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Dragon Quest VIII
DQVIII - Empyrea
Japanese name Unknown
Rōmaji Unknown
Gender Female
Title(s) Great godbird
Race(s) Godbird
Age Unknown

Ramia (formerly Lamia, Empyrea and Godbird) is a character in the Dragon Quest game series who is a Phoenix who has the power to travel between worlds.


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Main Games


When first encountered at the Liamland shrine, Ramia is only an egg. In order to hatch the egg, the Hero and his/her party must gather the six orbs from around the world and place them on pedestals surrounding it. Once hatched, Ramia serves as the series' first aerial transportation, allowing access to such places as Baramos' castle and the Dragon Queen's castle. However, Ramia cannot travel to the World of Darkness.


Empyrea instructed the seven sages to craft the Godbird Scepter that later became the seal for Rhapthorne. When Rhapthorne attempted to open the gate between the World of Light and the World of Darkness, Empyrea used all her power to seal the gate, which subsequently made her lose the ability to cross between worlds. Her shadow in the World of Light creates a portal to the World of Darkness called the "Dark Eye".

Side Games


Empyrea makes an appearance in Joker; once available through WiFi. Obtaining her is impossible unless the player uses a cheating device like Action Replay.

Joker 2

Empyrea makes her return in Joker 2 as a character heavily involved the main story. After the player defeats the boss of Cragravation, Empyrea appears and, in her golden bird form, comes forth to talk to the player, Melonie, and Captain Mayday. After hearing their plight, she initially tells them that escape is impossible, for she serves only one master. However, she notices the Mysterious Medal in the player's possession and immediately agrees to aid them, so long as they awaken the Great One.

Once the player succeeds in reawakening the Great One, and talking to Rory Bellows, the player and the crew escape the island on her back, and take part in the True Monster Scout Challenge at the nick of time.

Aside from this appearance, Empyrea is key in two monster recipes; Orochi and Great Godbird. Synthesizing her with Wormonger, Bjorn, and Missing lynx result in Orochi, whereas Great Godbird requires her to be fused with a Dragovian lord. The player does not need to worry about using Empyrea or the four other giants freely, as they respawn after being synthesized away into different monsters.

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