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Persistence is a village in Dragon Quest III.

It is located in the area of the world map corresponding to North America, and, as such, the village has a pre-colonial theme. Because there are no other settlements on the continent for the people to trade with, the village lives up to it's name.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Persistence is a plain village consisting of a few houses and horses protected by a large fence. There is no required reason to visit Persistence, but there are clues given within the village as to the whereabouts of the Bottomless Pot and how to use the Echo Flute. Because the pot was stolen from the village by soldiers from Edina on a scouting expedition, the villagers are somewhat leery of travellers.

The people speak in short sentences and make a point to never lie, not seeing the purpose of falsehoods. A senior mentions the hermit living on the glacier to the far north and condemns him for using magic, implying the villagers are more suspicious of magic than other peoples. A talking horse with a green mane named Ed gives the player the clue to use the bottomless pot in the shoals in the ocean west of the village. There is a soldier from Edina who was left behind by his comrades several years ago living in the well of the village, undetected by the people. He bemoans his fate and complains that the troops didn't forget the pot.

A man who lived in the village left long ago to start a town in the east field, corresponding to the real life Jamestown colony.

Shop & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Moonwort bulb.png Moonwort bulb30?
ICON-Coagulant.png Coagulant500/310?
ICON-nopic.png Fading Jenny300?
ICON-nopic.png Doh-hican60Defense +3
ICON-Silver tiara.png Silver tiara760Defense +20

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon & armour shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Cypress stick.png Cypress stick5Attack +2
ICON-Oaken club.png Oaken club30Attack +7
ICON-Poison needle.png Poison needle10Attack +1
ICON-Thorn whip.png Thorn whip320Attack +18
ICON-Leather kilt.png Leather kilt800Defense +24
ICON-Plain clothes.png Plain clothes10Defense +4
ICON-Garish garb.png Garish garb1,300Attack +28
ICON-Magic shield.png Magic shield2,000Defense +25


Nearby monsters[edit]