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The Encampment is a location in Dragon's Dogma.


A camp located between the Manamia Trail and Seabreeze Trail for soldiers stationed to defend Cassardis from monster attacks. It is the second settlement the player visits, and has a Rift Stone whereby the player can summon their pawn.

"Manamia was once a beautiful settlement. Generations ago, it was a place where a man could find a wife and raise a family. Now, the area is the headquarters for soldiers on alert for monsters threatening Cassardis. Were you to visit, you might experience the wonder of a riftstone, where other pawns appear before your very eyes. When faced with the intimidating flames of the dragon, I remind myself that the Arisen will save us and that I must serve him."

Places of interest

Command Headquarters

Dragon's Dogma - Enlistment Corps Base

The Command Headquarters

The Command Headquarters consists of a tent near to the Corps Base withing the inner part of the Encampment.

There is a Rift Stone within the tend, and Ecbal and Johnathan provide services here - inventory management and rest; and items for rift crystals respectively.

Items found or gathered within the tent include Dose of Courage, Flask of Oil, Salubrious Brew, War Bugle, Hydra Strategy Vol. 1; plus a a Harspud Sauce and Liquid Vim can allways be found here on the first visit.

Mercedes is found close to the tent until the completion of the quest Off With Its Head.

Enlistment Corps Base

The Encampment

The tents of the Enlistment Corps Base

The Enlistment Corps Base is an encampment used by the Enlistment Corps Members. It is destroyed by a hydra attack during the quest Off With Its Head.

Training Grounds

Main article : Training Grounds.

The training grounds are a palisaded area used for combat training - only accessible during the quests Strength in Numbers and Put to the Test.

Ser Berne is often found outside the ground's gates.


Ecbal provides rest, item storage and skill learning services.

Johnathan is a merchant that sells items for Rift Crystals. He appears near the Rift Stone after the Hydra attack. He sells unusual equipment for Rift Crystals as well as items that let you change your own appearance or that of your Main Pawn, and elixirs that lets you change the Inclination of your Main Pawn.


The Encampment is the temporary home of soldiers of the Enlistment Corps. Ser Berne is a permanent resident of the base, as are the Ecbal and Johnathan. Mercedes is first met here, but does not return after the quest. The encampment is one of Reynard's visiting places.

The soldiers include: Ser Arman, Ser Berne, Ser Bernis, Ser Cyrus, Ser Datson, Ser Devers, Ser Flint, Ser Georg, Ser Keene, Ser Larch, and Ser Westley.

Related quests

The enlistment Corps men, and their superiors all have escort quests that start at the Union Inn notice board in Gran Soren. Their escort quests will be available after your first meeting with Barnaby at the Pawn Guild, just before Lure of the Abyss. Ser Berne wants to go to the Shadow Fort. It seems like about half of the others want to go to Warrior's Departure, and the other half wants to go to Stones of Courage. Mercedes want to be escorted to The Shadow Fort, and rewards with a Lustrous Targe whilst Ser Berne offers a Gryphic Victory. Most of the soldiers will give you a little bit of cash (3,000 G) or special arrows as rewards.

As an added point of interest, it seems like about half of the men vanish by the time you reach Gran Soren, so it may be a good idea to build up their affinity before setting out on Off With Its Head so their missions are available as soon as you get to Gran Soren.

Jonathan and Ecbal also have escort quests, which become available only later in the game.

Main Quests

Side Quests

Notice Board Quests


  • During the battles against the Cyclops and the Hydra, you will not be able to speak to the soldiers who are fighting with you but they are still considered part of your team. If you have any items that heal your entire party (such as Spring Water or Balmy Incense) then the fighting soldiers will benefit as well as you and your pawns.
  • The base is badly damaged during the Hydra attack and never repaired.
  • There are a number of gather points, a single mineable rock, and a number of explosive barrels, crates and so on within the base.

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