Chest/Key Guide by DayTimeFrogger
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on SuperCheats.com
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                                DRAGON QUEST IX

                        SENTINELS OF THE STARRY SKIES        
              
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Author: Daytimefrogger
Email:  Daytimefrogger@hotmail.com
 v0.8   07/21/2010
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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   I. INTRODUCTION.......................................................INTRO

  II. Chest LOCATIONS....................................................CHSTL
      Observatory........................................................CHST1 
      Stornway Castle....................................................CHST2
      Zere...............................................................CHST3
      Coffinwell.........................................................CHST4
      Porth Llaffan......................................................CHST5
      Slurry Quay........................................................CHST6
      Dourbridge.........................................................CHST7
      Bloomingdale.......................................................CHST8
      Your Ship..........................................................CHST9
      Gleeba............................................................CHST10
      Gerzuun...........................................................CHST11
      Swinedimples Academy..............................................CHST12
      Oubliette.........................................................CHST13

 III. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS........................................CHFAQS

  IV. CREDITS...........................................................CREDIT

   V. CONTACT INFO/LEGAL MESS...........................................CONTCT

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                     |   I.      Introduction [INTRO]         |
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This guide is about all of the "unlockables" in this game. Get it unlockables?
It includes all the location of places or chests that need a key to unlock
them. Now do you get the joke? Anyways there are 3 keys that you need. They
are the Thief's Key, Magic Key, and the Ultimate Key, listed in order.

Now let me be clear, not every chest in the game requires a key to open. There
are 2 colors of chests. Red and blue chests, the red chests is a one-time-open
kind of chests. Once you open a red chest you won't be able to open it again.

Now the blue ones are different. I think its once a day the chest will reclose
and you can open them again. The loot is probably different, I haven't been
able to test this yet.

Now back to the "unlockables" they are all red chests so you won't be able to
reopen them. So your thinking 'wow why did I just waste my time reading the
last 2 paragraphs for nothing?'Well the answer to that is yes and no. This 
being a chest guide I thought I would at least explain the difference between
the red and the blue chests. 

Now for the list of keys and how to get them:
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|Key Name:     |How to Get it:                                                |
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|Thief¡¯s Key:  | Turn in 4 Mini Medals in the city of Dourbridge for this key.|
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|Magic Key:    | This key can be found in Gleeba on the top of the palace, if |
|              | start heading up the palace you will eventually come out of  |
|              | with you and a chest one the other side of a fence. Go around|
|              | the dome and enter through the back and get the chest.       |
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|Ultimate Key: | After defeating the Goreham-Hogg in Gortress. The chest to   |
|              | your left will hold this key.                                 |
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Now for the explanation part. The Thief's Key will open some chests not really
that many but it will open some of them. The Magic Key will open those magical
slime purple doors. As for the Ultimate Key it will open up anything really,
but the real addition is that it will open up those prison cells. Apparently.
people in this universe like to lock up treasure chests in prison cells but 
not the prisoners themselves?

Well thats that, enjoy the guide and I hope it helps!
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                     |   II.   Chest Locations [CHSTL]        |
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|   Observatory [CHST1]    |
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Place: Observatory-L2
Location: The North East Corner of the Map
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 2
Loot: Goddess Ring x1 and Orichalcum x1
Notes: This chest is located inside the observatory, next to where Apus Major
(the head angle) is.



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| Stornway Castle [CHST2]  |
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Place: Stornway Castle- B1
Location: The North East Corner of the Map
Key Level: Thief¡¯s Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Cautery Sword x1
Notes: First go inside the Stornway castle and go to the top left corner. You 
should see 2 sets ofstairs, one going down and the other going up. Pick the 
one that goes down and go all the way tothe right and you should see 2 chests.
The one on the right doesn¡¯t require a key but the one on the left does.

Place: Stornway Castle- B1
Location: South West Corner of the Map
Key Level: Ultimate
Number of Chests: None
Loot: None
Notes: This is the Stornway prison or dungeon if you perfer. These cell are
located inside the actual castle and for "releasing" these prisoniers you 
get to smash the pots inside some of their cells for goods. I found it
strange that even after you unlocked the cells, none of them wanted to get
out of the cells. If they don't want to be free then why not just put them
in a room?



