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The Old School is a dungeon underneath the Swinedimples Academy. The entrance is hidden in the grave of the founder of the school. The dungeon consists of a library and a schoolhouse that were abandoned for some reason.

Monsters in the Area[]

Dragon Quest IX (DS)  
Enemy Gold Exp Drop Item
#131 Sootheslime 172 G 1050 Item iconMedicinal herb
Item icon Slimedrop
#133 Teaky mask 117 G 860 Headwear Hardwood headwear
Shield Ice shield
#134 Raving reaper 138 G 1050 Headwear Thief's turban
Knife Assassin's dagger
#135 Wight priest 147 G 940 Accessory Gold rosary
Bodywear Ascetic robe
#136 Sculptrice 178 G 920 Footwear Galvanised geta
Item icon Saint's ashes

Notable Monsters[]

#134 - Raving reaper
Material Family
DQ9RavingReaper HP MP Attack Defence Agility
134 22 135 134 119
Exp Gold Drop Headwear Thief's turban
Knife Assassin's dagger
1050 138 G
Note: Sometimes bursts deadly hit, that cause a party member to die instantly.

#135 - Wight Priest
Zombie Family
DQ9WightPriest HP MP Attack Defence Agility
126 80 108 136 125
Exp Gold Drop Accessory Gold rosary
Bodywear Ascetic robe
940 147 G
Note: Has a spell, "Thwack", that targets all party members, causing instant death if it hits.


#267 - Dreadmaster
Humanoid Family
File:Dreadmaster.png HP MP Attack Defence Agility
1680 255 160 170 125
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Sage's elixir (100%)
10000 2550 G
Description: Harsh master of old-fashioned teaching techniques who held his extra-curricular sessions in the basement of Swinedimples. He built his academy in the wintry wasteland to toughen up his pupils. The cheap land prices didn't hurt, either...
Zammie, Crackle
Encountered at:
Swinedimples Academy - The Old School
Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 0 0 100
Confusion Silent Petrify Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 25 0 0 0 5 25 50 50 75


Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Item Location
Recipe: "Element of Alchemy: Wind and Earth"

Bodywear Flamenco shirt, Dancer's dress, Superstar's suit,
         Technicolour tutu, Twinkling tuxedo, Shimmering dress
Headwear Star circlet
Legwear Fancy pants

Level 2, north bookshelf

Other notable attributes[]

   Poison puddle    This location contains poisonous marshes/swamps.


Other languages[]

Other languages
French L'ancienne école
German Alte Schule
Spanish La vieja escuela
Italian Antiqua Schola
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown