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For information on the related quest, see A Paragon of Her Kind.

The Anvil of the Void is the location of the greatest creation of Caridin, the dwarven Paragon. It is located past the Dead Trenches.


The area is filled with traps created by Caridin to destroy any who would find it and seek to take the Anvil for themselves. Paragon Branka led an expedition in 9:28 Dragon and she managed to uncover the location. She now seeks a way to get past the traps, by allowing darkspawn to be bred in order to be used on the traps.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

This is the last area for A Paragon of Her Kind main quest. Branka will trap the Warden's party as soon as they enter.




The Golem Registry The Golem Registry
A Golem's Memories A Golem's Memories (The Stone Prisoner DLC is required)
A Paragon of Her Kind A Paragon of Her Kind


Map of the area

Notable items[]

Vanguard Vanguard, source: Branka
Branka's Shield Branka's Shield, source: Branka
Expert Dweomer Rune Expert Dweomer Rune, source: Branka
Caridin's Cage Caridin's Cage, source: Caridin
Caridin's Shield Caridin's Shield, source: Caridin
Diamond Diamond, source: Chest
Lyrium Dust Lyrium Dust x5, source: Chest

Shock Coating Shock Coating, source: Chest
Golem Registry Tracing Golem Registry Tracing, source: Golem Registry Tablet

The Spirit Apparatus

Notable gifts for companions: Medium Silver Bar Medium Silver Bar, source: Chest

Special objects[]


  • If entering whilst in stealth mode and then talking to Branka, Oghren will enter with the other four members of your party if he wasn't already present. However he isn't a real member of your party and won't follow.
  • Sometimes a glitch will occur when you walk over the first trap in the room before the Spirit Apparatus. This glitch will automatically teleport you to the location of the Anvil of the Void without having to go through the rest of the area.