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|name = [[Bastion of the Pure]]
 
|name = [[Bastion of the Pure]]
 
|icon = DeepRoadsInquisition_Icon.png
 
|icon = DeepRoadsInquisition_Icon.png
|image = DAI_Bastion_Banner.jpg
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|image = Bastion of the Pure overview.png
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|type =
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|type = Cavern
|location = Underground - The Uncharted Abyss
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|location = [[Thedas#Underground|Underground]] - The Uncharted Abyss
 
|exits = [[Forgotten Caverns]] <br> [[The Wellspring]]
 
|exits = [[Forgotten Caverns]] <br> [[The Wellspring]]
|inhabitants =
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|inhabitants = [[Sha-Brytol]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]] - [[The Descent]]
 
|appearances = [[Dragon Age: Inquisition]] - [[The Descent]]
 
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'''Bastion of the Pure''' is an incredibly rich [[lyrium]] node far beneath the [[Deep Roads]], currently occupied by the [[Sha-Brytol]].
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'''Bastion of the Pure''' is an incredibly rich [[lyrium]] node far beneath the [[Deep Roads]], currently occupied by the [[Sha-Brytol]]. On its floor lies the [[Thedas#Oceans and seas|Buried Sea]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
{{SpoilerDAI|This area is a derelict lyrium mine.<ref name=L>[[Landmarks in the Deep Roads]]</ref> [[Memories]] speak of an "unknown disaster" that lead to its abandonment long before the [[First Blight]]. A [[titan]] awoke beneath the mine in the time of [[Orseck Garal]] and the rhythm of its song "bled despair".<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDvXsWQ5zDA&t=590 Dialogue] between [[Valta]] and the dwarven [[The Inquisitor|Inquisitor]] in the [[Ruins of Heidrun Thaig]] at the lift.</ref> The earthquake caused by the titan destroyed the mine.<ref>According to [[Valta]] at the end of the [[Descent]].</ref> A statue of [[Mythal]] lies broken in the caverns, which indicates that elves visited them.
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This area is a derelict lyrium mine.<ref name="landmarks">[[Landmarks in the Deep Roads]]</ref> [[Memories]] speak of an "unknown disaster" that lead to its abandonment long before the [[First Blight]]. A [[titan]] awoke beneath the mine in the time of [[Dwarven royalty|King]] [[Orseck Garal]] and the rhythm of its song "bled despair".<ref>Mentioned in dialogue between [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] and the [[Dwarf|dwarven]] [[Inquisitor]] in the [[Ruins of Heidrun Thaig]] at the lift.</ref> The earthquake caused by the titan destroyed the mine.<ref>According to [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] at the end of [[The Descent (quest)]].</ref>
   
Now this place is filled with untapped lyrium veins and [[Sha-Brytol]]. Eerie blue waters of an underground ocean shimmer deep below.<ref name=L/>}}
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The Buried Sea has a subtle but eerie blue color but has reportedly large waves and it is thus dangerous to stand too close.<ref>[[Deep Roads Expeditions: Buried Sea Bridge]]</ref> Swimming is also inadvisable because of significant lyrium concentration on the water.<ref name="landmarks"/>}}
   
 
== Involvement ==
 
== Involvement ==
{{SpoilerDAI|The Inquisitor follows Valta through the bastion in hopes of discovering the source of the earthquakes. }}
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{{SpoilerDAI|style=short|
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At an unspecified time after the First Blight the Sha-Brytol started inhabiting these caverns but left the [[lyrium vein]]s unexploited and by 9:41 [[Dragon Age (time period)|Dragon]] the veins are overgrown so much that [[Varric Tethras]] jokingly remarks that he would have been the richest [[dwarf]] in the [[Dwarven Merchants' Guild]] if he exploited the untapped lyrium. The [[Inquisitor]] may visit the location as part of [[The Descent (quest)]] along with [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] in hopes of discovering the source of the earthquakes.
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Inside the caverns there is a strange altar with various blood markings around it and it is guarded by an [[Arcane horror]].}}
   
 
== Enemies ==
 
== Enemies ==
 
* [[Cretahl]]
 
* [[Cretahl]]
*[[Sha-Brytol]]
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* [[Sha-Brytol]]
**Sha-Brytol Bolter - ([[Archery abilities|Crossbow Bolter]])
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** Sha-Brytol Bolter - ([[Archery abilities|Crossbow Bolter]])
**Sha-Brytol Revered Defender - ([[Two-Handed Weapon abilities|Two-Handed Great Maul)]]
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** Sha-Brytol Revered Defender - ([[Two-Handed Weapon abilities|Two-Handed Great Maul)]]
**Sha-Brytol Stone Stalker - ([[Rogue (Inquisition)|Rogue]] - [[Double Daggers abilities|Double Daggers]])
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** Sha-Brytol Stone Stalker - ([[Rogue (Inquisition)|Rogue]] - [[Double Daggers abilities|Double Daggers]])
**Sha-Brytol EarthShaker
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** Sha-Brytol EarthShaker
 