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|       Zere [CHST3]       |
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Place: Zere
Location: Inside the Zere Inn
Key Level: Magic Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Mini Medal x1
Notes: First go to Zere, and go behind the inn. Stand right behind the inn 
and if you have a key your character should open a door that you can¡¯t see.
To door should lead you into a small room with some boxes, 3 barrels and 
the chest.



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|    Coffinwell [CHST4]    |
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Place: Coffinwell
Location: Inside the Well
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: None
Loot: Quest
Notes: This opens up a door to a locked prison. Talk to the guy and he will
give you a quest (#11 The Not-So-Great Escape). He will ask you for 1 
Hammer Handrill which are Fisticuffs. You can get the Hammer Handrill 
through Alchemy. 



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|  Porth Llaffan [CHST5]   |
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Place: Porth Llaffan
Location: In the Mayor¡¯s House
Key Level: Thief's Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Pink Pearlx1
Notes: Go to Porth Llaffan and go to the house on the far left of the town.
The house looks kind of like a blocky N. Go inside and you should see a 
chest.



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|   Slurry Quay [CHST6]    |
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Place: Slurry Quay
Location: Behind the Item Shop
Key Level: Thief's Key
Number of Chests: 1 
Loot: Agility Ring x1
Notes: Go to Slurry Quay and go to the house which is really the Inn. Right 
beside that house is a sign for the Item shop and behind the 2 guys you 
should see 2 chests, one of them requires a key and the other one doesn¡¯t.



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|    Dourbridge [CHST7]    |
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Place: Dourbridge
Location: South of the Eastern Stairs
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: None
Loot: Secret Shop
Notes: Go to the base of the Eastern staircase in Dourbirdge and the walk 
south until you hit the bridge and go a little bit to the left while 
facing the south bridge and you should find the door.Once you have 
unlocked the door follow the stairs down into the shop.


Place: Dourbridge
Location: Captain Max Meddlin¡¯s Tent
Key Level: Thief¡¯s Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Mini Medal x1
Notes: Go to Dourbridge and go the North East Corner of the map and you 
should see a purple-salmon tent. Go inside and you will see 2 chests. 
This is also the place where you can turn in mini-medals for rewards.


Place: Dourbridge
Location: Captain Max Meddlin¡¯s Tent
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 4
Loot: Mini Medal x1, 3,000 Gold Coins, Skull Ring, Demon Whip
Notes: Go to Dourbridge and go the North East Corner of the map and you 
should see a purple-salmon tent. Go inside and you will see 4 chests 
inside a cage. This is also the place where you can turn in mini- 
medals for rewards.



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|  Bloomingdale [CHST8]    |
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Place: Bloomingdale
Location: Inside the Well
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Mayoress's Mittens x1
Notes: Go to Bloomingdale and find the well. The well is that circle 
north of the town¡¯s inn. Go inside the well and go to the left and 
open the door then unlock the chest.


Place: Bloomingdale
Location: Inside the Mansion 
Key Level: Magic Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Magical Robes x1
Notes: Go to Bloomingdale and go inside the Mansion. The Mansion is 
that huge house at the top of the map. Once inside go left and then
head up the stairs. Once upstairs go left and you should see one of
those magical doors, unlock it and you should be in a room with 
pots, barrels and a chest. Break the pots and open the chest.



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|    Your Ship [CHST9]     |
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Place: Ship- Hold
Location: The Lowest Level of Your Ship
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 2
Loot: Seed of Agility x1, Falcon Blade x1
Notes: First get on to your ship and push B. You should be right in 
front of the steering wheel foryour ship. Head to the stairs on the
left side of map, once downstairs find the set of stairs thatleads 
even farther down. Break the pots and barrels in order to get to the
prison that is located on the right side of the map. Unlock the door
and claim your chests.



