroom hidden behind the town church, where the real Flying Carpet is stashed away.
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