Prince of Cannock

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Dragon Quest series character
Prince of Cannock
Dragon Quest II
PrinceOfCannock.png
Sprite Dq2prince-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese Name サマルトリアの王子
Rōmaji Samarutoria no Ouji
Title Prince
Class Paladin (GBC)
Armamentalist (Mobile)
Race Human
Age 16
Family Erdrick (ancestor)
Hero (Dragon Quest) (ancestor)
Princess Gwaelin (ancestor)
King of Cannock (father)
Princess of Cannock (sister)
Prince of Midenhall (cousin)
Princess of Moonbrooke (cousin)
King of Midenhall (uncle)
King of Moonbrooke (uncle)
Voice Actor Nozomu Sasaki (CD Theater)

The Prince of Cannock (サマルトリアの王子 Prince of Sumaltria) is a playable character in Dragon Quest II, and is one of three descendents of Erdrick who journeys to defeat Hargon after his attack on Moonbrooke, and is the second playable character added to the party after the Prince of Midenhall. He also has a sister who's the Princess of Cannock.

The Prince of Cannock's abilities are a mix between both of his cousins, the Prince of Midenhall and the Princess of Moonbrooke. Though he is physically strong, he is weaker than the Prince of Midenhall, and while he can use magic, most of his spells are not as powerful as those available to the Princess of Moonbrooke. In terms of statistics and spell choices, the Prince of Cannock has more in common with the other Heroes of the series.

Upon learning of the tragedy that befell Moonbrooke, the Prince of Cannock set out on a journey, first travelling to the Spring of Bravery. Later, he met the Prince of Midenhall at the inn in Leftwyne, where the two cousins joined forces and began travelling together.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

He is shorter than the Prince of Midenhall, but taller than the Princess of Moonbrooke. In the Japanese box art and all other versions of the game, the prince has shaggy orange hair and wears a green tabard with Erdrick's crest on the chest and an orange cape attached over black clothes. He also wears green gloves and boots, as well as a pair of goggles on his head. In the American box art for the NES version of the game, he is still wearing the odd goggles on his head, but his tunic has been replaced with a full suit of green armor. The Prince is also seen carrying a green shield with a red jewel in the middle and wields a rapier.

In the Japanese version, the Prince is described as a slacker, a drinker, and an overall really fun guy; however, in the American version the Prince of Cannock is reffered a studious young man immersed in his studies. This is presumably due to the heavy censorship Nintendo of America enforced during the late 80s and early 90s.

Stats[edit]

SNES & GBC versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 45
HP 31 200
MP 6 160
Strength 4 140
Agility 4 140
Resilience 2 64
Initial gear Oaken club, Leather armour

Android and iOS versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 50
HP 31 208
MP 6 191
Strength 4 180
Agility 4 152
Resilience 2 121
Initial gear Oaken club, Leather armour

Equipment[edit]

The Prince of Cannock can equip a wide variety of weapons and armor, though not as many as the Prince of Midenhall, nor as potent. When fighting Hargon, he should be wearing: Magic Armor, the Iron Spear or Falcon Sword, and the Shield of Strength. In remake versions of the game, he has access to a wider variety of equipment, such as Erdrick's Sword and the Aurora Blade.

Weapons[edit]

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
  • Mobile
Dragon Quest II (NES) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Bamboo pole Attack +2
Club Attack +8
Copper sword Attack +10
Magic knife Attack +12
Chain sickle Attack +15
Iron spear Attack +20
wizard's wand Attack +8
staff of thunder Attack +15
falcon sword Attack +5
Dragon Quest II (SNES) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Bamboo pole Attack +2
Club Attack +8
Copper sword Attack +10
Magic knife Attack +12
Chain sickle Attack +15
Iron spear Attack +20
Erdrick's sword Attack +40
Wizard's wand Attack +27
Staff of thunder Attack +45
Falcon sword Attack +7
Light sword Attack +70
Sword of destruction Attack +105
Dragon Quest II (GBC) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Stick Attack +2
Falcon sword Attack +7
Club Attack +8
Copper sword Attack +10
Knife Attack +12
Sickle Attack +15
Spear Attack +20
Wizard Wand Attack +27
Loto Sword Attack +40
Bolt Staff Attack +45
Light Sword Attack +70
Devil Sword Attack +105
Dragon Quest II (Mobile) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +2
Falcon blade Attack +7
Oaken club Attack +8
Copper sword Attack +10
Divine dagger Attack +12
Chain sickle Attack +15
Iron lance Attack +20
Wizard's staff Attack +27
Erdrick's sword Attack +40
Lightning staff Attack +45
Aurora blade Attack +70
Sword of ruin Attack +105

Armor[edit]

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
  • Mobile
Dragon Quest II (NES) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Clothes Defense +2
Leather armor Defense +6
Chain mail Defense +12
Clothes hiding Defense +20
Magic armor Defense +25
Mink coat Defense +30
Water flying cloth Defense +35
Gremlin's armor Defense +50
Dragon Quest II (SNES) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Clothes Defense +2
Leather armor Defense +6
Chain mail Defense +12
Clothes hiding Defense +35
Magic armor Defense +35
Mink coat Defense +60
Water flying cloth Defense +65
Gremlin's armor Defense +87
Dragon Quest II (GBC) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Clothes Defense +2
Leather Armor Defense +6
Chain Mail Defense +12
Evade Cloak Defense +35
Magic Armor Defense +35
Fur Coat Defense +60
Water Robe Defense +65
Devil Armor Defense +87
Dragon Quest II (Mobile) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain clothes Defense +2
Leather armour Defense +6
Chain mail Defense +12
Cloak of evasion Defense +35
Magic armour Defense +42
Mink Mantle Defense +60
Flowing dress Defense +65
Wailer's mail Defense +87

