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Knick Knack FAQ by BSulpher

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 03/23/15

Introduction

Copyright Square Enix 2008
Written By Brian P. Sulpher
E-mail: briansulpher@hotmail.com
Version 1.0
Dates Written: March 6th to March 16th, 2015

WARNING: This in-depth FAQ contains spoilers! Be sure you want to possibly spoil some other part of the game to come if you click in here, as some of these Knick Knacks require some details that include story elements. Fairly warned, be ye!

I dedicate this to threetimes... here FAQ for Dragon Quest V has been an invaluable resource on finding some of the harder to get Knick Knacks. Thanks, that is a great, comprehensive FAQ, you should be very proud!

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Version History

Version 1.0
-Submitted on March 16th, 2015

Version 1.1
-Submitted on March 22nd, 2015
-Fixed threetimes reference to be gender correct (thanks to King_Zenith)
-Fixed info on Crude Image (thanks to Alanna82)

Knick Knacks

This section will examine each Knick Knack, giving a location, method to getting, and all relevant data to the Knick Knack's quality.

Annalum Retentium

Knick Knack Level12
Beauty***
Curiousness *
Shock Factor **********

Located in Precaria, you will need to head into the bar's back room, where you will take a ladder upwards. Talk to the monster located up on the walkway, and answer YES to his query to receive the Knick Knack.

Batten Binnacle

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty *****
Curiousness
Shock Factor

In the floor underneath the Weapon and Armor Shops, speak to the woman to hear that someone lost the Batten Binnacle. When you cross the bridge, speak to the child near the cave to find out they lost the Binnacle, and then return to the woman to talk to her, receiving the Knick Knack.

An alternate method to get the Batten Binnacle is to visit Battenburg after spending time as a statue, and an man lying in a bed in the floor under the Weapon and Armor Shops will give you the Knick Knack if you talk to him.

SPECIAL ABILITY: Use the Batten Binnacle to reveal what floor of a cave/dungeon/etc. that you are currently on.

Blooming Branch

Knick Knack Level8
Beauty
Curiousness *****
Shock Factor

After finishing your visit to Faerie Lea, Sancho will want to display this Knick Knack on a table upstairs. Agree to do so, and then examine it to take the Knick Knack into your possession.

An alternative way to collect this is to visit your old house after you escape the Slavers, going into the basement to find the Knick Knack just lying on the ground, waiting to be picked up.

Catas Trophy

Knick Knack Level30
Beauty******
Curiousness ***
Shock Factor **********

After you have completed the main game (you will have a star new to your file), you can head into the bonus dungeon, Estark's Labyrinth, making your way to Estark, and defeating the fiend in 15 turns (or less). If you succeed, this Knick Knack will be yours.

Chocolate Medalliyum

Knick Knack Level3
Beauty *
Curiousness *****
Shock Factor

Talk to the Innkeeper in Dominicus's Dominion (from the side, not across the counter) to buy this Knick Knack for 480 Gold.

Crown of Uptaten

Knick Knack Level20
Beauty********
Curiousness
Shock Factor

Speak to the Count at Uptaten Towers, AFTER you have used the Chamois to polish up (and thus upgrade) Toff's Tea Set. The Count will exchange the Crown of Uptaten Knick Knack for the Toff's Tea Set (Upgraded).

SPECIAL ABILITY: You can equip this Knick Knack as a Helmet.

Crude Image

Knick Knack Level4
Beauty***
Curiousness
Shock Factor

At Heaven's Abbey speak to the nun in the room below the one with Maria (when you first get there) to receive this Knick Knack.

SPECIAL ABILITY: You can equip this Knick Knack as an accessory, granting +15 Luck.

Desert Rose

Knick Knack Level5
Beauty*******
Curiousness
Shock Factor*

Speak to the customer in the Helmunaptroan in the Weapon Shop, followed by speaking to the fellow in the basement of the Inn (say NO to his query). Stay at the Inn, and head south from Helmunaptroan, and you will see a boulder, which is the Desert Rose. This can be repeated for multiple copies, and you will need a second one, as one can be traded for the Scintillating Sinter.

