Swinedimples Academy

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Swinedimples Academy is a school-town in the middle of Snowberia. The academy is founded by Sir Sternivus Swinedimple, whose grave is located to the northeast corner of the academy. The grave is also an entrance to The Old School.

Story[edit]

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When the hero is mistaken to be a detective for the academy, the headmaster pleas the hero to find out where the missing kids went and gives the Hero the uniform as a disguise. The hero finds out that a kid placed a fygg on the founder's burial grounds and the next day it was gone. Also, there was a rumor that if you touch the guardian's statue on the forehead at midnight you would find a ghost. When you join the school gang, they challenge you to touch the statue's forehead at midnight. When you do touch the statue, the ghost of the founder of the school appears and takes Fred, the leader of the gang. When you follow him, the ghost opens up his tomb and goes to the secret passageway into the old school. When you go through the dungeon, you find the missing kids in detention. The teacher transforms in to a monster, and when he is defeated, the honor of Swinedimples Academy is restored.

Inn[edit]

Part of the Swinedimples uniform.

There is no inn in the academy, you can rest freely in the dormitory.

School Shop[edit]

Shop
Item Price Attributes Vocations
DQ9 MoonwortBulb.png Moonwort bulb 30 Cure paralyze state N/A


Quests[edit]

Most quests here are available after the Fygg is collected, and they require a certain level of a skill (most quests require weapons skills of 30, and the quests reward you with a very nice weapon for that skill) for the hero to trigger the quest.


Quest #036 - "Little Miss Bossy Boots"
Location Swinedimples Academy - Level 1, in front of the bulletin board.
Availability Shortly after arriving in Swinedimples.
Requested by Alchemilla
Fulfilled to Alchemilla
Item Required 2 urns of Royal soil, 1 phial of Holy water.
Reward Swinedimples salute party trick, Thunderball for repeating.
Detail Alchemilla, a pupil at Swinedimples, wants to know if you've got what it takes to enter the academy. It sounds like she'll be satisfied if you just bring her two lots of Royal soil. Then she'll want a Holy water as well.
Hint for solution Royal soil appears by Porth Llaffan and the forest near Batzorig's mother's grave. Holy water can be purchased at most item shops.
Repeatable Yes.
Quest #63 - "Keep your Eyes Peeled"
Location Swinedimples Academy - Church
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ sword ability
Requested by Marco
Fulfilled to Marco
Reward Warrior's Sword
Detail Marco, who teaches swordmanship at Swinedimples, wants to put you to the test. He's asked you to find a red signpost that's somewhere out there in the world, then come back and tell him what's written on it.
Hint for solution The sign is on an island in Western Wormwood. Don't forget to look at the back of the sign!
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Quest #64 - "Turn in Your Badges"
Location Swinedimples Academy - Church
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 100 sword ability
Requested by Marco
Fulfilled to Marco
Reward "Swordcraft in Summary" Marco's book (Gigagash sword technique)
Detail Marco, who teaches swordmanship at Swinedimples, wants to put you to the test. On his travels he buried badges by the cities he visited, retrieve them all.
Hint for solution Marco's diary is on one of the bookshelves at Swinedimples and will tell you all of the badge locations. You must obtain them in the order Marco visited the towns. Obtain them by fighting the monsters outside of the towns until they drop a badge, it often helps if your warrior deals the finishing blow on these monsters
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Quest #65 - "Operation Mercury"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability Have a character with 30+ points in spear
Requested by Lance
Fulfilled to Lance
Reward halberd
Detail Defeat 3 metal medleys using the Pressure Pointer spear skill.
Hint for solution Metal medleys can be found in The Bad Cave. It is easier to find them there then on slime hill most of the time.
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Quest #66 - "Operation Multithrust"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability Have a character with 100 skill points in Spear
Requested by Lance
Fulfilled to Lance
Reward Clear Spear Theory book.
Detail Defeat groups of 2 or more Gloomy gastropogs using the Multithrust spear ability. Do this 5 times.
Hint for solution Gloomy gastropogs can be found in the Gittish Empire. They don't always appear in groups, so you will have to do some fighting. Have your most powerful attacker attempt the Multithrust. Make sure there are no other enemies left since you cannot control which monsters the attack strikes. Considering casting [[[omph]] to help the attacking character.
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Quest #67 - "Nab the Knife-Nicker"
Location Swinedimples Academy - at Swinedimples Academy Dormitory L1
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ knife ability
Requested by Madame Couteau
Fulfilled to Madame Couteau
Item Required Broken blade
Reward Icicle dirk
Detail Retrieve Madame Couteau's kitchen knife! When the offending Shivery shrubbery is sleeping, finish it off with a Toxic Dagger attack.
Hint for solution Shivery shrubbery can be found just outside of Swinedimples Academy.
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Quest #68 - "Spice Up Your Knife"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmster, with a party member with 100 knife ability
Requested by Madame Couteau
Fulfilled to Madame Couteau
Reward 'Knifing Know-How'
Detail Can you pass Madame Couteau's test and gain acces to the ultimate knife knowledge? Your task is to finish off an envenomated bad karmour with Victimiser in ten separate battles.
Hint for solution No matter how many bad karmours you kill this way per battle, it will only count as 1 towards your total. Make sure you don't have a weapon like Assassin's Dagger equipped as it could ruin any potentional kill by Victimiser. The high ground in Western Wormwood is likely the easiest location to find them.
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Quest #69 - "You Scratch My Back"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ wand ability
Requested by Itchy
Fulfilled to Itchy
Item Required Backscratcher
Reward Brouhaha boomstick
Detail There's an old man at Swinedimples Academy who need his back scratching, but first you'll need to find the perfect wand for the job.
Hint for solution Defeat monsters in the Tywll Cave until the required item drops.
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Quest #70 - "Look, Back in Anger"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability Quest 69 completed, Quest 77 completed , Wand Skill 100
Requested by Itchy
Fulfilled to Itchy
Item Required Molten Magma, Toad Oil
Reward “Wands and Beyond”: Zing Stick ability
Detail There's an old man at Swinedimples Academy who needs some medicine, but first you'll need to find the ingredients!
Hint for solution The Molten Magma is a special item drop so the quest must be accepted in order

