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Dworkin Glavonak is the brother of Voldrik and is considered by most -- including his brother -- to be insane. This leads to him being called several different names such as "Dworkin the Mad" and "Dworkin the Explosives Dwarf" and also "Mad exploding short person" by Sergeant Maverlies. Dworkin is obsessed with his work which resulted in the death of four of his apprentices and another smith.

In Dragon Age II, it is revealed that the Qunari forced him into hiding.


He is first seen when the Warden-Commander first arrives egging on a group of darkspawn on and then blowing them up. He later requests that the Warden find him some Lyrium Sand for his bombs and can make grenades for the commander. This can be done by completing Bombs Away!. He can also be shown a Stone Marker revealing the heroism of the casteless dwarves from Kal'Hirol as part of Memories of the Stone.


  • "It'll take more than that to kill us beasties! Come again if you dare!"
  • "The lads are hard at work. You'll have your explosives. Ha!"
  • "Casteless bearing arms. That'll go down well."


  • It is possible that Dworkin's name and character are an homage to Dworkin Barimen – also known as Dworkin The Mad – a character in Roger Zelazny's seminal fantasy novel series The Chronicles of Amber[1]. In the novels Dworkin is a sorcerer and the paternal grandfather of the Amber clan[2]. While he is outwardly human (though being of the blood of Chaos, he can shape-shift), the books describe him as being dwarf-like.
  • It is possible that his title "Dworkin the Mad" is a reference to Kang the Mad, a scientist from Bioware's Jade Empire who also liked to make and use explosives, with little thought of possible consequences.
  • In Dragon Age II, it is mentioned that due to his experiments in explosives he is hiding from the Qunari.