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See also: Character: Shale

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"What can I say? I have a heart of stone."

The golems of Orzammar once made up the vanguard of the dwarven army, holding back the tides of darkspawn that flooded out of the Deep Roads. But the art of making them was lost, and many of them succumbed to wear and damage in battle.

Shale has no memories either of the time spent fighting in the Deep Roads, or of coming to Honnleath, only a few spotty (and bitter) recollections of its last master.

If Shale is recruited...

The Warden unearthed Shale's control rod and awakened it, adding a bitter, malfunctioning golem to the menagerie of companions.

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

If the quest A Golem's Memories was completed...

Three hundred years earlier, she had been Shayle of House Cadash, warrior of King Valtor, and a volunteer who chose to dedicate her life for all time to the defense of Orzammar.

If the Warden sides with Branka while Shale is in the party during the quest A Paragon of Her Kind...

Shale was destroyed while fighting the Warden.


  • The Anvil of the Void was not used for a thousand years, rendering it impossible for Shale to have volunteered three hundred years prior.