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Tantegel
Tantagel

Tantegel as seen in "Dragon Quest 1+2" for Super Famicom, with Tantegel Castle in the center, and Tantegel Castletown on the far right.
Japanese name ラダトーム
Rōmaji Radatōmu

Tantegel (ラダトーム, radatōmuLadutorm) is a castle and accompanying town which serve as the capital of Alefgard. It is featured in the first three Dragon Quest games: Dragon QuestDragon Quest II, and Dragon Quest III, as part of the Erdrick Trilogy. Tantegel is the starting and central location in the original Dragon Quest and is the only location in Alefgard which has a castle and a reigning king.

In the original Famicom release of Dragon Quest, the town surrounding the Ladutorm Castle (ラダトーム城, radatōmu shiro) is called the same name as the castle, Ladutorm Town (ラダトームの町, radatōmu no machi). When the game was localized and released overseas it was decided to give the castle and town different names (Tantegel and Brecconary respectively). In all other English version releases both town and castle are referred to as Tantegel, and combined into one icon on the world map.

Synopsis

Dragon Quest

In the original Dragon Quest, Tantegel is a location of central importance for many reasons.

  • It is the starting location for the hero of the game.
  • It is the only location where the player can save the game.
  • It is the only castle in Alefgard that has a reigning king.
  • It is the largest city (castle and town combined) in the game.
  • It contains one of the essential items to complete the game (Sunstone).

Dragon Quest II

In Dragon Quest II, Tantegel is much less important. The king is hiding out of fear of Hargon and no major items/information are located there.

Dragon Quest III

Tantegel is the location of central importance in the 'dark world' of Alefgard in Dragon Quest III. It contains the essential Sunstone item in this game as well. It also serves as the location the heroes return to after completing the game, similar to Dragon Quest.

Dragon Quest Builders

In this game, Tantegel has two areas that can be reached by using teleportals: Tantegel Moor and Charlock Castle. The boss of the fourth and final chapter is the Dragonlord. Tentagel in this game starts out as a land of ash and death where Rubiss's power doesn't hardly reach, but eventually you get access to Holy Water to fix the land.

Weapon/Armor shop

Dragon Quest (NES,GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Bamboo Pole 10g G +2 Attack
Club 60g G +4 Attack
Copper Sword 180g G +10 Attack
Cloth Armor (Clothes) 10g G +2 Defense
Leather Armor 70g G +4 Defense
Leather Shield (Small Shield) 60g G +4 Defense


Dragon Quest II (NES,GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Wizard's Wand 2500 G +8 Attack (NES)
+27 Attack (remix)
Casts Firebal when used in battle
Broad Sword (Steel Sword) 1500 G +30 Attack
Giant Hammer (Hammer) 4000 G +35 Attack (NES)
+40 Attack (remix)
Clothes Hiding (Evade Cloak) 1250 G +20 Defense (NES)
+35 Defense (remix)
Full Plate Armor (Steel Armor) 1000 G +25 Defense
Iron Helmet 3150 G +6 Defense


Item shop

In the NES version, the item shop is referred to as a tools shop.

Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal Herb 24g G Heals a small amount of HP
Torch 8g G Lights a radius around the Hero
Dragon's Scale 20g G Provides a small amount of Defense


Dragon Warrior (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Herb 10g G Heals a small amount of HP
Torch 8g G Lights a radius around the Hero
D-Scale 20g G Provides a small amount of Defense


Dragon Quest II (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Medical Herb 15 G Heals a small amount of HP
Antidote Herb 8 G Cures poison
Fairy Water 40 G Repels monsters
Wing of the Wyvern 80 G Returns you to your last save location
Dragon's Bane 640 G Protects against non-damaging spells


Dragon Quest II (GBC)
Item Price Attributes
Herb 10 G Heals a small amount of HP
Antidote 8 G Cures poison
Repellent 40 G Repels monsters
Warp Wing 25 G Returns you to your last save location
Amulet 640 G Protects against non-damaging spells


Inn

Inn
Price
6g (Dragon Quest,NES)
6g/person (Dragon Quest II,NES)
2g/person (Dragon Quest II,GBC)
 ? (Dragon Quest III,NES)


Location attributes

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

Trivia

  • One reason the town may have been given a different name in the NES version, is because the localizers may have thought that it would be odd to call it the same name as its castle, as it is entirely separate from the castle on the world map. However, in Dragon Quest II and III, Tantegel is composed of both combined locations.
  • Tantegel is named after the real life village Tintagel and the nearby Tintagel Castle. They are associated with the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and have become one of the most visited places in Britain.

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