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Ballymoral is a castle-town in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, which Torneko Taloon first visits it in Chapter 3.

The castle is located between Lakanaba and Endor, and has recently fallen on hard times. The King's ambitions have the citizens worried that they are on the eve of a war they do not want.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Upon arrival, Torneko discovers that the bridge to Endor is out and that the architect commissioned to fix the bridge hasn't arrived yet. After a brief encounter with some facetious foxes in Shinnock village, Torneko delivers the builder and the bridge is repaired. King Shamus is overjoyed, having desired to invade the more prosperous nation for some time now. Torneko is taken aside by Prince Regan, who states that he cannot allow his father's mad ambitions to come to fruition and requests that the merchant deliver a warning of the invasion to his lover, Princess Veronica of Endor.

Torneko obliges and travels to Endor and presents the warning to King. Hit with the double-whammy of learning that his only daughter is in a long-distance relationship and that his nation is about to be invaded, the King thinks quickly and proposes to settle the matter with a royal marriage--a classic political ploy used by monarchs. He writes up the proposition in a Royal Scroll and has Torneko deliver it back to King Shamus. King Shamus is dissuaded when he finds out his son wishes to marry the Princess of Endor. Realizing that he can use this position to his advantage with much less danger than with overt force, he decides to act on his ambitions more subtly, and war is averted. Regan and Veronica hail Torneko as a hero, and the King of Endor gives him official permission to open his own shop within his kingdom's walls.

The armour shop is out of business in Chapter 3, due to lack of armour, which an old man in the castle will buy off Torneko for a significant mark up. The shop is opened by Chapter 5 due to receiving supplies from Endor.

Shops & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Copper sword.png Copper sword100Attack +12
ICON-Boomerang.png Boomerang350Attack +18
ICON-Hunter's bow.png Hunter's bow350Attack +18
ICON-Chain sickle.png Chain sickle550Attack +20
ICON-Iron lance.png Iron lance880Attack +28
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword2,000Attack +40
Note: The Boomerang is only available in the NES version.
The Hunter's bow is only available in the PSX and Nintendo DS versions.

ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop (Chapters 5 & 6 only)
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Fur coat.png Fur coat600Defense +22
ICON-Bronze armour.png Bronze armour700Defense +25
ICON-Iron armour.png Iron armour1,200Defense +30
ICON-Iron shield.png Iron shield650Defense +12
ICON-Hardwood headwear.png Hardwood headwear120Defense +6
ICON-Feathered Cap.png Feathered Cap200Defense +8


With the exception of the Prince's Letter all treasures here are absent from the NES version.

The following items require that the party has the Ultimate Key.

Nearby monsters[edit]

(Chapter 3)[edit]

(Chapters 5 & 6)[edit]


  • Hardie will scoff at the thought of Ballymoral invading Endor successfully if he is in the party when Torneko returns with the royal scroll, stating that there is no way such a small kingdom could ever threaten the land of his birth.

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAlcazabaLiterally refers to a fortress behind a wall
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBallimore
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschBruckstetten
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBalmontone