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Gleeba is a desert city in Dragon Quest IX. It is located in the center of Djust Desert, which is north of Dourbridge. It contains many similarities to other desert cities in the Dragon Quest series, particularly Helmunaptra. Its current monarch is Queen Voluptua. Queen Voluptua cares about nothing other than herself, therefore Gleeba's water supply starts to vanish, due to her strong liking of baths. After the Hero leaves Gleeba, the city changes for the better. Gleeba can be difficult to get to by boat if you are not familiar with how the boat works. You can disembark on the north-west corner of the continent just past the mountain range.


When you enter Gleeba, you find that they are on a water shortage because the queen is using it all for her bath chamber. You walk around and find that a peddler has given a golden fruit (the Fygg) to the queen as a gift. You then go to the Mirage Mahal to request an audience with the queen. She is in her bathing chamber. You talk to a man in the second floor, who says he will get you an audience with the queen if you find her lost pet lizard.

You go back down and talk to one of the handmaids, Misslei, and she asks you to look around the castle for Drak, the queen's pet lizard. You go to a tree in the northwest part of outside the Mahal and clap. This has Drak come out and you catch him. You give him to Misslei and she thanks you. Later, you gain the queen's audience. She looks bored.

Queen Voluptua asks you what you want, and you ask her for the golden fruit. She then says that she's going to have one of the handmaidens chop it up and throw it in to her bath, that she may even further perfect her beauty. She then leaves. She goes back to her bath and throws the chopped fruit in. The hero then has to find a way to get in. He/She goes to the top of the castle and talks to a fisherman. He says to jump into the fountain he is fishing from for a way to get in.

You jump through and land in there. Then you see Drak eating the fruit and then suddenly, he transforms into a giant monster. He carries Volupta into a well and jumps in. You follow and when you get to the bottom, the monster is talking to the queen. When he sees you, he thinks you are trying to take the queen back. He then engages you in battle. When you defeat "The Grand Lizzier", Misslei comes to see the queen. Voluptua then realizes she has many people caring for her, including Misslei and many others.

When she goes back to the Mahal, she resolves to be a good queen, and opens her bathing chamber to all the women of Gleeba. You also see a line of people who want to touch Drak, thinking he gives good luck. If you speak to Drak, you see he is behaving very nicely. You exit the city, ending the main storyline of Gleeba.

Places of Interest[]


10 G per person

Item Shop[]

Item Price Attributes Vocations
Item iconDQ9 MedicinalHerb Medicinal herb 8 G Restore 30 HP N/A
Item iconDQ9 StrongMedicine Strong medicine 36 G Restore 40 HP N/A
Item iconDQ9 AntidotalHerb Antidotal herb 10 G Cure poison state N/A
Item iconDQ9 MoonwortBulb Moonwort bulb 30 G Cure paralyze state N/A
Item iconDQ9 ChimaeraWing Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages N/A
Item iconDQ9 Evacubell Evac-u-bell 28 G Escape from dungeons N/A
Item iconDQ9 HolyWater Holy water 40 G Monster repellent N/A
Item iconDQ9 AngelBell Angel bell 90 G Cure confusion state N/A
Item iconDQ9 MagicWater Magic water 500 G Restore 30 MP N/A
Accessory Pink pearl 1500 G Defense +3 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon
Accessory Bow tie 1600 G Defense +3 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMartial Artist IconThief IconMinstrel Icon

Weapon Shop[]

Item Price Attributes Vocations
Sword Platinum sword 4500 G Attack +51 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
Sword Bandit blade 6300 G Attack +58 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon
LanceSandstorm spear 6600 G Attack +54 DQ9 Warrior IconPriest Icon
KnifeAssassin's dagger 7000 G Attack +54
Possible fell an enemy with 1 strike
DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon
KnifeFalcon knife earrings 15800 G Attack +1
Deliver a double attack
DQ9 Warrior IconMage IconThief Icon

Armor Shop[]

Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
ShieldMagic shield 4000 G Defense +17
Block chance +2.5%
Magical Might +8
Magical Mending +8
DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel Icon


Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Item Location
Recipe: "Rings and Things"
Accessory Sober ring, Contra Band, Full moon ring, Rousing ring, Ring of clarity
The house right next to the town gate
Recipe: "An Encyclopaedia of Gigasteel Armour"
Shield Gigasteel shield
Headwear Gigasteel helmet
Bodywear Gigasteel armour
Handwear Gigasteel gauntlets
Legwear Gigasteel kneecaps
Footwear Gigasteel sabatons
East room of Mirage Mahal - L1
Recipe: "Slanted and Enchanted"
Shield Enchanted shield
Bodywear Enchanted armour, Enchanted robes
Handwear Enchanted gloves
Item icon Enchanted stone
West library of Mirage Mahal - L1
Recipe: "Missile Weapons Made Simple"
DQ9ThrownIcon Reinforced boomerang, Cutting-edge boomerang, Crucerang
DQ9BowIcon Longbow, Hunter's bow, Hotshot bow
West library of Mirage Mahal - L1
Recipe: "Mortal Weapons"
Sword Warrior's sword, Fizzle foil
Lance Sandstorm spear, Halberd
Pole Slumber stick, Claw Hammer handrills
West library of Mirage Mahal - L1
Party trick: Salute West library of Mirage Mahal - L1


Quest #029 - "Fool's Gold"
Location Gleeba - Headquarter of Gleeban Royal Guard
Available at Upon arriving at Gleeba
Requested by Ruki
Response to Ruki
Requirement Defeat Gold Plated Golem
Reward 1000 gold, 500 gold for subsequent quest completions.
Detail Ruki, a trainee guard from Gleeba, told you about a strange request he'd received. Apparently, the Gold golem who roam the Djust Desert want someone to go after the fake gold-plated golem in their midst.
Hint for solution Keep fighting Gold golems. When you defeat the right one, the fake's plating will fall off and the quest will be completed.

Quest #030 - "Wrapper's Delight"
Location Gleeba - Headquarter of Gleeban Royal Guard
Available at Upon arriving at Gleeba
Requested by Mehdik
Response to Mehdik
Requirement 5 Grubby bandages
Reward Ruby of protection
Detail Mehdik, a guard from Gleeba, asked you to grab five Grubby bandages from Mummies.
Hint for solution You can find Manky mummies in The Plumbed Depths, steal Grubby bandage from them using a thief party member who has learnt "Half-Inch" or kill them and hope they drop some.

Quest #031 - "Feathers for a Fan"
Location Gleeba - Dance hall
Available at Upon arriving at Gleeba
Requested by Afan
Response to Afan
Requirement 3 Item icon Hocus chimaera feather
Reward Legwear Magical skirt
Detail Afan, a young man who hangs around in the dance hall in Gleeba wants you to bring him three hocus chimaera feather so he can impress Belinda, a girl who struts her stuff there.
Hint for solution Kill Hocus chimaeras at the Heights of Loneliness to get these items

Quest #033 - "Lady of the Dance"
Location Gleeba - Mirage Mahal - L1 library
Available at Upon arriving at Gleeba
Requested by A book
Response to A book
Requirement Defeat Goodybags
Reward Belly Dance Party Trick
Detail You read a book in the Mirage Mahal begging someone to seek out the legendary belly-dancing teacher of the Iluugazar Plains. Apparently, he's very pretty, and always adorn with jewels...
Hint for solution Go to Iluugazar Plains and kill the Goodybags there. Eventually the dancer (a special Goodybag) will show up and teach you how to belly dance.

Quest #106 - "Taking Soul Control"
Location Gleeba, on the roof of the palace
Available at Upon arrival in Gleeba
Requested by Brunhild
Response to Brunhild
Requirement Take 10 hits meant for party members using the Warrior skill Whipping Boy.
Reward Paladin class becomes available
Detail Brunhild at the Mirage Mahal wants to see if you've got what it takes to be a paladin. You need to use the Whipping Boy ability to protect your companions ten times in battle in the Djust Desert.
Hint for solution Find monsters that hit several times or a group of monsters.

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.


  • Gleeba is the only place with 5 background musics.
  1. Come to Our Town - Main Town
  2. Healed By a Hymn - Church
  3. Pub Polka - Dance Hall
  4. The Palace Oboe - Mirage Mahal
  5. Dark Den of Thieves - The Plumbed Depths

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Ouadi
German Wasaba
Spanish Sheba
Italian Gubiana
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown