Princess of Moonbrooke

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Princess of Moonbrooke
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
Sprite(s) Dq2princess-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese name ムーンブルクの王女
Romaji Mūnburuku no Oujo
Title Princess
Class Sage
Race Human
Age 16
Family Erdrick (ancestor)
Hero (ancestor)
Princess Gwaelin (ancestor)
Prince of Midenhall (cousin)
Prince of Cannock (cousin)
Voice actor Chisa Yokoyama (CD Theater)

The Princess of Moonbrooke is a character in the Dragon Quest series that appears as a playable party member in Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line. She is a descendant of Erdrick who inherited none of her ancestor's physical strength but makes up for it with her magical prowess.

After Hargon attacks Moonbrooke, the Princess of Moonbrooke is cursed and turned into a dog. Later, after her cousins the Prince of Midenhall and the Prince of Cannock break the curse, she joins forces with them to exact revenge on Hargon for what he did to her subjects and her father.

Appearance and personality

She is depicted as shorter than her cousins, by how much depending on the illustration. She alternates between having blonde and lavender hair, and is clothed in a white robe and purple or red hood with Erdrick's crest on the forehead, carrying what looks to be a wizard's staff in the Japanese version of the game. In the American illustrations for the NES version of the game she is tall, blond, and wears a pink and black robe, knee-high black boots, red cape and holds the lightning staff. When cursed by Hargon, she took the form of a brown dog.

The princess comes across as a shy but strong willed girl, who wants revenge on Hargon for what was done to her father and home. When encountered in various spin-offs and cameo appearances in later games, the princess is a jubilant and perky young woman prone to fits of laughter. Humorously, she sometimes barks when she becomes angry in said cameos, such as Fortune Street.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line

The princess is first seen in the opening cutscene, and is encountered in person in Moonaham. Unable to communicate with her cousins due to her curse, she follows them around as a party member anyway as head's up to new players that the dog is more than it seems. After getting hints from the townsfolk of Moonaham, the two princes find the Mirror of Ra in a swamp east of the ruins of Moonbrooke. Returning to the village, the mirror is used on the princess and she is restored.


SNES & GB versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 35
HP 32 175
MP 28 196
Strength 2 70
Agility 22 160
Resilience 11 71
Initial gear Cypress stick, Plain clothes

Android and iOS versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 50
HP 32 180
MP 28 229
Strength 2 72
Agility 22 202
Resilience 10 125
Initial gear Cypress stick, Plain clothes


The princess hard at work studying magic
Level Learned Original Japanese Dragon Quest II MP Description
1 ベホイミ Behoimi Midheal 5 Restores 85-100 HP.
2 ラリホー Rarihoo Snooze 2 Sends the enemy into a deep sleep.
4 バギ Bagi Woosh 4 Slices through the enemy with a small whirlwind.
6 マヌーサ Manuusa Dazzle 2 Envelops enemies in illusions.
8 トヘロス Toherosu Holy Protection 2 Wards off weaker monsters.
10 ルカナン Rukanan Kasap 2 Reduces enemies' defence.
12/13 キアリー Kiarii Squelch 3 Cures the effects of poison.
15/16 ベホマ Behoma Fullheal 8 Restores an ally's HP completely.
17/18 リレミト Riremito Evac 6 Instantly escape from the depths of any dungeon.
19/21 イオナズン Ionazun Kaboom 8 Engulfs the enemy in a large explosion.
21 トラマナ Toramana Safe Passage 4 Walk safely over barriers.
22/27 (remake only) ザオリク Zaoriku Kazing 15 Resurrects a fallen ally.
23/36 アバカム Abakamu Click 2 Open a door without needing a key.
25/30 パルプンテ Parupunte Hocus Pocus 15 Take a chance with Lady Luck! Only she knows what will happen.


The Princess of Moonbrooke is the most limited in terms of equipment compared to her cousins, being only able to equip light clothing and magical staves and wands. She cannot use any shields. She joins the party equipped only with plain clothes and a cypress stick and does not have much in the way of physical attacks and defense. The SNES, GBC, and iOS/Android versions of the game mitigate this slightly by improving the attack scores on the wands she can equip.

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +2
Divine dagger Attack +12
Wizard's staff Attack +27
Lightning staff Attack +45
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Mad Cap Defense +8
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain clothes Defense +2
Cloak of evasion Defense +35
Mink mantle Defense +60
Flowing dress Defense +65
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Banishing bell N/A
Devil's tail N/A
Windbreaker N/A


  • Her name and stats are determined by the name the player chooses for the Hero. The Princess' name is selected from a list of eight names. They are Varia, Elani, Ollisa, Roz, Kailin, Peta, Illyth, and Gwen. In the Game Boy Color version, her possible names are: Erin, Mary, Nana, Beth, Fran, Gwen, Lynn, and Sara. Her name can be changed manually by putting in a code at the title screen.
  • The Japanese options for her name are Eileen, Akina, Samantha, Nana, Pudding, Maiko, Maria, and Linda.
  • The official Japanese CD theater drama calls her Nana, from her default names. The novel switches things up by calling her Seria, a name not found in the game.
  • In Fortune Street, her name is Princessa or Pudding. In Dragon Quest IX, her name is Princessa. In the cell phone version, her name can be chosen at the beginning of the game.
DQI and II Princess of Moonbrooke.png

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

On May 27, 2011, the Princess of Moonbrooke began appearing as a special guest under the name of Princess Princessa 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, she will give the Hero different pieces of her outfit is certain conditions are fulfilled.

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

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

The princess is found in the Moonaham section of the Echo Chamber, where in she has returned to human form at the cost of the citizens becoming dogs themselves. Distraught, she requests aid from the Luminary and seeks a jug of Magic water to undo the curse. After being given the phial and returning history to normal, she laments her fate and awaits the arrival of her cousins. Humorously, she is greatly taken aback at how common magic water is in the Luminary's world compared to her own, which is likely a developer joke at how mundane magical items have become in recent games in the series.

Fortune Street

The princess is a playable character and a rank C opponent.


The fair princess introduces several firsts to the Dragon Quest series, such as being the first heroine to join the protagonist, the series' original dedicated sage-like character, and the first to endure the destruction of their family and home. Such a melancholy fate would become the series' standard, with only a scant few lead characters avoiding the trend.


See also