When the hero arrives in Upover, serarching for the Hero of the Heavens, they find he is on the top of a volcano called the Magmaroo. The player traverses through the volcanic dungeon to the top, and find Greygnarl. He mistakes the hero as one of the Gittish, thinking they've come to slay him.
After besting him in battle, he begs the hero to deal the final blow but, they refuse. The woman who gave ther hero permission to climb the Magmaroo comes up and then explains the hero's plight; that they need Greygnarl to help slay Barbarus and the Gittish Empire.
Despite being surprised to see that the Gittish Empire is still breathing, Greygnarl still refuses to help. After returning to Upover, the town has been invaded by a Gittish scouting party. After defeating them, the hero returns to Greygnarl's nest, only for him to demand they alone, bring him some Drunken Dragon. Following this quick trip, an Aggrosculpture arrives, and the hero effortlessly defeats it.
The old dragon recognizes the hero's abilities and grants them the Dragon Warrior armor. Upon recieving this, Greygnarl also gives the hero a Gittish Seal, and allows the newly armored hero on his back. An FMV cutscene occurs, in which Barbarus arrives, and the two age-old dragons battle it out.
Towards the end of this mini movie, Greygnarl appears to have defeated Barbarus. However, the black dragon laughs and charges up a giant energy ball. Greygnarl, surprised at where Barbarus is aiming, dumps the hero with an apology and rushes in front of Upover, taking the full brunt of the attack. Upon this moment, Greygnarl acknoweldges and addresses the hero as "Guardian of Angel Falls", before he supposedly dies while protecting his village.
The hero falls, and this animation ends the story of Upover.
Places of Interest
- Wine cellar - where the habitants made the "Drunken Dragon"
- Inside of Magmaroo
|Dragon Quest IX (DS)|
|Party trick: Sultry dance||Down in the well|
| Recipe: "Dragon Digest"|
Dragon mail, Dragon dress, Xenlon robe, Dragon top
|Bookshelf of mayor's house|
|12G per person|
|Medicinal herb||8 G||Restore 30 HP|
|Strong medicine||36 G||Restore 40 HP|
|Antidotal herb||10 G||Cure poison state|
|Strong antidote||38 G||Cure poison state and restore 40 HP|
|Moonwort bulb||30 G||Cure paralyze state|
|Chimaera wing||25 G||Teleport to visited towns/villages|
|Evac-u-bell||28 G||Escape from dungeons|
|Holy water||40 G||Monster repellent|
|Angel bell||90 G||Cure confusion state|
|Magic water||500 G||Restore 30 MP|
|Coagulant||90 G||Paralyze one enemy|
|Tangleweb||35 G||Slow down one enemy|
|Fire blade||21500 G||Attack +83|
Monsters in the Area
- The Japanese name of Upover and Magmaroo are the same, except the suffixes "village" and "volcano" appear after their names respectively.
- Upover is most likely based on Australia. The name Upover is a reverse of Australia's title "down under". It should also be noted that some villagers say "G'day", "Strewth" and "Yonks" some popular Australian greeting.
- In the church, there are two inscriptions on either side of the building. The left talks about a warrior called Ned and the right talks about a warrior called Kelly, who both rebelled against the Gittish Empire. This is a reference to the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly who rebelled against police during the 1800's.