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Lanson is a town found in the overworld of Dragon Quest III.

It geographically aligns with the real world Australia. It is a small village with not much to offer, but the residents take pride in the colossal shrine they live near.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Lanson is located on the southern continent and is only accessible via ship or by Ramia. It serves as the only access point to the Gaia's Navel dungeon, in which the Hero must explore alone.

Lanson is one of few locations that sells Fading Jenny, an herb that produces the same effects as the Fade spell. This item is useful in retrieving the Bottomless Pot in Edina castle.

Shops & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?
ICON-Chimaera wing.png Chimaera wing25?
ICON-nopic.png Fading Jenny300?

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon and armor shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Spiked steel whip.png Spiked steel whip3,100Attack +40
ICON-Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer6,500Attack +55
ICON-Knuckledusters.png Knuckledusters7,100Attack +40
ICON-Cloak of evasion.png Cloak of evasion2,900+28
ICON-Magical skirt.png Magical skirt1,500+25
ICON-Magic armour.png Magic armour5,800+40
ICON-Iron mask.png Iron mask3,500Defense +25

Treasures (remakes only)[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]


  • The name "Lancel" is likely derived from the Australian town of Lancelin. The name in the modern translation, "Lanson", may have been inspired by another Australian city, Launceston.