Barroch is an NPC in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.

Barroch is an absentee Arisen and former apothecary - like other Arisen he was called to Bitterblack Isle by a mysterious force. Once there he found the place to his liking as a source of rare and unusual alchemical ingredients. He is encountered within several locations on Bitterblack Isle. His pawn is nowhere to be seen.

"No dying, now."


Barroch generally exhibits an aloof personality and tells that despite losing his heart, he felt little inclination to become an Arisen, and no great desire to defeat the Dragon. Instead he came to regard the eternal life through the loss of his heart as a sort of gift, and intends to spend his life serving his own selfish agenda, not risking it putting the world to rights. Further he welcomes the rich store of alchemickal substances found on the island, and spends his time gathering these and researching alchemy.

Thus the Arisen's symbiotic relationship with Barroch serves both - the Arisen gains rare and improved equipment, whilst Barroch can further his research, obtaining substances from dangerous foes to experiment with little attendant risk to himself.

Barroch's time on the island has allowed him to speculate on the nature of the strange order found therein - he imagines that some of the foes found there have their origins in the many fallen Arisen who have passed through Bitterblack's halls.

On first meeting the Arisen he tells of a 'game' he has invented for himself: guessing the shortened lifespans of the new Arisen he meets within Bitterblack Isle...

...While he waits for the other Arisen to die, he sells curatives, tools, weapons, and armor. Barroch also enhances and rarifies equipment and the Arisen can learn and set skills when talking to him.



Items Sold

Bitterblack items

Many of the items sold by Barroch are exclusive to Bitterblack Isle and can only be obtained here.

Items, Weapons and Armor sold become available to purchase after having met certain conditions on Bitterblack Isle. These stock updates occur after specific events or actions:

Stock Update Item Type Stock Price
No Requirement. Liftstone Tool 8 [1] 6,000 G
Eyes of the Deep
Fiendish Essence Curative 2 6,700 G
Month-Dried Harspud Curative 2 6,250 G
Lordly Tonic Curative 3 5,000 G
Auspicious Incense Curative 3 9,800 G
Rancid Bait Meat Tool 3 9,800 G
Liquid Effluvium Tool 3 1,250 G
Patterned Gambeson Chest Clothing 1 39,800 G
Silk Tights Leg Clothing 1 42,500 G
Nomad's Cloak Cloak 1 348,000 G
Accursed Errand
Cursed Bite Sword 1 2,150,000 G
Shooting Star Mace 1 2,350,000 G
Gransys Flamberge Longsword 1 2,650,000 G
Twinpaler Warhammer 1 2,750,000 G
Helmbarte Daggers Daggers 1 1,950,000 G
Chilling Focus Staff 1 2,220,000 G
Bane Archistaff Archistaff 1 2,330,000 G
Hope Springs Infernal
Farseer's Cap Head Armor 1 598,000 G
Dragonwing Circlet Head Armor 1 720,000 G
Votary's Robe Torso Armor 1 1,750,000 G
Celestial Armor Torso Armor 1 1,760,000 G
Dragonwing Gloves Arms Armor 1 1,410,000 G
Bonds of the Dragon Arms Armor 1 1,230,000 G
Dragonwing Boots Leg Armor 1 1,540,000 G
Apostate's Anklet Leg Armor 1 1,620,000 G
Divine Embrace Cloak 1 263,000 G
The Crucible of the Lost
Godly Analeptic Curative 3 7,500 G
Vivifying Incense Curative 3 15,000 G
Fiendish Extract Curative 3 10,500 G
Decade-Dried Harspud Curative 3 10,500 G
Dreamwing Nostrum Tool 3 7,200 G
  1. ps3ps3, xbox360xbox360 Initially only 3 Liftstones, stock can be increased to 8 upon download of The Crucible of the Lost DLC.
  2. pcPc, ps4ps4, xonexone Available from the start.

Gransys Items Sold

Barroch sells a number of curatives and tools also available in Gransys - some of these will be available here earlier than in the stock of Gransysian vendors.

Type Item Stock Price Availability
Curatives Balmy Incense 3 8,250 G Stage 1
Salubrious Brew 5 3,000 G Stage 1
Secret Softener 5 500 G Stage 1
Placative Brew 5 280 G Stage 1
Liberating Brew 5 280 G Stage 1
Purifying Brew 5 800 G Stage 1
Isometricine 3 1,000 G Stage 1
Panacea 3 2,500 G Stage 1
Harspud Sauce 5 2,500 G Stage 1
Detoxicating Powder 3 800 G Stage 1
Oak Leaf Oil 3 1,600 G Stage 1
Vigilite 3 2,400 G Stage 1
Peppermint Seed 3 2,400 G Stage 1
Nostalgia Dust 1 2,800 G Stage 1
Frozen Holy Water 2 8,000 G Stage 1
Cockatrice Liquor 1 5,000 G Stage 1
Font of Vigor 2 1,500 G Stage 1
Font of Constitution 2 1,000 G Stage 1
Tools Flask of Oil 5 175 G Stage 1
Throwblast 3 1,210 G Stage 1
Dragon's Spit 5 980 G Stage 1
Foreign Knife 2 930 G Stage 1
Martyr's Talisman 1 35,000 G Stage 1
Golden Talisman 1 35,000 G Stage 1
Swords Broadsword 1 14,600 G Stage 1
Cutlass 1 23,600 G Stage 3
Tight Cinquedea 1 59,400 G Stage 4
Undulant Sword 1 75,500 G Stage 5
Bastard Sword 1 115,000 G Stage 6
Crossed Cinquedea 1 333,000 G Stage 7
Maces Mace 1 17,200 G Stage 1
Thousand Troops 1 26,400 G Stage 3
Bloodthirsty Beak 1 67,600 G Stage 4
Morgenstern 1 86,200 G Stage 5
Ingot Club 1 134,800 G Stage 6
Threaded Cudgel 1 377,000 G Stage 7
Longswords Two-Hander 1 21,800 G Stage 1
Steel Greatsword 1 32,500 G Stage 3
War Blade 1 78,400 G Stage 4
Lifetaker 1 99,600 G Stage 5
Flamberge 1 164,800 G Stage 6
Saving Grace 1 476,000 G Stage 7
Warhammers Judgment 1 24,300 G Stage 1
Ferric Talon 1 36,700 G Stage 3
Mounted Pale 1 85,600 G Stage 4
Steel Urchin 1 111,800 G Stage 5
Chestcaver 1 184,500 G Stage 6
Cyclops Sigil 1 566,500 G Stage 7
Daggers Stilettos 1 11,600 G Stage 1
Snagdaggers 1 48,800 G Stage 4
Vouge Daggers 1 59,400 G Stage 5
Bardiche Daggers 1 91,700 G Stage 6
Chilling Razors 1 248,800 G Stage 7
Staves Crimson Glare 1 13,300 G Stage 1
Favored Flower 1 19,900 G Stage 3
Unspoken Grace 1 50,800 G Stage 4
Anchor to Heaven 1 64,500 G Stage 5
Cast Stone 1 97,800 G Stage 6
Unfettered Claw 1 272,000 G Stage 7
Archistaves Common Archistaff 1 18,800 G Stage 1
Grievous Horns 1 28,500 G Stage 3
Favored Branches 1 71,400 G Stage 4
Helical Archistaff 1 90,600 G Stage 5
Solar Numen 1 138,900 G Stage 6
Solar Providence 1 392,500 G Stage 7
Shields Iron Shield 1 9,600 G Stage 1
Gran Soren Shield 1 38,800 G Stage 4
Mark of the Chimera 1 49,400 G Stage 5
Scarred Sentinel 1 71,300 G Stage 6
Dragon's Den 1 193,400 G Stage 7
Magick Shields Wooden Wall 1 15,720 G Stage 1
Knight's Honor 1 54,400 G Stage 4
Blue Kite Shield 1 106,400 G Stage 6
Angel's Sanctum 1 312,600 G Stage 7
Shortbows Sylvan Bow 1 5,700 G Stage 1
Direwolf Bow 1 8,640 G Stage 3
Fluted Bow 1 22,800 G Stage 5
Hunter's Bow 1 46,500 G Stage 6
Stalwart Bow 1 136,000 G Stage 7
Longbows Reinforced Longbow 1 11,400 G Stage 1
Bespoke Longbow 1 41,500 G Stage 5
Plain Longbow 1 77,800 G Stage 6
Noble Limbs 1 219,000 G Stage 7
Magick Bows Magian Crutch 1 12,200 G Stage 1
Master's Merle 1 45,300 G Stage 5
Terminal Gyre 1 85,400 G Stage 6
Herald's Helix 1 228,000 G Stage 7
Head Armor Leather Cap 2 440 G Stage 1
White Cap 1 4,230 G Stage 1
Red Leather Cap 1 7,610 G Stage 1
Clerical Cap 1 53,000 G Stage 6
Leather Circlet 1 12,900 G Stage 3
Guardian's Hood 1 16,600 G Stage 6
Horned Helm 1 9,680 G Stage 1
Barreled Helm 1 12,200 G Stage 3
