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Ascantha is a castle town found in Square Enix's Dragon Quest VIII. When the player first arrives, the town is in mourning, and very few people are outside. The party helps them deal with it and later the party returns to get the Moonshadow harp which is soon after taken by thieves into the Mole Hole.


ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
File:ICON-Rennet powder.png Rennet powder10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?
ICON-Moonwort bulb.png Moonwort bulb30?
ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Wizard's staff.png Wizard's staff1300Attack +15
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword2000Attack +17
ICON-Dagger.png Dagger350Attack +18
ICON-Short bow.png Short bow750Attack +23
ICON-Edged boomerang.png Edged boomerang1360Attack +27
ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Leather dress.png Leather dress380Defense +15
ICON-Bronze armour.png Bronze armour840Defense +24
ICON-Iron cuirass.png Iron cuirass1000Defense +25
ICON-Bronze shield.png Bronze shield370Defense +10
ICON-Turban.png Turban410Defense +8
ICON-Slime earrings.png Slime earrings400Defense +4


Price per person
10 Gold Coins


Nearby monsters[edit]


DQ VIII PS2 Ascantha.jpg