Berkeley Mansion (バークレイの館 Bākurei no Yakata?) is the first mansion found in Simon's Quest.


The mansion is located in the middle of the upper section of the Veros Woods. To the left is an area with a Skeleton and a lone Merman, while to the right is section inhabited by Spiders and other creatures, beyond which is Dabi's Path. "Underneath" it is the town of Veros, which can be reached by heading left or right and then down and then turning the other direction. If you do not have a White Crystal activated, there will appear to be no way to get into the mansion. Activating the white crystal reveals an invisible block that moves up and down, allowing you to enter the main section. The mansion is notorious for having fake blocks which you can fall through. To avoid these traps, use Holy Water and note if it falls through the floor, or keep an eye on walking enemies to see if they turn around at an edge, indicating an invisible gap. The mansion is populated with enemies that do not appear in the forested areas that were encountered before, including Knights, Gargoyles, and Skeleton Soldiers that throw bones and equipped with a shield.

Three clues are hidden here. One is "A FLAME FLICKERS INSIDE THE RING OF FIRE". Another is "A SYMBOL OF EVIL WILL APPEAR WHEN YOU STRIKE THE STAKE". The "symbol of evil" refers to one of Dracula's Relics. If you reach the end of the mansion, you will find an orb guarded only by a simple skeleton. In order to obtain what is inside of it, you will need an Oak Stake for 50 Hearts. Lurking in the mansion is a merchant who will sell you one. Equip the stake as you would a sub-weapon and destroy the orb. You will earn Dracula's Rib, which, when equipped, serves as a shield that repels projectiles. Mansions found later in the game are much like this one, with similar but stronger enemy sets, a merchant who sells you an oak stake, and one of Dracula's Relics.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Berkeley Mansion
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
ScimS1.gif ScimS2.gif ScimS4.gif ScimS5.gif ScimS3.gif 29. Skeleton Soldier  [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 2/4/8/16/32
Drop: Half Heart
Berkeley Mansion / Rover Mansion / Brahm's Mansion / Bodley Mansion / Laruba Mansion
KnightS1.gif KnightS3.gif KnightS5.gif KnightS4.gif KnightS2.gif 30. Knight  (Lance Knight) [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 2/4/8/16/32
Drop: Half Heart
Berkeley Mansion / Rover Mansion / Brahm's Mansion / Bodley Mansion / Laruba Mansion
SlimeS1.gif SlimeS3.gif SlimeS4.gif 26. Slime [Mansion Type]  [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 2/4/8
Drop: Small Heart
Berkeley Mansion, Bodley Mansion
GargS1.gif GargS3.gif GargS2.gif 19. The Gargoyle  (Devil) [ edit ]
Simon's Quest
' HP: 2/4/8
Drop: Big Heart
Berkeley Mansion / Rover Mansion / Brahm's Mansion



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