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|     Gleeba [CHST10]      |
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Place: The Plumbed Depths- B1
Location: The Dungeon In Gleeba
Key Level: Magic and/or Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 1 
Loot: Saint¡¯s Ashes x1 and a Room of Mummies/Zombies
Notes: Go in to the dungeon inside the well. The well that is inside
the castle, the one that you have to go into in order to get the Fygg.
Inside the dungeon, go up the stairs and through the door. Go north 
until you have to go left and up some stairs, farther left you should 
see some stairs. Go down those stairs and out the door. Now go left 
and up and you should see a blue chest and a magical door. Open the 
door and if you have the Ultimate Key you can open the cells. If not
then head left and down the stairs to find a room of Mummies/Zombies.



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|    Gerzuun [CHST11]      |
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Place: Gerzuun- B1
Location: The Dungeon For the 6th Fygg
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Thug¡¯s Mug x1
Notes:  Starting at Batsureg go north then on the next screen go east. 
After heading east, head for the cave. Once inside the cave you should
see a door which will be unlocked by continuing the story. This is the
creepy abandoned city for those of you returning to get this chest. 
Then go north and at the first intersection go south and then head for
the stairs. Go down the stairs, then head left and on the map you 
should see 2 cubbies on the left the southern one has a chest andthe
northern one has a pot. 



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|  Swinedimples [CHST12]   |
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Place: Swinedimples Academy- L1
Location: In the Main Building of the Academy
Key Level: Magic Key
Number of Chests: 1
Loot: Red Tights x1
Notes: Go to Swinedimples Academy and head north and into the main 
building. Inside head right and you should see a slime purple 
magical door near the entrance. Unlock the door and open the chest.



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|    Oubliette [CHST13]    |
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Place: Oubliette- B1
Location: Underground After You Beat King Godwyn
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: None
Loot: None
Notes: After defeating King Godwyn head for the door that was
locked by a while seal. It should show it being unlocked head 
towards it and go down the stairs, then head down the next set of
stairs by the priest. You should see one unlockable cell with
nothing in it, continue down the path and you should see another
one but this time with a ghost person inside and a pot. The only
reward you get for doing this is whatever is inside the pot.
Talking to the person doesn't get you anything.


Place: Oubliette- B3
Location: Underground After You Beat King Godwyn
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: None
Loot: Continue The Story
Notes: After defeating King Godwyn head for the door that was
locked by a while seal. It should show it being unlocked head 
towards it and go down the stairs, then head down the next set of
stairs by the priest. Continue the path until you get to the map
'Oubliette- B3' and head north west until you see 4 prison cell
gates with celestrians inside. Release these celestrians in order
to continue the story.


Place: Oubliette- B6
Location: Underground After You Beat King Godwyn
Key Level: Ultimate Key
Number of Chests: None
Loot: Continue The Story
Notes: After defeating King Godwyn head for the door that was
locked by a while seal. It should show it being unlocked head 
towards it and go down the stairs, then head down the next set of
stairs by the priest. Continue the path until you get to the map
'Oubliette- B6', go around the spiral untill you see a cell door
with a celestrian inside, unlock the door and then unlock the
chains one the celestrian to continue the story.

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                     | III.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS[CHFAQS] |
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None so far, email me some!

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                     |       IV.     CREDITS [CREDIT]         |
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The credits for this guide goes to:
Gamefaqs.com- For allowing me to put this guide up and for making the site
Ameblo.jp.com- For helping me giving me vague locations
Square Enix- For making this series 
Nintendo- For making this game available in the United States
Level-5- For developing this game
Me- For writing the guide
Enelysion- For giving me the contents of the 4 chests in Dourbridge

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                     | V. CONTACT INFO/LEGAL MESS [CONTCT]    |
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I can be contacted by emailing Daytimefrogger@Hotmail.com

As this is a new guide if you spot any errors feel free to email me about them. 
Also I need loots in some of the chests. Seeing as I opened them before I 
started writing this guide. I Will include anyone that helps me in the credits
of this guide

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Thanks to GlassGiant.com for the Slime at the top
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