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    Mini Medals Location Guide by Red Scarlet

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     |  Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (North American Version) |
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     |                        Mini Medals Locations Guide                      |
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     |                          Version 1.03 01/25/06                          |
     |                By: Red Scarlet (akaiscarlet_at_hotmail.com)             |
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    <Disclaimer> This FAQ is for personal use only. It cannot be altered without
    the consent of the FAQ's owner (me), nor published in any magazines or any
    reproduced form. This FAQ is not meant for sale and is copyright 2004, 2005,
    2006 Red Scarlet. If you want to use this FAQ on your Website or page, please
    email me for permission (akaiscarlet_at_hotmail.com, or
    mockballqueen_at_hotmail.com).
    
    
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         This list goes in the order I grabbed the medals as I played through.  I
    tried to get them as soon as possible.  As far as I know, there are 115 Small
    Medals.  This list is the same one found in section (III-I) of my Japanese
    version appendix, except the names of places have been changed to work for
    the North American version of the game.  Pots may have been switched with
    barrels; if that is the case, they are still in the same room, just in a
    pot/barrel instead of barrel/pot.
         You do not have to get these in the same order that I do, they will
    still be there.  Please note that Mini Medals #065 and 066 (both of the ones
    found at Marta's Cottage) are "lost-forever" if you wait too long to get
    them.
         All that is different in 1.03 from 1.02 is the U with an umlaut above it
    was not showing up correctly (some funky 's' was showing instead), so I
    changed it to a regular capital 'U'.
    
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    001: Peregrin Quay: After making the Thief's Key, open the treasure chest on
                        the right at the guy next to 3 chests.
    
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    002: Farebury church: With the Thief's Key, open the chest in the church's
                          dining room.
    
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    003: Overworld: With the Thief's Key in hand, go back to Farebury, and into
                    the forest to the southeast, following the river.  At the
                    end of the river, walk south a bit, and open the chest.
    
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    004: Maella Abbey: Pot outside on the right side.
    
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    005: Simpleton: Second floor of the bar, in a barrel.
    
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    006: Maella Abbey: After the guards, go through the door on the right.
         Break the barrel in the corner.
    
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    007: Ruined Abbey level 3: In a pot.
    
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    008: Ruined Abbey level 3: In a barrel.
    
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    009: Maella Abbey: Go through the Ruined Abbey, then find the medal in a
         barrel.
    
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    010: Old couple's house next to Riverside Chapel: In a barrel.
    
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    011: Ascantha: Go in the house between the well and church, and search a
                   cupboard.
    
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    012: Ascantha Castle 1F: In a cupboard.
    
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    013: Ascantha Castle 3F: In a cupboard.
    
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    014: Pickham: Go down the well, and break the first pot on the right.
    
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    015: Pickham item shop: In the bag closest to the counter.
    
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    016: Pickham: Enter the house across from church, and find the medal in a
                  barrel.
    
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    017: Pickham rooftops: Found in a pot.
    
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    018: Pickham southern bar: After finding the thief, talk to the bartender,
                 then walk behind the counter and open the cupboard by Dodgy
                 Dave.
    
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    019: Red's house: Enter the horse shed and break open the first barrel on
                      the left.
    
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    020: Red's house: Break the pot on the right.
    
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    021: Swordsman's Labyrinth level 2: Search the bottom left pot by a chest.
    
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    022: Swordsman's Labyrinth level 2: In a chest.
    
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    023: Swordsman's Labyrinth level 4: Break the pot on the left.
    
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    024: Hilltop Hut: Found in the pot.
    
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    025: Trodain 1F: Enter the door to the northeast of the entrance.  Break
                     open the left barrel.
    
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    026: Trodain 2F: In a barrel next to the Magic Key.
    
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    027: Trodain 3F: Found in a dresser.
    
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    028: Trodain 1F: Go to the kitchen and find the medal in the northernmost
                     barrel.
    
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    029: Overworld: Southern end of Monster Arena, in a chest.
    
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    030: Overworld: With the Magic Key, warp back to Maella Abbey and head west
                    to a treasure chest with the medal.
    
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    031: Overworld: With the Magic Key in hand, warp back to Riverside Chapel
                    and walk north and slightly west to a treasure chest.
    
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    032: Overworld: On the way to the Mole Hole, look for a treasure chest just
                    to the right of the entrance.
    
