Nimzo

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Nimzo
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
DQV Grandmaster Nimzo.png
Japanese name ミルドラース
Romaji Mirudorāsu
Old localization Mirudraas
Title Grandmaster of Nadiria
Great Demon Lord (Japanese)
Race Demon
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Human (formerly)
Voice actor Shōzō Iizuka (CD Theater, Japanese)
Arata Iura (Your Story, Japanese)
Paul Guyet (Your Story, English)

Nimzo is the source of conflict and final boss of Dragon Quest V.

As is the case with most of the series' villains, Nimzo is mostly referred to and not actually encountered until the very end of the game, though his pawns and powerful influence do well to wreak havoc throughout the game. He resides in the sinister fortress at Mt. Zugzwang, where Madalena is held captive.

Characteristics[edit]

Nimzo initially appears to be an elderly, green-skinned demon. He is capable of performing devastating spells and breath attacks in either form and can also call upon Wrecktors and Killing machines to assist him while in his initial form. He also possess an ultimate, grotesque form: a gargantuan bloated, red demon with massive, wrinkled wings, four arms, and a spike-ended tail. It is said that he was once a human long ago, but has since transformed into a monster.

Nimzo's speech in the English DS remake is composed of a font that replaces the English letters used in the rest of the game with Cyrillic letters that resemble them, such as replacing N with И. The overall effect makes Nimzo sound incredibly distinct and alien when compared to other characters and even the narration.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

In the original Super Famicom version, Nimzo was given no back story, though most players assumed he was a demon. In the Nintendo DS and PS2 remakes, two monsters, a soldier in La Guardia, and one book revealed he was in fact a human.

A book in Lofty Peak called The Will Of Our Leader revealed he is a deity born of "lowly disciples" implying he was born of poverty. The book also reveals he soon became the monarch of Lofty Peak and was wiser than wisdom itself. Unfortunately he took the Secret of Evolution and turned himself into a monster.

The citizens tried, but failed, to take the evil out of him and "Even now, he waits, where no sun shall ever shine, for the Great one to arrive, the one true hero".

First form (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Nimzo humanoid snes.png 1,600 (original)
2,500 (remakes)
Infinite 200 (original)
240 (remakes)
180 (original)
230 (remakes)
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
80 0 0 N/A
Bestiary No. Unnumbered boss
Spell(s) Kafrizzle
Skill(s) C-c-cold Breath
Disruptive Wave
Recovers 50 HP per turn.
Summons two reinforcements. (Killing machine)
Summons two reinforcements (Wrecktor)
Location(s) Mt. Zugzwang
Item dropped None
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 20% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 100% 100% 100%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Nimzo DQV PS2.png Nimzo humanoid ds.png


Nimzo is immune to Crack, Ice breath, Woosh, and all status ailments when in this form. Additionally, he has a 20% resistance to Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and fire breath. He periodically summons Killing machines and Wrecktors to assist him, and will regenerate 50 HP per round. Though he has no resistance at all to Zap, it is better to conserve MP for the second part of the battle.


Second form, first phase (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mildrath2.gif 2,500 255 375 245
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
75 0 0 N/A
Bestiary No. Unnumbered boss
Spell(s) Bounce
Kaboom
Kafrizzle
Kasap
Skill(s) Occasionally acts twice per turn.
Disruptive Wave
Scorch
Location(s) Mt. Zugzwang
Item dropped None
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Nimzo2 DQV PS2.png Nimzo2 ds.png



Second form, second phase (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mildrath2.gif 2,000 255 375 245
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
15 0 0 N/A
Bestiary No. Unnumbered boss monster
Spell(s) Kafrizzle
Kasap
Skill(s) Occasionally acts twice per turn.
Disruptive Wave
Meditation
Scorch
Location(s) Mt. Zugzwang
Item dropped None
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Nimzo2 DQV PS2.png Nimzo2 ds.png



Second form, third phase (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mildrath2.gif 2,500 255 43 245
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
75 0 0 N/A
Bestiary No. Unnumbered boss
Spell(s) Kaboom
Kafrizzle
Kasap
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Disruptive Wave
Scorch
Location(s) Mt. Zugzwang
Item dropped None
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Nimzo2 DQV PS2.png Nimzo2 ds.png


After assuming this form, Nimzo will cast Bounce at the start of battle. He has a tendency cast Kasap on the party, but because he attacks physically at infrequent intervals the players can ignore this. Disruptive Wave will remove the effects anyway, so it's better to concentrate on maximizing damage instead. His elemental resistances no longer apply, but he is still immune to all debilitation magic. Once 2500 damage has been dealt, he will alter his strategy and begin meditating more often. After another 2000 HP has been removed, Nimzo will cease recovery and focus on the offensive. In this state, his melee blows will become Desperate attacks, dealing 500% more damage. If the party's healers are running low on MP, he is vulnerable to Drain Magic in this state.

