The Kingdom of Trodain is both a castle town and a kingdom found in Dragon Quest VIII. Thanks to the curse placed upon it by Dhoulmagus, it is wrapped in thorns and it's people turned into petrified plants. Monsters have since inhabited the castle since it's desolation.
Trodain is the home to the Hero, King Trode, and Princess Medea, with the former serving as a low-ranking guard. The kingdom was prosperous before its fall, maintaining good relations with the other lands and especially so with the Kingdom of Argonia in the southwest. The royal family's lineage stretched back centuries, being tasked by a great sage to guard a foreboding scepter against those who would exploit it. This stewardship was broken when the failed magician Dhoulmagus infiltrated the castle as a travelling jester meaning to entertain the sovereignty.
Being rewarded for his parlor tricks with a night in the castle, Dhoulmagus slipped into the chamber that sealed the scepter and, after a bit of banter with Trode and Medea after the two tried to reason with him, removed it from its bindings. Transforming the king and princess into a monster and mare respectively to test out its power, the madman then unleashed the full force of the staff in the center of the castle. This sent writhing tendrils of thorny vines coursing through the building, turning anyone inside into a hideous plant-hybrid that were hence frozen in time. Trode and Medea were spared due to standing within the magic circle as the curse took hold, and the lone survivor beyond them was but a lowly guard mysteriously spared. The trio would set out to avenge themselves and undo the curse at any cost.
Much later, when the group has expanded to include Yangus, Jessica, and Angelo, the party returns to the castle to research legends of an ethereal ship that will help them hunt the mad minstrel in foreign lands. This leads the group to the dwelling of Ishmahri through a shadow cast upon the castle library floor. When the great evil behind Dhoulmagus is slain, the curse upon the castle and its people is finally undone, with the citizens running out to celebrate their heroes.
- Magic key
- 225 Gold Coins
- Gold bracer
- Magic beast hide
- 5 Mini medals (Ultimate key needed for one)
- Rock salt
- Rusty sword (Ultimate key needed)
- Seed of magic (Ultimate key needed)
- Templar's sword
- Waterweed mould
- Yggdrasil dew (Ultimate key needed)
- 1500 Gold Coins (3DS version)
Within the castle:
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