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The Sanctum is a small shrine located south of Rimuldar in southeastern Alefgard. The shrine appears in all three games of the original Dragon Quest trilogy.


Dragon Quest[]

A sage lives in the shrine, who demands the hero show him proof of his relation to Erdrick. After being shown the Mark of Erdrick, he will offer to combine the Sunstone and the Staff of Rain to create the Rainbow Drop, needed for reaching the Dragonlord's Castle. Without the mark, he ejects the hero from the shrine.

Dragon Quest II[]

Similar to the first game, a man lives in the shrine who wants proof of the heroes' lineage. By showing him the Mark of Erdrick, he will give the party Erdrick's helmet.

Dragon Quest III[]

The shrine is again the location to acquire the Rainbow Drop. It again requires both the Sun Stone and the Staff of Rain in order to make.

Dragon Quest Builders[]

In this alternate version of the events of Dragon Quest, the Sanctum makes an indirect appearance.

Due to the Dragonlord's countinuous attacks, the Sanctum was completly destroyed long ago. However, from its rubble the sacred tree Yggdrasil sprouted and grew to gigantic size, imbued by the life-giving properties of the shrine. Unfortunately, due to the various plagues infesting the land of Rimuldar, the local human populace began leeching away its power, needing its energies in order to survive; by the time the legendary Builder reaches it, the tree has been reduced to a mosty withered husk.

Ruins of the original shrine can be seen all around the base of the trunk, as well as sections lifted from the ground, that now rest on the boughs of the tree.