Laurel (Laurent in the NES version) is a temporary playable character in Dragon Quest IV. Torneko finds him staying at the inn in Endor, finding that poetry doesn't pay particularly well and looking for work. In exchange for advance payment 600 Gold Pieces, he is willing to join Taloon for a 5 days at a time. He's useful in his ability to cast spells, which Taloon can't do himself. After Chapter 3, he is no longer recruitible.
- As with Healie & Orifiela, Laurel's Heal spell can be used manually outside of battle.