The Memories tell us that our kingdom once reached far beneath the mountains, and that the thaigs were almost beyond counting.[1]

Czibor is the Shaper of Memories in Orzammar during the events of the Fifth Blight.


His family is related to House Harrowmont, according to Vartag Gavorn (his grandfather was a cousin to aunt of Pyral Harrowmont).

Czibor's full title is "Lord Shaper", which may allude to his heritage as part of the dwarven nobility, or this title may simply be an honorific amongst the dwarves.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

When the Warden first speaks to Shaper Czibor, the latter declares that the occasion of her/his visit to Orzammar has been entered into the Memories. The Lord Shaper gladly discusses various aspects of the Orzammar's history and society with the Warden—even the caste system. If the Warden is of Dwarf Noble Origin the Shaper will chide him/her for not paying attention to their lessons if they ask many questions. The Shaper will also tell a dwarf noble Warden that he is no longer their Shaper as Orzammar is no longer their home.[2]

The Lord Shaper is the author of the following codex entries:

Ico codex entry Codex entry: Darkspawn
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Dwarven Faith
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter One
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter Two

During the quest A Prince's Favor: The First Task, the Promissory Note for Lady Dace and Promissory Note for Lord Helmi given to the Warden by Vartag Gavorn may be shown to the Shaper, who identifies them as forgeries and asks where they came from—also warning the Warden that they are not above the law.

Shaper Czibor is also involved in two side quests:

Ico Quest The Chant in the Deeps
Ico Quest The Golem Registry
Czibor crown

Czibor holding the crown

During "The Chant in the Deeps" quest, the Warden can persuade or intimidate (both require Expert Coercion) or use Cunning (requires Improved Coercion) in order to convince Czibor to allow Brother Burkel to open a Chantry in Orzammar.

If the Warden informs the Shaper that they going to venture into the Deep Roads soon, Czibor requests the Warden to keep an eye out for lost dwarven treasures or manuscripts while also mentioning that he will give a reward to the Warden should the latter come across anything important. This is a reference to "The Golem Registry" quest in which the Warden can make a copy of the names of several dwarves who became golems and bring this information back to Shaper Czibor.

At the conclusion of A Paragon of Her Kind, during the ceremony in the Chamber of the Assembly, Czibor coronates the new king of Orzammar.


  • Before a new king is elected: "When I last walked this hall, Endrin was king and Orzammar was at peace. The Memories often speak of the swiftness with which change overtake us, but it is different to see it firsthand."
  • While coronating a new king: "Let the Memories find you worthy, first amidst the lords of the houses, the king of Orzammar."


  • If Shale is present during a discussion of golems, Czibor may attempt to purchase her from the Warden, however Shale will outwardly refuse.
  • Shaper Czibor will also lecture a Dwarf Commoner Warden (in addition to a Dwarf Noble Warden) about the fact that they did not pay attention to their elders if the Dwarf Commoner asks about the difference between Ancestors and Paragons. Obviously casteless do not receive any kind of education so Czibor's comment is out of place and incorrect, which is likely an oversight by the game developers.


  1. Codex entry: Orzammar History: Chapter One
  2. According to dialog with Czibor as a Dwarf Noble.
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