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'''Branka''' is the newest [[Paragon]] of the [[dwarves]], having created a smokeless fuel which greatly increased production. However, two years before the beginning of ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]'', Branka took her entire House (save her then-husband [[Oghren]]) into the [[Deep Roads]] in the hopes of finding the [[Anvil of the Void]]. She has not been heard from since, and is presumed dead by most of the citizens of [[Orzammar]].
 
'''Branka''' is the newest [[Paragon]] of the [[dwarves]], having created a smokeless fuel which greatly increased production. However, two years before the beginning of ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]'', Branka took her entire House (save her then-husband [[Oghren]]) into the [[Deep Roads]] in the hopes of finding the [[Anvil of the Void]]. She has not been heard from since, and is presumed dead by most of the citizens of [[Orzammar]].
   
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==Involvement==
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{{See Also|A Paragon of Her Kind}}
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You may hear about Branka during the [[Dwarf Commoner Origin]] when overhearing some merchants chatting in the Commons. For a non-dwarf origin, you will first learn of Branka by either running into Oghren in Orzammar or by talking to the guard in the [[Diamond Quarter]]. Since she is a Paragon, her voice could be used to overrule the bickering Assembly and decide who will be crowned king; for this reason, both [[Prince Bhelen]] and [[Lord Harrowmont]] want to retrieve her to end the stalemate.
   
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Branka is encountered when you enter the Anvil of the Void, though her lover [[Hespith]] is encountered well before this in the [[Dead Trenches]], guiding you to the chamber of the [[broodmother]] guarding the exit. Listening to the poem as you draw closer to Hespith's location reveals disturbing insights into the ordeal the dwarves suffered at [[darkspawn]] hands during their time in the Deep Roads, as well as offering clues to Branka's behaviour since beginning her quest for the Anvil. Her obsession with the Anvil of the Void has consumed her utterly; there is literally nothing in her life but acquiring it.
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Once the Warden encounters her, she traps you in with her, informing you that the only way out is to run [[Caridin]]'s gauntlet of traps. While battling the [[darkspawn]], she will offer chilling glimpses into her mind; among them, she reveals that she willingly sacrificed all her followers in testing [[Caridin]]'s defenses. She also ignored those begging to be spared the darkspawn taint, even allowing [[Hespith]] and the other women to be corrupted into [[broodmother]]s, reasoning that doing so would provide her an endless stream of darkspawn to throw at the traps to either solve the puzzles or overwhelm the defenses with sheer numbers.
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If the Warden attempts to destroy the Anvil, Branka will attack the party and will be killed. If the Anvil is spared, Branka will stay to research it, but she can also be persuaded to see the evil she has wrought, causing her to destroy the Anvil herself and commit suicide.
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==Quotes==
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*"I don't care if the Assembly puts a drunken monkey on the throne."
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*"I ''am'' your Paragon."
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*"There it is. An ugly lump of hot metal to go over a couple of empty heads."
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*"Is this what our empire should look like? A crumbling tunnel, filled with [[darkspawn]] spume!? The [[Anvil of the Void|Anvil]] will let us take back our glory!"
 
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Branka is the newest Paragon of the dwarves, having created a smokeless fuel which greatly increased production. However, two years before the beginning of Dragon Age: Origins, Branka took her entire House (save her then-husband Oghren) into the Deep Roads in the hopes of finding the Anvil of the Void. She has not been heard from since, and is presumed dead by most of the citizens of Orzammar.

Involvement

Template:DAOSpoiler

Quotes

  • "I don't care if the Assembly puts a drunken monkey on the throne."
  • "I am your Paragon."
  • "There it is. An ugly lump of hot metal to go over a couple of empty heads."
  • "Is this what our empire should look like? A crumbling tunnel, filled with darkspawn spume!? The Anvil will let us take back our glory!"
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