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Strathbaile is a town in Dragon Quest IV.

It is located in the north of Burland, and has recently experience a rash of child abductions.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

In Chapter 1, Ragnar McRyan is called upon to track down Strathbaile's missing children (including the innkeeper's son), who have all disappeared under unknown circumstances. After encountering a confused man named Angus who was imprisoned for stealing bread, Ragnar learns that he was mentally regressed back to his childhood after witnessing a group of monsters spiriting away children in the forest east of the town. After accompanying Aigneas, the man's wife, to Strathbaile and restoring Angus' memories, Ragnar explores the depths of the Auld Well in the forest and encounters a Healslime named Healie. The monster wants to become human, and asks to follow Ragnar--the soldier is also guided by a mysterious voice to a treasure chest containing a pair of fabled Talaria that allow him to reach the summit of the Loch Tur and rescue the children.

In Chapter 5, the town's inhabitants witness Rose's psychic cries for help every night in the form of dreams; the party can experience them as well by staying at the local inn. The reason for these dreams appearing in a place so distant from Rose's location is because the village was originally a colony for Elves before humans came and occupied it, becoming the town seen in the game.

Shops & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Copper sword.png Copper sword100Attack +12
ICON-Thorn whip.png Thorn whip200Attack +14
ICON-Divine dagger.png Divine dagger200Attack +14
ICON-Boomerang.png Boomerang350Attack +18
ICON-Hunter's bow.png Hunter's bow350Attack +18
ICON-Chain sickle.png Chain sickle550Attack +20
ICON-Iron lance.png Iron lance880Attack +28
Note: The Thorn whip and the Boomerang are only available in the NES version.
The Divine dagger and the Hunter's bow are only available in the PSX and Nintendo DS versions.

ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Chain mail.png Chain mail350Defense +18
ICON-Bronze armour.png Bronze armour700Defense +25
ICON-Iron armour.png Iron armour1200Defense +30
ICON-Scale shield.png Scale shield180Defense +7
ICON-Iron shield.png Iron shield650Defense +12
ICON-Hardwood headwear.png Hardwood headwear120Defense +6


Nearby monsters[edit]

Chapter 1[edit]
Chapters 5 & 6[edit]

Remake changes[edit]

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  • An additional dream sequence is viewable in Chapter 6; it is a quick summary of Psaro and Rose's love affair, followed by a vague hint directing the player to proceed to the Azimuth for the aftergame.

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolCandonga
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisStrattbourg
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschAuenfelde
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBellavalle

Map & Gallery[edit]