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    033: Mole Hole level 2: Look for a pot on the right side of the map for the
                            medal.
    
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    034: Princess Minnie's Castle 1F: Found in the pot in the corner to the left
                                      of the throne room.
    
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    035: Overworld: Look for a treasure chest to the north of Princess Minnie's
                    Castle on the island.
    
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    036: Pirate's Cove level 1: Walk to the storeroom and smash the pot in the
                                corner.
    
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    037: Overworld: Walk along the western wall of Argonia, and open the chest.
    
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    038: Argonia: Enter the inn, and sift through the cupboard to the
                  innkeeper's left.
    
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    039: Argonia: Look for a barrel just west of the entrance of the town.
    
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    040: Savella Cathedral: Go to the armour shop, and open the chest on the
                            left.
    
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    041: Overworld: Walk up the dead-end passage southwest of the Dark Ruins and
                    open the chest behind Bones.
    
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    042: Dark Ruins: Enter the building on the right and break the barrel on the
                     left.
    
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    043: Seaview Church: Enter the nun's room that lets you sleep for free.  Raid
                         her dresser in the corner.
    
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    044: Baccarat: Go to the house up and to the right of the Gold Bank and go
                   through a dresser there.
    
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    045: Baccarat: Enter the Gold Bank and look through a cupboard.
    
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    046: Baccarat bar: Break the barrel behind the counter.
    
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    047: Baccarat: Outside the house to the northwest of the item shop are two
                   barrels.  In the back one is the medal.
    
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    048: Baccarat: In the house northwest of the item shop, break the barrel by
                   the door for the medal.
    
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    049: Overworld: Go southeast of Chateau Felix.  After crossing the first
                    bridge, follow the southern coast until you find a chest
                    nestled in the corner by the mountains.
    
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    050: Argonia Castle 1F: Enter the castle from the door on the right side of
                            town and open the cupboard on the right.
    
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    051: Argonia Castle 3F: In a cupboard.
    
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    052: Argonia Castle 3F: Open the dresser on the right in the room by the maid
                            wearing orange.
    
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    053: House before Royal Hunting Ground: Bust open the barrel by the door.
    
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    054: Royal Hunting Ground: As soon as you enter, turn to the right and go
                               down the second path on the right.  Search the
                               hanging bag to find the Medal.
    
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    055: Argonia 4F: In the treasure room with the Magic Mirror, open the chest
                     to the left of the Magic Mirror's stand.
    
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    056: Old man's house east of Mystical Spring: Pot in the library.
    
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    057: Dark Ruins B1: In the chest on the right.
    
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    058: Arcadia: Enter Dominico's house and look for a cupboard in the first
                  floor kitchen.
    
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    059: Arcadia: Look at the map for a "tree house", and smash the pot between
                  the third statue and the wall.
    
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    060: Arcadia: Inside the house with the two statue makers; in a pot.
    
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    061: Arcadia inn: In a barrel across from the dressers.
    
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    062: Arcadia armour shop: In the barrel in the corner of the room.
    
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    063: Arcadia: Go to the house above the armour and weapon shop and break open
                  the pot.
    
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    064: Arcadia: In Dominico's secret basement, open the treasure chest on the
                  left to find the medal.
    
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    065: Marta's Cottage: In a cupboard.  Note: Get this medal when you first get
                          here; if you wait too long, you cannot get this medal.
    
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    066: Marta's Cottage: Enter the stable and break the barrel on the left.
                          Note: Get this medal when you first get here; if you
                          wait too long, you cannot get this medal.
    
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    067: Orkutsk: In the item shop, break the pot on the side closer to the inn.
    
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    068: Orkutsk: Once inside the big house, smash the pot in the center of the
                  three.
    
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    069: Orkutsk: While still in the big house, go downstairs and enter the
                  first room you see.  Check out the cupboard.
    
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    070: Orkutsk: While snooping below the weapon/armour shop, smash the barrel
                  on the right to find the medal.
    
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    071: Overworld: Just before entering Herb Grotto, look for a chest to the
                    right of the entrance.
    
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    072: Herb Grotto level 1: Inside a pot.
    
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    073: Herb Grotto level 2: Found in a pot.
    
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    074: Herb Grotto level 3: Inside a pot.
    
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    075: Pickham: In a treasure chest.
    
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    076: Red's house: In one of the chests in the Ultimate Key-locked room.
    
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    077: Trodain 2F: In the Ultimate Key-locked room, open the chest on the left.
    
