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Strathbaile is a town in Dragon Quest IV. It is located in the north of Burland.


Chapter 1[]

Ragnar McRyan is called upon to track down Strathbaile's missing children, who have all disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Learning that the local children play in an old well in the nearby forest, Ragnar investigates and discovers a pair of Talaria, magical shoes that fly their wearer to the Loch Tur. It transpires that monsters had been using the Talaria to lure children into the tower, in the hopes that one of them might be the legendary Hero. Ragnar defeats the monstrous kidnappers and frees the captive children, returning them safely home.

Chapter 5[]

If the party visits the town, they will hear stories of guests experiencing mysterious recurring dreams at the local Inn. If they stay the night, they too will witness the dreams - in reality, a psychic cry for help from Rose.

After Rose's abduction, if the party stays at the inn again, they will instead dream of her death at the hands of her human captors.

Chapter 6[]

An additional dream sequence can be witnessed in Strathbaile; it is a quick summary of Psaro and Rose's first meeting, followed by a vague hint directing the Chosen to proceed to the Azimuth for the post-game dungeon.

Nearby enemies[]

Chapter 1[]

Chapter 5+[]

Shops and Services[]

Weapon shop
Item Price Attributes
Copper sword 100 G Attack +12
Divine dagger 200 G Attack +14
Hunter's bow 350 G Attack +18
Chain sickle 550 G Attack +20
Iron lance 880 G Attack +28

Armour shop
Item Price Attributes
Chain mail 350 G Defence +18
Bronze armour 700 G Defence +25
Iron armour 1,200 G Defence +30
Scale shield 180 G Defence +7
Iron shield 650 G Defence +12
Hardwood headwear 120 G Defence +6

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8 G Restores a small amount of HP.
Antidotal herb 10 G Cures poisoning.
Holy water 20 G Repels weaker monsters; same effect as Holy Protection.

6 G per person

Locked doors[]

Key Type Info
Ultimate key Cell door in the prison.

Other notable attributes[]

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

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

Version differences[]

  • In the remakes, after Rose is saved the dreams in the inn no longer occur.
  • After the party meets the Zenith Dragon (Nintendo DS) or Estark is defeated (mobile), the party can free a medislime, Mary Curey, from the town prison and point her to the Immigrant Town.


  • According to one of the dwarven residents of Rosehill, Strathbaile was originally an elven settlement, before they were driven away by humans. This might explain Rose's psychic connection with the town.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Strattbourg
German Auenfelde
Spanish Candonga
Italian Bellavalle
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown