Bastion of the Pure is an incredibly rich lyrium node far beneath the Deep Roads, currently occupied by the Sha-Brytol.


This area was an ancient mine. Memories speak of an "unknown disaster" that lead to its abandonment long before the First Blight.[1]It is further revealed that the titan destroyed the mines.[2] A statue of Mythal lies broken in the caverns, which indicates that elves visited them.

Now this place is filled with untapped lyrium veins and Shal-Brytol.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The Inquisitor follows Valta through the bastion in hopes of discovering the source of the earthquakes.



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


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



  1. According to Valta in the Forgotten Caverns at the lift.
  2. According to Valta at the end of the Descent.
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