She represents the embodiment of the industrial, agricultural and mercantile aspect of the Qunari government, having oversight over what the Qunari believe to be the 'mind' of their society. The Arigena is always female.
The merchants and craftsmen are charged with the construction of all necessities for the Qunari such as weapons, building materials or food, and with its fair distribution amongst the believers of the Qun.
This section contains spoilers for: Dragon Age II.
In the aftermath of the Qunari attack on Kirkwall, in an unprecedented public display the Ariqun and the Arigena travel to Kont-aar in Rivain, the only Qunari settlement on mainland Thedas and make a public statement before a crowd of Chantry officials, diplomats and Rivaini seers, denouncing and disavowing the Arishok's attack on the city.