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“It'll take more than that to kill us, beasties. Come again if you dare!”

Dworkin Glavonak is a surface dwarf and the brother of Voldrik Glavonak. He is considered by most, including his brother, to be insane.


Dworkin is an unscrupulous inventor and explosives builder. His reputation has earned him several nicknames, such as "Dworkin the Mad," "Dworkin the Explosives Dwarf," and "mad exploding short person," by Sergeant Maverlies. Dworkin is obsessed with his work, even at the cost of four of his apprentices and a smith.


Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening[]

Dworkin's explosives

Dworkin's explosives in Heroes of Dragon Age

Dworkin is first seen during The Assault on Vigil's Keep, egging on a group of darkspawn and then blowing them up. He later requests that the Warden-Commander help him find Lyrium Sand for his bombs, so that he can make grenades for the commander. This can be done by completing Bombs Away!. The strength of his grenades depends on whether the commander tells him to be careful, do whatever he needs to do, or push himself as hard as he can.

Dworkin can also be shown a Stone Marker revealing the heroism of the casteless dwarves from Kal'Hirol as part of Memories of the Stone.

Dragon Age II[]

During the quest Finding Nathaniel, Dworkin's cousin, Temmerin Glavonak, tells Hawke the Qunari forced Dworkin into hiding.


The Assault on Vigil's Keep The Assault on Vigil's Keep
Bombs Away! Bombs Away!
Memories of the Stone Memories of the Stone


  • "The lads are hard at work. You'll have your explosives. Ha!"
  • "Casteless bearing arms. That'll go down well."


See also[]

Dworkin's "Safe" Explosives Dworkin's "Safe" Explosives
Dworkin the Mad's Explosives Dworkin the Mad's Explosives
Dworkin's High Explosives Dworkin's High Explosives