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Galenholm (ガライ, Garai), formerly called Garinham in past localizations, is a town located in the northwestern corner of Alefgard in Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest Builders. It is named for its founder, Galen who traveled the kingdom as a bard of high renown, and owned the Lyre of Ire. It was preceded by Galen's House, which was present during the events of Dragon Quest III. It does not appear in Dragon Quest II along with many other locations in Alefgard. Being located in the far north, its climate is bitterly cold, sometimes even freezing.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Galenholm is typically the first major town the hero visits after Tantegel, offering substantial equipment improvements over the paltry selection in the aforementioned town. It is also revisited later in the game after the hero has obtained a supply of Magic Keys, giving the player access to the Grave of Galen.

Shops and Services[edit]

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Oaken club.png Oaken club60Attack +4
ICON-Copper sword.png Copper sword180Attack +10
ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe560Defense +15
ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Leather armour.png Leather armour70Defense +4
ICON-Chain mail.png Chain mail300Defense +10
ICON-Iron shield.png Iron shield800Defense +10

Item shop[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb70?
ICON-Torch.png Torch300?
ICON-Dragon's scale.png Dragon's scale20Defense +2/5


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  • SNES
  • GBC
Dragon Quest (NES)
Dragon Quest (SNES)

Locked doors[edit]

Dragon Quest
Key Type Info
Magic Key Entry to northern section of town along with Grave of Galen

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

In this game, Galenholm (along with Kol) consists of different areas that can be reached by using teleportals:

The chapter's theme focuses on harnessing magic to fight elemental enimies, and the boss at the end of Chapter 3 is a colossal fusion of a magmalice and a firn fiend. The town itself has fallen to monsters and become a frozen hellscape.