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“Do not blame the children for the sins of the father.”

Delilah Howe is the only daughter of Arl Rendon Howe and the sister of Nathaniel and Thomas Howe.


If the Warden is male and of a Human Noble background, Arl Rendon Howe may be seen mentioning Delilah.


Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[]

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

Delilah is involved in Nathaniel's personal quest, the Howe Family. Samuel informs Nathaniel that Delilah can be found in the City of Amaranthine. After finding her, Nathaniel offers to bring her back to stay at the keep, stating that she doesn't need to live as a peasant. Delilah declines the offer, stating that she's happily married to a storekeeper named Albert (Nathaniel also learns later that they are expecting a child soon).

If the Warden is a male human noble:
Delilah states that she never liked the idea of marrying "that stuckup Cousland boy" whom her father was encouraging her to wed.

It is through Delilah that Nathaniel learns more of his father's evil deeds during the Blight.

Additionally if the Warden is a male Human Noble, the latter can speak directly to her, at which she'll recognize him and apologize for Rendon Howe's deeds.

Dragon Age II[]

This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age II.

Delilah travels to Kirkwall in 9:37 Dragon, fearing her brother Nathaniel had vanished during a mission to the Primeval Thaig for the Wardens. She can be found in the Hightown district outside the Chantry. Agreeing to help her initiates the side quest Finding Nathaniel.


Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[]

The Howe Family The Howe Family

Dragon Age II[]

Finding Nathaniel Finding Nathaniel (conditional)


  • [To her brother, regarding their father] You want the culprit who destroyed our family? It was him, without question.

If the Warden is a male human noble:

  • Delilah: He's so much better than that stuck-up Cousland boy that father kept trying to set me up with.
  • Warden: Well, I didn't want to marry you either!/ I'm right here!
  • Delilah: Oh. Er. That was you, wasn't it? Awkward!


  • There are two different paternal grandfathers given in lore for Nathaniel Howe: Padric Howe, who left the family after the end of the war to become a Grey Warden,[1] [2] and Arl Tarleton Howe, older brother of Byron who was hanged by the Couslands during the Orlesian occupation of Ferelden.[3]
    • This is likely a similar case to Rendorn Guerrin and Connor both being named as father to Eamon Guerrin, which was later reconciled by Patrick Weekes as Eamon having two dads.[4] However, there has not yet been an equivalent clarification given for the matter of Padric and Tarleton Howe.


  • Delilah's eyes are different colors between Dragon Age Awakening and Dragon Age II, gray in Dragon Age Awakening and light brown in Dragon Age II; this may be due to a mistake by the developers. This same error occurred with Nathaniel. Delilah's hairstyle is also different.
  • Even after finding his sister, Nathaniel will still condone the burning of the city of Amaranthine at endgame of Awakening. This was possibly an oversight considering this endangers Delilah and her family.
  • In an interview, David Gaider confirmed the birth order for the Howe siblings; Nathaniel is the eldest, then Delilah, and Thomas is the youngest.[5]


  1. Named in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, during a conversation between the Warden and Nathaniel inside Vigil's Keep - Throne Room.
  2. Mentioned again, but not by name, in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, a webcomic by Penny Arcade
  3. Codex entry: The Howes of Amaranthine
  4. Twitter icon Patrick Weekes . Twitter.
  5. Interview with David Gaider, at Thedas UK Con in Leicestershire, England, on Saturday January 14th, 2012 Retrieved on July 11, 2013.