Faerie Quill

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty*****
Curiousness
Shock Factor

This is a post-game Knick Knack, so it will be obtained well into the Dragon Quest V experience. Head to the Faerie Palace, and take the throne room stairs to find a painting in a room, examining it to travel to Lofty Peak (back in time). Speak to a guard to hear that Pankraz is around, so go find him in a house on the east side of town, and he will state he wants the Faerie Quill (and the Tusk Tusk-Tusk Inkwell, but that is not important for this one). Return to Faerie Palace, speaking to the librarian, and then head to Faerie Lea, enter the library, and ask Sherbet to receive this Knick Knack.

Forget-me-Knot Flag

Knick Knack Level2
Beauty**
Curiousness********
Shock Factor

Stay at the Knot Welcome Inn, and speak to the Innkeeper (when you are behind the counter) to obtain this Knick Knack.

Ghoulroarer

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty
Curiousness***
Shock Factor*********

Found at Mt. Zugswang, just lying on the floor in a room.

Honey Buns

Knick Knack Level3
Beauty***
Curiousness*******
Shock Factor

After getting married, you will receive this Knick Knack.

Lofty Lilts

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty*********
Curiousness
Shock Factor

Speak to the woman in Magdalena's room to receive this Knick Knack.

Madalena's Locket

Knick Knack Level10
Beauty***
Curiousness
Shock Factor

After being rescued from your petrified state by Sancho and the kids, you will receive this Knick Knack.

Madalena's Locket (Upgrade)

Knick Knack Level25
Beauty
Curiousness
Shock Factor

IMPORTANT: You need the Faerie Quill and the Tusk Tusk-Tusk Inkwell in hand to get this Knick Knack.

Travel to the past to Lofty Peaks (from Faerie Palace, use the painting discussed for the Faerie Quill Knick Knack), and talk to Pankraz. Now go speak to the Innkeeper, and then go talk to the guard outside Magdalena's room, followed by using a T'n'T Ticket when standing in front of the guard, which will cause him to run off. Return to Pankraz, and let him know the guard is gone, followed by going to Magdalena's room, speaking to those assembled. Exit Lofty Peaks, pass time for a full cycle of the day (day and night), and then return to Lofty Peaks, and once again seek out the house where Pankraz was, getting back your Faerie Quill and Tusk Tusk-Tusk Inkwell, and then exit once more. AT this point, Magdalena's Locket will be upgraded!

NOTE: Thanks to threetimes for her wonderful FAQ, as it was where I learned how to do this exact set of steps!

Marital Organ

Knick Knack Level7
Beauty*****
Curiousness***
Shock Factor

After Harry gets hitched, speak to him in Coburg, and he will direct you to the chest near his boyhood room. After looking in the chest, return to Harry, and he will give you this Knick Knack.

Marital Organ (Upgraded)

Knick Knack Level25
Beauty********
Curiousness***
Shock Factor

With the Marital Organ on display at the Knick-Knackatory, use the Whealbrook Sapphire in front of it to upgrade the Knick Knack.

Maxi Medal

Knick Knack Level15
Beauty***
Curiousness******
Shock Factor

When you arrive at Dominicus' Domain, speak to Dominicus, followed by talking to the Innkeepers, and then the fellow by the Bank. Head outside the small castle and look for a shining spot, examining it, revealing the Knick Knack.Head back inside, speaking to Dominicus again, as this will allow you to go back to the Knick-Knacktory, and take over the place (giving you a place to display all your Knick Knacks).

SPECIAL ABILITY: You can equip this Knick Knack as a Shield.

Monster Chess Set

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty*******
Curiousness
Shock Factor********

In Gotha (before your children are first born), head into the bar and talk to the soldier at the bar, and he will say he lost a piece of the Chess Set. Examine the floor beside him to find the missing piece, and then talk to him again, and he will give you the Knick Knack.