for this item to drop. It can be found at Magmaroo upon defeating live lavas.

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Quest #71 - "Staunch the Stench"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmster, with a party member with 30+ staff ability
Requested by Paulo
Fulfilled to Paulo
Reward Killer Piller
Detail Paulo from Swinedimples, wants to use the Deliverance staff ability to defeat a stenchurion in the sea to the north of Gleeba, and bring back the mirror it stole from him.
Hint for solution
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Quest #72 - "Jump For Joy"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmster, with a party member with 100 staff ability
Requested by Paulo
Fulfilled to Paulo
Reward "Staff Studies" - Counter Wait ability
Detail Talk to Paulo at night and the ghost of Joy will appear and will ask you to go into a grotto and kill Nemean with a blow from the laundry pole . Once defeated, he will drop the staff scroll.
Hint for solution
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Quest #73 - "Whipping Boy's Wish"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ whip ability
Requested by Toadie
Fulfilled to Toadie
Reward Spiked Steel Whip
Detail Toadie, a pupil at Swinedimples, wants to buy his teacher Mr. Whippy a new whip from Catwright. See if you can find one that he will be happy with.
Hint for solution The bunny girl(Catwright) at the lighthouse near Bloomingdale will ask you to get a Hammerfang which is dropped by Power hammers.
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Quest #74 - "Mr. Whippy's Wish"
Location Swinedimples Academy, dorm on L1.
Availability After completion of Quest #73: Whipping Boy's Wish, with a party member with 100 skill points in Whips.
Requested by Mr. Whippy
Fulfilled to Mr. Whippy
Item Required Catwright's parcel
Reward 'Working with Whips' - Allows a character to use Serpent's Bite while carrying it.
Detail If you want to learn a new skill from Swinedimples' Mr. Whippy, you'll need to pass his first test. Meet with the whipmaker Catwright at the Blooming Beacon and follow her instructions.
Hint for solution Blooming Beacon is the lighthouse in the west of Bloomingdale. Catwright wants you to defeat two monsters, a Dreadful drackal and a Drastic drackal.

Dreadful drackals can be found in the Gittish Empire, while drastic drackals are found at the Wyrmtail. The finishing blow must be performed with a regular attack from a Leather whip, which can be purchased from the weapon shop at Stornway if the player does not already have one. Both monsters have a little over 200 HP each. After defeating the monsters, speak to Catwright again and she'll give you the parcel to take back to Mr. Whippy.

Repeatable No.
Quest #75 - "Rake a Tail Feather"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ claw ability
Requested by Klaus
Fulfilled to Klaus
Item Required 10 Tiny feathers (Obtained by killing robo-robins with can opener)
Reward Kestrel claws
Detail Klaus, the claw teacher at Swinedimples, wants you to find him ten tinny tail feathers. Apparently, robo-robins drop them when they're defeated with Can Opener.
Hint for solution Go to Iluugazar Plains and you should be able to find some robo-robins. During battle, make your claw user(s) attack the robo-robins with can opener and make the rest of your party defend to do this quest easily.
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Quest #76 - "Talonted Trio"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 100 claw ability
Requested by Klaus
Fulfilled to Klaus
Reward 'The Core of the Claw'
Detail Klaus requests you to defeat his three apprentices with claws.
Hint for solution Defeat Tearwolf at the Snowberian coast in the south of Swinedimples Academy, then report back. Defeat Claws in the Oubliette B3 in Gittingham Palace, then report back and finally, defeat King Crab at the four corners of the ocean. He must be defeated there in order to get the

scene.

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Quest #77 - "Cool-Fanned Kook"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ fan ability
Requested by Fanny
Fulfilled to Fanny
Item Required freezing feather
Reward White Tiger fan
Detail Fanny, a teacher from Swinedimples, has asked you to bring her a freezing feather, an item that monsters in the snowfields apparently sometimes drop. She says she want to cool herself down by making a fan out of it.
Hint for solution The freezing feather drops from Apeckalypse after you have accepted the quest.
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Quest #78 - "Oh, The Indignity"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After completing Quest 77, 100 Fan
Requested by Fanny
Fulfilled to Fanny
Reward 'Further Fanamanship'
Detail She wants you to defeat a Liquid metal slime with Fan Dango.
Hint for solution
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Quest #79 - "Bring Oi Back Me Axe"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ axe ability
Requested by Max
Fulfilled to Max
Reward Pro's axe
Detail Max, the axe teacher at Swinedimples, needs you to retrieve his axe from a strange moving tree. Find a purple tree in the marshland south of the Iluugazar Plains and make it suffer. If it's the culprit, it should drop the axe.
Hint for solution Defeat Treevils in the western area of Urdus Marshland until one of them drops the axe.
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Quest #80 - "'Atchet Job"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 100 axe ability
Requested by Max
Fulfilled to Max
Reward Advanced Axecraft (Whopper Chop axe technique)
Detail Max, the axe teacher at Swinedimples, is impatient for you to defeat three magmalices, three stone guardians and three bad karmours using Hatchet Man.
Hint for solution Defeat three Magmalices, three Stone guardians and three Bad Karmours all by using Hatchet Man.
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Quest #81 - "Mallet's Mallet"
Location Swinedimples Academy, middle-right classroom on L2.
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster. Must have a party member with at least 30 skill points invested in the Hammer skill.
Requested by Bumbles
Fulfilled to Bumbles
Item Required DQIX Wobbly jelly.pngWobbly jelly
Reward DQIX Terra firmer.pngTerra firmer
Detail A pupil at Swinedimples has confided to you that she broke a hammer she was supposed to be looking after for her teacher. You should be able to find some information in the library to help you fix it.
Hint for solution On the first floor of the academy, examine one of the bookshelves to read the magazine 'Mallet Monthly'. It states that the hammer can be fixed with a dab of wobbly jelly, which are dropped by Admirers. Admirers can be found in the Plumbed Depths, which is accessed through the royal baths at the Mirage Mahal in Gleeba. The monsters will eventually drop the jelly after they are defeated.
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Quest #82 - "To Shell And Back"
Location
Availability Upon arriving at
Requested by
Fulfilled to
Reward
Detail
Hint for solution
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Quest #83 - "Beautiful Bowginnings"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating Dreadmaster, have a character with 30+ skill in bow.
Requested by Archie
Fulfilled to Archie
Reward Billowing bow
Detail Defeat 10 peckerels using Flutter Disaster.
Hint for solution Peckerels can be found on the Iluugazar Plains outside Batsureg.
Repeatable No
Quest #84 - "Beauty And Beyond"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After completing Quest 83, 100 Bow.
Requested by Archie
Fulfilled to Archie
Reward 'Archery for the Adept'
Detail He gives two trials. Firstly, he wants you to defeat 10 Boss troll by using Rain of Pain. Secondly, he wants you to get some Wonder pants.
Hint for solution
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Quest #85 - "Comeback Kid"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmster, with a party member with 30+ boomerang ability
Requested by A student
Fulfilled to A student
Reward Swallow tail
Detail A student at Swinedimples is troubled, and wants you to defeat a metal slime with a Power Throw to prove your boomerang skills. Once you've done that, it sounds like he has something else he needs to ask you to do.
Hint for solution After completing the first objective you need to locate the bridge west of swindimples and on the east side of urdus marshland to complete the quest fully
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Quest #86 - "Brave The Caves"
Location Swinedimples Academy, lower right courtyard.
Availability After completion of Quest #085: Comeback Kid, with a party member with 100 skill points in Boomerangs.
Requested by Kylie
Fulfilled to Kylie
Item Required ‘Basic Boomeranging’, ‘Better Boomeranging’, ‘Bonzer Boomeranging’
Reward 'The Boomerang Bible' - Allows a character to use Gigathrow while carrying it.
Detail Kylie asks you to look for a note in the art room on the second floor of the academy which then gives you the objective of locating 3 monsters across three caves you have explored and defeating them with a basic Boomerang attack until they give you a specific item.
