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The Cradle of Sulevin is an elven ruin located on the edge of the Arbor Wilds.

Background Edit

The ruin is said to be the supposed resting place of the mythical Sulevin Blade, a sword from Dalish legend. Its exact location has long since been forgotten but it is said to be located in ruin deep within the Arbor Wilds.

Located on the edge of the Arbor Wilds, nature long ago reclaimed the Cradle of Sulevin. It is said that an ancient tragedy unfolded here—and that a legendary elven sword lies within.
—Excerpt from the quest journal

Involvement Edit


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Inquisition.


The Sulevin Blade: a sword with purpose. When our people ruled the Dales, the blade's purpose was to defend our borders. When the Chantry marched against us, its purpose was to protect the innocent from those who would oppress us. More than one great hand wielded it in battle. Yet few know its name. Fewer still will speak of it.

The Exalted March stretched on, and the Chantry's forces were nearing victory. A band of elves could not bear the loss. Desperation drove them to take the Sulevin Blade. A wish for vengeance gave the sword a new purpose.

"If the Chantry thinks us monsters," they thought, "then who are we to argue?"

They spilled innocent blood to power their magic. With it, they would defeat their enemies. Only — the ritual failed. The elves stood in the darkness, blood on their fingers, bodies at their feet. Then they heard the sound of footsteps. The elves' wish for vengeance was granted to those they had slaughtered. Spirits reached beyond the Veil and claimed the elves where they stood.

As for the Sulevin Blade, the sword lies broken in the accursed place where the elves attempted their ritual. Perhaps one day it will be reforged and given a new purpose. But at what cost? The location was lost long ago. Those who seek the sword never return. Some say they are claimed by the same spirits who were angered so long ago. As much as we long for our past, there are some memories better left buried.

—Story recited by Neria, First to Keeper Elindra of Clan Ralaferin, to Mathias Laren, Inquisition scribe[1]
The Inquisitor can gain access to Cradle of Sulevin by completing the Rumors of the Sulevin Blade war table scouting operation in Skyhold.

Quests Edit

Quest icon DAI Ruined Blade

Enemies Edit

(Levels 19-20)

Collections Edit

Mosaics Edit

Mosaic Pieces icon Freed Are Slaves 1/12 pieces: behind a locked door, in the northwest corner of the mid-level.

Notable items Edit

Veilfire glyphs Edit

  • Spirit rune schematic icon Spirit Rune Schematic - Found in the northwest corner, of the mid-level, behind a locked door with the mosaic piece.


Loot Edit

  • Sulevin Blade icon Sulevin Blade fragments; see side quest Ruined Blade.
  • Supply Cache - in the starlight chamber

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Cradle of Sulevin
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Vir Tanadhal: The Way of Three Trees

Notes Edit

  • The Cradle of Sulevin is a popular site to farm tier three schematics.
  • The location will remain available on the map even after completing the related quest.

See also Edit

Text ico Journal Found Near Dead Elf
Text ico Ser Auguste's Messages (Heathen Etchings)

Bugs Edit

  • xboxoneXbox one icon In the Starlight chambers north eastern most first floor chamber, you can guide an unselected character to pass through the eastern most wall, and then switching to said character will cause said character to fall underneath the floor.

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. From Codex entry: The Cradle of Sulevin
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