The Gortress is a fortress located in the Gittish Empire in Dragon Quest IX. It is where the empire keeps various prisoners it has captured. It was created by someone, a bird or a dragon, called "Stellestria".


Collectable Resources

Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Item Location
Recipe: "Walk Like a Tank: Heavy Armour and its Uses"

Shield Ogre shield, Big boss shield
Headwear Mythril helm, Minotaur helm
Bodywear Spiked armour
Handwear Sturdy gauntlets, Heavy gauntlets
Footwear Safer shoes, Safest shoes

Level 1 - Southwest corner bookshelf
Item icon Ultimate key Level 1, guarded by Goreham-Hogg


There is a blue spot in Gortress Watch Tower that restores the party for free but is only accessible after the Shield Field is turned off.


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 ChimaeraWing Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages
Item iconDQ9 HolyWater Holy water 40 G Monster repellent
Item iconDQ9 AngelBell Angel bell 90 G Cure confusion state
Item iconDQ9 MagicWater Magic water 500 G Restore 30 MP
Note: The merchant will leave after Goreham-Hogg was defeated.

Monsters in the Area

Event Monster

#176 - Lethal armour
Material Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
194 16 158 210 117
Exp Gold Drop Bodywear
Magic armour
Item icon
Seed of defense
1680 164 G
Note: Event-encountered monster

Gortress - Watchtower - 2F

Boss Monster

#270 - Goreham-Hogg
Beast Family
200 px
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
3550 40 196 192 130
Exp Gold Drop Accessory
Tough guy tattoo (100%)
17500 17500 G
Description: One of the Triumgorate. He sealed those who fell from the skies in cells and sucked out their power.

Was burnt to a cinder by Greygnarl's blazing breath three centuries ago, and brought back as a horrific hog.

Encountered at:
Gortress - L1
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
75 125 100 100 150 50 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 25 0 0 10 0 75 50 75

Location Attributes

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

Note: The priest will leave after Goreham-Hogg was defeated.

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

   Cannot Zoom icon    The Hero/Heroine cannot zoom away from here.

Note: This restriction will lapse after the shield field generator is switched off.


Other appearances

Dragon Quest X

The Gortress itself appears as a skill that Goreham-Hogg can use in his boss fight. When summoned, it appears in the center of the battlefield, and can summon 3 Dead residents or 3 Heavy hoods.

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