Iron Helm 1 29,500 G Stage 4
Gryphic Helm 1 40,300 G Stage 5
Chimeric Armet 1 59,000 G Stage 6
Meloirean Helm 1 158,000 G Stage 7
Leather Hood 1 1,420 G Stage 1
Red Leather Hood 1 8,990 G Stage 1
Iron Headgear 1 22,600 G Stage 4
Assassin's Mask 1 30,600 G Stage 5
Lion-Lord's Helm 1 49,400 G Stage 6
Coupled Headgear 1 140,800 G Stage 7
Wizard's Helm 1 8,700 G Stage 1
Twilight Hood 1 24,400 G Stage 4
Crowned Hood 1 48,200 G Stage 6
Archwizard's Helm 1 148,600 G Stage 7
Chest Clothing Quilted Jerkin 1 3,210 G Stage 1
Braided Shirt 1 6,500 G Stage 1
Blessed Vest 1 12,300 G Stage 4
Brigandine Jerkin 1 13,800 G Stage 5
Hunter's Shirt 1 19,100 G Stage 5
Assembled Vest 1 3,400 G Stage 1
Chain Mail 1 9,800 G Stage 3
Chainmail Bracers 1 8,620 G Stage 1
Leather Chestguard 2 1,210 G Stage 1
Hard Leather Plate 1 15,400 G Stage 3
Torso Armor Leather Jacket 1 780 G Stage 1
Leather Belts 2 3,080 G Stage 1
Weak Guard 1 39,100 G Stage 3
Leather Waistwrap 1 8,540 G Stage 1
Hide Armor 1 14,600 G Stage 1
Surcoat 1 20,100 G Stage 3
Sectional Iron Plate 1 46,200 G Stage 4
Gryphic Armor 1 71,000 G Stage 5
Chimeric Half Plate 1 95,300 G Stage 6
Meloirean Plate 1 246,200 G Stage 7
Leather Protector 1 13,600 G Stage 1
Hunter's Jacket 1 17,500 G Stage 1
Iron Lorica 1 40,400 G Stage 4
Red Leather Armor 1 45,300 G Stage 4
Rex Lion Padding 1 79,700 G Stage 6
Archer's Culottes 1 212,300 G Stage 7
Scholar's Coat 1 2,720 G Stage 1
Missionary's Robe 1 12,200 G Stage 3
Magician's Surcoat 1 37,600 G Stage 4
Dalmatica 1 44,000 G Stage 5
Sage's Robe 1 75,100 G Stage 6
Cardinal Surcoat 1 220,800 G Stage 7
Arms Armor Silver Bands 1 6,840 G Stage 1
Tiger Bangle 1 7,740 G Stage 3
Champion's Bangles 1 100,800 G Stage 7
Leather Gloves 1 8,740 G Stage 1
Navy Leather Gloves 1 33,480 G Stage 5
Iron Bracers 1 9,550 G Stage 1
Red Leather Glove 1 11,200 G Stage 1
Iron Manicae 1 22,350 G Stage 4
Scarlet Hand Covers 1 48,400 G Stage 6
Black Leather Gloves 1 131,800 G Stage 7
Iron Armguard 1 25,920 G Stage 4
Gryphic Gauntlets 1 37,440 G Stage 5
Chimeric Gauntlets 1 54,000 G Stage 6
Meloirean Armguard 1 148,800 G Stage 7
Assembled Sleeves 1 28,940 G Stage 4
Dragon Hide Bracers 1 136,200 G Stage 7
Leg Clothing Leather Bandings 2 420 G Stage 1
Brown Leathers 1 5,100 G Stage 1
Twisted Leathers 1 11,760 G Stage 4
Laborer's Breeches 1 9,400 G Stage 4
Denim Hosen 1 5,100 G Stage 1
Huntsman's Trousers 1 16,800 G Stage 5
Braided Hosen 1 17,300 G Stage 6
Full Chain Hosen 1 13,800 G Stage 4
Laced Leggings 1 2,980 G Stage 1
Leg Armor Leather Shoes 2 280 G Stage 1
Dusk Shoes 1 3,460 G Stage 1
Mage's Shoes 1 8,480 G Stage 3
Wizard's Boots 1 25,200 G Stage 4
Fine Over-Knee Boots 1 24,080 G Stage 5
Red Over-Knee Boots 1 48,680 G Stage 7
Dark Over-Knee Boots 1 122,800 G Stage 7
Iron Boots 1 9,080 G Stage 1
Downcuffs & Cuisses 1 8,120 G Stage 3
Leather Ocreae 1 141,500 G Stage 7
Battle Greaves 1 9,880 G Stage 3
Iron Cuisses 1 29,160 G Stage 4
Gryphic Greaves 1 41,180 G Stage 5
Chimeric Sabatons 1 57,240 G Stage 6
Meloirean Greaves 1 155,000 G Stage 7
Leather Cuisses 1 370 G Stage 1
Assembled Breeches 1 34,500 G Stage 4
Thick Fur Greaves 1 51,800 G Stage 6
Red Leather Cuisses 1 8,770 G Stage 1
Nimble Cuisses 1 56,400 G Stage 6
Cloaks Leather Cape 1 3,000 G Stage 1
Feather Cape 1 4,800 G Stage 3
Scarlet Cape 1 7,200 G Stage 6