He is considerably weaker in the SFC original version, but it is important to keep in mind that only three characters could be used in that version, (in contrast with the DS and PS2 remakes' four); also, he seems to Meditate much more frequently now.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

#301 - Nimzo
Nimzo.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
7500
15066 (99)
255 66600 2490
Attack Defense Speed
690
1386 (99)
520
780 (99)
170
272 (99)
Family ???
Bestiary # 301
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Romanized Jap. Mirudorāsu
Description "Likes to kick in with Kaboom after taking the edge off his enemies by casting Bounce and Kasap.

Some thought he could only command from afar, but he has more than enough mental and physical ability to rule the world."

Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 100 150 50 100 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 5 25
Blunt Sap Decelerate
10 25 75

Nimzo appears as a Legacy Boss. His speech is written normally in this game (albeit still heavily accented), presumably because the Cyrillic alphabet is absent from this game's character set. His map can be dropped from Psaro the Manslayer at higher levels (and thus can be obtained multiple times).

Treasure[edit]

Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Gothan wristband 15% Blue Orb 5%
4-8 Gothan wristband 20% Blue Orb 5%
9-15 Gothan wristband 25% Blue Orb 6%
16-25 Gothan turbin 20% Blue Orb 6%
26-40 Gothan turbin 25% Blue Orb 7%
41-56 Gothan gumboots 20% Blue Orb 7%
57-68 Gothan gumboots 25% Blue Orb 8%
69-80 Gothan robe 15% Blue Orb 8%
81-90 Gothan robe 20% Blue Orb 9%
91-99 Gothan robe 25% Blue Orb 10%

Skills[edit]

Level New abilities
Initial Kasap, Kafrizz, Kaboom, Scorch, critical attack, sometimes attacks twice per round.
4 Bounce
8 Disruptive Wave
12 Hellfire
16 Meditation, stops using Scorch.
28 Kafrizzle
41 Kaboomle, begins attacking 3 times per turn, stops using Kafrizz & Kaboom.
57 Air Pollution

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Mirudraas (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Mirudraas1.png 70 2/5 5/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family ???
In-game description An evil lord who tried to rule the human world.
Abilities Blaze, Bang, Bolt
Habitat Bazaar Gate #2
Breeding chart Esterk x GoldSlime
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Weak Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Strong Weak Weak
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Strong Weak Weak Strong
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Immune Immune



Mirudraas (Transformed) (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Mirudraas2.png 80 5/5 5/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
5/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family ???
In-game description This is the true identity of Mirudrass.
Abilities FireAir, SuckAir, DeMagic
Habitat Only obtainable through breeding
Breeding chart Mirudraas x Spikerous
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
None Weak None Weak
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
None Weak Weak Immune
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Strong
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong Immune


Mirudraas appears as the boss of Bazaar Gate #2 in his first official appearance outside of Japan.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Mirudraas (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Mirudraas.png 70 6/10 9/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
8/10 6/10 7/10 7/10
Family ???
In-game description
Abilities Bang, Blaze, Bolt
Habitat
Breeding chart Estark x GoldGolem
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Weak Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Strong Weak Weak
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Strong Weak Weak
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Strong Immune Immune Immune
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Immune Immune Immune
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Immune Immune Immune



Mirudraas (Transformed) (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
80 8/10 9/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
8/10 6/10 7/10 7/10
Family ???
In-game description
Abilities DeMagic, FireAir, SuckAir
Habitat
Breeding chart Mirudraas x Orligon, Spikerous
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Strong Strong Immune Strong
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
None Weak None Weak
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Strong None Weak Weak
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong Strong Immune



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Nimzo appears in his true, monstrous form.

Nimzo
Family Beast
Rank S
Description This great ruler is worshipped as a god by many monsters.
Weapons Spears, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Double Trouble
Resistances Healed by Zam, Whackproof, Vulnerable to Sap
Skill Nimzo
Location -
Breeding chart Drakulard x Malroth


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Nimzo again appears in his final form.

