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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.


Item Shop
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8
Antidotal herb 10
Rennet powder 10
Holy water 20
Chimaera wing 25
Moonwort bulb 30
Weapon Shop
Item Price Attributes
Dagger 350 Attack +18
Short bow 750 Attack +23
Wizard's staff 1300 Attack +15
Edged boomerang 1360 Attack +27
Steel broadsword 2000 Attack +17
Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes
Leather dress 380 Defense +15
Bronze armour 840 Defense +24
Iron cuirass 1000 Defense +25
Bronze shield 370 Defense +10
Turban 410 Defense +8
Slime earrings 400 Defense +4


Price per person
10 Gold Coins


Nearby monsters[edit]


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