 
* [[Arcane horror]]
 
* [[Arcane horror]]
   
 
== Quests ==
 
== Quests ==
 
{{:The Descent (quest)|style=iconmini}}<br>
 
{{:The Descent (quest)|style=iconmini}}<br>
{{:Holding the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}} <br>
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{{:Holding the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}}<br>
{{:Chronicles of Forgotten Wars|style=iconmini}} <br>
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{{:Chronicles of Forgotten Wars|style=iconmini}}<br>
{{:Mugs in the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}} <br>
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{{:Mugs in the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}}<br>
{{:Gears in the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}} <br>
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{{:Gears in the Deep Roads|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== Codex entries ==
 
== Codex entries ==
{{:Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War|style=iconmini}}
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{{:Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
 
== Notable items ==
 
== Notable items ==
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{{:Iron (Inquisition)|style=iconmini}}<br>
 
{{:Iron (Inquisition)|style=iconmini}}<br>
   
==Gallery==
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== Notes ==
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* A statue which bears the likeness of [[Mythal]] lies broken in the caverns.
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery widths=199 captionalign="center" orientation=landscape>
 
DAI_The_Descent_Bastion_Map.jpg|Map
 
DAI_The_Descent_Bastion_Map.jpg|Map
Tunnel - Bastion of the Pure.png|A tunnel
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Lyrium veins - Bastion of the Pure.png|Overgrown lyrium veins
Altar - Bastion of the Pure.png|An altar
 
Statue of Mythal - Bastion of the Pure.png|Broken statue of [[Mythal]]
 
View - Bastion of the Pure.png|A view
 
Lyrium veins - Bastion of the Pure.png|[[Lyrium]] veins
 
 
Final Gate - Bastion of the Pure.png|A lyrium barrier wall
 
Final Gate - Bastion of the Pure.png|A lyrium barrier wall
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View - Bastion of the Pure.png|Ceiling view
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Altar - Bastion of the Pure.png|An altar with blood sacrifices
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Statue of Mythal - Bastion of the Pure.png|Broken statue which appears to be [[Mythal]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==References==
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Dragon Age: Inquisition locations]]
 
[[Category:Dragon Age: Inquisition locations]]

Revision as of 16:18, January 3, 2018

Bastion of the Pure is an incredibly rich lyrium node far beneath the Deep Roads, currently occupied by the Sha-Brytol. On its floor lies the Buried Sea.

Background


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


This area is a derelict lyrium mine.[1] Memories speak of an "unknown disaster" that lead to its abandonment long before the First Blight. A titan awoke beneath the mine in the time of King Orseck Garal and the rhythm of its song "bled despair".[2] The earthquake caused by the titan destroyed the mine.[3]

The Buried Sea has a subtle but eerie blue color but has reportedly large waves and it is thus dangerous to stand too close.[4] Swimming is also inadvisable because of significant lyrium concentration on the water.[1]

Involvement


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


At an unspecified time after the First Blight the Sha-Brytol started inhabiting these caverns but left the lyrium veins unexploited and by 9:41 Dragon the veins are overgrown so much that Varric Tethras jokingly remarks that he would have been the richest dwarf in the Dwarven Merchants' Guild if he exploited the untapped lyrium. The Inquisitor may visit the location as part of The Descent (quest) along with Shaper Valta in hopes of discovering the source of the earthquakes.

Inside the caverns there is a strange altar with various blood markings around it and it is guarded by an Arcane horror.

Enemies

Quests

Quest icon DAI The Descent
Quest icon DAI Holding the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Chronicles of Forgotten Wars
Quest icon DAI Mugs in the Deep Roads
Quest icon DAI Gears in the Deep Roads

Codex entries

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War

Notable items

Resources

Silverite icon Silverite
Deep Mushroom icon Deep Mushroom
Spindleweed DAI icon Spindleweed
Serpentstone icon Serpentstone
Iron icon Iron

Notes

  • A statue which bears the likeness of Mythal lies broken in the caverns.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Landmarks in the Deep Roads
  2. Mentioned in dialogue between Shaper Valta and the dwarven Inquisitor in the Ruins of Heidrun Thaig at the lift.
  3. According to Shaper Valta at the end of The Descent (quest).
  4. Deep Roads Expeditions: Buried Sea Bridge
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