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For the Fade version, see Blackmarsh Undying.

The Blackmarsh is a deserted marshland along the northeastern shores of Amaranthine.

Background Edit

The Blackmarsh is a gloomy, desolate place. All who travel the one lonely path between the trees are beset by an oppressive feeling of dread. Nothing stirs in the marsh, for even birds and beasts sense the foulness in the air and dare not stray too close.
The Blackmarsh was not always this way. Once, many years ago, there was a village, bustling with people. Boats and ships arrived daily at the small port. And then, one day, it all went away. The few brave souls who ventured into the marsh to discover the villagers' fate found burned ruins and no sign of life. As the years passed, sightings of strange creatures and eerie lights in the marsh fueled belief that the Blackmarsh was haunted, and that all who valued their lives would do well to stay away.[1]

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.


Kristoff, a Grey Warden dispatched to Ferelden just after the Fifth Blight, came to investigate the Blackmarsh. While there he was murdered by the Mother's Disciple, the First. When the Warden-Commander came to search for Kristoff, they, along with the First, were trapped in the Fade.

The Blackmarsh map

Map of the area

Quests Edit

Ico Quest Shadows of the Blackmarsh
Ico Quest The Burden of Guilt
Ico Quest Heart of the Forest
Ico Quest The Lost Dragon Bones
Ico Quest Ser Alvard's Missing Sword
Ico Quest Tears in the Veil
Ico Quest The Trail of Love
Ico Quest Worked to the Bone

Characters Edit


Notable items Edit

Ico ring Corin's Proposal, source: Floating Bottle
Ico boots light Firestompers, source: The Baroness
Ico belt Gladiator's Belt, source: Runic Pedestal
Ico ring Mark of the Divine, source: Blighted shadow wolf
Ico greatsword The Mother's Chosen, source: The First
Ico ring Ring of Severity, source: locked Chest
Ico armor massive Sentinel armor set, source: The First and Iron Chests
Ico greatsword Ser Alvard's Sword, source: Decomposing Crate
Ico mace Skull Crusher, source: Chest
Ico ring Soulbound, source: The Baroness
Ico ring Earthbound, source: The Queen of the Blackmarsh

Rcp ico herbalism 4 Greater Elixir of Grounding Recipe, source: Chest

Rcp ico poison 4 Dispel Grenade Recipe, source: locked Chest

Rcp ico poison 4 Dispel Poison Recipe, source: locked Chest
Rcp ico traps 4 Misdirection Cloud Trap Plans, source: locked Chest
Rcp runecrafting1 Diligence Rune Tracing, source: Chest
Rcp runecrafting4 Momentum Rune Tracing, source: Chest
Rcp runecrafting4 Grandmaster Slow Rune Tracing, source: Chest
Rcp runecrafting6 Paragon Slow Rune Tracing, source: Chest

Icon catgut Catgut, source: Mabari corpse
Plt ico vault key Dock Storage Key, source: The Baroness
Dragon Bone 1 Dragon Bone x5 - see The Lost Dragon Bones quest page for locations
Icon eldest dragonbone Eldest Dragonbone, source: Dragonbone Rubble

Notable gifts for companions:

Tre ico locket Kristoff's Locket, source: Rocks
Tre ico silver bowl Ornate Silver Bowl, source: Debris
ToyHorse Toy Horse, near Town Records

Ingredients Edit

Blood Lotus Blood Lotus x3
Rgt ico deathroot Deathroot x1
Rgt ico elfroot Elfroot x3
Madcap Bulb Madcap Bulb x2
Rashvine Nettle Rashvine Nettle x3

Special objects Edit

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Baroness's Secret
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Blackmarsh
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Bonnie's Angry Letter
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Karsten Wilde's Last Testament
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Records of the Blackmarsh
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Tears in the Veil

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. "Blackmarsh". BioWare. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
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