Located east of the sieged kingdom of Moonbrooke, Ra’s Mirror is necessary to advance Dragon Quest II’s story and have the Princess join your party. This part of the story occurs after the Prince has joined your party.
Here are some tips that will put you on the path to finding the Mirror with ease:
- Travel from Moonahan: The village is both the closest fully-fledged town, as well as the location where you’ll be using Ra’s Mirror.
- Avoid Moonbrooke: The ruined castle offers little to do for the player other than cryptic advice about getting the Mirror.
- Warping: Have you Prince cast Zoom to get back to Moonahan if he’s level 10. Otherwise, bring a Chimaera Wing.
Ra’s Mirror is found near the destroyed kingdom of Moonbrooke, and is used in the nearby village of Moonahan. To reach this area, travel south of the kingdom of Cannock after you’ve allied yourself with the Prince until you find a shrine known as Gwaelin’s Gate, a name familiar to those who have played the first Dragon Quest.
Once the guards let you through, head down the south path, avoiding the western route as it leads to a dead-end. Eventually, you’ll emerge and want to continue walking south through forests and hills.
Keep heading south, and you’ll see Moonahan. Now would be a good time to stop in the village, rest at the Inn, and buy a Chimaera Wing from the item shop if need be.
Additionally, this old man next to the House of Worship in the northeast corner will allow you to save your progress like the Kings in places like Midenhall and Cannock that you’ve met previously.
Finding Ra’s Mirror
Now that you’ve taken care of business in Moonahan, leave and continue south, crossing the bridge.
Note: The enemies in this area are significantly stronger than in the previous regions you’ve explored. Below are a few encounters to watch out for. In particular, the powerful and tanky Badboon and the fire-breathing Dragonfry.
This spike in difficulty can be mitigated somewhat as you travel by heading west until you see sand before choosing to head south, avoiding the forests near Moonahan. However, it is still good to keep your eyes peeled for these enemies in particular, as they can make short work of your current party.
Cut south through the forest and desert, and you’ll come across this poison-flooded castle. This is the Kingdom of Moonbrooke, which was destroyed by Hargon in the opening cutscene. There is little to do here, so proceed east, staying south of the water and following it as it becomes a narrow, forking stream.
Eventually, you’ll come across this small poison swamp, in an area where four bridges will be visible. Look for the sparkling northeast tile of the swamp and inspect it!
Congratulations! Now, with Ra’s Mirror in your inventory, use Zoom (if the Prince has it) or a Chimaera Wing to warp back to Moonahan, which should be a location accessible to you if you stopped in town earlier..
Using Ra’s Mirror
Back in Moonahan, make your way to the northeast corner, near the House of Worship and aforementioned save point man. Face the dog and open up your menu.
Note: Talking to the dog will cause her to start following you around town, making it so that you can’t interact with her. To reset her, just leave Moonahan and re-enter, and the dog will be walking around again in this part of town.
It turns out this dog was actually the Princess of Moonbrooke, cursed by Hargon.
Like the Prince of Cannock, the Princess is a cousin of the Hero and a scion of Erdrick’s bloodline. From here on out, she will join your party and, with a bit of patience and experience, grow into Dragon Quest II’s most formidable spellcaster.