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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
 
{{SpoilerDAI|style=short|
 
{{SpoilerDAI|style=short|
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>
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This area is a derelict lyrium mine.<ref name="derelict">[[Landmarks in the Deep Roads#Derelict Lyrium Mine|Derelict Lyrium Mine]]</ref> [[Memories]] speak of an "unknown disaster" that led 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]] [[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 [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Valta]] at the end of [[The Descent (quest)]].</ref>
   
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"/>}}
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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>[[Landmarks in the Deep Roads#The Buried Sea|The Buried Sea]]</ref>}}
   
 
== Involvement ==
 
== Involvement ==
 
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{{SpoilerDAI|style=short|
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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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. However such venture is unrealistic considering the extreme dangers involved.<ref name="derelict"/> [[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.
   
 
Inside the caverns there is a strange altar with various blood markings around it and it is guarded by an [[Arcane horror]].}}
 
Inside the caverns there is a strange altar with various blood markings around it and it is guarded by an [[Arcane horror]].}}
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* A statue which bears the likeness of [[Mythal]] lies broken in the caverns.
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* A [[:File:Statue of Mythal - Bastion of the Pure.png|statue]] which bears the likeness of [[Mythal]] and an object which looks like an [[eluvian]] lie broken in the caverns. It is unknown if this is intentional or the objects were simply recycled from the base game.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
<gallery widths=199 captionalign="center" orientation=landscape>
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DAI_The_Descent_Bastion_Map.jpg|Map
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DAI The Descent Bastion Map.jpg|Map
 
Lyrium veins - Bastion of the Pure.png|Overgrown lyrium veins
 
Lyrium veins - Bastion of the Pure.png|Overgrown lyrium veins
 
Final Gate - Bastion of the Pure.png|A lyrium barrier wall
 
Final Gate - Bastion of the Pure.png|A lyrium barrier wall
 
View - Bastion of the Pure.png|Ceiling view
 
View - Bastion of the Pure.png|Ceiling view
 
Altar - Bastion of the Pure.png|An altar with blood sacrifices
 
Altar - Bastion of the Pure.png|An altar with blood sacrifices
Statue of Mythal - Bastion of the Pure.png|Broken statue which appears to be [[Mythal]]
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Eluvian bation of pure.png|An object which appears to be an [[eluvian]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   

Latest revision as of 01:59, March 26, 2019

Bastion of the Pure is an incredibly rich lyrium node far beneath the Deep Roads, in the Uncharted Abyss. On its floor lies the Buried Sea.

Background Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


This area is a derelict lyrium mine.[1] Memories speak of an "unknown disaster" that led 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.[5]

Involvement Edit


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. However such venture is unrealistic considering the extreme dangers involved.[1] 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 Edit

Quests Edit

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 Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Chronicles of a Forgotten War

Notable items Edit

Resources Edit

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

Notes Edit

  • A statue which bears the likeness of Mythal and an object which looks like an eluvian lie broken in the caverns. It is unknown if this is intentional or the objects were simply recycled from the base game.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Derelict Lyrium Mine
  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
  5. The Buried Sea
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