A second option is just after your wife goes missing, speak to the soldier in the room to the left of the throne room, and keep doing so until he gives you the Knick Knack.

A third option is to add Tuppence the soldier to your party in Gotha (after you return from being petrified), and have him participate in at least one battle before removing him from the party. Speak to him in Gotha, and agree to take the Knick Knack.

NOTE: Thanks to threetimes and Muse0213 for the second option listed, and thank you to threetimes for the third option information.

Scintillating Sinter

Knick Knack Level7
Beauty**
Curiousness***
Shock Factor

Obtain an extra Desert Rose, and go to Stockenbarrel. Enter the well, and give it to the Merchant inside, and he will give you this new Knick Knack.

Scuttlebutt Alleger

Knick Knack Level 1
Beauty
Curiousness*********
Shock Factor********

In Scuttlebutt, examine this where it sits on the counter, and you will obtain this Knick Knack.

Ship in a Bottle

Knick Knack Level5
Beauty*****
Curiousness
Shock Factor

After getting married, you can buy this Knick Knack at Lodestar Harbour, near the ship waiting to deport.

Slime Curio

Knick Knack Level13
Beauty
Curiousness*********
Shock Factor****

In Fortuna, visit the Old Curiousity Shop to purchase this Knick Knack. You can only buy it after you have previously bought the Wagon and Big Book Of Beasts.

SPECIAL ABILITY: Slimes can equip this Knick Knack as Armor, and anyone can use it as an Item in battle to recover Hit Points.

TerrorCrow

Knick Knack Level4
Beauty*
Curiousness*
Shock Factor

After you visit Hay and get your Great Sabrecat friend back, you can receive this Knick Knack by speaking to the fellow in the nearby house.

SPECIAL ABILITY: You can use this Knick Knack during battle to possibly strike fear into the enemy, causing them to not attack.

Toff's Tea Set

Knick Knack Level3
Beauty**
Curiousness********
Shock Factor

This Knick Knack is composed of three parts, found in the Uptaten Towers:

  1. Silver Cup - Take the cave from outside the Towers, near the fire, it leads to a room in the Uptaten Towers where a chest holds the prize.
  2. Silver Teapot- In the eastern part of the Towers, you will need the Torch to get it (or return after chasing the ghosts away), the ghosts guarding the hole will be gone, and you can hop down to find a couple chests, one holding this portion.
  3. Silver Tray - Look in the wardrobe in the large bedroom.

Once you have all three parts in your possession, it will become this Knick Knack.

Toff's Tea Set (Upgraded)

Knick Knack Level8
Beauty*****
Curiousness
Shock Factor

To get this Knick Knack upgraded, all you need to do is place Toff's Tea Set onto a pedestal in the Knick-Knackatory, and use the Chamois while facing the Pedestal, shining it up real prettily.

Tusk Tusk-Tusk Inkwell

Knick Knack Level10
Beauty*
Curiousness*
Shock Factor****

Found at Northminster Abbey, you might hear about it when you first get there (in search of your missing wife), you can collect it later in the game, after you are returned to the world of the non-petrified. Speak to the same man that was talking about making this Knick Knack, and he will give you a free sample.

Whealbrook Sapphire

Knick Knack Level9
Beauty**********
Curiousness
Shock Factor***

This Knick Knack has quite a long journey and many efforts involved, so pay close attention. In your first hometown (Whealbrook), you should head into the well, finding an Item (Stone of Whealbrook), follwoed by speaking to a famrer in his garden, and he will make mention of the Whealbrook Bluestone (a different Item). Inside the cave in the northern part of town, you can find a man trapped under a rock, and after you release this person, exmaine the rock he was trapped under, finding the Whealbrook Bluestone. You will then have to wait until you arrive at Lofty Peaks, taking the stone to the craftsman in the area at the back of the main castle, and he will cut the Whealbrook Bluestone into the Whealbrook Sapphire, giving you this beautiful Knick Knack.

If you missed the chance to get the Whealbrook Bluestone when you were a kid, you can return to Whealbrook after escaping the Slavers, locating the necessary Stone of Whealbrook and the farmer, allowing you to then examine the rock in the cave in the northern part of town, finding the Whealbrook Bluestone.