  • Despite being an Arisen, nothing changes for Barroch after The Dragon's death. He notably has no pawn. Since he says: "...I lost some good pawns...", his own pawn has more than likely perished within the labyrinth together with others.
  • It's likely that he is, like Olra, an Arisen from another world since he is unaffected by Grigori's death.
  • Barroch can be callous at times. As he is spoken to, he recalls a woman with an "over-serious nature" who treated him in the same manner as a beast. He further explains that the woman who would have been "a real gem", was devoured by a beast. Whether or not he could have lent her aid is unclear. In the end, he addresses the event as only "...a shame."
  • Some speculate Olra is the woman who Barroch left to die, although this is conjecture. She mentions running out of curatives and losing her pawns, then seeing a bright light, but plently of other Arisen would have had the same experience.
  • Barroch advises the Arisen to be wary against the Necrophage enemies, indicating the Arisen should be "mindful of the where and when." This refers to the corpse-feeding enemies that will appear if enough enemies are killed in a zone.
  • Due to presence of Riftstones around Barroch speculates that that Isle may be "kindred to the other world the pawn legion speak of".
  • Barroch cannot be romanced, does not have an escort quest, and cannot be gifted items. He cannot be killed either.
  • Items that grant shop discounts, such as the Gold Idol, will also affect the price of Barroch's wares.



