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“My home is out here, in the forest with the trees and animals. I learned to listen to them, and they taught me well.”


Aneirin is an elven mage. He is a healer and a former apprentice of Wynne. He is the character the Warden will seek in the East Brecilian Forest for Wynne's personal quest, Wynne's Regret. Though he is not living with the Dalish, preferring living amidst the trees and the animals, he however is never far from their camp.

Background[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


Aneirin was born in the Denerim alienage[1] but was taken to the Circle after his magic manifested. He was very defiant towards humans, especially those in a position of authority. In Kinloch Hold, he was apprenticed to Wynne, at the time a young and inexperienced teacher. Aneirin needed time to adapt to the Circle but Wynne gave him no such time. Whenever he tried to talk to her, she insisted that he concentrate on casting his spells. He often talked about the Dalish and how he wanted to seek them out. One night, at the age of fourteen, he fled from the tower.[2] Using his phylactery, the templars hunted him down and left him for dead. Fortunately, a Dalish clan found him, took him and nursed him back to health.[3]


Involvement[]


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.


After Wynne tells the Warden the story of how she failed Aneirin, they can ask around the Dalish Camp for information about him and are told that Aneirin can be found in the East Brecilian Forest. When Wynne and Aneirin are reunited, she apologizes for being a poor mentor, but he reveals that he harbors no ill feelings towards hers, that it is the past and she should put it behind her as well. Aneirin came to accept his path as a solitary apostate since he believes he would not have fit in with the Circle's templars and its Chantry. Wynne tells Aneirin that Irving could find a way for him to come back to the Circle and that he could change the Circle for the better. Aneirin admits he really liked Irving and that maybe he would consider her offer, but he is unwilling to commit to her proposal for the time being. If the Warden is a mage, he also suggests that the Warden could be a good candidate to rebuild the Circle. He gives Wynne Aneirin's Token.

After Wynne's quest, he remains at his campfire in the Eastern Brecilian Forest. He explains that he doesn't feel like being part of the Circle or the Dalish, preferring to be alone in the forest. He can also heal the party's wounds.


Quests[]

Wynne's Regret Wynne's Regret

Notes[]

  • Aneirin only appears in the forest after Wynne's quest is started, otherwise, only his camp fire will be here.
  • Aneirin is one of the people who appears when Wynne's Amulet of Memories is used.

References[]

  1. Dragon Age logo - new Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 88
  2. Conversation with Wynne about her past regrets, which leads to the quest Wynne's Regret.
  3. Conversation with Aneirin.
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