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Midenhall is a castle located in northeast Torland, and is the starting location of Dragon Quest II. It is one of the three kingdoms established by the descendant of Erdrick and Princess Gwaelin, as well as the oldest.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

At the beginning of the game, a wounded soldier arrives from the kingdom of Moonbrooke to tell the king of the events of Hargon's attack on his cousin's castle, setting the plot of the game into motion as the Prince of Midenhall sets out to save the world from the insane cultist.

Often thought to be the most powerful kingdom due to the wounded soldier from Moonbrooke going to Middenhall instead of Cannock, which is much closer.

Upon leaving the throne room at the start of the game, The King gives The Hero a chest containing both a Copper sword and 50 Gold Coins. The chest will only be there until the area is exited, thus being possible to miss. Much later on in the game, Hargon's Castle will take the form of Middenhall when first entered. The NPCs speak as if the kindly priest Hargon has made peace with the nation, swaying them to his cult and imploring the three cousins to do the same. In order to dispel the illusion and put an end to the madness, the player must use the Eye of Rubiss.


Middenhall houses the first Teleportal in the series, transporting the player to a small island just next to Zahan. The area is too small for the player to explore, and is just a teaser hinting at the scope of the adventure.

Mark of Erdrick[edit]

The Mark of Erdrick is obtainable from the treasure room after getting the Golden Key.

Lightning staff[edit]

Midenhall's dungeon houses an Wrecktor that will drop the Princess of Moonbrooke's best weapon, the Lightning Staff.

In the NES version of II, the Wrecktor will revive after the player saves and resets their game, allow them to pummel the monster over and over to sell duplicates of the staff at a massive profit. This handy exploit was removed in all other versions.

Other treasures[edit]

Shops & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb15?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb8?
ICON-Leather shield.png Leather shield90?
Note: The leather shield is not available in the NES version.

Nearby monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Hargon's illusion of Midenhall appears near the end of Chapter 3 and appear as a ruin and where the Builder gets ambushed by monsters after Warwick is found out as a traitor to Moondrooke.


  • Laurasia was also the name of the real-life super continent that dominated the northern half of the world 200~180 million years ago.