Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Guide
Unofficial Dragon Quest IX Guide by swaggers for SuperCheats.com
Welcome to our complete Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies walkthrough. When you first start the game you need to create your hero. Man, woman, tall, short, spiked hair, whatever you want. These choices are purely cosmetic and do not affect the gameplay in any way. After creating you hero you will name yourself and then be placed in the opening cutscene.
Dragon Quest IX starts out showing you as a Celestrian Hero. You have just taken over as guardian of a small village called Angel Falls. The previous guardian Aquilla is showing you the ropes. As you look over the village you'll see two villagers about to be ambushed and the two of your will spring into action. Because of your Celestrian powers this won't be much of a battle and simply serves to show you the basics of combat. Just keep attacking and they will go down. The villagers will say a prayer for you which will provide you with Benevolessence. This is the manifestation of the people's appreciation for your deeds.
You and Aquilla will then fly up to the Observatory. The Observatory serves as the Celestrians home base. Feel free to wonder around and talk to the other Celestrians. The Celestrian to the bottom left with give you a free healing and you can read a book in the library to the left if you want. There is also a minor chest in the room to the right. The prayer room to the far middle contains a priest who you can talk to when you want to save your game.
When you are ready talk to Apus Major via the first stairs at the front of the map. He'll tell you to take your Benevolessence to the Great World Tree. Exit via the south doors on this floor and the guard will let you head up the stairs.
Climb the top the top of the area to see the Great World Tree. Approach the tree and give your Benevolessence to get a short cutscene. Afterwards talk to Aquilla and then back down and inside to talk to Apus Major. He'll tell you to return to Angel Falls to do some good. When you are ready head to the opening on the bottom of the map and talk to the Celestrian there and she'll send you down.
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