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Midenhall (ローレシア, Rooreshia, "Laurasia") 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. At the beginning of the story, 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.

Often thought to be the most powerful due to the strength possessed by the Prince of Midenhall, it is where the wounded soldier from Moonbrooke goes instead of Cannock, which is much closer.

Castle Treasures[edit]

King's Gift[edit]

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.

Mark of Erdrick[edit]

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

Lightning staff[edit]

Midenhall has a jail that houses an Wrecktor (a Magus in the Game Boy Color remake) 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. Though both remakes remove the trick allowing for only one Staff.

Other treasures[edit]

(NES Version)[edit]

(GBC Version)[edit]


Dragon Quest II (NES)
Item Price Attributes
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Medical Herb 15 {{{attributes}}}
Dragon Warrior II (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Antidote 8 {{{attributes}}}
Leather Shield 90 {{{attributes}}}
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Price per person
4 Gold Coins


Midenhall contains the first travel door to ever appear in the Dragon Quest series.

Dragon Quest II
Info Destination
In western courtyard Shrine West of Zahan

Locked Doors[edit]

Dragon Quest II
Key Type Info
Silver Key Provides access to prison area
Golden Key Provides access to treasury
Jailers Key In prison area
Jailers Key In prison area, provides access to Evil Clown

Other services[edit]

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


Nearby monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Midenhall appears in Chapter 3 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.


  • The name Laurasia derives from Princess Gwaelin's Japanese name Laura. She and the hero from Dragon Quest traveled to new lands after the events of Dragon Quest.
  • Laurasia was also the name of the real-life super continent that dominated the northern half of the world 200~180 million years ago.


DQ II NES Midenhall Castle.png

Locked doors[edit]