Shields[edit]

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
  • Mobile
Dragon Quest II (NES) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather shield Defense +4
Shield of Strength Defense +18
Dragon Quest II (SNES) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather shield Defense +4
Shield of Strength Defense +18
Dragon Quest II (GBC) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather Shield Defense +4
Heal Shield Defense +18
Dragon Quest II (Mobile) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather shield Defense +4
Power shield Defense +18

Helmets[edit]

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
  • Mobile
Dragon Quest II (NES) 
Helmets Modifier(s)
Mysterious hat Defense +4
Dragon Quest II (SNES) 
Helmets Modifier(s)
Mysterious hat Defense +8
Dragon Quest II (GBC) 
Helmets Modifier(s)
Magic hat Defense +8
Dragon Quest II (Mobile) 
Helmets Modifier(s)
Mad cap Defense +8

Spells[edit]

Prince of Cannock casting the spell Thwack.
Level Learned Original Japanese Dragon Quest II MP Description
1 ホイミ Hoimi Heal 3 A simple healing spell.
3 ギラ Gira Sizz 2 A small fireball attacks one enemy.
6 キアリー Kiarii Squelch 3 Cures poison.
8 マホトーン Mahotoon Fizzle 3 Try to block the enemies' spell.
10 ルーラ Ruura Zoom 6 Return to the town where you last saved.
12 リレミト Riremito Evac 6 Exit a cave or dungeon with this spell.
14 ベホイミ Behoimi Midheal 5 A stronger form of Heal.
17 トラマナ Toramana Safe Passage 4 Walk safely over barriers.
18 ベギラマ Begirama Sizzle 4 This fire spell affects a group of enemies.
20 スクルト Sukuruto Kabuff 2 This spell will increase your defense power.
23 ザラキ Zaraki Thwack 4 Try to extinguish the lifeforce of an enemy.
25 ザオリク Zaoriku Kazing 15 Bring an ally back to life; but only with 1 HP.
28 メガンテ Megante Kerplunk 1 Caster gives up his life to kill all enemies.

Experience[edit]

  • NES
  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest II (NES) 
Level Experience
1 223
2 800
3 1324
Dragon Quest II (SNES) 
Level Experience
1 223
2 800
3 1324
Dragon Quest II (GBC) 
Level Experience
1 223
2 800
3 1324

Names[edit]

  • Based on the name you choose for the Prince of Midenhall, the Prince of Cannock's name is selected from a list of eight names. They are Bran, Glynn, Talint, Numor, Lars, Orfeo, Artho, and Esgar. In the GBC version, the possible names are: Frey, John, Art, Gary, Karl, Eric, Drew, and Paul. It is possible to manually change his name by putting in a code at the title screen.
  • In the Japanese version, the possible names are Tonnura, Arthur, Cain, Cookie, Conan, Sukesan, Paulos, and Rand.
  • His name in the Japanese CD theater drama and novelization is Conan (コナン), one of his eight default names from the game. Other books used some of the others, such as Cain (カイン) and Cookie (クッキー).

Role[edit]

DQI+II Prince of Cannock.png

The prince is the son of the king of Cannock, who is a descendant of Erdrick and Gwaelin. No further details of his past are known.

In Dragon Quest II[edit]

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The prince sets out to meet his cousin after hearing of Hargon's attack on Moonbrooke. However, the 2 have difficulty finding one another until they meet at the inn in Leftwyne. Together they set out to defeat Hargon together. The player is unable to travel south to Hamlin until the prince of Cannock is in the party, making him an essential companion.

Later in the game, the prince becomes ill after staying at the inn in Beran. The other heroes must travel and retrieve a Yggdrasil Leaf in order to cure him and continue adventuring.

The prince plays a support role in battle, as he does not have great strength and cannot equip the best weapons and armor in the NES version. He also has the weakest resistances to magic and breath attacks. Early in the game his magic will be important for attacking if wish to finish battles faster, later in the game his magic becomes less useful for attacking until Defeat is learned.

In the GBC remake he was give the ability to equip better weapons on top of some weapons having been given a power boost. His attack spells were adjusted to such that Sizzle does considerably more damage, though Sizz has a lower max. damage than it used to. Thwack's accuracy has been raised slightly, though some late game enemies are given immunity to compensate. He still suffers in terms of defense and survivability as much of his armor lacks resistance to magic and breath attacks.

Overall he is a middle-of-the-road character, with his spells for dealing damage and healing HP aren't as powerful as the Princess of Moonbrooke's, and his strength and weapon options aren't as good as the Prince of Midenhall's. However, he does have very helpful spells such as Fizzle and Safe Passage, and Thwack has the potential to turn the tide in even the grimmest battle.

In Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The Prince of Cannock is one of many past Dragon Quest characters who come to stay at the Quester's Rest as part of the bonus wifi content. He became available for download through DQVC on October 1, 2010, with the name Prince Princeton. He donates equipment resembling his outfit if the player meets certain requirements, and is classified as an Armamentalist. His personality remains unchanged, but he speaks with a slightly formal tone.

Itadaki Street Special[edit]

The Prince of Cannock is a playable character in Itadaki Street Special.

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