The Dragonlord had been defeated, and Erdrick's descendent emerged from Charlock castle victorious. He returned with the Ball of Light to Tantegel castle where he was greeted by King Lorik. In return for his services, Lorik offered Erdrick's descendent the throne of Alefgard. After thinking for a moment, the young warrior declined, stating that he would find his own land to rule. And so, with Princess Gwaelin in his arms, he set out across the sea to unknown lands.
This game is also known as Dragon Quest II in Europe.