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    078: Argonia: Inside a chest.
    
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    079: Le Club Puff Puff: Open the dresser in the corner in the back room.
    
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    080: Arcadia item shop: In the treasure chest on the right.
    
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    081: Princess Minnie's Castle 1F: Unlock the Ultimate Key door and open the
                                      third chest from the left.
    
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    082: Baccarat: Go to Cash and Carrie's house.  On 2F, search the dressers.
    
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    083: Dragon Graveyard level 1: Take the path to the arrow at the top-right,
                                   then open the chest.
    
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    084: Pirate's Cove level 2: Inside a barrel.
    
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    085: Pirate's Cove level 2: In a pot.
    
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    086: Pirate's Cove level 4: In a treasure chest.
    
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    087: Overworld: Southeast of Empycchu; on the top of a hill, in a treasure
                    chest.
    
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    088: Empycchu: Go into the first house on the right and look through the
                   first bag on the right.
    
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    089: Empycchu: Inside the second house on the right, in the pot on the right.
    
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    090: Empycchu: In front of the chief's house, smash the pot on the left.
    
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    091: Overworld: Follow the shadow of the bird, then enter the portal to
                    the dark world.  To the east is a fallen tree.  Walk around
                    it and open the treasure chest.
    
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    092: Dark Empycchu: In the first house on the right, search the second bag
                        on your right.
    
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    093: Dark Empycchu: Inside the pot to the left of the waterfall.
    
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    094: Dark Empycchu: Go into the first house on the left and break the pot in
                        the corner by the hanging bags.
    
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    095: Dark Empycchu: In the elder's house, search the dresser by the priest.
    
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    096: Godbird's Eyrie (Light World) level 1: Walk around the hill on the left
                                                and open the chest.
    
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    097: Godbird's Eyrie (Light World) level 3: In a treasure chest.
    
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    098: Overworld: With the Godbird's Soulstone, fly to the southern area of
                    the desert where the Dragon Graveyard was.  Open the treasure
                    chest behind you.
    
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    099: Overworld: Fly to the east of Farebury, and land on the high ground
                    area by the big red tree.  Once there, break open the pot on
                    the right to find the medal.
    
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    100: Overworld: Fly to the east of Farebury, and land on the high ground
                    area by the big red tree.  Walk down by the water on the
                    bottom.
                    South of the friendly Elysium Bird, check the sand between
                    the water and grass west of the pier (watch your compass).
                    There is a large, leafless tree on the western edge of the
                    area.  About 7 steps east of the tree is the invisible Mini
                    Medal.  Mash the X button while walking back and forth over
                    the sand, as it can be in varying parts of the sand.
    
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    101: Overworld: Land at Tryan Gully and go all the way around to behind the
                    town.  Open the chest by the Big Blue Bully (Cyclops).
    
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    102: Tryan Gully: In the bar, break the 3rd barrel on the right.
    
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    103: Tryan Gully: Once you are allowed access to the treasury, smash the pot
                      on the right to find the medal.
    
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    104: Lord High Priest's house: Fly to the Lord High Priest's house behind
                                   Savella Cathedral and enter the house via the
                                   back door.  Go to the room on your left and
                                   break the pot in the corner, behind the door.
    
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    105: Lord High Priest's house: While you are still at the Lord High Priest's
                                   house, go upstairs and into the Lord High
                                   Priest's chamber.  Open the door on the left
                                   and search the dresser.
    
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    106: Argonia: Once the bazaar moves indoors (after beating Marcello), break
                  the first barrel on the right, next to the weapon shop guy.
    
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    107: Trolls' Maze: In a chest.
    
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    108: Dragovian Sanctuary: Next to the first house on the left side are some
                              pots.  Break the pot on the right.
    
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    109: Dragovian Sanctuary: Enter the first house on the left side of town,
                              then break the pot to the left of the old man that
                              is lying down.
    
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    110: Dragovian Sanctuary: Enter the second house on the left and snoop
                              through the bags.  The first bag on the right
                              has the Medal.
    
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    111: Dragovian Sanctuary: In the item shop, snoop through the bag behind and
                              to the left of the shopkeeper.
    
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    112: Dragovian Sanctuary: Look through the dresser next to the chest in Chen
                              Mui's house.
    
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    113: Dragovian Sanctuary: Smash the pot in the corner of Chen Mui's kitchen
                              to find this medal.
    
