The dwarf


D6, C7, B7, Caves leading to Giant's Cloudland (1, 2, 3)


The dwarf is a big nuisance because he will steal items from you. The item he takes is random, but often you can not get the item back. Some of the items, such as the lost treasures, are show stoppers if stolen and you will not be able to finish the game without them.


The dwarf can not steal from you if you are wearing the invisibility ring or if you are under the protection spell.


While in Daventry, you can usually avoid the Dwarf by moving quickly through areas he appears. If you are on the cave boardwalks leading the the Giant's Cloudland, it's much harder to get away from the Dwarf. There, your best protection is the invisibility ring. The protection spell works as well, but it's hard to move fast enough to complete the boardwalks before the spell runs out—especially if you have to come back down.


It is said that the King's wife became ill, and a Dwarf claimed he had a special root that would make her well again. For this root, the Dwarf wanted Magic Shield. The King complied, but the root did not cure her and the Queen died. Perhaps this is the same Dwarf You won't be able to do anything to the Dwarf in King's Quest I, but you do get to in King's Quest II.

From Rosella

United Kingdom

December 12, 2004 at 9:57 AM

You do not include instructions as to how to get your belongings back from the dwarf.

From coolboy

Illinois, USA

December 16, 2012 at 11:44 PM

you can not get stuff back from the dwarf

From Anders


August 24, 2020 at 12:38 PM

To keep up with the 8 year pattern, I guess it's time for somebody to comment here, so here goes; the dwarf is a bastard.