The Upover is a town built around the volcanic mountain called the Magmaroo, in the center of Wyrmsmaw.


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

Collectable Resources

Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Item Location
Party trick: Sultry dance Down in the well
Recipe: "Dragon Digest"
Sword Dragon slayer
Whip Dragontail whip
Staff Xenlon rod
Shield Dragon shield
Bodywear Dragon mail, Dragon dress, Xenlon robe, Dragon top
Legwear Dragon trousers
Bookshelf of mayor's house


12G per person

Item Shop

Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Item iconDQ9 MedicinalHerb Medicinal herb 8 G Restore 30 HP
Item iconDQ9 StrongMedicine Strong medicine 36 G Restore 40 HP
Item iconDQ9 AntidotalHerb Antidotal herb 10 G Cure poison state
Item iconDQ9 StrongAntidote Strong antidote 38 G Cure poison state and restore 40 HP
Item iconDQ9 MoonwortBulb Moonwort bulb 30 G Cure paralyze state
Item iconDQ9 ChimaeraWing Chimaera wing 25 G Teleport to visited towns/villages
Item iconDQ9 Evacubell Evac-u-bell 28 G Escape from dungeons
Item iconDQ9 HolyWater Holy water 40 G Monster repellent
Item iconDQ9 AngelBell Angel bell 90 G Cure confusion state
Item iconDQ9 MagicWater Magic water 500 G Restore 30 MP
Item iconDQ9 Coagulant Coagulant 90 G Paralyze one enemy
Item iconDQ9 Tangelweb Tangleweb 35 G Slow down one enemy

Weapon Shop

Item Price Attributes Vocations
Sword Fire blade 21500 G Attack +83 DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon

Armor Shop

Item Price Attributes Vocations

Monsters in the Area

Event Monsters

After returning from Magmaroo's Summit, the following monsters will be at the entrance (as Gittish soldiers). The fight is triggered when the hero talks with the squad leader.

#181 - Fright knight
Zombie Family
DQ9Fright knight
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
226 33 161 206 130
Exp Gold Drop Knife Sword breaker
Shield Dark shield
2180 180 G
Note: Event-encountered monster.

#171 - Stenchurion
Zombie Family
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
160 16 148 175 136
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Manky mud
Lance Partisan
1380 122 G
Note: Event-encountered monster. Two of them appear alongside Fright Knight.

Location Attributes

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

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



  • 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.

Other languages

Other languages
French Kilimagmaro
German Unknown
Spanish Chimbamba
Italian Superia
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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