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“You must think I'm pretty sodding naive, huh? They're all the same: well-dressed, blood-sucking cave ticks.”

Denek Helmi serves as House Helmi's deshyr representative in Orzammar's Assembly.


During the events of the Fifth Blight Denek is the youngest deshyr in the Assembly and he along with 79 other deshyrs are responsible for electing the next king of Orzammar. Although willing to sell his vote to the highest bidder, he does so only for the sake of his house, and has very little enthusiasm for the cutthroat politics of Orzammar or those who participate in it.

He frequents Tapster's Tavern, socializing and discussing politics with members of the lower castes, much to his mother's consternation. He has very forward-thinking opinions on the dwarven caste system and believes the average citizen is just as capable of governing and fighting as nobles and warriors. Lord Helmi's liberal ideas have earned him the ire of most of his colleagues in the Assembly, a resentment he duly returns.


This section contains spoilers for:
Dragon Age: Origins.

While working for Prince Bhelen, the Warden will be tasked by Vartag Gavorn with presenting Denek Helmi a promissory note which proves that Lord Harrowmont tried to cheat their house. If presented with the notes Denek Helmi will mention that he needs to discuss the matter with his family and eventually House Helmi changes its support to Prince Bhelen.[1] In reality however, the document that the Warden presents to Denek Helmi is falsified.


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  • "Lord Denek Helmi, honoured deshyr of the Orzammar Assembly, and terrible disappointment to my esteemed mother, who doesn't approve of me spending time in taverns".


  1. As mentioned by Assembly Steward Bandelor if asked about the election.