Shrine of Mysteries

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The Shrine of Mysteries (formerly Ancient Fane) is a temple in Dragon Quest VII. It is located on the island of Estard and it holds the key to the truth as to why it is the only island in the world.

Story[edit]

The prologue takes place after the the Hero and his best friend, Prince Kiefer, have spent all day exploring the shrine, trying to unlock its mysteries. According to Kiefer, it is forbidden for anyone to go exploring in the ruins, which just makes him want to figure out the truth behind them.

Purpose[edit]

Pedestals[edit]

With the correct Fragments on their corresponding pedestal, a person or more are capable of traveling to certain locations, mostly in the past.

The following areas include:

Yellow[edit]

Red[edit]

Blue[edit]

Green[edit]

Grey[edit]

Teleportals[edit]

As certain Regions are saved in the past, a Teleportal relating to that Region will activate and allow for shortcuts to an area of a region. The following are:

Notable attribute[edit]

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

  • This feature is present only in the Sony PlayStation Version through a book found.

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

Treasures[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]

(After the Demon King's resurrection)

Locations related to the Shrine of Mysteries[edit]

  • Grave of Earth and Fire - Opened after speaking to the guide in the Shrine of Mysteries. East of Estard Castle and has the Saint's helm & armour. Made for the Nintendo 3DS Version.
  • Grave of Wind and Water - On the path following the Grave of Earth and Fire. Has the Saint's shield and sword. Made for the Nintendo 3DS Version.
  • Rainbow Cove - Accessed through the Blue Teleportal, Rainbow Cove is near the ocean area where a particular spirit resides. Aside from that the cave is filled with nothing but sandy grounds and water.

Equipment related to the Shrine of Mysteries[edit]

Image Original English Name Current English Name Location Effect Description
Ancient Scroll Ancient tome From Kiefer upon entering the Shrine of Mysteries the first time. Take to Dermot the Hermit at Estard. A dusty old book filled with odd illustrations and strange scrawlings.
Saint's Armor Saint's armour Under the right tomb in the Grave of Earth and Fire. Place on the second statue to the left in the Shrine of Mysteries. A carving in the shape of a suit of armour set on a plinth.
Saint's Shield Saint's shield Under the left tomb in the Grave of Wind and Water. Place on the first statue to the left in the Shrine of Mysteries. A carving in the shape of a shield set on a plinth.
Saint's Helm Saint's helm Under the left tomb in the Grave of Earth and Fire. Place on the first statue to the right in the Shrine of Mysteries. A carving in the shape of a helmet set on a plinth.
Saint's Sword Saint's sword Under the right tomb in the Grave of Wind and Water. Place on the second statue to the right in the Shrine of Mysteries. A carving in the shape of a sword set on a plinth.

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