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Grotta del Sigillo (formerly Mt. Ceide) is a dungeon located west of L'Arca in Dragon Quest VII.

History

Long before the party arrives, L'Arca was protected by a clan of white wolves. Hackrobat threatened the town, but the white wolves fought the monster and sealed him in a coffin within Grotta del Sigillo. However, it did not come without a price. Many wolves were slain during the fight. For a time, there was peace.

However, sometime before the arrival of the party, the coffin was opened from the outside and Hackrobat returned. He started to kill the wolves that imprisoned him long ago. One of the casualties was a mother wolf. She gave birth to a wolf pup, who was taken in by a local farmer. To spite the wolves, he cast a spell on L'Arca which changed all humans into animals and vice versa. He returned to Grotta del Sigillo afterwards.

Past

The party arrives at Grotta del Sigillo and confronts Hackrobat, who explains what he did. It is during that moment that the young boy arrives and bites the monster. The party, along with the woodcutter, engage the monster in combat. The party defeats Hackrobat and the boy bites him again. With this bite, Hackrobat is paralysed. He realises that the boy is actually a white wolf who was caught in the spell that he cast in L'Arca. As a final spite, Hackrobat casts his final spell on the boy, which curses him to remain in human form forever. The party reseals Hackrobat in the coffin again, undoing the spell in L'Arca.

Present

The party goes to Grotta del Sigillo and return to the place where the monster was previously sealed. They hear a voice telling them to run away or face the consequences. Instead, they opened up the coffin once more. Hackrobat is revealed to be in a human form now. He figures that it is punishment for what he did before. He recognises the party and wants to make up what he did to Ruff in the past. He tries using magic to return Ruff to his wolf form but he fails. Instead, he makes him more human and gives Ruff the power to speak the human language. Ruff is ecstatic that he is finally able to communicate with the party. Hackrobat also gives the party a Blue Fragment. The party then leaves Grotta del Sigillo to continue on their adventure.

Usage of the dungeon in other areas

  • Several rooms are reused in later bonus dungeons including:

Etymology

Grotta del Sigillo means "Cave of the Seal" in Italian.

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