Prince of Cannock

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Prince of Cannock
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
Sprite(s) Dq2prince-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese name サマルトリアの王子
Romaji Samarutoria no Ouji
Title Prince
Class Armamentalist
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)
Jun Fukuyama (Rivals Ace)

The Prince of Cannock is a character in the Dragon Quest series that appears as a playable party member in Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line. He 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. He also has a sister who is 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 Wellspring of the Hero. 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]

Of the three titular luminaries of the legendary line, the Prince of Cannock falls in the middle in terms of height. 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 front and an orange cape attached over a form-fitting black jumpsuit. 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/black shield with a red jewel in the middle and wields a nondescript rapier.

In the Japanese version, the Prince is described as a slacker, a drinker, and an overall really fun guy; however, in the NES American version the Prince of Cannock is described as 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. Later versions are loyal to the Japanese script and refer to the Prince in the same way.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

The Prince of Cannock sets out to aid his cousin, the Prince of Midenhall, when word of the sacking of Moonbrooke castle reaches him. Unfortunately, the Prince does not stay in one place for long and leads the player on a wild goose chase until meeting up with him at the inn of Leftwyne.

Later in the game in all versions besides the NES original, the prince becomes ill after staying at the inn in Beran. The other heroes can travel to a small island with a single tree tile upon it and retrieve a Yggdrasil Leaf in order to cure him and continue adventuring, or may leave him behind. Doing such only slightly affects the ending of the game, where the prince's dialogue bemoans how awful his luck is.


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


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.
18/23 ベギラマ Begirama Sizzle 4 This fire spell affects a group of enemies.
20/25 スクルト Sukuruto Kabuff 2 This spell will increase your defense power.
23/27 ザラキ Zaraki Thwack 4 Try to extinguish the lifeforce of an enemy.
25/29 ザオリク Zaoriku Kazing 15 Bring an ally back to life; but only with 1 HP.
28/35 メガンテ Megante Kamikazee 1 Caster gives up his life to kill all enemies.


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.

Dragon Quest II (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Mad cap Defense +8


  • 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 smartphone and Nintendo Switch versions, his name can be manually chosen at the beginning of the game.
  • 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).
  • His name in Dragon Quest of the Stars is Caradoc.
  • His name in the English version of Dragon Quest Tact is Rickerd, which is an anagram of Erdrick. In the Japanese version, his name is Tonnura.
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

On October 1, 2010, the Prince of Cannock began appearing as a special guest under the name of Prince Princeton at the Quester's Rest in Stornway. This could be downloaded through the DQVC using Nintendo's Wi-Fi channel when it was still available. When spoken to, he will give the Hero different pieces of his outfit is certain conditions are fulfilled.

A special Accolade is earned if the Hero wears all of the parts of the Prince of Cannock's costume.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

When the Luminary visits Cannock and speaks with the king, the monarch explains that his son vanished in a puff of smoke the moment he declared his intent to vanquish the Children of Hargon, and asks the Luminary to seek him out. True to form, the Prince of Cannock is always one step ahead of the party, and the group must visit the Roamer Encampment, the Imperial Pantry of Parthenia, and Whealbrook before being told the young man is wandering in the Neverglade forest.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

The prince appears as a recruitable ally in the scenarios based on Dragon Quest II. His habit of keeping one step ahead of the player persists in the game, much to Cyril's outrage.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

The prince appeared as a playable character, introduced in the "Triumph of Heroes" card pack released after the game's title changed to Dragon Quest Rivals Ace. He was featured in three different cards, referencing his meeting with the Prince of Midenhall in Leftwyne, his illness in the town of Beran, and the prince casting Kamikazee.

Itadaki Street Special[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

The Prince of Cannock appears as part of the game's Dragon Quest II event that began on May 27, 2021. He can participate as a helper after clearing Chapter 1, Episode 5 of the event and his outfit can be purchased by exchanging gold pass medals.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The Prince of Cannock is called Rickerd and he appears as an S-rank member of the Hero family as part of the limited Dragon Quest II event, appearing on his own banner along with Orc king. Rickerd can also be scouted with the use of the Dark Lord/Hero Meeting Ticket S during the game's 1-year anniversary event. He appears in the Luminaries of the Legendary Line special boss battle alongside his cousin.

Rickerd (トンヌラ Tonnura)Tactlogo.png

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Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Hero.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 873 356 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
517 290 366 367 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Fizzling Multislash Kasizz* Burning Strike*
Talent Blossoming: Erdrick's Twin Spark
Coup de Grâce: Cannock Clash*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Stats Up / Move +1. Stats Up / Zap Res +25. Stats Up / Burning Strike Potency +5% / Cannock Clash Potency +5%.
Fourth Fifth
Stats Up / Woosh Res +25. Stats Up / Burning Strike Potency +5% / Cannock Clash Potency +5%.
Leader Perks
+10% Sizz-type potency in 5x5 area.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +15
ATK +15
Late Bloomer: Greatly raises ATK and WIS for 3 turns when the user defeats an enemy. Burning Strike Potency +2%
Cannock Slash Potency +2%
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Super Weak Normal

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPríncipe de CannockPrince of Cannock
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisPrince de CannockPrince of Cannock
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschPrinz von CannockPrince of Cannock
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoPrincipe di CannockPrince of Cannock


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