On first entering Duskmoon Tower
"Welcome, good Arisen. Hmm, three days, this one. ... A week, perhaps? A favored game of mine, guessing the lifespan of those who enter these halls. Nothing personal, mind. And rest easy, friend: three score guesses in, I've yet to hit the mark once."
On completing A Guiding Light
"Someone's looking for me? Then this pit is home to stranger folk than even I'd imagined. An honest mistake, most like. I've been down here half an age, and not once have I known anyone to come calling."
On alchemy
"This place is full to the gills with scraps and materials unseen in the world I knew outside. An alchemist's paradise, this. The smithy's work I do is the product of endless hours' trial and error. But it's time I don't begrudge. My little obsession's half the reason for my wanderings. Could be, the other half is running into strange ones like you, friend."
On the speaking corpses
"You been hearing voices since coming to this place, friend? Echoes of the dead, those. Even the least of them what's fallen here was an Arisen in a former life. Seems their wills were too strong to end with the body, and so they remain. Obstinate things. It's a blessing they do more than just grumble and grouse. I'd go mad."
While in The Warriors' Respite
"When I was made Arisen, I asked myself just what sort of role it was the world had handed me. From the very start, I'd no interest in chasing after my heart. Useless thing. If eternity was mine to pass as I saw fit, I'd pass it doing what I liked. That was my answer. And what of you? You the type to buy into talk of duty and fate and all that? I've stopped thinking about it, truth be told. Like as not, there is no real answer."
"I was an apothecary, afore becoming an Arisen. Made my coin mixing potions. Fusing reagents into new compounds. New elements. Alchemy, in a word. This place is a trove of herbs and ores found nowhere else. Nowhere natural. I've seen gold and jewels enough to rot my eyes, but the treasures this place hides ought keep me entertained for years to come."
"Where do the beasts here come from? You ever think on that, friend? We're cut off from the world. Worlds. Whichever. It's naught but Arisen and pawns what come here. And that's when it hit me. What if they're what's left of those fallen heroes. What happens to a soul bottled up in a place like this? Some find peace enough etching their regrets in stone, but others... What if they just rot? Rot, and become darker things... Hm... Just an idle theory, mind. Mayhap we'll find out when I die and join their ranks. If I run into you then, I'll expect a proper greeting."
"The wandering life is sweet enough, once you’ve grown accustomed to it. I’ll speak no ill of others’ dreams and duties, but I found my own oppressive, and a terrible bore."
While in Corridor of Emptiness
"Well, this is a surprise. Can you just come and go as you please, then? Huh...I'd thought everyone come to this place was lost to the world outside. Myself included. Ah, well. It's the exception what proves the rule, or so they say."
"My trade? Isn’t it obvious? …Hm, no, I don’t suppose it is. I’m a wandering scholar of sorts, and an Arisen besides, though I may not look like either. In truth, I’ve left the wyrm hunting racket. A dangerous pursuit, and the rewards are meager. But speaking of remuneration, I’ll fain help you in your travels if you furnish the coin."
"The poor fools drawn in to this place all coming singing the same tune, by and large. Heroes, every one, the deluded fools. Sold on dreams of fixing this blighted world by kings and lords with their own agendas. It's that, or the knightly types with their lofty lust for strength, eager to whet their blades with any foul creature they find. I'll thank you to leave me out of either pile. And which one are you, then? What is it you hope to find here? If it's fame or fortune, pray, look elsewhere, friend. You have that luxury."
"To look at you, I'd wager you've seen it. Aye? Had your tussle with the dragon, then espied the grand scheme of the world. How it's built. Then you'll know the wisdom of leaving it all be. Have you ever had cause to miss your heart? Steer clear of cliffs and beasts beyond your means and you can live forever. If wandering the countryside has lost its charm, take up residence here. I'd welcome a drinking partner."
"You must be well bored of your hunt to be wasting time in here. Or well confident."
While in Corridor of the Hallowed
"This little island and what lies beneath it are a pretty mess, don't you think? I've done my share of exploring, and I'll aver this place appears in no map or text I've ever seen. Even the halls that link one chamber to the next are mad. The work of some diabolic magick, like as not. A place so steeped in rancor just begs for conquest, doesn't it? Gets my juices flowing."
"Forgive my nattering on. It's not that I'm bored, exactly. Just newcomers as game as you are a rare treat."
"Clawing your way through the dark for days on end takes it toll. Often as not, it's not the beasts that get you, but the crushing despair. A man can be plagued by the voice of doubt anywhere, but down here [pause] the whispers are real. You've heard them, sure, by now. Voices waxing fatalistic about the uselessness of it all..."
"I can scare imagine the sort of grudge this isle's creator must bear against the Arisen. Still less what I've done to earn my place here. I'm a simple wanderer. Keep to myself. I've no illusions of entitlement as an Arisen. I've earned no one's respect and adulation, nor do I crave it. But neither, surely, have I earned such retribution."
"I wasn’t the first to come here. It was a colorful cast already when I arrived. An old man, half-dead by the time I met him. The other half didn’t take long. The other was a woman. Ahh, she’d had been a real gem, save that over-serious nature. By the end, she treated me with the same contempt she would a beast. Had she been freer with her charms around beasts, she might not have wound up serving as their…supper. Still, a shame… It’s simple luck that I’ve survived this long. I’ve no illusions on that count."
"One look around and it’s clear we’re rats in a trap here, friend. But then, I’m a strange sort. This sort of welcome puts me more at ease than any hospitality."
While in The Arisen's Refuge
"It's been many a year since I parted ways with my heart, and I can't say as I miss it much. Were I still mortal, being stranded on this island hell might have caused me some bother."
"Slaying beasts holds no allure for me. And immortal or not, I've no time to waste on that which bores me. I'm content to spend eternity fleeing. That is until I've need of a fang or a wing or some such for a compound I aim to make. In that case, Maker pity the beasties. I'm as strong as the wyrm, when I can be bothered."
"You're far from the first new face I've come across here. Most come bearing invitations, but I've turned the lot of them down. No common cause. They fight to be quit of this place, while I find it rather cozy. So I send them off with a bit of adviceworry less and enjoy more. The fact that I haven't seen any of them again means either they got their wish, or got dead. Either way, I'll not hold my breath for a reunion."
"Slay one pack of beasts, and another comes to pick their bones. Like as not, a nastier breed than the ones before. There are times fighting brings more danger than safety. I've lost good pawns to those scavengers. Damn near lost my head to a few. If you aim to kill the creatures here, be mindful of the where and when. Don't get in over your head."
"Ever stopped to ponder just what kind of place this is friend? I say it certain that no such island existed off the land I came from. No record names it. Though you need look no further than the links between this cavern and the halls to know aught is amiss. Nature bears no fruit so strange. We’re guests in a world fabricated by someone or something."
"Seems our host has a taste for hunting Arisen. Best we be thankful we haven’t all simply been cast into the abyss directly. Either he’s the sporting sort, or he lacks a surety to his purpose. Perhaps he’s simply waiting for someone like you—a feisty challenger to come and unseat him."
"Rather cozy this place. Save the perpetual darkness."


