Cantlin

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Cantlin (メルキド, Merukido, Mercado) is a walled city located in the south central region of Alefgard. It exists in Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest III. It does not appear in Dragon Quest II similar to many other locations in Alefgard. Cantlin is most famous for being guarded by a golem in the original game. It was recently featured in Dragon Quest Builders as the starting city, followed by Rimuldar.

Synopsis[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

In Dragon Quest, the city of Cantlin is typically the last major city the hero visits. It is surrounded by some of the strongest outer world monsters. When first approached, the city is guarded by a golem monster, which is triggered when the hero first attempts to enter the mountain range surrounding the city. This battle is a one time event, and is the only place where a golem can be encountered. The weapons and armor shop in Cantlin sells the best equipment the character can purchase in the game.
Dragon Quest Builders
Despite all of this, Cantlin is a not a required location to visit in order to complete the game.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

In Dragon Quest III, Cantlin contains references to its future representation in Dragon Quest, such as a man contemplating the construction of a golem to protect the city from attackers. Although all of the shops listed below exist, none of them are occupied or sell anything. The residents of the town have given up working due to the archfiend.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

In this game, Cantlin consists of different areas that can be reached by using teleportals: Hammerhood Heights, the Damdara Desert and Rockbomb Ravine.

Weapon/Armor shop 1[edit]

This shop is located right next to the northern entrance to town.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Bamboo Pole 10g +2 Attack
Club 60g +4 Attack
Copper Sword 180g +10 Attack
Leather Armor 70g +4 Defense
Chain Mail 300g +10 Defense
Large Shield 800g +10 Defense
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Bamboo Pole 10g +2 Attack
Club 60g +4 Attack
Copper Sword 180g +10 Attack
Leather Clothes 70g +4 Defense
Chain Mail 300g +10 Defense
Iron Shield 800g +10 Defense
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Bamboo Pole 10g +2 Attack
Club 60g +4 Attack
Copper Sword 180g +10 Attack
Leather Armor 70g +4 Defense
Chain Armor 300g +10 Defense
Iron Shield 800g +10 Defense

Weapon/Armor shop 2[edit]

This shop is located in the southeastern corner of town.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Hand axe 560g +15 Attack
Broad sword 1500g +20 Attack
Full plate 3000g +24 Defense
Magic armor 7700g +24 Defense
Heals 1 HP every 4 steps
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Iron axe 560g +15 Attack
Steel Sword 1500g +20 Attack
Steel Armor 3000g +24 Defense
Magic armor 7700g +24 Defense
Heals 1 HP every 4 steps
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Iron axe 560g +15 Attack
Steel Sword 1500g +20 Attack
Steel armor 3000g +24 Defense
Magic armor 7700g +24 Defense
Heals 1 HP every 4 steps

Weapon/Armor shop 3[edit]

This shop is located on the east side of town behind a magic key door.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Flame sword 9800g +28 Attack
Silver shield 14800g +20 Defense
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Flame sword 9800g +28 Attack
Casts Firebal when used as an item
Mirror shield 14800g +20 Defense
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Flame sword 9800g +28 Attack
Silver Shield 14800g +20 Defense

Magic key shop[edit]

This shop is located on the east side of town behind a magic key door.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Magic Key 98g Opens a magic key door, one use only
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Magic Key 32g Opens a magic key door, one use only

Item shop 1[edit]

This shop is located in the northwestern part of town. This shop does not appear in the SNES and GBC versions of the game. In the NES version, the item shop is referred to as a tools shop.

  • NES
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Herb 24g Heals a small amount of HP
Torch 8g Lights a radius around the Hero

Item shop 2[edit]

This shop is located in the western part of town, just south of item shop 1. In the NES version, the item shop is referred to as a tools shop.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Dragon's scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
Wings 70g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Dragon's scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
[[Chimaera wing Wing of the Chimera]] 24g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
D-Scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
Warp Wing 24g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle

Item shop 3[edit]

This shop does not exist in the original NES version. Instead the fairy water shop is located in its place.

  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Dragon's scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
[[Chimaera wing Wing of the Chimera]] 24g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
D-Scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
Warp Wing 24g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle

Fairy water shop[edit]

This shop is located in the central eastern part of town in the NES version. In the other versions, it has been moved to the southeastern corner of town.

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC


Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Fairy Water 38g Keeps low level monsters away
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Price Attributes
Fairy water 12g Keeps low level monsters away
Dragon Quest (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
D-Scale 20g Provides a small amount of Defense
Warp Wing 24g Warps the Hero to Tantegel Castle

Locked doors[edit]

  • Dragon Quest
  • III


Dragon Quest (NES)
Key Type Info
Magic Key 2 doors in southwestern part of town. Lead to man with clue about Erdrick's Armor
Magic Key 2 doors in south central part of town. Lead to old man with clue about Erdrick's Token
Magic Key Door in eastern part of town. Leads to Magic Key and Weapon/Armor shop.
Dragon Quest III (NES)
Key Type Info
Thief's Key 3 doors in the 2nd floor of a house
Thief's Key 2 doors in south central part of town

Items[edit]

  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (SNES)
Item Location
Defense Seed Dresser in the inn
Magic Key Dresser in southwestern man's house


Dragon Quest III (GBC)
Item Location
Tiny medal Search in the building in the top left corner of town
Wizard's ring Search in the center of the building on the lower left corner of town
Token Search by the counter in the building on the lower right corner of town
Dark robe It will be available to search for in a grassy area in the center building after getting the second riddle in Zenith
Punk ring Dresser in the inn
Token Left drawer upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Party dress Right drawer upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Kindly book On a bookshelf upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Lady book On a bookshelf upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Smart book On a bookshelf upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Hero book On a bookshelf upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town
Defy book On a bookshelf upstair in the huge shop on the left side of the town


Location attributes[edit]

   Bank icon.png    This location includes a bank or vault.

   Casino icon.png   This location includes a casino or other gambling facility.

Note: The vault only appears in the SNES and GBC versions of Dragon Quest. The monster arena only appears in Dragon Quest III.

Inn[edit]

  • Dragon Quest
  • III
  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Price
100g
Dragon Quest (NES)
Price
50g
  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest III (NES)
Price
25g/per person

Nearby monsters[edit]

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