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Dirk's House is the home of Lloyd Irving and his dwarven foster-father, Dirk, in Tales of Symphonia. It is located in the world of Sylvarant.


Dirk's House is first visited by Lloyd in the beginning of the story after the incident at the Iselia Human Ranch. Once there, he asks Dirk to make a Key Crest for Marble, the prisoner he and Genis Sage met at the ranch. Dirk refuses, and the two of them begin arguing. Dirk then reveals the truth behind Lloyd's mother's death: she was killed by the Desians in order to protect the Exsphere that Lloyd uses. Lloyd becomes furious as he had always believed that his mother was killed in an accident and asks Dirk why he never told him. Dirk then tells Lloyd to stay out of the Journey of Regeneration, as Colette Brunel will fulfill the duty of a Chosen and regenerate the world. When Lloyd refuses, Dirk attempts to hit him; causing Lloyd to run out of the house, where he meets Colette, Genis, Kratos Aurion, and Raine Sage.

The day afterward, Lloyd finished Colette's birthday present. He goes to talk to Dirk, who is standing before Anna's grave. When Lloyd tries to talk to him, Dirk gives him a Key Crest for Marble; as well as several other items for the journey. The dwarf then says Lloyd should remember that he tried to stop him, so he is on his own. Lloyd is touched by the words, and Dirk says "You can come back again whenever you want, as this is your home and I am your father, regardless of blood." Genis then appears in hysterics. He asks where Lloyd has been and reveals that Colette and the others left long ago, prompting the two to return to Iselia and investigate.

Dirk's House Full

The front of Dirk's House in full view.

Later on, after Lloyd and the others stop the Giant Tree's rampage, they head to Dirk's house after it is discovered that Colette is suffering from an unknown illness that has caused part of her body to crystallize. Unfortunately, Dirk has no knowledge of the illness and is unable to help them. Lloyd and the others decide to stay the night there before returning to Tethe'alla. While this happening, Kratos, who had briefly rejoined Lloyd's group in order to stop the Giant Tree, returns to Derris Kharlan. Before leaving, he tells Lloyd to remember the Unicorn's words and find information about Mithos the Hero if he wishes to cure Collete's illness.

Toward the end of the story, after the events in Heimdall, the group visits Dirk's House to have Dirk make the "Eternal Ring", which will enable Lloyd to use the Eternal Sword. After crafting the ring, Kratos gives Lloyd his finest sword, Flamberge; while Dirk gives him "The best sword he has ever crafted." the Vorpal Sword, as he promised to give Lloyd a gift when he had become a man. Together, these swords form the Material Blade. If Kratos does not join the team, he will stay at Dirk's House to recover from the fight against Lloyd in Torent Forest. Here, he and Dirk will talk about how much Lloyd has grown.

At the end of the story, Lloyd visits Dirk's House one final time to talk with his mother, leaving Flamberge at her grave.