Yggdrasil Sapling

Knick Knack Level6
Beauty3
Curiousness
Shock Factor

After returning Zenithia to the sky, visit the Zenithian woman on the right side of the castle, and she will yield this Knick Knack.

Yggdrasil Sapling (Upgraded)

Knick Knack Level20
Beauty*****
Curiousness
Shock Factor

With the Yggdrasil Sapling on display in the Knick-Knackatory, face the sapling and then use Aspersorium to get the upgraded Knick Knack.

SPECIAL ABILITY: After performing the upgrade, you can use the Aspersorium again to get a free Yggdrasil Leaf. This can be repeated once a day (so, anytime after you stay at an Inn), giving you a slow but guaranteed supply of these revival Items.

Zizzwizz Pillow

Knick Knack Level3
Beauty**
Curiousness********
Shock Factor

In Roundbeck, stay at the Inn for two consecutive nights, and you will receive this promotional Knick Knack.

SPECIAL ABILITY: Use this Knick Knack in battle to possibly put enemies to sleep.

Zoomshine

Knick Knack Level8
Beauty**
Curiousness***
Shock Factor

Found in Zommingale, head to the church during the day, and speak to the old man (say no to his query), followed by returning at night, visiting the man in the room next to the church. After that, head to Professor Trubbles abode, and he will give you a bottle of Zoomshine.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section will cover any questions that pop up about Knick Knacks and the Knick-Knacktory.

Are any Knick Knacks missable?

No Knick Knacks are missable. However, some can not be obtained upon your first visit to a place, as you may need to come back later after certain events, when your character is older, or with certain Items in hand. Also, some Knick Knacks may change in how you collect them, if things have changed the scenario upon which you can first obtain the Knick Knack.

What is up with that one room in the Knick-Knacktory that I cannot display Knick Knacks in?

When you enter the Knick-Knackatory, and go through the door on the right side (across from the desk), you will find two stairways. Taking the upper of the two will bring you to a place where you can trade personally crafted Knick Knacks with other players. You cannot display any regular Knick Knacks here, but you have enough regular room in the rest of the Knick-Knacktory to do this, anyway.

What areas can I display my found Knick Knacks in?

There are four locations in the Knick-Knacktory to place your Knick Knacks:

  • Basement (5 pedestals)
  • Main Floor (12 pedestals)
  • 2nd Floor (8 pedestals)
  • 3rd Floor (1 pedestal)

How do I decide where to place my Knick Knacks?

The manner to decide where to place each Knick Knack is to use the Knick Knack Level rating. The breakdown by that metric is as follows (Level rating for each Knick Knack will be in a "[ #]" format):

  • Basement
    1. Scuttlebutt Alledger [1]
    2. Forget-me-Knot Flag [2]
    3. Zizzwizz Pillow [3]
    4. Honey Buns [3]
    5. Chocolate Medalliyum [3]
  • Main Floor
    1. Terrorcrow [4]
    2. Crude Image [4]
    3. Ship in a Bottle [5]
    4. Desert Rose [5]
    5. Scintillating Sinter [7]
    6. Zoomshine [8]
    7. Blooming Branch [8]
    8. Monster Chess Set [9]
    9. Ghoulroarer [9]
    10. Batten Binnacle [9]
    11. Lofty Lilts [9]
    12. Faerie Quill [9]
  • 2nd Floor
    1. Tusk Tusk-tusk Inkwell [10]
    2. Annalum Retentium [12]
    3. Slime Curio [13]
    4. Maxi Medal [15]
    5. Yggdrasil Sapling (Upgraded) [20]
    6. Crown of Uptaten [20]
    7. Marital Organ (Upgraded) [25]
    8. Magdalena's Locket (upgraded) [25]
  • 3rd Floor
    1. Catas Trophy [30]

As for ordering them in the rooms, just follow the arrow on the start of each one (if that room has one).

Final Word

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