The ruins of Daventry are the remains of town of Daventry (at various times in history) and other evidence of civilization later destroyed by disasters that befell Daventry, or by simply time and abandonment. The town has been left in ruins several times in history, only to be rebuilt later.


Graham forged a new kingdom from the ruins of the old.[1] Graham was one of the university's prize pupils, and it might be said that it was only the sharpness of his mind that saved the kingdom from ruin.[2]

There is a caution to the traveler who ventures through the graveyards, tombs, and ruins of Daventry, for these are the lairs of the undead. One false step on the wrong grave may call forth a shroud-draped horror. Like Skeletons, a single Zombie is relatively simple to defeat, but a band of them can pose quite a challenge. A vanquished Zombie will leave behind a pile of moldering bandages. If one is lucky, those bandages might contain the fruits of the earth-- a particular type of restorative mushroom.[3]

The kingdom was in ruins after the three-headed dragon had been wreaking havoc for years,[4], and after the Great Tear and earthquakes left its destruction on the kingdom as well. There were stairs at the ruins were Alexander-Gwydion first fell into Daventry. They were difficult to see, so he had to poke around the ruins to find them.[5] The way out of Daventry is up the steps hidden in the rocky ruins. The way leads to the Land of the Clouds.[6] The ruins of Daventry had once been the home of King Graham. The place had really gone to seed since Graham became king. The old well had been filled with stones.[7]

In present times;

Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth." -Roberta Williams, Talkspot Interview, part 1 (1:20:40 to 1:59:58)



  1. Synopsis
  2. KQC3E, pg
  3. KQ8 website
  4. The Stories So Far
  5. TOBOKQ3E, pg108, 116
  6. TOBOKQ3E, pg 98
  7. TOBOKQ3E, pg 116
  8. TOBOKQ3E, 178
  9. TOBOKQ3E, pg 116
  10. TOBOKQ3E, pg 108
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