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The jailor's key, also known as the Jail Key, is a recurring key item in the Dragon Quest series. First introduced in Dragon Quest II, it is the precursor to the ultimate key from later games, unlocking barred doors.


Dragon Quest II[]

The key can be purchased from the item shop in Burrowell, by selecting the blank line in the shopkeeper's list of available stock. The fact that the shop sells the key is hinted at by one of the townspeople. Unlike other keys, the jailor's key can be purchased multiple times, and sold at shops like any normal item.

The jailor's key is required for accessing several key areas late in the game. In particular, it is used to access Rogue Fastfinger's cell, the watergate in Slewse, and the travel gate leading to Rendarak in Beran.

Dragon Quest VI[]

The jailor's key returns in the sixth game, albeit serving a different purpose. Given by the second gallows giant in Gallows Moor, it is used to unlock doors inside the prison.


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