Hint for solution Asking Kylie for pointers after locating the note will give you details on the three monsters and their possible locations. The three monsters are Mortoad in the Tywll Cave, Hunter mech in the Bad Cave, and Living statue in the Bowhole.
Repeatable No.
Quest #87 - "Sucking Up to Buckler"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, with a party member with 30+ shield ability
Requested by Buckler
Fulfilled to Buckler
Reward white shield
Detail Buckler, the shield teacher at Swinedimples, said that if you want to improve your skills, you just need to practice by defending against enemy attacks with your shield. Block 10 enemy attacks.
Hint for solution Your party must block the attack completely for it to count towards your total. Having a high shield skill helps, as well as using the Immense Defense skill.
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Quest #88 - "Buckler's Buckler"
Location Swinedimples Academy - room adjacent to the headmaster.
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster, when a party member has 100 shield ability.
Requested by Buckler
Fulfilled to Buckler
Reward "Secrets of the Shield" - guaranteed block of Critical Hits when equipped with a shield
Detail Finish off 10 Killing machines with the Blockenspiel ability.
Hint for solution Find them in Gittingham Palace or the surrounding areas.
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Quest #89 - "Way of the Fitht"
Location Swinedimples Academy
Availability After defeating the Dreadmaster. Must have a party member with at least 30 skill points invested in the Fisticuffs skill.
Requested by Cecil
Fulfilled to Cecil
Reward Tough guy tattoo
Detail Cecil, the fisticuff teacher at Swinedimples, wants you to finish off ten wyrtles with Knuckle Sandwich ability. He's promised you something good in return if you manage it!
Hint for solution Wyrtles can be found in the Urdus Marshland or Hermany.
Repeatable No.
Quest #90 - "One Latht Tehth"
Location Swinedimples Academy - L1, auditorium on the lower left.
Availability After the completion of Quest #089: Way of the Fitht, with a party member with 100 skill points in Fisticuffs.
Requested by Cecil
Fulfilled to Cecil
Reward 'Fearsome Fisticuffing' - Allows a character to use Miracle Moon while carrying it.
Detail Cecil, the fisticuffs teacher at Swinedimples, will give you the book containing the final secret of fisticuffing, but not before you've travelled to the tenth level or below of a grotto wearing no equipment and defeated fifty foes with regular attacks.
Hint for solution The player will need a treasure map with at least ten floors in order to complete the quest. At least one party member will have to remove all of their equipment in order to defeat the monsters. The quest can go by faster by having more than one character without equipment. Their vocation should be changed to one with naturally high Attack, such as a Gladiator. Since the bare party member will be vulnerable, it's recommended to bring a Paladin to protect them with Whipping Boy or Forbearance. The monsters can still be whittled down to low HP with skills and spells. Casting Oomph on the bare party member is also recommended.
Repeatable No.
Quest #140 - "Apt Pupil"
Location Swinedimples - The Old School
Availability after finishing the main story
Requested by Sir Sternivus Swinedimple
Fulfilled to Sir Sternivus Swinedimple
Reward Blessed bindings, Tantric trousers, and Brahman boots for first completion. Brainy bracer in subsequent completions.
Detail Sir Sternivus Swinedimple has asked you to do some extra-curricular activities. Dress all of your party in Swinedimples blazers and go to a grotto to defeat Sir Sanguinus. This quest is repeatable.
Hint for solution Only a grotto of Doubt, Woe, Dolour, Regret, Bane, or Fear can have Sir Sanguinus in it.
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Quest #183 - "Poison Needle 1 Ow 1"
Location Swinedimples Academy, in the Old School at night
Availability After downloading on DQVC
Requested by Vena, the ghost of a female teacher
Fulfilled to Vena, the ghost of a female teacher
Reward DQIX Pruning knife.pngPruning knife; DQ9 Malicite.pngMalicite for repeat
Detail Vena, a troubled teacher fom Swinedimples Academy has set you some homework. She wants you to defeat a master moosifer with a poison needle by inflicting just one point of damage.
Hint for solution Master moosifers can only be found in the highest ranking volcano grottoes. Deals about 900 damage and then attack with poison needles. You can purchase poison needles in Bloomingdale.
Repeatable Yes.
Date Released July 1, 2011

Location Attributes[edit]

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

   Zoom icon.png    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.

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Trivia[edit]

  • Swimedimples Academy is a play on the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series. Sir Sternus Swinedimples is a play on one of its more notable teachers. Severus Snape (stern and severe being similar terms).
  • The Name 'Swinedimples' means 'Pig Smiles'.
  • The Japanese name シオン (Shion) can also means "Gratitude to Teacher".
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