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    114: Heavenly Dais level 1: Inside a treasure chest.
    
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    115: Heavenly Dais level 2: Go up the stairs on the left and open the chest.
    
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                                   | Medal Prizes |
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         Go to Princess Minnie's Castle and up the stairs.  Talk to the king and
    the princess, then the princess should stay downstairs.  Talk to her to give
    her the medals you've found.  The prizes for finding medals are as follows:
    
    028 Medals: Fishnet Stockings
    036 Medals: Posh Waistcoat
    045 Medals: Staff of Divine Wrath
    052 Medals: Gold Nugget
    060 Medals: Meteorite Bracer
    068 Medals: Miracle Sword
    075 Medals: Sacred Armour
    083 Medals: Orichalcum
    090 Medals: Metal King Helm
    099 Medals: Dangerous Bustier
    110 Medals: Flail of Destruction
    
    
    Here's what each prize can do:
    
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    | 28 Medals: Fishnet Stockings                                      |
    |                                                                   |
    | Who can equip: Jessica / Defence +8 / Sell price: $900            |
    | Equip this with the Bunny Ears and Bunny Suit to change Jessica's |
    | appearance into a bunny girl.                                     |
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    You can mix the Fishnet Stockings with the Happy Hat to make the Elevating
    Shoes.
    
    
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    | 36 Medals: Posh Waistcoat                                |
    |                                                          |
    | Who can equip: Angelo / Defence +48 / Sell price: $3,250 |
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    | 45 Medals: Staff of Divine Wrath                                 |
    |                                                                  |
    | Who can equip: Jessica, Angelo / Attack +35 / Sell price: $2,500 |
    | Casts the Swoosh spell when used as an item in battle.           |
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    | 52 Medals: Gold Nugget                                          |
    |                                                                 |
    | Can be thrown into the Alchemy Pot to make the following items: |
    | Sage's Stone, Golden Axe, Golden Tiara                          |
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    There are at least three Gold Nuggets in the game, not counting random battle
    monster drops.
    
    
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    | 60 Medals: Meteorite Bracer                                      |
    |                                                                  |
    | Who can equip: all characters / Agility +50 / Sell price: $2,500 |
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    Can be thrown into the Alchemy Pot to make the Uber Falcon Blade.
    
    
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    | 68 Medals: Miracle Sword                                           |
    |                                                                    |
    | Who can equip: Hero, *Jessica / Attack +80 / Sell price: $1,000    |
    | Heal some HP when you attack.                                      |
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    Can be thrown into the Alchemy Pot to make the Uber Miracle Sword.
    *Jessica can equip swords when she has 30 or more skill points in her Knives
    skillset.
    
    
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    | 75 Medals: Sacred Armour                                       |
    |                                                                |
    | Who can equip: Hero, Angelo / Defence +84 / Sell price: $7,750 |
    | Heals 30HP each round to the wearer.                           |
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    | 83 Medals: Orichalcum                                               |
    |                                                                     |
    | Can be thrown into the Alchemy Pot to make the following items:     |
    | Sage's Stone, Liquid Metal Sword, Megaton Hammer, Metal King Armour |
    | Metal King Shield, Meteorite Bracer, Goddess Ring                   |
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    There are six Orichalcum in the game, not counting random battle monster
    drops.
    
    
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    | 90 Medals: Metal King Helm                                        |
    |                                                                   |
    | Who can equip: All characters / Defence +55 / Sell price: $10,000 |
    | Lessens damage from spells on the wearer.                         |
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    | 99 Medals: Dangerous Bustier                             |
    |                                                          |
    | Who can equip: Jessica / Defence +1 / Sell price: $2,900 |
    | Changes Jessica's appearance.                            |
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    Can be thrown into the Alchemy Pot to make the Divine Bustier.
    
    
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    | 110 Medals: Flail of Destruction                          |
    |                                                           |
    | Who can equip: Yangus / Attack +120 / Sell price: $22,250 |
    | Attack all enemies with this weapon.                      |
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         That's it for now, unless I get enough emails about anything else or any
    additions/changes. Thank you for reading my FAQ and email with any questions
    (akaiscarlet_at_hotmail.com, or mockballqueen_at_hotmail.com) or if you just
    want to talk to someone about any of the Dragon Quest games, or any other
    games I have written FAQs for.  Have fun!
    
    Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006 Red Scarlet.