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Gröndal (formerly Krage) is an island northeast of Estard.


Gröndal is the place where the sacred sapling Ygg grows. It is guarded by a tree faerie. To protect the sapling, the faerie spread a rumor that whomever cuts down the sapling will suffer divine punishment. Due to the influence of Ygg, the water from this tree is said to be the best tasting water in the world. It is drawn from the singular well in the center of the town.

One day, a fighting batboon, disguised as The Stranger, poisoned the water in the well, causing everyone who drinks it to believe that they are the Demon King.


The party enter Gröndal through via the Shrine of Mysteries. They come across a nearby inn that tells them not to enter Gröndal as there is something strange going on there.

The party enters the town and notices that everyone claims to be the Demon Lord. A cloud of purple smoke rises from the singular well in the town. The people bicker over who is the real Demon Lord. The Stranger gets some of the townspeople to attempt to cut down the sacred sapling, the same tree that is said to carry divine punishment to those who would try to do this. Whomever was brave enough to cut down the tree had to be the true Demon Lord. Three of the villagers agree and head to Ygg.

The party visits the mayor of the town who tells them about the state of affairs that has overcome Gröndal. He mentions to the party that they should check up on the girl who lives near the tree and tell her not to come to Gröndal. The party goes to visit the girl, but she is sound asleep. They return to the mayor, who feels he is losing his grip on his sanity. The party, realizing that talking to him will do no good, return to Ygg.

There, they see three of the villagers being used to cut down the sapling. The faerie girl tries to stop them but is hit by one of the townspeople, knocking her unconscious. The party stands up to that person. The villager, believing himself to be the Demon Lord, tries to cast a spell on the party. However, as he doesn't actually know the spell, it fails. Another villager tries another spell, but it has the same result. The same happens to the third villager. They wonder why it is that their "Demon Lord" powers aren't working. The Stranger, frustrated by the incompetence of the villagers, tells the villagers to continue cutting down the tree while he takes care of the party. However, he is defeated. The Stranger leaves the Sacred Tree with the villagers right behind him.

The party tend to the faerie girl, who gives them a jar to catch the dew dripping from Ygg. They do so and she drinks from it, regaining her strength. The faerie girl realizes that this might be the cure to help the villagers in their delusions. She tells the party to take the Holy Dew and put it in the well.

The party heads back to Gröndal and enters the mayor's house. He also drinks from the jar and recovers. He realizes that this is the cure for the well's poisoning. He tells the party to put the Holy Dew in the well. Unfortunately, as they are about to do so, the Stranger realizes what they are trying to do. He tells the villagers to surround the well and protect it from the party.

The party return to Ygg to talk with the faerie girl. She is distraught over how the villagers would refuse the Holy Dew in their water. She then remembers that Ygg's roots are connected to the Gröndal well. She digs up a passage so that the party can pour the Holy Dew from inside the well. She warns them that the roots of Ygg have been infested with monsters and asks them to be careful.

The party traverse the roots of the tree until they are directly under Gröndal. There, they see the source of the water poisoning. A Well wisher has taken root in the well. Before the party can pour the Holy Dew into the well, they must first contend with the Well Wisher. The party defeats the Well Wisher and are able to pour in the Holy Dew without interruption. As they pour the water in the well, the villagers are immediately cured of their poison. It also has an effect on The Stranger.

The party climb the well back into Gröndal to find that they have cured the villagers of their delusions. However, The Stranger challenges the party. He tells them that they will pay for messing up his plan. He reveals himself to be a fighting batboon. The party defeats him.

After the party's victory, they head to the mayor's house. He thanks them for saving Gröndal and gives them beds to sleep in for the night to show his thanks. In the morning, the mayor asks them to visit the girl near the sacred sapling, as she has something to say to them.

When they do, the faerie girl reveals her origins and her task. She is tasked with helping Ygg grow into Yggdrasil. This task will take hundreds of years, but thanks to the party, she will be able to do it. She hands them a Staff of salvation with her thanks. With that, the party heads back to the present.


Ygg has become Yggdrasil. It is able to produce Yggdrassil leaves. The town of Gröndal has dug out many more wells in the interim due to the fear that their well might be poisoned again. In one of the stores, the town sells Yggdrasil dew, which is able to cure the entire party completely. However, they will only sell it to one person in the party and the party must not have one in their possession already. Bulgio owns a house in Gröndal as well.

Shops & Services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png General store (Past)
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10Cures poison
ICON-Assassin's dagger.png Assassin's dagger1,500+30 Attack/+11 Style
ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe4,000+38 Attack/+6 Style
ICON-Garish garb.png Garish garb2,500+28 Defence/+35 Style
ICON-Tortoise shell.png Tortoise shell3,800+33 Defence/-15 Style
ICON-White shield.png White shield2,000+16 Defence/+15 Style

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png General store (Present)
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Edged boomerang.png Edged boomerang2,300+26 Attack/+19 Style
ICON-Assassin's dagger.png Assassin's dagger1,500+30 Attack/+11 Style
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword2,800+33 Attack/+16 Style
ICON-Steel fangs.png Steel fangs4,200+35 Attack/+8 Style
ICON-Garish garb.png Garish garb2,500+28 Defence/+35 Style
ICON-Tortoise shell.png Tortoise shell3,800+33 Defence/-15 Style
ICON-Top hat.png Top hat1,200+17 Defence/+15 Style


Price per person
15 Gold coins (Present only)

Other notable attribute[edit]

   Save icon.png    This is a location where the game can be saved.

   Zoom icon.png    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.





Nearby monsters[edit]



(After the Demon King's resurrection)

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPutzuberde
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisGröndalSame as English name
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGrönkilde
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBonverd