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Once your character grows up you reach a town where you can buy a wagon. The wagon allows you to collect monsters to add to your party. Unlike Dragon warrior monsters, however, there doesn't seem to be a way to encourage specific monsters to want to join. The only choice you seem to have is to say yes or no when a monster asks to join you. At some point, you'll be forced to marry in order to get the Zenithian shield. You'll have the choice of 3 different brides. I'm not sure how much of an impact this choice makes on the story. One of the things that I like about this game is that the casino board game returns for the first time since Dragon Warrior III. Your character will also start a museum collection to store and display the knick knacks collected throughout the game. Even if your bride doesn't change the story there is plenty of replay value in trying to collect all the different monsters available in the game. You can also trade knick knacks on line, although I never bothered with that.