How to get the Birdsong Nectar in Dragon Quest IV
How to get the Birdsong Nectar in Dragon Quest IV
ItemBirdsong Nectar
StatsA sweet elixir that is capable of returning a lost voice.
LocationBirdsong Tower

You’ll find the Birdsong Nectar during the second chapter, at the abandoned Birdsong Tower to the southwest of the Desert Bazaar. You’ll need this item to heal Alena’s father, the Tsar.

Preparations

  • Be at least level 10. After going through the Vault of Vrenor you should be around that level already. If not, grind inside the cave.
  • Gear up. Besides all the equipment you bought at Vrenor, once you reach the Desert Bazaar buy a Poison Moth Knife for Borya. This weapon allows him to poison enemies when he attacks.
  • Stock up on Moonwort Bulbs. You’ll need this item to heal the paralysis stat on your party members.

Finding the Birdsong Nectar’s location

After you reach the Desert Bazaar, a soldier there will inform you that the tsar has been ill. Zoom back to the castle and talk to the tsar to find out he lost his voice. He also wants you to ask Starek for help.

This soldier will urge you to get back to your castle | Dragon Quest IV
This soldier will urge you to get back to your castle

Starek’s room is at the back of the castle. Exit through the roof like when you escaped it the first time, but now access the back door with your Thief Key. Talk to him and he’ll tell you to talk to the bard of Zalenagrad. You can also find a Seed of Resilience and a Chimaera Wing on the drawers in this room.

He will tell you where to ask for help (1) | Dragon Quest IV
He will tell you where to ask for help (2) | Dragon Quest IV
He will tell you where to ask for help

Get to the church in Zalenagrad and speak to the bard to find out there is a Birdsong Nectar that can give the Tsar his voice back. He’ll also tell you to find it in the Desert Bazaar.

Starling will tell you about the Birdsong Nectar | Dragon Quest IV
Starling will tell you about the Birdsong Nectar

Zoom back to the Bazaar and speak to the old lady from the item shop, on the western side. You need to talk to her behind the counter. She’ll tell you that you can find some Birdsong Nectar on the tower to the southwest of the Desert Bazaar.

Talk to the lady to learn where to find the Birdsong Nectar | Dragon Quest IV
Talk to the lady to learn where to find the Birdsong Nectar

Exit the bazaar and head and head southwest until you reach the tower, at the end of the peninsula. Enter it.

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Go southeast to find the Birdsong Tower

Exploring the Birdsong Tower.

If you head immediately north you’ll reach a room and some stairs that take you to an inn. You can rest here whenever you want to heal your party.

There’s an inn being run by monsters in this tower (1) | Dragon Quest IV
There’s an inn being run by monsters in this tower (2) | Dragon Quest IV
There’s an inn being run by monsters in this tower

Exiting the inn and heading to the left, you’ll see a locked door that you can open with your Thief Key. Unlock it to access the next floor.

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Get to the next floor here

From here you can go straight southeast to access another set of stairs that take you to a room with a Seed of Strength and 1200 pieces of gold.

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Get a Seed of Strength and some gold here (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Get a Seed of Strength and some gold here (3) | Dragon Quest IV
Get a Seed of Strength and some gold here

 Go back to the previous floor, pick the path east and head south on the first intersection. Keep going south until the path ends and then turn east to reach the next floor.

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Some indications to reach the next floor

Go north from here to get a Chimaera Wing. Walk back and head west this time, following the path until it ends to reach the next floor. Be careful not to touch the southern side of this floor, or you’ll fall down and exit the tower.

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Reach the next floor following this path (3) | Dragon Quest IV
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Reach the next floor following this path

From here you simply have to head south, climb the last floor and you’ll see two elves. They’ll run away after seeing you, but they’ll leave an item behind. Search the spark on the floor to get the Birdsong Nectar.

The elves will run away and leave the Nectar in this spot (1) | Dragon Quest IV
The elves will run away and leave the Nectar in this spot (2) | Dragon Quest IV
The elves will run away and leave the Nectar in this spot (3) | Dragon Quest IV
The elves will run away and leave the Nectar in this spot

You got the Nectar and everything you could find on this tower, so you can exit now. Zoom back to the Tsar’s castle to give him the Birdsong Nectar and get his voice back.

Give the Birdsong Nectar to the Tsar and he’ll be able to speak again | Dragon Quest IV
Give the Birdsong Nectar to the Tsar and he’ll be able to speak again

Now that you cured the Tsar, he will finally trust you enough to let you leave the continent through the gateway to the southeast of the Desert Bazaar, allowing you to reach Endor and continue the story.