At The Warriors' Respite
"You can feel it can’t you? This place is wrought from the will of some creator. I don’t mean the Maker, mind. I keep no truck with the Faith. No, this place is like a memory given form. We’re guests in someone’s imaginary world you and I... Else rabbits caught in their snare."
"Ever stopped to ponder just what kind of place this is friend? I say it certain that no such island existed off the land I came from. No record names it. Though you need look no further than the links between this cavern and the halls to know aught is amiss. Nature bears no fruit so strange. We’re guests in a world fabricated by someone or something."
"Even in this forsaken hell, there’s riftstones about to call for pawns. Many are in disrepair, but the right price will buy them back to usefulness, it seems. Convenient thing, that. Mayhap this place is kindred to the other world the pawn legion speak of. Either way, it’s a thoughtful provision, aye? I’ll have to thank our host, should I ever meet him."
At Bitterblack Pier
"Sent our host to his grave have you? Heh, remind me never to cross you. Still, seems these walls aren’t about to come crumbling down for want of his presence. Mayhap they’ve taken root in one material plane. ‘Tis idle conjecture, and of precious little import either way."
"This place is without its master…and yet the beasts persist within it unabated. Strange, that. Ah, well. I’ll do as I will. They can do the same."
"I can scarce imagine the sort of grudge this isle's creator must bear...against the Arisen. Still less what I've done to earn my place here. I'm a simple wanderer. Keep to myself. I've no illusion of entitlement to Arisen. I've earned no one's respect and adulation, nor do I crave it. But neither truly, have I earned such retribution."
"You feel that? Something grievous dark is stirring within the bowels of the earth below us. It bears the stink of the dragon... Worse perhaps. Just what have you gone and woken up?"
After fighting awakened Daimon
"I'm hardly fit to say this, given how I've set up shop here... But have you really nowhere else to be? No affairs more pressing? I doubt you'll find any real answers carving up the creatures of these dark halls."


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