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Asham is a town in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation.

It located southeast of Romaria and sits in the shadow of an immense mountain chain, which in correspondence to the real world would place it around Iraq.

Asham is a rest point before venturing through the harsh desert to reach Isis and the Pyramid. It is close to the left entrance of Nordy's Grotto, through which the player must pass to reach Baharata.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Asham is one of only a few towns to behave an active night life. In addition to having a dancing club and a fortune teller open at night, it also has a weapons and armor shop only open at night.

The older brother of the Isis minister lives in a townhouse locked behind a door that requires the Magic Key to enter. He waxes philosophically about water being the lifeblood and mankind, but also gives first-time players the direct hint that to enter the eastern lands they will need the Royal Missive from the Portogus Rex of Portoga. A lone Imp appears in the upstairs section of the building locked with at night, it's Morph spell and cat disguise having worn off. It will start a battle when confronted, but why it is there is never explained.

The dancers performing

Shops & services[edit]

The price of each item in the con man shops can be lowered to 1/8th by haggling with the merchant, similar to Morocco in the real world.

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Con man's equipment shop (remakes) 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Wizard's staff.png Wizard's staff24,000Attack +15
ICON-Holy lance.png Holy lance36,800Attack +35
ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe40,000Attack +38
ICON-Iron helmet.png Iron helmet16,000Defense +16
ICON-Magical skirt.png Magical skirt24,000Defense +25
ICON-nopic.png Black pyjamas38,400Defense +29

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Con man's equipment shop (NES) 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Battle axe.png Battle axe40,000Attack +40
ICON-Sizeable scissors.png Sizeable scissors59,200Attack +48
ICON-Somatic staff.png Somatic staff40,000Attack +55
ICON-Turban.png Turban2,560Defense +8
ICON-Iron helmet.png Iron helmet16,000Defense +16
ICON-Cloak of evasion.png Cloak of evasion46,4000Defense +20

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Con man's item shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb128?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb160?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water320?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing400?
ICON-Tangleweb.png Tangleweb560?
ICON-nopic.png Gold chain16,000Resilience +10

ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Regular armor shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Scandalous swimsuit.png Scandalous swimsuit1,100Defense +1
ICON-Chain mail.png Chain mail480Defense +20
ICON-Iron Apron.png Iron Apron700Defense +22
ICON-Iron armour.png Iron armour1,100Defense +25
ICON-Bronze shield.png Bronze shield180/250Defense +7
ICON-Iron shield.png Iron shield700Defense +12
ICON-Scale shield.png Scale shield600Defense +12
ICON-Fur hood.png Fur hood250Defense +10
Note: The swimsuit and Iron shield are only in the NES version

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Night weapon shop (NES) 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Divine dagger.png Divine dagger200Attack +14
ICON-Chain sickle.png Chain sickle550Attack +24
ICON-Iron lance.png Iron lance750Attack +28
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword1,500Attack +33
ICON-Battle axe.png Battle axe2,500Attack +40

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Night weapon shop (remakes) 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Divine dagger.png Divine dagger200Attack +14
ICON-Chain sickle.png Chain sickle320Attack +16
ICON-Iron lance.png Iron lance650Attack +26
ICON-Chain whip.png Chain whip1,000Attack +27
ICON-Iron claws.png Iron claws870Attack +25
ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe2,500Attack +38

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Regular item shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Moonwort bulb.png Moonwort bulb30?


Nearby monsters[edit]


  • In the NES version, the Imp behind can the Magic Key door can be battled any time the player enters the room; in the remakes, it won't reappear.
  • In the remakes, the music from the Pyramid is used as the night theme.


  • The Japanese name, Assarāmu, is derived from as-salamu alaykum, an Arabic greeting that means "peace be upon you".