Nimzo
Family ???
Rank X
Size M
Weapons Spears, Hammers, Claws, Staves
Traits Double Trouble, Big Hitter, Disruptive Wave, Crafty Sapper
Resistances Vulnerable to Sap, Immune to Whack, Poison, Confusion, Inaction, Paralysis, and Sleep, Healed by Zam
Skill Nimzo
Location -
Breeding chart Baramos x Khalamari or Drakulard


Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Nimzo (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Nimzo DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 ??? family icon.png 1,330 350
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
580 510 460 640
Bestiary No. #514
Rank S
In-game description Grandmaster Nimzo was locked away by the Goddess due to his overwhelming evilness. He eventually achived powers that exceeded those of the divine by devouring the darkness in men's hearts
Talents Nimzo (talent) (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Rando-Disrupt (lv. 1)
Ultra crafty Banger (lv. 20)
Wizardly Waft (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Commander (lv. 1)
Critical Theorist (lv. 1)
Crackmeister (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Mechan-o'-Wyrm DQM3 portrait.png X Luneyetic DQM3 portrait.png X Bilhaw DQM3 portrait.png X Bishop Ladja DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis Nimzo DQM3 portrait.png X Psaro the manslayer DQM3 portrait.png X Rhapthorne DQM3 portrait.png X Nelgel the netherfiend DQM3 portrait.png = Estark DQM3 portrait.png
(Two generation synthesis)
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
25% 0% 25% 0%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% 0% -25%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
0% 25% 25% 50%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 25%
Instant Death Resistance *
50%



Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest: Your Story[edit]

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While Nimzo is frequently alluded to in the film, he does not make an actual appearance. Instead, his role is taken by a virus, appearing as a black humanoid figure with a white mask-like face. The presence of the virus results in a twist ending where Luca is shown as a fan of Dragon Quest V playing a virtual reality remake of the game. The virus was injected into the virtual reality game's code to take Nimzo's role, reminding Luca that once he is defeated, it is time to return to the real world. The virus attempts to further break Luca by telling him that everything in the world does not exist and will cease existing once he is defeated. Luca fights back by telling him that even though he knows that he is a player, he grew up playing both the original Super Famicom and PS2 versions of the game, and that they were his realities that he came to love. Luca's Slime companion Gootrude appears one last time, revealing himself to be an anti-virus program and changing his own code into a sword used to defeat the virus. After the virus is defeated, Luca contemplates that his adventure is almost over, but his allies and enemies will live on in his memories. Despite this different character, the virus is still credited as Nimzo.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

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Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Grandmaster Nimzo appeared as a boss in Chapter 7 of the game's 2-year anniversary Dragon Quest V event starting on October 25th, 2021. The following day, a special mega version that can be challenged by multiple players appeared, as well.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Both of Nimzo's forms appear as S-rank members of the ??? family during the limited Dragon Quest V event. His green humanoid form is faced in Chapter 5, Episode 3: The God of Nadiria and his demonic form appears in Chapter 5, Episode 4: The Grandmaster's True Form. Both of them can be faced in their own boss battles. His green humanoid form can be unlocked after defeating him in All-out Battle! Nimzo edition on Very Hard mode. Grandmaster Nimzo appears on his own banner alongside Balhib and he can participate in Slon's Battle Road as a party member.

Grandmaster Nimzo (大魔王ミルドラース Daimaō Mirudorāsu)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Grandmaster Nimzo.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon SpecialFamily.png
???
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Debuff
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,338 402 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
437 487 375 278 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Infernal Breath Nadirian Mist* Infernorb*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Fireball Stance / Stats Up Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Infernorb Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Infernorb Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises Frizz-type breath potency of allies, including himself, by 20% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +30
DEF +20
Fiendish Obsession: When the user defeats an enemy, restores the user's HP. Infernorb Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Fireball Stance: When attacked by enemy, attacks with Fireball if within range to counter.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Very Weak Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Immune
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Very Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Very Weak Half Res Normal



Nimzo (ミルドラース Mirudorāsu)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Nimzo.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon SpecialFamily.png
???
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact MagicType.png
Magic
Max Level HP MP Move
130 892 563 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
313 375 427 460 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Incinerate Razing Flame* Dark World Flame*
Talent Blossoming: Scorching Hell Column
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Darkness Force / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Dark World Flame Potency +5% / Stats Up
Scorching Hell Column Potency +5% / Max MP +50
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Dark World Flame Potency +5% / Stats Up / Scorching Hell Column Potency +5%
Rare Bounce: Rarely grants a barrier that reflects spells for 3 turns at action start.
Leader Perks
First
Lowers enemy Sizz Res by 25% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +15
WIS +15
Dark World Meditation: Heals the user to full HP when HP drops under 20%, 1 time per battle. Dark World Flame Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Darkness Force: Restores MP and greatly raises WIS for 3 turns at action start on turn 3.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak



Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Grandmaster Nimzo is likely derived from Aron Nimzowitsch, a renowned chess writer and (unofficial) grandmaster. Nimzo's underlings are named after chess pieces, and Nimzo himself refers to his overall plan as a game with his underlings being the pawns, so the name was likely given to tie in with these characteristics.

Trivia[edit]

  • Nizmo is widely regarded as one of the easiest final bosses in the series by fans. Even in remakes, with considerable stat augmentation granted to him, he seems to have more intelligence than raw power and fighting ability.
  • Nimzo appears with his current name in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, a game that preceded the English release of Dragon Quest V.

Gallery[edit]