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Dripstone Cave is a location in Dragon's Dogma. Locations within the cave include the Emperor's Pillar, Station Room, and Brightwater Cove.


Dripstone Cave is an underground location in the south of Gransys. It can be accessed by from the well in Cassardis, or from a tunnel off the Manamia Trail. It is infested with Giant Rats, Giant Bats, and Saurians.

The cave can be divided into several areas. From the Cassardis well entrance, the path splits. One leads straight and the other leads to an underground stream. The dry path is infested with Giant Rats. Both routes have a Giant Bat problem.

Emperor's Pillar[]

The path from the well eventually leads to a short drop into a second area of the caverns, with a large rock formation called the Emperor's Pillar in its middle. Here either Saurians or Bandits will be encountered.

There are several Gather spots, Fish pools, and Weapon Piles here, as well as Ore deposits. This is the only place in Gransys in which the flower Purple Anise and the ore Sand-Layer Ore can be obtained. A small side cave to the east has a chest, and some Grandgrapes growing in light shining in from above.

Much of this cavern is shallowly flooded. To the west rocks initially bar the way to a second cavern. The path south leads to a barred door, and the past a small chamber, to an exit onto Manamia Trail.

Brightwater Cove[]

Brightwater Cove is a water-filled cove west from the Emperor's Pillar cavern. The path is initially blocked by a boulder, but becomes accessible during the quest Deeper Trouble. Brightwater Cove has a view out to the sea somewhere but the route is blocked by rock formations.

Initially infested with a Saurians nest, once cleared this cavern becomes infested by Phantoms and Undead Warriors

Station Room[]

The Station Room is located not far from the entrance from Manamia Trail. Here either Bandits or Spiders lurk, depending on whether it is day or night. Occasionally only mice will be found which run into the walls at the party's approach.

This room contains a substantial amount of Gold and other minor useful items.



The tunnels from the Cassardis well are full of Mushrooms, Large Mushrooms and Stagnant Shroom. In the Emperor's Pillar cavern there is abundant Purple Anise and several Ore deposits which are the only deposits in Gransys from which Sand-Layer Ore can be mined. The entire cave is a good source of Skulls, found scattered throughout. A side cave lit from a high water hole contains Grandgrapes, Mithridate and other plants.

Map Chest Loot
Dripstone primary withkey withchests arrows final 1 Leather Cap
2 Light-Cure, Pickled Mushrooms, Coin Pouch
3 Balmy Incense, Harspud Milk, Coin Pouch
4 Sectional Armor, Healer's Robe, Shed Cape

A nearby armor pile may yield : Scholar's Boots, Baleful Nails, Rusted Daggers

5 Verdant Hood, Bone Plate Armor, Hand Covers
6 Scholar's Bangle, Novice's Bracers, Metal Greaves, Scholar's Cape
7 Jewel of Health, Vigor Extract, Desiccated Herbs , Coin Pouch
Weapon Piles +

Harspud Juice and other minor items may also be found. There are numerous fishing pools, but Giant Fish are absent or very rare.



Pawn Travel Knowledge[]

Knowledge flag locations:

  1. Near the entrance, where the path splits into a fork.
  2. After a right turn at the fork (from Cassardis) - at the small rotting bridge.
  3. At the barred door coming from the Manamia Trail entrance - for the knowledge flag to activate, the door bars must be unbroken when visiting. Visiting from the Cassardis side, with the door barred or unbarred does not give knowledge. Caution! If the bar was broken before the knowledge flag was obtained the third star cannot be obtained, but there are subsequent opportunities in New Game Plus.

Pawn Chatter[]

"I hear running water from the right."
"This bridge is too far decayed to use."
"An animal carsass..."
" 'Twas the victim of a monster, most like."
"We'd best take care not to meet the same end."


  • The Saurians in the cave often present the first hard battle for a new Arisen - though Ice enchanted weapons and spells, and throwing the skulls found in the cave to curse the reptiles can make this hard battle a much easier one.
  • The geography of Dripstone Cave is wrong, partly due to its orientation - from the well, the rear passage exit is nearly due south when traveling underground, but is west-north-west overground.. Even if one assumes the compass is inaccurate underground and reorientates the map so that the entrances and exits align, this causes Brightwater Cove to be under the mountains between Seabreeze Trail and the Witchwood, and places the Emperor's Pillar under the Unusual Beach, with the side cave which is lit from a hole above directly under the sea near Warrior's Departure.